jeudi 6 juillet 2017

G20 protests and Trump's fear-mongering speech in Poland

Watching very large protest in Germany connected to the G20 summit. Earlier Trump gave a Bannon-influenced speech in Poland, essentially fear mongering about those people [take your pick: Muslims, brown or black skinned people, leftists, liberals, people who want handouts...], except of course rich Muslim dictators, those are mostly OK.

G20 protests: Riot police fire water cannon at protestors as summit gets underway amid chaotic scenes

The "Welcome to Hell" rally was billed as the climax of a number of protests against both the G20 summit taking place in the city and Donald Trump's arrival.
This is only the beginning.

More than 100,000 protesters are expected in Hamburg for the summit, which takes place Friday and Saturday.
Democracy Now can be a mixed bag news source but in this case they provide the protestor's POV a tad better than the mainstream news which tends to focus on the protests and the leader's responses.

Embraced by Far-Right Gov't in Poland, Trump Claims Future of Western Civilization is at Stake

In a major speech in Poland, President Donald Trump said Western civilization is at stake, as he warned about the threats of "terrorism and extremism." He was cheered on by supporters of Poland’s right-wing government, who were bused in to the speech.
Tens of Thousands of Protesters Plan to Protest Trump at G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany

The summit is viewed by demonstrators as centered around exploitation of people and global resources. We speak with Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now. The group released a statement titled "Campaigners tell the G20: your model is broken, only radical reform can undermine Trump."
Transcript of the interview follows or you can watch it online.

via International Skeptics Forum

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