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WATCH: Animal rights group sparks anger after forcibly taking yelping dog from homeless companion

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An animal rights group in France was caught on video taking a yelping dog away from its howling homeless owner. The video has sparked an outcry, the British publication Independent reports.

The disturbing encounter, posted to YouTube on Saturday by Nghi Le Duc, shows two activists with the group Cause Animale scuffling with the elderly homeless man, who is obviously distressed. They then grab a small, brown dog that immediately starts screaming.

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The homeless man tries desperately to get the dog back but the activists keep him from doing so.

Bystanders are seen watching and a woman tells them that “it’s his dog,” but the activists dismiss them.

The animal rights group later posted a video on its Facebook page saying they named the dog “Vegan” and accusing its owner of drugging it.

“This is Vegan… (a dog kept by a Roma who drugged it on the Parisian sidewalks), in great shape this morning, she can finally run around and not be attached with a piece of rope… Enjoy life to the full.”

In Europe, discrimination against Roma people is common.

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Since the video has surfaced, people have accused the group of stealing the dog from the homeless man and have signed a petition calling for an investigation of the group, the dog’s return to its owner and for proof of the group’s claims that the dog had been drugged.

Watch the video of the incident, as posted to YouTube, here:

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Lincoln Project slams NC TV station’s ‘overt cowardice’ for refusing to run ad criticizing Trump supporters’ ‘Flag of Treason’

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On Sunday, The Lincoln Project—a political action committee comprising anti-Trump Republicans backing Joe Biden—digitally released an ad called “The Flag of Treason,” which takes aim to President Trump’s not-so-casual embrace of racial divisiveness and his alliances with Confederate sympathizers.

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Riot police fired tear gas Tuesday as scattered protesters in Paris pelted them with debris and set fires during an unauthorized demonstration against racial injustice and heavy-handed police tactics.

Several thousand people had previously rallied peacefully for two hours at the main Paris courthouse as global outrage over what happened to George Floyd in the United States kindled frustrations across borders and continents. The protesters also paid tribute to Adama Traoré, a French black man who died in police custody.

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In a startling moment of tone-deaf responses, the Washington Redskins took part in the #BlackOutTuesday posts, where many showed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protesters marching to stop police brutality of people of color. Given the racist history of Redskins owner Dan Snyder and the protests over the team's name, some are calling it another example of failed PR stunts.

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"Teams with racial slurs for names should really sit out racism protests," explained user Dennis Perkins.

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