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Lawmaker Who Let Rioters Into State Capitol Faces the Music

Oregon Rep. Mike Nearman was seen letting in demonstrators during special legislative session

(Newser) - Another lawmaker is facing heat for a Capitol breach, this time in the Pacific Northwest. When far-right protesters descended on the Oregon Capitol on Dec. 21 during a special legislative session, surveillance video (available here via the Oregonian ) showed GOP Rep. Mike Nearman exiting through a side door, and...

A 'Day of Reckoning' for Social Media

Trump banned from FB, IG 'indefinitely,' while social media sees a 'reckoning' in general after DC riots

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Twitter and Facebook locked down President Trump's social media accounts after inflammatory posts he made during a day marked by chaos and violence on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took things further. "The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that...

Looter in Viral Pic in Pelosi's Office Left Profane Note

Richard Barnett of Gravette, Ark., says he also took a souvenir but that he paid for it

(Newser) - Amid the pro-Trump riot that left four dead in the nation's capital Wednesday was plenty of looting, and per the New York Times , House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office was an especially popular target. One man in particular—seen in a picture that's now gone viral, lounging in...

Photos From the Chaos at the Capitol

Protesters stormed the building Wednesday

(Newser) - Not the AP photo caption we expected to read today: "People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington." But that's what has developed . The AP reports the National Guard...

Teen Sent to Prison for Insulting China's Flag

Hong Kong's Tony Chung, 19, sentenced over new security law

(Newser) - A pro-democracy student leader has been sentenced to four months in prison on charges stemming from a demonstration last year, the first public political figure convicted under Hong Kong's new security law . The maximum sentence Tony Chung faced was three years' imprisonment, the BBC reports. The 19-year-old was convicted...

Nation's Congress Building Is Set Ablaze

Protesters oppose budget cuts in Guatemala

(Newser) - Hundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala's Congress and burned part of the building Saturday amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a budget that cut educational and health spending, the AP reports. The protest came as about 7,000 people were demonstrating in front...

Thousands Rally for Trump

The president's motorcade draws cheers before heading to a golf course

(Newser) - Fervent supporters of President Trump rallied in Washington on Saturday behind his spurious claim of a stolen election and swarmed his motorcade when he detoured for a drive-by on his way out of town, the AP reports. "I just want to keep up his spirits and let him know...

As Trump Supporters Converge on DC, Airbnb Takes a Stand

Rental service pulls alleged Proud Boys member's reservation in advance of planned protests Saturday

(Newser) - Last Saturday, the streets of DC filled with people celebrating that the presidential race had been called for Joe Biden. This Saturday, crowds will once more gather, but this time they'll be made up of supporters of President Trump, who still hasn't conceded to President-elect Biden. The Washington ...

Report: 2 Dead, Hundreds Detained in Egyptian Protests

Rare demonstrations on economical grievances have erupted over the last few weeks

(Newser) - Egyptian authorities have arrested hundreds of people in their effort to clamp down on a spate of small but exceptionally rare protests across the country, a global watchdog and human rights lawyers said Friday. Riot police forcibly dispersed the limited demonstrations over economic grievances that erupted across several impoverished, rural...

Protester Accused of Attempted Murder Says Cops Didn't Help Her

Tatiana Turner allegedly drove car into crowd of Trump supporters at BLM rally

(Newser) - The organizer of a Southern California rally against racism was charged with attempted murder Tuesday for driving her car into a crowd of counterprotesters. Orange County prosecutors say Tatiana Turner deliberately drove into a crowd of President Trump's supporters with the intent to kill a woman, whose head she...

Proud Boys, Lefties Gather in Portland

Mother Nature plays a role in keeping them apart

(Newser) - A clash of left-wing activists and far-right Proud Boys seemed all but inevitable Saturday in Portland until the skies opened and everyone got wet, the Oregonian reports. A Proud Boys rally attracted roughly 500 people in Delta Park—many of them touting guns or tactical gear—as various left-wing groups...

Family of Gunned-Down Protester Reacts to Suspect's Suicide

'Are we supposed to feel bad?' James Scurlock's sister asks after bar owner killed himself

(Newser) - Rather than face a manslaughter charge in the shooting death of Black protester James Scurlock, white Nebraska bar owner Jake Gardner apparently took his own life over the weekend. But while one of Gardner's attorneys called it an "extremely sad day," Scurlock's family doesn't feel...

Whistleblower: DC Protesters Faced 'Unprovoked Escalation'

National Guard major says protesters were peaceful, did not receive ample warnings

(Newser) - The senior-most DC National Guard officer at Lafayette Square on June 1, the day protesters were forcibly removed before President Trump did a photo-op at a nearby church, has claimed federal officials sought crowd control devices too unpredictable to be used in war zones and moved in without clear, repeated...

Grand Jury Doesn't Buy White Bar Owner's Claim

Jake Gardner is charged with manslaughter in May 30 shooting death of James Scurlock

(Newser) - A white Nebraska bar owner says he was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed a young Black protester in the spring on the streets of Omaha, claiming the protester had put him in a chokehold. A grand jury, however, felt otherwise. Ex-Marine Jake Gardner, 38, was charged on...

1 Dead in Portland Protests

Unidentified man reportedly a member of Patriot Prayer

(Newser) - One person was shot and killed late Saturday in Portland, Ore., as a large caravan of President Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed in the streets. It wasn’t clear if the shooting was linked to fights that broke out as a caravan of about 600 vehicles was...

Buildings Burn to the Ground After Kenosha Shooting

Tear gas deployed during 2nd night of protests

(Newser) - Tear gas was deployed on protesters who defied a curfew in Kenosha, Wis., on Monday, taking to the streets for a second night following the police shooting of Jacob Blake , now in serious but stable condition. Hundreds of protesters lingered near the courthouse beyond the 8pm curfew, shouting at police...

USMS: We Sent a Plane Over Portland to Surveil Protesters

Meanwhile, violent clashes between protesters and federal officers in the Oregon city start up again

(Newser) - Thursday night marked the 84th night of protests in Portland, with clashes between protesters and federal agents once more emerging after weeks of nonviolence. The Oregonian reports that police declared the demonstration in the Oregon city a riot around 11pm local time, with a couple hundred protesters initially gathering around...

Another Riot Declared in Portland

Police are seeking a man suspected of assaulting a driver on Sunday

(Newser) - Police have declared a riot in Portland amid ongoing protests over racial injustice. The riot was declared Tuesday night outside a county building, police said. They ordered people to leave the area, per the AP . People were smashing windows on the first floor, and threw "burning material" inside, the...

Man Accused of Trying to Hit BLM Protesters Beaten After Crash

Police are trying to find out exactly what happened Sunday night near BLM rally in Portland, Ore.

(Newser) - A man who crashed his vehicle a few blocks from a Black Lives Matter rally in Portland, Ore., on Sunday is now in the hospital, but what put him there wasn't the accident. Per the Oregonian , the report on the injured man in the city's downtown area came...

Police: They Chanted, 'Kill a Cop, Save a Life'

Portland police declare a riot on Saturday night

(Newser) - Portland's 79th straight night of protests turned to violence Saturday night when demonstrators allegedly hurled objects that injured two officers, CNN reports. Police said one object was a 9.5-pound rock hurled by a someone with "press" written on their clothing. "Portland Fire & Rescue treated two...

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