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Source: Fox News

National Border Patrol Museum in Texas vandalized by dozens of protesters, director says

Today 16:20 GMT

El Paso, Texas, has become a battleground yet again — on Saturday about 50 protesters “donning masks to conceal their identity” led a very confrontational demonstration at the National Border Patrol Museum, its director told Fox News. “They immediately spread out throughout the museum, and displayed banners and began chanting and singing,” he told Fox News via email Monday night.

“Say it loud, say it clear, Border Patrol kills!” group members yelled while standing inside and outside the museum in the El Paso area, as the Washington Examiner reported. The Facebook page for the protest group, which called itself Tornillo: The Occupation, said its goal was “exposing the true violence of borders and border patrol.”

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Source: The Guradian

More tombs desecrated in France before antisemitism protests

Today 19:05 GMT

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets in Paris and cities across France on Tuesday night in protest at a recent rise in antisemitic attacks.

The government has warned antisemitism was “spreading like poison” in France, despite the trauma still felt around the 78,000 French Jews who were deported to death camps, aided by the French collaborationist Vichy government, during the Nazi occupation in the second world war.

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Source: Global News

Convoy of hundreds of trucks enters Ottawa to protest federal oil policies

Today 19:05 GMT

Hundreds of semi-trailers, pickup trucks, cars and buses are rolling into Ottawa Tuesday to protest the federal government’s policies on the oil industry.

WATCH BELOW: Hundreds of trucks rolled into Ottawa on Tuesday as people from across Canada came to protest federal oil policies. Lead organizer Glen Carritt said the display is about showing support for new oil pipelines and opposition to the federal carbon tax and new rules on oil transportation.

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Source: The Guradian

Swedish student fined for plane protest against Afghan’s deportation

Monday 14:29 GMT

A Swedish student who livestreamed her protest against the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker last year has been found guilty of violating Sweden’s aviation laws and fined £250.

After Ersson refused to take her seat, several other passengers – including members of a football team – joined her protest and the asylum seeker was removed from the plane, to applause from passengers. A 50-year-old Afghan, asylum seeker and convicted criminal, who was being deported from the country, was onboard.

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Source: BBC

Seven MPs leave Labour in Corbyn protest

Today 10:50 GMT

As the MPs announced their departure from Labour, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, whose new Brexit Party launched earlier this year, tweeted: "This moment may not look very exciting but it is the beginning of something bigger in British politics - realignment."

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable said: "It is not unexpected, or unwelcome, that a group of Labour MPs have decided to break away from Corbyn's Labour; in part motivated by his refusal to follow the party's policy on Brexit. "The Liberal Democrats are open to working with like-minded groups and individuals in order to give the people the final say on Brexit, with the option to remain in the EU.

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Source: CTV

Canadian missionaries flown out of riot-stricken Haiti

Today 00:33 GMT

A Canadian couple who had to leave Haiti due to violent street protests say they're happy to be heading home but that their hearts are with the people they left behind.

Wade and Marilyn Fitzpatrick are two of 24 missionaries from Alberta-based Haiti Arise who were flown out of the capital Port-au-Prince late Saturday. In an interview, the Weyburn, Sask.-based couple said the group had to be taken to the airport by helicopter because the roads were blocked by burning tires and protesters armed with rocks and guns.

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Source: The Guradian

Macron condemns antisemitic abuse during gilets jaunes Paris protest

Monday 03:18 GMT

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has condemned antisemitic abuse of a leading intellectual by gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protestors and said it would not be tolerated.

A recent spate of antisemitic vandalism and graffiti in and around Paris has stoked fresh concerns about an increase in hate crime against Jews. Fourteen political parties on Thursday launched a call for action against antisemitism after the interior ministry reported a 74% increase in anti-Jewish acts last year.

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Source: Global News

Trio of Maritime medical professionals share their harrowing escape from Haiti

Monday 20:54 GMT

It sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie script, but a trio of medical professionals are sharing their harrowing story of escaping Haiti amid the country’s violent civil unrest.

Since the protests broke out, several foreign governments, including the United States and Canada, have urged citizens to avoid travel to Haiti.

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Source: The Guradian

Climate protesters take action to disrupt London fashion week

Monday 09:53 GMT

Protesters from the environmental action group Extinction Rebellion are disrupting London fashion week to urge the British Fashion Council to declare a climate emergency.

The day of protest comes two days after thousands of school pupils went on strike, spending a day on the streets instead of in the classroom, to protest against government inaction over the climate crisis.

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Source: BBC

Macron slams 'yellow vest' anti-Semitism

Monday 12:38 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned anti-Semitic abuse directed at a prominent intellectual by a group of "yellow vest" protesters in Paris.

"We are 15,000 [in Paris], that means the movement is increasing," demonstrator Jerome Rodrigues told AFP news agency.

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Source: The Guradian

Protests erupt in Brazil after death of black teenager who was restrained

Monday 19:04 GMT

Brazilian activists have taken to the streets in five major cities after the death of a young black man who was restrained by a supermarket security guard.

Campaigners said the protests are feeding a nascent Black Lives Matter movement in Brazil, where nearly three-quarters of all homicide victims are black. Outside the Extra supermarket in the upscale Barra da Tijuca neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, demonstrators chanted the name of Pedro Gonzaga, who died of a heart attack in hospital on Thursday after being immobilised with a “sleep hold” by a security guard.

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Source: Global News

NFL settles collusion grievances with Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid

Monday 01:28 GMT

With a public hearing looming and the threat of owners and league officials facing depositions, the NFL settled collusion cases brought by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid.

Kaepernick and Reid filed collusion grievances against the league, saying they were blacklisted because of protests during the national anthem at games. Kaepernick has not played in the league since 2016, while Reid missed three games last season before signing with Carolina.

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Source: DW

German state education minister tells students to protest on their own time

Sunday 02:23 GMT

As students around the world protests for action in fighting climate change, one German education minister has said she wants kids back in classrooms.

The education minister in North Rhine-Westphalia has sent letters to all schools in the western German state warning students against attending weekly demonstrations calling for more climate action, German public broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) reported on Friday.

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Source: Global News

Alberta missionaries among the Canadians heading home from riot-stricken Haiti

Monday 19:59 GMT

A Canadian couple who had to leave Haiti due to violent street protests say they’re happy to be heading home but that their hearts are with the people they left behind.

READ MORE: Alberta-based missionary group fleeing Haiti as violence engulfs Caribbean republic. The Canadians trapped in Haiti have included missionaries, medical personnel, tourists and students. Many have been slowly making their way to the airport via helicopter or, in some cases, dangerous road journeys.

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Source: Global News

Haiti vows to investigate controversial oil deal and reduce expenses amid violent protests

Monday 19:59 GMT

The Haitian government vowed to deepen the investigation into alleged corruption in the PetroCaribe oil program and to reduce its expenses, seeking to meet some of protestors’ demands as demonstrations roil the country.

Ceant said the government will reduce its expenses by 30 percent, meet with the private sector to try to raise the minimum wage and appoint a new director to intensify the investigation into alleged corruption by PetroCaribe.


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