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RUSSIA: Hundreds Arrested At Putin Protest [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president demonstrated throughout the country on Saturday. Police arrested hundreds, including protest organizer Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is Putin’s most prominent foe. Police seized Navalny by the arms and legs and carried the thrashing activist from Moscow’s Pushkin Square, where …

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WaPo Analysis: Who Are These Millions Of Protesters?

Since Trump’s election tens of millions of Americans have turned out in the streets in the largest protests seen in decades. Today the Washington Post breaks down the numbers: One in five Americans have protested in the streets or participated in political rallies since the beginning of 2016. Of those, 19 percent said they had never before joined a march …

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Mob Heckles Trump In NYC: “Lock Him Up!” [VIDEO]

More of this please: President Trump’s motorcade was greeted in New York City on Saturday by a large group of protestors chanting “lock him up” and “traitor.” Video posted to Twitter shows the crowd of protestors as Trump’s motorcade passes by in Manhattan. The protestors also chanted “hey hey, ho ho, Donald Trump has got to go” and booed Trump’s …

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Protester Gets Within Feet Of Trump In Senate Building, Throws Russian Flags, Shouts “Treason!” [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: President Donald Trump has arrived on Capitol Hill to lunch with GOP senators after sparring with several of them, as congressional Republicans turn to overhauling the tax code. The president arrived and was escorted by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as reporters shouted questions. The two are set to meet briefly before they head to Senate policy lunches …

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TURKEY: Government Orders Probe After Giant Rocky Balboa Banner Rises Over Soccer Stadium [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim ordered a probe on Monday into a giant banner depicting fictional boxer Rocky Balboa at a soccer match at Galatasaray stadium, sending the team’s shares plunging on the Borsa Istanbul. The banner unfurled at Sunday’s match featured an image of the character portrayed by actor Sylvester Stallone and was framed by the words …

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After Becoming Hero To Right Wing, NFL Player Reveals He Accidentally Stood Alone On Field During Anthem

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: Alejandro Villanueva said he never intended to stand alone during the national anthem on Sunday and apologized to his teammates and coach Mike Tomlin for what he called “a very embarrassing” botching of the team’s pregame plan. “Every single time I see that picture of me standing by myself, I feel embarrassed,” Villanueva said. “We butchered …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Protesters Topple And Stomp Durham Monument To The Confederacy [VIDEO]

The Durham Herald-Sun reports: Protesters climbed a ladder, looped a rope around a Confederate statue and pulled it to the ground, smashing it, during an ‘Emergency Durham Protest’ on Main Street on Monday night. More than 100 activists from anti-fascist and progressive groups, many who traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, held the rally to demand the removal of …

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Cops Drag Wheelchair-Bound Trumpcare Protesters Away From Sen. Mitch McConnell’s DC Office [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I wonder how many a video is worth. In newly surfaced footage posted to Twitter on Thursday, protesters in wheelchairs and wearing medical equipment are carried and dragged away from outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s office, where they were protesting the GOP’s health care bill. The protesters, participating …

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Protesters Disrupt DC Pride Parade [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The D.C. Capital Pride Parade was disrupted by protesters Saturday who say the event is too corporate and marginalizes minorities and the very community the tradition was created to celebrate. Protesters from No Justice No Pride linked arms to block the parade route near 15th and P streets in Northwest Washington about 5:30 p.m. With a …

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RUSSIA: St. Petersburg Police Arrest Activists At May Day Protest Against Chechen Persecution Of Gay Men

The Independent reports: Russian police have detained LGBT activists attempting to raise awareness about the persecution of gay men in Chechnya. The demonstration was held during a May Day march in St Petersburg, with a group of around 10 protesters arrested near the Anichkov Palace in the centre of Russia’s second city. Images shared on Twitter showed activists lying on …

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FLORIDA: Trump’s Motorcade Takes Detour To Evade Hundreds Protesting His Hidden Tax Returns [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday reportedly took a longer route than usual on his way back to his Mar-a-Lago resort in what reporters said appeared to be an attempt to avoid large crowds of Tax March protesters. According to pool reports, Trump’s motorcade made a long loop to get back to Mar-a-Lago after leaving Trump International Golf Club …

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State Department Condemns Russian Crackdown After Hundreds Arrested At Anti-Putin Protests [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The United States harshly criticized Russia’s detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and hundreds of other protesters Sunday in central Moscow. A Reuters reporter saw police detain Navalny, who called the rally to protest corruption, on Moscow’s Tverskaya Street and put him in a police truck. Hundreds of opposition protesters crowded around the police van and tried …

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Reps Introduce Bill To Charge Protesters Who Block Streets With “Economic Terrorism”

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Protesters who damage property or block traffic could face tougher penalties under a criminal offense called “economic terrorism” proposed last week in North Carolina’s legislature. The bill from several N.C. House Republicans comes months after Charlotte faced weeks of protests following the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. While most of the protesters were …

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Trump: Obama Is Organizing The Protests [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has been dismissing the protests against his presidency and demonstrations at congressional town hall meetings across the country as concocted by his political enemies. But now he has an alleged culprit: Barack Obama. In an interview Monday with Fox News Channel, Trump said that he believes his predecessor is helping to organize the protests. …

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At The Stonewall Transgender Rights Protest [VIDEO]

Mic.com reports: Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of Stonewall Inn Thursday night to protest President Donald Trump rolling back protections for transgender Americans. In the description of the Facebook event for their protest, Rally organizers said they wanted to “make it clear that we will fight to keep protections for Trans and gender non-conforming people and students.” Doing so, …

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TODAY: Transgender Rights Protest At Stonewall Inn

In reaction to the Trump administration rescinding transgender student rights, dozens of LGBT rights and progressive groups will be leading a protest rally this afternoon outside the Stonewall Inn in downtown Manhattan. The rally is cosponsored by the New York City Council, GLSEN, GLAAD, and Lambda Legal. The event begins at 5:30PM and its Facebook page is here.

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Tea Party Group To Stage “Patriotic Spirit Of America” Rallies In Reaction To Massive Anti-Trump Protests

Via Breitbart: Conservative grassroots leaders are planning a series of massive pro-President Donald Trump rallies nationwide, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. On Feb. 27 and March 4, the rallies—dubbed the Spirit of America Rallies—will spring up nationwide in cities and towns across America. “These rallies are inclusive, non-partisan, and open to anyone supporting President Trump in his efforts to bring …

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Thousands Attend Stonewall Solidarity Rally [VIDEO]

NY1 reports: Carrying signs with messages such as “LGBT stands by our Muslim brothers and sisters,” thousands flooded Greenwich Village for a solidarity rally to show support for immigrants, refugees, and others impacted by Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven mostly-Muslim countries. “Were going to stand up and say all of the things that Trump has put forward,” one protester …

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Conway: Those Protesting Homocon Extremist Milo Don’t Even Know What They’re Protesting About

The Hill reports: Kellyanne Conway said early Thursday that violent protests at the University of California, Berkeley are the latest example of unrest partially fueled by the media. UC Berkeley initiated a campus-wide lockdown late Wednesday after demonstrations broke out against a scheduled speech there by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. “What’s going on out there is what’s going on all …

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Trump Threatens To Pull Federal Funding From UC Berkeley After Protests Against Homocon Milo [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: A speech by the divisive right-wing editor Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley, was canceled on Wednesday night after demonstrators set fires and threw objects at buildings to protest his appearance. The university announced the cancellation on Twitter around 6 p.m. local time, about an hour after a section of the campus erupted …

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