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Kenosha police accused of ‘deputizing’ militia vigilantes during Jacob Blake protests

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The police department in the Wisconsin city of Kenosha is facing new legal action after being accused of “deputizing” a group of militia vigilantes during anti-police brutality protests last year in which 17-year-old ...

Five dead as shooting breaks out at Beirut protests over port blast inquiry

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Five people have died in armed clashes that broke out in Beirut during a protest demanding an end to a judicial investigation into last year’s massive blast in the city’s port. The Lebanese interior ministry confirmed...

Drivers threaten Insulate Britain activists in Essex protests

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Drivers dragged climate protesters out of the road and threatened to run them over on the eastern outskirts of London as Insulate Britain staged roadblock protests for the 13th time. There were tense scenes as about 4...

Dave Chappelle: The Closer review – aggressive gags and feeble protests

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‘I’m going all the way,” is Dave Chappelle’s refrain through this last in his run of Netflix specials. It’s a boast, of sorts: far from being cowed by the criticism (including transphobia and homophobia) of previous s...

CFMEU members could be expelled from union over Melbourne vaccine mandate protests

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At least a dozen members of the Victorian construction union could be expelled for their part in violent protests opposing vaccine mandates in Melbourne last month. A fortnight after protests outside the Construction,...

Asylum seekers placed in ‘unsuitable’ Blackpool hotel despite council protests

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Blackpool council has accused the Home Office and Serco of deliberately acting to frustrate the justice system after placing asylum seekers in a hotel, despite objections that the accommodation was wholly unsuitable. ...

Australia Covid live news update: NSW confirms 11 deaths, 1,043 cases; Victoria records one death, 733 cases; police await fifth day of Melbourne protests

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International students could return to NSW by 2022; police standing by for more protests in Melbourne; more than half of over-16s now vaccinated; Victorians urged not to gather illegally on grand final day as state re...

Arrest footage and teargas raise concerns about Victoria police’s use of force to quell protests

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The use of weapons like teargas and stinger grenades and vision of a man being thrown to the ground by a Victorian police officer at Flinders Street Station has raised concerns about police’s use of force during the o...

Australia Covid live news: NSW to give update; Victoria’s highest ever daily cases; Melbourne enters fourth day of protests

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Victorian residents in Covid ‘extreme risk zones’ can return home from 30 September as state records 766 new Covid cases and four deaths; spit hood ban passes South Australian upper house; ACT records 16 new local cas...

‘We will be very swift’: riot police on Melbourne streets to prevent third day of protests

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Police have turned out in force outside the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union’s headquarters in Melbourne on Wednesday to prevent a third day of protests in the city. Hundreds of police, includ...

Texas doctor protests abortion law by admitting he carried out procedure

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Protesting a Texas law which outlaws abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and empowers citizens to sue providers and anyone who helps them, a San Antonio doctor said he had provided an abortion beyond the new legal l...

Victoria and NSW Covid lockdown protests: violent clashes as police arrest demonstrators

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Victoria police arrested 235 protesters and three officers remained in hospital on Saturday evening following violent anti-lockdown demonstrations in Melbourne’s inner city. As the state recorded 535 new cases and one...

Extinction Rebellion eyes shift in tactics as police crack down on protests

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When police drew batons and scaled a vintage open-top bus in London Bridge on Tuesday, it symbolised a dramatic shift in the state’s approach to Extinction Rebellion. Police officers smashed windows on the bus and wre...

WWF office sit-in enters second day as XR keeps up London protests

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An occupation of the offices of the environmental group WWF by a protest in solidarity with indigenous people in Africa has continued into its second day, as Extinction Rebellion’s actions continued in London on a sma...

‘Open season on media’: journalists increasingly targeted at Los Angeles protests

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Los Angeles has seen volatile protests almost every weekend this summer over trans rights, political opposition to masks and vaccines, and the recall of the Democratic governor. At least seven journalists have been ph...

Covid Australia live news update: Victoria reports 61 new cases and considers statewide lockdown as NSW police move to block protests

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More than 1,500 police to be stationed around Sydney CBD as Shepparton outbreak continues to grow in regional Victoria

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