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  • 11 Charged in Riot at NUMC

    06/13/2011 10:19:46 AM PDT · by shoff · 21 replies
    Long Island Press ^ | 6/11/2011 | Rashed Mian
    Nearly a dozen people were arrested just after midnight on Saturday after a disturbance outside the emergency room of the Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, Nassau County Police said. Officers from the third precinct were assigned to the hospital for a “large disorderly crowd,” that attempted to enter the emergency room and were aggressive towards the hospital staff, police said.
  • IDF Pushes Back Rioters North of Capital

    06/05/2011 10:27:51 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/6/11 | Gil Ronen
    Border Police blocked an attempt by hundreds of Arabs to march into Jerusalem Sunday. The police used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse the march, near the Kalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem. Stymied in their original plan, the Arabs proceeded to burn tires and hurl rocks at police (see photos below). The march was part of the rioting marking 44 years since the Arab armies’ ignominious defeat at the hands of the IDF in the Six Day War. In Samaria, hundreds of Arabs and their leftist sympathizers tried to burn down a memorial for a fallen IDF soldier. The...
  • Westboro Baptist protestors met by counter protestors (Police used Tear Gas on Counter protestors)

    05/30/2011 11:35:12 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 19 replies ^ | May 29, 2011 | Joanna Small / May 29, 2011 )
    Police escorted the Westboro member to safety and used tear gas to control the crowd.
  • New Black Panthers Plan Massive Egypt-Style Protest & Boycott of ‘Non-Blacks’

    04/22/2011 5:59:41 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 104 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 19, 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl,
    The New Black Panther Party, the racist and radical black power group, has a big day ahead of it this coming Saturday. According to its website, it’s planning a massive 60-city “showdown.” And the day of rage will include a protest of “non-black” businesses. The group says it’s establishing a home base at an office building in Harlem, an area it’s modeling after revolutionary ground zero in Egypt. The site goes on to explain why its rallying: As in other revolutions, protests and uprisings going on around the earth, a showdown is looming for Saturday April 23rd as marchers with...
  • Tornadoes pummel Southern U.S., 43 dead (NO RIOTING OR LOOTING REPORTED)

    04/18/2011 10:52:21 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sun Apr 17, 8:34 pm ET | Ned Barnett
    RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – Three days of violent storms and tornadoes across the southern United States killed at least 43 people, wrecked hundreds of buildings and downed power lines, officials said on Sunday. North Carolina accounted for the bulk of casualties and property losses, with 22 people killed and more than 80 others injured in a string of tornadoes that ripped through the state Saturday night. Houses were flattened, cars and trucks tossed like matchsticks and planes blown off the tarmac at a local airport. Uprooted trees, poles and debris snapped power lines, cutting electricity to more than 200,000...
  • UAlbany: Suspension, expulsion on tap for students at riot

    03/17/2011 6:47:18 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 10 replies
    The Times Union ^ | March 16, 2011 | SCOTT WALDMAN
    Albany, NY Updated 06:18 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2011: The suspensions have started. Three University at Albany students who were involved in the destruction of property during the Kegs and Eggs riots have been suspended. All those who participated in destruction and mayhem face suspension and possible expulsion from the school. The school sent out that warning Wednesday, one day before St. Patrick's Day, to remind students that drinking heavily carries consequences beyond a mere hangover. "As students are identified to the university by the Albany Police Department as participants in the egregious behaviors of Saturday, they will be temporarily...
  • Riot a rift in town and gown

    03/15/2011 7:39:08 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 18 replies
    The Times Union ^ | March 15, 2011 | JORDAN CARLEO-EVANGELIST And Bryan Fitzgerald
    ALBANY, NY -- A beer-soaked Saturday morning melee described by residents as the worst in recent memory is forcing the city to again confront the fraught relationship between full-time Pine Hills residents and the college students who often treat the neighborhood as their off-campus playground. By Monday, the number of college students facing charges had topped 40 as police and prosecutors vowed to use the drunken revelers' own cellphone videos to build cases against them. "Let me deliver this message to you," Albany County District Attorney David Soares said. "Many of you who felt, or believe now, that you've gotten...
  • Saudi police open fire at rally

    03/10/2011 10:51:41 AM PST · by illiac · 85 replies
    AP ^ | 3/10/11 | AP
    in the east after government warns it won't tolerate protests - AP Headline only.....
  • Egypt crisis worst disaster since Iran’s revolution (Most Egyptians support Islamist)

    01/31/2011 4:31:15 AM PST · by tobyhill · 45 replies
    jerusalem post ^ | 1/31/2011 | BARRY RUBIN
    Analysis: Without learning lessons from past, Obama gambles that anti-American Islamist government allied with Iran won’t emerge from the chaos. When polled recently, 59% of Egyptians said they backed the Islamists and only 27% favored modernizers. There is no good policy for the United States regarding the uprising in Egypt but the Obama administration may be adopting something close to the worst option. This is its first real international crisis. And it seems to be adopting a policy that, while somewhat balanced, is pushing the Egyptian regime out of power. The situation could not be more dangerous and might be...
  • Egyptian neighbors creating local militias

    01/30/2011 7:01:20 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | January 30, 2011 | Ivan Watson
    Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- Until recently, Seif Awad worked a day job as an account manager for Cisco. But since Saturday he has begun volunteering at nights, protecting his neighborhood with a volunteer defense squad of young male neighbors armed with makeshift weapons. Last night he armed himself with a big stick. On Sunday, Awad bought gasoline canisters and started making Molotov cocktails. "If anyone comes on the street we're going to throw those at them," Awad said. "And I have a friend here who has a gun." Shortly before he spoke on the phone Sunday night with CNN, Awad...
  • (Greedy) Anti-capitalists clash with riot police in Davos

    01/30/2011 8:28:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/29/11 | Catherine Bosley
    Anti-capitalists clash with riot police in DavosBy Catherine Bosley Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:52pm EST DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Anti-capitalist protesters threw bottles at riot police on Saturday and officers responded with water cannon as a small demonstration on the final day of the World Economic Forum briefly turned violent. The clash came after a group of about 100 mainly young, local protesters marched through the chic Swiss ski resort of Davos and gathered near the railway station, some distance from the conference center hosting the Forum. It was the second episode of violence in Davos this week. Swiss anarchists...
  • Cops Probe IHOP Melee Caught On Tape

    01/25/2011 1:03:25 PM PST · by safeasthebanks · 160 replies
    The Smoking Gun website ^ | 1/25/11 | Smoking Gun
    JANUARY 25--South Carolina cops are attempting to identify the participants in a wild brawl early Saturday at an International House of Pancakes, video of which has gone viral online. As seen in the below clip--which includes some cursing--the female combatants are seen punching and wrestling with each other as tables are toppled. At one point, a woman picks up a coffee pot and strikes another woman in the head while she is being pinned to a table. Later, a man is seen swinging a cane at the woman who was struck with the coffee pot. The woman, adopting a lion...
  • Marine, wife attacked by teens after showing of "Little Fockers"

    12/28/2010 1:08:19 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 250 replies · 31+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 28, 2010 | AP
    MANATEE, Fla. (AP) — A group of unruly teenagers attacked a 27-year-old Marine and his wife who had asked them to be quiet during a Christmas night showing of "Little Fockers." The attack happened as the couple left the theater near Bradenton Saturday night. Authorities say the fight attracted about 300 bystanders. Federico Freire, home on leave from Afghanistan, says they left the theater shortly after the teens were asked to leave. The couple was kicked and punched in the parking lot before a gun-brandishing witness told the crowd to step back just before deputies arrived.
  • 17 detained as PR university strike turns violent

    12/21/2010 2:32:05 PM PST · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 21, 2010
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- At least 17 people have been detained as students at the largest public university in the Caribbean clashed with police during an indefinite strike over a new fee, officials said Tuesday. Hundreds of students launched the strike a week ago to demand that university officials eliminate an $800 yearly fee that will be imposed next year to help reduce the system's budget deficit. ... A similar strike in April over the fee and other issues paralyzed the university for nearly two months. The violent clash Monday afternoon began when several people threw smoke bombs inside...
  • Bathroom Ban Leads To Riot At NYC High School

    NEW YORK (CBS 2/1010 WINS) — Hundreds of students at Murry Bergtraum High School took a stand this week after being told they couldn’t use the bathrooms at school. Fed up with what some say are strict policies, crowds of angry teens rushed the Manhattan school’s halls, creating chaos, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Dennis. It was literally a riot — students crowded the hallways, screaming at the top of their lungs and protesting what they said was the principal’s decision to close all the bathrooms to students.
  • Baby shower brawl turns into riot in Wilson, chief says

    11/26/2010 8:40:09 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 17 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 11-24-10 | Pamela Lehman
    A Saturday night baby shower at a Wilson fire hall spun out of control after the hall manager confronted party-goers about overcrowding and underage drinking, which led to a crowd of 100 out on the street fighting and causing a near riot, police said.
  • Shooting, Riot Create Chaotic Scene During Light Up Night

    11/20/2010 2:53:24 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 21 replies
    Shooting, Riot Create Chaotic Scene During Light Up Night PITTSBURGH -- A scene that witnesses described as nothing short of chaotic erupted in downtown Pittsburgh on Friday night when shots were fired during Light Up Night. "We were fine then all these kids came running out of the building. I don't know. It was crazy," said witness Kara Grano. Channel 4 Action News' Ari Hait reported that several riots continued to break out throughout the evening, specifically at Sixth and Wood streets. About 100 people were involved in fights in that area, police said. Hait reported seeing 35 to 50...
  • BERKELEY: Protesters Involved in Feb. 26 Riot Found Not-Guilty of All Charges

    11/16/2010 3:50:34 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Californian ^ | 11/16/10 | Gabby Fastiggi
    Two protesters involved in the Feb. 26 Southside riot were acquitted of all charges Monday following a short deliberation by jurors. The defendants - Zachary Miller, an alumnus of UC Berkeley, and Marika Goodrich, a senior at the time of the riot - had been charged with misdemeanors and were arrested during the protest. Miller had been charged with resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer and attempted removal of a non-firearm weapon from a peace officer, while Goodrich was charged with misdemeanor assault against a peace officer. According to Goodrich's attorney, John Hamasaki, the jury quickly came back with a...
  • Students protest in London, Conservative HQ attacked

    11/10/2010 9:20:39 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | November 10, 2010 11:31 a.m. EST | Atika Shubert,
    A group of demonstrators broke into the headquarters of Britain's governing Conservative party in London Wednesday, spray-painting anarchy symbols and setting off flares before being forced out of the building. They went on to set fires outside the building. The violence came during a largely peaceful protest by students against government plans to allow universities to increase tuition fees. The National Union of Students said 40,000 demonstrators were on the streets. London's Metropolitan Police did not offer a crowd estimate or have any information about arrests. Students and university staff are protesting against government plans to allow universities to charge...
  • 100 protesters arrested in Oakland

    11/06/2010 10:10:52 AM PDT · by Amerikan_Samurai · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Saturday, November 6, 2010 | Jaxon Van Derbeken, Matthai Kuruvila,Kevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff Writers Read more: http://www.sfg
    (11-05) 20:30 PDT OAKLAND -- More than 100 protesters angered by the two-year sentence handed down to former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle were arrested Friday night after marching from downtown Oakland into a residential area south of Lake Merritt, where mobs smashed about a dozen car windshields and a police officer's gun was snatched. The marchers headed out of downtown after a peaceful rally outside City Hall, where as many as 500 people sang songs and heard speeches denouncing the sentence Mehserle received earlier in the day for the fatal shooting of unarmed BART rider Oscar Grant. About 200...
  • OAKLAND: Police arresting people at 7th Ave., E. 17th St.

    11/05/2010 8:11:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/5/10 | Kristin Bender
    7:45 p.m.: Police arresting people at 7th Avenue and East 17th StreetPolice have announced to the crowd that they are going to begin arresting people. They are telling protesters not to resist and to follow officers' orders.Officers are using wristbands to secure people's hands. People are surrendering and allowing themselves to be cuffed. A few people are on the ground.Police are declaring the area a crime scene."Do not resist arrest," police are saying. "You will not be hurt in any way."Someone has lit a trash can on fire, and an officer is putting the fire out with his boot.At least...
  • Police indentify about 16 people who caused problems last time and are introducing themselves...

    11/05/2010 5:43:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/5/10 | Kristin Bender
    Live Blog: Police indentify about 16 people who caused problems last time and are introducing themselves to them ... 4:55 p.m. Police Chief Batts briefs media, says officers are introducing themselves to 16 people who caused the most trouble after Mehserle verdict In his second briefing to the media, Police Chief Batts said officers from various agencies have been introducing themselves to about 16 people who caused the most trouble in July following the verdict in the Mehserle trial. He said they are saying, "It's a pleasure to see you and we are aware of you." Batts said the music...
  • Protesters massing in Oakland as businesses close

    11/05/2010 3:55:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/5/10 | Matthai Kuruvila,Kevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff Writers
    OAKLAND -- Office buildings are emptying and protesters are gathering in downtown Oakland in anticipation of demonstrations today over the two-year prison term handed down to former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle for killing Oscar Grant. Grant's family and supporters expressed outrage at the sentence, saying it should have been closer to the potential maximum of 14 years. "The whole system is guilty!" a group of about 20 people chanted near the corner of 14th Street and Broadway, as hundreds of other demonstrators streamed into the area and to nearby City Hall. Many wore "Justice for Oscar Grant" T-shirts. A...
  • French Senate OKs Retirement Reform in Tense Vote

    10/22/2010 12:28:55 PM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/22/10 Filed at 2:55 p.m. ET
    PARIS (AP) — The French Senate, pushed into an early vote, approved on Friday a hotly contested bill raising the retirement age to 62, hours after riot police forced the reopening of a strategic refinery to help halt growing fuel shortages amid nationwide strikes and protests. In tense balloting after 140 hours of debate, the Senate voted 177-153 for the pension reform. The measure is expected to win final formal approval by both houses of parliament next week. President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative government, keen to get the measure passed and quell increasingly radicalized protests, cut short the debate and voting...
  • Unruly Dance Crowd Gets Sprayed After Array of Fights

    10/10/2010 11:28:14 AM PDT · by Palladin · 35 replies
    Williamsport Sun-Gazette ^ | October 10, 2010 | Philip Holmes
    Unruly Dance Crowd Gets Pepper-sprayed after Array of Fights October 10, 2010 - By PHILIP A. HOLMES - As a homecoming dance was letting out at the Williamsport Area High School late Friday night, hundreds of students began fighting, creating riot conditions that took nearly an hour for city police and other officers to bring under control. "We were overwhelmed. That's the best way to put it," Lt. Tim Miller, the patrol supervisor in charge of the scene, said. "We were called there for a large disturbance. While en route, we received several calls from school officials there who...
  • Race-based riots underscore the need for personal protection on the Iowa State Fairgrounds

    08/27/2010 11:46:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Des Moines Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 August, 2010 | Sean McClanahan
    Hidden under layers of bureaucracy and cover-ups, there was an ugly side to what is normally one of Iowa's best events – the Iowa State Fair. For over a week, hundreds of thousands of citizens come out to the Iowa State Fairgrounds to enjoy the vendors, food, and general good times. As long as you stay on the Fairgrounds property, perhaps, and limit your attendance to the daytime hours. According to WHO news, on August 13, an estimated 100+ teens – mostly males, and mostly black, wearing red shirts – participated in “Get Whitey Night” just outside the west side...
  • Travellers riot in central France after police shooting

    07/18/2010 3:03:43 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | July 18th 2010 | Staff
    About 50 travellers (gypsies) armed with iron bars and hatchets have rioted in the small town of Saint-Aignan in central France after police shot a man dead. Violence erupted when the crowd, some of them masked, tried to force their way into a police station in the town in the Loir-et-Cher region. In the ensuing riot, a bakery was trashed, three cars torched and trees, traffic lights and road signs damaged. Related stories Four held after French shooting France country profile Three hundred soldiers were brought in to restore order. Nobody is believed to have been hurt during the incident,...
  • Violent clashes at mosque protest

    07/18/2010 5:33:31 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 8 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 18, 2010 | Alastair Jamieson
    Violent clashes have broken out between riot police and members of the English Defence League protesting against a planned mosque in Dudley, West Midlands. About 2,000 members of the EDL descended on Dudley town centre on Saturday afternoon. Some of the protesters broke out of a pen in a car park, breaking down metal fences and throwing the metal brackets at officers, who were armed with riot shields and batons.
  • Oakland cops probing 2 councilwomen at protest

    07/14/2010 7:47:01 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/14/10 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Oakland police are investigating City Councilwomen Jean Quan and Rebecca Kaplan for their decision to join a human line that blocked police from moving up Broadway during the demonstration Thursday night. "The whole civil unrest incident is still under investigation," said Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason, who added that additional arrests are likely."Regarding council members Quan and Kaplan, they are not exempt from this," he said.The councilwomen, who are both running for mayor, say they were merely acting as peacekeepers, trying to calm a tense situation.The event in question began on Broadway near City Hall a few hours after a...
  • After dark, mobs form, smash windows, loot

    07/09/2010 12:08:07 PM PDT · by nmh · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The Sanfranciso Gate Chronicle ^ | 7/9/10 | Matthai Kuruvila, Kevin Fagan, Carolyn Jones,Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writers
    (07-08) 23:33 PDT OAKLAND -- There was outrage, there was looting and there were skirmishes between police and protesters, but that wasn't the whole story of how Oakland reacted to the Johannes Mehserle verdict. ... They smashed windows of shops including the trendy Ozumo restaurant, and one building was spray painted with the words, "Say no to work. Say yes to looting." A boutique called Spoiled was spared. It had a sign outside and pictures of Oscar Grant with the words, "Do not destroy. Black owned. Black owned." JJ Fryzel, an Oakland artist who just moved into a gallery called...
  • Cops arrest 83 in raucous Oakland protests [none dare call them riots]

    07/09/2010 10:38:29 AM PDT · by Gondring · 33 replies · 1+ views
    SF Gate (San Francisco Chronicle) ^ | Friday, July 9, 2010 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    (07-09) 09:59 PDT OAKLAND -- Law-enforcement officers arrested 83 people during Thursday night's protests in downtown Oakland over the involuntary manslaughter conviction of former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle for the shooting death of train rider Oscar Grant, police said today. The rallies began peacefully but soon degenerated into lawlessness, during which protesters looted businesses, sprayed anti-police graffiti on storefronts, set trash bins on fire and clashed with police wearing gas masks and riot helmets and carrying batons, authorities said. Police from agencies throughout the Bay Area were called in to help Oakland officers. Those arrested were booked on suspicion...
  • Masked and angry, rioters cause chaos [Oakland, CA - The Bosom of Progressiveness ]

    07/09/2010 12:37:21 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 177 replies · 3+ views
    Oakland Tribune and Mercury News ^ | July 9 2010 | Cecily Burt
    As the verdict reached the streets, hundreds converged in downtown Oakland for mostly peaceful protests before swelling to a crowd of more than a thousand, with a hard-core splinter group of rioters clashing with police and wreaking havoc in downtown. By late evening, hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the Bay Area had descended downtown to help local police quell the protesters. Wearing black masks, many looted stores, smashed windows and rolled trash bins into the streets while setting them on fire. At one point, protesters began throwing M-1000 fireworks at law enforcement officers and other demonstrators. Stephen Allen,...
  • Crowd forces way into Oakland store amid protests

    07/08/2010 9:05:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 75 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 8, 2010
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland police say people have broken into an athletic store near the city's downtown as hundreds of people protest the verdict in the case of a former transit officer. Johannes Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter on Thursday in Los Angeles in the videotaped shooting death of an unarmed black man on an Oakland train platform.
  • "Unruly crowd" forms after 4th of July celebration

    07/05/2010 4:00:20 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 94 replies · 2+ views
    PHILADELPHIA - July 5, 2010 (WPVI) -- Independence Day celebrations got out of hand late last night when an unruly crowd converged on Center City.
  • Through Mehserle chaos, Oakland will endure {BART Shooting}

    07/02/2010 8:02:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/2/10 | Chip Johnson
    The tension in Oakland is palpable as the city awaits a verdict in the trial of Johannes Mehserle, a former BART police officer charged with murdering passenger Oscar Grant in January 2009. City officials and business leaders have issued rote statements pleading for public calm in the event of an unpopular verdict. And they run the gamut from righteous to the well-intentioned to the downright ridiculous. This much we already know: What may appear as a reasonable verdict in one community may look like a travesty of justice in another. Youth Uprising, a city-funded youth center, has produced a video...
  • Bracing for the worst in Mehserle verdict { BART Shooting}

    06/29/2010 7:59:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 2+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/29/10 | Chip Johnson
    On any given day in the Bay Area, it's common to come across aspiring musicians hawking homemade music CDs on the streets of Oakland, Berkeley or San Francisco.Kazi Reeves, 25, who spends time each week outside Peet's Coffee Shop on Oakland's Lakeshore Avenue, is an easygoing pitchman who uses an iPod and headphones to offer potential customers a free sample.He is unabashedly friendly and upbeat, except when it comes to the Johannes Mehserle trial in Los Angeles."I expect an unfair verdict," Reeves said. "A fair verdict would at least be manslaughter," he said. Anything less "would be enough for me...
  • Post-Mehserle Verdict Concerns Grow

    06/28/2010 4:15:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, Jun 28, 2010 | LORI PREUITT
    The Johannes Mehserle murder trial looks like it will wrap up in Los Angeles this week and that has people in Oakland bracing for possible trouble once the verdict is read. While city leaders are calling for calm, people who use Lake Merritt found messages preaching the opposite. The sidewalks that circle the lake were spray painted this weekend. Some were mundane such as "Justice for Oscar Grant." Others seemed to point to trouble with the words "LA Better Get It Right Or Else." One appeared the threaten the Mehserle's life. Workers were out Monday morning trying to remove the...
  • Caption these libtard protestors at the G20 Summit in Toronto (barf alert)

    06/28/2010 6:12:42 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 6/26/10 | staff
    "A man sticks his tongue out at a police officer after being arrested during a protest at the G20 summit in downtown Toronto "
  • Police arrest more than 500 at Toronto summit

    06/27/2010 2:36:39 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 79 replies
    hosted ^ | 6-27 | ROB GILLIES
    TORONTO — Police raided a university building and rounded up more protesters Sunday in an effort to quell further violence at the global economic summit after black-clad youths rampaged through the city, smashing windows and torching police cruisers. Police said they have arrested more than 500 demonstrators, many of whom were hauled away in plastic handcuffs and taken to a temporary holding center constructed for the summit.....
  • Mexican Flag Wavers Riot After Lakers (what the MSM did not show)

    Notice when they are kicking down the Newspaper stands they are yelling "Thats the (AZ) Suns)
  • Immigrant youths riot in Sweden, burning down school ('Little Mogadishu')

    06/09/2010 10:22:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 153+ views
    BBC News ^ | 6/9/10 | BBC
    Rioters in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, have burned down a school building and thrown stones at police in a second night of disturbances. The trouble began on Monday after a group of youths in a suburb with a mainly immigrant population were refused entry to a school dance. ... 'Little Mogadishu' Police said the rioters threw stones at the fire engines, preventing them from reaching the school building before it burned to the ground. The youths also attacked a police station. Rinkeby is home to a large number of first- and second-generation immigrants. Many of them are from Somalia, so...
  • Nina Easton: What I saw at the SEIU thug protest at that banker’s home

    05/26/2010 7:00:39 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies · 1,229+ views
    Has Captain Civility or his flack-in-chief been asked about this yet by any reporter, incidentally? Not that they’re obligated to answer for every sin committed by every crank on their side of the aisle; that privilege is reserved for Republicans. But after all the demagoguery about teabaggers gone wild coupled with all the finger-wagging at conservatives about disagreeing without being disagreeable, you’d think he might have thoughts on his closest union crony sending a rampaging horde to intimidate a banker at his home. But then, this is the guy who once told a group of financial CEOs, “My administration is...
  • Bangkok: Red Shirts demand cease-fire as Thai Govt declares 'live-fire' zone

    05/15/2010 8:43:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 558+ views
    Thailand News ^ | 05/15/10
    Red Shirts demand cease-fire as Thai Govt declares 'live-fire' zone Thailand News.Net Saturday 15th May, 2010 (ANI) Thailand's opposition "Red-Shirts" on Saturday called for a cease-fire and withdrawal of troops from Bangkok's key Ratchaprasong business district, even as the government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared the area a 'live-fire' zone. The escalating tensions between opposition protestors and security personnel prompted troops to erect signages warning people and journalists not to enter the area. The Red Shirt leadership however, has refused to be intimidated. UDD leader Natthawut Saikua showed images of a woman who he said had been killed by...
  • 3 Dead During Greek Riots.

    05/08/2010 9:47:24 PM PDT · by conservative_crusader · 8 replies · 385+ views
    ABC News ^ | 05/05/2010 | DEREK GATOPOULOS
    Greek fire officials say three people have died in a blaze that broke out at an Athens bank during rioting over government austerity measures. An estimated 100,000 people took to the streets Wednesday during a nationwide wave of strikes against spending cuts aimed at saving the country from bankrupty. Protesters were hurling Molotov cocktails at police and buildings. At least two buildings were on fire, while hundreds of people were involved in the clashes...
  • Lawlessness in Santa Cruz

    05/05/2010 7:42:29 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 12 replies · 453+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | May 5 2010 | Don Miller
    Today’s Sentinel story on how the Santa Cruz City Council has responded to Saturday’s downtown mayhem with a directive to hire more cops is not surprising. The council, and city government including police, were already being pressured by groups such as Take Back Santa Cruz to do something about gang violence and the flourishing drug trade in the city. Now, many people think the police were either understaffed, or underprepared, to handle what happened Saturday night. In any case, the city has had to deal with a rising tide of discontent, along with violence, mixed in with the historic “tolerance”...
  • Freep This FaceBook Anarchist Website (Partial Vanity)

    05/04/2010 5:32:15 PM PDT · by dersepp · 2 replies · 262+ views ^ | 4 May 10 | dersepp
    So you might have heard that the already struggling and economically depressed city of Santa Cruz, CA had a public gathering on Mad Day evening go south and turn into a mini-riot ( The articles notes there is an anarchist internet cafe in town that serves as a hub for that group. Now I do not wish any harm to come to this group (save for the FBI and then later their fellow inmates), but I think we as Freepers should have at them in their virtual world as only we can do. While you're checking your FaceBook account, why...
  • Obama’s friends riot

    05/03/2010 10:10:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,516+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | May 2, 2010 | Don Surber
    Let’s be honest. Barack Obama is the SEIU president. Without that union’s support early on, he would have faded faster than Mike Gravel in 2008. So the SEIU-backed May Day celebration — this year’s theme: ARIZONAZI — reflects on the president. Oddly enough, on May Day, President Obama lectured Americans from the bully pulpit of a commencement speech with a warning not to speak out against the government: “When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that in our democracy, government is us.” As Nancy Pelosi put it last summer, it is...
  • Riot breaks out in downtown Santa Cruz; windows broken on dozens of businesses

    05/02/2010 2:37:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 69 replies · 2,107+ views ^ | May 2, 2010 | Alia Wilson
    SANTA CRUZ - A large group of protesters demonstrating at a May Day rally for worker's and immigrant rights downtown broke off into a riot vandalizing about a dozen businesses around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. Many in the group were carrying makeshift torches as they marched, breaking storefront windows and writing "anarchist graffiti" on buildings, according to Capt. Steve Clark. Many businesses sustained multiple broken windows including very large storefront windows at Urban Outfitters and The Rittenhouse building. Police believe at least 15 businesses suffered damage. The violence was initiated from a group holding a rally at the town...
  • Santa Cruz police ask FBI to help investigate what they believe was 'coordinated' attack on the city

    05/03/2010 7:57:32 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies · 1,025+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 05/03/2010 | Alia Wilson
    SANTA CRUZ - Santa Cruz police on Monday asked the FBI to help investigate what they believe was a "methodical and coordinated" attack on the city Saturday night. Police also announced that they arrested a second man in connection with the downtown riot that caused more than $100,000 in damage to 18 businesses. Police spokesman Zach Friend said investigators believe the attack was premeditated because officers received two phone calls for shots fired and a man down prior to the violent outburst. Friend said the calls appear to have been make to "divert police and fire resources away from the...
  • Riot breaks out in downtown Santa Cruz;

    05/03/2010 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Calamari · 27 replies · 1,049+ views ^ | 05/02/2010 01:45:50 AM PDT | Alia Wilson
    SANTA CRUZ - A large group of protesters demonstrating at a May Day rally for worker's and immigrant rights downtown broke off into a riot vandalizing about a dozen businesses around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.