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    A grieving Iranian mother now faces 100 lashes after she was convicted for protesting against the death of her son who was shot in the heart by security forces during a demonstration over the rising price of fuel in 2019. Mahboubeh Ramezani, the mother of 18-year-old Pejman Gholipour who was killed during deadly protests, was arrested on July 11 and is currently being held in the infamous Evin prison in Tehran. Her surviving son, Peyman Gholipour, said the Iranian authorities have 'constantly intimidated' Ramezani because she has never stopped calling for justice and accountability for Pejman's death. Ramezani was sentenced to 100 lashes by the Iranian regime a few months ago in absentia - but she will now serve that sentence following her arrest. Mahboubeh Ramezani, the mother of 18-year-old Pejman Gholipour who was killed during deadly protests, was arrested on July 11 and is currently being held in the infamous Evin prison in Tehran. Pictured: Ramezani holding a picture of her dead son Pejman  Mahboubeh Ramezani holding a picture of her son who was killed by security forces Her son Peyman...
    A Mexican drug cartel accused in the brutal slaughter of nine women and children from an offshoot Mormon community must pay $4.6 billion to the families, a federal judge from North Dakota ruled. The family members of the victims filed a lawsuit accusing the Juarez cartel of carrying out the November 2019 attack in Mexico as retribution for their public criticism and protests against the cartel, but others have theorized that it was revenge for a gun deal gone bad. Cartel members fired hundreds of rounds of ammunition into vehicles and then set them on fire.  Mexican authorities said in 2020 that the mastermind of the attack was one of the 17 people arrested. Prosecutors have identified more than 40 suspects who they believed took part in the attack. Pictured: The three mothers and six young children who were savagely murdered by Mexican gunmen linked to the Juárez Cartel on November 4, 2019. Their families filed a federal lawsuit in a North Dakota court, a lawyer for the family said Wednesday U.S. Magistrate Judge Clare Hochhalter awarded $1.5 billion to...
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher criticized the Biden White House for its stance on the protests taking place outside the private homes of Supreme Court justices and stated that there is an official government position on these protests, which is, “It’s wrong. It’s intimidation. It’s against the law.” Maher said, “[C]ertainly, the Press [Secretary] at the White House is down with this. Jen Psaki said — asked about this, these are people who are demonstrating outside the houses of the Supreme Court justices, she said, ‘I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest.’ But we do. It’s wrong. It’s intimidation. It’s against the law.” After playing some footage of the protests, Maher stated, “Look, it’s not terribly violent, obviously. But would you want this outside your house?” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    The mobs of protesters targeting judges' homes after their draft Roe v Wade decision was leaked have largely worked as a cohesive unit with it hard to spot those responsible for the chaos. But one pro-choice group has emerged as a spearhead leading the charge against the six SCOTUS lawmakers over the last week. Ruth Sent Us is planning further demonstrations outside the houses on Wednesday as pro-choice activists continue to try to force through change. The Left-Wingers released a map revealing the alleged addresses of the judges' homes as they urge activists to show up and protest for 'Walk-by Wednesday.' It comes after a draft opinion leaked to Politico last Monday revealed five out of the six - Justices Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch - were planning to vote to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision. Chief Justice John Roberts remaining undecided. The justices are scheduled to meet on Thursday - the first time they will gather in person since a draft opinion. But Ruth Sent US are plotting to overshadow it, writing: 'Our 6-3...
    Apple has paused all product sales in Russia in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The move comes after Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine's digital minister, sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, pleading with him to suspend all sales and services in Russia, including the App Store. Apple confirmed on Tuesday that it was moving to halt Russian sales, which Fedorov said he hopes will infuriate younger Russians and motivate them to protest against the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.  Apple said in a statement: 'We are deeply concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stand with all of the people who are suffering as a result of the violence.'  Apple has paused all product sales in Russia in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Pictured: Apple CEO Tim Cook 'We are supporting humanitarian efforts, providing aid for the unfolding refugee crisis, and doing all we can to support our teams in the region.' The company outlined a number of actions in response to the invasion, including stopping all exports into its sales channels in the country.  Apple Pay...
    Russian oligarch and real estate developer Vladislav Doronin has publicly condemned Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, in a statement to DailyMail.com.  The billionaire businessman and former longtime boyfriend of supermodel Naomi Campbell spoke out after a small group of protesters gathered outside his soon-to-open posh Midtown Manhattan hotel - Aman New York - over the weekend.    'I denounce the aggression of Russia on Ukraine and fervently wish for peace,' Doronin said on Monday. 'I was born in the USSR, a union which no longer exists, which comprised both Russia and Ukraine. I left in 1986 before its dissolution and have therefore never been a Russian national. Russian real estate developer Vladislav Doronin, the former boyfriend of supermodel Naomi Campbell (right), has denounced Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine  Doronin spoke out amid calls from protesters for Russian oligarchs to take a stand against Putin and the war  'As an international businessman with teams situated across all corners of the globe,' Doronin continued, 'I have always embraced a culture of inclusion and peace.   Doronin, 59, is owner and chairman of Aman Resorts, which...
    WATCH: Close up of peaceful protestors in Ottawa protesting mandates being trampled by the mounted unit.\n\nYes, this is Canada in 2022.pic.twitter.com/I776GdTIwe — K2\ud83c\udf41\ud83d\ude9b (@K2\ud83c\udf41\ud83d\ude9b) 1645225843 Police on horseback knocked down at least two people in the video, including an elderly woman on a mobility scooter. Rebel News said it has not yet been able to authenticate the content of the texts. What else has been happening? Far-left Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week invoked rare emergency powers to end the Freedom Convoy trucker protests against vaccine mandates. The Canadian House of Commons on Monday approved his emergency powers. Last Thursday, police arrested key leaders of the Freedom Convoy — Tamara Lich and Chris Barber — in Ottawa. The crackdown escalated Friday and into Saturday as police made 150 arrests. Interim Ottawa Police Chief Steve Bell on Saturday told reporters that individuals who attended the Freedom Convoy protests in the city could face criminal charges and financial sanctions — even if they return home without incident. A Romanian-born trucker who's been...
    WINDSOR, Ont. (AP) — The busiest US-Canada border crossing has reopened after protests against COVID-19 restrictions closed it for days. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)New Zealand has employed an unusual tactic to disperse "Freedom Convoy" protesters on Sunday -- playing the hit songs of Barry Manilow and James Blunt, as well as the Spanish dance track "Macarena" by the band Los del Río. The so-called "Freedom Convoy" rallies in several parts of the globe follow a movement in Canada which has seen truckers protesting against vaccine mandates, Covid-19 restrictions and the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.In New Zealand's capital of Wellington, demonstrators have set up camp on the grounds of the country's parliament and have gathered on the streets to protest Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's vaccine mandate, according to CNN affiliate Radio New Zealand (RNZ). RNZ reported that the protesters responded to the music with jeers and by playing back the 1984 song "We're Not Gonna Take It" by American band Twisted Sister, which has already been somewhat adopted as an anthem by the Canadian truckers. Canadian police attempt to clear protesters blocking Ambassador Bridge to USThe Speaker of New Zealand's parliament Trevor Mallard is behind the playlist and has interspersed...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday that President Joe Biden supports the right of American athletes to 'freely express themselves' and protest at the Olympics - a direct contradiction to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's advice. Pelosi said last week that Americans competiting in Beijing should  'not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless.' But Psaki said the athletes can decide whether or not they want to 'suppor the right to peaceful protests.' 'All athletes have the right to freely express themselves. And that is the case in Beijing at the Olympics. It is the case anywhere they will make those choices as individuals,' she said in response to a question from DailyMail.com at her daily press briefing. She also called on China to ensure the safety of all the athletes participating int the Winter Olympics.   'It's the responsibility of China to live up to its own obligations to maintain a safe environment for all athletes that these games the world will be watching, but we leave it up to individuals who certainly support...
    A huge convoy of Canadian truck drivers arrived in Ottawa on Friday night ahead of a planned protest at the weekend against vaccine mandates for drivers. Since January 15, all Canadian truck drivers who are unvaccinated must take a COVID-19 test and quarantine when driving back from the United States. They are not allowed into the U.S. unless they are vaccinated, and American drivers are not allowed into Canada unless they show their certificate. American drivers returning to the U.S., however, do not need to take a test and quarantine. Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, has dismissed the protest from the truckers as a disgruntled few, pointing out that almost 90 percent of his country is vaccinated. Yet the drivers in the so-called 'Freedom Convoy' are angry at his mandate, and plan this weekend on showing the strength of their sentiment in the Canadian capital at the end of a 2,000 mile protest rally.   Canadian truck drivers are seen in Ottawa on Friday ahead of a planned weekend of protest against COVID-19 vaccine rules The convoy - at times...
    The number of protest movements around the world has tripled in the last 15 years, with most taking to the streets against failed political systems, a study has found. Looking at demonstrations between 2006 and 2020, researchers found that every region in the world saw an increase, with some of the largest ever protest movements being recorded. These included the 2020 farmers' protests in India, the 2019 protests against Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, Yellow-vest protests in France and the on-going Black Lives Matter protests that began in 2013. The number of protest movements around the world has tripled in the last 15 years, with most taking to the streets against failed political system, a new study has found. Pictured: A man faces off against police officers in Washington DC during Black Lives Matter protests last year The study, titled 'World Protests: A Study of Key Protest Issues in the 21st Century,' was conducted by a team of researchers by German think tank Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) along with a non-profit organisation from Columbia University. It looked at more...
    People around the world gathered Wednesday in a mass effort to protest vaccine mandates sweeping the U.S., as well as other nations, kicking off a worldwide “walkout.” According to the Children’s Health Defense (CHD), a “Worldwide Walkout” event was planned for Nov. 3. The CHD said they planned to partner with other organizations and individuals to encourage a global “walk out” of work by calling in sick, taking a personal day, and pulling children out of schools to join in on the protests. FINAL UPDATE: TODAY’S THE DAY ???? Be safe out there + we’ll see you at the barricades! “No government in history has ever surrendered power in the absence of a demand.” — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., CHD chairman and chief legal counselhttps://t.co/ZW06q1p7UJ pic.twitter.com/J0qcGH1yRM — Children’s Health Defense (@ChildrensHD) November 3, 2021 The live broadcast event in New York City was sponsored by other organizations NY Freedom Rally and Teachers For Choice. The event in the city featured notable speakers such as Michael Kane of Teacher’s For Choice, President Mary Holland Esq. from CHD, CHD NY President...
    President Joe Biden appeared indifferent on Monday after leftist protesters used aggressive tactics to confront moderate Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV). Leftists are furious after both moderate senators voiced their opposition to his multitrillion social entitlement agenda. Protesters in kayaks confronted Manchin at his houseboat in Washington, DC, last week. Manchin engaged with the flotilla of progressive activists that has been staging sail-in protests outside his houseboat every afternoon this week: pic.twitter.com/NMm4vKErIl — Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) October 1, 2021 Sinema was confronted by leftist protesters in the bathroom over the weekend. ????BREAKING: Blanca, an AZ immigrant youth confronts @SenatorSinema inside her classroom, where she teaches @ ASU. "in 2010 both my grandparents got deported bc of SB1070…my grandfather passed away 2 wks ago & I wasnt able to go to Mexico bc there is no pathway to citizenship." pic.twitter.com/JDZYY2fOD2 — LUCHA Arizona (@LUCHA_AZ) October 3, 2021 Biden was asked by a reporter if he believed the tactics used by the protesters were appropriate. “I don’t think they are appropriate tactics, but it happens to everybody,” Biden replied. He...
    The Afghan resistance today claimed it had not been defeated despite the Taliban celebrating victory in the Panjshir Valley, the last bastion of freedom against Islamist rule. Ahmad Massoud, the son of the legendary freedom fighter Ahmad Shah 'the Lion of Panjshir,' tweeted: 'We are in Panjshir and our Resistance will continue.' The Sandhurst and King's College London graduate said he was safe but did not give any details of his whereabouts. The Taliban claims he has fled to Turkey and allege that his ally the former vice president Amrullah Saleh has sought refuge in Tajikistan. Neither claim can be verified nor can the Taliban's assertion that it has wrestled absolute control of the Panjshir.  The jihadists still haven't formed a government, three weeks after they seized Kabul, and in the capital scores of people have been taking to streets as basic services collapse and the UN warns of food shortages.  Taliban fighters in Kabul on Tuesday fired into the air to disperse the crowds who were heard chanting the name of Ahmad Massoud and for the liberation of the Panjshir.   ...
    Bitcoin is receiving increasing attention from investors and regulators. In recent months the scenario has become a bit more serious. Soon, it will begin to circulate as legal tender in El Salvador. But, some Salvadorans do not agree and again came out to protest. As a curious fact, it is the first country in the world to approve the use of Bitcoin as a legal tender. By the way, since the news about the Bitcoin Law was known, many opinions have come out. Some support the law, others simply disagree and consider it a mistake. To recall, a few weeks ago a group of protesters indicated their dissatisfaction with the Bitcoin Law and now it happened again. Demonstrations in El Salvador against the Bitcoin Law This time the Salvadoran Association of International Freight Carriers (ASTIC) is the entity that gave its face in these protests. Specifically, they submitted a letter to the Executive and Legislative Branch for them to make a modification of article 7 of the Bitcoin Law. According to the carriers, the argument is that in the...
    Women carry the national flag of Afghanistan at an Afghan Independence Day protest in Kabul on August 19, 2021. Stringer/Reuters Videos have emerged from Kabul of brave Afghan women leading men in a street protest. In one video, a woman is seen raising her fist and urging the men around her to keep marching. Women were also seen holding the flag of Afghanistan aloft while leading the young men behind them in a march. 10 Things in Politics: The latest in politics & the economy Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Stunning videos of brave women leading men in protests against the Taliban on the streets of Kabul have emerged online. Many Afghan women now fear for their lives and safety under brutal Taliban rule, which has historically brutally restricted the rights of women and girls.  But some were seen marching in front of and alongside men during protests on...
    08/09/2021 at 09:06 CEST The decision of the mayor of Vigo, Abel Caballero, to install this Christmas 11 million led lights in 340 streets of the town and proceed to illuminate a thousand trees has unleashed a clamor against from the environmental movement, which predicts a degree of light pollution never before registered in Spain. The Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) also warns that installing Christmas lights on city trees is illegal, as it contravenes municipal ordinances, and accuses the government team of practicing a “arboricide policy& rdquor ;. Caballero, for his part, defends his project: he affirms that cold lights do not harm trees and led lights hardly consume. Large conservation organizations have been warning for years about the severe impact of light pollution. They claim that it affects biodiversity, the quality of life and the health of people and animals, and sustainable development. Seo / BirdLife emphasizes that most organisms, including humans, have evolved in natural environments under the influence of the cycles of day and night. And that the artificial alteration of...
    As protests rage within Iran against the hardline Islamist regime, demonstrations calling for the regime’s fall and death to its Islamic rulers have appeared in its capital Tehran as more and more Iranians speak out against the Islamic Republic’s abuses. Widespread protests, which began nearly two weeks ago against the government’s handling of the country’s water crisis along with its foreign policy and long history of repression, have led to more and more support for protesters and condemnation of the Islamic Republic’s rulers. In one video shared on social media, angry protesters in the country’s capital are seen shouting, “death to the dictator” and “[supreme leader Ayatollah Ali] Khamenei, shame on you, leave our nation alone.” Demonstrating in Jomhouri Avenue and other parts of central #Tehran, angry protestors in #Iran shouted “death to the dictator,” and “#Khamenei, shame on you, leave our nation alone” More here: https://t.co/mnk5sKO17a pic.twitter.com/KInVdbOM5Q — Arab News (@arabnews) July 27, 2021 Another clip shows citizens chanting, “Neither Gaza nor Lebanon, I give my life for Iran,” in reference to Iran’s continued investment in strengthening foreign terror groups...
    Updated 07/23/2021 – 12:26 The gloved raised fist of Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the podium in the 200-meter sprint at the 1968 Mexico Games is one of the most iconic images in Olympic history. However, in Tokyo nothing similar to that greeting from the ‘Black Power’ will be seen or it will be punishable. The International Olympic Committee allows athletes to protest silently wherever they compete, kneeling for example, but doing so on the podium carries the threat of unspecified sanctions. The measure has already been questioned by some athletes. Among the most belligerent is Dina Asher-Smith, a British sprinter who competes with medal options in the 100, 200 and the 4×100 relay. “Protesting and expressing yourself is a fundamental human right. If you had to punish someone for opposing racial inequality, how the hell would you do? How are you going to enforce that? Are they going to take away the medal? What would that look like?” , he wonders. Asher-Smith recalls that “many people remember the Olympics for the ‘Black Power’ salute. The...
    Joe Biden is looking at a series of responses to the Cuban unrest, including bolstering the U.S. presence at the embassy in Havana and ensuring money Cuban Americans send home makes it there. A State working group will look at the feasibility of staffing increases at the U.S. embassy in Havana following massive antigovernment demonstrations that still have hundreds of protesters under detention after a violent crackdown by Cuban authorities. 'At President Biden's direction, the United States is actively pursuing measures that will both support the Cuban people and hold the Cuban regime accountable,' a senior administration official told the Miami Herald. Other than a staffing boost, the State Department will also launch a review into whether all of the money Cuban Americans are sending family back on the island are actually being received in full. 'The administration will form a Remittance Working Group to identify the most effective way to get remittances directly into the hands of the Cuban people,' the official said. President Joe Biden has ordered a State Department review of Cuba following violent clashes this...
    A desperate young woman in Miami is battling to obtain information about close friends snatched by police in Cuba as part of the ruthless crackdown on demonstrations against the country's communist regime. Cuban exile Anaylin Blanco, 20, said the two men were grabbed off the street in the coastal city of Matanzas on Sunday – and have 'effectively disappeared'. She told Dailymail.com: 'I grew up with them in Cuba. They were dragged off to jail and no one has heard a thing since. We are all frantically worried. You have no idea of the anxiety for me and their families.' The men - William Echeverria Sayus, 23, and Enmanuel Hernandez, 26 – had gone out to join the protests demanding freedom and an end to food shortages and soaring inflation that has brought the Caribbean island nation to its knees. They were among thousands who swept on to streets in capital Havana and at least 29 other cities on Sunday in an unprecedented wave of rebellion against president Miguel Diaz-Canel's government. Four others were also arrested in the police swoop...
    Manchester United fans have been protesting the club's ownership. AP Manchester United is keeping the movements of its players a secret amid protests against its owners. United's game against Liverpool on May 2 was postponed when around 200 fans broke into Old Trafford. A 10-foot high wall and steel barriers have also been installed around the ground to halt protesters. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Manchester United is keeping the movements of its players a secret to stop them being ambushed by fans amid protests against the club's owners. Both ESPN and the Daily Mail report that the club has launched a top-secret operation to stop protesters from disrupting its plans for Thursday's re-arranged match against Liverpool at Old Trafford. The game against Liverpool was originally set to be held on May 2, but was postponed after around 200 fans protesting against the Glazer family's ownership of the club broke into the stadium and demonstrated on the pitch. During the protest, six police officers were injured, one of whom suffered a slash wound to the face. A...
    The New York Times reports that Amazon has illegally fired two workers in protest of the company’s working conditions and the impact of climate change. According to the NYT, the U.S. National Labor Relations Board said two fired workers, Emily Cunningham and Maran Costa, were doing so. “Amazon is blaming unfair labor practices if the company does not resolve the matter.” As Amazon employees, Cunningham and Costa staged protests against its warehouse working conditions and its contribution to climate change, uniting hundreds of workers – last year threatening Amazon that both future operations could be laid off. Cunningham and Costa later arranged for 400 colleagues to denounce the company and fired – as Amazon explains, “For repeatedly violating internal rules. “ Even on Rt.com No joke: Amazon’s Twitter army of low-wage, humorous workers defending billionaire Bezos is a dystopian dream They demanded that Amazon increase its risk premium, childcare and sick leave, and temporarily close and sterilize the locations of employees who tested positive for Covit-19. According to Legal Adviser Irene Stavrellis Englert, if the National Labor Relations Board...
    Thousands of demonstrators protested in Haiti last weekend against the draft constitutional referendum set for June 27. On the form first: any popular consultation on a constitutional amendment is ” strictly prohibited “by the Constitution of 1987 (article 284.3). But President Jovenel Moïse does not care.
    Myanmar's military coup had its bloodiest day since armed forces forced out pro-democracy leadership on Feb. 1. Pro-democracy opposition to the coup is fierce and mounting. On Saturday, 114 protesters were killed. The junta's violent crackdown coincided with a military parade to celebrate Armed Forces Day. Protesters are carrying on with the rebellion against military rule, even as the death toll rises. Photos show Myanmar's heartwrenching reality. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
    Burma remains mired in chaos that the military junta intends to maintain indefinitely and through violence. Thus, the Association for Aid to Political Prisoners (AAPP) estimates that 261 died after another day of repression by the military junta in the protests that have been triggered by the coup in Burma. Four more people have died, including a 13-year-old boy, in the Chanmyathazi municipality, in the city of Mandalay, in the north of the country, this Monday in a series of raids in which the security forces of the military junta have opened fire, also leaving 40 wounded, according to the independent media ‘The Irrawaddy’. The military has raided some residential neighborhoods in the city to remove roadblocks prepared by some residents who have joined the protests. In his intervention, the authorities they have used rubber bullets and stun grenades to suppress to those civilians who opposed them, reports ‘The Irawaddy’. In addition, the security forces have set fire to several vehicles of residents in the districts where the raids have taken place. “They are not only killing protesters against...
    London — Protests continued across the U.K. over the weekend against a proposed law that would increase police powers. Clashes between some demonstrators and police in the city of Bristol left 20 officers injured, two of them seriously, according to the region's police force. Videos from Bristol showed multiple police vans on fire, and Avon and Somerset chief constable Andy Marsh told Britain's Guardian newspaper that some officers had been trapped in a building as people shot fireworks and other projectiles at them, damaging the protective glass on the front of the building. Some demonstrators reportedly threw stones at officers, and one officer suffered a punctured lung after being stomped on. Marsh told The Guardian that someone defecated on the ground in front of police. Seven people have so far been arrested. A police van burns outside Bridewell Police Station in Bristol, England, amid protests against the Government's controversial Police and Crime Bill, March 21, 2021. Andrew Matthews/PA/Getty "Let's be clear, the wanton violence and destruction had nothing to do with protest — it was committed by those looking for an...
    More On: riots Alleged Capitol rioter begs judge to send him home to parents FBI Director Christopher Wray didn’t read memo warning of attack before Capitol riot Dozens dead after prison riots in Ecuador ‘I still have the chemical burns on my face’: Capitol cop shares horrifying riot details Thousands of Britons rioted into the early hours Monday against plans to give UK police new powers to crackdown on protests — leaving 20 cops injured, including one with a punctured lung, officials said. At least 5,000 people initially joined afternoon protests in Bristol against the planned legislation, BristolLive said, with many carrying placards that condemned a feared “police state” and “dictatorship.” The so-called “Kill the Bill” protests then turned violent when “several thousand” people descended on a police precinct in the southwest England city — sparking a fiery riot raged for hours, the local outlet said. After rioters attempted to push over a police van, officers were caught on two fronts, the outlet said — with police vehicles also getting torched and the precinct’s windows smashed. Some in the...
    March 21, 2021 8:43 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. Several protests and vigils were held this Saturday in different parts of the United States (USA) to reject racism against people of Asian origin, after the shooting last Tuesday in Atlanta in which eight people died, including six women from this group racial. According to the media, hundreds of people gathered near the Georgia State Capitol. US flags and posters with slogans such as “stop asian hate” and “asian lives matter” were seen at the rally. Passing vehicle drivers honked their horns in support of the protest. Anti-racism protests in New York and Pitssburgh In New York, hundreds of other protesters gathered in Times Square to march from there to Manhattan’s Chinatown. Another Chinatown, but in this case San Francisco (California), on the west coast of the country, was the scene of a similar protest. While, in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), the demonstration was led by actress Sandra Oh, known for her roles on Grey’s Anatomy and Killing Eve. Oh is a US and Canadian national and the daughter of...
    Relatives mourn over the lifeless body of a 21-year-old protester killed in one of the protests against the military coup in Myanmar. (Photo: EFE / Stringer) At least 21 protesters have died this Sunday in clashes with security forces in Yangon, the main city of Myanmar, according to local media Myanmar Now. The United Nations envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner, has condemned this Sunday the continued attacks in the country against pro-democracy protesters and has asked the Burmese military junta to heed the calls of the international community to open a way of dialogue and respect human rights and fundamental freedoms. Since February, the repression after the military coup against the democratic government has caused more than 80 deaths and 2,000 detainees, according to the Association for the Assistance of Political Prisoners (AAPP). Meanwhile, the protesters continue to take to the streets to demand a return to the democratic transition in the country. The special envoy for Myanmar has “firmly condemned the continued bloodshed in the country as the military defies international calls, including those of the National Security Council,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Wednesday, March 10House passes $1.9T COVID relief package, sending it to President Biden's deskA Congress riven along party lines approved a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claimed a triumph on a bill that marshals the government's spending might against twin pandemic and economic crises that have upended a nation.The House gave final congressional approval to the sweeping package by a near party line 220-211 vote precisely seven weeks after Biden entered the White House and four days after the Senate passed the bill. Republicans in both chambers opposed the bill unanimously, characterizing it as bloated, crammed with liberal policies and heedless of signs the crises are easing.Cuomo scandal...
    (Bloomberg) – Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has agreed to surround the National Palace with giant barricades in anticipation of Monday’s feminist protests, saying they would prevent violence. In his daily press conference, López Obrador played a video of people throwing Molotov cocktails at last year’s demonstration, saying the three-meter-high barricades would prevent clashes with riot police and possible injuries. In defiance, activists spray-painted them, including the names of women killed in hate crimes, classified in Mexico as femicides. Women activists will protest against the growing gender-based violence in Mexico, where murders of women have increased dramatically in the last five years. López Obrador has stoked outrage by refusing to convict a candidate for governor of his party accused of rape. The president has consistently rejected feminist opposition to his government, suggesting that the growing movement is being infiltrated by cynical conservatives who oppose him on ideological grounds. “We must take care of the women, and the protesters, even if they do it in a violent way. Imagine if a firecracker or a Molotov cocktail exploded, we don’t want...
    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) – Health workers, teachers, coca growers and soy growers held protests Monday against the government of President Luis Arce amid a slow decline in new coronavirus infections following an outbreak in Bolivia. Almost at noon, the sectors united and marched through the center of La Paz near the Presidential Palace. One group was gassed by the police. It was the fourth day of unemployment of health professionals in rejection of a health emergency law promulgated last week by the president. “We have been victims of grenades, of gas. Several boys have been affected, this repression did not correspond, ”Fernando Romero, spokesman for the Union of Public Health Medical Branches (SIRMES) told the local media. Meanwhile, in most hospitals only emergencies were treated and care for other pathologies was suspended. The medical leadership called a strike until February 28 in order to repeal the rule because they do not agree with the hiring of foreign doctors, price control in private clinics and drugs against the new coronavirus, among others. The coca growers in the...
    It is two weeks since the coup in Myanmar, and it is being opposed. Special things Demonstration against regime change in Myanmar Overnight shutdown Hundreds of people, including students, took to the streets in Yangon New Delhi: After an overnight internet blackout in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, large numbers of protesters took to the streets on Monday. An AFP photographer said soldiers were parked on the streets of Yangon. Hundreds of engineering and technology students took to the streets in the northern part of the city to protest against the coup. Read more It has been two weeks since Aung San Suu Kyi’s military coup in Myanmar. In an effort to quell the protests, Myanmar shut down Internet services. Earlier, security forces opened fire in northern parts of the country to disperse protesters. The regime that ruled here for the first decades after Aung San Suu Kyi came to power is trying to suppress the anti-civil campaign here. Protesters are demanding that Aung San Suu Kyi be brought back to power. Some new livestream...
    A grand jury in New York has dismissed felony assault charges against two police officers in Buffalo who shoved a 75-year-old protester so hard he was left lying on the sidewalk with blood pouring from his ear. John Flynn, the Erie County district attorney, said on Thursday that charges had been dropped Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe. The two officers were seen shoving protester Martin Gugino, 75, on June 4, during a George Floyd demonstration. Gugino suffered a fractured skull in the fall, and spent four weeks in hospital. Martin Gugino, 75, was pushed to the floor in front of City Hall in Buffalo on June 4 The two officers shoved Gugino out of the way after he approached them during a protest Officers walked past as the 75-year-old lay on the ground, visibly bleeding from his ear Buffalo police initially said in a statement that a person 'was injured when he tripped and fell,' but following an outcry Captain Jeff Rinaldo later announced that an internal affairs investigation was opened. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next...
    A man shouts during a protest rally against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on January 23 in Moscow. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Thousands of Russians were arrested after taking part in protests in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Saturday. Navalny spent several months convalescing in Germany after being poisoned. He returned to Russia on January 17 and was immediately arrested and accused of violating the terms of a 2014 suspended sentence. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Tens of thousands of Russians from across more than 100 cities took part in a massive protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin and his arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Saturday. The protests took place across the country, from Moscow to St. Petersburg, and in some of the most remote parts of Siberia, where residents braved – 60 degree Fahrenheit temperatures to express support for the anti-corruption activist. In August of 2020, Navalny fell violently ill while on a flight to Moscow and was hospitalized...
    A man shouts during a protest rally against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on January 23 in Moscow. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Thousands of Russians were arrested after taking part in protests in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Saturday. Navalny spent several months convalescing in Germany after being poisoned. He returned to Russia on January 17 and was immediately arrested and accused of violating the terms of a 2014 suspended sentence. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tens of thousands of Russians from across more than 100 cities took part in a massive protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin and his arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Saturday. The protests took place across the country, from Moscow to St. Petersburg, and in some of the most remote parts of Siberia, where residents braved - 60 degree Fahrenheit temperatures to express support for the anti-corruption activist. In August of 2020, Navalny fell violently ill while on a flight to Moscow and was hospitalized in Berlin. Navalny later was able to trick a...
    At the call of left-wing parties and organizations, a noisy procession of some 500 vehicles marched through the main avenues of the economic capital Brasilia, displaying slogans such as “Vaccine pour tous”, “Oxygène”, “Bolsonaro out”, or “Impeachment yes”. Demonstrators also protested against the end of emergency aid granted from April to the end of December to 68 million Brazilians, or nearly a third of the population. Similar protests were held in several other cities across the country, including Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. The far-right president has repeatedly downplayed the severity of Covid-19, which he first described as a “little flu”. He also questioned the use of masks, the effectiveness of vaccines and recommended “early treatment” with drugs whose effectiveness has not been proven. He also criticized the containment measures taken by the governors of Brazilian states highlighting the only negative effects on the economy. His government is the target of severe criticism for its management of the health crisis and for the delay in vaccination, which began this week with many hiccups: lack of doses and even...
    More On: letitia james Letters to the editor — Jan. 20, 2021 NRA is leaving ‘toxic’ New York, heading to Texas AG Tish James’ suit against the NYPD is an outrage AG to file lawsuit calling for federal oversight of NYPD over protest response New York Attorney General Letitia James put herself clearly on the side of bottle-throwers and anarchists and against police with her claim that NYPD officers used excessive force in response to a destructive Black Lives Matter demonstration the night of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Monday event drew hundreds for a march from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and over the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan, where cops clashed with protesters at City Hall Park. AG James should listen to Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, who on Tuesday rightly called the not-peaceful protesters the “antithesis” of Dr. King, citing their “violence, throwing bottles, breaking property, calling for the death of officers [and] to burn the city down.” James points to videos purportedly showing that cops acted too aggressively, saying they were “peaceful protesters.” But how would...
    More On: letitia james AG to file lawsuit calling for federal oversight of NYPD over protest response AG recuses herself from COVID vaccine fraud case over friendship with CEO Cuomo says AG to probe vaccine ‘fraud,’ vows $1M fine for violations New York leads blockbuster antitrust lawsuits against Facebook On Thursday, Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the NYPD for supposedly excessive force and false arrests during the Black Lives Matter protests/riots this summer. The suit alleges that the NYPD and its top brass have failed to address a “longstanding pattern” of abuse by not properly training, supervising and disciplining officers to prevent misconduct. “There is no question that the NYPD engaged in a pattern of excessive, brutal and unlawful force against peaceful protesters,” James claims. This follows a July report from the AG’s office that reached similar conclusions and a December critique from the city Department of Investigation that said the NYPD made “a number of key errors” that “likely escalated tensions” among those who took to the streets in the wake of George Floyd’s...
    The Conversation Spain The uprising on Capitol Hill challenged the way the US media portrayed the riots Vandalized media equipment in front of the Capitol. Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via . What happened on January 6 at the United States Capitol was out of the ordinary. The same happened with the coverage of that event. The images broadcast live by the news and the videos and photos shared on social networks were impressive. One image showed one of the individuals who had stormed the building sitting in a chair, with his feet on the desk, in the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. A video clip showed a crowd chasing a police officer as he ran up the stairs. As a researcher for the media and social movements, I was engrossed in watching the violent events that unfolded. My research on protests shows that the way the media portrays demonstrations – for example, as riots or acts of resistance – helps shape the public’s view of the objectives of the protest. Generally, news coverage...
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned in an internal bulletin about the threat of armed protests throughout the country since Saturday, of an “uprising” at the national level and of a new attempt to assault the Capitol from Sunday until the inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden as the new president. “Armed protests are being prepared in the capitols of all 50 states of the country from January 16 to 20, as well as in the Capitol (of Washington) between January 17 and 20,” indicates the internal circular to the that had access to the television channel ABC. The circular details that they have received “information about an unidentified armed group that intends to travel to Washington DC on January 16. They have warned that if Congress tries to remove the president (Trump) through the 25th amendment, a great uprising will occur ”. This procedure to disqualify the president can be carried out by the Executive cabinet and the vice president, Mike Pence, something that the leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has asked to be invoked...
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned in an internal bulletin about the threat of armed protests throughout the country since Saturday, of an “uprising” at the national level and of a new attempt to assault the Capitol from Sunday until the inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden as the new president. “Armed protests are being prepared in the capitols of all 50 states of the country from January 16 to 20, as well as in the Capitol (of Washington) between January 17 and 20,” indicates the internal circular to the that had access to the television channel ABC. The circular details that they have received “information about an unidentified armed group that intends to travel to Washington DC on January 16. They have warned that if Congress tries to remove the president (Trump) through the 25th amendment, a great uprising will occur ”. This procedure to disqualify the president can be carried out by the Executive cabinet and the vice president, Mike Pence, something that the leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has asked to be invoked...
    The US Attorney has said it will not pursue any charges against a Washington DC cop who shot dead an 18-year-old black man after his killing sparked protests in the city.  Deon Kay died on September 2 after he was shot in the chest by a Metropolitan Police officer identified as Alexander Alvarez in the midst of a foot pursuit. In a statement Thursday officials said 'the U.S. Attorney’s Office cannot prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the MPD officer who shot Mr. Kay committed willful violations of the applicable federal criminal civil rights statute'.  Kay's family had been told of the decision, they added.  After speaking with other officers and eyewitnesses, as well as reviewing bodycam footage and evidence from the scene, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in its release: 'The review uncovered no evidence that would support a criminal prosecution.' 'Specifically, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is unable to disprove a claim of self-defense or defense of others by the officer involved', they add.  The Metropolitan Police Department is conducting its own investigation.   Deon Kay, pictured, died on September 2...
    Poland’s deputy prime minister in charge of national security has urged his compatriots to “defend the churches” in the face of vandalism and pro-abortion demonstrations. As Agence France Presse (AFP) reported Friday, “Catholic churches have become a new battleground in the struggle over abortion rights in Poland” following a high court decision protecting unborn children with disabilities such as Down syndrome from being targeted for eugenic abortions. Security Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party said the protests against the churches, which have included vandalism, harassment of Catholic priests, and interrupted Masses, were an attempt to “destroy Poland.” In an unusual move, Pope Francis weighed in on the question Wednesday, encouraging pro-life Poles to stand strong in their defense of life and opposition to abortion. Addressing Polish pilgrims gathered in the Vatican for his weekly general audience, the pope reminded them that Saint John Paul II, whose feast day was October 22, “always called for a privileged love for the last and the defenseless and for the protection of every human being, from conception to natural...
    Bangkok, Thailand (CNN)Set apart from the frenetic bustle of one of Asia's largest cities and nestled amid the manicured gardens of Bangkok's Dusit Palace, the Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall has served as the official home of Thailand's monarchy for more than a century. Its name translates to "royal seat in the sky" but the European-style residence is known as the Ambara Villa.The royal mansion is where Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn was born and it's where, as Crown Prince, he accepted the formal invitation to the crown in 2016 following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, which was four years ago on Tuesday. Vajiralongkorn -- who spends much of his time overseas -- returned to Thailand this week for a host of royal duties. The King's scheduled stay won't just be a run-of-the-mill royal engagement, however. In recent months, the idea of a sacrosanct monarchy and a King shielded from public scrutiny has been torn apart by a new generation of young Thais, who are openly challenging the powerful institution. Pro-democracy activist Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak walks with others towards...
    Kangana Ranaut has been grabbing headlines almost every alternate for her statements and tweets. She has been in the war of words with several celebs and high profile personalities. She also posts her direct, unhinged tweets on the ongoing subject, receiving an array of reactions in return. Recently, she had posted a tweet on protests against the farmer bills. This has now landed her in a legal soup. Kangana Ranaut Slams Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Others for Filing a Case Against Media Houses, Says ‘I Will Continue to Expose You All’. As per the latest update by Bar And Bench, an FIR has been filed by Karnataka Police against the actress for her controversial tweet. It is registered under the Sections 44, 108, 153, 153(A), 504 under the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC). Earlier, Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Court in Tumakuru, Karnataka had directed the state police to register an FIR against her. Kangana’s Tweet: People who spread misinformation and rumours about CAA that caused riots are the same people who are now...
    Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Nigeria's leading celebrities and activists have organized mass protests across major cities in the country Friday demanding an end to police brutality in the country.The nationwide protests were a culmination of weeks of anger and outcry online by the country's young people over claims of kidnapping, harassment and extortion by a police unit known as the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). On Thursday, a protest was led in Lagos Island by Folarin Falana, a lawyer and singer, and Runtown, an artist known by that stage name. They were also joined by Nigeria's biggest female performer, Tiwa Savage. Falana, who is popularly known as Falz, told CNN it was important for him to march because there have been "too many numerous incidents of harassment, extortion and police brutality," in the country. He added that he, too, had been a victim of harassment at the hands of the Nigerian police. Tomorrow morning we move out for the #EndSARSprotest ! We are not out to cause trouble, but our voices must be heard! 10am we link up at the Lekki toll...
    Thousands of Israelis protested under the banner of '1km it is' in demonstrations across the country tonight against a new law meant to curb anti-government demonstrations during coronavirus lockdown.  The street protests, just three days after parliament approved an edict to limit the scope of such demonstrations, kept pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his handling of the coronavirus crisis and over allegations of corruption, which he denies. The new law bans Israelis from holding demonstrations more than 1 km (about half a mile) from their homes and forces stricter social distancing, a measure the government said was aimed at curbing COVID-19 infections. Critics have called it a blow to freedom of speech.  The protests were being held under the banner of 'a kilometre it is' in response to the draconian measures.  Israeli police officers arrest an Israeli protester during a demonstration against lockdown measures that they believe are aimed at curbing protests against prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tel Aviv, Israel today A demonstrator is detained by police officers as Israelis protest against legislation banning them from holding...
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