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Riot police in Thailand cracked down on thousands of student-led protesters who rallied Friday in the capital in defiance of a strict state of emergency, while the prime minister rejected calls for his resignation.
The sole photograph related to the Houston Riot of 1917 shows 64 Black soldiers sitting with arms folded and legs crossed behind a rope. Their sheer number, in a courtroom otherwise populated by white men, suggests they’re part of the audience but they’re not. They’re the defendants in what’s considered the largest murder trial in American history.
“We learned a lot from that first week,” a police spokesman said. “The department provided way more resources. We still had the National Guard. We had agencies from other areas that were willing to support us. The difference is you probably didn’t see them.”
Protesters and rioters arrested in Sunday night’s turmoil in downtown Spokane include a local man who allegedly hurled a Molotov cocktail toward police, another man accused of damaging a deputy’s vehicle and a third accused of throwing rocks at the windows of a Jack In The Box.
Us is all of us, like it or not. At this moment of extraordinary national tension, so full of the potential for violence, so fractured at the core, so full of venom and incitement radiating from the White House, and so vilely attended by bigoted online calls to shoot protesters or run them over, us versus them is a disastrous formulation.
As protests swept the nation over the weekend, several Facebook employees publicly chastised CEO Mark Zuckerberg for his hands-off approach to a divisive post on the demonstrators by President Donald Trump – one that Twitter took the unprecedented step of flagging as inflammatory on its site.
The music industry is planning to turn off the music and hold a day to reflect and implement change in response to the death of George Floyd and the killings of other black people.
Businesses and city crews worked Monday to clean up broken glass and graffiti in downtown Spokane after peaceful protests against police brutality turned violent.
The protesters still roaming downtown Spokane after the mostly peaceful protest at the Spokane County Courthouse participated in looting the Nike Store and were dispersed by police.
Spokesman-Review Assistant City Editor Ted McDermott is standing with a group of protesters as they moved slowly toward a police line at Howard and Riverside, only to be met with tear gas and rubber bullets.
Video by reporter Chad Sokol: "Some black-clad agitators just smashed windows of the former Observatory bar building at First and Howard. They are quickly confronted by larger group of protesters."
Fear and frustration are raging as fast as the coronavirus in some juvenile detention centers, with riots and escapes reported in facilities in hard hit New York and Louisiana.
Prisoners in southern Iran broke cameras and caused other damage during a riot, state media reported Monday, the latest in a series of violent prison disturbances in the country, which is battling the most severe coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East.
Tensions in Italy’s overcrowded prisons erupted Monday over new coronavirus containment measures, with riots in at least two dozen lock-ups and the deaths of six inmates who broke into an infirmary and overdosed on methadone.
At least 16 inmates in a central Mexico prison were killed and five more were wounded in a riot that closed out a violent 2019 for the country, authorities said.
Following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police, Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed Wednesday to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the former British colony.
Protesting Greek school teachers have clashed with police in central Athens during a demonstration against government plans for hiring new teachers.
French President Emmanuel Macron visited the graffiti-damaged Arc de Triomphe monument and held an emergency meeting on security Sunday, a day after central Paris was hit by France’s worst riot in a generation.
The leader of a Southern California white supremacist group and two other members were arrested on charges of inciting a deadly riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Kendall Yards and Olmsted Park host the first ever Raven Music Festival in honor of Jim Byrd. In addition to the music festival, attendees will experience a great variety of local food and art with the option to camp in the park from Friday afternoon to Monday morning.