Tag: Protests

Electric Vehicle ‘ICEing’ Spreads to Germany

<img data-attachment-id="1696786" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503.jpeg" data-orig-size="894,723" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="german ICEing 1" data-image-description=" Polizei Berlin ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-433×350.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-610×493.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1696786″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-610×493.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”493″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-610×493.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-75×61.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-433×350.jpeg 433w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-768×621.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503-120×97.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/german-ICEing-1-e1573671248503.jpeg 894w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> You’re likely familiar with the concept of “ICEing,” even if the term itself leaves you scratching that […]

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Hong Kong Police Fired Tear Gas at Student Protesters. They Responded With Flaming Arrows.

Protesters fired flaming arrows and threw petrol bombs and bricks during clashes with riot police at the besieged Chinese University in Hong Kong (CHUK) on Tuesday night as the city entered its third day of widespread protests and travel disruption. CHUK was the scene of battles between police and protesters throughout Tuesday night and into […]

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Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Look Is Popping Up At Protests Like The ‘V For Vendetta’ Guy Fawkes Mask Before It

Not only is Joker now the highest-grossing R-rated film ever, but none of its competition over the past few weeks has been able to surpass its top spot at the box office. This alone should be enough to appease Warner Bros. executives who nervously took a chance on Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix’s heavily-discoursed comic […]

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Cowardly kowtowing to China means Hong Kong blood is on Apple’s hands

It’s easy to sum up one of today’s most pressing geopolitical issues: American companies must choose whether to apply American standards to their foreign operations, or follow foreign standards — no matter how inapposite they be to U.S. employees and customers — when doing business outside U.S. borders. Thanks to its dealings in China, Apple […]

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Hong Kong Protesters Tried To Sabotage China’s 70th Birthday Party. Police Shot One of Them.

HONG KONG — Beijing and Hong Kong both took to the streets on Tuesday; one celebrating the birthday of the People’s Republic of China, the other protesting China’s increasingly heavy-handed rule and to call for democracy. As Hong Kongers tried to sabotage China’s highly choreographed celebration, police shot an 18-year-old demonstrator in the chest, the […]

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Teen Climate Strikers Are Being Treated Seriously by the UN

The official opening of a three-day emergency United Nations meeting to deal with climate change did not on the surface seem all that transformative or urgent. A list of day one events for the Climate Action Summit in New York included “Nature-based Solutions Led by Young People,” “Mobilizing Grassroots Business Support for Climate Action,” “Aligning […]

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A Lot of People Were Protesting Cars in Germany Over the Weekend, but SUVs Received Special Attention

<img data-attachment-id="1689024" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 frankfurt auto show protsets" data-image-description=" eugeniusro/shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1689024″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504068248.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Thousands of people amassed in Germany over the weekend to protest the automotive industry. Ground […]

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David Koch Is Gone, But His Pipelines Are Here to Stay

David Koch, the marginally less-vile of the vile duo known as the Koch Brothers, is dead. Setting aside the fact that Charles was always the more powerful and, as a result, the more interesting of the two, the death of his brother allows for a moment to consider a world without either of them. It […]

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American Gold Medalists Placed on 12 Months’ Probation for Pan Am Games Protests: ‘I’m Honored to Make That Sacrifice’

Photo: Leonardo Fernandez (Getty Images) Two American gold medalists were put on probation for a year as punishment for their decision to demonstrate during the National Anthem at the 2019 Pan American Games. From CNN: US Olympic & Paralympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hirshland wrote to hammer thrower Gwen Berry and fencer Race Imboden, […]

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U.S. Hammer Thrower Gwen Berry Raises Fist During National Anthem at Pan Am Games; U.S. Fencer Takes a Knee

Gwen Berry of the United States reacts in the Women’s Hammer Throw during the Seiko Golden Grand Prix at Yanmar Stadium Nagai on May 19, 2019 in Osaka, Japan. Photo: Toru Hanai (Getty Images) Hammer thrower Gwen Berry wasn’t trying to be a political spark plug when she raised her fist during the playing of […]

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Puerto Ricans Deserve Better From Their Government

Over the past week, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans have taken to the streets of San Juan to let their government leaders — and the world — know that they have had enough. The proximate cause of the protests was the July 13 release of 889 pages of private chat messages between Puerto Rico’s […]

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On 5th Anniversary of Eric Garner’s Death, Protesters Will Take to New York City’s Streets Once More

On the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner’s death, New Yorkers will once again return to the streets in protest—this time, at the forefront of their minds will be the Department of Justice’s recent decision not to pursue civil rights charges against the NYPD officer who placed Garner in a deadly chokehold. As NBC New York […]

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A Cop Killed EJ Bradford in an Alabama Mall and Someone Will Finally Face Jail Time—the Protesters

Photo: Cara McClure Seven months after protests shut down the Alabama mall where a police officer shot and killed EJ Bradford, prosecutors are seeking justice against the troublemakers who disturbed the way of life in the idyllic southern suburb… The people who were protesting. On Nov. 22, 2018, a police officer in the Birmingham, Ala., […]

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Portland Police Falsely Accuse Antifa Protesters of Hurling ‘Quick Dry Cement.’ They Were Just Vegan Milkshakes.

Photo: iStock Over the weekend, left-wing and alt-right protesters faced off in Portland, Ore., which, quite frankly, has become a fairly regular occurrence. What makes this particular clash at a Portland Proudboys rally noteworthy is the dumbassery on display by the Portland Police Bureau, who claimed—without any evidence—that protesters were throwing around milkshakes full of […]

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Trump Claims He Doesn’t See the Big-Ass Trump Baby Blimp Protesting His Visit in London

Photo: Alex McBride (Getty Images) It’s time that we come to accept that the United Kingdom does many things better than the United States. Its healthcare system actually cares about the patients more than the profits. The Office U.K. is easily better than its U.S. counterpart. And the U.K. protests way better than the U.S.; […]

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Trump Claims He Doesn’t See the Big-Ass Trump Blimp Baby Protesting His Visit in London

Photo: Alex McBride (Getty Images) It’s time that we come to accept that the United Kingdom does many things better than the United States. Its healthcare system actually cares about the patients more than the profits. The Office U.K. is easily better than its U.S. counterpart. And the U.K. protests way better than the U.S.; […]

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