Notice: A few brief shots in the embedded video, as well as several of the photos at the linked Russia Today story, should be considered NSFW.
In the latest innovative protest technique to come out of Montreal, thousands of students marched on Thursday wearing only their underwear, bathing suits, or strategically placed red squares to protest planned tuition hikes.
According to Russia Today, “Protesters told reporters they were naked for a number of reasons: to show the government they have been transparent in their demands to freeze tuition fees, to garner more media attention to their cause, and to discourage police from handling them roughly.”
One specific objective of the march was to embarrass the city while it hosted the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix, and in this it was clearly successful. “When we attack the Grand Prix, it’s not the Quebec government that people are assaulting,” Quebec Premier Jean Charest complained. “It’s all Quebecers.”
The marchers were less successful, however, in discouraging rough treatment from the police, who arrested 39 people and used tear gas, pepper spray, and batons in an attempt to break up the crowd. A police spokesperson said most of the arrests were made “because police had reason to believe they were preparing to commit crimes and damage property.”
This video was uploaded by Russia Today to YouTube, June 8, 2012.
‘America is running away like rats’: Watch angry Kurds blame US troops for dead babies as they withdraw
The Associated Press obtained video of Kurds pelting American military vehicles with fruit as they withdrew from Syria.
The video was first captured by a Kurdish news agency, the AP said in a report on Monday.
“Like rats, America is running away,” one man shouted in Arabic. Another shouted obscenities and talked of babies in Kurdish-held Syria who had died in the Turkish offensive.
The scene encapsulated the Kurds’ feelings of betrayal and added a new indignity to a US withdrawal that has been rushed and involved several close brushes with Turkish-backed forces.
WATCH: White House protesters chant ‘impeach Trump’ loud enough for aides to hear
Protesters gathered in front of the White House on Sunday to call on President Donald Trump to be removed from office.
Videos circulated online showed protesters chanting "impeach Trump" close enough to the White House for staff to hear the demonstration.
In other videos, protesters were blowing loud whistles.
Meanwhile, demonstrators also greeted Trump as he visited his New Jersey golf course. Pro-impeachment protesters were also reportedly out on the streets in Boston and New York City.
Watch some of the video clips below.
Outside the White House right now:
White House urged diplomats to stay quiet about withheld aid to Ukraine: ‘Nothing to see here’
As Democrats proceed with impeachment, there are explosive new revelations almost daily related to President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that top diplomats were instructed to keep quiet about the temporary freeze on the $141 million package of aid to Ukraine.
“Keep moving, people, nothing to see here,” Brad Freden, the State Department’s acting deputy assistant secretary of Europe and Eurasia, said in an email.