Riots and Protests

On the Ground: The calm before the storm

On the Ground: The calm before the storm

CAIRO – “The people demand the fall of the regime,” the young men shouted as they marched around the square. “Leave, Sisi, leave,” a few spectators chanted approvingly, referring to Gen. Abdel Fattah al- Sisi, commander-in-chief of the Egyptian armed forces, as they blasted away with their vuvuzelas. This isn’t Tahrir Square though. This is Ennahda, the pro-Morsi sit-in protest… Read more →

Egypt Christians on the defensive as Islamists wage hate campaign in south

Egypt Christians on the defensive as Islamists wage hate campaign in south

ASSIUT, EGYPTIt was nighttime and 10,000 Islamists were marching down the most heavily Christian street in this ancient Egyptian city, chanting “Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians.” A half-dozen kids were spray-painting “Boycott the Christians” on walls, supervised by an adult. While Islamists are on the defensive in Cairo following the military coup that ousted President Mohammed Morsi, in Assiut and… Read more →

The invocation of St. Obama is probably not going to do Detroit much good

The invocation of St. Obama is probably not going to do Detroit much good

One of the most startling moments of the Detroit bankruptcy was when a judge stepped in to stay the bankruptcy at the behest of the city’s public sector unions…and then said that she was going to tell the president about this. “It’s cheating, sir, and it’s cheating good people who work,” the judge told assistant Attorney General Brian Devlin. “It’s also not… Read more →

Egypt braces for mass rallies as Morsi held for conspiring with Hamas, murder

Egypt braces for mass rallies as Morsi held for conspiring with Hamas, murder

Charges relate to the deposed president’s escape from prison with other top Brotherhood leaders; Morsi also accused of “collaboration with Hamas to undertake aggressive acts” in Egypt. CAIRO – The Egyptian army is detaining ousted President Mohamed Morsi over accusations of kidnapping, killing soldiers and other charges, the state news agency said on Friday. The army had previously said it… Read more →

The National Rifle Association blasted Eric Holder for using the George Zimmerman case to attack “stand-your-ground” laws, accusing the attorney general of exploiting Trayvon Martin’s shooting death for political gain.

Holder weighed in on the controversial self-defense laws for the first time on Tuesday during a speech to the annual NAACP convention, calling for a national review of the statutes.

“Separate and apart from the case that has drawn the nation’s attention, it’s time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods,” Holder said.

 

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A Breitbart List: Violence, Lawlessness Since Zimmerman Verdict

A Breitbart List: Violence, Lawlessness Since Zimmerman Verdict

While we hope this list grows no larger, Breitbart News needs your help. If you come across a lawless incident involving the Zimmerman trial verdict, please tweet me @NolteNC or email the link to jnolte@breitbart.com. Also let me know if there is an accidental duplicate posting. We want this list to be as accurate and comprehensive as possible. The same media that attempted… Read more →

On Monday, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office released a videocalling on the public not to riot in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, expected this week or next in Florida. The Sheriff’s Office released a statement explaining that it was “working closely with the Sanford Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies” to coordinate “a response plan in anticipation of the verdict.”

The video, titled “Raise Your Voice, Not Your Hands,” focuses on attempting to channel reaction into non-violent response. It depicts two youngsters, one black teenage boy, one Hispanic teenage girl. “Raise your voice!” says the girl. “And not your hands!” says the boy. “We need to stand together as one, no cuffs, no guns,” says the girl. “Let’s give violence a rest, because we can easily end up arrested,” says the boy. “I know your patience will be tested,” says the girl, and then both conclude, “but law enforcement has your back!”

“Let’s back up and choose not to act up, and deputies are with us, so no need to act up,” says the boy. “Let it roll off your shoulders,” says the girl, “it’s water off your back, don’t lack composure, because in one instant it could be over.” Both conclude: “So let’s make the choice to raise your voice and not your hands.” Sheriff Scott Israel says, “I’m Sheriff Scott Israel, and law enforcement does have your back.”

“Freedom of expression is a constitutional right,” the Sheriff’s Department states. “While raising your voice is encouraged, using your hands is not. BSO has created a public service announcement with the help of kids from the Jason Taylor Foundation, H.A.N.D.Y. (Helping Abused, Neglected, Disadvantaged Youth) and basketball star James Jones of the championship Miami Heat team urging young people not to let their emotions get the best of them.”

Sheriff Scott Israel said, “We don’t have information about a specific event that might take place at the conclusion of the trial, but we encourage everyone to keep any protests peaceful.”

The Department says that it is keeping its channels of communication open with “community leaders, civic activists, members of the clergy, as well as local, state and federal agencies.”

 

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(Reuters) – At least 42 people were killed on Monday when Islamist demonstrators enraged by the military overthrow of Egypt’s elected President Mohamed Mursi said the army opened fire during morning prayers at the Cairo barracks where he is being held.

But the military said “a terrorist group” tried to storm the Republican Guard compound and one army officer had been killed and 40 wounded. Soldiers returned fire when they were attacked by armed assailants, a military source said.

The emergency services said more than 320 were wounded in a sharp escalation of Egypt’s political crisis, and Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood urged people to rise up against the army, which they accuse of a military coup to remove the elected leader.

At a hospital near the Rabaa Adawia mosque where Islamists have camped out since Mursi was toppled on Wednesday, rooms were crammed with people wounded in the violence, sheets were stained with blood and medics rushed to attend to the wounded.

 

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Egypt troops kill pro-Morsi marchers

Egypt troops kill pro-Morsi marchers

Egyptian security forces have opened fire on supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, killing three people. The incident occurred as crowds gathered outside the officers’ club of the Presidential Guard, where Mr Morsi is believed to be held. The Muslim Brotherhood has been demanding his reinstatement. The army, which removed Mr Morsi in response to widespread unrest,… Read more →

Egypt is bracing for a showdown between the military and President Mohammed Morsi, who has rejected an army ultimatum to end a political crisis with his opponents, vowing to stay in office. The ultimatum expires at 4.30pm (1430 GMT) on Wednesday. Top military chiefs gathered for emergency talks on Wednesday and the army was expected to issue a statement after its deadline passes. Al Jazeera’s Caroline Melone reports.