Tag: Riots

Allies Alarmed at Capitol Mob — but Not Undemocratic Ones

BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 07: In this photo illustration, Newspaper front pages show yesterday's storming by supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump of the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Politicians across the world have reacted with shock and dismay at the events in Washington, D.C., in which Trump supporters, egged on by Trump at a rally nearby earlier in the day, converged on the Capitol, broke into the building, challenged law enforcement officers and forced lawmakers, who were debating the electoral college count to certify the U.S. presidential victory of Joe Biden, to flee to safety. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Picking up the shattered pieces of the U.S. Capitol building, it would be worth reflecting on which countries are America’s real friends and which have been merely feeding off, and pushing for, the U.S.’s democratic decay.

Allies Alarmed at Capitol Mob — but Not Undemocratic Ones

‘A terrifying performance’: Donald Trump is close to inciting civil war

US President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits St John's Church, across Lafayette Park from the White House, on Monday.

Republicans have, as I said, spent decades exploiting racial hostility to win elections despite a policy agenda that hurts workers. But Trump is now pushing that cynical strategy towards a kind of apotheosis.

On one side, he’s effectively inciting violence by his supporters. On the other, he’s very close to calling for a military response to social protest. And at this point, nobody expects any significant pushback from other Republicans.

Now, I don’t think Trump will actually succeed in provoking a race war in the near future, even though he’s clearly itching for an excuse to use force. But the months ahead are still likely to be very, very ugly.

After all, if Trump is encouraging violence and talking about military solutions to overwhelmingly peaceful protests, what will he and his supporters do if he looks likely to lose November’s election?

via ‘A terrifying performance’: Donald Trump is close to inciting civil war

Jakarta protest: Violence on the streets as hardline Muslims demand Christian governor Ahok be jailed

Police fired tear gas into crowds and two cars were torched on Friday night after about 150,000 Muslims from all over Indonesia stormed the streets of Jakarta demanding the arrest of the city’s Chinese Christian governor.

Source: Jakarta protest: Violence on the streets as hardline Muslims demand Christian governor Ahok be jailed

Euro 2016: Russian thugs think English are top-dog hooligans and want to remove them, say intelligence sources | International | Sport | The Independent

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High-profile English fans have been targeted by Russian gangs who want to remove them as the perceived “top dogs” of football hooliganism, intelligence sources have told the Independent, as more supporters gather in Lille ahead of Roy Hodgson’s side’s match against Wales.

Source: Euro 2016: Russian thugs think English are top-dog hooligans and want to remove them, say intelligence sources | International | Sport | The Independent

Euro 2016: England fans ignore pleas from the FA as violence with Russian supporters resumes in Lille | International | Sport | The Independent

Trump warns of riots if he can’t be Republican presidential nominee | Reuters

U.S. Republican front-runner Donald Trump warned on Wednesday of riots if he is denied the party’s presidential nomination after a string of primary election victories, raising the temperature even more in a heated White House race.

Source: Trump warns of riots if he can’t be Republican presidential nominee | Reuters