Tag: Vandalism

Chile Unrest Spreads, With 8 Deaths Reported in Violence

Violence and looting continued to rock Chile on Sunday, resulting in at least eight deaths as stores and other establishment were set alight despite the imposition of a state of emergency in at least six cities. The demonstrations started over a subway fare increase two weeks ago, which President Sebastián Piñera canceled on Saturday night. […]

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Hong Kong’s Hard-Core Protesters Take Justice Into Their Own Hands

HONG KONG — When protesters in Hong Kong this weekend came upon an older, shirtless man who was threatening a crowd, they pounded him to the ground with a stick. When a taxi swerved into a group of protesters nearby, some dragged the driver out and beat him until he was covered in blood. And […]

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Hong Kong’s Mask Ban Reveals Carrie Lam’s True Face

ImageProtesters defied a new emergency law banning masks at public gatherings in Hong Kong on Saturday.CreditFazry Ismail/EPA, via Shutterstock HONG KONG — This city has long prided herself on respecting the rule of law — the ultimate guarantee of Hong Kongers’ freedoms, human rights and way of life. It is one of the attributes that […]

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Night Prowler in Florida Cut Electric Scooters’ Brakes, Police Say

He prowled the streets of southeastern Fort Lauderdale under cover of night, a pair of wire cutters in his pocket, one hand sheathed in a glove. Then, the police said, he carried out his crime: slashing the brake lines of electric scooters and rendering them useless. The suspect, Randall Thomas Williams, 59, was arrested on […]

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Carrie Lam: Yes, Hong Kong Does Have a Future

HONG KONG — Does Hong Kong have a future? It’s not the first time such a question has been asked. But the question is being asked more and more often as the city faces a 17th week of social unrest. The future certainly is on the minds of the hundreds of thousands of protesters who […]

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Attack Leaves Wall Street’s Iconic Bull With a Gash on Its Horn

The piercing noise of metal striking metal echoed through Wall Street just after noon on Saturday: A man was battering the bronze, 7,000-pound Charging Bull statue with a makeshift metal banjo. “He just started wilding out, hitting the bull over the head,” a witness, Luis Cruz, 53, said on Sunday. “And every time he would […]

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Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Shock a Beachfront Oasis

On the Friday evening before the final big weekend of summer, members of one of New York’s last private beach clubs, the Silver Gull in Queens, received an ominous email. The club’s playground would be closed, the manager wrote, “due to the recent and increasing incidence of vandalism from within the club.” Word soon spread […]

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Beijing’s Hong Kong Strategy: More Arrests, No Concessions

HONG KONG — The arrests on Friday of prominent democracy activists in Hong Kong reflect a tactical escalation by China’s leaders, one that they hope will curb the escalating street violence of recent weeks, but which could run the risk of prolonging protests in the city for many more months. Officials in Beijing, along with […]

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Old Town Road Is Real, and People Keep Stealing the Street Signs

Old Town Road is a real place. You could probably take a horse there, if you wanted to — except that these days, it might be a little harder to find. A quiet residential street in Wellesley, Mass., was called Old Town Road long before the country-trap song by Lil Nas X became a sensation. […]

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Emmett Till Sign Photo Leads Ole Miss Fraternity to Suspend Members

Three students at the University of Mississippi were suspended by their fraternity on Wednesday after an Instagram photo surfaced of them brandishing guns in front of a bullet-riddled memorial sign for Emmett Till, whose brutal murder in 1955 served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement. The photo of the smiling Kappa Alpha members […]

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MS-13 Gang Members Charged With Brutal Murders in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Using machetes, knives and baseball bats, members of the criminal MS-13 gang killed their victims, dismembered their bodies and threw their remains into a canyon in the Angeles National Forest, according to a sweeping indictment unsealed Tuesday by federal authorities in Los Angeles. In one instance, they said, members of the gang […]

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The Extraordinary Power of Hong Kongers’ Solidarity

HONG KONG — The battle between the government and this city’s protest movement couldn’t have been on starker display last Monday, July 1 — a day that began with a closed-door official ceremony celebrating Hong Kong’s return to China in 1997 and ended with an hourslong break-in at the Legislative Council. The siege of LegCo […]

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