Tag: protests

Man fatally shot during protests against Peru’s new president

November 15, 2020
Thousands of Peruvians rallied in the country’s capital Saturday against the interim government of President Manuel Merino in protests that have left at least one person dead, authorities said. Peru’s social security institute and doctors said a 25-year-old man was apparently killed by gunshot wounds during the increasingly violent demonstrations against the sudden removal by

Tensions flare between Trump fans and opponents at DC protests

November 15, 2020
Tensions flared after dark Saturday as pro- and anti-Trump factions clashed in Washington, D.C. — hours after the president himself made a drive-by appearance at a recount rally attended by thousands of his supporters. In one incident, three Trump supporters were eating at a restaurant two blocks from the White House when someone set off

Protests in Arizona and Other States Insist Votes Be Counted — or Not.

November 5, 2020
PORTLAND, Ore. — Protests arose around the country as the ballot tabulation in the final battleground states continued, with some demonstrators demanding that every vote be counted and others insisting that the counting be shut down.In Portland, where a “Count Every Vote” demonstration merged with another one focused on racial justice and police brutality, some

Any Protests Upon My Re-Election Will Be Put Down Quickly

September 12, 2020
Donald Trump and the GOP went into the Republican National Convention hoping for a significant boost in their polling numbers. The Convention came and went and that polling bounce does not seem to have occurred. The President will now be looking towards the fall debates against Joe Biden as maybe his last opportunity to change

Trump Embraces Fringe Theories on Protests and the Coronavirus

August 30, 2020
“What does President Trump think will happen when he continues to insist on fanning the flames of hate and division in our society and using the politics of fear to whip up his supporters?” Mr. Biden asked. “He is recklessly encouraging violence. He may believe tweeting about law and order makes him strong — but

Trump defends USPS boss Louis DeJoy amid protests

August 16, 2020
President Trump on Saturday doubled down in support of US Postal Service honcho Louis DeJoy, calling him a “fantastic man” amid protests outside of the official’s home over mail-in-ballot concerns and service cuts. “He’s a fantastic man; he wants to make the Post Office great again,” Trump said during an evening news conference at Trump

‘A War of Words.’ Why Describing the George Floyd Protests As ‘Riots’ Is So Loaded

June 19, 2020
As unrest has continued day after day and in town after town in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, a secondary skirmish has emerged: deciding how to describe what’s happening. In speeches and newsrooms and social media posts, people have had to make choices about how to characterize widespread, evolving unrest. Are cities in the…