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Rosie O’Donnell And Broadway Performers To Serenade Trump From Outside The White House On Monday

The New York Post reports: Rosie O’Donnell and cast members from some of Broadway‘s biggest musicals plan to serenade President Donald Trump on Monday — but from outside the White House in protest. The group will sing “Do You Hear The People Sing” from “Les Miserables,” Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” ”A Brand New Day” from …

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Protester Disrupts Sean Spicer’s Book Signing: “It’s A Garbage Book And You’re A Garbage Person” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was interrupted by a protester during a book signing in New York on Wednesday who called him a “garbage person.” “Hey Sean, you’re a real piece of garbage and I hope you look around and see all these empty seats,” a man shouted inside the Union Square Barnes and Noble …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Swedish Activist Thwarts Deportation Of Afghan Man By Refusing To Take Her Seat On Flight

The Washington Post reports: Around the world — from Chicago to Munich to Roskilde, Denmark — airports have become centers of political protest over deportations. Activists have blocked airport entrances, demonstrated outside terminal fences and even stormed a runway in attempts to stop flights carrying deportees. This week, one Swedish student tried a different approach. When Elin Ersson learned that …

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PHILADELPHIA: Handmaids Turn Out To Protest Pence

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Vice President Mike Pence’s second visit to Philadelphia this summer was again met with protests, this time with a dystopian theme. People dressed as handmaids from the novel-turned-Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale joined protesters outside of the Union League Monday evening. Pence was hosting a fund-raiser at the club for fellow Republican Lou Barletta, who is …

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ISRAEL: Activists Block Highway In Unprecedented LGBT Workers Nationwide Strike Over Surrogacy Laws

The Times of Israel reports: Protesters briefly blocked the Ayalon freeway in central Tel Aviv on Sunday morning amid demonstrations across the country, as the LGBT community began an unprecedented nationwide strike in protest of Israel’s failure to include gay couples in its surrogacy laws. The main southbound artery through the city was temporarily blocked by thousands of marchers waving …

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Michelle Obama Leads Get Out The Vote Drive [VIDEO]

Vox reports: Michelle Obama may not want to run for president, but she’s still dipping her toe into politics as the country approaches November’s midterm elections. Unlike her husband, though, who will be hitting the campaign trail in November, she’s not rallying voters specifically to Democrats. The initiative launched Thursday, July 19, with a public service announcement. According to people …

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18-Piece Mariachi Band Plays At WH Protest [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A former adviser to Hillary Clinton hired a Mariachi band to play outside of the White House in an effort to disrupt President Trump’s sleep on Wednesday night. Adam Parkhomenko organized the performance as part of a multi-day protest over Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Hundreds of people came to “welcome” Trump back from Helsinki …

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Protesters Chant “Traitor” Outside White House [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Protesters greeted President Trump as he returned from his summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, with dozens gathering outside the White House and yelling “traitor” late into the night. The impromptu protest, dubbed #OccupyLafayettePark, came after Trump’s controversial press conference with Putin. During the joint presser, Trump refused to denounce Russia’s 2016 election meddling …

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SOUTH KOREA: US Embassy Supports Seoul LGBT Pride Festival, Christian Protesters Attempt To Block Parade

The Korea Daily reports: Seoul’s festival had the theme “Queeround,” signifying that there are LGBT people all around us. According to its organizers, a record number of about 120,000 people took part in the festivities despite the sweltering heat, which reached a high of 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 degrees Fahrenheit). Although the festival was organized by Koreans, there was a …

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Scottish Protesters Hurl Abuse As Trump Golfs [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A group of protesters gathered at President Trump’s Turnberry golf resort in Scotland on Saturday, chanting at him as he played the course. “No Trump, no KKK, no racist USA,” the protesters could be heard chanting at Trump in a video posted by a BBC reporter. Trump has faced widespread protests during his trip to the United …

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SCOTLAND: Greenpeace Trolls Trump At Golf Resort

The Associated Press reports: Scottish police say they are trying to trace a paraglider who flew a Greenpeace protest banner over the golf resort that President Donald Trump is staying at. Detective Inspector Stephen McCulloch said the protester breached a no-fly zone over Turnberry hotel and committed a criminal offence. Greenpeace said the glider carried a banner reading “Trump: Well …

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LONDON: Massive Crowds Turn Out To Protest Trump

CNN reports: Protesters have begun gathering in the UK for demonstrations against Donald Trump and his controversial policies, as the US President stayed out of central London, where the biggest rallies are expected. The leader’s schedule has been organized for him to avoid the protests, and although Trump claims he is very popular in Britain, he conceded the planned demonstrations …

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London Crowd Counts Down Baby Blimp Liftoff [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The most anticipated installment of Britain’s “Stop Trump” protests — a giant orange balloon of President Trump depicted as a pouting baby in a diaper and holding a smartphone — took flight on Friday from Parliament Square in London. As if they were waiting for a rocket launch, dozens of excited people — including activists, …

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BRITAIN: Russian “Whore Trump” Crop Circle To Greet Glorious Leader As He Flies To Meet Theresa May

USA Today reports: If President Donald Trump hasn’t been brushing up on his Russian in anticipation of his Monday meeting with Vladimir Putin, it may not be a problem. If he has, he may not want to look out of his helicopter as he flies to see British Prime Minister Theresa May at her country estate on Friday. That’s because …

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Baby Blimp May Fly Over Trump’s Scotland Golf Course

The Evening Standard reports: Thousands of people have signed a petition for the Trump baby blimp to be flown close to the President’s golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. Activists raised over £16,000 to make the balloon and gain permission to fly it over Parliament Square. Sadiq Khan and City Hall gave the go-ahead for it to be flown on Friday …

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“Mike Pence Sausage Fest” Planned For Kansas City

Kansas City’s CBS affiliate reports: It is always a big deal when the President of the United States or the Vice President of the United States visit the Kansas City area. Roads are blocked off and large amounts of security following their every step. However, Wednesday will be a little different. The LGBTQ community in Kansas City and radio station …

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NFL Players Union Files Grievance On Anthem Policy

Via press release from the NFL Players Association: Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players challenging the NFL’s recently imposed anthem policy. The union’s claim is that this new policy, imposed by the NFL’s governing body without consultation with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on player rights. In advance …

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LGBT Activists Display “Hidden Flag” At World Cup

From the Hidden Flag website: When Gilbert Baker designed the rainbow flag in 1978, he did so to create a symbol and an icon for the LGTB community. A symbol, recognisable across the world, that people could use to express their pride. Unfortunately, 40 years later, there are still countries in which homosexuality is persecuted, sometimes even by jail sentences, …

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DC Bartender Flips Off And Curses At Stephen Miller

The Washington Post reports: After Miller ordered $80 of takeout sushi from a restaurant near his apartment, a bartender followed him into the street and shouted, “Stephen!” When Miller turned around, the bartender raised both middle fingers and cursed at him, according to an account Miller has shared with White House colleagues. Outraged, Miller threw the sushi away, he later …

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McConnell Confronted By Anti-ICE Protesters [VIDEO]

The Louisville Courier Journal reports: A group of protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Bardstown Road in Louisville Saturday, calling out “Abolish ICE” and “No justice, no peace.” The interaction was captured on video and shared with Courier Journal. In it, someone asks McConnell, “Where are the children? Where are the babies, MItch?” — an apparent reference to …

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