Tag: Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Video Reveals Unused Earthquake Aid in Puerto Rico: ‘We Are Outraged’

SAN JUAN, P.R. — The man streaming on Facebook Live looked straight into his cellphone camera and promised that the footage to come would be outrageous. “Share what you’re about to see,” he urged his viewers. Moments later, he walked into a huge warehouse and revealed his discovery: cases of bottled water still encased in […]

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Virginia Gun Rally: What to Watch For

RICHMOND, Va. — The capital of Virginia is bracing for the arrival on Monday of busloads of demonstrators from across the state and around the nation who are angry over a series of gun-control measures making their way through the state Legislature. Along with mainstream gun-rights activists, the event is also expected to attract white […]

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Yellow or Blue? In Hong Kong, Businesses Choose Political Sides

HONG KONG — The tapioca pearls at Fred Liu’s bubble teahouse are springy and fresh, just like the fish balls at Elaine Lau’s noodle shop. But that is not the only reason customers flock to these eateries in Hong Kong’s bustling Causeway Bay shopping district. Both are members of the so-called yellow economy, shops that […]

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As Protests in South America Surged, So Did Russian Trolls on Twitter, U.S. Finds

WASHINGTON — Watching political unrest explode across South America this fall, officials at the State Department noticed an eerily similar pattern in anti-government protests that otherwise had little in common. In Chile, nearly 10 percent of all tweets supporting protests in late October originated with Twitter accounts that had a high certainty of being linked […]

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Issues Abound at 4th Women’s March, ‘But It All Ties Into Trump’

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of demonstrators staged a boisterous fourth Women’s March here on Saturday, a noisy, frigid, drizzly rally where demands for equal rights competed with an inescapable subtext: President Trump had to go. The march, a reboot of sorts for an event that has been dogged by internal strife, was intended to […]

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National Archives Apologizes for Altering Image of 2017 Women’s March

The National Archives and Records Administration, which calls itself the country’s record keeper, apologized on Saturday for altering a photo of protesters at the 2017 Women’s March that blurred out references critical of President Trump. “We made a mistake,” began a statement the archives released on Saturday. The photo of protesters holding signs was part […]

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What Did Virginia Learn From Charlottesville?

Opposing protesters were squeezed together. Law enforcement agencies failed to communicate. Officials falsely believed that weapons could not be banned. These were among the problems that plagued officials in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017, according to a report published that year on the extremist rallies where hundreds of people descended on the city and one […]

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A Blow to the Head Makes an Instant Hero in India

By Jeffrey Gettleman and Hari Kumar NEW DELHI — Under a highway bridge in New Delhi, where a large protest had shut down several lanes of traffic, a coterie of veteran dissidents took turns speaking: men with shaggy beards, singers strumming guitars, social activists so impassioned that spit flew from their wet lips. But a […]

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