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WATCH: Mayor orders cars parked on runway to block planes from landing in Ecuador

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According to video circulating on social media, an Ecuadorian mayor has taken extraordinary steps to stop planes from arriving during the coronavirus pandemic. Cynthia Viteri reportedly ordered municipal workers, including police, to park their cars on the runway of José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil.

Viteri was reacting to a government decision that increased border restrictions but allowed flights to take visitors home or repatriate local citizens.

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According to Newsweek, Viteri  defended her actions by wondering why Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner and Transport Minister Gabriel Martínez allowed flights to land, which she says puts the city’s residents in danger.


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‘Like George W. Bush after 9/11’: Kayleigh McEnany declares Trump Bible photo op a historic moment

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday defended the use of force against protesters in order to clear way for President Donald Trump's photo op at St. John's Episcopal Church.

At her daily press briefing, McEnany was asked why it was necessary for Trump to walk to the church, where held up a Bible.

McEnany suggested that Trump's photo op had been a historic moment.

"This was a very important moment," she explained. "I would note that through all of time, we've seen presidents and leaders across the world who have had leadership moments and very powerful symbols that were important for a nation to see at any given time, to show a message of resilience and determination."

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When police killed Breonna Taylor in her own bed it wasn’t caught on video

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Whatever you think about the unrest gripping this country–whether you’re outraged by cops’ across America brutally repressing peaceful protesters or the people breaking windows and looting businesses–the proximate cause was officer Derek Chauvin, who was still on the job despite being named in 18 previous complaints, slowly murdering George Floyd on the street–compressing his throat for 8 minutes and 46 seconds–as other officers looked on and a small crowd screamed that Chauvin was killing him. That video quickly went viral and here we are.

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WATCH LIVE: Barack Obama to address George Floyd’s death and police violence on camera

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