WTOP: Crowds begin to gather at Black Lives Matter Plaza amid Election Day

first_img AP/John Minchillo WASHINGTON, D.C., USA – NOVEMBER 3, 2020: Local residents gather in Black Lives Matter Plaza, a section of 16th Street, on Election Day. On November 3, 2020, the United States elects its president and vice president, 35 Senators, all 435 members of the House of Representatives, 13 governors of 11 states and two US territories, as well as state and local government officials. Incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden are running for president. Yegor Aleyev/TASS (Photo by Yegor AleyevTASS via Getty Images) AP/J. Scott Applewhite WTOP/Kyle Cooper Activists opposed to the Trump presidency are dressed as characters from the dystopian “Handmaid’s Tale,” as they demonstrate at the Capitol on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. WTOP/Scott Gelman (1/25) This is a developing story. Stay with WTOP for more details. WTOP/Kyle Cooper Previous AP/Jacquelyn Martin AFP via Getty Images/ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS AP/Alex Brandon WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez A man holds an anti-President Donald Trump flag on Election Day. District of Columbia Metropolitan Police attempt to arrest a demonstrator who was blocking their efforts to remove an illegally parked truck at Black Lives Matter Plaza, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Protesters gather near the fencing that surrounds the White House on Black Lives Matter Plaza on Election Day. People watch a big screen displaying the live election results in Florida at Black Lives Matter plaza across from the White House on election day in Washington, DC on November 3, 2020. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) Previous WASHINGTON, D.C., USA – NOVEMBER 3, 2020: Supporters of Joe Biden, a candidate in the 2020 US presidential election, gather in a street near the White House on Election Day. On November 3, 2020, the United States elects its president and vice president, 35 Senators, all 435 members of the House of Representatives, 13 governors of 11 states and two US territories, as well as state and local government officials. Incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden are running for president. Yegor Aleyev/TASS (Photo by Yegor AleyevTASS via Getty Images) Yegor Aleyev/TASS/Yegor Aleyev Yegor Aleyev/TASS/Yegor Aleyev At the White House, Alvarez reported that parts of the newly enforced fencing had posters on it warning against ticket scalping and underage drinking. WTOP/Scott Gelman Next Stations have been set up to hand out water and snacks to protesters in Black Lives Matter Plaza on Election Day. Crowds continued to grow around 5 p.m. near Black Lives Matter Plaza. Murals have been hand painted on pieces of plywood boarding that cover the glass on storefronts. Some businesses are worried about possible unrest similar to what the city experienced over the summer. Next Share via email. An anti-Trump protester kneels in front of a broken plaster Make America Great Again hat in Washington, DC, on November 3, 2020 as demonstrators rally near the White House. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) A man walks past messages on a fence around Lafayette Square near the White House on Election Day in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 3, 2020center_img Yegor Aleyev/TASS/Yegor Aleyev AP/Jacquelyn Martin AFP via Getty Images/OLIVIER DOULIERY A man waves an anti-Trump banner during the 2020 general elections. A demonstrator going by the name Azul Azul sits on a sidewalk outside the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. AFP via Getty Images/NICHOLAS KAMM AP/John Minchillo D.C. police stand watch as demonstrators gather outside the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. AP/John Minchillo A mural dedicated to late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg adorns a layer of plywood covering the windows of a business in downtown D.C. WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez Around 3 p.m., a crowd of around at least a few hundred had gathered in Black Lives Matter Plaza. Share on Twitter. Share on Facebook. EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY – Black Lives Matter Plaza, near the White House, is quiet early on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Crowds gather at Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020. Amid boarded-up downtown businesses and increased “anti-scale” fencing around the White House, hundreds gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza to rally and await the results of the 2020 presidential election Tuesday.The rally unfolded relatively peacefully throughout the afternoon and evening except for a few scuffles, but as crowds were dispersing shortly before midnight, a group of several hundred protesters began marching elsewhere throughout the city.WTOP’s Alejandro Alvarez reported that this group consisted of “black bloc” protesters, who tend to be more radical and often conceal their identities. He said the protesters launched flares as they wound their way through the streets, many carrying black umbrellas to shield their faces from the cameras.Earlier in the afternoon, it was a very different scene as hundreds of people, including members of Shutdown DC And Black Lives Matter DC, gathered around the White House. Alvarez said the event was not a coordinated rally. Rather, people were mostly waiting for the election results and watching coverage of the races on projection screens that had been set up at Black Lives Matter Plaza and McPherson Square.Alvarez noted that many organizers said they would wait until the results were in before deciding what to do next.At times the mood was festive, with people dancing and singing, but frustrations were also on display.Gabriel Pietrorazio — one of the University of Maryland student journalists covering the elections for WTOP — spoke to Don Folden, founder of Capital Buddy Tours, who said he hopes the political divisiveness ends after the 2020 election.“What I’m trying to do is get people to stop hating each other because they disagree,” he said. “It’s interesting because some of the people who hate each other like the same music. They have a lot of things in common, but they only focus on what they don’t have in common.“This division, this hatred – it’s got to stop.”By the time Alvarez returned to the BLM Plaza around 1:30 a.m., he said about 100 people were still milling around, including members of the media. But with the presidential race essentially in a dead heat and inconclusive, the mood was far more somber than it was earlier in the day. AP/Jacquelyn Martin WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez Vladimir Kostyrev/TASS/Vladimir Kostyrev Dmitry Kirsanov/TASS/Dmitry Kirsanov A police car parked by Lafayette Square near the White House ahead of the 2020 general elections. Share This Gallery: WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez A demonstrator holds up a sign while waiting for election results at Black Lives Matter Plaza, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) A La Colombe boarded up its windows ahead of the results of the 2020 general election. Print. A protester wears a costume and holds a sign denouncing President Donald Trump. Demonstrators stop to pray outside the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. Demonstrators gather at Black Lives Matter Plaza outside the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington.last_img read more

6 ways to freshen up your finances

first_imgThis spring, clean up your credit score and pay off that holiday debt once and for all.by. Holly PerezSpring has arrived, and so has the inevitable seasonal cleaning duties. In addition to packing away the winter clothes, washing windows and cleaning out the fridge, spring is the perfect time to evaluate your financial situation and tidy up your budget, bank accounts, debts and investments. Here are six ways to spruce up your finances:1. Refresh your budget. If you’ve been promoted, transitioned from two incomes to one or are starting a family, this is the perfect time to revisit your household budget. Consider using online personal finance tools to help you set a budget and keep track of your accounts. You’ll see where your money is going and can adjust spending where needed to help you attain your financial goals.2. Pay off holiday debt once and for all. Clear up your credit lines, and pay off the purchases you made over the holiday season. Put yourself on a stricter debt payoff plan specifically to pay off the debt you accumulated over the holidays. Cleaning up this debt quickly will put you in a much better financial position for the rest of the year. It’s easy to fall back in to debt, so put a plan in place while you’re at it to maintain a zero balance.3. De-clutter your countertops and go paperless. A good way to cut down on clutter is to opt for electronic bill payments. It decreases the amount of print mail and can even help prevent identity theft. Secure your online bill payment with strong passwords that you change on a regular basis. Signing up for a vendor’s online automatic pay system (helpful for fixed-payment bills such as cable and Internet) allows you to set up payments as “recurring” so the bills are automatically paid. This can help you avoid forgetting to pay a bill, and it keeps countertops paper-free. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Northrop Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) Recieves Operation Approval from US Marine Corps

first_imgThe United States Marine Corps has now approved the Northrop Grumman AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR). This milestone follows the delivery of the final Lot 1 and Lot 2 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) G/ATOR system to the Marines. The USMC will field their first two systems by delivering them to Marine Air Control Squadrons 1 and 2 for operational use.Early fielding, also known as Initial Operational Capability (IOC), is a significant milestone that indicates that a system is ready for operational deployment. It is achieved when production systems, spares, logistic support items and documentation have been tested and validated through a rigorous process. As the developer and system integrator, Northrop Grumman has taken G/ATOR from concept through to production.The company has delivered six G/ATOR systems with Gallium Arsenide technology to the Marine Corps in Lots 1 and 2. Beginning with Lot 3 deliveries and including all Full Rate Production systems, G/ATOR will incorporate high power, high efficiency Gallium Nitride (GaN) antenna technology that can further enhance operational capabilities.Under a separate contract, Northrop Grumman will also provide logistics support to the Marine Corps for G/ATOR systems.last_img read more

Blackhawks, Canadiens, Coyotes advance to NHL playoffs

first_imgChicago’s Dominik Kubalik scored the game-winning goal 8:30 into the third period to give the 12th-seeded Blackhawks a 3-2 upset over Western Conference bubble host Edmonton, a fifth seed, and a 3-1 victory in their best-of-five play-in series.The other rink stunners saw East 12th seed Montreal down Pittsburgh 2-0 to claim that series 3-1 and West 11th seed Arizona edge Nashville 4-3 in overtime, the Coyotes winning their first post-season series since 2012 in four games.The NHL return from a March 12 COVID-19 shutdown saw 12 teams each enter quarantine bubbles in Toronto for the East and Edmonton for the West — four top teams from earlier games deciding playoff seedings and eight others playing a qualifying round for playoff spots.Jonathan Toews cleared the puck from behind the goal to set up Kubalik’s decisive slap shot and the Hawks booked a date against the West top seed in the first best-of-seven round of the playoffs, which open Tuesday.Colorado and the Vegas Golden Knights meet Saturday with the winner taking the West top seed.Montreal’s Artturi Lehkonen opened the scoring with 4:11 remaining in the third period and the Canadiens, who had the worst record of the 24 returning NHL teams, spoiled the 33rd birthday of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, a three-time NHL champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist.“It was an important goal for sure,” Lehkonen said. “We showed up to the camp ready to play and knew we would have a chance. Now we’ve just got to move on to the next one.”Carey Price made 22 saves for Montreal for his sixth post-season shutout, his first since 2015, the last year the Canadiens had won a post-season series.Shea Weber scored an empty-net goal with 32 seconds to create the final victory margin for Montreal, which faces a first-round playoff series against the East top seed, the winner of Saturday’s game between Tampa Bay and Philadelphia.Brad Richardson scored on a backhand shot 5:27 into overtime to give the Coytotes their first playoff berth in eight years.“It hit off my shin pad and kind of hung around,” said Richardson, who was camped out on the edge of the goal crease. “Luckily I got the rebound and put it in.”The Coyotes, who moved from Winnipeg to Arizona in 1996, won their only prior post-season matchups in 2012 and hadn’t reached the playoffs since.“It means a lot,” Richardson said of ending the drought. “It just feels like a lot of hard work came to fruition. We have a long way to go, but that’s a big hurdle for our team and it feels really good.“We’ve had a lot of adversity. We tried to put it in the back of our thoughts and keep playing. I think we did that and we had a great win.”Nashville’s Filip Forsberg scored with 31.9 seconds remaining in the third period to pull the Predators level and force overtime, but Arizona advanced to face the West second seed.Anthony Beauvillier scored two goals and Semyon Varlamov made 24 saves to spark the New York Islanders over Florida 5-1 to complete a 3-1 victory in their East qualifying series.The Islanders, rated seventh, will learn their next opponent after Sunday’s final seeding games.last_img read more

Brazil learn their Olympic Games football group opponents

first_imgBrazil, who are still not 100 per cent sure they will have Neymar in the Olympic Games, have found out their schedule as they bid to win their first gold medal in football.  Group D: Argentina, Honduras, Portugal and Algeria “It has to be this time,” Dunga told the head of the Rio organizing committee, Carlos Nuzman. “Brazil will always have pressure. But we have a good group of players. Some that play in the Copa America will also be in the Olympics.” Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Group C: Mexico, South Korea, Fiji and Germany Sport ENcenter_img The groups: 15/04/2016 Group B: Japan, Nigeria, Sweden and Colombia They kick off on August 4 in Brasilia against South Africa, a day before the Olympics officially starts, before later playing Iraq and Denmark.  Group A: Brazil, South Africa, Iraq, Denmark.last_img read more

Groundwork for water

first_imgTWO public meetings will be held this week to discuss the draft groundwater management plan for the Kooweerup Water Supply…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Hotspot title gone, virus threat looms

first_imgBy Mitchell Clarke A testing blitz targeting Pakenham has concluded and our unwanted “hotspot” title has been removed, but the virus threat is…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img