A rally on Thursday demanding justice for whistleblower Bradley Manning was followed by a group of at least sixty protesters showing up at the Obama campaign headquarters in Oakland, California.
According to the Washington Whispers blog at U.S. News, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War handed a letter to campaign volunteers and demanded that they fax it to the White House. Rainey Reitman, a representative of the Electronic Frontier Foundation who had spoken at the rally, later confirmed that the letter did go out.
“President Obama made a… statement in May 2011: ‘In the 21st century, information is power,'” it read. “We now ask that President Obama honor those words by freeing American truth-teller Bradley Manning.”
Some of the protesters then attempted to sit down on the floor in the middle of the office, and a noisy scuffle broke out between protesters and volunteers, although it was not clear who had started it. Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen — who was severely injured by a police projectile last fall during an Occupy Oakland protest — filmed the scuffle and said it included “pushing, shoving, brandishing of chairs.”
Seven protesters then linked arms inside the office and refused to leave. After several hours of negotiations with police officers, one did leave, while the others — including Olsen — were arrested for trespassing. The remaining protesters outside the building dispersed peacefully.
This video was uploaded to YouTube by ScottOlsenVet on August 16, 2012.
Mask-free UFC fighter punches and hurls racial slurs at older man for ‘touching’ him at restaurant
UFC fighter Mike Perry was seen on video punching an older man for allegedly touching him. Perry, who is white, can also be heard using the N-word multiple times.
According to ESPN, the incident occurred at Table 82 in Lubbock, Texas on Wednesday.
In a video shared on social media, Perry appears irate as he is ushered out of the restaurant.
Lubbock police officers who arrived on the scene declined to arrest Perry but said that an investigation into the incident is ongoing.
‘All lives matter’: Church hangs ‘no trespassing’ sign above Black woman for sitting in the grass
Officials at a California church were accused this week of harassing a Black woman who was sitting in the grass on the property.
A Facebook post claimed that the incident occurred at St. Paul's First Lutheran Church in North Hollywood.
"My friend Alex was sitting under a tree in the shade when this happened," the post explained. "This is deeply disturbing and contrary to Lutheran values and basic human decency."
A video shared by Chris Macke shows a man, who is presumably a Church official, hanging a "no trespassing" sign on a tree above where the woman is sitting.
Video catches woman claiming to be ‘doctor’ refusing to wear mask at Costco: ‘Do you understand science?’
A woman who claimed to be a doctor was chastised for not wearing a mask at a Costco store.
Video of the incident was shared on Twitter on Tuesday.
In the video, a man encourages the woman to put on her mask, which she is holding in her hand. The woman's elderly mother also appears mask-free in the video.
"Call the police," the woman says in a mocking tone. "Shame me like an ass, go ahead."
"You can put it on right now, ma'am," the cameraman insists.
"I'll do that when I'm ready," she replies. "Do you understand science?"
"Science?" the man remarks. "Maybe better than you do. Apparently, I'm the one protecting other people by wearing a mask."