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Proud Boys Street Gang Had A Weekend Of Coast-To-Coast Violence

Proud Boys Street Gang Had A Weekend Of Coast-To-Coast ViolenceFor one weekend, a violent misogynistic and homophobic street gang of proto-



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Smith & Wesson Shareholders Vote In Favor Of Issuing Report On Gun Violence, Safety

Smith & Wesson Shareholders Vote In Favor Of Issuing Report On Gun Violence, SafetyShareholders of Smith & Wesson, the largest U.S. firearm manufacturer, voted



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Merkel: Migrant debate 'no excuse' for far-right violence

Merkel: Migrant debate 'no excuse' for far-right violenceBERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel assured parliament Wednesday that she takes seriously Germans' concerns about crimes committed by migrants and pledged a strong response, but condemned recent demonstrations as "hateful," saying there is "no excuse" for expressions of hate, Nazi sympathies or violence in response.



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Violence displaces over 30,000 in northwest Syria this month: UN

Violence displaces over 30,000 in northwest Syria this month: UNFighting has forced more than 30,000 people from their homes this month in northwest Syria, home to the country’s last major rebel stronghold, the United Nations said Monday. The regime and its ally Russia have increased their bombardment in the past few days on the region, which includes most of Idlib province and parts of adjacent Hama. “We’re deeply concerned about this recent escalation of violence, which has resulted in the displacement of over 30,000 in the area,” said a spokesman for the UN humanitarian coordination agency, David Swanson.



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Germans told to 'get off the sofa' and stand against far-Right violence

Germans told to 'get off the sofa' and stand against far-Right violenceThe German foreign minister on Sunday called on the country’s “silent majority” to “get up off the sofa" and take a stand against the far-Right in the wake of neo-Nazi riots. “The vast majority of Germans are cosmopolitan and tolerant,” Heiko Maas told Bild am Sonntag newspaper. “If decent people remain silent, the racists are much louder. We have to show the world that we democrats are the majority and the racists are a minority. The silent majority must finally get louder.” Mr Maas’ comments come after violent protests over the fatal stabbing of a man by migrants in the east German city of Chemnitz last week that saw neo-Nazis openly making Hitler salutes and hunting foreigners through the streets. “When it comes to xenophobia, the far-Right and racism, Germany is quite rightly viewed through especially critical eyes,” the foreign minister said. “If the Hitler salute is displayed on our streets today it is shameful for our country. Politicians must do our part, but it is a challenge for the whole of society: we have to take a stand against the far-Right.” Mr Maas said Germans had to speak up for basic rights. “My generation has been given freedom, the rule of law and democracy. We didn’t have to fight for it, and sometimes we take it for granted,” he said. “We have to get up off the sofa and open our mouths.” Chemnitz has seen several days of protests following the death of a German-Cuban man in a suspected stabbing by two migrants from Iraq and Syria. Fresh protests passed off largely peacefully on Saturday amid a heavy police presence. Eighteen people suffered injuries in scuffles, but none were seriously hurt. An Afghan man was attacked and beaten in another part of the city, away from the main protests, but also escaped serious injury. There were fears of clashes as far-Right and far-Left protesters held rival demonstrations in the city. But police numbers have been massively increased with reinforcements from around the country following Monday’s riots, and they were able to keep control. More than 11,000 people took part in the rival rallies, according to police. Protestors poured into Chemnitz from across Germany and trains to the city were completely full. People gather during demonstrations following the killing of a German man in Chemnitz Credit: REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke  The nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD), which has seen its support rise in the opinion polls since the protests began, held a silent march through the city led by Björn Höcke, one of its most controversial politcians, who has previously called for a “180-degree turn” in German attitudes to the Second World War. The AfD march joined with a separate demonstration by the anti-Muslim Pegida movement. Meanwhile left-wing “Antifa” protestors held a rival rally across the city, and water cannons and riot police were deployed to keep them apart. At one point far-Left protestors were reported to be arming themselves with stones. Sören Bartol, an MP from the centre-Left Social Democrats (SPD), tweeted that he and a group of peaceful protestors had been attacked by neo-Nazis and had to be escorted back to their bus by police.  Several German journalists reported they had been threatened by protesters while trying to cover the rallies. MDR television said one of its crews was attacked after being invited into a flat to film the protests: one of the crew members was knocked down the stairs and their camera was broken.



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Students March On Smith & Wesson To Demand Accountability On Gun Violence

Students March On Smith & Wesson To Demand Accountability On Gun ViolenceBeginning Thursday, a group of students will march westward a quarter of the



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58 people shot in Chicago over weekend as police hit out at 'cowardly' violence

58 people shot in Chicago over weekend as police hit out at 'cowardly' violenceChicago police have hit out at “cowardly” and “senseless” gun crime after at least 58 people were shot in another violent weekend across the city. Six people were killed from the shootings that took place from Friday to Sunday night, Chicago Police Department (CPD) Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a press conference. Tom Ahern, the assistant director of news affairs and communications at CPD reported that a three-year-old boy was among those wounded as a result of the shootings from the weekend.



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Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violence

Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violenceIsrael closed Sunday its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip except for humanitarian cases after weekend border clashes, the latest tightening of its blockade on the Palestinian enclave despite truce efforts. The move could prevent Gazans from travelling via the crossing for this week’s Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which runs from Monday night until Thursday night, but Israeli officials did not say how long the closure would last. The Palestinian Authority civilian affairs office in the Gaza Strip also confirmed the closure except for medical cases and Palestinians seeking to cross back into the enclave.



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'Liberty or Death': rightwing protesters march against alleged leftwing violence in Seattle

'Liberty or Death': rightwing protesters march against alleged leftwing violence in SeattleA man standing with members of Patriot Prayer and other groups supporting gun rights wears guns during a rally on Saturday at City Hall in Seattle. Many demonstrators at the “Liberty or Death” rally wore camouflage, body armor, helmets and insignia of the “Patriot Movement”.



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Charlottesville on high alert on the anniversary of white supremacist violence

Charlottesville on high alert on the anniversary of white supremacist violenceA group of anti-fascist activists rallied peacefully in downtown Charlottesville as the city marks the anniversary of last summer's white supremacist violence. Saturday marks a year since white nationalists marched through the University of Virginia campus with torches, clashing with a group of counterprotesters. The following day, a much larger gathering of white nationalists near a downtown park erupted into violence.



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