G20 riots continue even after leaders leave Hamburg

G20 riots continue even after leaders leave Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany — Anti-globalization activists have rioted for a third consecutive night in Hamburg even after Group of 20 leaders had already left the northern Germany city. Police used water cannon trucks again early Sunday against rioters attacking them with iron rods and pavement blocks. They arrested 144 protesters and temporarily detained another 144 persons. More than 200 officers have been injured in the violence since Thursday. The number of injured protesters wasn’t clear. German…

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Thousands expected at Times Square rally for Muslims

Thousands expected at Times Square rally for Muslims

New Yorkers are expected to gather in Times Square this weekend in a show of solidarity with the city’s Muslim community. The “I Am a Muslim too” rally will take over the Crossroads of the World beginning at noon on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. It will be hosted by Russell Simmons, Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali. Organizers said the event was planned in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order barring travelers from…

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Thousands of protesters gather outside Chuck Schumer’s apartment

Thousands of protesters gather outside Chuck Schumer’s apartment

Thousands of angry demonstrators gathered outside Sen. Chuck Schumer’s luxury Brooklyn apartment building — holding up signs and chanting “What the f–k, Chuck?!” — to protest his lukewarm stance on President Trump’s cabinet picks. “Senator Schumer needs to know we’re watching him,” fumed Brad Wolchansky, a 40-year-old soccer coach from Flatbush who was carrying a cardboard cut-out of a giant eye on Tuesday night. “He works for us. We need him to be bold. We…

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Group vows to disrupt Trump’s inauguration

Group vows to disrupt Trump’s inauguration

Leaders of an ad hoc group of protesters enraged by Republican Donald Trump’s election vowed on Wednesday to disrupt his inauguration this week by blocking public access to the event. The DisruptJ20 protest group said it will send groups of demonstrators to the dozen entrances to the grassy National Mall where hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather to watch Trump, who has never before held public office, be sworn in as president…

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Riots over gas price hikes in Mexico turn deadly

Riots over gas price hikes in Mexico turn deadly

MEXICO CITY — Protests and looting fueled by anger over gasoline price hikes in Mexico have led to four deaths, the ransacking of at least 300 stores and the arrests of more than 700 people, officials said. The country’s business chambers said the combination of highway, port and terminal blockades and looting this week forced many stores and businesses to close and threatened supplies of basic goods and fuel. The scenes of mass lootings came…

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Colombians protest rape, killing of 7-year-old girl

Colombians protest rape, killing of 7-year-old girl

BOGOTA, Colombia – Hundreds of angry Colombians are taking to the streets to protest the kidnapping and rape of a 7-year-old girl found strangled in an upper-class Bogota apartment. Police said Monday that security cameras captured the moment the girl was snatched while playing outside her home in a poor neighborhood by a man driving a truck. As many as 40 children are raped every day in Colombia. But the killing has resonated because of…

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