Portland protesters no longer being banned from attending protests to win release from jail | Salon.com

Federal defenders and prosecutors in Portland, Oregon, have teamed up to try to end a court practice of releasing arrested protesters only after they have agreed not to attend protests — a restriction that legal experts called a clear violation of the constitutional right to free assembly. There are early signs that the effort is working. After the joint…

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Black trans woman released from police custody following protests

Celebrations arose from protesters outside Toronto police’s 55 Division after a Black trans woman arrested for assault was released from police custody following a bail hearing Friday. Protests began Thursday night at 14 Division after Moka Dawkins, 30, was charged with one count each of assault, uttering threats causing bodily harm and failure to comply with probation. She was…

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Take the protests in proportion – analysis – The Jerusalem Post

Hundreds of protesters gather in Tel Aviv to protest against police brutality and Amir Ohana, July 28. (photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/ MAARIV)

In some ways it’s understandable: It’s a spicy, exciting story. People are taking to the streets and demanding change. It’s definitely more exciting than more numbers of people infected with When the two news stories are juxtaposed, they put things into proportion for anyone really paying attention. And anyone who remembers the massive wave of protests in 2011 knows…

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APD sets protocol for enforcement of gun ban during protests

Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal A sign in Civic Plaza prohibits carrying deadly weapons. (City Of Albuquerque) The Albuquerque Police Department says it now has a protocol in place to “more consistently” enforce the ban on deadly weapons on city property – particularly during protests. “In an effort to assure people that the ban is enforced consistently, APD and…

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Protests Continue in Khabarovsk, Russia, Against Arrest and Replacement of Popular Regional Governor

Protesters took to the streets of the Russian city of Khabarovsk for the fourth straight weekend on Saturday, angered by the arrest of the region’s popular governor. Sergey Furgal was arrested by federal law enforcement in early July on charges related to multiple murders in 2004 and 2005, before he became governor. He was flown to Moscow where he…

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Portland, Oregon, Protests Relatively Calm After US Drawdown – NBC Bay Area

Leaders in Portland, Oregon, caught their breath and moved forward with cautious optimism Friday after the first nightly protest in weeks ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The dramatic change in tone outside a federal courthouse that’s become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents came after the U.S. government began drawing down its forces…

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Can Portland’s Hot Housing Market Survive the Pandemic and the Protests?

Sean Pavone/Getty Images Over the past few years, Portland, OR, has emerged as an epicenter of hipster cool and one of the nation’s hottest housing markets. Lower home prices and a thriving startup scene lured cost-conscious residents from pricier Seattle as well as San Francisco and other California cities. More recently, Portland has been in the news for something else…

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Israel: Violent right-wing thugs attack anti-Netanyahu protests, 8 arrests made

At least eight right-wing pro-government counter demonstrators were arrested at anti-Netanyahu protestors in Jerusalem on Thursday, i24 News reports. Thousands turned out to demonstrate against Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Balfour Street in Jerusalem over his government’s handling of the coronavirus and corruption charges, of which he is facing trial for. The right wing thugs,…

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The Absurd Reason Why Pro-Life Protestors Were Arrested in DC

A pro-life student and a staffer for Students for Life of America (SFLA) were arrested in Washington, D.C. on Saturday morning for using chalk to write “black pre-born lives matter” outside of a Planned Parenthood facility. The pair was identified as 22-year-old Townson University student Erica Caporalett and 29-year-old Warner DePriest, SFLA’s Strategic Partnerships Advisor, the Washington Post reported….

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