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    Eight people were arrested in Hong Kong during a protest in which demonstrators silently held blank signs to protest Chinas new national security law for the territory. Police entered a Hong Kong mall on Monday in riot gear, with one officer holding up a purple banner that read, This is a police warning. You are displaying flags or banners/chanting slogans/or conducting yourselves with an intent such as secession or subversion, which may constitute offenses under the [Hong Kong Special Administrative...
    MILITIAMEN flocked to Gettysburg on the Fourth of July to protect it from flag-burners — which reportedly ended up being a giant hoax. Hundreds of armed members of militias gathered at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania after a Facebook event called for people to attend a “peaceful flag burning to resist police.” 5 Armed militiamen flocked to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania on Saturday after rumors of a flag-burning protest there circled onlineCredit: AP:Associated Press According to the...
    ON THIS DAY IN 1863, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “The gallant army of the Potomac has saved the nation’s capital, has driven the foe from Pennsylvania, has saved the North from the actual presence of war, and rescued the people from the humiliation which a week ago seemed inevitable. All honor to the army and to its gallant leader. The salient points of the battle of Gettysburg are readily understood. General Lee, playing for a great stake and leading...
    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — One of the leaders of a protest before President Donald Trump’s pre-Independence Day appearance at Mount Rushmore was charged Monday for allegedly stealing a shield from a law enforcement officer. Nick Tilsen, 38, of Porcupine, South Dakota, is charged with second-degree robbery and simple assault, both felonies, and three other charges stemming from Friday’s demonstration that drew more than 100 protesters in 95-degree heat. Tilsen is a a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe and...
    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — One of the leaders of a protest before President Donald Trump’s pre-Independence Day appearance at Mount Rushmore was charged Monday for allegedly stealing a shield from a law enforcement officer. Nick Tilsen, 38, of Porcupine, South Dakota, is charged with second-degree robbery and simple assault, both felonies, and three other charges stemming from Friday’s demonstration that drew more than 100 protesters in 95-degree heat. Tilsen is a a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe and...
    A large, heavily armed militia that was described by its leaders as 100 percent black was seen marching through Stone Mountain State Park in Georgia on Saturday protesting a monument to Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The protest, which was described by local law enforcement as peaceful and orderly, was intended as a challenge to local white supremacists, who allegedly use the massive carving in the side of Stone Mountain as a...
    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Police arrested a man over the weekend for allegedly attempting to incite a riot at a demonstration calling for the removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus. The Pueblo Chieftain reported the event marked the third consecutive weekend that demonstrators have called for the removal of the Columbus monument in Pueblo. “It doesn’t represent anything good American and it represents a lot of slaughter and annihilation and suppression,” said Jenifer Lunde, who attended the rally. At...
    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Police arrested a man over the weekend for allegedly attempting to incite a riot at a demonstration calling for the removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus. The Pueblo Chieftain reported the event marked the third consecutive weekend that demonstrators have called for the removal of the Columbus monument in Pueblo. “It doesn’t represent anything good American and it represents a lot of slaughter and annihilation and suppression,” said Jenifer Lunde, who attended the rally. At...
    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado police arrested a man for allegedly attempting to incite a riot at a demonstration calling for the removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus. The event Sunday marked the third consecutive weekend demonstrators gathered to call for the removal of the Columbus monument in Pueblo, The Pueblo Chieftain reported. No information was immediately available about the man who was arrested or at least two other people who were removed from the scene by police. A...
    By LEAH WILLINGHAM, Associated Press/Report for America JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Senate leader and a protest organizer are speaking out against Republican Gov. Tate Reevess tweet Sunday that the “liberal media” is ignoring new coronavirus cases that could have been caused by protests and blaming the states recent surge on holiday barbeque parties. Youre “being messy, loud, and wrong. per usual. ... if you want to have dialogue, use it,” tweeted Maze Brown, an 18-year-old from Jackson who...
    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) demanded an end to violence in the city after an 8-year-old girl was fatally shot near a Wendys restaurant that was the site of a police killing that helped fuel escalating tensions in the region.  We are shooting each other up on our streets in this city. And you shot and killed a baby, Bottoms said during a press conference on Sunday. And there wasn’t one shooter, there were at least two shooters. An 8-year-old baby....
    Oregon State Police said an officer who made an “okay” gesture during a Saturday protest was checking on a man who had been pushed to the ground and was not making a white power sign.  Police said in a statement Sunday they found that the trooper identified in a video seen making the gesture “did not engage in any white supremacy behavior implicitly or explicitly” following an immediate review of the event.  Police released video of the incident which shows...
    Critics are calling on Whole Foods Market to change its policy banning workers from wearing Black Lives Matter masks while on the job, saying there should be “no place safe for racism” in corporate America. More than 40 people protested Sunday outside of the chain’s Cambridge location, where seven employees walked off the job on June 25 after being turned away when they showed up to work wearing BLM masks, the Boston Globe reported. “There should be no place safe...
    FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Seventeen people were arrested Sunday night during a protest outside a suburban St. Louis police department, but police and protesters disagree over the actions that led to the arrests. Police said the arrests came after protesters blocked a street, damaged property, threw objects at officers and refused orders to disperse. But protesters say police rushed protesters without provocation. The Rev. Darryl Gray, who helped organize the protest, said he was targeted with pepper spray and hit...
    By TOM ODULA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Residents of a small town in western Kenya set fire to a police station and damaged several vehicles after a police officer allegedly killed a man over a dispute about hand sanitizer, according to an official report. It is the second time in two weeks that Kenyans have violently protested alleged police killings. According to a police report seen by The Associated Press, residents of Rioma in Kisii County stormed the...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Residents of a small town in western Kenya set fire to a police station and damaged several vehicles after a police officer allegedly killed a man over a dispute about hand sanitizer, according to an official report. It is the second time in two weeks that Kenyans have violently protested alleged police killings. According to a police report seen by The Associated Press, residents of Rioma in Kisii County stormed the local police station Sunday evening...
    HARARE (Reuters) - Police in Zimbabwe arrested 12 nurses protesting outside state hospitals on Monday demanding to be paid in U.S. dollars as inflation running at nearly 800% was eroding their salaries, the countrys nurses union said. An economic crisis under President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revived memories of the hardships of more than a decade ago when hyperinflation wiped out savings and pensions and forced the country to dump its currency in favour of the U.S. dollar. The demonstrations, including...
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - From blank post-it notes to coded slogans hidden in murals, Hong Kong activists are coming up with creative ways to skirt Beijings new national security law. The anti-government protest movement that escalated in June last year spawned an explosion of public art and graffiti, some of it calling for independence for the Chinese-ruled territory or urging residents to liberate the financial hub. But the citys government said last week the popular slogan Liberate Hong Kong, revolution...
    Former San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly was praised Saturday for his ability to keep the team together in 2016 when Colin Kaepernick protested during the national anthem. Jeremy Kerley, who was a wide receiver on that team, told TMZ Sports that Kelly allowed Kaepernick to address the locker room about why he chose to kneel. REDSKINS OFFERED AN ASSIST FROM HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS OVER NAME-CHANGE CONSIDERATION “For Chip being able to do that, I think that was pretty cool for...
    PARIS (Reuters) - Several dozen Paris tour guides wearing masks and holding Mona Lisa portraits protested outside the Louvre museum on Monday for more support from the government to help them ride out the coronavirus crisis and a dearth of tourists. They gathered at the foot of the Louvres glass pyramid as the museum reopened to visitors for the first time in four months after going into lockdown. In May, France announced measures worth 18 billion euros ($19 billion) to...
    Two lawyers accused of carrying out a Molotov cocktail attack on a cop car in Brooklyn might not have to worry about burning through all their savings. According to authorities, on the night of May 29, while a Black Lives Matter protest raged through Downtown and Central Brooklyn, attorney Urooj Rahman—a keffiyeh drawn over the lower half of her face—set fire to a rag jammed in a Bud Lite bottle full of gasoline. She allegedly then tossed it through the...
    The statue of Spanish missionary Fray Junípero Serra in downtown Sacramento was demolished by protesters. The monument, located in the Capitol Park of this California city, was demolished on Saturday during a protest for the rights and historical struggle of indigenous peoples, the Sacramento Bee newspaper reported. The eighteenth-century Catholic priest founded nine of the 21 Spanish missions in California and forced indigenous people to remain on those missions after they had converted to the faith, or otherwise faced brutal...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A statue of Spanish missionary Father Junipero Serra in downtown Sacramento, California was been toppled by demonstrators on Saturday. The statue, which was erected in Capitol Park in 1965, was brought down amid a protest focusing on the rights and historical struggle of indigenous people. The 18th century Roman Catholic priest founded nine of California’s 21 Spanish missions and forced Native Americans to stay at those missions after they were converted or face brutal punishment. Serra...
    Hundreds of protesters returned Friday to the home of the couple who confronted demonstrators with firearms on June 28 in St. Louis, Missouri. “Protesters marched along the busy public boulevard called Kingshighway, which intersects with Portland Place, a private street that is the site of the Renaissance palazzo-style home of Mark McCloskey, 61, and his 63-year-old wife, Patricia,” according to Yahoo! News. Protesters march past the Portland Place neighborhood in the Central West End. #protests2020 #CWE #marchtothemayorshouse #proteststl #BlackLivesMatter #portlandplace #McCloskeys...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A statue of a Spanish missionary in downtown Sacramento, California has been toppled by demonstrators. The Sacramento Bee reports the statue of Father Junipero Serra in Capitol Park was brought down Saturday amid a protest focusing on the rights and historical struggle of indigenous people. The 18th century Roman Catholic priest founded nine of California’s 21 Spanish missions and forced Native Americans to stay at those missions after they were converted or face brutal punishment. The...