The new horsemen: why American riot police embraced the bicycle

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As a new digital era of protest has dawned under Occupy and Trump, riot police across the US have embarked on a fundamental shift in crowd control Early last Saturday afternoon, under clear blue skies, a sparsely attended anti-sharia rally left the grounds of City Hall in Seattle, Washington. Until then, the attendees had been […]

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Hugo Chvez statue torn down as death toll rises in Venezuela protests

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Young protester shot in the head amid continuation of demonstrations that brand President Nicols Maduro a dictator and demand elections A 20-year-old Venezuelan protester has died after being shot in the head, authorities said, taking fatalities from a month of anti-government unrest to at least 37, as the opposition geared up for more demonstrations. Hecder […]

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Arrests at violent Berkeley Trump protests while tax marches stay calm

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On day of protest, police make 13 arrests as pro-Trump crowd clashes with anti-fascists in California and thousands call for financial disclosure elsewhere Hundreds of self-described anti-fascist protesters and supporters of Donald Trump clashed in Berkeley, California, in sporadic brawls on Saturday. Protests in cities around the rest of the country, including a number of […]

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UC Berkeley cancels ‘alt-right’ speaker Milo Yiannopoulos as thousands protest

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Violence flares after group of anti-fascist activists shot fireworks at venue where the controversial Breitbart editor was due to give a talk The University of California Berkeley cancelled a speech by right-wing internet troll Milo Yiannopoulos after thousands of students gathered in protest and a group of black-clad anti-fascist activists shot fireworks at the speech […]

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Insurrection the board game? Bloc by Bloc brings uprising to your living room

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Bloc by Bloc pits players against the authorities and aims to use a classic board game format to show the impact of gentrification and the power of protest In Oaklands commercial district, a diverse coalition of insurgents relieve shops of goods and light storefronts ablaze. Newly flush with fancy clothes, a group of workers evade […]

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Brazil police use pepper spray at austerity protest outside Rio parliament

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Demonstrators broke barriers outside meeting where legislators proposed ways to cope with post-Olympics fiscal crisis that delayed payment to state workers Military police have shot pepper spray at demonstrators who broke down barrier fences outside a meeting in Rio de Janeiro where legislators were considering austerity measures to cope with a deepening financial crisis that […]

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Venezuelan opposition calls for direct action to force referendum

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Hundreds of thousands joined protests against Nicols Maduros presidency, against a backdrop of mass hunger and high crime Venezuelas opposition has vowed to turn up the pressure on the socialist government of President Nicols Maduro, calling for a national strike on Friday and a march on the presidential palace next week to demand a recall […]

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Loretta Lynch: violence in Charlotte is ‘drowning out the voices of change’

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US attorney general responds to second night of unrest in North Carolina as White House spokesman says violence distracts from issue of police killings The US attorney general has warned against escalating violence in North Carolina, as politicians reacted cautiously to the shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. But Lynch made clear she that she […]

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