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Riot in Portland as far-right marchers clash with anti-fascists

Riot in Portland as far-right marchers clash with anti-fascistsA riot was declared in downtown Portland, Oregon on Saturday evening as the city exploded into its worst protest violence of the Trump era. More than 150 supporters of the far-right Patriot Prayer group fought pitched street battles with scores of anti-fascist protesters. The far-right march had started near Schrunk Plaza in the city centre, where the rightwing group had held a rally, led by the Patriot Prayer founder and Republican US Senate candidate Joey Gibson.



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XXXTentacion death: Riot police disperse crowds as hundreds gather in Los Angeles to mourn rapper's death

XXXTentacion death: Riot police disperse crowds as hundreds gather in Los Angeles to mourn rapper's deathHundreds of people gathered in Los Angeles to mourn the death the rapper XXXTentacion, prompting riot police to fire nonlethal rounds into the crowd after declaring it an unlawful assembly. Between 300 and 500 fans of the 20-year-old artist from Florida, who was shot dead during an apparent robbery at a motorbike dealership in Miami on Monday, descended on Fairfax District on Tuesday night, dancing in the streets, lighting candles and blocking traffic.



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XXXTentacion death: Riot police disperse crowds as hundreds gather in Los Angeles to mourn rapper's death

XXXTentacion death: Riot police disperse crowds as hundreds gather in Los Angeles to mourn rapper's deathHundreds of people gathered in Los Angeles to mourn the death the rapper XXXTentacion, prompting riot police to fire nonlethal rounds into the crowd after declaring it an unlawful assembly. Between 300 and 500 fans of the 20-year-old artist from Florida, who was shot dead during an apparent robbery at a motorbike dealership in Miami on Monday, descended on Fairfax District on Tuesday night, dancing in the streets, lighting candles and blocking traffic.



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Inmate Says He Saw Bodies Stack Up During Deadly South Carolina Prison Riot

Inmate Says He Saw Bodies Stack Up During Deadly South Carolina Prison RiotHe said correctional officers didn't do anything to stop the violence or check on the injured



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Death toll from Mexican prison riot rises to 16

Death toll from Mexican prison riot rises to 16The death toll from a major prison riot in northeast Mexico has risen to 16, authorities said Wednesday. Unrest at the prison in Cadereyta in Nuevo Leon state broke out on Tuesday morning and was put down, but flared again later as inmates started fires that sent up huge columns of black smoke. “Sixteen people were killed, most of them convicted of serious crimes,” said Bernardo Gonzales, the state prosecutor on Wednesday.



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Riot Cops In St. Louis Cracked Down On A Peaceful Protest Before The Sun Set

Riot Cops In St. Louis Cracked Down On A Peaceful Protest Before The Sun SetST. LOUIS COUNTY ― There are a couple of ways you could describe what happened Wednesday night as demonstrators once again took to the streets to protest last week’s not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley ― a former St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer who in 2011 shot and killed a black man fleeing a drug stop.



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Riot Cops In St. Louis Cracked Down On A Peaceful Protest Before The Sun Set

Riot Cops In St. Louis Cracked Down On A Peaceful Protest Before The Sun SetST. LOUIS COUNTY ― There are a couple of ways you could describe what happened Wednesday night as demonstrators once again took to the streets to protest last week’s not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley ― a former St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer who in 2011 shot and killed a black man fleeing a drug stop.



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Riot police deployed as protests continue in St Louis at former officer's acquittal over death of black suspect

Riot police deployed as protests continue in St Louis at former officer's acquittal over death of black suspectSt. Louis police in riot gear broke up a protest that turned rowdy on Sunday night with property damage including broken storefront windows, ordering protesters to disperse and making several arrests. Demonstrators gathered in central St. Louis for the third straight night to protest the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley, 36, of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, 24. As it had on Friday and Saturday nights, the protest started peacefully but turned disorderly after dark. Demonstrators broke windows and attempted to block a ramp to an interstate highway, police and witnesses said. Police also reported confiscating weapons including at least one handgun from protesters. The violence evoked memories of the riots following the 2014 shooting of a black teenager by a white officer in nearby Ferguson, Missouri. People run as demonstrators march in response to a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley Credit: Jeff Roberson/AP Police confiscated plastic spray bottles containing an unknown chemical that was on officers, who were then decontaminated, police said. "This is no longer a peaceful protest," St. Louis police said on Twitter, adding that one officer was injured. "Police continue to make arrests after property damage in Downtown #STL," another tweet said. Sunday's gathering was the largest of the three nights with more 1,000 protesters. Police in turn deployed their largest show of force. Officers in riot gear marched through the streets. Others in large vehicles ordered people to leave over a loud speaker. "Do they think this will make us feel safe?" said Keisha Lee of Ferguson, shaking her head. Police arrive as demonstrators march in response to a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley,  Credit: Jeff Roberson/AP Police ordered a group of news photographers to stand up against a wall. One of them who posted the incident live on Facebook was placed in handcuffs when his video cut out. The photographers were released after about 30 minutes. Earlier in the evening, a handful of demonstrators threw bottles in response to a police officer making arrests, the first indication that the protest could turn violent. "Agitators are breaking multiple windows at Olive & 10th. Officers are heading to scene," police tweeted. Protesters broke large ceramic flowerpots at the entrances to several downtown buildings. A few took chunks of the ceramic and hurled them at windows, drawing in the police.The protests began on Friday shortly after the acquittal on Friday, when 33 people were arrested and 10 officers injured, police said. Violence flared anew on Saturday night when about 100 protesters, some holding bats or hammers, shattered windows and skirmished with police who were in riot gear, resulting in at least nine arrests. Protests in St Louis continue Credit: Joshua Lott/Reuters More serious clashes broke out in 2014 in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, following the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer who was not indicted. The Ferguson protests gave rise to Black Lives Matter, a movement that has staged protests across the United States. An informal group known as the Ferguson frontline has organized the protests, focusing on what it describes as institutional racism that has allowed police to be cleared of criminal wrongdoing in several shootings of unarmed black men. "Windows can be replaced. Lives can't," said Missy Gunn, a member of Ferguson frontline and mother of three children including a college-age son. She said she feared for him every night. As activists marched through central St. Louis, drummers set the beat for the chant: "If we don't get no justice, y'all don't get no peace." Smith was shot in his car after Stockley and his partner chased him following what authorities said was a drug deal. Prosecutors argued that Stockley planted a weapon in Smith's car, but the judge believed the gun belonged to Smith.



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Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in KenyaInternational observers on Thursday praised the handling of Kenya's presidential election despite opposition complaints and protests in one Nairobi neighborhood where police fired live rounds and tear gas.



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Two jailed in Hong Kong over riot protests

Two jailed in Hong Kong over riot protestsTwo Hong Kong men were jailed for three years on rioting charges Monday, the latest in a series of legal actions against demonstrators. The unrest in February 2016 saw police fire warning shots in the air in the commercial district of Mong Kok as they clashed with protesters who hurled bricks torn up from pavements and set rubbish alight. The demonstrations were led by “localist” activists seeking more autonomy from Beijing, as fears grow that Hong Kong’s freedoms and identity are under threat from Chinese authorities and the city’s pro-China local government.



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