Six police officers were injured and 217 protesters arrested Friday after a morning of peaceful protests and coordinated disruptions of Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony gave way to ugly street clashes in downtown Washington.
by Beti Gebeyehu / 477 ViewsAt least two DC police officers and one other person were taken to the hospital after run-ins with protesters, DC Fire Spokesman Vito Maggiolo told CNN. Acting DC Police Chief Peter Newsham said the officers' injuries were considered minor and not life threatening.Bursts of chaos erupted on 12th and K streets as black-clad "antifascist" protesters smashed storefronts and bus stops, hammered out the windows of a limousine and eventually launched rocks at a phalanx of police lined up in an eastbound crosswalk. Officers responded by launching smoke and flash-bang devices, which could be heard from blocks away, into the street to disperse the crowds."Pepper spray and other control devices were used to control the criminal actors and protect persons and property," police said.Anti-Trump protests also broke out Friday in US cities, including New York, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago and Portland, Oregon. Authorities in Seattle say one person was in critical condition at a hospital with a gunshot wound. Demonstrations also took place overseas in Hong Kong, Berlin and London.In Washington, Newsham told CNN the several hundred demonstrators who actively confronted police were vastly outnumbered by the thousands of nonviolent protesters who swarmed the nation's capital for Inauguration Day and Saturday's Women's March on Washington."We have been pointing out all along that this is a very isolated incident, and by and large, everything is going peacefully and a lot of folks have come to the city to enjoy this historic day, not only the Capitol but walking all around the city," he said.But many protesters, including permitted marchers, accused security personnel of denying them access to their planned routes.Ashley Link, 37, made her way to Franklin Square after an ANSWER Coalition protest slated for the Navy Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue, about a mile away, was effectively blocked by what many there described as onerous security restrictions. She expressed concern that isolated clashes with police would overshadow other messages on display, but sympathized with the rowdier elements in the street."I'm all about peaceful protesting, practicing nonviolence, but at the same time, I understand why people are so frustrated," she said. "They are so upset about so many things in our country right now that to make a poster? There's not a poster big enough to cover all the things that people are frustrated about."Hours earlier, Lysander Reid-Powell, a 20-year-old student from New Mexico, joined in a Black Lives Matter-led blockade of an entrance onto the National Mall."I think Donald Trump is a fascist, and it's very easy for people, especially people who are in pain, to slip into fascism," he said. "It's easy for people to feel like the individual has no power and that you're just one small little ant in the big hill, so ultimately all that matters is popular resistance."Source:-CNN
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A mother-of-two committed suicide because she was unhappy with the boob job she got following negative comments about her body from an ex-partner.
Company director Rebecca Hoare, 38, hanged herself at home after the cosmetic surgery left her feeling ugly, an inquest heard.
Miss Hoare was discovered in July last year by her father who desperately tried to revive her. She had left a 17-page handwritten note indicating her intentions beside her body.
Miss Hoare had surgery on her breasts at a private clinic in Manchester after a relationship broke down with a partner, who had allegedly made negative comments about her body.
During two in-depth pre-surgery consultations, surgeon Olympia Hadden told Miss Hoare there should be a 60 per cent improvement, but added that there were risks and there were no guarantees, the inquest heard.
Miss Hoare was not happy with the results. Her mother Helen Gallagher said in a statement read out at the Bradford inquest her daughter had been left feeling ugly and disfigured.
She added that Miss Hadden 'could not understand the problem' when the issue was discussed at a review meeting. She added: 'Miss Hadden should be accountable.'
Although Transform in Manchester did agree to carry out revision surgery for free as a gesture of goodwill, Miss Hoare never received a date for it, the inquest was told.
Transform co-director Jeremy Rouch said in a statement that the initial surgery had been uneventful and was satisfactory.