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Myanmar’s internet shut down as protestors flooded the streets. The military coup leaders sought to shut down Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter earlier this week.

Leaders of Myanmar’s military coup on Saturday appeared to shut down the country’s internet. Last week, they’d sent letters asking internet providers to block Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The shutdown would “severely limit coverage of anti-coup protests,” said NetBlocks. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As protestors […]
Myanmar’s internet shut down as protestors flooded the streets. The military coup leaders sought to shut down Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter earlier this week.
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Trump supporters planned a protest in front of Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters after the firm banned the president. It was a total bust.

Pro-Trump protesters were scheduled to demonstrate in front of Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters on Monday morning after the company banned the president from its platform. City police set up a barricade on the street outside the building, and organisers reportedly used the far-right online community TheDonald to plan the demonstration. […]
Trump supporters planned a protest in front of Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters after the firm banned the president. It was a total bust.
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San Francisco police prep for a potential pro-Trump demonstration at Twitter’s HQ. Attendees are reportedly being encouraged to bring body cameras, megaphones, and zip ties.

The San Francisco police department (SFPD) is preparing for a potential pro-Trump demonstration outside Twitter’s headquarters on Monday morning. The SFPD has been in contact with Twitter representatives and will have enough resources to respond to demonstrations, a spokesperson told the San Francisco Chronicle. Users on a far-right internet forum […]
San Francisco police prep for a potential pro-Trump demonstration at Twitter’s HQ. Attendees are reportedly being encouraged to bring body cameras, megaphones, and zip ties.
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Trump is now more isolated than ever as his administration is in its last gasps, but the wheels of the democracy he sought to destroy keep turning

The violence and disruption that ensued in Washington, DC, on Wednesday was unlike anything seen in modern US history: crowds of people marching through the halls of Congress, waving Trump flags, ransacking lawmakers’ offices, and planting MAGA hats on historic statues. It was, though, in some ways a natural consequence […]
Trump is now more isolated than ever as his administration is in its last gasps, but the wheels of the democracy he sought to destroy keep turning
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The largest police union in the US, which endorsed Trump in September, called on the president to ‘forcefully’ put an end to his supporters’ Capitol siege

The largest police union in the US has called on Trump to “forcefully urge” extremists to leave the US Capitol. The National Fraternal Order of Police endorsed Trump in the 2020 election. “Lawlessness is not how Americans affect change in our great country,” union President Patrick Yoes wrote. Visit Business […]
The largest police union in the US, which endorsed Trump in September, called on the president to ‘forcefully’ put an end to his supporters’ Capitol siege
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Shocking photos show pro-Trump rioters in the Capitol stealing memorabilia and breaking into the desks of lawmakers

A joint session of Congress to count the 2020 presidential race’s Electoral College votes descended into chaos as violent pro-Trump rioters breached the Capitol building. Lawmakers were evacuated as the rioters invaded the House and Senate Chambers and vandalised congressional offices. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The Capitol Building […]
Shocking photos show pro-Trump rioters in the Capitol stealing memorabilia and breaking into the desks of lawmakers
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Megan Rapinoe suspects white people were angry that she kneeled in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick because they saw it as ‘betraying their race’

In her new memoir – “One Life” – Megan Rapinoe details her rise to women’s soccer superstardom and social justice heroism. The US Women’s National Team icon kneeled in protest of racial inequality and police brutality in 2016, becoming one of the first white professional athletes to show solidarity with […]
Megan Rapinoe suspects white people were angry that she kneeled in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick because they saw it as ‘betraying their race’
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Beverly Hills police declared unlawful assembly at crowded pro-Trump rally following clash between rally-goers and counterprotesters

Beverly Hills police declared unlawful assembly at a pro-Trump rally on Saturday following a “violent fight” between a counter-protester and a rally-goer, police said. Supporters of the “USA Freedom Rally” which supports “#Trump2020, the police, and opening our cities, businesses and schools,” according to its Facebook page, rallied on the […]
Beverly Hills police declared unlawful assembly at crowded pro-Trump rally following clash between rally-goers and counterprotesters
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High schoolers in Maine rallied against a school district’s ban on employees displaying ‘Black Lives Matter’ on school property

Scarborough Public Schools officials said in a letter on Monday teachers and staff are not allowed to use “slogans or phrases” expressing a “personal viewpoint” on school property, according to WGME-TV. The letter said it was barring several phrases in light of the upcoming election, including “Black Lives Matter,” “White […]
High schoolers in Maine rallied against a school district’s ban on employees displaying ‘Black Lives Matter’ on school property
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Demonstrators in Louisville rallied peacefully at Kentucky attorney general’s home on the 150th day of Breonna Taylor protests

Peaceful demonstrators marched to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s house on Saturday, marking the 150th day of protests for Breonna Taylor, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Around 100 protesters rallied without any arrests, despite an encounter with officers in riot gear. “The more that comes out with the case, the […]
Demonstrators in Louisville rallied peacefully at Kentucky attorney general’s home on the 150th day of Breonna Taylor protests
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Lawyers planning to defend the suspected Kenosha gunman run a right-wing organisation that brings ‘lawsuits to stop the lies and smears of the radical left’

Attorney John Pierce is planning to defend suspected Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse has been charged with multiple counts, including first-degree intentional homicide, in a shooting at a Black Lives Matter protest in which two people were killed and a third was injured. On August 12, Pierce and fellow attorneys […]
Lawyers planning to defend the suspected Kenosha gunman run a right-wing organisation that brings ‘lawsuits to stop the lies and smears of the radical left’
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WNBA players have forced the league to postpone Wednesday night’s games: ‘We stand in solidarity with our brothers in the NBA’ against police brutality

WNBA games scheduled for Wednesday night have been postponed. Players on the Washington Mystics could not bring themselves to play, and the other five teams scheduled to compete on Wednesday followed suit. “We stand in solidarity with our brothers in the NBA,” WNBPA Secretary and Atlanta Dream player Elizabeth Williams […]
WNBA players have forced the league to postpone Wednesday night’s games: ‘We stand in solidarity with our brothers in the NBA’ against police brutality
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The Belarus opposition leader reappeared in neighbouring Lithuania after challenging its election result. Reports say she left as a deal to get her chief of staff out of jail.

The main challenger to Belarus’ longtime president reappeared in neighbouring Lithuania after disputed results showed her losing the election. Official results show incumbent president Alexander Lukashenko, called “Europe’s last dictator,” receiving 80% of the vote. The results sparked widespread protests. Multiple reports say Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was escorted from Belarus by […]
The Belarus opposition leader reappeared in neighbouring Lithuania after challenging its election result. Reports say she left as a deal to get her chief of staff out of jail.
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Thai protestors held a Harry Potter-themed rally criticising the monarchy

Demonstrators in Thailand used a Harry Potter-themed rally to protest against “lese majeste” laws, which bans criticism of the royal family and means any defamatory comments can lead to 15 years in prison. Channel News Asia correspondent Saksith Saiyasombut tweeted that an organiser of the demonstration told him: “Bringing democracy […]
Thai protestors held a Harry Potter-themed rally criticising the monarchy
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‘Wall of vets’ join Portland protests to protect free speech

A ‘wall of vets’ joined the front lines of protests in Portland, Oregon Friday, the New York Times reported. The military veterans joined the protests to support protester’s rights to free speech one week after a navy veteran was struck by a federal officer after approaching them to ask a […]
‘Wall of vets’ join Portland protests to protect free speech
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An Oregon senator warned of the threat of martial law as he condemned Trump’s deployment of federal agents in Portland and other cities

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden said the Trump administration’s deployment of federal troops to Portland risks a state of martial law during a presidential election. Federal agents in the city have worn military-style uniforms, taken protesters into unmarked cars, arrested people without explanation, and used tear gas and impact munitions to […]
An Oregon senator warned of the threat of martial law as he condemned Trump’s deployment of federal agents in Portland and other cities