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Police Raid Venezuelan Embassy in DC, Arrest Last Remaining Members of Embassy Protection Collective

    Police Raid Venezuelan Embassy in DC, Arrest Last Remaining Members of Embassy Protection Collective

Police have broken into the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC and arrested four protesters from the Embassy Protection Collective, according to Medea Benjamin, an activist from the anti-war group CODEPINK. Among the four who were arrested during the raid are anti-war activists Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. A US Secret Service spokesman confirmed that it…

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MintPress, Grayzone Journalists Endure US Govt Blackout and Siege at Venezuelan Embassy in DC

    MintPress, Grayzone Journalists Endure US Govt Blackout and Siege at Venezuelan Embassy in DC

WASHINGTON — MintPress News journalist Alexander Rubinstein and a reporter for The Grayzone, Anya Parampil, are besieged inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, and have been since April 30, in an egregious attack against press freedom. On Wednesday evening, events took a turn for the worse as the Metropolitan DC police cut off the power…

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Secret Service Blocking Food From Reaching Activists Inside Venezuelan Embassy

    Secret Service Blocking Food From Reaching Activists Inside Venezuelan Embassy

WASHINGTON — Since April 30, the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington has been under siege by pro-coup activists who have repeatedly stated their intention to prevent the access of food to the people inside, who are living there at the invitation of the elected government of Venezuela. The U.S. Secret Service is outsourcing its desires to…

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New Law Could Send Armed Secret Service Agents to Polling Places

    New Law Could Send Armed Secret Service Agents to Polling Places

SECRET SERVICE PROTECTION AT POLLING PLACES. This section shall not prevent any officer or agent of the United States Secret Service from providing armed protective services authorized under section 3056 or pursuant to a Presidential memorandum at any place where a general or special election is held. [emphasis added]– H.R. 2825, section 4012 The single sentence above, which…

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