May Day protests took a violent turn in Paris on Monday, leaving both citizens and officers injured.
Tension in France was already at an all-time high before the annual trade union demonstration got underway, thanks to a particularly tumultuous presidential election that has deeply divided the nation.
Many of the protesters who took to the streets Monday were reportedly there to show their distaste for both far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron.
At the protest, the Independent reported, police deployed both water cannons and tear gas against demonstrators before they fought back with Molotov cocktails, resulting in several officers being engulfed in flames. Read more (5/1/17)
I’m no longer currently living in Venezuela, but my family is still there as well as my friends. Today another protest is happening against the dictator that is Maduro. Venezuela represses freedom of speech and this is one of the few ways I can feel that I can help by sharing word of what is happening.
It is a peaceful protest, however “colectivos” are throwing tear gases to the public (as always), the public is trying to get away from it by crossing Caracas’ river where human disposal is thrown. Today another student’s life is added to the countless victims of their actions.
I could honestly keep going on and on but in summary human rights are being violated in Venezuela. We have been under the same government for 19 years now. Caracas is the most dangerous city in the whole world. People are dying from lack of medicine and food, so they quit their jobs all together to get something out of garbage trucks (as minimum wage can barely get you some eggs). So many other things that I could keep listing but this is just a post I’ve done out of the moment but please take time out of your day to research what’s happening at my home country or at least share what you’ve found as Venezuelans sadly can’t.
UPDATE: Two students were killed on this day. Over 400 people detained by peacefully protesting in this date alone in the Capital.
The details about the protests from Romania which might have been left out of the news: people bringing
their laptops out at the protest site during the day and working from
there, people giving flowers to policemen and other
law-enforcement agents who are tasked with maintaining order, kindergartens offering free baby-sitting for parents who want to
protest, people sharing food and hot drinks, taxi-drivers
giving people free rides to the protest site, people staying back
and cleaning the protest sites, protests being planned in Moldova
and Bulgaria in sign of solidarity, and people all over the world
expressing their support.
Tucked inside a report from the Oregonianon May Day protests in Portland, Oregon, is a small nugget about how rally attendees allegedly hurled Pepsi cans at police — which was, you know, a reference to that horrible ad the soda company released last month.
The ad in question features reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner attending a “Black Lives Matter”-esque rally, where she hands one of the police officers clashing with protesters a Pepsi to diffuse the tension.
The example of life imitating art imitating life came during the same violent clashes with police that saw at least 25 people arrested, the Oregonian reported. In addition to the Pepsi cans, protesters also hurled Molotov cocktails, prompting authorities to quickly classify the gathering a riot. Read more (5/2/17)
hey so i know i dont usually post about romanian things but i need to say this
so last night (yes, in the middle of the fucking night, like the filthy thieves they are) the romanian government passed a law that, basically, makes corruption legal (if its under 45k euros, which is a LOT) AND they’re going to let all the (few) people who (they barely) arrested for this out of prison…
i know this isnt as important to america as trump, but this is HUGE to us. there were (as far as i know) 90 thousand people protesting last night (the last time there were protests this big was in 1989 when communism fell, just to give you a perspective) and there are going to be even more today
this country has had problems with corruption since the dawn of time but i dont reckon it ever being made LEGAL. i just figured id bring some awareness to this…
Matthew Heimbach, the white supremacist organizer currently facing a lawsuit for allegedly violently assaulting protesters including a black woman at a Louisville, Kentucky, Trump rally in March 2016, is claiming in court that he was only following Donald Trump’s orders.
Heimbach has filed a counter-suit claiming he was listening to Trump’s calls for the protesters to be ejected, saying he relied on the then-candidate’s “reputation and expertise” and that Trump’s campaign was negligent “in the exercise of their legal authority,” per the Courier-Journal.
In his legal filing, Heimbach said if he is found liable for any damages, “any liability must be shifted to one or both of them,” Politico reported. Read more (4/17/17 11:20 PM)
yall got way too much faith in the cops thinking they won’t attack people they think are vulnerable or are medics based on how they’re dressed, lmao like they fucking will, cops show up to start fights and take out important people in movements, if a medic is necessary they’re gonna do it, if they can get people upset and rioting over harming a disabled person they fucking will lmao.
Like separating yourself off from the rest of protestors is just putting a target on your back, especially if said target means you’re more vulnerable than the other targets.