Category: Protests

May Day protests: Recap updates as people around the world

Cities across the world saw May Day protesters take to the streets in rallies government leaders, austerity cuts and anti-trade union laws. Ugly scenes broke out in some cities, with Paris seeing the worst of the violence. Police officers in the French capital were engulfed in flames as they desperately battled to control rioting crowds. One officer was badly hurt when a fire bomb exploded above his helmet. Trade Unions encouraged many to take to the streets and rally against anti-trade union laws. London, Berlin and America also saw activists take to the streets in a defiant stance against...

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Heavy Police Presence in Berkeley as Free Speech Rally Kicks Off (VIDEOS + PHOTOS)

Ann Coulter canceled her speech at UC Berkeley amid threats of violence, however; free speech activists have decided to show up anyway and read Coulter’s speech. There is a heavy police presence near MLK Civic Center Park in Berkeley in anticipation of violence from left-wing fascists who call themselves ‘Antifa’. This is what it takes for Americans to exercise their First Amendment rights these days. Very scary times we are in.   A heavy police presence can be seen near MLK Civic Center Park in Berkeley ahead of rallies. WATCH LIVE: https://t.co/vTaJ3YyBRZ pic.twitter.com/an4Z8DQ2L1 — NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) April...

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200+ Violent Rioters INDICTED on FELONY Rioting Charges from Inauguration Day

Early Wednesday morning (EST) CNN reported that so far a total of 214 violent rioters have been indicted on felony rioting charges. From CNN: A total of 214 people have been indicted so far on felony rioting charges in connection with the Inauguration Day protests in downtown Washington. On the morning of January 20, protests over Donald Trump’s inauguration turned violent when black-clad “anti-fascist” protesters smashed storefronts and bus stops, hammered out the windows of a limousine and eventually launched rocks at a phalanx of police. Officers responded by launching smoke and flash-bang devices into the street to disperse the...

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‘Not My President’ Rallies Continue in America

Anti-Trump activists in California and the U.S. participated in “Not My President Day” rallies on Monday, which marked the public holiday of Presidents’ Day. In downtown Los Angeles, local ABC News affiliate KABC reported, protesters braved the rain to show their opposition to President Donald Trump: Despite the morning rain, a large crowd assembled outside L.A. City Hall on Presidents Day to send the message that they oppose President Donald Trump’s policies – including the planned construction of a border wall and recent immigration raids by federal agents. “I think it’s really important to say that we have a voice,...

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Seattle anti-Trump protests cost over $377,000 in police overtime

The Seattle police response to protests after Donald Trump’s election to the presidency have cost the city more than $377,000 in police overtime, according to records obtained by KOMO News. Figures obtained under the public records request show that Seattle police spent $200,640.91 on overtime during four anti-Trump protests between Nov. 9 and Nov. 20. The city also spent an additional $176,512.13 on police overtime for the Westlake Center tree-lighting and protests on Nov. 25, records show. The grand total for overtime in all the protests was $377,153.04. Sheila Friend-Gray of the Seattle Police Department’s public disclosure unit said...

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