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News related to domestic unrest in the United States

 
Biden administration relaxes internet sanctions on Iran
The Biden administration has issued a license to relax sanctions on internet services in Iran, claiming that the move aims to "support the free flow of information" for Iranians amid widespread anti-government protests. On Friday, The US Treasury Department said that the decision comes in response to the Iranian authorities choking off internet access in the country to disrupt demonstrations.
 
Ex-NYPD officer gets 10 years in Capitol attack sentence
Former New York City police officer Thomas Webster, who assaulted police in the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. This is the longest sentence yet handed down in a case related to the attack.
 
8-day strike underway at UK’s Felixstowe port
Almost 2,000 workers walked off the Port of Felixstowe on Sunday, kicking off an eight-day strike at UK's largest container port. Against the backdrop of rising inflation, the workers began their protest, having rejected a 10% pay hike for lower-paid workers.
 
TX man sentenced to jail in connection with 2021 Capitol attack
On August 1st, the Justice Department announced that a TX man, Guy Wesley Reffitt, had been sentenced to 87 months (7.25 years) in prison for his actions "before, during, and after" the 2021 US Capitol attack. In March 2022, a DC jury found Reffitt guilty of two counts of civil disorder and one count each of obstruction of an official proceeding, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a firearm, and obstruction of justice.
 
Lufthansa cancels over 1,000 flights after ground staff strike
Lufthansa cancelled almost all its flights in Germany on Wednesday due to a strike by its ground staff. On Tuesday, Lufthansa confirmed the assumptions that the strike would have "a massive operational impact in the middle of the peak travel season."
 
Assailant stabs four in Shanghai hospital
A man armed with a knife went on a stabbing spree at the Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai. When the police arrived on the scene, the assailant was holding a group of people hostage on the 7th floor.
 
Supreme Court Marshal asks MD to enforce laws banning picketing outside justices’ homes
US Supreme Court Marshal Gail Curley has penned a letter to MD officials asking them to enforce laws barring picketing outside the homes of Supreme Court justices residing in the state. Abortion rights activists have been protesting outside the MD homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh since May following the leak of a draft opinion indicating that the court would soon overturn Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court then overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022.
 
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."