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VIDEO: Mercedes Burns as Dealership Heavily Damaged During Oakland Protests

Screen grab of people vandalizing a car dealership.

PortandTerminal.com, June 1, 2020 OAKLAND, CA – Car dealerships have been targeted over the past several nights of protest in the United States. Vehicles have been both stolen and destroyed by vandals at a number of dealerships. This video shows Mercedes-Benz of Oakland being hit by protestors on May 30, 2020. Social media videos show looters setting an AMG GT Coupe on fire …

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Black Friday sparks global backlash from politicians, activists #BLOCKFriday

Is 2019 the year of “Peak Black Friday”? Protesters around the world say that it urgently needs to be and many are using a new rallying cry “Block Friday!” PARIS, FRANCE – Against a backdrop of Black Friday shopping mania, activists around the world are protesting consumerism and its impact on the climate ahead of the United Nations climate summit …

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Oil-rich Iran increases fuel prices. People erupt in fury. “Shoot-to-kill” order in effect

PortandTerminal.com, November 20, 2019 Anger over a sharp hike in fuel prices sparks massive demonstrations in oil-rich Iran. Security forces using live ammunition on protestors. Claims that a “shoot-to-kill” order is in effect. TEHRAN, IRAN – The US sanctions on Iran have been brutal on the Iranian people. Unemployment is high, the currency’s value has been halved and inflation sits …

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ANARCHY IN CHILE: “Ports are paralysed from Arica to Punta Arenas”. 24 dead.

PortandTerminal.com, November 15, 2019 SANTIAGO, CHILE – Chile has been gripped by protests against high living costs and inequality for weeks now. The protests have grown increasingly violent. At least 24 people have been killed, 2,000 have been injured and more than 5,000 have been arrested in the worst unrest to hit the country in decades. Chilean protestor hit by water cannon. …

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“Blockage of Umm Qasr port has cost Iraq over $6 billion” – PM’s spokesman

PortandTerminal.com, November 6, 2019 BAGHDAD, IRAQ – The blocking of Iraq’s major Umm Qasr port on the Gulf by anti-government protesters has cost the country over $6 billion so far, a spokesman for Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Wednesday. “The closure of Umm Qasr port harms the country. Hundreds of trucks are still parked. This issue is causing …

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Hong Kong: Riots, violence and its port in decline

PortandTerminal.com, July 28, 2019 Hong Kong’s past success has made it blind to how much and how fast others are improving and leaving it behind, especially in mainland China. Now hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong’s citizens are demanding more autonomy from China and things are turning violent. HONG KONG – Like many export-reliant Asian economies, Hong Kong has been …

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