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    More than a dozen people were arrested by cops in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle during another night of unrest that included flags burned and objects thrown at officers, authorities said. Hundreds of people were gathered in downtown Portland when authorities declared the demonstration an unlawful assembly just before midnight, according to the Multnomah County...
    A gun control group on Saturday protested Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's support for the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett with a mural declaring "We Call BS" outside his Washington, D.C. home. WHERE HAS AMY CONEY BARRETT STOOD ON IMPORTANT CASES? "Hey Mitch. We Call BS. Let The People Decide," the mural reads. March For...
    Voters say the Supreme Court vacancy has added to the already high stakes of the presidential election.  In the battlegrounds of Georgia and North Carolina, most say it makes the election feel even more important — it's one more factor in an election in which most voters from both parties think their culture and way of...
    By Andrei Makhovsky MINSK (Reuters) - Belarusian security forces began detaining people on Sunday as tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Minsk for the seventh straight weekend calling on veteran President Alexander Lukashenko to step down. Riot police pulled people out of crowds and hauled them away into vans, a Reuters witness said. The...
    In 2013, the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer led Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi to declare #BlackLivesMatter. The hashtag grew into an international movement, continuing the work from the civil rights movement in the 1960s to end white supremacy and dismantle systems of hate, oppression, and discrimination. Despite notable campaigns and changes since...
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's top Christian cleric said on Sunday the nation faced "multiple dangers" that would be hard to weather without a government, speaking a day after the prime minister-designate quit following his failed bid to form a cabinet. Mustapha Adib stepped down on Saturday after hitting a roadblock over how to make appointments...
    (CNN)Three artists have partnered to launch a digital platform that allows people unable to march in the streets to participate in Black Lives Matter protests.High-profile killings of several Black people by police sparked nationwide protests this summer, with marchers demanding police reform and racial justice.Jason Lazarus, Siebren Versteeg and Stephanie Syjuco founded Public Public Address...
    Reuters September 27, 2020 0 Comments  The mayor of Rochester, New York named the city’s first female police chief on Saturday, weeks after firing the previous chief amid protests over the death of a Black man in police custody. Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, a top official at the Rochester Housing Authority who previously served as a...
    Breonna Taylor protests: Louisville police arrest at least 28 people during fourth night of protests The new 10 p.m. curfew on UK pubs, bars, and restaurants will devastate the industry, owners say. Its hard to understand how this is the solution to fighting the disease. ...
    (CNN)Images of a town on fire and people cheering, an obliterated storefront window, and a burning flag. Spliced in between are shots of Theresa Greenfield, the Senate Democratic candidate in Iowa. A voice warns that if she wins, "the mob wins.""Stop them now," he adds.The new ads from the National Republican Senatorial Committee are an...
    (CNN)Police in Louisville arrested 28 people Saturday night as protesters demanding justice for Breonna Taylor again took to the streets.Saturday marked the fourth night of demonstrations in Louisville since the attorney general announced that no officers are being charged directly in the killing of Breonna Taylor. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said the protests have been...
    Fadi Faouri has slept in his store in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, for 122 straight nights, trying to protect a livelihood that is nearly destroyed. “Napping” may be a better way to describe it, he said, since he rarely gets more than a few minutes of shuteye at a time. “If I leave my store, I...
    NEW YORK – The mayor of Rochester, New York named the city’s first female police chief on Saturday, weeks after firing the previous chief amid protests over the death of a Black man in police custody. Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, a top official at the Rochester Housing Authority who previously served as a city police officer...
    NEW YORK – The mayor of Rochester, New York named the city’s first female police chief on Saturday, weeks after firing the previous chief amid protests over the death of a Black man in police custody. Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, a top official at the Rochester Housing Authority who previously served as a city police officer for...
            by Sara Cline  SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency Friday as she announced that state troopers and sheriff’s deputies would be sent to Portland through the weekend to help police, in the state’s largest city, monitor a weekend rally by the right-wing group Proud...
    They’re NYPD black and blue. At least 472 cops across all ranks have been injured responding to riots and protests since May 28,  department data shows. Officers have been shot at, stabbed, assaulted with rocks, bricks, struck by vehicles and had Molotov cocktails hurled at them, officials said. Of those injured, 319 cops required...
    By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Belarus' foreign minister warned Western nations Saturday against imposing sanctions over the country's disputed presidential election and crackdown on protesters, saying their expressions of concern are “nothing but attempts to bring chaos and anarchy to our country.” With the European Union and Britain contemplating sanctions, Belarusian...
    They’re NYPD black and blue. At least 472 cops across all ranks have been injured responding to riots and protests since May 28,  department data shows. Officers have been shot at, stabbed, assaulted with rocks, bricks, struck by vehicles and had Molotov cocktails hurled at them, officials said. Of those injured, 319 cops required hospital...
    The Proud Boys descended on Portland, Oregon Saturday, and local police prepared for the conflict by ramping up their authority. As the Oregonian reported, dozens of police were deputized as federal marshals and state Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency in anticipation of conflict between the far-right group and left-wing counter-protesters. Travis Hampton...
    Several hundred members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing groups gathered at a park in Portland, Oregon, Saturday to rally against ongoing protests in the city and the politicians who are allowing them to continue, and to show their support for President Trump. The city was braced for violence between the rallygoers and far-left...
    Fadi Faouri has slept in his store in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, for 122 straight nights, trying to protect a livelihood that is nearly destroyed. “Napping” may be a better way to describe it, he said, since he rarely gets more than a few minutes of shuteye at a time. “If I leave my store, I...
    By DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police maintained barricades and plans for a nighttime curfew as Louisville prepared Saturday for a fourth night of protests after a grand jury declined to charge the officers who shot Breonna Taylor. Early Saturday evening, some protesters were gathering at a downtown park, known as “Injustice...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police maintained barricades and plans for a nighttime curfew as Louisville prepared Saturday for a fourth night of protests after a grand jury declined to charge the officers who shot Breonna Taylor. Early Saturday evening, some protesters were gathering at a downtown park, known as “Injustice Square,” which has hosted demonstrations...
    ‘America will always be a leader in human rights,’ Trump said It’s not only in the United States where protests against racial injustice are part of the national conversation. A handful of America’s critics have taken note too, using recent months’ demonstrations and graphic images of police violence to denounce the country at the United...
    By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It's not only in the United States where protests against racial injustice are part of the national conversation. A handful of America's critics have taken note too, using recent months' demonstrations and graphic images of police violence to denounce the country at the United...
    Kamala Harris praised the “brilliance” and “impact” of Black Lives Matters protests, deeming them “necessary” in comments that led some on social media to slam her as “insane.” “Nothing that we have achieved that has been about progress, in particular around civil rights, has come without a fight, and so I always am going to...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY ANDREI MAKHOVSKY Belarusian security forces detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as crowds rallied in central Minsk accusing President Alexander Lukashenko of rigging last month’s election. One group of women chanted “Our president is Sveta”...
    Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, issued a statement ahead of what is expected to be a weekend of clashing protests in Portland, vowing that “there will be consequences for acts of violence.” Dueling protests are expected to take place in Portland on Saturday. The Proud Boys, a right-wing fraternal group whose...
    NFL great Herschel Walker said Friday that Democrats may talk about stopping violent protests but they “really don’t mean it.” “The Democratic Party needs to start doing their job,” Walker told Fox News’ “The Story.” “They say you cannot denounce that violence and there is [a] riot. You can denounce it but yet you really...
    Rochester police has announced its first ever female police chief after the departure of its command staff following protests over the death of Daniel Prude. Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, a former lieutenant with the Rochester Police Department, was appointed as the interim chief of the addled force Saturday morning.   Mayor Lovely Warren announced her appointment in a...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Different groups planned separate marches and rallies in Denver on Saturday. The March 4 Black Women Denver organized the Silence in Solidarity march at 10 a.m. They plan to march to the city and county building. RELATED: Black Women Protest Peacefully In Denver After Announcement Of No Charges For Officers In Breonna Taylor...
    Democratic nominee for vice president Kamala Harris praised the "brilliance" of Black Lives Matter and called the continuing nationwide protests "as an essential component of evolution in our country." During a virtual convention for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Friday, Sen. Harris (D-Calif.) said that BLM is the "most significant...
    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) — Two arrests have been made in connection with looting at an REI store in Santa Monica after protests in May turned violent. Officers served search warrants Thursday at the homes of Misty Jones and and Marques Miles, both residents of Los Angeles, and allegedly found $2,500 of goods stolen from the...
    By YURAS KARMANAU, Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of women calling for the authoritarian president to step down protested in Belarus’ capital on Saturday, continuing the large demonstrations that have rocked the country since early August. Police blocked off the center of Minsk and arrested more than 60 demonstrators, according to the Viasna...
    LUETZERATH – Hundreds of anti-coal activists staged protesters in and around a mine in western Germany on Saturday, demonstrating against the continued extraction and use of fossil fuels in Europe's biggest economy. Environmental groups oppose the German government's decision to allow the mining and burning of coal in the country until 2038, a deadline the...
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of women calling for the authoritarian president to step down protested in Belarus’ capital on Saturday, continuing the large demonstrations that have rocked the country since early August. Police blocked off the center of Minsk and arrested more than 60 demonstrators, according to the Viasna human rights organization. Some of...
    KYIV – Hundreds of women calling for the authoritarian president to step down protested in Belarus’ capital on Saturday, continuing the large demonstrations that have rocked the country since early August. Police blocked off the center of Minsk and arrested more than 60 demonstrators, according to the Viasna human rights organization. Some of those arrested...
    Thousands of right-wing protesters from the "Proud Boys" group are expected to attend demonstrations in Portland, Ore., Saturday in support of President Trump and his "law and order" reelection campaign. The Proud Boys – which has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center – described the demonstration as a free speech...
    CARACAS – The start of Venezuela’s 2020-2021 school year is marred with problems both old and new, and under an ongoing fierce Chinese Coronavirus lockdown that prevents you from leaving the country. A crumbling infrastructure, lack of public utilities, teacher protests and strikes over their low wages, and other logistic complications have created the most...
    Twenty four protesters were arrested Friday during another night of unrest following the grand jury indictment of a single cop in connection with the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, including one man allegedly for shining a laser at an aircraft. The Louisville Field Office of the FBI said it arrested Manuel Martin Salazarleija, Jr., 26, after...
    A GUNMAN fired 14 times at cops during a violent Black Lives Matter protest in Louisville following the Breonna Taylor verdict. Footage has emerged of the moments after the 26-year-old gunman opened fired during the third night of disturbances in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday. 9The suspected gunman is captured in video immediately following the shootingCredit:...