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  • Stonewall Riots: A Gay Protest Against Mafia Bars

    06/08/2010 6:54:46 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies · 46+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/07/10 | Friends of Ours
    On the Friday night of June 27, 1969 the NYPD raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village, and a firestorm of protest erupted that continued over the next several nights. The Stonewall riots are considered the birth of the modern gay rights movement, and over the following decades often has been characterized as a protest against police harassment. However, in actuality, the Stonewall Inn was raided pursuant to an investigation against its reputed mob owners, and the ensuing rage on the streets by its gay patrons was directed as much against the wise guys...
  • Temple Mount riots resume

    06/02/2019 1:33:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/6/19
    The riots on the Temple Mount resumed over the last hour when hundreds of Muslims began throwing stones, shoes, and chairs at the police stationed on the Mount Following the attack, the police began to disperse the rioters, while the police used crowd dispersal measures. The rioters were pushed away. .....
  • Chinese Indonesians in Jakarta fear attacks on the community, as anti-China hoaxes spread

    05/22/2019 12:34:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 05/22/2019 | Amy Chew , Andre Barahamin
    As violent protests broke out in the Indonesian capital early on Wednesday, resulting in the deaths of several people, messages started circulating on social media that the deceased were shot by “police from China”. The message was followed by photos of light-skinned masked police officers that came with the caption: “China has sent security forces to Indonesia disguised as foreign workers.” In another photo, a man is pictured in a selfie that showed a light-skinned officer from Indonesia’s mobile brigade police (Brimob) in the background. It accompanied the caption: “My friend, this Brimob cannot speak Indonesian.” The anti-Chinese images and...
  • France May Day riots – Paris police fight running battles..‘Armageddon’ protest sparks chaos..

    05/01/2019 9:18:06 AM PDT · by caww · 61 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 5/1/2019 | thesun.co.uk
    RIOTING has broken out in Paris today as thousands gathered for May Day protests dubbed an 'Armageddon’ by extremist demonstrators..Paris police said 250 people had been arrested, most for public order offences related to the rioting, as cops clashed with 'Black Bloc' anti-capitalists. Weapons were also confiscated as the police used tear gas, rubber bullets and baton charges to try and restore order. Thugs from the so-called Black Bloc anti-capitalist movement were involved in running battles with police soon after 1pm (local time). Black Bloc activists with their faces covered could be seen leading attacks on officers, and smashing up...
  • Ferguson Activists Dying In Puzzling Numbers (Ways)

    03/17/2019 5:31:00 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 67 replies
    AP ^ | March 17, 2019 | Jim Salter
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play. Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests stemming from a white police officer’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and that only two were homicides with no known link to the protests. But some...
  • More firebombs, flammable materials found on Temple Mount

    03/12/2019 9:15:35 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/3/19
    The police summarized the violent incident that took place at the Temple Mount Tuesday afternoon when Arab rioters threw a firebomb on the holy site. The incident took place around 1 pm, when a number of suspects arrived at the police station on the Temple Mount and threw a Molotov Cocktail at the station. Police at the scene identified and arrested the suspects. The police station was damaged and a policeman was slightly injured from smoke inhalation and was evacuated to medical treatment. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmr_Qygfj-M The commander of the Jerusalem district, Major General Doron Yedid, ordered the removal of all...
  • It’s STARTING: A Grocery Store in Indiana Says They Can’t Process Food Stamp Payments

    01/07/2019 10:21:21 AM PST · by amorphous · 88 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | 7 Jan 2019 | by Daisy Luther
    We weren’t expecting to see a loss of food stamp benefits until the end of January, but a grocery store in Indiana reported they are unable to process EBT payments. In Clay City, Indiana, the local IGA discovered the problem last week. Initially, they thought it was a technical glitch. “Our machines weren’t taking any EBT cards and we didn’t really know what was going on. We didn’t know if it was a technical issue. And then we found out it was due to the government shutting down,” Tristen Malone said. (source) UPDATE: Officials at the Indiana Family and Social...
  • Part 4: Apollo 8 - The Return [50th Anniversary - End of horrible 1968!]

    12/27/2018 9:42:41 AM PST · by SES1066 · 14 replies
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ^ | 12/21/18 | Stephanie Zeller (NASA)
    Splashdown went as planned on the morning of Dec. 27. The crew, still confined to the Apollo capsule, awaited the Navy men aboard USS Yorktown, who were instructed to rendezvous with the battered spaceship rather than to return home for Christmas.
  • France Breaking: Phase Five Of Yellow Vests In Hour, Journalists Allege Police Attacks

    12/14/2018 2:00:48 PM PST · by Nextrush · 39 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The Yellow Vests are planning protests with specific sites given in Paris as the Champs-Elysees at 930am tomorrow (330 am Eastern US). Protesters are set to be at the Palace de l'Opera between 1030am and 1230pm. Another gathering for protest set at the Port Maillot-Gare Saint Lazare at 10am. Protests are set in other cities like Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Nantes. A protest is set for the Mont-Blanc tunnel and there are other locations listed. BFM-TV in France reports that fewer buses have been chartered to bring protesters to Paris tomorrow. 24 journalists in France have filed complaints against police...
  • Protesting carbon taxes with the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests)

    12/13/2018 4:25:11 PM PST · by norwaypinesavage · 14 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 12/13/2018 | Craig Rucker
    The Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) represent a broad cross section of French rural, working and middle classes. They are butchers, bakers and automobile makers. They are the folks who grow the food, drive the trucks, build the buildings and fix what breaks. They are France. They have had enough....Climate taxes on fuel to pay for inefficient, variable wind and solar power and other climate fantasies are wasteful job killers, and the folks in the yellow vests know it. They refuse to redistribute more of what they earn through their long, hard labor … in the name of global warming.
  • Will Uprisings Thwart Green Central Planners?

    12/13/2018 2:19:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | Veronique de Rugy
    You know you've got a problem when your tax schemes are even being rejected by the French. While there's always a danger in reducing the causes of political unrest to a single issue, the plan to impose yet another regressive $9 billion annual carbon tax proved to be a catalyst for the "yellow vest" protests that are roiling Paris. The nonviolent version of the French carbon-tax revolt is spreading globally, too. Last November, Washington state voters rejected a very well-funded effort to pass the first ballot-approved carbon tax ever. The province of Ontario is suing the Canadian government to block...
  • Family breakdown explains social unrest

    12/12/2018 11:55:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Star Parker ^ | December 11, 2018 | Star Parker
    Weakening of the family generally occurs in an environment of weakening of religion. As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France's bloated welfare state places on its citizens. According a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the highest tax burden in the industrialized world is in France — 46.1 percent of GDP. In the United States, it is 27 percent, which includes taxes paid at all levels of government — federal, state and local. Welfare state spending in France is 32 percent of GDP,...
  • France tells US President Trump to stop interfering in its politics

    12/09/2018 2:54:10 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 92 replies
    Straights Times ^ | 12-9-2018 | AFP
    The French government on Sunday (Dec 9) urged Mr Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the Paris climate agreement. "We do not take domestic American politics into account and we want that to be reciprocated," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told LCI television. "I say this to Donald Trump and the French president says it too: leave our nation be.
  • France to Probe Possible Russian Influence on Yellow Vest Riots

    12/09/2018 11:42:10 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 70 replies
    Bloomberg | December 9, 2018 | Carol Matlack and Robert Williams
    It's from our fussy friends at Bloomberg. So link only.
  • Macron prepares response to 'yellow vest' protesters as Paris cleans up

    12/09/2018 11:32:02 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    Rooters ^ | 12-9-2018 | Rooters
    French President Emmanuel Macron will address the country on Monday as he seeks to placate "yellow vest" anti-government protesters who wreaked havoc in Paris this weekend. On Sunday, workers in Paris and other cities swept up broken glass and towed away burnt-out cars while the government warned of slower economic growth and the judiciary said it would come down hard on looting and attacks on police. On Saturday, protesters, for the fourth weekend in a row, threw stones, torched cars and vandalised shops and restaurants in a protest against Macron's economic policies. The Elysee palace said on Sunday that Macron,...
  • Clashes as yellow vest protests grow in Belgium, Netherlands

    12/09/2018 10:13:28 AM PST · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    AP ^ | 9 Dec 2018 | LORNE COOK and MIKE CORDER
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police fired tear gas and water cannons at yellow-vested protesters calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Charles Michel after they tried to breach a riot barricade, as the movement that started in France made its mark Saturday in Belgium and the Netherlands. Protesters in Brussels threw paving stones, road signs, fireworks, flares and other objects at police blocking their entry to an area where Michel’s offices, other government buildings and the parliament are located. Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere said that around 400 protesters were gathered in the area. About 100 were detained,...
  • Let Them Eat Cake

    12/09/2018 5:08:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/18 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Another French aristocrat ignores the middle class. Will he survive? “Global warming is the biggest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it.” —John Coleman, meteorologist and founder of The Weather Channel Paris is experiencing major riots they haven’t seen in fifty years. Protesters say this is the start of a revolution which will eclipse the rioting that occurred in 1968 when France was near civil war. Citizens are protesting a gas tax increase designed to discourage the purchase of vehicles that contribute to climate change. Diesel, the most popular fuel in France is currently $6.35...
  • Violent Protests Spread from Paris to Belgium and now, the Netherlands

    12/08/2018 8:06:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/08/2018 | Rick Moran
    At least 700 people were arrested in Paris as 5,000 demonstrators faced off against 8,000 police in another violent demonstration by "yellow vest" protesters.Riots broke out all over France despite the supposed cause of the violence being eliminated earlier in the week by the government of President Emmanuel Macron. The government had been claiming that a fuel tax increase was to blame for the protests, but the government rescinded the increase on Wednesday.Donald Trump believes it was Macron's climate change policies: The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France. People do...
  • Paris in lockdown as France braces for new anti-Macron riots...

    12/08/2018 12:28:29 AM PST · by caww · 191 replies
    France24 ^ | 12/8/2018 | France24
    Paris was in lockdown early on Saturday with 'thousands' of French security forces braced to meet renewed rioting by "yellow vest" protesters in the capital and other cities in a fourth weekend of confrontation..... The Eiffel Tower and other tourist landmarks were shut, shops were boarded up to avoid looting and street furniture removed to avoid metal bars from being used as projectiles. About 89,000 police were deployed across the country.
  • The Riots In France Aren’t Just About Gas Taxes, But About The West’s Decline

    12/07/2018 1:18:32 PM PST · by detective · 67 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 7, 2018 | Auguste Meyrat
    This past week, Parisians in yellow safety vests took to the streets to riot against French leadership. They have defaced the Arc de Triomphe, thrown rocks at policemen and soldiers, and lit fires all over the city. Macron literally had egg on his face and continues to suffer abysmal approval ratings, while the current protests enjoy high approval ratings in the country, despite the destruction. Most commentary (which happened all over France, not just Paris) has focused on the fuel tax increase as the main reason for the protests, as though the French have never paid exorbitant taxes before. It...