Riot police crack down on Turkey student protests

Turkish riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas on Friday on students demonstrating against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and government control of universities.

Brawls erupted between police wearing helmets and riot shields and some of the some 200 protesting students at an Istanbul University campus.

Some of the students were injured and police made a number of arrests, an AFP photographer said.

Source: Riot police crack down on Turkey student protests – Region – World – Ahram Online

Million Mask March London 2015: Police warn of risk of violence as thousands set for ‘Anonymous’ protest

Scotland Yard has warned of the risk of violence at a bonfire night protest in central London organised by activist group Anonymous. Thousands of demonstrators are expected to descend on Trafalgar Square and Westminster on Thursday evening for the so-called Million Mask March. Police have now warned that commuters could face disruption getting home from work as they announced a series of restrictions on the event, which up to 18,000 people are said to be planning to attend.

Source: Million Mask March London 2015: Police warn of risk of violence as thousands set for ‘Anonymous’ protest | London | News | London Evening Standard

School protests hijack Chicago mayor’s budget forum

Protests and activism are the only thing corrupt politicians will listen to. The corrupt Chicago political machine (mostly Democrats) have always shown little regard for the poor and ‘minorities’:

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a rare public forum on Monday, seeking support for painful belt tightening to solve the city’s fiscal crisis, at a meeting dominated by protests over the closing of a high school in an African-American neighborhood.Chants and boos greeted Emanuel, who was forced to agree to meet for the first time with 12 protesters who are in the 15th day of a hunger strike to pressure the city to reopen shuttered Dyett High School in South Chicago.”Hunger strike,” “Rahm don’t care,” and “die for Dyett,” chanted the crowd. The school board says it has closed Dyett and 50 other schools in minority neighborhoods due to a shrinking population, but many people in Chicago see school closures as part of a plan to privatize education.