Protesters rally, get arrested on Fight for 15 national day of disruption

The minimum wage advocacy group known as the Fight for 15—as in a $15 minimum wage—called for a “national day of disruption” in 340 cities across 29 states and the District of Columbia on Tuesday, 29 November, in which home care, childcare, fast food and airport workers simply stopped working. Protesters rallied in the streets of New York City. Some got arrested, mainly for disorderly conduct.  5 days ago

At least 16 arrests made at Anti-Trump protest in New York

New York police arrested at least 16 people as protesters gathered late on 9 November at one of Donald Trumps hotels in Manhattan. Chanting slogans and holding placards, the several-hundred strong crowd were venting their disapproval at the reality show host and real estate developer being voted the 45th president of the United States. Similar protests were held in other major cities across America. 25 days ago

At least 16 arrests made at Anti-Trump protest in New York

New York police arrested at least 16 people as protesters gathered late on 9 November at one of Donald Trumps hotels in Manhattan. Chanting slogans and holding placards, the several-hundred strong crowd were venting their disapproval at the reality show host and real estate developer being voted the 45th president of the United States. Similar protests were held in other major cities across America. 25 days ago

Six-year-old US boy offers home to Syrian child refugee in letter to President Obama

Six-year-old Alex from New York sent a letter to US President Barack Obama asking Syrian refugee Omran Daqneesh to come and live with him. Footage of the bloodied five-year-old boy emerged earlier in 2016, after he was dragged from a destroyed building in Aleppo. In his letter to the White House, Alex offers to share his bike and toys with Daqneesh, and said he would teach him addition and subtraction. A clip of Alex reading his letter has now gone viral, and has been viewed over four million times on Facebook. Sep 22, 2016

Theresa May: All countries have the right to control their borders

UK Prime Minister Theresa May told the United Nations on 19 September that refugees should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach and that countries have a right to control their borders. She was speaking at a sideline event of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly on the global refugee and migrant crisis. Sep 20, 2016

Theresa May: All countries have the right to control their borders

UK Prime Minister Theresa May told the United Nations on 19 September that refugees should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach and that countries have a right to control their borders. She was speaking at a sideline event of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly on the global refugee and migrant crisis. Sep 20, 2016