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Demonstrators sat on floor of Senate office building to condemn treatment of migrant families, with more rallies planned
Nearly 600 protesters, mostly women, were arrested on Thursday after they staged a non-violent action in the heart of a US Senate office building in Washington against Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy towards immigrants and separation of families at the border.
The mass protest was one of several demonstrations that erupted across the country, providing a taste of what are expected to be much larger demonstrations on Saturday called by the Women’s March and the Center for Popular Democracy Action. The rallies are likely to get a further boost as a result of the announcement on Wednesday by Anthony Kennedy that he is retiring from the US supreme court, providing Trump with the chance to make a second ultra-conservative appointment to the nation’s highest court and prompting fears of a rollback of liberal protections.
In the category of: Unexpected heroes might be the best
“HE COULD GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS THE MAN THAT SAVED THIS COUNTRY”: FREED FROM TRUMP, MICHAEL COHEN SEES A NEW IDENTITY: NATIONAL HERO
In the category of: The International Community says, “hard no”.
The U.N.’s migration agency snubbed the Trump administration’s candidate to lead it on Friday, a major blow to U.S. leadership of a body addressing one of the world’s most pressing issues – and only the second time that it won’t be run by an American since 1951. Diplomats who took part in the first three rounds of voting Friday told the Associated Press that American Ken Isaacs was eliminated in the ongoing contest to elect the next director-general of the International Organization of Migration.
The move marks a searing rejection of the U.S. candidate just as the Trump administration has been retreating from or rebuffing international institutions – including two others based in Geneva: Earlier this month, the United States pulled out of the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, and Mr. Trump has recently criticized the World Trade Organization as “unfair” to the U.S.
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