As protesters continue to stand against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, facing off against heavily militarized police and their water cannons, rubber bullets, tear gas, and tasers, they have gained broad support. Celebrities and millions of social media users have raised awareness about the situation in North Dakota, and now, the “water protectors” have earned support from another group: veterans.
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Police raided the headquarters of Turkey’s bestselling newspaper using tear gas and water cannons against protesters outside the building on Friday night, just hours after a court seized control of the daily.
Officers stormed the building in Istanbul at midnight as hundreds of readers and Zaman newspaper supporters protested outside against the court’s decision.
Hungarian police used tear gas and water cannons on hundreds of migrants who broke through a razor wire fence on the border with Serbia on Wednesday, while migrants prevented from moving through Hungary increasingly began taking a longer route into Western Europe through Croatia.
The home secretary has signalled that she will never approve the use of water cannon on the streets of England and Wales, fearing it may damage police legitimacy and the principle of policing by consent. Explaining her rejection of an application for their use that was backed by the London mayor, Boris Johnson, Theresa May said police in the UK should never routinely carry guns or use military-style equipment.
The home secretary has refused to allow the use of water cannon in England and Wales – a year after three of them were bought by the Metropolitan Police.
Theresa May said “without safeguards” they had “the capacity to cause harm”.