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Florida Survivors Push Back After GOP Activist Says They're 'Hijacked By Left-Wing Groups'

Florida Survivors Push Back After GOP Activist Says They're 'Hijacked By Left-Wing Groups'Student survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are taking the fight for gun control to the state and national level don’t appreciate seeing their organizing efforts being labeled as a left-wing conspiracy.



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Black Lives Matter activist shot, killed in New Orleans

Black Lives Matter activist shot, killed in New OrleansA man fatally shot in New Orleans has been identified as a Black Lives Matter activist known for his leap through police tape at a South Carolina demonstration last year as he attempted to seize a Confederate battle flag from a protester.



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Black Lives Matter Activist Who Snatched Confederate Flag Killed In New Orleans

Black Lives Matter Activist Who Snatched Confederate Flag Killed In New OrleansA Black Lives Matter activist who made headlines last year when he leaped through police tape to grab a Confederate flag away from a protester was fatally shot in New Orleans early Tuesday morning.



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Wife of Taiwan activist jailed in China stopped from flying to visit husband

Wife of Taiwan activist jailed in China stopped from flying to visit husbandThe wife of Taiwan activist Li Ming-che, sentenced to five years in prison by Chinese authorities for subverting state power, was stopped from flying from Taiwan to China on Tuesday to visit him in prison, rights groups said. Li Ming-che, a community college lecturer and an activist at a human rights non-governmental organization in Taiwan, had gone missing while on a trip to China in March. Chinese authorities later charged him with subverting state power.



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Wife of Taiwan activist jailed in China barred from visiting

Wife of Taiwan activist jailed in China barred from visitingThe wife of a Taiwanese democracy activist who was jailed in China in a case which further strained relations was Tuesday barred from boarding a flight to visit him in prison. Human rights and democracy activists have been targeted in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on dissent since he took power in 2012. Taipei had called Lee’s jailing “unacceptable” and a serious blow to cross-strait relations, while his wife Lee Ching-yu called his trial a “political show”.



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Thai activist flees royal insult charge for posting BBC article

Thai activist flees royal insult charge for posting BBC articleA Thai pro-democracy activist said on Sunday she had fled Thailand after learning she would be prosecuted for defaming the monarchy for sharing on Facebook a 2016 BBC article deemed offensive to Thailand’s king. Chanoknan Ruamsap said in a post on her Facebook account on Sunday that she received a summons earlier this month to hear a royal insult charge under Article 112 for posting a profile of the king from the BBC’s Thai-language service, which some deemed offensive. Reuters could not immediately reach the Thai authorities or the BBC for comment.



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Scuffles as US arrests Trinidad-born activist for deportation

Scuffles as US arrests Trinidad-born activist for deportationImmigration agents arrested a prominent New York activist on Thursday to be deported, sparking scuffles between his supporters and police as the Trump administration tightens its screws on migration. Ravi Ragbir, who last lived in his birth country of Trinidad and Tobago a quarter of a century ago, was taken into custody at his annual appointment with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent in Manhattan.



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Erica Garner, activist daughter of Eric Garner, dies at 27 after heart attack

Erica Garner, activist daughter of Eric Garner, dies at 27 after heart attackErica Garner was a young mother of two who became a national activist following the 2014 death of her father, Eric Garner, at the hands of New York City police.



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Activist Erica Garner, Daughter Of Eric Garner, Dead At 27 After Heart Attack

Activist Erica Garner, Daughter Of Eric Garner, Dead At 27 After Heart AttackActivist Erica Garner, the eldest daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner, died Friday morning, less than a week after suffering a heart attack.



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Activist Erica Garner, Daughter Of Eric Garner, Dead At 27 After Heart Attack

Activist Erica Garner, Daughter Of Eric Garner, Dead At 27 After Heart AttackActivist Erica Garner, the eldest daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner, died Friday morning, less than a week after suffering a heart attack.



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