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8K Cops, 14 Armored Vehicles, Dozens Arrested in Paris

It's the 5th straight weekend of protests in France

(Newser) - Paris police say 85 people have been detained in Paris on the fifth straight weekend of protests by the "yellow vests" movement, where thousands of people converged in the French capital. Police say of those detained, 46 people have been arrested. No details have been given about why they... More »

Thanks, France: Egypt Curtails Sale of Yellow Vests

Sales of reflective 'gilets jaunes' are now banned as anniversary of 2011 Egyptian uprising looms

(Newser) - The violent protests in France are causing shockwaves throughout the world, including now in Egypt. Security authorities there are warily anticipating the eighth anniversary next month of the uprising that helped unseat President Hosni Mubarak, so to help tamp down tensions and keep "copycat" demonstrations at bay, per the... More »

Protests: 135 Hurt, 1K Detained

French official says the violence is 'under control'

(Newser) - France's interior minister says the protest violence in Paris is "under control" despite scattered tensions but is calling it "totally unacceptable." Interior Minister Christophe Castaner says 135 people were injured in the protests Saturday, including 17 police officers, the AP reports. He says "exceptional" security... More »

Where France's Emmanuel Macron Blew It

He miscalculated how the burden of his fuel tax would fall on people who could least afford it

(Newser) - Paris and other large cities in France are bracing for violence this weekend. "Yellow vest" protesters promise to be out in force, and police promise to be there to meet them. One potential sign of good news: Representatives of the protesters will meet with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe Friday... More »

France Said It Wouldn't Budge on Fuel Tax. It Just Did

Tax hikes have been suspended for several months after violent protests, per PM

(Newser) - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced a suspension of fuel tax hikes Tuesday, a major U-turn in an effort to appease a protest movement that radicalized and plunged Paris into chaos last weekend, French media report. Both Le Monde newspaper and France Info radio said the planned increase, which has... More »

Euro Capital Rocked by Worst Riots in a Decade

Paris demonstrations are getting worse

(Newser) - The most violent urban riots in a decade engulfed the French capital on Saturday, as "yellow jacket" protesters torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores, and tagged the Arc de Triomphe in Paris with multi-colored graffiti, the AP reports. Protesters angry about rising taxes and the high cost of living... More »

They Were Protesting a Fuel Tax. Then a Driver Panicked

One dead, dozens hurt in France after demonstration

(Newser) - One protester was killed and 47 others were injured during roadblocks set up around France to demonstrate against rising fuel taxes, a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron, the AP reports. The protester was killed when a driver caught in traffic accelerated in a panic at Pont-de-Beauvoisin, near Chambery,... More »

Online Mystery: Fox News Has Stopped Tweeting

One report says it's to protest how Twitter has handled Tucker Carlson being doxxed

(Newser) - A weekend head-scratcher comes courtesy of Raw Story , which reports on an online media mystery. It appears that since shortly after 2pm on Thursday, Fox News hasn't tweeted anything on its official Twitter account (the same for its Fox News Research arm ), and the internet is trying to... More »

Elon Musk: I'm Now the 'Nothing of Tesla'

He claims to have 'deleted' corporate titles

(Newser) - Issuing strange tweets about corporate goings-on at Tesla is apparently a hard habit for Elon Musk to break. In a tweet Monday, Musk claimed that he "deleted all his titles" at the automaker last week to "see what would happen," MarketWatch reports. "I'm now the... More »

'Women Are Outraged,' Ready to March Again

Date has been set for next Women's March on DC

(Newser) - A date has been set for the next Women's March—and organizers say they are expecting a big turnout amid outrage over Brett Kavanaugh and the support he has been receiving despite sexual harassment allegations. "Our email inboxes were full: ‘Women's March, where are you? When... More »

Willie Nelson Irks Some Fans With Concert First

Singer will perform in Texas at Beto O'Rourke rally, Nelson's first public show for a political candidate

(Newser) - A free Willie Nelson concert in the heart of the Lone Star State seems like something that would attract fans of all political stripes, but there's a good chance the Sept. 29 event will feature a largely left-leaning crowd. That's because the country crooner is headlining a "... More »

LeBron Speaks on Nike Kaepernick Campaign

'I stand with Nike, all day, every day'

(Newser) - Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said on Tuesday that he "stands with Nike," a clear reference to the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign . The basketball superstar—and new Los Angeles Laker —made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both... More »

Leader Arrested as Protesters Attempt Highway Shutdown

The Rev. Gregory Livingston calmly told Illinois State Troopers: 'Arrest me'

(Newser) - Police arrested the organizer of an anti-violence protest that sought to shut down part of an expressway near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Labor Day. Per the AP , the Rev. Gregory Livingston spoke calmly to an Illinois State Police trooper as other protesters and dozens of other... More »

1.4K Google Workers on Secret China App: 'Urgent Ethical Issues'

Employees sign letter demanding to know what they're working on amid censorship hubbub

(Newser) - There had already been rumblings of Google employees who'd complained or defected from the company altogether to avoid having to work on a censorship-friendly search app reportedly being made for China. Now about 1,400 employees who are still there have banded together in a more cohesive way, penning... More »

Cops Say Officer Was Assaulted During Charlottesville March

Hundreds of anti-racists marched in Va. city

(Newser) - Virginia authorities say they are investigating an assault of a Charlottesville police officer who was knocked down during a anti-racist demonstration related to a deadly 2017 far-right rally, the AP reports. Hundreds of people marched in Charlottesville on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the far-right "Unite the Right"... More »

Trump Warns NFL Players: 'Find Another Way to Protest'

President isn't happy some players kneeled, did other protests during anthem in preseason games

(Newser) - Is it football season already? It must be, based on President Trump's tweets from Friday morning. After reports filtered out about some NFL players kneeling, raising their fists, and taking part in other forms of protest during preseason games on Thursday evening, Trump once more railed against those who... More »

Cops Hit Tour de France Riders With Tear Gas

Police were stopping a farmers' protest, but the spray inadvertently affected bicyclists

(Newser) - Because Tour de France bicyclists needed another physical challenge: Cops accidentally hit some of them with tear gas on Tuesday. It happened as officers were breaking up a farmers' protest that interrupted the 16th stage, reports Australia's ABC . The farmers, upset at slashed government funding, had blocked the road... More »

Police Shooting Sparks Violent Clash With Protesters

Unidentified man was shot multiple times in Chicago

(Newser) - Chicago police clashed with a large crowd Saturday after an officer shot and killed a man on the city's South Side, the Chicago Tribune reports. Protesters threw rocks and bottles at officers and four were arrested as cops struck people with batons and dragged them to the ground. The... More »

Trump 'Quite Stung' by London's Blimp

Inflatable depicting president as baby rises over Parliament

(Newser) - London has seen countless strange sights over the centuries—but a blimp depicting President Trump as an angry orange baby rising outside the Houses of Parliament is a new one. The blimp—part of protests against Trump's visit that are planned in dozens of British cities—went up Friday... More »

Trump Visit Requires Biggest UK Police Mobilization Since 2011

Massive protests expected during 'working visit'

(Newser) - President Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday for his first visit to the country as president—and although he has boasted that he is "very popular" in his mother's homeland, he won't be receiving a universally warm welcome. The Guardian reports that massive protests are expected during... More »

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