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  • Sri Lanka imposes curfew in Kandy after anti-Muslim riots

    03/06/2018 2:33:45 AM PST · by BBell · 15 replies
    Colombo (AFP) - Sri Lanka imposed a curfew Monday in a central hill station town popular with tourists after days of communal unrest that saw a man killed and Muslim businesses set alight. Police had been placed on alert in Kandy, home to famous tea plantations and Buddhist relics, to ensure that the "situation does not spiral into inter-communal conflagration," the government said.
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Protested for Black Panthers at Yale

    07/27/2016 3:11:03 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 32 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | March 16, 2016 | WikiLeaks
    From: Jake Sullivan To: Hillary Clinton Date: 2012-06-11 06:13 Subject: CHICAGO UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05791181 Date: 11/30/2015 RELEASE IN FULL From: Sullivan, Jacob J Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:13 PM To: Subject: FW: Chicago FYI Original Message From: Rubin, Barnett R Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:12 PM To: Sullivan, Jacob J Subject: Chicago Reading the Secretary's remarks at Wellesley, I realized that we both participated in the August 1968 demonstrations at the DNC in Chicago. We also both went through the Panther/Cambodia demos at Yale in 1970, but I was arrested...
  • Leftist Professor Who Chased Charlotesville Driver With A Rifle Attacks Big League Cameraman (VIDEO)

    02/13/2018 3:07:23 PM PST · by blueyon · 41 replies
    bigleaguepolitics ^ | 2/12/18 | Patrick Howley
    Dwayne Dixon, a leader of the left-wing Redneck Revolt militia group, admitted to chasing Charlotesville driver James Fields with a rifle shortly before Fields allegedly crashed into a group of protesters, killing Heather Heyer, on August 12, 2017. Why did Dixon chase Fields before the crash? Big League Politics asked Dixon about this on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where Dixon works as a cultural anthropology professor. The interview quickly went haywire, with Dixon attacking our cameraman and calling the police to report on “an intruder” on the public college campus:
  • Eagles fans react in predictably calm, respectful style after Super Bowl win

    02/05/2018 9:45:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Hot ^ | February 5, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Naw… I’m just kidding. They tore the city up.Following a grueling match which went down to the final second in what was arguably one of the most exciting Super Bowls on record, fans of the victorious Philadelphia Eagles took to the streets of the City of Brotherly Love. Many were simply joyous and looking forward to welcoming the Lombardi Trophy to their town at last. But a significant number of them went and did what Eagles fans are known all too well for. They began ripping up the infrastructure, setting fires and flipped over at least one car in front...
  • Philadelphia Mayhem ***Live Thread

    02/04/2018 8:24:58 PM PST · by Partisan Hack · 47 replies
    Broadcastify ^ | Feb 4th, 2018 | Broadcastify
    Let the Games begin!
  • (Vanity) Any news about Nov 4 Violent Antifa activities?

    11/04/2017 10:27:32 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 91 replies
    According to Fox News, "Among the 20 cities where rallies are set to occur are Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle. ....." Any Freeper report?
  • Officer: Freddie Gray didn't appear to need medical care

    10/31/2017 8:56:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2017 6:58 PM EDT | Brian Witte
    A Baltimore police officer involved in arresting a black man who later suffered a fatal injury during a police van ride testified at the driver’s disciplinary hearing Tuesday that the man did not show any signs he needed medical care when he was first put into the van. Officer Edward Nero testified at the hearing for Officer Caesar Goodson, the van driver who could be fired for violating department policies in the case. “He was not showing any signs of a medical emergency,” Nero, a certified emergency medical technician, said of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died about a week after...
  • November 4 ANTIFA Revolution

    10/29/2017 3:40:11 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 71 replies
    Me | October 29 2017 | Me
    I have been hearing from friends via email, Facebook and Twitter that “ANTIFA” is apparently plotting a civil war in the United States that will begin on November 4, according to a pervasive right wing conspiracy theory. I'm wondering what freepers have heard. Many web sites and BLOGs on both sides of the issue.
  • Last Month, 83% of U.S. Protests Were Against Trump

    10/11/2017 12:12:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The University of Denver ^ | October 11, 2017 | Professor Erica Chenoweth
    For August 2017, we tallied 834 protests, demonstrations, strikes, marches, sit-ins and rallies in the United States, with at least one in every state and the District. Our conservative guess is that between 175,625 and 205,178 people showed up at these political gatherings, although it is likely there were far more participants. Because mainstream media often neglect to report nonviolent actions — especially small ones — it is probable that we did not record every event that took place. At 31 percent of the events we listed this month, we lacked an estimate of the size of the crowd. Nevertheless,...

    09/29/2017 11:52:52 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 70 replies
    LibertyNation ^ | 08/21/17 | JAMES FITE
    Since Donald Trump won the presidency last year, the streets of have teemed with leftist activists united in their collective outrage. Various protesters have wreaked havoc across the nation. Now, Refuse Fascism’s Andy Zee hopes to amass an army for what may be the final battle in their war against the United States. Millions of people will gather nationwide in a coordinated protest to remove Trump and Pence from the White House beginning November 4 – nearly a year to the day after the election – and they insist they will not relent until the mission is achieved.
  • What were the real lessons of Ferguson, and are we listening?

    09/29/2017 8:30:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | September 28, 2017 | BY EMILY PARNELL
    During the Ferguson protests, I remember thinking, “This is what happens when people feel like they don’t have a voice.” The outraged community gathered together to speak. And, as can happen with outrage — particularly when there are scared, young people involved — the rage overtook some, and the protests turned destructive. The whole thing felt a wee bit like racism, to be honest. There was an “us” vs. “them” feel to it. Distaste for a community that didn’t exercise self-control. A “Well, what do you expect?” attitude. Do you know what I didn’t hear discussed from any of the...
  • OpEd: White People, It’s Time to Use Your Privilege, Whether You Believe You Have It or Not

    09/24/2017 5:36:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 148 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Jarrett Hill
    A message for white people: I know how jarring it may be to hear a non-white person, or maybe anyone, even say the words “white people,” as it can take on a pejorative connotation. That’s fine. This isn’t always comfortable to have to say, but that doesn’t make it any less true, necessary, or timely. Before I get started, I want to be clear, this is for all white Americans. To my friend, to my foe. To my colleagues, my contemporaries, and my competitors. To the professional athlete and the pee-wee league coach. To my family members. From late night...
  • The Georgia Tech Riot’s Dark Message To America

    09/23/2017 8:59:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 9/22/2017 | Scott Greer
    Georgia Tech may be the unlikeliest of places to witness violent riots, but in the current climate of campus insanity it seems no college is immune from student unrest. On Monday, cop cars burned down and police were pelted with rocks in retaliation for a “non-binary” student shot to death by law enforcement over the weekend. The slain student brandished a knife at officers while demanding that they shoot him. Video of the shooting and the multiple suicide notes left behind by the deceased student, Scout Schultz, indicate he was trying to goad police into killing him. (RELATED: Student Killed...
  • St. Louis Protests Could Cost The City A Chance At Amazon’s Second Headquarters, Thousands Of Jobs

    09/23/2017 8:19:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 23, 2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Recent protests in St. Louis may repel Amazon as it mulls over its metropolitan options for its second headquarter’s location. ... “There is no good timing for something like this and it will have an impact,” said Didi Caldwell, founding principal with Global Location Strategies, which helps companies choose locations for new businesses and expansion, according to a Reuters report published Saturday.
  • Why Did the Judge Acquit a St. Louis Police Officer of Killing a Black Man?

    09/20/2017 7:42:50 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    New American ^ | 18 Sep 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    Why Did the Judge Acquit a St. Louis Police Officer of Killing a Black Man? Bob Adelmann The decision on Friday to acquit a white St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man back in December 2011 predictably set off rioting in the city. It didn’t occur to the rioters that, according to the evidence in the case, Officer Jason Stockley’s use of force was reasonable, to defend his own life against a potentially lethal threat exhibited by Anthony Lamar Smith. It didn’t matter that the judge found that the state failed to prove its allegation...
  • violent riot rocks Georgia Tech campus tonight

    09/18/2017 8:46:26 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 55 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 9/18/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    The Georgia Institute of Technology campus is in chaos tonight as protesters attack police in response to the shooting death of 21-year-old student Scout Schultz. A police car has been torched and several officers have been physically attacked.
  • There have been protests in St. Louis for four days, but Trump hasn’t acknowledged them

    09/18/2017 2:47:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2017 | By Eugene Scott
    This is the fourth day of protests in St. Louis after the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who had been charged with murder in the shooting of a black driver, and President Trump still hasn't said anything. He found time Sunday to retweet a GIF of himself hitting his 2016 presidential rival in the back with a golf ball, a projection of his estimated value to Twitter (approximately $2 billion) and a cartoon showing him literally bringing jobs back to the United States from overseas. But he has yet to comment — on Twitter or otherwise...
  • Post-Dispatch reporter among St. Louis arrested

    09/18/2017 10:34:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Fox 4 Local ^ | September 18, 2017
    A St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter is among the 80 people arrested by St. Louis police late Sunday after protests in the city turned combative. The newspaper reports on its website that Mike Faulk was covering the protest and its aftermath when he was taken into custody as police cleared a street early Monday. The report doesn’t say if Faulk has been charged or released. City police say they will release a statement later.
  • As St. Louis Erupts, Democrats Own It

    09/18/2017 4:28:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American ^ | September 18, 2017 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Once again, big city Democrat politicians have failed us. A deep societal wound was opened this past weekend in the Show Me State, with Ferguson, the false clarion call of “Hands Up Don't Shoot,” and the Black Lives Matter marches all still fresh in our memories, another. The acquittal on Friday of a white cop on trial for murder for fatally shooting a black man in 2011 after a high-speed chase was immediately met with demonstrations and violence including attacks on police, property, and the media. That was predictable, but what was equally and sadly on display were incendiary comments...
  • Live: St. Louis Protest BREAKING NEWS Police Deploy Tear Gas as Protesters Turn Violent in Missouri

    09/17/2017 11:20:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Live Stream TV News ^ | Sept, 18, 2017 | Live Stream TV News
    Live: St. Louis Protest BREAKING NEWS Police Deploy Tear Gas as Protesters Turn Violent in Missouri