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Macron Halts Fuel Tax Hike In Bid To Curb Riots

Agence France-Presse reports: The French government plans to announce Tuesday the suspension of fuel tax increases slated for January in a bid to quell the fierce protests which have ballooned into the deepest crisis of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency, sources said. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will also unveil other measures to help boost the living standards of low-income households, the government …

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Macron Mulls Emergency Decree As Paris Riots Worsen

The Associated Press reports: France’s most violent urban riot in more than a decade engulfed some of central Paris on Saturday as “yellow jacket” activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti. Protesters angry about rising taxes and the high cost of living clashed with French riot police, who closed off some …

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BALTIMORE: Drop-In Center For Homeless LGBT Youth Damaged In Rioting

A burning object was hurled through the front window of Baltimore’s drop-in center for homeless LGBT youth on the first night of the rioting. Via the Baltimore Sun: Lara Law seemed more sad than angry on Tuesday morning as she assessed the fire damage to the Baltimore youth center where she and others provide services to young homeless people frustrated …

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BREAKING: Maryland DA Charges Six Cops In Custody Death Of Freddie Gray

Charges include second-degree murder, manslaughter, assault, and police misconduct.

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Hillary Calls For Police Body Cameras

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Baltimore To See Pro Baseball First

It’s believed that this is a first for major league baseball: “After consultation with Major League Baseball and city and local officials, tomorrow’s game between the Orioles and Chicago White Sox will be closed to the public,” the team said in a statement. “The Orioles will also play their three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, scheduled for May 1-3, …

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Hillary Reacts To Baltimore Riots

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BALTIMORE: Governor Declares State Of Emergency, Calls Out National Guard

Via ABC News: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency today following a violent gathering in Baltimore, where people threw objects at police, set cars on fire and looted businesses. Hogan also activated the National Guard. The standoff began near the Mondawmin Mall in the northwest part of the city, the Baltimore Police Department said, as the group …

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FRANCE: Thousands Of Anti-Gay Right Wingers Protest President Hollande

Torrential rains forced France’s famed anti-gay Hommen into a totally not homoerotic group huddle during yesterday’s protest against President Francois Hollande. As is typical for France’s neo-Nazi supported anti-gay movement, things got violent. Several thousand people marched through Paris on Sunday in a “Day of Anger” against embattled President Francois Hollande which ended in clashes between police and protesters. Security …

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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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