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Driver Plows Into ICE Protest, Sends 6 to Hospital

Suspect Kathleen Casillo said she panicked

(Newser) - "It was traumatizing." That's how Desmond Marrero describes an incident Friday in which a woman plowed her car through a crowd of demonstrators in Manhattan. "One of the guys who was hit pushed me out of the way," Marrero tells the New York Daily News ...

Trumper Hits 13-Year-Old Girl: Report

Norbert Logsdon is accused of felony child abuse

(Newser) - A Florida man is accused of ramming a 13-year-old girl in the face with a flagpole while demonstrating for President Trump, ActionNewsJax reports. Norbert Logsdon, 67, allegedly jammed the pole in Crystal Ledoux's car and struck her daughter Wednesday in the town of Orange Park. "I was scared...

Guillotine Is Set Up Outside Home of Jeff Bezos

Demonstrators speak up after the Amazon CEO's wealth reportedly tops $200 billion

(Newser) - Over a hundred demonstrators gathered Thursday outside Jeff Bezos' mansion in Washington, DC, and assembled a guillotine at his front door, Business Insider reports. Led by a group called the Congress of Essential Workers, the protest was designed to oppose current employee wages at the company. It also came a...

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...

People Hit the Streets Over Governor's Arrest

Sergei Furgal has been arrested on multiple murder charges

(Newser) - Mass rallies rocked the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk again on Saturday, as tens of thousands took to the streets to protest the arrest of the region's governor on charges of involvement in multiple murders, the AP reports. Local media estimated the rally in the city 3,800...

HK Enforces New Security Decree: 'Stop Breaking the Law'

At least 180 arrested after riot-inspired law put into place to stop secessionist, subversive activity

(Newser) - Hong Kong police made their first arrests under a new national security law imposed by China's central government, detaining at least two protesters Wednesday for carrying flags and signs calling for Hong Kong's independence. A man who had a Hong Kong independence flag was arrested at a protest...

'Go Home Now': Protests Rock America

From Los Angeles to New York, buildings are burned and people clash with police

(Newser) - Protesters have hit cities from Los Angeles to Minneapolis to New York over the killing of George Floyd and other local deaths at the hands of police—leading to hundreds of arrests and at least two people killed. One death occurred in Detroit, where a suspect in a gray Dodge...

They Can't Protest His Death Together. Instead, They'll Run

Virtual demonstration on Friday will honor birthday of Ahmaud Arbery, jogger shot dead in Georgia

(Newser) - Runners around the country will lace up their shoes Friday in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old black man gunned down while jogging in Georgia on Feb. 23. Arbery's high school football coach, Jason Vaughn, is asking supporters to run 2.23 miles—a representation of Arbery's date...

This Political Protest Includes Social Distancing

Thousands of people oppose the new unity-government deal in Israel

(Newser) - Several thousand Israelis rallied Saturday to demonstrate against a unity government deal reached last week that leaves Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in power as he prepares to go on trial for corruption charges, the AP reports. The protesters oppose having Netanyahu as prime minister as long as he is a...

At Hong Kong Airport, a 2nd Day of Chaos

Departing flights canceled once again due to pro-democracy protesters

(Newser) - Pro-democracy protests have shut down Hong Kong International Airport again , resulting in flight check-ins being canceled for the second day in a row and the city's mayor calling the scene a "dangerous situation," the BBC reports. "Terminal operations ... have been seriously disrupted as a result of...

Arrival of 'Triads' Doesn't Bode Well in Hong Kong

Organized gangs go after pro-democracy demonstrators

(Newser) - Unrest in Hong Kong reached a disturbing new level over the weekend, with a mob of men clad in white shirts brutally attacking pro-democracy demonstrators in black shirts at a subway station. Police didn't intervene in the beatings, which followed a major protest in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, China sent...

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...

Thousands Take Over Chicago Freeway

Protesters march against gun violence

(Newser) - Thousands of anti-violence protesters marched along a Chicago interstate on Saturday, shutting down traffic in an effort to draw attention to the gun violence that's claimed hundreds of lives in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods and pressure public officials to do more to stop it, the AP...

Cop Car Hits Stephon Clark Protester in 'Hit and Run'

'If I did that I'd be charged,' demonstrator says

(Newser) - Tensions flared Saturday at a vigil for Stephon Clark in Sacramento when a sheriff's vehicle knocked over a protester and drove off, the Sacramento Bee reports. The protester, Amanda Cleveland, lay motionless on the street until taken to hospital, and was later released with bruises on her head and...

Trump Booed on First Trip to Hometown as President

Hundreds lined motorcade's Manhattan route

(Newser) - Hundreds of protesters lined up Thursday along Manhattan's West Side Highway to jeer President Trump's motorcade as he made his first trip home to New York since his inauguration. Trump sped by just before 7pm on his way to attend a dinner with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...

Biggest Inauguration Protest Is Brainchild of Hawaii Grandma

Permit for Women's March on Washington seeks accommodations for 200K

(Newser) - Teresa Shook didn't even know how to create an event on Facebook when she first came up with the idea for a protest march—which makes it more astounding that that demonstration, now the Women's March on Washington, will likely be the largest protest in the capital during...

Eric Garner's Mom: Protests Are 'Just So Awesome'

Garner family members moved by national protests

(Newser) - Eric Garner's family has a message for protesters: We're pretty impressed. Two family members of the man who died in a police chokehold say they're touched by public demonstrations that began after the white police officer involved was not indicted in Garner's death, reports the AP...

What Protests? Walmart Has Biggest-Ever Black Friday

But company, organizers disagree on how many workers took part

(Newser) - So, how 'bout them Walmart protests ? Apparently the demonstrations had little impact on the company's business, because according to the Sacramento Bee , Walmart has reported its best-ever Black Friday and says it served 22 million customers yesterday alone. Among the astounding numbers: Since last night, Walmart has...

More Protests Rock Anaheim After Police Shootings

Five arrested, one injured in yesterday's melee

(Newser) - Protesters once again faced off with Anaheim police yesterday after an officer shot and killed an unarmed man Saturday . More than 600 demonstrators thronged outside City Hall while a meeting was being held inside, and things got violent: Patio chairs were thrown through a Starbucks window, the windows of at...

Protesters to Swarm BofA Annual Meeting

Demonstrations planned for shareholder meeting today

(Newser) - Today’s annual Bank of America shareholder meeting is going to be a little crowded: Protesters are planning to show up in full force at the bank’s headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The demonstrators, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, are calling their group 99% Power and plan on...

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