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Amy Schumer detained during anti-Kavanaugh protest

Amy Schumer detained during anti-Kavanaugh protest

Entertainment
Comedian Amy Schumer has been detained during a protest against Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. Footage showed Schumer being lined up by police along with a number of other demonstrators in Washington who shouted and waved signs inside the atrium of the Hart Senate Office building on Thursday.A video shared on social media shows the Hollywood star being herded into a group of other protesting women by a policeman who asks her "do you want to be arrested?"She replies: "Yes."A second video, apparently filmed by Schumer herself and sent to a woman who posted it online, sees the comedian say: "Hi Zola, I'm here with your mom. Here is @amyschumer telling cops she *wants* to be arrested. Cop asks “Do you want to be arrested?” Sc...
Allison Janney, Kerry Washington join walkout in protest of Kavanaugh

Allison Janney, Kerry Washington join walkout in protest of Kavanaugh

Entertainment
Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Celebrities including Kerry Washington, Allison Janney and Debra Messing donned black on Monday and joined a walkout in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.The Time's Up organization spread word online of a nationwide walkout at 1 p.m. Monday in support of Ford, one of two women who have leveled accusations against Kavanaugh. Allison Janney, star of CBS sitcom Mom, posted a photo to Twitter showing her wearing black with co-stars Anna Faris and Mimi Kennedy while posting with a "#BelieveWomen" sign. "We stand with #ChristineBlaseyFord," Janney tweeted. Rachel Bloom, writer and star of CW comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, tweeted a photo showing her writing staff wearing black during the walkout. "We walked o...
Reporter covering protest killed on Facebook Live

Reporter covering protest killed on Facebook Live

World
The death of a journalist covering protests in Nicaragua has been captured on camera as he filmed on Facebook Live.Angel Gahona was reporting live on unrest in the central American country when he was shot dead.At least 25 others have been killed in the last few days amid demonstrations against increased taxes, according to human rights groups.Image:The last Facebook Live shot Angel Gahona took before he was shot deadMr Gahona was in the entrance to the city hall of the southeastern city of Bluefields on Saturday when he was hit by gunfire.The reporter was describing damage to a cash machine he was videoing with his phone as a cameraman filmed behind him when a shot rang out.Image:A petrol bomb explodes near riot policemenSuddenly, he falls to the ground as others around him are heard scre...
Google staff protest against Pentagon work

Google staff protest against Pentagon work

Technology
Thousands of staff at Google are protesting against the company's work with the Pentagon's surveillance drones programme.Called Project Maven, the programme uses Google technology to automate the analysis of objects in the enormous amount of images that are captured by the Department of Defense's unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).More than 3,100 staff signatures have been attached to a letter addressed to chief executive Sundar Pichai which is circulating inside Google with a request that the company pull out of the project.According to a copy of the letter published by The New York Times, the letter states: "We believe that Google should not be in the business of war."Therefore we ask that Project Maven be cancelled, and that Google draft, publicise and enforce a clear policy stating that n...
Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

World
Palestinians in Gaza have marched in their thousands to the Israel border at the start of a six-week-long protest.Palestinian officials say dozens have been wounded by Israeli gunfire, after earlier reporting the death of a farmer due to tank fire.The Israeli military reported "rioting" at six places and that it was "firing towards main instigators".Palestinians have pitched five camps near the border for the protest, dubbed the Great March of Return.What is the latest at the border?Palestinian media are reporting about 7,000 people are protesting along the border.The Palestinian Red Crescent said more than 50 people had been wounded by live fire from the Israeli side. Tear gas has also been fired.Before the protest started, Palestinian officials said Israeli tank fire had killed 27-year-o...