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              BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests against the Serbian president that were initially sparked by his plans to reintroduce a coronavirus lockdown. Fourteen policemen were injured in the rioting Friday evening when hundreds of right-wing demonstrators tried to storm the parliament building in downtown Belgrade, police director Vladimir Rebic said Saturday. Many demonstrators and several reporters were also injured in the...
    MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) -- Several thousand people are expected to gather in downtown Martinez Sunday afternoon for a peaceful protest march to the waterfront.Its in response to several recent racist incidents in the East Bay city.The Martinez police chief warned theyve got intelligence that counter-protesters are going to show up to protest the protesters.WATCH: Video shows confrontation between artists, pair painting over BLM muralEMBED More News Videos A Black Lives Matter mural was defaced in Martinez Saturday and now police...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A USC exhibit dedicated to John Wayne is being removed in response to student protests.Some students have been pushing since last fall to remove the exhibit due to Waynes history of racist comments but the school initially decided to keep it.On Friday, school officials announced the exhibit will be moved to the Cinematic Arts Library where it can be studied with proper context.Orange County Democrats call for John Waynes name to be removed from airportEMBED More...
    The pandemic remains a serious issue in America. It would be disingenuous to state otherwise. How serious, though, remains a bone of contention for many given the levels of obfuscation. It seems much of the overarching narrative surrounding COVID-19 insists on either sanctifying anxiety or misleading us to some extent, rather than providing clarity and responding with composure. Recall Neil Ferguson’s Imperial College Model that predicted the death of millions. Ferguson’s model compelled lockdowns all across the world. While they...
    Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates shakes hands with House Subcommittee Chairman Steve Cohen (D-TN) during a hearing on slavery reparations. The subcommittee debated the H.R. 40 bill, which proposes a commission be formed to study and develop reparation proposals for African-Americans. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) The case for reparations for descendants of slaves has long been debated, but the H.R. 40 bill may finally make reparations a reality. H.R. 40, if passed, would study what the federal government owes...
    Protests erupted in Detroit on Friday after police shot and killed 20-year-old Hakeem Littleton earlier in the day. Within hours of the fatal shooting, rumors quickly circulated that Littleton was another victim of police brutality. We hear one thing from the police, and another thing from the community. The community told us that the police pulled up, told (him) to get on the ground. He put his hands up, and these mother f****** shot him in the back of...
    When massive protests against police brutality broke out across the US in May 2020, Charles Billups was not at all surprised. A black policeman in New York for decades before his retirement, the former officer, 60, tells the BBC: Its the chickens coming home to roost. This is something thats been mustering for a while, says Mr Billups. Not for the first time has anger against law enforcement in America spilt out into demands for change - national attempts...
    At least 150 Minneapolis police officers have filed for disability, citing post-traumatic stress disorder as their reason for leaving following weeks of crime and turmoil after George Floyd’s death. The disability claims come as the city grapples with an uptick in crime and elected officials try to dismantle the police department while trying to create a more holistic approach to public safety, the Associated Press reported. Attorney Ron Meuser, without mentioning George Floyd’s death and the riots that followed as...
    Protests continued in the capital on Saturday The prime minister of Mali has promised to form an inclusive government “very quickly” after thousands of protesters called on the president to step down. Four people died in Friday’s protest in the capital Bamako, authorities say. Several leaders of the protest movement have been arrested. There are growing calls for President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita to resign due to Mali’s long-running jihadist conflict, an economic crisis and disputed parliamentary elections. A new...
    NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia said that two men have been arrested in connection with the killing of Hachalu Hundessa, a well-known musician and activist whose death last month was followed by unrest in which hundreds were killed. Attorney General Adanech Abebe announced the arrests in a televised statement Friday night, saying that a third suspect in Hundessa’s shooting was still on the run. “We will continue to uphold the rule of law,” Abebe said. She said the two men arrested...
    BELGRADE (Reuters) - Several thousand people gathered in front of the Serbian parliament building in Belgrade on Saturday for a fifth consecutive night of protests against government policies, including measures to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak. Protesters, most of whom wore masks, walked in front of the parliament building in the Serbian capital, occasionally calling for President Aleksandar Vucic to step down. We hope that authorities will hear us, said Stefana Radjenovic, one of the protesters. We want authorities to...
    A JOHN Wayne exhibit will be removed from the USC School of Cinematic Arts following months of campaigning from students who denounced the star for his racism. During a 1971 interview, Wayne told Playboy magazine: I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people. 5 John Wayne wearing a tan leather waistcoat, a pink shirt and a white neckerchief,...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of American Indian rights activists demonstrated Saturday in protest of the memorial in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district to the Oklahoma Land Rush and the state’s other land runs. The Society to Preserve Indigenous Rights and Indigenous Treaties, or SPIRIT, conducted what it called a “Sit-In Indigenous Resistance” at the memorial to the 1889 Land Rush and the land runs of 1891, 1892, 1893 and 1895. The group contends the memorial glorifies the genocide of...
    GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds protested Saturday near a Confederate monument in a central North Carolina city where local officials have tried to limit the activities of demonstrators. The protesters marched 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Burlington into downtown Graham, where the century-old statue of a soldier is located, WXII-TV reported. The monument is in front of the Alamance County Historic Courthouse. The protest featured speeches calling for an end to racial oppression. Many demonstrators held signs and at one...
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that lockdowns meant to curb the spread of the pandemic could lead to street protests over economic problems, his website reported. In a regular Cabinet meeting on the coronavirus, Rouhani said the easiest way to fight the virus is to close off all activities. But “then people come and stage protests because of chaos, famine and problems,” he said. Confirmed virus cases and deaths reached a record low in May...
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests against the Serbian president that were initially sparked by his plans to reintroduce a coronavirus lockdown. Fourteen policemen were injured in the rioting Friday evening when hundreds of right-wing demonstrators tried to storm the parliament building in downtown Belgrade, police director Vladimir Rebic said Saturday. Many demonstrators and several reporters were also injured in the protests. More protests were expected Saturday night....
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that lockdowns meant to curb the spread of the pandemic could lead to street protests over economic problems, his website reported. In a regular Cabinet meeting on the coronavirus, Rouhani said the easiest way to fight the virus is to close off all activities. But “then people come and stage protests because of chaos, famine and problems,” he said. Confirmed virus cases and deaths reached a record low in...
    Coronavirus: Internal CDC documents warn full reopening of schools is highest risk, New York Times reports Jon Rahm Gives One-Fingered Salute to Hole He Missed John Wayne exhibition at USC to be removed after protests over actors racist comments An exhibition dedicated to John Wayne at the University of Southern Californias School of Cinematic Arts will be removed, USC announced Friday. The move comes in the wake of persistent student protests over the exhibit due to Waynes history of...
    Ads like Trumps and other Republican messaging insinuate that the rare looting and violence that marred largely peaceful social justice protests are spreading and foretell a wave of mayhem that they claim Democrats would abet with anti-police policies. Trump emphasized that menacing theme at the White House Thursday, calling proponents of defunding the police crazy. Telling a visiting group of Hispanic Americans that many immigrants had fled dangerous countries, Trump added, They know what happens when the police cannot protect...
    DNC and RNC warn campaigns about using TikTok Watch: Frank Gore defies Father Time in latest training video USC Removing John Wayne Exhibit After Student Protests Over Actors Racist Comments © Photofest USC’s School of Cinematic Arts will remove its John Wayne exhibit after months of students and alumni protesting keeping such a tribute to the actor endorsed white supremacy. Protests over the exhibit followed resurfaced racist comments by the actor in a 1971 Playboy magazine interview. The removal of the...
    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarias president is calling on the center-right government to step down and the chief prosecutor to resign as the only way to ease the growing political tensions that have sparked mass protests across the country. President Ruman Radev said Saturday in a nationally televised address that “Bulgarians of different ages and political affiliations are demanding the restoration of the rule of law and basic civil freedoms that have been methodically violated over the last years.” “The...
    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s president is calling on the center-right government to step down and the chief prosecutor to resign as the only way to ease the growing political tensions that have sparked mass protests across the country. President Ruman Radev said Saturday in a nationally televised address that “Bulgarians of different ages and political affiliations are demanding the restoration of the rule of law and basic civil freedoms that have been methodically violated over the last years.” “The...
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police have detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests that were initially sparked by the announcement of a new coronavirus lockdown, a senior police official said Saturday. Fourteen policemen were injured in the rioting when hundreds of right-wing demonstrators tried to storm the parliament building in downtown Belgrade on Friday evening, said police director Vladimir Rebic. Several reporters also have been hurt. Demonstrators defying an anti-virus ban on gatherings threw...
    By BABA AHMED, Associated Press BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Police fired tear gas Saturday in Mali’s capital as scattered groups came out for a second straight day of anti-government protests, defying the presidents latest call for dialogue. The turnout was far smaller than the thousands who surged through the streets Friday, briefly occupying the state television station and setting fires. At least one person was killed Friday, said Djime Kante, spokesman for the Gabriel Toure hospital in Bamako. Tear gas...
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Police fired tear gas Saturday in Mali’s capital as scattered groups came out for a second straight day of anti-government protests, defying the president’s latest call for dialogue. The turnout was far smaller than the thousands who surged through the streets Friday, briefly occupying the state television station and setting fires. At least one person was killed Friday, said Djime Kante, spokesman for the Gabriel Toure hospital in Bamako. Tear gas wafted into the hospital...