Far-right activist Laura Loomer handcuffs herself to Twitter HQ

Conservative activist Laura Loomer handcuffed herself to the Twitter headquarters in Manhattan on Thursday to protest being banned from the social media site.Loomer, 25, shackled her hand to the door

“We then cut the handcuffs off of her and sent her on her way,” a police source told The Post.

Loomer was banned from the social media platform for making inflammatory comments about newly elected Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is Muslim.

Source: Far-right activist Laura Loomer handcuffs herself to Twitter HQ

People’s Vote march: Hundreds of thousands attend London protest – BBC News

Protesters seeking a referendum on the final Brexit deal have attended a rally which organisers say was the biggest demonstration of its kind.

Young voters led the People’s Vote march to London’s Parliament Square, which supporters say attracted approximately 700,000 protesters.

It also had support from a number of MPs who want a fresh vote.

This is something which has already been ruled out by Prime Minister Theresa May.

The People’s Vote campaign said stewards on the route estimated 700,000 were taking part.

Source: People’s Vote march: Hundreds of thousands attend London protest – BBC News

Portland braces itself for violent clashes between right-wing and antifa protesters | Fox News

Portland, Oregon, is bracing for what could be another round of violent clashes between a right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counterprotesters who have pledged to keep Patriot Prayer and other affiliated groups out of this ultra-liberal city.

A rally organized Saturday by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson was expected to be the third to roil Portland this summer. Two previous events ended in bloody fistfights and riots, and one counterprotester was sent to the hospital with a skull fracture.

This time, Gibson changed the venue from a federal plaza outside U.S. District Court to a waterfront park so some of his Oregon supporters can carry concealed weapons as they demonstrate. Chartered buses will bring participants from Vancouver, Washington — where Gibson lives — to downtown Portland with armed security on board.

Source: Portland braces itself for violent clashes between right-wing and antifa protesters | Fox News

NYPD arrests woman who climbed Statue of Liberty after hours-long protest of kids imprisoned in Trump’s ICE camps – NY Daily News

Someone decided to spend the 4th of July climbing up the Statue of Liberty

A woman wearing an anti-Trump T-shirt climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day, sparking a mass evacuation of Liberty Island and a nearly four-hour standoff with first responders before she was taken into custody, officials said.

The protester, identified as Therese Patricia Okoumou, 45, was seen scaling the base of the statue about 3 p.m., moments after the group Rise and Resist formed a protest against Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Liberty Island.

Source: NYPD arrests woman who climbed Statue of Liberty after hours-long protest of kids imprisoned in Trump’s ICE camps – NY Daily News

Protesters halt traffic during rush hour over fatal police shooting of Antwon Rose Jr. – CBS News

“Three shots to the back, how do you justify that?” protesters chanted Tuesday morning

PITTSBURGH –– Dozens of protesters shut down traffic in downtown Pittsburgh during morning rush Tuesday in a continuing call for justice over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, who was buried a day earlier. Marchers have disrupted the city repeatedly in the week since 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. was killed by a white police officer in nearby East Pittsburgh.

The diverse crowd marched through Pittsburgh on Tuesday with arms locked and chanting, “Who did this? The police did this!” and “Three shots to the back, how do you justify that?” They had refrained from protesting Monday out of respect for the family.

CBS Pittsburgh reports that a group started gathering shortly before 7 a.m. and that family members spoke briefly before the group marched toward downtown Pittsburgh.

Source: Protesters halt traffic during rush hour over fatal police shooting of Antwon Rose Jr. – CBS News

Antwon Rose protests: Car drives through crowd in Pittsburgh – CNN

Protesters angry over the death of an unarmed teen who was shot by police this week marched Friday for the third straight night down the streets of downtown Pittsburgh.

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  • doubleh412@parsecs_12 “Pennsylvania law allows police officers to use deadly force to prevent someone from escaping arrest if that person has committed a forcible felony, possesses a deadly weapon or if the person has indicated he or she will endanger human life or inflict bodily injury if not arrested.” The investigation is obviously not complete, but from what we’ve heard so far none of these criteria apply to this young dude who, for one reason or another, decided to run. Maybe it wasn’t the best decision, and perhaps it will turn out he was the person they were looking for, but the shooting has been ruled a homicide and Antwon shouldn’t have been shot in the back by a professional trained to know better. Regardless of his possible guilt, that is for a court of law to determine, the same way a court should decide this cop’s fate. We do not need erratic, trigger-happy cops on our streets.
  • ayodeleshaihi@parsecs_12 Some people run when they are afraid. Fear doesn’t mean guilt. Think about times that you have been afraid and how you responded. Fear doesn’t mean you deserve to get shot in the back. Have compassion for others who might act differently than you.

Source: Antwon Rose protests: Car drives through crowd in Pittsburgh – CNN

The NFL’s new national anthem rule is a huge cop-out

 

On Wednesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a new policy mandating that players and league personnel on the sideline stand during the playing of the national anthem.

This is designed to address the controversy surrounding players kneeling during the national anthem as a sign of symbolic protest for criminal justice reform and police brutality directed at African-Americans, among other causes.

Here’s the catch: the NFL gave players and league personnel the option to remain in the locker room if they don’t want to stand.

Source: The NFL’s new national anthem rule is a huge cop-out