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Protesters slam Trump in mass march through London

  • Throngs of protesters began marching from outside the BBC at central London's Portland Place, slamming the President for his attitude and behavior toward women and controversial policies, including the Muslim travel ban and the separation of migrant children from their families at the US border, organizers of the "Bring the Noise" protest said.
  • Police in the city did not give an estimate on the turnout, but said they were forced to close off Trafalgar Square, where protesters were headed for an evening rally, because it was close to capacity.
  • One demonstration was led by the Women's March London, which organized mass rallies in 2017 against Trump.
  • During that visit, tens of thousands of people joined a demonstration in central London that culminated in a rally in Trafalgar Square, at which an effigy of Bush was toppled from a plinth.

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Report: Death toll in Nicaragua protests reaches 273

  • The death toll includes two men killed Friday night in Managua in an hours-long attack by pro-government forces on protesters at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, the strongest protest holdout in the capital, said Paulo Abrao, executive secretary for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), part of the OAS.
  • Abrao said by telephone that at least 100 students were able to hide inside the church along with three journalists: Sergio Marín of La Mesa Redonda, Joshua Partlow of The Washington Post and José Noel Marenco of 100% Noticias.
  • In the middle of the attack, representatives from the church, including Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solorzano, members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and members of the Red Cross mediated with pro-government groups outside the parish, which led to the entrance late Friday of ambulances and emergency services.

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Pussy Riot claims credit for interrupting World Cup final

  • In a statement posted to Twitter and Facebook, the Russian punk band and activist group called for political prisoners to be freed, for the arrests of opposition protesters to cease, and for the jailing of citizens for their social media activity to end.
  • President Vladimir Putin has dominated Russian politics for years, and won his fourth term as President earlier this year.
  • The statement also made reference to the case of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukranian filmmaker sentenced in 2015 to 20 years in prison after being accused of plotting to blow up a Lenin memorial and the headquarters of Putin's United Russia party in Crimea.
  • Nearly 6 years ago, three of Pussy Riot's members were charged with hooliganism and sentenced to two years in prison for performing an anti-Putin protest song called "Punk Prayer" at Christ Savior Cathedral in Moscow.

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France scores 2nd World Cup title with 4-2 win over Croatia

  • France has clinched its second World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia.
  • The dramatic final in Moscow featured a series of firsts and a pitch invasion orchestrated by Russian protest group Pussy Riot.
  • France led 2-1 at halftime courtesy of the first own-goal and the first video-reviewed penalty in a World Cup final.
  • Punk rock group Pussy Riot quickly claimed responsibility for the pitch invasion via social media, saying it was a protest aimed at ending illegal arrests of protesters and to allow political competition in Russia.
  • Play resumed and France quickly took a 4-1 lead with goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe in the 59th and 65th minutes before Mario Mandzukic pulled one back for the Croatians in the 69th.
  • Croatia was playing in its first World Cup final.

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Scottish police are still looking for the protester who paraglided stunningly close Trump, then escaped

  • Scottish police said Saturday that the protester somehow escaped after the incident, and officers have yet to track the person down.
  • The activist group also tweeted a video showing the protester zooming over the crowds at Turnberry, veering close to Trump.
  • Greenpeace said it told police about the paraglider roughly 10 minutes in advance.
  • The paraglider was among the roughly 10,000 protesters who turned up to the golf resort and in Edinburgh on Friday and Saturday.
  • On a beach outside the resort, a dozen demonstrators staged a "protest picnic," chanting "Trump is a racist!
  • Trump is a liar!" as hotel guests played golf just 100 yards away.
  • The Associated Press contributed reporting.

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Scotland's national newspaper slams Trump as an 'appalling human being' as he visits UK

  • Scotland's national newspaper referred to President Donald Trump as an "appalling human being" as he embarked on a trip to the United Kingdom.
  • The editorial goes on to rip into Trump's attacks on NFL protests against police brutality during the playing of the US national anthem; his dubious response to neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Virginia; and the way in which he perpetuated a conspiracy theory regarding former President Barack Obama's place of birth.
  • Trump has made himself unpopular in Scotland over the way in which he's handled various disputes regarding his golf courses in the country.
  • Thousands of demonstrators flooded into central Glasgow, which is Scotland's largest city, on Friday, and more protests are scheduled.
  • Friday's protest in Glasgow coincided with larger demonstrations in London, which included a giant "Baby Trump" balloon.

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