Tag: Protest

Several People Were Injured After A Protest Turned Violent Outside The Turkish Embassy In DC

Several People Were Injured After A Protest Turned Violent Outside The Turkish Embassy In DC

Violence broke out Tuesday during a protest in front of the Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC's Embassy Row, leaving at least nine people injured in what quickly turned into an all-out brawl.The violence erupted after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Trump at the White House. Pro- and anti-Erdogan protesters were gathered outside the Turkish Embassy when men in black suits were seen attacking demonstrators. Some of the people involved in the fight included Erdogan's guards, Voice of America reported.The Metropolitan Police Department told BuzzFeed News that two people were arrested after the incident. Ayten Necemi, 49, of Woodside, NY, was arrested for aggravated assault and Jalal Kheirabaoi of Fairfax, Virginia, was arrested for assault on a police officer, po...
Live Updates: Women Around The World Are Taking The Day Off In Protest Of Women’s Rights

Live Updates: Women Around The World Are Taking The Day Off In Protest Of Women’s Rights

Public schools in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Alexandria, Virginia will close today after hundreds of teachers requested the day off to participate in the Women’s Strike. “I asked our school principals and central office department heads to survey staff to find out how many absences would occur,” wrote Jim Causby, superintendent of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City public school system in North Carolina, in a statement. “The results came back, and the number was significant. In fact, it is my determination that we will not have enough staff to safely run our school district.” After more than 300 staff members requested leave for Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, schools superintendent Alvin Crawley decided not to hold classes with so many teachers absent. “This is not a