Tag Archives: civil unrest

Cuba Sees Largest Anti-Govt Protests In Decades

The New York Times reports: Shouting “Freedom” and other anti-government slogans, hundreds of Cubans took to the streets in cities around the country on Sunday to protest food and medicine shortages, in a remarkable eruption of discontent not seen in nearly 30 years. Hundreds of people marched through San Antonio de los Baños, southwest of Havana, with videos streaming live …

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Charges Dropped For Trucker Who Drove Into Protesters

Law & Crime reports: A truck driver who drove his rig through a large crowd of demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd on a Minnesota highway last summer will no longer face criminal charges, provided he does not get into trouble with the law for the next year. Bogdan Vechirko, 36, and prosecutors in Hennepin County reached a deal—called …

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Minneapolis Braces For Verdict In Chauvin Trial [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: Thousands of armed Guard members in fatigues are stationed on street corners — in front of libraries, laundromats, pharmacies, restaurants, office buildings and grocery stores. Businesses have boarded up windows, public buildings are surrounded by razor wire and for several nights last week curfews forced Twin Cities residents indoors after dark. Some residents and business …

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Minneapolis Rocked By Second Night Of Unrest [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: By shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, police began to warn demonstrators, who still numbered in the hundreds, that they were in violation of curfew. Authorities fired multiple rounds of tear gas, along with rubber bullets and flash grenades. Protesters dispersed from areas hit by tear gas were regrouping and retaliating by throwing water bottles and launching …

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LIVE VIDEO: Jury Selection In Derek Chauvin’s Trial

CNN reports: The death that sparked a worldwide movement will take center stage in a heavily fortified Minneapolis courtroom on Monday as jury selection begins in Derek Chauvin’s trial in the death of George Floyd. In a case with so much media attention, it may be impossible to find a jury that hasn’t heard about Floyd’s death. But the goal …

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Minneapolis Braces For Trial In George Floyd’s Murder

The Washington Post reports: Determined to avoid a repeat of last summer’s chaos and destruction, which included the burning of the 3rd Precinct police station, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) and other local leaders have sought to display an unprecedented level of security in the city. The area around the downtown Minneapolis courthouse has been transformed into a militarized zone …

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NYPD Hit With Class Action Suit Over BLM Protests

Gothamist reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio and his embattled police department are facing yet another lawsuit over the NYPD’s treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters — with a potentially “astronomical” price tag for city taxpayers. Filed in federal court on Thursday, the new class action lawsuit accuses the NYPD of violating the rights of New Yorkers through “demoralizing and brutal …

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New York City Sees Protest-Free Election Night

The New York Daily News reports: As Election Day updates slowed to a trickle into Wednesday morning, most New Yorkers appeared to have stayed home rather than take to the streets. The NYPD had braced for protests Tuesday night over the outcome of a contentious presidential race between President Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden, dispatching officers throughout the five …

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DC And NYC Businesses Board Up Ahead Of Election

Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports: DC businesses are boarding up ahead of expected demonstrations throughout the week of the 2020 Election. Despite the wet weather Sunday morning, workers near Black Lives Matter Plaza were busy erecting more plywood barriers over some buildings’ windows. If you didn’t know any better, you could be forgiven if you thought they were prepping …

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“Non-Scalable” Fence To Go Up Around White House

CNN reports: Federal authorities are expected to put back into place a “non-scalable” fence around the entire perimeter of the White House on Monday as law enforcement and other agencies prepare for possible protests surrounding the election, a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN. The fence, the same type that was put up during protests this summer, …

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Walmart Reverses, Puts Guns Back On Store Shelves

The Washington Post reports: One day after announcing it had removed all guns and ammunition from store shelves because of fears of “civil unrest,” Walmart said Friday it had begun putting those items back on sales floors. The retail giant said it originally instructed store managers to move firearms and ammunition from in-store displays to a secure location in the …

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Macy’s Boards Up Flagship NYC Store Ahead Of Election

The New York Daily News reports: Macy’s is preparing for the mayhem on 34th Street. Workers on Friday were boarding the windows of the iconic flagship store in preparation of possible unrest in the days before New York and the nation cast ballots for America’s next president. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea acknowledged that business owners have expressed concerns about lawlessness …

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Walmart Pulls Guns Off Shelves In Case Of Looting

The Hill reports: Walmart announced Thursday that it has removed ammunition and firearms from sales floors at its U.S. locations in anticipation of “civil unrest” in parts of the country. The retail giant said it was removing guns and ammunition to avoid thefts if its stores are broken into, though the company will still sell the products, The Wall Street …

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DHS Agencies Prep For Election-Related Civil Unrest

CNN reports: Two of the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement agencies are preparing for the possibility of more civil unrest amid a contentious election, according to officials, part of a concerted effort by federal and local authorities to prepare for large-scale protests. The Trump administration’s deployment of federal officers to US cities came under scrutiny this summer and drew …

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REPORT: 5M First-Time Gun Purchases So Far This Year

Reuters reports: The number of first-time buyers has skyrocketed this year, according to industry analysts, trade groups and the CEO of major gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson Brands Inc, Mark Peter Smith. In a Sept. 3 conference call with investors, Smith estimated that firearms neophytes accounted for about 40% of sales this year, an estimate he called conservative and “double …

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Texas Sheriff Indicted In Death Of Black Man [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A grand jury on Monday indicted a Texas sheriff on charges accusing him of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into the death in custody of a Black man, Javier Ambler, that was filmed by a police reality TV series “Live PD.” Williamson County records show Sheriff Robert Chody is facing the third-degree felony charge …

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Bill Would Ban Federal Cops From Wearing Camouflage

The Stars & Stripes reports: Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., introduced a bill Wednesday that would ban the use of camouflage uniforms by federal law enforcement following criticism during the summer that federal agents assigned to control racial protests looked like National Guard troops. “The Trump administration’s decision to deploy federal law enforcement officers outfitted in camouflage uniforms in response to …

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Two Louisville Cops Shot In Night Of Protests [VIDEO]

The Louisville Courier Journal reports: Two Louisville Metro Police officers were shot in downtown Louisville Wednesday night, just eight hours after an indictment was returned in the Breonna Taylor case. Interim LMPD chief Robert Schroeder confirmed two officers were shot and sustained non life-threatening injuries. One officer is in surgery, and the other is alert and in stable condition. Schroeder …

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Joe Biden Condemns Violence By Antifa [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Joe Biden specifically condemned violence committed by Antifa during the unrest that has gripped the nation for months. He told WGAL’s Barbara Barr that he has condemned violent unrest from the beginning, and attacked President Donald Trump for not doing the same. “I condemned it across the board. The president still hasn’t condemned the far right folks coming …

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Joe Biden To Hold “Community Meeting” In Kenosha

The Washington Post reports: Biden and his wife, Jill, will travel Thursday to Kenosha, Wis., which has been the site of both peaceful mass demonstrations and damaging riots in which businesses have been looted and burned following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The former vice president “will hold a community meeting in Kenosha to bring together Americans to heal …

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