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Florida cinema cancels showing of film tied to George Zimmerman’s lawsuit against Trayvon Martin’s family

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A Florida movie theater has canceled a showing of a documentary questioning the account of George Zimmerman’s fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman, who was acquitted of homicide charges in the 2012 slaying, is suing Martin’s family and prosecutors for $100 million based on claims from an upcoming film, reported the Miami Herald.

The suit does not yet seem to have been filed in Polk County Circuit Court, based on the court’s online docket, and copies of the complaint were distributed to reporters by the film’s director.

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Coral Gables Art Cinema, which had been planning to show the film, decided to cancel after director Joe Gilbert scheduled a news conference to coincide with the lawsuit, which is being handled by Tea Party gadfly attorney Larry Klayman.

“Coral Gables Art Cinema was not aware of all of the details surrounding this event and has made a decision to cancel it,” the theater’s account tweeted.


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Groups plan vigil outside Supreme Court and national solidarity events to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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National advocacy groups joined together Saturday to organize a candlelight vigil outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.—and encourage solidarity events across the country—to honor the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday after a long battle with cancer at the age of 87.

"She gave all she could, with literally all she had. Now it's our turn," says a Facebook event for the D.C. gathering, hosted by Women's March, Planned Parenthood Action, Demand Justice, and UltraViolet. "Tonight, join us in front of the U.S. Supreme Court at 8 pm ET" or "in solidarity at your local courthouse."

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Belarus opposition to march after police crackdown

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Belarusian authorities on Sunday brought military trucks and barbed wire into central Minsk ahead of a planned opposition march, a day after police detained hundreds of women demonstrators.

The opposition movement calling for an end to the regime of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko has kept up a wave of large-scale demonstrations every Sunday since his disputed win in August 9 polls.

The latest opposition protests were set to begin at 2 pm local time (1100 GMT), with opposition social media calling for demonstrators to gather in central Minsk as well as in other cities.

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Activists accuse Italy of halting ship rescue mission

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Rights activists on Sunday accused Italian authorities of blocking migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 4 from leaving port and resuming its emergency mission in the Mediterranean.

After an inspection on the safety of the vessel to operate in high seas, Italian authorities placed the ship under an administrative blockade, said the German activist groups Sea-Watch and United4Rescue, as well as Doctors without Borders.

It is currently docked in Palermo in southern Italy.

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