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  • Spontaneous BLM Protest in Downtown Dallas

    07/12/2020 11:50:51 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 45 replies
    See URL ^ | 2020-07-12
    See link. BLM disrupting dinner in downtown Dallas, situation ends up with Police on scene.
  • This police-free protest zone was dismantled - but was it the end? (Sawant's Seattle wreckage)

    07/12/2020 5:04:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/12/20 | Ashitha Nagesh
    On 8 June, after a number of increasingly dangerous clashes between protesters and law enforcement, police officers in a popular area of downtown Seattle abandoned their precinct. **SNIP** Crucially, Chaz had the official backing of socialist councilmember Kshama Sawant. "The idea of occupation isn't a new one, and it's an immensely powerful idea as a part of protest movements," Ms Sawant told the BBC. "Not only social movements on the streets, but also in workplace actions through history." **SNIP** Then, there were the shootings. There were four shootings at the Chop in a 10-day period towards the end of June,...
  • WATCH: Portland Protester Uses Baby as Human Shield

    07/12/2020 2:14:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Heavy ^ | 7/12/20 | Jordan Houston
    A video of an Oregon protester is going viral after an unidentified person was seen holding a baby as a human shield. Drew Hernandez, a host and reporter for the web show “Lives Matter,” uploaded a series of Twitter videos late Saturday documenting Antifa and Black Lives Matter protests in Portland. Although details surrounding the gatherings are unclear, Hernandez posted a video of an unidentified person holding a baby while walking between protesters and federal officers during a violent demonstration. Hernandez wrote that the person was “using a baby as a human shield.” The video has since been viewed more...
  • Back the Blue' protesters met with Black Lives Matter counter-protesters

    07/11/2020 7:57:37 PM PDT · by Marinario · 21 replies
    ABC NY ^ | July 11, 2020 | N D
    DYKER HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Nearly four hundred people hit the streets of Brooklyn on Saturday to rally in a march called 'Back the Blue.' They held signs and chanted slogans as they walked down Bay Ridge Parkway. Their message was that policing is needed to keep crime down and communities safe. This comes after, they say, months of anti-police sentiment stemming from allegations of police brutality that started off with the death of George Floyd in May, and backlash since city council has decided to defund the new NYPD by $1 billion.
  • Police: $23 million lost due to ongoing Portland protests (/Biden rally)

    07/09/2020 3:39:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Times Union ^ | 7/08/20 | Gillian Flaccus
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Downtown businesses in Portland, Oregon, have sustained about $23 million in damages and lost customers because of violent nightly protests that have brought the city to its knees, authorities said Wednesday. At a police briefing, Deputy Chief Chris Davis said the intensity of the violence by an “agitator corps” and the length of the protests that are now in their sixth week are unprecedented in Oregon's largest city. Davis made a sharp distinction between Black Lives Matter protesters, whom he said were not violent, and a smaller group of people he repeatedly called “agitators.” “Quite frankly,...
  • 7 Portland protesters face federal charges for defacing courthouse, assaulting officers (Biden rally)

    07/08/2020 3:35:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 7/08/20
    Portland, Oregon - The U.S. Attorney in Oregon announced federal charges Tuesday against seven protesters who are accused in court papers of defacing a federal courthouse and assaulting federal officers during protests in Portland, Oregon against racial injustice and police brutality. The protesters are charged with offenses ranging from disorderly conduct to destruction of federal property and assaulting a federal officer and were released pending trial after a brief court hearing Monday. **SNIP** A sworn affidavit included in court filings says that during an interview after his arrest, Olsen said he was not near the courthouse door and said a...
  • A woman accused of throwing Molotov cocktail at a police car suggests a [black] protester gave her the device [ed]

    07/07/2020 7:58:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | July 6, 2020 | Sonia Moghe
    A White woman accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at a police car in late May during a George Floyd protest in Brooklyn claims she was given the device by a Black protester, New York prosecutors say. But investigators said the woman got the bottle for the Molotov cocktail from a friend in upstate New York, according to court filings from the US District Court, Eastern District of New York.
  • Victims speak out after July 4th assault(Panama City Beach, FL)

    07/07/2020 5:48:34 AM PDT · by devane617 · 49 replies
    MyPanhandle ^ | 07/06/2020 | Madalyn Bierster
    Police are still investigating an incident that took place the night of July 4th on Panama City Beach. The assault sent two people to the hospital and four others to jail. A Panama City Beach couple who doesn’t wish to be fully identified claimed they were watching fireworks near the Bidawee section of Panama City Beach when five young men in their early 20’s pulled up next to them in a truck and began undressing.
  • $1.2 million bail for driver that hit 2 Seattle protesters

    07/06/2020 6:19:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    7/06/20
    Link only - https://www.denverpost.com/2020/07/06/dawit-kelete-bail-driving-into-seattle-protesters/
  • Cities that have thwarted rioting behavior?

    07/05/2020 2:51:07 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 56 replies
    me | 7/5/20 | me
    Are there any cities/towns which have had protests which might have devolved into rioting, but were stifled? Even if it was just a few people starting up, but it was quelled?
  • Kansas State athletes join protest over student's George Floyd tweet

    07/05/2020 12:06:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    AP via ESPN ^ | 7/05/20
    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Some Kansas State athletes were among about 100 people who protested this weekend over an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd. Those attending the rally in Manhattan, Kansas, on Saturday said the university administration's promise to launch initiatives to address racial injustice at the school did not go far enough, according to The Wichita Eagle. "We need to create better policies that punish students that think it's OK to say these kinds of things," soccer player Emily Crain said. "I think what [protest organizers] said today was really important. It doesn't stop...
  • Georgia State Patrol headquarters vandalized during protest (/Biden rally), fireworks thrown inside spark fire

    07/05/2020 11:53:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/05/20 | Stephen Sorace
    Atlanta protesters vandalized the Georgia State Patrol headquarters early Sunday, spraying graffiti and sparking a fire inside the building with fireworks, the agency said. As many as 100 people, many dressed in black and wearing masks, marched outside the building at around 1 a.m., the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) said in an emailed statement. The agency described the group as protesters, who carried rocks, fireworks, and spray paint. Video footage from the scene shows a group of several dozen people outside the building and the sound of drums beating in the background. Several fireworks are set off. A loud bang...
  • Seattle protester hit by car on closed highway dies, second remains in serious condition, officials say

    07/05/2020 11:46:25 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 162 replies
    Stephen Sorace | Fox News ^ | 7/5/20 | Stephen Sorace | Fox News
    A woman struck by a vehicle that drove onto a closed Seattle freeway early Saturday and plowed into a crowd of protesters has died, while a second woman remains in serious condition, officials said.
  • Riot (Biden rally) declared in Portland for THIRD night this week as protesters besiege federal courthouse

    07/05/2020 5:04:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    RT ^ | 7/05/20
    Portland police used tear gas against protesters who had erected barricades and shot fireworks at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse in the city. Friday was the third riot in Portland this week. Several hundred activists marched on Friday evening into the streets around the courthouse in downtown Portland, bearing makeshift shields and diverse materials they used to erect some barricades, police said. In the early hours of Saturday, the situation became increasingly volatile, with Portland police declaring a riot at around 4am local time. Officers deployed tear gas and pushed the protesters away from the courthouse. Earlier in the night, a...
  • Rantz: Mayor Durkan backs a protest on freeway, but not near her home

    07/05/2020 3:55:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    My Northwest ^ | 7/04/20 | Jason Rantz
    Mayor Jenny Durkan defends the foolish and dangerous decision to protest on a freeway in the middle of the night. But when you protest in front of her house, she throws a fit. **SNIP** I certainly agree that “no one should risk their life” during a protest. That is why it’s troubling that the Washington State Patrol chief allows protests on the freeway without legal consequence. They could do the smart and safe thing, which is arrest people who walk on the freeway. But that would be too hard. They might earn the Twitter ire of keyboard warriors. What’s remarkable...
  • Trump supporters, protesters clash along Mon River during boat parade

    07/04/2020 3:33:16 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 4, 2020
    PITTSBURGH — A steady stream of boats headed up the Monongahela River toward the Hot Metal Bridge while a crowd of protesters clashed with supporters on the riverwalk Saturday. Hundreds of boats and thousands of people were expected to take part in a boat parade in support of President Donald Trump. Most supporting Trump were dressed in red, white and blue and didn’t have masks. As chanting escalated back and forth between Trump supporters and protesters, mounted police positioned themselves between the two groups. Tensions heightened as the two sides began yelling and cursing at each other on the riverwalk....
  • Wow! Former NFL player gives ‘bold and brave’ answer on ‘Black Lives Matter’ hardly anyone saw coming

    07/03/2020 4:20:18 PM PDT · by Grandpa Drudge · 9 replies
    BPR ^ | July 3, 2020 | Tom Tillison
    Retired NFL defensive end Marcellus Wiley may soon get a first-hand taste of just how intolerant the left is today, after the host of FOX Sports 1’s “Speak For Yourself” opted to explain why it’s a bad idea for the NBA to paint “Black Lives Matter” on the floor of basketball courts.
  • Seattle cop DIVES at CHOP demonstrator as officials clear out protest zone and 10 people are arrested after 'bottles, rocks and fireworks' were thrown at them

    07/03/2020 8:53:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/03/20 | Lauren Fruen, Ariel Zilber
    Seattle police officers on Thursday continued to gradually reclaim the streets from the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) as video shows cops dive-tackling a group of demonstrators at a downtown intersection where 10 people were arrested. The arrests took place hours after police claimed that demonstrators in the area pelted them with bottles and rocks and shot fireworks in their direction from the same intersection. A group of police officers on bicycles rode toward a line of demonstrators who appeared to be squatting in the middle of the intersection of Broadway and Pine Street at around 5:30pm on Thursday. The...
  • Holdouts at #OccupyCityHall protest (/Biden rally) clash with press, ‘prepared for war’ if told to leave

    07/03/2020 3:30:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    AMNY via MSN ^ | 7/02/20 | Todd Maisel
    Since the city agreed to divert up to a billion dollars in NYPD funding Tuesday, the #OccupyCityHall protest has waned at City Hall Park - yet some protesters are sticking around, insisting that they are “prepared for war” if they’re told to leave. Participants in the continuing #OccupyCityHall sleep-in at City Hall on Centre Street are now preparing for an anticipated clash with police as an exit strategy similar to that of the Occupy Wall Street encampment in 2011. At that time, the protestors who took up residence in Zuccotti Park on Broadway and Liberty Street at that time were...
  • Police response to Portland protest (Biden rally) ‘completely unacceptable,' Oregon House Speaker says

    07/02/2020 4:28:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    The Oregonian via MSN ^ | 7/01/20 | Jim Ryan
    As Portland protests enter their fifth week Wednesday, the state speaker of the House sent a sharp letter to Mayor Ted Wheeler over police use of force the previous night, saying police were escalating tensions with their tactics. Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, call police actions in her district Tuesday “completely unacceptable.” Officers used tear gas and other force to disperse protesters near the Portland Police Association headquarters in North Portland. “From the reports I’ve read and from what I’ve heard from neighbors - counter to what the PPB is officially saying - there was no risk to the...