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Catalonia region of Spain votes for independence; referendum marred by violent clashes

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Somber day at Georgia Tech after violent protests against student killing

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Vigil for slain Georgia Tech student erupts into violent protest

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Protests turn violent in Delmar Loop late Saturday; second night of post-verdict strife

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U2 Cancels St. Louis Show Due to Violent Protests

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Local civil unrest panelists talk Charlottesville, threat of violent protests

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Mayor pushes to remove 2 Confederate statues

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Renegade biker CJ Nordstrom speaks about violent clashes, in the ring and out
The custom Harley-Davidson he has been riding and modifying for more than four decades is well-known in the biker world with its long frame, metal skulls, high back seat and an array of dangling objects including a set of teeth. “You see that bike, you know its C.J.’s,” Nordstrom, now 64, said in his first-ever TV interview. “I usually say it outlasted my marriage and all my girlfriends   Read More ...
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1 dead as Kenya police fire on violent protests in Kisumu against repeat presidential vote
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Catalonia region of Spain votes for independence; referendum marred by violent clashes
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Catalonia's regional government declared a landslide win for the "yes" side in a disputed referendum on independence from Spain that degenerated into ugly scenes of mayhem on Sunday, with more than 800 people injured as riot police attacked peaceful protesters and unarmed civilians gathered to cast their ballots. Catalonia has "won the right to become an independent state," Catalan president Carles Puigdemont said after the polls closed, adding that he would keep his pledge to declare independence unilaterally from Spain if the "yes" side wins   Read More ...
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Catalonia region of Spain votes for independence; referendum marred by violent clashes
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Catalonia's regional government declared a landslide win for the "yes" side in a disputed referendum on independence from Spain that degenerated into ugly scenes of mayhem on Sunday, with more than 800 people injured as riot police attacked peaceful protesters and unarmed civilians gathered to cast their ballots. Catalonia has "won the right to become an independent state," Catalan president Carles Puigdemont said after the polls closed, adding that he would keep his pledge to declare independence unilaterally from Spain if the "yes" side wins   Read More ...
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Vote for independence leads to violent clashes in Spain
Tensions are high in Spain as voters in Catalonia head to the polls to cast their ballot in today's independence referendum.   Read More ...
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More Than 300 People Injured in Violent Clashes in Catalonia
(BARCELONA) — Spanish riot police smashed their way into polling stations in Catalonia and fired rubber bullets Sunday at protesters outside one Barcelona polling station to try to halt a disputed independence referendum. Nearly 350 people, including some police, were injured in the melee, officials said. The officers fired the rubber bullets while trying to clear protesters who were trying to prevent National Police cars from leaving after police had confiscated ballot boxes from the voting center   Read More ...
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Violent clashes break out on day of Catalonia referendum
SANT JULIA DE RAMIS, Spain — Spanish riot police smashed their way into the polling station where Catalonia’s regional leader was due to vote in the disputed independence referendum on Sunday. Scuffles erupted outside between police and people waiting to vote. Civil Guard officers, wearing helmets and carrying shields, used a hammer to break the glass of the front door and a lock cutter to break into the Sant Julia de Ramis sports center near the city of Girona   Read More ...
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Violent protest hits store at Wal-Mart South Africa unit - witness
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Somber day at Georgia Tech after violent protests against student killing
Georgia Tech’s campus didn’t bear any scars Tuesday from a violent night that left a police vehicle torched and three people, at least one of them a student, in handcuffs. The protest followed a candlelight memorial for Scout Schultz, a campus LGBTQ activist who was killed by police late Saturday. Officers said the student approached them with a knife and said “Shoot me!” A family attorney said Schultz was suffering a “mental breakdown” at the time   Read More ...
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Somber day at Georgia Tech after violent protests against student killing
Georgia Tech returns to normal a day after violent protests over Scout Schultz killing GBI ID's officer in shooting as Tyler Beck, school says at least one student arrested Atlanta (CNN)Georgia Tech's campus didn't bear any scars Tuesday from a violent night that left a police vehicle torched and three people, at least one of them a student, in handcuffs. The protest followed a candlelight memorial for Scout Schultz, a campus LGBTQ activist who was killed by police late Saturday   Read More ...
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Vigil for slain Georgia Tech student erupts into violent protest
Mourners for a Georgia Tech student fatally shot by a campus cop broke away from a candlelight vigil to launch a chaotic Monday night protest that left three people in handcuffs and a cop car ablaze. The Atlanta university warned students to seek shelter for more than an hour while police tried rounding up protesters outraged over the weekend death of 21-year-old Scout Schultz   Read More ...
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GEORGIA TECH: 3 arrested as protest turns violent after police shooting
Three people were arrested during violent protests at Georgia Tech Monday night after a vigil for a student who was fatally shot by campus police, school officials said.   Read More ...
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Georgia Tech Urges People to Stay Indoors Because of Violent Protests on Campus
Georgia Tech officials are urging students to stay indoors because of violent protests on campus a day after the death of a student who authorities say was advancing on officers with a knife. The university issued the emergency alert Monday night, shortly after a vigil was held to honor the life of 21-year-old Scout Schultz. Authorities did not immediately release details about the protests   Read More ...
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WATCH: Violent protests on Georgia Tech campus after student's death at hands of police
Georgia Tech officials are urging students to stay indoors because of violent protests on campus a day after the death of a student who authorities say was advancing on officers with a knife. The university issued the emergency alert Monday night, shortly after a vigil was held to honor the life of 21-year-old Scout Schultz. Authorities did not immediately release details about the protests   Read More ...
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The Latest: Violent protests on campus after student's death
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia Tech student by campus police (all times local): Georgia Tech officials are urging students to stay indoors because of violent protests on campus after the death of a student who authorities say was advancing on officers with a knife. The university issued the emergency alert Monday night, shortly after a vigil was held to honor the life of 21-year-old Scout Schultz   Read More ...
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The Latest: Violent protests on campus after student's death
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia Tech student by campus police (all times local): Georgia Tech officials are urging students to stay indoors because of violent protests on campus after the death of a student who authorities say was advancing on officers with a knife. The university issued the emergency alert Monday night, shortly after a vigil was held to honor the life of 21-year-old Scout Schultz   Read More ...
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Third day of violent protests in St. Louis after ex-cop acquitted
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Dozens of arrests as protests turn violent again in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS -- Hundreds of police officers in full riot gear responded to the streets of downtown St. Louis after a third day of peaceful demonstrations over a former officer's acquittal in the shooting death of a black man gave way to property damage and dangerous encounters with officers, the same pattern that unfolded on the previous two days. Another round of protests was in the works for Monday, with demonstrators planning to meet at 7 a   Read More ...
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Protests turn violent in St. Louis for a second night
St. Louis • Protests turned violent for the second night on Saturday in reaction to the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows and throwing objects at police, who moved in with armored vehicles and in riot gear. The confrontation took place in the Delmar Loop of the St   Read More ...
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2nd night of violent protests in St. Louis after verdict
By JIM SALTER and SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) - Protests turned violent for the second night on Saturday in reaction to the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows and throwing objects at police in riot gear, who eventually moved in and made arrests   Read More ...
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2nd night of violent protests in St. Louis after verdict
By JIM SALTER and SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) - Protests turned violent for the second night on Saturday in reaction to the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows and throwing objects at police in riot gear, who eventually moved in and made arrests   Read More ...
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2nd night of violent protests in St. Louis after verdict
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests turned violent for the second night on Saturday in reaction to the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows and throwing objects at police in riot gear, who eventually moved in and made arrests. The confrontation took place in the Delmar Loop of the St   Read More ...
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St. Louis protest turns violent after peaceful rallies against police acquittal
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Clashes between demonstrators and riot-clad police marred the end of what had been a largely peaceful second day of protest rallies in St. Louis following the acquittal of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man. Several hundred people gathered near Washington University after dark as the main rallies and marches wound down on Saturday evening   Read More ...
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2nd night of violent protests in St. Louis after verdict
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2nd night of violent protests in St. Louis after verdict - | WBTV Charlotte
By JIM SALTER and SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) - Protests turned violent for the second night on Saturday in reaction to the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows and throwing objects at police in riot gear, who eventually moved in and made arrests   Read More ...
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Protests turn violent in St. Louis for 2nd night
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests turned violent for the second night on Saturday after the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows and throwing objects at police, who moved in with armored vehicles and in riot gear. The confrontation took place in the Delmar Loop of the St   Read More ...
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St. Louis protest turns violent after earlier peaceful march over police acquittal
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Clashes between demonstrators and riot-clad police marred the end of what had been a largely peaceful second day of protest rallies in St Louis following the acquittal of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man. Several hundred people had gathered near Washington University after dark as the main rallies and marches wound down on Saturday evening   Read More ...
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Protests turn violent in St. Louis for 2nd night
By JIM SALTER and SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) - Protests turned violent for the second night on Saturday after the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows and throwing objects at police, who moved in with armored vehicles and in riot gear   Read More ...
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Protests turn violent in Delmar Loop late Saturday; second night of post-verdict strife
UNIVERSITY CITY • For the second consecutive night, peaceful daytime protests descended into late-night violence with broken windows and thrown rocks, water bottles and garbage can lids following Friday's acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting death of a black suspect. Shortly before 11 p.m. at Leland and Delmar, a small group of protesters threw chunks of concrete at police and broke windows at numerous Delmar Loop businesses   Read More ...
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U2 Cancels St. Louis Show Due to Violent Protests
is pulling the plug on its concert tonight in St. Louis because police have their hands full dealing with ongoing protests of a not guilty verdict in a police involved shooting trial. Live Nation and U2 say the St. Louis Police Department has informed them they're not in "position to provide the standard protection for the audience" that would normally be expected   Read More ...
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St. Louis protests turn violent; several officers injured: Police
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St. Louis protests turn violent after white cop's acquittal leaves city on edge
The National Guard is on standby in St. Louis as city-wide protests are expected to continue into the night after a judge acquitted a white police officer who shot and killed a black man in 2011.   Read More ...
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Kentucky city considers mask ban in wake of violent protests
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky city is considering following the example of several others in banning masks in public places, following violent protests across the country. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the proposed Georgetown ordinance would prohibit anyone from wearing a mask, hood or a disguise that would hide a substantial portion of someone's face. Exemptions would provide for masks for theatrical productions, sports equipment, motorcycle helmets, children under 16 or city-authorized Halloween events   Read More ...
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Activists call for peaceful, non-violent protests ahead of Stockley ruling
ST. LOUIS – There is growing anxiety in St. Louis concerning the community’s reaction after a judge delivers his ruling in the Jason Stockley murder case. It appears that no matter the decision—guilty or not—there will be demonstrations. “We’re looking for justice, but we also look for peace,” said Rev. Linden Bowie, pastor at Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church in north St   Read More ...
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Georgetown considering passing ban on masks following violent protests
Following the wake violent protests around the country, Georgetown officials are considering an ordinance that would ban masks in public places. The ordinance would prohibit anyone from wearing a mask, hood, or a disguise that would hide a substantial portion of someone’s face. Robert Swanigan, assistant police chief of the Georgetown Police Department, explained the reasoning for the proposed ordinance, saying, “If you watch TV, you’ve seen the protests that are going on nationwide,” he told the council at the first reading of the ordinance Monday   Read More ...
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Berkeley police approved to use pepper spray at violent protests ahead of Ben Shapiro visit
The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday gave police permission to use pepper spray to repel demonstrators attacking officers and others during violent protests of the kind that have repeatedly hit the city this year.   Read More ...
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Berkeley police get to use pepper spray at violent protests
BERKELEY, Calif. — The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday gave police permission to use pepper spray to repel demonstrators attacking officers and others during violent protests of the kind that have repeatedly hit the city this year. The 6-3 vote by the council came ahead of another planned speech Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley. The city banned pepper spray in 1997 as a crowd-control weapon, though most law enforcement agencies permit officers to use it to disburse violent crowds, Berkeley police Chief Andrew Greenwood said   Read More ...
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Berkeley police get to use pepper spray at violent protests
By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday gave police permission to use pepper spray to repel demonstrators attacking officers and others during violent protests that have repeatedly hit the city this year during political protests. The 6-3 vote by the council came ahead of another planned speech Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley   Read More ...
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Berkeley police ask to use pepper spray at violent protests
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Police in Berkeley asked the city council Tuesday for permission to add pepper spray to the force's arsenal to disburse violent demonstrations that have repeatedly hit the city this year during political protests, a move that comes ahead of another planned controversial speech at the University of California, Berkeley. The city banned pepper spray in 1997 as a crowd-control weapon, though most law enforcement agencies permit officers to use it to disburse violent crowds, Police Chief Andrew Greenwood said   Read More ...
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Berkeley police ask to use pepper spray at violent protests
By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Police in Berkeley asked the city council Tuesday for permission to add pepper spray to the force's arsenal to disburse violent demonstrations that have repeatedly hit the city this year during political protests, a move that comes ahead of another planned controversial speech at the University of California, Berkeley. The city banned pepper spray in 1997 as a crowd-control weapon, though most law enforcement agencies permit officers to use it to disburse violent crowds, Police Chief Andrew Greenwood said   Read More ...
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