All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘protests’

Uber France Execs Reportedly Arrested

Uber France Execs Reportedly Arrested

Uber France CEO Thibault Simphal and Uber Europe GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty have both been taken into custody, according to reports from the AFP and France’s The Local. According to authorities, the two Uber bosses are being investigated for running an illegal operation. From The Local: According to BFM TV the pair are being investigated for “inciting illegal employment”, with the …

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French Taxi Drivers Burn Tires, Flip Cars in Massive Uber Protest

French Taxi Drivers Burn Tires, Flip Cars in Massive Uber Protest

If you’re looking to get around Paris today, expect delays. And fires. Roads to and from Paris airports and train stations are blocked, as is the beltway around the city, thanks to a massive protest against ride company Uber. The city’s Taxi drivers, who’ve been critical of Uber’s practices for some time, took to the streets today and reportedly flipped …

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Michael Brown Verdict: Darren Wilson Turning in Badge?

The Michael Brown verdict has everyone on edge, but probably no one more than Darren Wilson. Now the Washington Times reports that the officer at the heart of the stand-off is in talks to turn in his badge. Sources said that the resignation discussions are dependent upon the outcome of the grand jury’s investigation and determination of whether he should …

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Piaget Crenshaw Releases Video Evidence in Michael Brown Case

There is perhaps no bigger news story in the United States at the current moment than the case of Michael Brown – a Ferguson, Mo teen who was gunned-down by a police officer in broad daylight a little more than a week ago. The decision to fire upon Brown has been questioned by many witnesses, most of whom state that …

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Thai Army Declares Yet Another Coup

When the Thai army first seized control a couple of days ago, they initially informed citizens that it was not a coup. They felt it was a needed response to the national unrest and political deadlock. The goal was to restore some kind of order under a brief form of martial law. Now it seems that they’ve changed their mind; …

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Nevada Cattle Rancher Battles The Federal Government

In the fight that has ensued and promises to escalate between Cliven Bundy and governmental “hired guns”, something is about to go seriously wrong. Some say it already has. There are at least five different stories describing the reasons for this governmental attack. They include desert turtle preservation, water rights, land confiscation for development, and for natural gas rights – …

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Fast Food Protests Focus on Wage Theft

Hundreds of McDonald’s employees took to the streets on Tuesday to protest a variety of complaints, not the least of which is wage theft. The Associated Press reports that protests were originally part of a larger effort to focus on what some see as a need to increase the minimum wage in the U.S. Minimum wage currently stands at a …

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First Video from Inside Supreme Court Hits YouTube

“What you’re about to see has never been seen before. This is video from inside the chamber of the US Supreme Court. Under their arcane rules, no one is allowed to record the proceedings, not even C-SPAN–in the year 2014.” Here’s a first. Thanks to YouTube and someone’s shifty device-hiding skills, we now have the first ever video recorded and …

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Jimmy Carter Heading To Venezuela

With the current political unrest in Venezuela right now – violent protests against the government killing many innocent victims – former President Jimmy Carter is planning a trip to the troubled country. Carter sent a letter to President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles, offering his help. In the past Carter has served as a mediator in political conflict …

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Venezuela Beauty Queen Killed In Recent Protests

The 22-year old Miss Turismo, 2013, Genesis Carmona, was shot in the city of Valencia Tuesday in an anti-government protest. She was pronounced dead on Wednesday afternoon at a local hospital, making her death the fifth during the country’s ongoing political turmoil. The beauty queen was also a student demonstrator, as well as the winner of the 2013 Miss Tourism …

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Venezuelan Beauty Queen Killed During Protest

Venezuelan beauty queen Genesis Carmona, 22, has become one of the latest victims in the continued unrest in the troubled country. The young college student was shot in the head at a protest Tuesday and died later in the hospital. “How long are we going to live like this? How long do we have to tolerate this pressure, with them …

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Bangkok Shutdown As Protests Rage On

Today saw the beginnings of a planned month-long “shutdown” in Bangkok. Anti-government protesters have successfully blocked off several key points in the capital city, which include Pathumwan intersection, Lat Phrao intersection, Chaeng Wattana Road and Victory Monument. This has forced law enforcement to direct citizens to use alternative routes. Police Lieutenant General Ruangsak Jritek reportedly stated that 4,000 officers have …

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