Get digital access with unlimited web and mobile web access to Daily and News Virginian.com, as well as all three electronic replica editions (e-Editions) every day for one low monthly fee.Get home delivery of the newspaper Monday - Sunday.She is suspected of helping in the criminal activities of a secretive confidante who is accused of manipulating government affairs and extorting companies to build an illicit fortune.The rally renewed what has become a weekly back-and-forth between police and protest organizers, whose crowd estimates have differed widely.“When the police give you an instruction, you follow the instruction. “When the police say stay to the sidewalk, it means stay to the sidewalk. There’s no debate about the fact that the announcements were made multiple times.” PROTESTERS CLASH WITH NYPD, MORE THAN 100 ARRESTED When widespread protests broke out in the city last year after a grand jury declined to indict a cop in the death of Staten Island man Eric Garner, protesters were largely allowed to block streets and bridges without being arrested.So many were surprised and angry Wednesday when cops instead whipped out the handcuffs after protesters refused to clear the street. “We also know that when people engage in violence, they undermine any potential for the kind of conversation that we need for social change.” “We won’t tolerate illegality. BRATTON'S ADVICE TO EMBATTLED BALTIMORE POLICE: LISTEN He acknowledged that after some Garner protests grew hairy because they weren’t kept on a tight leash - particularly with the assault of several police officers on the Brooklyn Bridge - the NYPD made tactical adjustments.The demonstrators not only gather in open space, but also small alleys and between buildings. A look at how police and protest organizers size the crowds at protests, and also how South Korean scientists and a technology company are exploring new ways to more accurately measure the number of protesters: ___ POLICE: MEASURING THE CROWD AT ITS PEAK While the protest in Seoul on Nov.12 might have been one of the largest since South Korea freed itself from dictatorship three decades ago, it's unclear how big it actually was.
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President Barack Obama said Tuesday federal agencies are evaluating whether the .8-billion pipeline that has sparked months of massive Native American protests in North Dakota could be rerouted to address indigenous concerns of damage to sacred sites.
“As a general rule, my view is that there is way for us to accommodate sacred lands of Native Americans,” Obama said in an interview with Now This.
Protesters and the tribe have questioned authorities’ response to what demonstrators say are peaceful protests. “I want to make sure as everybody is exercising their constitutional rights to be heard, that both are refraining from situations that might result in people being hurt.” The tribe opposes the line saying a spill would poison the river, the tribe’s sole water supply, and construction is poised to destroy sacred sites.
“We applaud President Obama’s commitment to protect our sacred lands, our water, and the water of 17 million others,” Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman David Archambault II said in a statement.