In Pictures: Protests over jailing of Spanish rapper turn violent

Protesters threw bottles at police, set fire to containers and damaged shops in Barcelona on Saturday in a fifth night of clashes and protests sparked after a rapper was jailed for “glorifying terrorism” and insulting royalty in his songs. The nine-month sentence of Pablo Hasel, known for his virulently anti-establishment raps, has triggered a debate […]

Netherlands: What’s behind violent anti-lockdown riots?

*Names marked with an asterisk have been changed to protect identities Amsterdam, The Netherlands – “Fireworks, dynamite, gasoline, bricks,” said an invite to the riot that erupted in Amsterdam, on Molukkenstraat street, on Monday. “Get everything.” The invites were shared on social media, in Snapchat posts, Instagram stories, on Telegram and WhatsApp groups. Monday was […]

Biden orders review of domestic violent extremism threat

Author:  By ERIC TUCKER | AP article author:  AP ID:  1611373139790362700 Sat, 2021-01-23 06:28 WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has directed law enforcement and intelligence officials in his administration to study the threat of domestic violent extremism in the United States, an undertaking being launched weeks after a mob of insurgents loyal to Donald Trump stormed […]

Biden orders threat assessment of violent domestic groups

Top law enforcement and intelligence officials will look into the threats weeks after a riot at the US Capitol. Weeks after a violent pro-Donald Trump mob stormed the US Capitol, President Joe Biden is directing law enforcement and intelligence officials to conduct a full assessment of the threat of domestic violent ideologies in the United […]

Parler: Amazon defends booting messaging app over violent content

Amazon suspended Parler after it was used by Trump supporters to organise storming of US Capitol last week. Inc. urged a judge not to order the company to restore web-hosting service to Parler LLC, saying the conservative social media platform failed to police violent content before and after the Capitol riot. Amazon Web Services […]

Violent crimes surge in US as COVID-19 pandemic rages

When Andre Avery drives his commercial truck through the US Midwestern city Detroit, Michigan, he keeps his pistol close. Avery, 57, grew up in the Motor City and is aware that homicides and shootings are surging, even though before the pandemic they were dropping in Detroit and elsewhere. His gun is legal, and he carries […]

In Pictures: Violent anti-security bill protests in France

Thousands of people across France have protested against a proposed security bill that would make it more difficult to film police officers. Media freedom and human rights groups have led protests for weeks to have the government scrap or revise a bill that would restrict the filming of police, saying it would make it harder […]

Hundreds arrested as Belarus protesters face violent crackdown #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Police use rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse crowds as months of protests against President Lukashenko continue. Masked security forces arrested hundreds of people in another day of mass demonstrations against the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. Protesters on Sunday chanted “I’m going out”, the last-known written words of an anti-government protester who died […]