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News related to domestic unrest in the United States

 
Supreme Court rejects Roe v Wade ruling
The US Supreme Court rejected the Roe v Wade decision, a precedent that guaranteed a woman the right to have an abortion. The Supreme Court's decision on Friday was met with celebration as well as rage by a country divided in opinion.
 
31 Patriot Front members arrested near Pride event
On Saturday, Idaho Police arrested 31 members of the Patriot Front who were allegedly planning to riot at an LGBTQIA+ Pride event. Members of the white supremacist group were found packed into a U-Haul truck wearing riot gear near the venue in Coeur d'Alene.
 
Jan. 6th committee plans to prove Trump’s culpability
Vice-Chair Liz Cheney laid out a seven-point plan for how the Jan 6th panel will publicly show Trump tried to overturn the 2020 election. Cheney stated, "President Trump summoned the mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame."
 
GOP gubernatorial candidate arrested on misdemeanor charges
On Thursday, the FBI arrested Ryan Kelley after serving a search warrant on his Allendale home. The Republican candidate for Michigan governor was arrested on misdemeanor charges resulting from his alleged role in the Jan 6 Capitol insurrection.
 
Hindus flee their homeland after targeted killings
A series of targeted killings of Hindus in Indian-administered Kashmir forced hundreds to flee the valley in the last month. The latest victims include Rajni Bala (a teacher) and Vijay Kumar (a bank employee).
 
Belarus court sentences critic’s girlfriend
Activist and journalist Roman Protasevich's girlfriend Sofia Sapega was sentenced to six years in prison by a Belarusian court. Russian state-run news agency TASS said the Grodnensky District Court found Sapega guilty on charges of "deliberate acts aimed at inciting social enmity and discord on the basis of social affiliation committed by a group of persons, which had grave consequences."
 
Former New York police officer convicted for Jan 6 riot assault
On Monday, a former New York police officer was convicted of assaulting an officer during the Jan 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. During the struggle, Thomas Webster, 56, also attempted to grab the officer's mask.
 
FINA bans Russian swimmer for nine months
Russian Olympic swimmer Evgeny Rylov has been banned from the sport for nine months for appearing at an event in support of Putin. The Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) decided to suspend "Evgeny Rylov (RUS) from all competitions and activities organized or sanctioned by FINA, including any International Competition on the FINA World Aquatic Calendar, for a period of nine months, following Mr. Rylov’s attendance and conduct at an event held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 18 March 2022."
 
Widespread protests in Sri Lanka after police shooting
On Wednesday, thousands of people took to the streets in Sri Lanka after police opened fire on demonstrators, killing one and injuring 13 others. The island country has been facing its worst economic crisis in decades.
 
Myanmar’s government grants amnesty to 1,600 prisoners to mark new year
The rulers of Myanmar have released around 1,600 prisoners, marking the Buddhist new year. Political prisoners and protesters were not included among the released; instead, the authorities have elected to free only petty criminals and those arrested on minor drugs charges.