Reader’s Links for May 13, 2021

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

118 Replies to “Reader’s Links for May 13, 2021”

  1. The northern lights have seen queer sights
    But the queerest they ever did see
    Was a large number of people on earth
    Running around wearing masks
    Trying so hard to breathe.

    • CNBC – Rochelle Walensky discusses criticism of CDC’s ‘confusing’ guidance

      CNBC’s Shepard Smith: Why do we have to wear masks if we’re vaccinated?

      CDC Director: “So we have to look at the science with regard to how the vaccine has worked in the real-world setting…”

      • Unbelievable how far they can go to get people jabbed.

        In Ohio, the governor is doing a lottery of five random jabbed citizens.
        The prize: $1 Million each.

        North America: Amazon will be handing out bonuses to all jabbed staff.

        Also, jabbed people no longer need the face diaper in many areas.

        All stuff I’m reading to segregate, demonize, and punish those who refuse the jab although they’re healthy. It makes me very angry, and angrier, and less receptive to the jab.

    • Montgomery Co. will allow kids 12 – 15 to get Pfizer vaccine without a parent

      “Hopefully it will remove some of the potential barriers that may prevent some of the children from being able to come in.”

    • CBC – Questions surround what’s next for AstraZeneca vaccine

      More provinces limited first doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, raising questions about what happens to the supply still coming in and for people who’ve already received a dose.

    • CBC – Ontario mulling what to do with remaining AstraZeneca stockpile

      As Ontario suspends the rollout of first doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, it’s set to receive 250,000 doses next week.

      Ontario Outbreak Response Co-ordinator Dr. Dirk Huyer says the province is discussing what to do with the remaining stockpile of the vaccine, which expires at the end of May and June.

    • CBC – How COVID-19 is invading our dreams

      ( 20 min )

      A grief dream researcher explains why you may be experiencing more dreams that address feelings of grief during the pandemic — and the impact they can have.

      Dr. Joshua Black, host of the Grief Dreams Podcast, dissects the meaning behind some of our most common dreams and nightmares.

      • Turn off the tv and all the fear mongers, live your life as you would like. Their fear should NEVER threaten our freedom.

    • CBC – B.C., Alberta among latest provinces to pause use of AstraZeneca vaccine for 1st dose

      Seven Canadian provinces have now paused the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for first doses, and some are questioning why Canada is due to accept more than 600,000 doses next week.

    • CDC to announce new indoor masking guidelines for fully vaccinated people

      WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday will ease indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places, according to a person briefed on the announcement.

      The new guidance will still call for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, but could ease restrictions for reopening workplaces and schools.

      It will also no longer recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks outdoors in crowds. The announcement comes as the CDC and the Biden administration have faced pressure to ease restrictions on fully vaccinated people – people who are two weeks past their last required COVID-19 vaccine dose – in part to highlight the benefits of getting the shot.

      The eased guidance comes two weeks after the CDC recommended that fully vaccinated people continue to wear masks indoors in all settings and outdoors in large crowds.

      Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, was set to announce the new guidance on Thursday afternoon at a White House briefing.

      During a virtual meeting Tuesday on vaccinations with a bipartisan group of governors, President Joe Biden appeared to acknowledge that his administration had to do more to model the benefits of vaccination.

      “I would like to say that we have fully vaccinated people; we should start acting like it,” Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican, told Biden. “And that’s a big motivation get the unvaccinated to want to to get vaccinated.”

      “Good point,” Biden responded. He added, “we’re going to be moving on that in the next little bit.”

      The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to preview the announcement ahead of the official release. The White House did not comment on the matter.

    • FBI Warns of Prison Time If You Present a Fake Vaccination Card

      The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning Americans about the dangers involved in the illegal sale of fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards and other COVID-19 scams.

      Vaccination cards are intended to provide recipients of the coronavirus vaccine with information regarding the type of vaccine they received and their dates of inoculation. The creation, purchase, or sale of vaccine cards is illegal and “endangers public safety,” the FBI says.

      The unauthorized use of an official government agency’s seal on such cards is a crime that may be punishable under Title 18, United States Code, Section 1017, and other federal laws. Penalties may include hefty fines and prison time.

      FBI-Chicago is also warning the public that posting photographs of legitimate vaccination cards online may leave individuals vulnerable to identity theft.

      Residents are encouraged to protect themselves from COVID-19 scammers in the following ways:

      Do not post pictures of your vaccination cards online. These cards may contain your name, date of birth, insurance information, or more and may be used to steal your identity or commit fraud.

      If you have already posted a picture of your vaccination card to social media, remove it immediately.

      Rely on trusted sources like your doctor, the Center for Disease Control, or your local health department for information related to the coronavirus and vaccinations. Be skeptical of unsolicited offers of miracle cures or vaccination documents.

      Anyone with information regarding the fraudulent creation or sale of COVID-19 vaccination cards can file a report by calling 1-800-CALL-FBI.
      Posting your COVID vax card to social media is a great way to get your identity stolen, FBI says

      Some people just can’t help but share their completed COVID vaccination cards on social media. Thursday, the FBI’s Chicago office urged people to remove those posts — unless they’re interested in having their identities stolen.

      “If you have already posted a picture of your vaccination card to social media, remove it immediately,” the federal agency said in a press release. “These cards may contain your name, date of birth, insurance information, or more and may be used to steal your identity or commit fraud.”

      And, the feds warned, anyone who creates, buys, or sells fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards is violating federal law. For one thing, unauthorized use of a government agency’s seal on a fake card could result in “hefty fines and prison time,” the FBI said.

      “Be skeptical of unsolicited offers of miracle cures or vaccination documents,” the agency continued. You might want to be skeptical of miracle cures and vaccination documents that were solicited, too, but that’s our advice, not the FBI’s.

    • COVID-19 vaccinated Americans can avoid using masks in most places, CDC says

      Walensky said the agency made the decision based on the “downward trajectory of cases, the scientific data on the performance of our vaccines and our understanding of how the virus spreads.”

      She also cautioned that in the case of an uptick in cases, the agency could change its guidelines.

      Walensky said those who develop symptoms, whether vaccinated or not, should begin wearing a mask again and get tested.

  2. Big deal alert: Bridge across Mississippi River on I-40 is out – Liberty Unyielding
    J.E. Dyer
    7-8 minutes

    Big deal alert: Bridge across Mississippi River on I-40 is out

    Hernando de Soto Bridge, I-40 west of Memphis, crosses the mighty Mississippi. Wikipedia: By User: Trevor Birchett – Own work CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

    Hard on the heels of the Colonial Pipeline outage (which reportedly ended on Wednesday with service being restored), the Hernando de Soto Bridge on I-40, which spans the Mississippi River west of Memphis, was just taken out of service on an emergency basis due to a cracked beam in an “M” span.

    (Richard: Biden took about half of the big rigs off the road and now the I-40 Bridge is down, this will disrupt and delay shipments around the nation. As JE points out the rail system isn’t directly affected by this shutdown, indirectly there is going to be moves to shift to rail transport and this will cause delays on the rail shipments as the various shippers compete for rail cars.

    As JE points out this also has a military component, if either Iran or China creates a major problem right now our response time in sifting personal and equipment has lengthened. As has the time it would take us to send resupply missions to Israel and Australia. (

    • Policeman beaten to death in Congo Eid clashes

      A police officer in Congo’s capital Kinshasa was beaten to death and 46 others were wounded as rival Muslim groups clashed during Eid celebrations on Thursday, a police spokesman said.

      Members of two opposing camps vying for leadership positions in Congo’s Muslim community sparred outside Kinshasa’s Martyrs Stadium Thursday morning, where they had planned to worship together as a demonstration of unity.

      “Unfortunately, there were extremists who didn’t want the two groups to pray together today,” said Sylvano Kasongo, who heads the Kinshasa police.

      Officers fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse the crowd. Rioters threw stones and destroyed a police cruiser.

      Videos on social media showed a police officer being beaten over the head with blunt objects until he fell to the ground, after which his body was set on fire. Reuters was not able to immediately verify the contents of the video.

      Kasongo confirmed that one officer had died after being set on fire, and that 46 other people were injured.

      Elsewhere in Kinshasa, a crowd marched on the home of a leader of a rival camp and set fire to several vehicles before being repelled by police.

      Following the events in the capital, Eid celebrations in the eastern city of Goma were cancelled as a precautionary measure.

      Congo has a relatively small Islamic community, with less than 5% of the country’s 90 million people believed to identify as Muslims.


    • Boris Johnson delivers a message on Eid al-Fitr

      Muslims make an extraordinary contribution to this country, and while this year’s celebrations are not as we would want, if we all do our bit and get vaccinated we can look forward to a much happier future.

    • That it has and it has the potential to grow into a major region wide war.

      From the WION reporting today I am going to have to start watching their videos before I post them. The Gravitas talking head is supporting the leftists in the west and slanting the reports.

      • Matti Friedman has a (typically) excellent article in Tablet:

        Jerusalem of Glue

        The idea of a complex place is anathema to the current mood in America and the West, where many people seem to be regressing to a world of childhood, of heroes and monsters. As I sit here typing by a window in Jerusalem, many seem to believe that Israel is attacking Muslim worshippers at prayer and ethnically cleansing the Arab population of this city, which is more than a third of our population and growing.

        For years, Arabic papers have described routine visits by Jews to the Temple Mount, or Israeli policing efforts there, as Israelis “storming” the Al-Aqsa compound; this wording has now spread to the Western press.

      • I’m not looking at any of that stuff.
        I’m listening for the tzva adom, watching the map of alerts. On the ground reports.

        Outside commentary is worthless at this point. Just preloaded opinion, recycled scripts enhanced by spliced video and cgi.

        • I don’t want to add more misery on you right now but watch the 3 Sarah Carter videos further down the threat.

          • WION – India – never stopped buying Iranian oil. They’re not anti-Iran, not even anti-Twisted Raghead regime.

            Their relationship with Russia is baked in; other alliances not-so-much. They’ve got several strands of foreign policy going at the same time. That convenient “Non-Aligned” posture hasn’t changed all that much.

            “Quad” hype may be more wishful thinking than committed policy turns out to be. They hedge their bets.

            They’ve got feelings for Jews and Israelis by virture of history and culture, but that’s person-to-person, not at the nation-state level.

            India itself is a conglomerate of nation states, some of which work at cross purposes to others. A great big sloppy mess of countries in a lovable package called India.

  3. Chinese militia boats ‘entering Philippine water’ | South China Sea | Latest English


  4. 1
    France 24 is a French public broadcast service. Wikipedia
    Israeli-Palestinian violence rages as Israeli troops mass along border for possible ground operation

    • Israel Defense Forces prepare for ground operation in Gaza as tensions intensify

      The Israel Defense Forces has released footage of weapons, tanks, and armored vehicles as troops on both sides move towards the border.

      According to an IDF spokesperson, no order for engagement has yet been given.

    • twitter @DextrousNinja

      Gaza Israel

      IDF earlier 2day struck the military compound of Hamas Intelligence Headquarters

      The organization’s main observation post is located here

      According to reports at least 20 Al-Qassam members were also present at the time of targeted strikes

      funeral of the alqassam jihadists

    • IDF announces Israeli GROUND TROOPS ‘attacking’ Gaza Strip

      Israeli ground troops have now joined the air force in attacking the Gaza Strip, Tel Aviv has announced, without giving further details.

      “IDF air and ground forces are now attacking the Gaza Strip. More details to come,” the Israel Defense Forces announced on Twitter just after midnight on Friday local time.

      Artillery, tanks and infantry are firing into the strip but have not crossed its boundary yet, according to a reporter with the Israeli public broadcaster Kan 11.

      More :
      twitter @IDF
      IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip.

      • Almost, but not quite right.

        Ground operation? Foreign media confused by IDF statement

        International media were quick to report on Thursday that the IDF had launched a ground operation inside Gazan territory in response to the ongoing rocket fire targeting Israel.

        The reports on this began after the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted on its English language account, “IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip.”
        “Around the world, when they hear of ground forces entering, we remember Operation Protective Edge, and other large-scale operations, that the IDF enters with tanks and infantry forces for a massive operation in Gaza. That is not what is happening at all right now. There is no entry of ground forces into Gaza,” said Sharon.

        “It’s true that ground forces are attacking in Gaza, but they are attacking from outside Gazan territory.”

        The IDF subsequently clarified to AFP that the army has not entered the Gaza Strip.

  5. France’s move to restrict religious garments sparks international outrage

    Once again, the issues around the Muslim veil are highlighting deep divisions not just in French society, but in President Macron’s ruling party too, as it refused to support the candidacy of a woman who appeared in a campaign poster wearing one.

  6. Biden’s Handlers Get the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict They Wanted – Frontpagemag
    Robert Spencer
    5-6 minutes

    Once again, the Dems embolden – and enable – evil.

    On his new Save America website, former President Trump stated the obvious that the elites wish us to overlook: “When I was in office we were known as the Peace Presidency, because Israel’s adversaries knew that the United States stood strongly with Israel and there would be swift retribution if Israel was attacked. Under Biden, the world is getting more violent and more unstable because Biden’s weakness and lack of support for Israel is leading to new attacks on our allies.”

    Weakness and lack of support for Israel, and open support for the Palestinian jihad. The Washington Free Beacon reported last March that “the Biden administration privately confirmed to Congress last week that the Palestinian Authority has continued to use international aid money to reward terrorists but said the finding won’t impact its plans to restart funding.”

  7. While China Plots War, Biden’s Military Goes Woke – Frontpagemag
    Daniel Greenfield
    8-10 minutes

    Electric cars, critical race theory, and defeatism.

    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has called for a “new vision” for the military even if no one, including him, can explain what it is. Austin has been touting something he calls “Integrated Deterrence” a buzzword that seems to involve AI, the State Department, and some sort of new way of war. But mostly it means that war is a silly idea and that no one should fight wars.

    “The cornerstone of America’s defense is still deterrence, ensuring that our adversaries understand the folly of outright conflict,” Austin declared in his big Pearl Harbor speech.

  8. ITALY – Prison imam arrested on terror charges

    Moroccan called for destruction of Vatican, elimination of Jews

    TURIN, MAY 13 – Italian police on Thursday arrested a prison imam at Alessandria for allegedly hailing jihad and calling for the destruction of the Vatican.

    The man, a Moroccan detainee, allegedly praised terrorist attacks like those on the offices of Paris satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo after it published cartoons of Mohammed.

    The man has been charged with instigation to commit crimes, especially terror offences, as well as propaganda and instigation to offend on ethnic and religious grounds.

    As well as calling for the destruction of the Vatican, the imam also expressed admiration for Osama Bin Laden and Twin Towers pilot Mohammed Atta.

    He also called for the elimination of the Jewish people, seen as the sworn enemy of Islam.

    He allegedly tried to recruit terror followers between July 2020 and March 2021, police said.

    The man has been moved to another northern jail,at Novara.


    Alessandria, fermato Imam marocchino che inneggiava alla Jihad

  9. Russian spy unit suspected of directed-energy attacks on U.S. personnel
    Lara Seligman, Andrew Desiderio
    6-8 minutes

    This Saturday, July 14, 2018 file photo shows the building of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, also know as Russian military intelligence service, or GRU, in Moscow, Russia.

    U.S. officials suspect that a notorious Russian spy agency may be behind alleged attacks that are causing mysterious health issues among U.S. government personnel across the world, according to three current and former officials with direct knowledge of the discussions.

    Officials do not have a smoking gun linking Russia’s military intelligence unit, the GRU, to the suspected directed-energy incidents, said the people, who were not authorized to speak publicly. The intelligence community has not reached a consensus or made a formal determination. However, officials have told lawmakers that they have intensified their investigation in recent weeks to include all 18 federal intelligence agencies, and that it is focused on the GRU’s potential involvement, according to a congressional official briefed on the matter.

  10. Whitmer threatens profit seizure if pipeline keeps operating
    5-6 minutes

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer threatened Tuesday to go after Enbridge’s profits from a Great Lakes oil pipeline if the company defies her order to shut it down.

    The Democratic governor issued the warning in a letter to the Canadian energy transport company on the eve of a state-imposed deadline to halt operation of Line 5, which moves oil through northern Wisconsin and Michigan to refineries in Ontario. Enbridge repeated its intention to defy Whitmer’s demand.

    A nearly 4-mile-long (6.4-kilometer-long) section of Line 5 divides into two pipes that cross the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac, which connects Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

    Whitmer, backed by environmentalists and native tribes, says the segment is vulnerable to a catastrophic spill in the cold, swirling channel. She revoked an easement last November that Michigan had granted in 1953 for the pipes to occupy the lake bottom and ordered them closed by May 12.

  11. Report: Colonial Pipeline Paid Nearly $5 Million Ransom to Hackers
    Charlie Spiering
    2 minutes

    Colonial Pipeline Co. paid hackers nearly $5 million to free their computer network Friday, despite claims they had no intention of doing so.

    Bloomberg News reported that the company paid the ransom in untraceable cryptocurrency and received a decrypting tool to restore their computer network, according to “two people familiar with the transaction.” Though the company received a decrypting tool, it ran very slowly according to the report.

    The FBI confirmed Monday that the Darkside ransomware hacker group was responsible for the digital attack on a pipeline providing up to 50 percent of gas on the East Coast. Darkside is believed to operate in Russia and Eastern Europe.

  12. Florida Gov. DeSantis Will Pardon Anyone Who Broke Mask Mandates, COVID-19 Rules
    By Jack Phillips
    May 13, 2021 Updated: May 13, 2021
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    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged to pardon any resident who was arrested for not following COVID-19 restrictions.

    “Floridians should not be penalized for rejecting the overreach of local authorities through unnecessary mask mandates,” DeSantis wrote on Twitter Thursday.Florida Gov. DeSantis Will Pardon Anyone Who Broke Mask Mandates, COVID-19 Rules
    By Jack Phillips
    May 13, 2021 Updated: May 13, 2021
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    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged to pardon any resident who was arrested for not following COVID-19 restrictions.

    “Floridians should not be penalized for rejecting the overreach of local authorities through unnecessary mask mandates,” DeSantis wrote on Twitter Thursday.

    Florida Gov. DeSantis Will Pardon Anyone Who Broke Mask Mandates, COVID-19 Rules
    By Jack Phillips
    May 13, 2021 Updated: May 13, 2021
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    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged to pardon any resident who was arrested for not following COVID-19 restrictions.

    “Floridians should not be penalized for rejecting the overreach of local authorities through unnecessary mask mandates,” DeSantis wrote on Twitter Thursday.

  13. Merriam-Webster Dictionary Changes Definition of “Anti-vaxxer” in Chilling Orwellian Move – Patriot Outlook
    by Patriot Outlook about 19 hours ago
    2-3 minutes

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” – from ‘1984’ by George Orwell

    Big Tech has been working furiously to obliterate the conversation coming from half the country for the last year or so and after the 2020 election madness. The progressive left did not count on one man igniting so much passion and pushback against the status quo among so many people. Trump is worthy of much criticism, but one thing that can be said about him is that he made a lot of average Americans feel very powerful, and that was a feeling they were not willing to give up even after his loss.

    The progressive left does not like that. The only way to make sure another Trump doesn’t come along to remind people of their own power is to eliminate those people altogether. Since genocide is largely frowned upon in this country, the powers that be (for now) have taken the less violent but equally creepy path of silencing any dissenting language. From removing Trump from social media to having their own competition deplatformed to banning the accounts of conservative outlets, Big Tech has been making big moves to end free thought in public altogether.

    But wait…there’s more!

    Why stop at banning speech when you can just change it? The Merriam-Webster online dictionary has changed the definition of an anti-vaxxer from someone who believes vaccines are harmful to anyone who does not support mandatory vaccinations.

    We’ve been seeing the progressive left take liberties in every sector they’ve encroached. So while the instinct here might be to roll your eyes and simply share this article, my suggestion is you actually write to MW and tell them you find the change unfounded, inaccurate and abhorrent and demand the language be reformed. Why let the left be the only squeaky wheel?

  14. Move the “Genocide Olympics” Out of China
    Uzay Bulut
    21-27 minutes

    Human rights and faith groups have requested in an open letter to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee that the 2022 Winter Olympics be moved out of China because of its genocide against the Uyghur people in Xinjiang and severe oppression of its other citizens. Pictured: Flag-bearers at a Para Ice Hockey test event for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at National Indoor Stadium on April 10, 2021 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    Human rights and faith groups — such as the Committee on the Present Danger: China’s Captive Nations Coalition, Women’s Rights without Frontiers, and Save the Persecuted Christians — have requested in an open letter to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) that the 2022 Winter Olympics be moved out of China because of its genocide against the Uyghur people in Xinjiang and severe oppression of its other citizens. The letter’s 108 signatories remind the USOPC and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of their charter commitments and international obligations pertaining to the 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment for Genocide. The letter entitled “Stop the 2022 Genocide Games” said, in part:

  15. Blinken’s Non-Containment Policy Regarding China
    Peter Schweizer
    7-9 minutes

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said last week that the goal of the Biden administration was not to “contain” China, but to protect a “rules-based order” in international relations. For American diplomacy, this is a significant admission that America no longer wants to lead the world, but gracefully back away as the world’s reigning superpower. Pictured: Then US Deputy Secretary of State Blinken (right) meets with Liu Yandong, then Vice Premier of China, at the seventh US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington DC, June 24, 2015. (Photo by Chris Kleponis/AFP via Getty Images)

    In various recent interviews, President Joe Biden and his top diplomat have tried to say they want China to follow “the rules” while it pushes past the United States as the dominant power in the world. That is the only way to see the signals they are sending to the Beijing regime.

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Norah O’Donnell of CBS News’ 60 Minutes last week that the goal of the Biden administration was not to “contain” China, but to protect a “rules-based order” in international relations:

  16. SCOTLAND GLASGOW – Neighbours rush to street to block Home Office from removing Muslim immigrants on Eid

    Crowds surround enforcement van in stand-off with police

    Hundreds of residents have surrounded a Border Agency van in Glasgow to try to prevent immigration officers from removing two neighbours.

    Crowds surrounded a Border Force van with the two Muslim men inside and one person lay underneath it, prompting Nicola Sturgeon to accuse the Home Office of creating “a dangerous and unacceptable situation”.

    Three protesters were arrested, according to the No Evictions Network campaign group.

    The stand-off began early on Thursday, the Muslim holiday of Eid, when officials arrived in Kenmure Street. People living nearby surrounded the van, chanting: “Leave our neighbours, let them go”.

    Of the estimated 300 people, some sat in the street to block the van in a stand-off with dozens of police officers.

    “We’re here against the hostile environment created by the Tories and the British state,” he said.

    “And it’s on Eid, you know… the guys are not even allowed to pray. How do you do that in a democratic society? It’s a sad day.”

    Sophie, of No Evictions Network, who did not want to give her second name, told The Independent the two men from the same address had had no chance to eat, drink or use the toilet since being put in the van around 9.30am.[…]


    Asylum seekers released after Scotland deportation standoff


    • Iran “meddled” in Scotland’s election.
      No doubt with help from Russia and China.
      Scotland is shot full of rot, so it was easy for such experienced troublemakers.

    • J.E. Dyer gently corrects people across the various platforms she uses. It’s *Biden* or “Team Biden” or the “Cabal” or anything but the sock-puppet current pResident of the WH.

      It’s a sensitive point for her, so all you can say is “Yes ma’m!”

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