Eight protesters arrested outside Colo. Trump rally

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at The Broadmoor World Arena, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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UPDATED 6:08 PM PT — Friday, February 21, 2020

Eight protesters were arrested outside a Trump rally in Colorado after disregarding warnings from police.

According to a statement from authorities Friday, the group started out peacefully outside the rally Thursday, but soon began to take over the roadway and obstruct traffic. The police were telling the protesters they needed to move out of the road.

“If you do not move immediately you will be charged with obstructing an intersection,” stated police.

Protesters are led out of the World Ice Arena as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Authorities said protesters had a designated “free speech zone” where they could express their views, but they started to leave the designated area.

“It shouldn’t have been that way and it didn’t have to be if they would have just been more proactive and intermingled in the group, there was only a couple of people doing it,” stated attendee Daniel Chapparo.

All eight protesters were taken into custody and charged with failing to desist or disperse before being released.

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Protesters attack UCSC College Republicans club

Photo of the club via College Republicans at UCSC official Facebook page.

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UPDATED 11:05 AM PT — Saturday, February 15, 2020

A group of violent leftists attacked the College Republicans table display at UC Santa Cruz ahead of a conservative event on campus. Video footage showed protesters spitting on the American flag, destroying the club’s setup and accusing the students of being racist.

“This is the flag of white supremacy,” said one attacker.

The club was tabling to promote their event, titled ‘Free Speech and Campus Activism,’ along with headliner and free speech activist Hayden Williams.

Williams, who is not a first-time victim of political violence, said he plans to press charges against the protesters for assault.

While school officials said police are investigating the situation, they have yet to make a statement.

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NYC protesters call for Joe Biden to drop out

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in Columbia, S.C., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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UPDATED 7:45 AM PT — Friday, February 14, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden recently addressed a crowd of protesters who were calling for him to drop out of the 2020 presidential race.

While leaving a New York City campaign event Thursday, the 77-year-old was met with chants from what appeared to be his own supporters calling for him to suspend his campaign.

Some of his supporters said although they respect Biden, it’s time for him to step aside to give younger generations a larger voice.

Biden finished fourth and fifth in Iowa and New Hampshire respectively, which is a far-cry from his front-runner status heading into the primaries.

The former vice president said he’s not considering dropping out of the race before the Nevada caucuses later this month.

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4 protesters killed, dozens wounded in ongoing anti-government demonstrations in Iraq

A riot policeman pins down a female anti-government protester to search her while security forces try to disperse demonstrators during clashes in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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UPDATED 7:26 AM PT — Monday, January 27, 2020

Dozens of anti-government protesters have been wounded as demonstrations continue in Iraq. Hundreds of people took to the streets in Baghdad on Saturday in defiance of a Shi’ite cleric who withdrew his support for the movement.

The protests began peacefully before security forces used tear gas to disperse crowds. Four protesters reportedly died during the encounter.

Iraqi security forces raided several anti-government encampments in multiple cities, where they then proceeded to burn their tents.

“Removing the tents from the square actually didn’t affect us at all. In fact, yesterday, for each tent was removed, two or three has been replaced in place of it.”

— Manqidh Mundhir, protester – Iraq

Mass demonstrations in Iraq began last year and stemmed from anger at U.S. counter-terror strikes, corruption and economic inequality.

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Hong Kong protesters set fire to building intended as coronavirus quarantine site

First aid volunteers try to extinguish a fire set by local residents at a building of the Fai Ming Estate, in Fanling district of Hong Kong, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, after the Hong Kong government announced it would requisition the unoccupied housing project to house quarantined patients of the new viral coronavirus illness. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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UPDATED 2:20 PM PT — Sunday, January 26, 2020

Hong Kong protesters have set fire to a newly constructed residential building, which the government was planning to use to address the coronavirus outbreak. Reports revealed about 200 protesters gathered near the building and set the fire on Sunday.

Firefighters and riot police arrived soon after. The damage appeared to be confined mostly to the lobby.

This is what #HongKongRioters have done to Fai Ming Estate in Fanling. #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/5a6Te6AVQh

— Angela LaaLaa (@AngieFuego) January 26, 2020

Protesters said they were opposed to the building being used as a quarantine zone, due to its close proximity to a school and the city’s main residential area.

“Our message is very simple: Don’t make the Fai Ming Estate into a quarantine area, as there are lots of local residents here,” said one protester.

Local residents struggle with riot police at the Fai Ming Estate, in Fanling district of Hong Kong, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, after the Hong Kong government announced it would requisition an unoccupied housing project to house quarantined patients of the new viral coronavirus illness. Residents took the streets on Sunday night to oppose the plan to house quarantined patients or medical workers in their neighbourhood, that is far from Hong Kong’s busy business centres. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong authorities said nearly 80 locals were believed to be infected, but only six cases have been confirmed so far. The government has raised its response to emergency levels, closing schools and suspending flights in the region.

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Chilean protesters mark 100 days of demonstrations

Anti-government demonstrators display a banner that reads in Spanish “Pinera Resign” in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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UPDATED 11:35 AM PT — Saturday, January 25, 2020

Chilean anti-government protesters staged a demonstration in Santiago on Friday, which marked 100 days since the civil unrest began.

Demonstrations began on October 18th over a rise in subway fares. Protests have since evolved into a broader movement, which is largely concentrated on the growing gap between the rich and ordinary Chileans.

“There are people dying, and the government is watching this as we are making war,” said one demonstrator. “I’m here with my son, and I want the government to listen, to fix health (and) education so my son has a fair future.”

Anti-government demonstrators take cover behind homemade shields during clashes with police in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

At least 27 people have died since the protests began. Residents are calling for reforms to health care, education and the constitution, which dates back to 1980 and the military dictatorship.

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Protesters take to the streets of France against Macron’s pension reforms

Women perform a dance against French President Emmanuel Macron during a demonstration, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 in Paris. French unions are holding last-ditch strikes and protests around the country Friday as the government unveils a divisive bill redesigning the national retirement system. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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UPDATED 10:43 AM PT — Friday, January 24, 2020

Women wearing blue overalls in Paris jump-started a flash mob amid strikes and protests against French President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms.

According to reports Friday, the group of women are from the anti-globalization group Attac (Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and for Citizens). They criticized the new plans by dancing and singing a parody song.

The group said women are likely to be hit the hardest by the reforms as the new system would penalize women for calling out of work for maternity leaves or other part-time jobs.

“The pension reforms will take into account entire careers along with all the difficult periods, the part time periods, the lower salary periods, the breaks from work and who are the people who have this type of career path, well it’s women,” stated Aurelie Trouve, spokeswomen for Attac. “So, of course on average women will be the ones most penalized.”

Friday, January 24th marks the 51st day of France’s longest strike in 40 years and unions hope the protests will be enough to force the government to back down.

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