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Thai police crack down on protesters; PM refuses to resign

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.

In ‘The 24th,’ police brutality and unrest, 103 years ago

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.

Shawn Vestal: Us vs. them gets us nowhere right now

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.

With rare candor, employees protest Facebook’s Trump policy

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.

Spokane protest becomes riot

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.

Spokane riot - vandalism stopped

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."

Prisoners riot in Iran; Netanyahu goes into self-quarantine

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.

Prison riots hit Italy amid virus; 6 die in overdose

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.

Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law

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.

Raven Music Festival makes debut in Kendall Yards

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.