Tag: protests

First Trump Inauguration ‘Blac Bloc’ Anarchist Sentenced to Prison

A federal judge sentenced one of the 234 people arrested during rioting in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day to prison. The defendant admitted he joined with 200 others to form a “Black Bloc” wearing black, gloves, scarves, ski masks, gas masks, and goggles to conceal their identities. He also carried a black flag, a hammer, and a gas mask. He is the first to be sentenced in connection with the riots.

Venezuela: Protesters Burn Down Supreme Court Building

Anti-government protesters in Venezuela set fire to the headquarters of the nation’s Supreme Court Monday as part of the ongoing effort to bring down the government of socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro. The incident comes after the Supreme Court voted to reject a

CARACAS, VENEZUELA, MAY 12: Opposition activists scuffle with riot police during a protest against the government in Caracas on May 12, 2017. Daily clashes between demonstrators -who blame elected President Nicolas Maduro for an economic crisis that has caused food shortage- and security forces have left 38 people dead since April 1. Protesters demand early elections, accusing Maduro of repressing protesters and trying to install a dictatorship (Photo by Carlos Becerra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Venezuela: Maduro Claims Opposition Is ‘Murdering Their Own Protesters’

Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro claimed on national television Saturday that the nation’s anti-Chavista opposition was “murdering its own protesters,” listing individuals killed by Venezuelan soldiers and Chavista gangs and blaming the leadership of the opposition for staging the deaths to garner support for their cause.

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Maduro accused the United States of sabotage plans against Venezuela, saying they aim to create a scenario of violence to justify a foreign military intervention to remove him from power. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

With Venezuela in Open Revolt, Dictator Maduro Heads to Havana to Bash Trump

The political situation in Venezuela has destabilized significantly as the socialist dictatorship has attempted to nullify the opposition-held legislature and banned a presidential contender from public office for fifteen years. It is a bizarre time for dictator Nicolás Maduro to leave the country, yet he has done so, attending a leftist summit in Havana.