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News related to domestic unrest in the United States

 
January 6th committee subpoenas Jones and Stone
On Monday, the Jan 6th House Select Committee subpoenaed a number of Trump's close allies, including confidante, Roger Stone, and Alex Jones of Infowars. The committee's chair, Bennie Thompson (D-Miss), announced the subpoenas on Monday as the committee continued its investigation. The committee has already interviewed over 150 people.
 
Covid lockdown protests in the Netherlands
Police opened fire on protestors who were demonstrating in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, over Covid-19 restrictions. The country witnessed a rise in Covid infections, and a new partial lockdown was imposed a week back.
 
Costumed January 6th rioter sentenced to 41 months in prison
Jacob Anthony Chansley was sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in the US Capitol riot. He was also sentenced to 3 years supervised release and will have to pay $100 in restitution. The so-called "QAnon Shaman" is well-known for the widely shared photos of him shirtless, wearing face paint and a headdress inside the Senate chamber.
 
Poland uses water cannons on migrants
Polish forces have used water cannons and tear gas in an attempt to deter migrants from attempting to cross over the border from Belarus. The migrants were reported to have been hurling stones and other projectiles at Polish forces guarding the border crossing.
 
Capitol rioter sentenced to over 3 years in prison
New Jersey gym owner and former MMA fighter who punched a police officer during the Jan 6 insurrection on the Capitol was sentenced Wednesday. The first person to be sentenced for assaulting an officer during the riot, Scott Fairlamb, received three years in prison.
 
Climate activists protest in Glasgow, UK
Thousands of protestors walked the streets Saturday in Glasgow, UK, to urge world leaders to take urgent action to combat the climate crisis and address environmental issues. The Scottish city is hosting the COP26 climate summit.
 
Sudan’s prime minster and his wife allowed to return home
Sudan's prime minister Abdalla Hamdok and his wife were allowed to return home - they had been detained when the military seized power in a coup. Department of State spokesperson Ned Price stated, "Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The Secretary welcomed the Prime Minister's release from custody and reiterated his call on Sudanese military forces to release all civilian leaders in detention and to ensure their safety."
 
Sudan’s government is dissolved
Armed forces in Sudan overthrew the civilian rule, arrested political leaders, and brought a state of emergency on Monday - The leader of the coup was General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. Large numbers of protestors took to the streets of Khartoum and other cities, objecting to dissolving the civilian rule.
 
House votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress
On Thursday, the House voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the Jan 6 committee. Former White House chief strategist Bannon was ordered last month to produce documents pertaining to events leading up to the Jan 6 insurrection and appear for a deposition on October 14.
 
Netflix employees protest over Chappelle’s ‘Transphobic’ comments
Netflix employees staged a walk-out on Wednesday to protest the streaming service's decision to release comedian Dave Chappelle's new special. Team Trans, as a group of employees call themselves, say the Chappelle ridicules trans people in the special.