Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/1/2020

Race riots continued in hundreds of American cities last night. Protesters in D.C. set fire to St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House. Meanwhile, Virginia Governor Ralph “Coonman” Northam authorized a curfew in Virginia Beach due to the protests. Also, a Black Lives Matter march was denied a permit by police in Belgium.

In coronanews, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has lifted her executive order requiring residents to stay at home. In other plague news, a new outbreak of Ebola has been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Financial Crisis
» Declining International Enrollment for US Colleges Likely to Fuel Further Financial Woes
» The Coronavirus Will Cost the Economy Nearly $8 Trillion, Congressional Budget Office Says
 
USA
» After Trump Vows to Classify it as Terrorist Group, Leftists Defend Antifa
» Antifa Rioters Set Homeless Veteran’s Mattress on Fire, Leftists Blame InfoWars Crew Who Filmed it
» Antifa Thugs Attack Cassandra Fairbanks’ House After Her Address Was Leaked Online
» Barr Deploying Federal Riot Teams to D.C., Miami Amid Escalating Unrest
» Despite Corporate Virtue Signaling, Nike and Amazon Both Targeted by Rioters
» Editor of Progressive Newspaper Celebrated Protestors— Then They Stormed and Trashed Her Office
» Escorted by Parents, 20-Year-Old Wanted by Pittsburgh Police for Inciting Riot Turns Himself in
» FCC Commissioner Says Big Tech Needs to be Held Accountable if They Don’t Stick to Their Terms of Service
» Florida Sheriff Warns Potential Looters to Stay Away From Residential Areas: “The People of Polk County Like Guns”
» George Floyd Autopsy Shows Death From Asphyxia From Sustained Pressure
» George Floyd’s Brother Condemns Violent Riots
» Gov. Whitmer Lifts Michigan Stay-at-Home Order
» Gov. Northam Authorizes Virginia Beach Leaders to Implement Curfew Amid Protests
» Gun & Security Stocks Surge After Nationwide Riots
» Historic St. John’s Church Near White House Set on Fire in D.C. Riots
» Iconic D.C. Monuments Vandalized in Riots: ‘Do Black Vets Count?’
» Judge Sullivan Delivers Response in Flynn Case and it’s Something
» Looting, Vandalism Break Out in Chicago Suburbs Amid Protests in Wake of George Floyd’s Death; Gov. Pritzker Deploys National Guard as Curfews Issued
» Man Killed After Louisville Police, National Guard Return Fire Into Crowd
» Maoist “Rebellions” In America Inspired by China?
» Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Daughter, Chiara, Arrested at Manhattan Protest
» Minnesota, New York Officials Say Riots Were Organized, Chicago Officials Request Federal Investigation
» Molotov Cocktail-Tossing Lawyers Tried to Pass Out Firebombs to Protesters: Feds
» New York: Cops Enforce Social Distancing Despite Riots Just 2 Miles Away
» Organised Violence? Rioters Are Finding Huge Piles of Bricks in US Cities
» Pompeo Says U.S. Considers Welcoming Hong Kong People, Entrepreneurs
» Protester Loses Eye After Being Struck by Police Tear Gas Canister
» Racism is a Two-Way Street
» Rioters Set Fire to Home With Child Inside, Blocked Firefighter Access
» Ruminations of a Baby Boomer: Racial Conflict Forever in America
» Santa Monica Looter Admits He’s Doing it ‘For the Money, ‘ Not George Floyd
» Seattle Mayor Blames ‘White Men’ For ‘Much of the Violence and Destruction’ At Riots
» Sen. Ted Cruz Slams Justin Timberlake Over Bailout Money for Rioters
» Son of Minnesota’s Attorney General Declares His “Official Support” of Antifa
» Susan Rice Claims Without Evidence That Russia Could be Funding Riots
» Trump Mobilizes U.S. Military to Disperse Riots
» Trump Leaves White House After Speech, Walks to Church Burned by Rioters, Holds Up Bible
» Video: Rioters Burn Property of Homeless People in Austin
» Video White People, Portland Cops Take a Knee to Ask Forgiveness for “Racism”
» Watch: President Trump’s Full Remarks From Rose Garden Amid Widespread Protests, Riots
 
Europe and the EU
» AfD Spokesman: Trump Needs to Go After Antifa Internationally
» Belgium: Police Halt Planned Black Lives Matter Demonstration in Brussels
» Boris ‘Changed His Mind’ On Huawei, As Govt Explores Support for British Tech: Reports
» British Men Arrested, Investigated for “Hate Crime” After Staged George Floyd Murder Snapchat Post
» Having Sex With Someone You Don’t Already Live With Now Illegal in Britain Under Coronavirus Laws
» Netherlands: Wuhan Virus Outbreak in Mosque After it Ignores Lockdown
» New Coronavirus Losing Potency, Top Italian Doctor Says
» UK: 23 Arrested at London Black Lives Matter Protests, Police Assaulted
» UK: Johnson Blocks Peerage of Remainer Bercow
» UK: Revealed: One Anti-Cummings Witness Drove 250 Miles During Lockdown, Another Admits He Made Sighting Up
» UK: Watch: ‘We Need to Burn This Sh*t Down… the West is Falling!’ Black Lives Matter Protest in London
» UK: Younes Serroukh Sentenced for Having Loaded Gun in Westminster, London
 
Balkans
» Serbian Forces Raid Politician’s Home Before Alleged ‘Poisoning’
 
Russia
» Joe Biden Tapes Emerge in Ukraine
 
Far East
» Apple and Google Support Protesters But Not in Hong Kong, Where Business Comes First
» Communist Chinese, Iranian Officials Celebrate Unrest in America
» Tiananmen: Police Ban Hong Kong Vigil for Victims of 1989 Crackdown
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘Justice Finally Came’: Student Suspended for Criticising University’s China Ties is Attacked by Chinese State Media Article Celebrating the Ruling
» Some of Australia’s Favourite Chocolates Including M&Ms, Snickers, Twix and Maltesers Are Now Being Made in China and Egypt — and Customers Say They Taste Nothing Like They Used to
» UFC World Champion Joins Thousands at Black Lives Matter Protest in New Zealand — as a George Floyd Demonstration in Australia is Cancelled
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Congo Health Minister Confirms New Ebola Outbreak
 
Latin America
» U.S. To Send 2m Doses of Hydroxychloroquine to Brazil
 
Immigration
» Former Aussie PM: UK Will Face Own Migrant Crisis Unless Boats Are Turned Back
» France: Thousands of Illegal Migrants Demonstrate in Paris (Video)
» Greece: Police Injured in Anti-Migrant Riot, Fence Nearing Completion
» Greece: 229 Illegal Migrants Land on Lesvos in May
 
Culture Wars
» UN Doesn’t Like the Terms “Wife” or “Husband”
 

Declining International Enrollment for US Colleges Likely to Fuel Further Financial Woes

Facing uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic, colleges and universities are expecting a decline in international enrollment.

According to a survey from the Institute of International Education, 88 percent of colleges and universities believe international enrollment will decrease in the next academic year. Additionally, seven in ten believe their international students will be unable to return to campus in the fall.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

The Coronavirus Will Cost the Economy Nearly $8 Trillion, Congressional Budget Office Says

The coronavirus likely will sap about $7.9 trillion of economic activity over the next decade-plus even with all of the rescue funding being poured in to offset the pandemic’s impact, according to a government estimate Monday.

Through fiscal 2030, the virus will reduce real economic output — nominal GDP adjusted for inflation — by 3% from initial economic estimates in January before the pandemic hit, the Congressional Budget Office said.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

After Trump Vows to Classify it as Terrorist Group, Leftists Defend Antifa

Following President Trump’s promise to classify ANTIFA as a terrorist organisation, hyperventilating leftists, virtue signalling celebrities and fake media mouthpieces rushed to DEFEND the group responsible for the wanton violence and destruction, because orange man is bad.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Antifa Rioters Set Homeless Veteran’s Mattress on Fire, Leftists Blame InfoWars Crew Who Filmed it

Following an incident in Austin where a homeless veteran’s mattress was set on fire by Antifa rioters, leftists falsely claimed an Infowars film crew filming the scene were responsible for the attack.

Video footage shows the homeless man’s belongings on fire as he desperately tries to put it out while rioters scream in celebration.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Antifa Thugs Attack Cassandra Fairbanks’ House After Her Address Was Leaked Online

Antifa thugs attacked journalist Cassandra Fairbanks’ house last night after her address was leaked online because she vehemently criticized looters and rioters.

Ever since Fairbanks vocally denounced the chaos that has engulfed America as a result of violent Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioting, the journalist has received innumerable death threats.

That escalated last night when far-left extremists showed up outside her home as she sheltered inside with her 9-year-old daughter.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Barr Deploying Federal Riot Teams to D.C., Miami Amid Escalating Unrest

Attorney General William Barr is allegedly directing the Federal Bureau of Prisons to deploy riot teams to Washington, D.C., and Miami as protests continue to escalate.

The FBI also reportedly summoned its elite Hostage Rescue Unit to D.C., a senior Justice Department official told USA Today and The Washington Post. The official also said that every FBI field office was setting up command posts and planned on working with local police to charge people who traveled from out of state to riot.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Despite Corporate Virtue Signaling, Nike and Amazon Both Targeted by Rioters

Despite their best efforts to corporate virtue signal in favor of the rioters and looters currently tearing apart American cities, both Nike and Amazon were targeted anyway.

Last week, Nike tweeted a video in which the company urged people, “Don’t turn your back on racism,” “don’t pretend there’s not a problem in America” and demanding people “be part of the change.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Editor of Progressive Newspaper Celebrated Protestors— Then They Stormed and Trashed Her Office

A news editor for a small, independent newspaper was in support of the protests-turned-riots, until they broke into the paper’s office and she had to take cover from looters and vandals in the basement.

Leigh Tauss, an editor for the progressive news outlet Indy Week in North Carolina, was stunned to find that the protesters-turned-rioters did not look favorably upon her business when they swept the area.

She tweeted out on Saturday, saying “the crowd is extremely peaceful and groups and many are wearing masks and trying to keep distance.”

It was only a few short hours later that Tauss tweeted again about the protests. This time her tone was difference.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Escorted by Parents, 20-Year-Old Wanted by Pittsburgh Police for Inciting Riot Turns Himself in

A 20-year-old man wanted by Pittsburgh police for inciting a riot at a peaceful protest turned himself in Monday, escorted by his mother and father between whom he walked into the police station.

Jordan Bartels was wanted for allegedly incited violence on Saturday by breaking the windows out of a marked Pittsburgh Police vehicle “against the wishes of peaceful protesters who tried to stop him,” officials said, which sparked an increase in violence during the protests.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

FCC Commissioner Says Big Tech Needs to be Held Accountable if They Don’t Stick to Their Terms of Service

When President Trump signed an Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship, much of the attention was on the potential impact such an order could have on the liability protections Big Tech companies are granted under Section 230 of The Communications Decency Act (CDA).

However, in an interview with political commentator Mark Dice, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Brendan Carr brought attention to another less talked about aspect of this Executive Order which calls for a “Federal Review of Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices.”

In the interview, Carr noted that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will be tasked with reviewing whether these social media companies are following their own terms of services and applying them fairly under this section.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Sheriff Warns Potential Looters to Stay Away From Residential Areas: “The People of Polk County Like Guns”

A Florida sheriff is warning potential looters to stay out of residential areas, saying that residents in the area “like guns, they have guns.”

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd addressed rumors on social media of riot activity trickling into residential neighborhoods on Monday.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

George Floyd Autopsy Shows Death From Asphyxia From Sustained Pressure

The attorney for George Floyd’s family released the results of an independent autopsy showing that Floyd died from asphyxia caused by sustained pressure.

The autopsy found that the compression cut off blood to Floyd’s brain and that the weight on his back made it difficult to breathe, according to announcement from the family’s attorney, Ben Crump.

The independent autopsy differed from the official autopsy, which included being restrained, as well as underlying health issues and potential intoxicants in Floyd’s system. That autopsy also said it found nothing “to support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

George Floyd’s Brother Condemns Violent Riots

The brother of George Floyd has condemned the violent riots taking place across America, asserting, “My brother was about peace.”

Innumerable cities across the country have been hit with violence and looting in response to Floyd being killed by a police officer.

Despite efforts by some protest leaders to disavow violence, mob rule has taken over.

George Floyd’s brother appeared on video to condemn the violence.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Gov. Whitmer Lifts Michigan Stay-at-Home Order

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday that she is lifting the state’s stay-at-home order.

“Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-110, rescinding her Safer at Home order and moving the entire state to phase four of the MI Safe Start Plan,” a press release reads.

Retailers will be allowed to reopen on June 4, while restaurants can resume dine-in services on June 8, both with limited capacity. Day camps and pools will be reopened, as well.

Residents must continue wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces. Although outdoor public gatherings have increased to 100 people, social distancing guidelines are still required.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Gov. Northam Authorizes Virginia Beach Leaders to Implement Curfew Amid Protests

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — As protests continue across the country and in Hampton Roads, Gov. Ralph Northam has authorized leaders of the City of Virginia Beach to implement a curfew.

The curfew will start at 8 p.m. Monday, June 1 and will end at 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 4 unless extended by further executive order.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Gun & Security Stocks Surge After Nationwide Riots

Gun and security stocks are surging off the back of violent riots across America, with firearms sales expected to follow suit.

Sturm Ruger & Company Inc was up as much as 8.3% on Monday while American Outdoor Brands Corporation shot up by 9.5%.

Security firm Digital Ally, Inc. saw its stocks catapult higher by over 100%.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Historic St. John’s Church Near White House Set on Fire in D.C. Riots

The parish office at the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House in Washington, D.C., was set on fire as riots escalated on Sunday night.

The church had been vandalized with graffiti and set on fire, according to Fox News White House correspondent Kevin Corke.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Iconic D.C. Monuments Vandalized in Riots: ‘Do Black Vets Count?’

Amid the riots following protests over the death of George Floyd, vandals targeted iconic Washington, D.C., monuments celebrating heroes of the American Revolution, the American Civil War, and World War II. The National Park Service shared disturbing images of the vandalism on Sunday.

“In the wake of last night’s demonstrations, there are numerous instances of vandalism to sites around the National Mall. For generations the Mall has been our nation’s premier civic gathering space for non-violent demonstrations, and we ask individuals to carry on that tradition,” the National Parks tweeted.

Monuments defaced included the equestrian statue of Casimir Pulaski in Freedom Plaza. Pulaski (1748-1779) was a Polish cavalry commander who fought and died in the American Revolutionary War. He led a cavalry legion at Haddonfield and Egg Harbor, N.J., Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Georgia. He was mortally wounded at Savannah and died and was buried at sea at 31 years old.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Judge Sullivan Delivers Response in Flynn Case and it’s Something

Judge Emmet Sullivan has delivered his response in the Michael Flynn case to the writ of mandamus. He tapped an outside attorney to make his case for him, something that is apparently highly unusual under these circumstances, where both parties are asking for a dismissal after new evidence of FBI malfeasance came to light. If this judge can’t make his own arguments and decisions, why is he on the case?

Undercover Huber broke down much of what’s in it earlier today. I’m not a lawyer and won’t play one, but there’s a lot in here that strikes me as ridiculous.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Looting, Vandalism Break Out in Chicago Suburbs Amid Protests in Wake of George Floyd’s Death; Gov. Pritzker Deploys National Guard as Curfews Issued

AURORA, Ill. (WLS) — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has called in more reinforcement from the National Guard after protests in some Chicago suburbs devolved into violence and looting overnight.

Gov. Pritzker announced Monday afternoon he is activating 250 additional National Guard members to help with the protests and prevent looting in the Chicago suburbs and other parts of the state, if they are needed.

He has declared a disaster proclamation for 9 counties across Illinois, including Champaign, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Macon, Madison, Sangamon and Will. Gov. Pritzker said the National Guard will be deployed strategically in terms of location.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Man Killed After Louisville Police, National Guard Return Fire Into Crowd

A man was reportedly killed on Monday morning after Louisville police and the Kentucky National Guard returned fire into a crowd.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Maoist “Rebellions” In America Inspired by China?

Attorney General William P. Barr warned on Saturday that groups of “outside radicals and agitators” are exploiting the George Floyd situation “to pursue their own separate and violent agenda.” Barr added, “In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Daughter, Chiara, Arrested at Manhattan Protest

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter was arrested at a Manhattan protest on Saturday night, law enforcement sources told The Post on Sunday.

Chiara de Blasio, 25, was taken into custody around 10:30 p.m. after cops declared an unlawful assembly at 12th Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan, the sources said.

She had allegedly been blocking traffic on Broadway and was arrested after refusing to move, the source said.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Minnesota, New York Officials Say Riots Were Organized, Chicago Officials Request Federal Investigation

Officials in New York and Minnesota both expressed concern that there are indications that riots appear to be coordinated and organized.

Terrorism task force officials in New York told an NBC affiliate that there were “strong indicators” that rioters “planned for violence in advance using at times encrypted communications.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Molotov Cocktail-Tossing Lawyers Tried to Pass Out Firebombs to Protesters: Feds

The two attorneys busted for throwing a Molotov cocktail through a police car window during protests in Brooklyn early Saturday were trying to pass out the incendiary devices to demonstrators in the crowd, federal authorities said Monday.

Brooklyn community board member Colinford Mattis, 32, and his alleged accomplice, 31-year-old Urooj Rahman, were driving around in a tan minivannear a clash between police and demonstrators at the 88th Precinct stationhouse in Fort Greene, federal prosecutors for the Eastern District of New York said in a detention memo Monday.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

New York: Cops Enforce Social Distancing Despite Riots Just 2 Miles Away

A video out of New York shows police enforcing social distancing rules despite the fact that riots and looting were taking place just two miles away.

“Is this a SICK JOKE?” asked Yossi Gestetner. “As Brooklyn is burning 2 miles away and roads are shutdown due to protests, your Sheriffs are again in Borough Park today (@NYPD66Pct) to make sure that stores are closed due to social distancing rules.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Organised Violence? Rioters Are Finding Huge Piles of Bricks in US Cities

Several videos and pictures of large pallets of new bricks left in city centres throughout the US are fuelling the theory that organised groups are funding the violence that raged throughout the weekend in America.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Pompeo Says U.S. Considers Welcoming Hong Kong People, Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States is considering the option of welcoming people from Hong Kong in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in remarks released on Monday.

Influential Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell told that chamber on Monday he hoped the Trump administration would soon identify specific ways to “impose costs on Beijing” for curbing freedoms in Hong Kong, and said the United States should mirror the response of other democracies and open its doors to people from the territory.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Protester Loses Eye After Being Struck by Police Tear Gas Canister

A 21-year-old protester lost his right eye after he was struck by a tear gas canister during George Floyd demonstrations in Indiana, according to reports.

Balin Brake, who is enrolled at Indiana Tech, said he ran when cops ordered the crowd to disperse Saturday at protests in Fort Wayne, news station WFFT reported.

But officers started deploying tear gas and one of the canisters struck his shoe, the outlet reported. He then turned around to see what happened and the second can hit him in the face, injuring his right eye.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Racism is a Two-Way Street

A white police officer, Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis arrested George Floyd after a 9/11 call from a local store owner. Floyd was allegedly trying to use a counterfeit $20 bill. Floyd was a regular customer at that store. Question: Did Floyd know the bill was counterfeit if it even was a fake? At that time, it was only ‘suspected’…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Rioters Set Fire to Home With Child Inside, Blocked Firefighter Access

A group of protesters in Richmond, Virginia, set fire to a multi-family residence with a child inside and then blocked firefighters’ access to the building, according to a report from Richmond Police Chief Will Smith.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Ruminations of a Baby Boomer: Racial Conflict Forever in America

Over the Memorial Day Weekend, in Chicago, 49 minority people shot 49 other minority people and killed 10 of them. No one from “Black Lives Matter” whispered a word. In fact, over 700 minorities died at the hands of 700 other minorities in Chicago in 2019. Al Sharpton remained silent as did Jesse Jackson and Maxine Waters…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Santa Monica Looter Admits He’s Doing it ‘For the Money, ‘ Not George Floyd

Bill Melugin on Fox 11 Los Angeles was in the middle of the riots in Santa Monica, Calif., on Sunday, and got the opportunity to interview a looter who was arrested.

“Alright man, we saw you at the New Balance store, why are you out here?” Melugin asked.

“Man, very point-blank … just trying to get some money … simple explanation, that’s it, just trying to get some dough, that’s it,” the looter replied.

“Just out here for the money?”

“Yeah, pretty much,” the looter admitted.

“Anything to do with the protests, what happened in Minnesota?”

“I mean, a little bit to do with that, too … But not really, I’m out here for the dough.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Seattle Mayor Blames ‘White Men’ For ‘Much of the Violence and Destruction’ At Riots

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan asserted Sunday night that “white men” are responsible for much of the widespread destruction across the country during protests against the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after an officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Sen. Ted Cruz Slams Justin Timberlake Over Bailout Money for Rioters

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz slammed pop music star and actor Justin Timberlake after he encouraged fans to follow his lead and donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, an organization that is providing bail money to arrested protesters.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Son of Minnesota’s Attorney General Declares His “Official Support” of Antifa

The son of the man who has taken the lead of prosecutions in the case of George Floyd’s death has publicly announced his loyalty to Antifa, the violent left-wing militant group suspected of facilitating many of the riots currently taking place in American cities.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Susan Rice Claims Without Evidence That Russia Could be Funding Riots

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice claimed without evidence on Sunday that the Russian government could be funding violent protests across the U.S. in the wake of the police-involved death of George Floyd.

“I would bet based on my experience, I’m not reading the intelligence these days but based on my experience,” Rice said, “this is right out of the Russian playbook as well.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Mobilizes U.S. Military to Disperse Riots

President Trump on Monday said he is mobilizing the military to help break up protests and riots across the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Trump apparently invoked the Insurrection Act of 1807, which allows him to deploy troops anywhere in the nation.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Leaves White House After Speech, Walks to Church Burned by Rioters, Holds Up Bible

Immediately after ending his speech Monday evening on the protests sweeping the country, President Trump left the White House and walked across the street to visit a historic church burned by rioters.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Rioters Burn Property of Homeless People in Austin

Footage out of Austin, Texas shows rioters burning property belonging to homeless people on the street.

One clip shows Antifa extremists dragging road signs, traffic cones and a mattress belonging to a homeless person into the middle of the street as they build a pyre to set ablaze.

Another clip shows rioters setting fire to another homeless veteran’s mattress before they cheer and celebrate. Rioters take selfies in front of the homeless man’s mattress as he attempts to extinguish the flames.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Video White People, Portland Cops Take a Knee to Ask Forgiveness for “Racism”

Two separate video clips show white people and police in Portland taking a knee to apologize for “racism” even as cities are burned and looted.

The first clip is captioned, “The white community kneeling down in front of the black community to ask for forgiveness after years of racism.”

The footage shows a group of white people kneeling down before African-Americans while a white man asks God for forgiveness for “years and years of systematic racism” as the black people stood over them weep.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Watch: President Trump’s Full Remarks From Rose Garden Amid Widespread Protests, Riots

Watch President Trump’s addresses the nation from the Rose Garden amid increasing unrest in America.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

AfD Spokesman: Trump Needs to Go After Antifa Internationally

US President Donald Trump announced his intention to designate “Antifa” as a terrorist organization. Petr Bystron, on the Foreign Policy Committee of the German Bundestag, commented:

“Donald Trump is doing the right thing in designating these violent extremist groups as terrorists. Antifa is an anti-democratic hate group whose radical left-wing ideology rejects the free market and freedom of speech. The Alternative for Germany applauds President Trump’s announcement and urges the EU and German government to follow suit and finally act against these openly violent and extremists gangs.

[Comment: Petr Bystron for Chancellor of Germany!]

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Belgium: Police Halt Planned Black Lives Matter Demonstration in Brussels

A demonstration by a group calling itself “Black Lives Matter Belgium” that was planned for today has been called off after police refused to give the organisers a permit.

It is not known who is attempting to launch the group, as its only known presence is on social media. It first appeared as a Facebook page and group by that name and a Twitter hashtag. In response to questions, the organisers said that they “are not ready to disclose any personal info or identity yet because of safety reasons,” according to a report by The Brussels Times. They did state that the group was founded by four black women whose identities will be revealed at a later time.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Boris ‘Changed His Mind’ On Huawei, As Govt Explores Support for British Tech: Reports

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reportedly changed his mind on allowing Huawei to build 35 per cent of Britain’s 5G networks. The government is also exploring state support for British tech companies to replace the UK’s dependence on Chinese firms.

There has been uproar in the Five Eyes intelligence community since Prime Minister Johnson gave the go-ahead in January for Chinese company Huawei, considered “effectively state-owned”, to construct the future of Britain’s telecommunications networks. The U.S. had warned that Huawei could facilitate Beijing to spy on the UK by building a “backdoor” into British systems.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

British Men Arrested, Investigated for “Hate Crime” After Staged George Floyd Murder Snapchat Post

Three young British men were arrested and taken into police custody after they uploaded a video on Snapchat satirically recreating George Floyd’s murder.

The United States is currently in a state of upheaval after the death of George Floyd at the knee of a police officer and protests, riots, and looting have broken out. When the images became known, the repercussions were immediate and national protests began to appear.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Having Sex With Someone You Don’t Already Live With Now Illegal in Britain Under Coronavirus Laws

The government has effectively made it illegal for people who don’t already live together to have sex, as that would be considered a “gathering”, and against the coronavirus lockdown social distancing laws.

New amendments to the lockdown law loosen most of the major restrictions than had been put in place in March, including easing restrictions on senior citizens and those with underlying health conditions. Schools can reopen on Monday, and people can gather outside, including in gardens, in numbers of up to six as long as social distancing is still maintained.

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Netherlands: Wuhan Virus Outbreak in Mosque After it Ignores Lockdown

There has been an outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Faizul mosque on Loosduinseweg in The Hague after its board refused to close despite the ongoing lockdown in The Netherlands, which began on March 15.

At least 21 members of the mosque’s congregation have been confirmed to be infected with the virus, including the Chairman of its board and its imam. One of its leading members, a 77-year-old man, died from the virus last week, according to a report by Omroep West. Although he had been warned of the risk of attending services, he is said to have claimed that nothing could happen to him since he was a Muslim.

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New Coronavirus Losing Potency, Top Italian Doctor Says

(Reuters) — The new coronavirus is losing its potency and has become much less lethal, a senior Italian doctor said on Sunday.

“In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy,” said Alberto Zangrillo, the head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan in the northern region of Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of Italy’s coronavirus contagion.

“The swabs that were performed over the last 10 days showed a viral load in quantitative terms that was absolutely infinitesimal compared to the ones carried out a month or two months ago,” he told RAI television.

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UK: 23 Arrested at London Black Lives Matter Protests, Police Assaulted

23 people were arrested for offences including assaulting police officers at the Antifa and Black Lives Matter demonstrations in London on Sunday.

The police offered very little resistance to the unauthorised demonstrations, which shut down streets, left commuters stranded among the crowds thronging the roads, paying absolutely no heed to the coronavirus lockdown regulations which have, up until now, been enforced with draconian enthusiasm. UK state broadcaster the BBC reported that 23 individuals were arrested in the course of the protest. Three were for breaching coronavirus lockdown rules, and two for assaulting police officers.

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UK: Johnson Blocks Peerage of Remainer Bercow

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has blocked former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s recommendation of John Bercow for a peerage due to outstanding allegations the Remain-backing former speaker had bullied Commons staff.

Jeremy Corbyn’s commitment to abolishing the “undemocratic” House of Lords has not prevented him from making proposals for peers. One notable elevation was that of Shami Chakrabarti in 2016 after she conducted a report clearing Labour of institutional antisemitism, a finding that Jewish groups labelled a “whitewash”.

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UK: Revealed: One Anti-Cummings Witness Drove 250 Miles During Lockdown, Another Admits He Made Sighting Up

One of the witnesses who reported Dominic Cummings for allegedly breaking lockdown drove 250 miles during it himself, while another now admits he made up a sighting of the adviser — supposedly as a joke.

Retired teacher Robin Lees reported Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief adviser to the police after seeing him near Barnard Castle, where he had made a short drive to see if he was well enough for a longer journey back to London.

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UK: Watch: ‘We Need to Burn This Sh*t Down… the West is Falling!’ Black Lives Matter Protest in London

The George Floyd protests took a global turn over the weekend as Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists took to the streets of London to ‘stand up to racism’ and to celebrate the riots engulfing the United States, which they claim is a signal that “the West is falling”.

In a Breitbart News Network exclusive video, thousands of protesters were filmed gathering in Central London on Sunday, in open defiance of the national coronavirus restrictions.

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UK: Younes Serroukh Sentenced for Having Loaded Gun in Westminster, London

Younes Serroukh has been given an eight-year prison term after London police found a loaded gun in his coat pocket.

The Metropolitan Police found that 21-year-old Serroukh had “a firearm loaded with five bullets inside one of his coats” in his bedroom at an address in SW1 — the neighbourhood that is also home to the iconic Palace of Westminster which hosts Britain’s Houses of Parliament.

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Serbian Forces Raid Politician’s Home Before Alleged ‘Poisoning’

A Serbian political leader has released a video of a Serbian Police raid, allegedly on orders of Serbian Government, Politicalite can reveal.

Leader of the Serbian Republican Party Nikola Sandulovic exclusively told Politicalite: “This is the moment when the police entered the house.”

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Joe Biden Tapes Emerge in Ukraine

by Thomas O. Falk

by The previous week telephone recordings of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden emerged in Ukraine. The recordings are said to be conversations between then-Vice President Biden and then Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. They involve an alleged attempt of American interference in Ukrainian domestic politics, as well as corruption.

The Accusations Against Biden

The latter is no new claim. President Donald Trump has repeatedly been attacking Biden for allegedly protecting his son Hunter Biden from investigations in Ukraine when Biden demanded the dismissal of then Ukrainian Prosecutor General Shokin.

A member of the Ukrainian Rada (parliament) called Andrii Derkach published the telephone recordings on YouTube last week in an apparent attempt to confirm team Trump’s allegations of corruption against Joe Biden.

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Apple and Google Support Protesters But Not in Hong Kong, Where Business Comes First

Apple CEO Tim Cook has decided to address the tech giant’s employees on the occasion of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last weekend, that caused protests and rioting across the country.

According to Bloomberg, Cook goes into race issues in the US such as discrimination and inequality. What prompted Cook to speak in this way were many Apple employees expressing concern about discrimination happening in their own communities, he said.

As a remedy to this, the Apple CEO pledged the company would be making donations to relevant rights groups, such as the Equal Justice Initiative.

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Communist Chinese, Iranian Officials Celebrate Unrest in America

As America burns at the hands of ANTIFA extremists who have latched onto the George Floyd backlash, Chinese and Iranian officials took glee in the unrest and violence that is being perpetrated on the streets of major US cities.

Communist party officials have been keen to use the situation in the US to somehow justify China’s brutal crackdown on protests in Hong Kong.

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Tiananmen: Police Ban Hong Kong Vigil for Victims of 1989 Crackdown

Hong Kong police have banned a vigil marking the Tiananmen Square crackdown for the first time in 30 years.

Authorities said the decision was due to health concerns over coronavirus.

However, there are fears this may end the commemorations, as China seeks to impose a new law making undermining its authority a crime in the territory.

Currently, Hong Kong and Macau are the only places in Chinese territory where people can commemorate the deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

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‘Justice Finally Came’: Student Suspended for Criticising University’s China Ties is Attacked by Chinese State Media Article Celebrating the Ruling

Drew Pavlou was banned from completing his politics degree until at 2022 on Friday after the university accused him of 11 cases of misconduct.

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Some of Australia’s Favourite Chocolates Including M&Ms, Snickers, Twix and Maltesers Are Now Being Made in China and Egypt — and Customers Say They Taste Nothing Like They Used to

Customers criticising Mars moving production overseas — which included that of Snickers and Maltesers — accused the company of sacrificing Australian jobs in the pursuit of higher profits.

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UFC World Champion Joins Thousands at Black Lives Matter Protest in New Zealand — as a George Floyd Demonstration in Australia is Cancelled

Protests have erupted all over the world after the death of Mr Floyd last week, with an estimated 4,000 demonstrators gathering in Auckland on Monday afternoon.

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Congo Health Minister Confirms New Ebola Outbreak

The health minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday confirmed a new Ebola outbreak in Mbandaka, a city of more than 1 million people along the Congo River in the northwest region of the country.

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U.S. To Send 2m Doses of Hydroxychloroquine to Brazil

June 1 (UPI) — The White House announced it will send Brazil 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine in its fight against the coronavirus.

In a joint statement Sunday, the two nations said the drug used to treat lupus and malaria will be administered in Brazil to those infected with COVID-19and to healthcare professionals as a prophylactic. A thousand ventilators will also be sent.

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Former Aussie PM: UK Will Face Own Migrant Crisis Unless Boats Are Turned Back

The former prime minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, warned the UK might face its own migrant crisis unless it turns the boats back in the English Channel.

Mr Abbott has become an authority in stopping illegal boat migration, after the successful implementation of his Operation Sovereign Borders seven years ago, which stops illegals from landing in Australia by turning them back at sea.

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France: Thousands of Illegal Migrants Demonstrate in Paris (Video)

Thousands of Africans took to the streets of Paris over the weekend to call for the regularization of illegal migrants in France.

The demonstration, despite being banned by the Paris police prefecture to protect against the further spread of the Chinese coronavirus, went ahead anyway, with several thousand people showing up to march in the streets, Valeurs Actuelles reports.

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Greece: Police Injured in Anti-Migrant Riot, Fence Nearing Completion

Six police officers and two protesters were injured after an altercation with a group of local residents in Malakasa, on the Greek mainland, who were protesting the migrant camp in their area.

The locals blocked the Athens-Lamia national highway yesterday afternoon as a sign of their displeasure with the camp’s presence, according to a report by Greek City Times. They are concerned that the poor sanitary conditions there puts the entire region at risk for an outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). An Afghan migrant in the Malakasa camp tested positive for infection two months ago.

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Greece: 229 Illegal Migrants Land on Lesvos in May

Six boats carrying 229 illegal migrants landed on the Greek island of Lesvos in the month of May.

On Saturday, a boat carrying 54 migrants landed in the area of Tsonia on the northeast side of the island. To protect against the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, the migrants were taken to a quarantine center on the north side of the island where they will remain for the two weeks, the Greek newspaper Kathimerini reports.

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UN Doesn’t Like the Terms “Wife” or “Husband”

The United Nations has recently published a post on its Twitter account promoting the use of gender-neutral words as opposed to gender-colored ones, such as boyfriend, and girlfriend, or husband, and wife. The UN also doesn’t like names of professions that contain the word “man”, such as fireman or businessman.

“What you say matters. Help create a more equal world by using gender-neutral language if you’re unsure about someone’s gender or are referring to a group,” the UN post said.

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9 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/1/2020

  1. Younes Serroukh in UK
    From Breibart’s report:
    “…the reporting on Serroukh’s sentencing is not transparent. If the figure of eight years has been arrived at by adding up four separate sentences for his four separate convictions to be served concurrently — i.e. at the same time — his sentence is not eight years in any meaningful sense.

    Moreover, if it is a standard determinate sentence he will only have to serve half of it in custody before being entitled to automatic release on licence.”

  2. Is America finally slipping into another civil war? We all know it was only a matter of time. Protect your country!

    • The silent majority I imagine will be smashing back in a very very very well organised and non pc way. Most will have had or have a relative or two in the army.

    • The Snivel Rights Campaign has done its damage in America. White and Asian tax payers have been paying ‘repurashuns” to the blacks for fifty years and they are still whining and demanding more.. But WE are armed to the teeth and will fight those criminals with every breath we have.

  3. These are not ‘race riots’. ANTIFA isn’t a ‘race’ nor do their members constitute one exclusive ethnic group. They represent a theo-political belief system which is similar to the Soviet Socialists of Russia and the National Socialists of Germany. This is an insurrection which is tied to the ongoing coup against our Constitutional Republic. This is why they’ve now been designated as a domestic terrorist group.

    They are the groups waging an insurrection against the American People right now. History will show that the beginning of this insurrection is rooted in the Obama White House weaponization of Federal Law Enforcement to illegally spy on a Presidential Campaign for another candidate.

    History will show the people who’ve been continuously operating a coup against a duly elected President of the United States ever since he was sworn in on 20 January 2017. They’ve lied to the American public for going on four years now mainly with the help of their Fifth Column bought and paid for mainstream media outlets. Now you can plainly see who is involved in this treasonous coup against our country.

    Their exploitation of the pandemic gig is over and why Gretchen is just now lifting her totalitarian stay-at-home order. Their next phase is full out insurrection to try and foment their glorious red revolution but of course like everything else they tried it too will ignominiously fail.

      • BLM isn’t a designated domestic terrorist organization Theresa. Every group and gang that uses scare mongering terror tactics isn’t designated as being an official Terror Group by our government. Otherwise every factional organized collectivist group of people whose members ever used organized violence to achieve their goal would have already earned that designation.

        The reason for this designation onto ANTIFA is because they are in fact an international organization that’s been around for decades. BLM only came into existence in 2013 and is similar to other nationalist organizations such as the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) which began in 1989 and the Black Panther Party (BPP) which began in 1966.

        Because of the size and scope of ANTIFA the designation means that the Joint Terrorism Task Forces involving federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies can mobilize to target individuals of that organization due to it becoming a national threat which crosses state and national borders across the world. Some other examples of domestic terrorist organizations are the Black Liberation Army, Earth Liberation Front, Animal Liberation Front (ALF), and Ku Klux Klan who’ve all met the criteria for being designated as domestic terrorist organizations.

  4. War has been declared. The present government in the U.S. is the target for conquest. They have thrown everything at Trump except the kitchen sink in their attempts to get rid of him and put one of their own on the throne. Having failed in their four previous attempts they are now throwing in the kitchen sink. Trump has been forced to set Posse Comitatus aside. There will be bloodshed and death. This is one virus that won’t be going away anytime soon. The protestors have some legitimate causes that the establishment has refused to listen to or even acknowledge. They have raised their voice but were still ignored. Now they are shouting at the top of their lungs but the order has gone out to kill them. This does not bode well for this country or those of us who wish to live in peace with our selves and our neighbors. Time to get on the knees folks.

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