Protesters take over Parkway East near the Wilkinsburg exit

  1. Protesters take over Parkway East near the Wilkinsburg exit  Tribune-Review
  2. LIVE UPDATES: Intersections closed in Forest Hills as protests continue over Antwon Rose’s death  WPXI Pittsburgh
  3. Pittsburgh police appeal for calm after cop fatally shoots unarmed black teen Antwon Rose  USA TODAY
  4. Police Killing of Antwon Rose, 17, in East Pittsburgh Prompts Protests  New York Times
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Facing gunfire, Nicaraguan protesters build own mortars

Facing gunfire, Nicaraguan protesters build own mortarsMasaya (Nicaragua) (AFP) – “No smoking” signs dot a forested enclave outside Nicaragua’s flashpoint city Masaya, but tobacco is not the concern: the area harbors explosive material used to fashion homemade mortar rounds. Demand for the makeshift shells has jumped in recent weeks as anti-government protesters seek to fend off President Daniel Ortega’s riot police, who are accused of unleashing deadly violence as the Central American country faces a sociopolitical crisis. In the clandestine outpost, a man sporting sunglasses and an azure-blue face protector hand-mixes the mortar bombs, a concoction of potassium chlorate with carbon, sulfur, aluminum and a bit of sand for weight.


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AFP photographer hit as Israel fires on Gaza protesters

AFP photographer hit as Israel fires on Gaza protestersAn AFP photographer was shot in the leg as Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry and the journalist said. Mohammed Abed al-Baba, who has worked for AFP in Gaza since 2000, said he was shot in the leg while wearing a clearly identified press vest and helmet around 200 metres (yards) from the border east of Jabalia in northern Gaza. Health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said Baba was wounded by Israeli fire.


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