A Charlottesville police officer has come forward to express his outrage at being told to “stand down” by the city mayor during violent clashes between protesters.
The officer also claims the protests, which pitched “white supremacists” against members of Antifa, were “set up” to allow for the groups to ignite into exactly what happened.
“We [Charlotesville police] were ordered to bring the rival groups together. As soon as they were in contact with each other, we were told to stand down. It was outrageous. We weren’t allowed to arrest anyone without asking the mayor first. We weren’t even allowed to stop the driver as he sped away.“
“The event was being set up as far back as at least May and it went like clockwork.”
At no point is the car that plowed into the crowd of protesters perused by police – there is not a police car in sight leading into the area, or out.
Fox News reporter Doug McKelway was on the scene in Charlottesville and he backs up the police officer’s claims.
“I can say, having been in Emancipation Park from early on that morning, that what I saw with my own two eyes confirms what this law enforcement source told us. At least from all visible appearances. We saw people coming out of that park who had head-wounds, who were bleeding from the head, people walking into that park with bats, with sticks — you saw what they were wearing — helmets, body armor, they had come — and this pertains to both sides — they had come to do damage.. you cannot help but notice from that video that police had been more pro-active, they could have potentially calmed this thing down to some degree.”
Amid the Sikkim stand-off, the Chinese Army is carrying out exercises simulating real battle scenarios at high-altitude areas in Tibet, testing new equipment, including a light battle tank.
The exercises were being carried at an altitude of 5,100 metres, the Chinese language service of the state-run Xinhua news agency reported from the Tibetan capital Lhasa.
Besides testing the new equipment, the exercises involve conducting live firing exercises.
The exercises also involve combat operations command, combat synergies, live fire shooting training, and comprehensive inspection of arms integration, the report said.
The simulation also involves offensive and defensive training.
Last week, Chinese defence spokesman Colonel Wu Qin told the media here that the trials of the tank, reportedly weighing about 35 tonnes, were taking place during military exercises.
A car has hit pedestrians in the coastal town of Cambrils, some 100km from Barcelona, injuring at least six people. Five suspected terrorists were killed during a shootout with police, authorities said, adding that the attackers wore fake bomb belts.
“We have killed the alleged perpetrators,” Catalan police announced on Twitter. “We work on the hypothesis that the events of Cambrils respond to a terrorist attack.”
Authorities are now working to determine if the alleged terrorists wore explosive belts, police tweeted.
In few minutes we are going to make several controlled explosions in #Cambrils. If you hear detonations DO NOT be alarmed, are controlled!
Evergreen State College has been under siege by left-wing protesters known as Antifa, forcing the Washington state school to move its graduation off campus.
The controversy started a month ago when a professor confronted students who were calling for a "day without white people" on the campus.
The interaction went viral and the professor, Bret Weinstein, later spoke out to Fox News' Tucker Carlson about being berated by the students.
"They imagined that I'm a racist," Weinstein said. "That has caused them to imagine that I have no right to speak."
Fox News reporter Doug McKelway was in attendance during yesterday’s deadly events in Charlottesville, VA, where he reported that the police were called off as soon as things started turning violent.
“But when the tear gas started to fly, thrown by protesters, the police themselves began to evacuate then. I asked the guy who was in charge, “Where you going?” He said, “We’re leaving. It’s too dangerous.” They had a chance to nip this thing in the bud and they chose not to.“
A Police Spox Corinne Geller explains exactly how police witnessed "people on both sides" launching bottles, smoke bombs, and even cans of soda filled with cement at one another as well is police as violence continue to escalate once leftist terrorist groups arrived in order to counter protest against so-called white nationalists.
Kenya's post-election violence worsened as rioting continued the day after President Uhuru Kenyatta won a second term in a vote the opposition claims had been rigged.
Police used pepper spray and blast balls on rival demonstrations in Seattle on Sunday, just one day after violence broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaving one dead and dozens injured.
Sunday’s demonstrations took place less than a mile from each other, as the pro-Trump ‘Patriot Prayer’ group gathered for the ‘Freedom Rally’ in Westlake Park, and counter-protesters from the ‘Solidarity Against Hate’ movement gathered in Denny Park.
The counter-protesters marched to Westlake Park chanting and holding signs decrying hate and Nazism, with some seen burning an American flag. Officers in full riot gear blocked the crowd from reaching the ‘Freedom Rally,’ for the “safety for all those involved,” police said in a statement.
Mohammed Abed, a California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) tenure-track professor of ethics, social & political philosophy, and classical Islamic philosophy believes that genocide of white racists is “morally required”.
Mohammed Abed claims that sometimes you just have to commit genocide to save the world from the evil people…like white racists.
Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler was chased away by protesters during a press conference in Charlottesville, Virginia on Sunday, August 13. Police officers had to whisk him away to safety from the crowd.
A man has been arrested and charged with murder after a car rammed into a group of people peacefully protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring 19.
Police said a 32-year-old woman had died and that they were attempting to notify her family before releasing more details.
Col Martin Kumer, the superintendent of Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, told the Guardian that 20-year-old James Fields, of Ohio, had been arrested following the attack on Saturday.
“He has been charged with second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death,” Kumer said in an email.
Donald Trump condemned the “violence on many sides”, but faced criticism for failing to directly denounce the far-right demonstrators.
In a separate incident, two police officers died when their helicopter, which was monitoring the far-right rally, crashed outside Charlottesville.
China could conduct a "small-scale military operation" to expel Indian troops from a contested region in the Himalayas, according to an article published a Chinese state-controlled newspaper.
Indian troops entered the area in the Doklam Plateau in June after New Delhi's ally Bhutan complained a Chinese military construction party was building a road inside Bhutan's territory.
Beijing says Doklam is located in Tibet and that the border dispute between China and Bhutan has nothing to do with India. It has demanded Indian troops withdraw.
Chinese and Indian media have taken a strident approach, with an article in the Chinese state-owned Global Times quoting a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences saying China is preparing to initiate a "limited war" to push Indian soldiers out of the area.
Hu Zhiyong told the paper: "The series of remarks from the Chinese side within a 24-hour period sends a signal to India that there is no way China will tolerate the Indian troops' incursion into Chinese territory for too long.
"If India refuses to withdraw, China may conduct a small-scale military operation within two weeks."
He went on to say the military operation would aim to seize Indian personnel lingering in Chinese territory or expel them.
"India, which has stirred up the incident, should bear all the consequences," he added. "And no matter how the standoff ends, Sino-Indian ties have been severely damaged and strategic distrust will linger."
Here is footage of modern day life in the run down poor deprived suburb of Croxteth in L11 in Liverpool, England. Croxteth is a White English suburb which if being truthful it is a deteriorating run down houses are falling apart while others are burnt out carcasses, the ones that arent are either being used as squats or drug houses by White English gangs such as Crocky gang in Croxteth, Crixteh had become a city suburb pocket of a no go zone, a breeding ground for violent White youths to enter violent city gun gangs, a breeding ground for seedy underworld of drugs & crime & organized international crime Prostitues are plaguing the houses at night for businesses, the young White youth are sleeping with young girls and having kids at the age of 13, the young White English youths are following in the footsteps of their distance missing dads & brothers & cousins selling hardcore drugs
The US believes several State Department employees at the US embassy in Havana were subjected to an "acoustic attack" using sonic devices that left at least two with such serious health problems they needed to be brought back to the US for treatment, several senior State Department officials told CNN.
A sophisticated device that operated outside the range of audible sound was deployed either inside or outside the residences of US diplomats living in Havana, according to three US officials.
A US government official told CNN that the who, where and when point to "an attack" -- the US is investigating whether a third country was involved as "payback" for actions the US has taken elsewhere and to "drive a wedge between the US and Cuba."
One official said the employees could have suffered permanent hearing loss as a result.
The employees affected were not at the same place at the same time, but suffered a variety of physical symptoms since late 2016 which resembled concussions.
The State Department raised the incidents with the Cuban government over the course of several months and sent medical personnel to Havana, but have not been able to determine exactly what happened.
"It can be quite serious," one official told CNN. "We have worked with the Cubans to try and find out what is going on. They insist they don't know, but it has been very worrying and troublesome."
"It's very strange," one official said.
The FBI is now investigating with Cuba's cooperation and they will allow FBI agents onto the island according to a US government official.
Pro-migrant rescue NGO Sea-Watch has complained the Libyan coast guard interfered in their rescue operations whilst the Libyans allege the NGO was operating within its territorial waters.
NGO Sea-Watch, a Berlin-based organisation that picks up migrants in the Mediterranean and ferries them to Europe, has accused the Libyans of acting outside its territorial waters after its ship was accosted by a vessel from the Libyan coast guard on Wednesday.
In a press release, the NGO claimed they were 20 miles off the coast of Libya when a wooden boat packed full of migrants approached their position. Before the group could take the migrants on board, and take them to Europe, the Libyan patrol intervened, almost running into the NGO ship. The Libyans then took the migrants back to North Africa.
Sea-Watch claims the coast guard was operating outside of the sovereign waters of Libya, which extend 12 miles off the coast.
"Jews are the "offspring of apes and pigs".are just some of the choice words and phrases you may here as your attending or simply walking by this anti-Israel, anti-Somatic, anti-Jew protest being held in Sweden.
French police shot and arrested a suspect in a dramatic motorway chase Wednesday after a car smashed into soldiers outside a barracks in a Paris suburb, injuring six.
The suspected terror attack is the latest in a string of assaults that have hit France since January 2015, claiming more than 230 lives.
The servicemen were hit by a BMW which drove down a quiet street in the upmarket western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret at around 6am GMT.
It accelerated as it neared the troops, rammed into them and then sped away.
"I heard a huge crash which I thought was the sound of scaffolding being put up," Thierry Chappe, a resident in a building opposite the crime scene, told AFP.
Police later gave chase to the vehicle on a motorway north of Paris, and shot and wounded the suspect, a man aged in his late 30s who was also arrested, sources involved in the manhunt said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
After military base attack, Venezuela could be on the brink of a civil war After military base attack, Venezuela could be on the brink of a civil war
Venezuela could face a full-fledged civil war if military support for dictator Nicolas Maduro erodes.
Venezuelan authorities arrested seven men over the weekend whom they claimed took part in an attack on a military base outside of Valencia, the country's third-largest city. The strike took place after a video made the rounds on social media Sunday featuring men in military fatigues calling for a rebellion against Maduro.
"The significance lies in whether this suggests that Maduro is losing his grip on the military and whether we can expect to see more mutinies to come, or if this is just an isolated incident," Stuart Culverhouse, global head of macro and fixed income research at Exotix Capital, said in an email.
"Maintaining the support of the military is a key factor in Maduro's survival, and many in the military will have a vested interest in ensuring (his) survival," Culverhouse said.
Venezuela's top-ranking military officials have benefited greatly from Maduro's government. They hold influential roles and have received considerable financial sums in exchange for their loyalty to Maduro. But experts say that support is waning as the country's economic and social conditions continue to deteriorate.
As support for Maduro dwindles, the chances of a civil war increase.
It was early June when terrorists in a rental van with 12-inch ceramic knives strapped to their wrists ran down pedestrians on London Bridge, ditched the vehicle, and then began stabbing patrons at the Borough Market. That attack made headlines around the world, but it certainly wasn’t the only stabbing attack in London this year, and Mayor Sadiq Khan this week called for Google and YouTube to crack down on videos that encourage gang violence and knife crime. -- Ummm. It's not the videos. Mayor of London: “I’m deeply concerned about the rise in knife crime. Internet giants must toughen guidelines & remove violent videos.” -- So your response to an epidemic of young men stabbing other young men to death is to police the internet? You are part of the problem.
Yeah, that'll do it. It's always a youtube video with these guys. Speaking of YouTube, the mayor appeared in a YouTube video to call for YouTube to remove videos that glorify gang violence and knife crime. Poor London. This guy is such a twit. Yes, YouTube can definitely solve the problem of knife crime in London. FFS. Internet companies don't stab people. People stab people. Better and more policing would possibly be an effective deterrent? Stop and search? Oh no that's racist. Nothing to do with the Mayor reducing stop and search by Police? Alternatively London could elect somebody, say a mayor or something like that, and make them responsible for policing. Focus on the people who plunge knives into other people's flesh & hack off limbs with machetes, Yahoo & Google don't do that. #PartandParcel
I have yet to see a keyboard jump up from a desk & start stabbing people with itself. What an idiot. Internet is not the problem. Which video committed the knife crime? I want names darn it….if violent videos are committing crimes, arrest them all! If Mayor Of Londonistan really believes knife crime is cos of YouTube, & not gangs, or imported culture/religion, then he'll never solve it. Knife crimes, acid attacks and overall security. we are living in London or third world country? I'm deeply concerned that London has turned into a 3rd world toilet since you took over and all you do is blame "internet giants". RESIGN. Censorship is the worst idea you could possibly offer. Just ban the internet and anything sharp. Nothing bad will ever happen again. How about remove violent knife wielding criminals? Just a thought….
Mexican officials say gunmen have attacked a group at a beach in the Los Cabos tourist region at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. Bullets killed three men and wounded two people.
The prosecutor's office for Baja California Sur state says the attack happened Sunday afternoon at the entrance to Playa Palmilla, a popular beach next to San Jose del Cabo. Its statement gives no motive.
Authorities say the beach was crowded with tourists, both Mexican and foreign, when the shooting started, and police evacuated the area.
Southern Baja California has seen a surge in violence this year, though mostly outside tourist areas. Analysts blame much of the bloodshed on fighting among factions in the Sinaloa drug cartel and also clashes with the rival Jalisco New Generation cartel.
North Korea said on Wednesday it is "carefully examining" a plan to strike the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam with missiles, just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury".
A spokesman for the Korean People's Army, in a statement carried by the North's state-run KCNA news agency, said the strike plan will be "put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way any moment" once leader Kim Jong Un makes a decision.
In another statement citing a different military spokesman, North Korea also said it could carry out a pre-emptive operation if the United States showed signs of provocation.
Earlier Pyongyang said it was ready to give Washington a "severe lesson" with its strategic nuclear force in response to any U.S. military action.
Washington has warned it is ready to use force if need be to stop North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs but that it prefers global diplomatic action, including sanctions.
The consequences of any U.S. strike would potentially be catastrophic not only for North Koreans but also South Korea, Japan and the thousands of U.S. military personnel within range of any North Korean retaliatory strikes.
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen," Trump told reporters at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
350 newly arrived illegal migrants riot at their accommodated hotel, which is paid for by Italian taxpayers. They demand free money, new clothes and wifi from the government. They come illegally and contribute nothing but they demand to have the same things as the locals.
Florence, Italy - The migrant who threw rocks at people near a restaurant in a previous video got caught and beaten up by the restaurant employees. I don't understand Italian but I'm guessing the bleeding heart liberals nearby complained and yelled at the restaurant employees for beating the migrant.
Portland, OR – Far-left masked Antifa members showed up at the Patriot Prayer ‘Freedom March’ Sunday to disrupt and attack Trump supporters. Antifa must be designated a terrorist organization. Masks should also be banned for public protesters. Portland Police announced that anyone breaking the law will be subject to arrest. KATU News captured footage of the march and the violent brawls. Bloodied man being tended to. Trump supporters chanting ‘USA! USA!’ while left-wing Antifa (the real fascists) scream ‘Nazi’s go home!’ -- More fighting and more pepper spray. Antifa burning an American flag. -- Although nobody was arrested Sunday, Portland Police announced that they are reviewing video feed and people involved in unlawful activity are subject to arrest today or a later date.
The Spanish Red Cross says it has tended to 186 migrants who stormed a pedestrian border post to enter Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco.
Attempts to cross by force at pedestrian border posts are unusual as they are normally heavily policed. The thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants living illegally in Morocco normally try to scale the border fences surrounding Ceuta and Melilla, Spain's other North African enclave, in their bid to enter Europe.
Ceuta's Red Cross tweeted that four migrants were taken to a city hospital for injuries after the crossing early Monday.
Spain's Europa Press news agency said one police officer was injured.
Comment from the Interior Ministry in Ceuta was not immediately available.
On entering, the migrants head for temporary migrant accommodation centers. They are eventually repatriated or let go.
Translated from an official Chinese news website.
The latest video and pictures show that the Chinese army uses military trains to transport large numbers of red flag-16 surface-to-air missiles to Tibet. The Red Flag-16 is able to defend important military facilities and other important nodes, which means that the PLA has been prepared for war.
As for why to transport so many red flags-16 to Tibet, a very important reason is that the Indian army deployed a lot of air combat forces in the front line, including Su-30MKI and other advanced fighters.
In addition, India also opened near China's Parsippa frontier airport, and a Su-30MKI fighter deployment to this.
It is said that this is India in Arunachal Pradesh (ie, the southern region) put into operation in the 8 frontier airport in the first five.
The police in Anambra state on Sunday confirmed that only one gunman killed eight worshippers and injured 18 others in an early morning attack on St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Earlier reports had said the killings were done by gunmen, with rumours that some Boko Haram elements carried out the attack.
The commissioner of police, Garba Umar dismissed the rumour and said the attack was carried out by a lone wolf gunman, who is an indigene of the area.
Umar told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka that the remains of the dead had been deposited at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi.
Umar also said that the injured had been taken to the hospital.
He said that preliminary investigations by the police revealed that the attack was carried out by an indigene of the area.
“From our findings, it is very clear that the person who carried the attack must be an indigene of the area.
Gunmen on Sunday stormed the St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra state, east of Nigeria.
A witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday that the gunmen went into the church during the 5:45 a.m. mass and identified a particular man and shot him.
He said that they later went on rampage and shot at the remaining over 100 worshippers.
Scores of people were killed in the church while other critically injured worshippers died on the way to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi.
Members of “Antifa” initially showed up the peaceful rally, but quickly made their way to the Patriot Prayer “Freedom March” several blocks away. The two groups quickly clashed. Several violent fights were witnessed by KATU News crews throughout the area, but as opposed to previous protests, there was little to no police presence breaking up the groups.
Clashes between Antifa and Patriot Prayer moved toward the peaceful rally further north on the waterfront. Organizers quickly moved across the street to avoid any conflict.
“We are not a hate group, we are people who love, this one, and we are people who exercise their right to free speech, this is the way we do this here,” said Romeo Sosa, a member of VOZ Workers Rights Education Project.
While they were forced to move to avoid conflict, organizers with the peaceful rally say their message of denouncing hate speech was not lost.
Venezuelan authorities have suppressed a military rebellion near the central city of Valencia, a ruling official said on Sunday, less than two days after President Nicolas Maduro formed a legislative superbody internationally condemned as a power grab.
Socialist Party deputy Diosdado Cabello made the announcement shortly after the release of a video showing a group of men in military uniform announcing a rebellion and calling for a broad uprising. But the rest of the country appeared to be calm, with the capital Caracas waking to a quiet Sunday morning.
One witness in the area of a military base in the town of Naguanagua reported hearing gunshots before dawn, but Cabello said the situation had been brought under control. Officials said the rebels, whom they described as "terrorists," were trying to steal weapons and that seven people were detained after the attack on the base.
The Defense Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But government allies were quick to denounce the attack as a right-wing plot aimed at bringing down the "Bolivarian revolution" started nearly 20 years ago by the late Hugo Chavez and carried on by his protege Maduro.
"These attacks, planned by delirious minds in Miami, only strengthen the morale of our armed forces and the Bolivarian people," tweeted Socialist Party official Elias Jaua.
On Friday, government allies inaugurated a new legislative superbody that the Venezuelan opposition and leaders around the world denounced as a power grab by Maduro.
In Sunday's video, a man who identified himself as Juan Carlos Caguaripano, a former National Guard captain, said: "We demand the immediate formation of a transition government." He was flanked by about a dozen men in military uniforms.
"This is not a coup d'etat," he said. "This is a civic and military action to re-establish constitutional order. But more than that, it is to save the country from total destruction."
An Italian security guard was forced to chase a nude Muslim migrant off of the parking lot he was doing security for after numerous complaints a naked Muslim migrant was attempting to force himself upon women who were attempting to vacate the parking lot.
Things got heated on a recent episode of CGTN debate show The Point with Liu Xin, when Senior Colonel of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense Zhou Bo confronted Ashok Mehta, a former Major General of the Indian Army, over a land dispute on the border between the two countries.Mehta accused the Chinese media of “taking India to war” while Zhou replied adamantly that the region known as “Doklam” in India and “Donglang” in China was Chinese territory and that Indian troops risk conflict by being there.