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Greece | Syria bombing protest erupts into RIOT as activists try to topple US President statue

By Rebecca Perring

Greece: SYRIA bombing protesters clashed with riot police as demonstrations against the airstrike attack by US, UK and French forces saw furious activists try to pull down a statue of former US President Harry Truman.

Protesters used a metal grinder to try to cut off the statue’s feet and tug it down with ropes before riot police intervened and fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.
At least three protesters from the Greek Communist Party were injured, with blood trickling from their heads, according to reports.

Global Anti-war Protests Against US-led Aggression in Syria

Anti-war protesters marched in the U.S., India, Mexico, Chile, Turkey, Cyprus, the U.K. and other countries to condemn the U.S.-led attack on Syria.

Leftists and anti-war protesters took to the streets in many cities around the world over the weekend against to renounce and reject the U.S.-led assault against Syrian government structures with the support of France and United Kingdom.

USA | March on the White House: Tell Trump “No War Against Syria!”

Saturday, April 14
12:00 p.m.
Rally and March – Gather at the White House
Followed by teach-in at George Washington University

Trump tweeted: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!'”

Accused of defending the constitution

On November 21, 2017 in the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda there were hearings on the case of three Lithuanian citizens – Giedrius Grabauskas, Žilvinas Razminas and Oleg Titarenko. In March 2015, they participated in a picket against the deployment of NATO troops in Lithuania. Picket passed in front of the US Embassy. Their requirements corresponded to the Lithuanian constitution, Article 137 of the constitution stipulates that the replacement of weapons of mass destruction and foreign military bases is prohibited on the territory of the Republic of Lithuania. But Lithuanian establishment recognized these actions as anti-state.
In the framework of this case searches were carried out in the apartments of eleven Lithuanian citizens. Computers, books, telephones, newspapers, documents, leaflets, cassettes and other things were seized there. As a result, the prosecutor’s office asked the court to sentence one of the defendants to 3.5 years on probation, the second to 90 days of arrest, and the third – to a fine of 3 thousand euro.
The trial of anti-war activists continues.

“We remember the atrocities in Odessa”

October 14, 2017 in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, a protest action was held in front of the Ukrainian embassy. The immediate reason for the action was the law on education, which infringes the rights of Bulgarians living in Ukraine. However, the protesters approached the issue extensively. On homemade placards they wrote: “Children are killed in the Donbas, innocent people are killed. Wake up. Stop Fascism!”, “Ukraine has no place in the EU”, “We remember the atrocities in Odessa”, “Tribute Poroshenko” and others. Three protest declarations were read. The protest lasted two and a half hours, accompanied by speeches of participants, the singing of patriotic songs and vigilant police guard. At the end of the rally numerous black balls were released into the sky in memory of people killed by the fascist junta during the events in Odessa.
The organizers of the protest were the civil movement for the left association “NDLO”, the movement of Russophiles named after Petko Voyvoda, the movement “Che Guevara” and a number of other leftist groups.
In the final resolution, the rally participants expressed concern about the fate of the Bulgarians living in Ukraine, supported the refusal of Ukrainian Bulgarians to participate in the civil war on the side of Kiev and expressed concern over the preparation of the “law on the occupied territories”, which makes Kiev an aggressor against its own country.
The rally participants urged the Ukrainian authorities to stop lawlessness and stigmatization against their own Ukrainian people, change the policy towards national minorities and, in particular, the Bulgarians, and adhere to the Minsk agreements, which, according to the rally participants, are the only correct way out of the Ukrainian crisis.