Tag Archives: civil unrest

MISSOURI: Gov. Jay Nixon Orders National Guard To Respond In Ferguson

Nixon did not notify the White House of this action. “Folks didn’t know,” an administration official told BuzzFeed Monday. “The White House did not know they were sending it in.” Nixon gave “no heads up,” the official said. President Obama is back at the White House today on a pre-scheduled break from his August vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. He’s scheduled …

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Iranian Leader Uses Ferguson To Denounce Race Relations In United States

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Missouri Police Release Name Of Shooter

Via PBS NewsHour: Police announced Friday morning that Darren Wilson is the officer who is being investigated in the shooting of Micahel Brown. In a halting and sometimes disorganized statement, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson announced that his department was releasing details of a strong-arm robbery that had occurred in the area prior to the shooting of Michael Brown. Police …

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President Obama Calls On DOJ & FBI To Investigate Missouri Shooting, Denounces Police For Bullying Journalists, Urges Calm

President Obama made a statement this afternoon on the continuing chaos in Ferguson, Missouri. President Obama said Thursday that he tasked the Department of Justice and the FBI to investigate the circumstances that led to the shooting of an unarmed black teen in a St. Louis suburb that prompted violent protests and tension between police and the community. Obama, who …

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Brawl Breaks Out In Ukraine’s Parliament

Russia’s official news agency reports: “A massive brawl erupted in the Ukrainian parliament on Friday morning during a debate on a return to the 2004 Constitution, which limits presidential powers in favor of parliament. Meanwhile clashes continue in Kiev with the death toll now standing at 80.”

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NEW YORK CITY: Ukrainian Protesters Target Federal Reserve, Demand Sanctions

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EU Calls Emergency Meeting On Ukraine

Reuters reports: EU foreign ministers called an emergency meeting on Ukraine for Thursday and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said the 28-nation bloc was set to impose sanctions against those blamed for the bloodshed. “We have … made it clear that the EU will respond to any deterioration on the ground,” Barroso said in a statement. “We therefore expect …

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Ukraine On Verge Of Civil War

The New York Times reports: Mayhem gripped the center of the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday evening as riot police officers moved on protesters massed behind barriers raised throughout Independence Square, the focal point of more than two months of protests against President Viktor F. Yanukovych. As the attack began just before 8 p.m. local time, the police tried to drive …

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Riots Rock Ukraine

Via Al Jazeera: Thousands of anti-government demonstrators have clashed for hours with riot police in Ukraine’s capital, attacking officers with sticks, stones and flares after new laws were passed to stifle protests. The protesters, many wearing hard hats and gas masks in defiance of the new legislation, also used stun grenades and fire extinguishers on officers at Sunday’s rally in …

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