Syndagma Square Has Become the Sight of Mass Protests
Police in Athens had to form a human wall to protect themselves from protesters who campaigned for a “No” vote on the debt crisis referendum. Protesters smashed property and threw rocks at windows in Syndgama Square in front of Parliament. Protests with over 12,000 people for each side are expected to occur on the last night of campaigning.
The referendum is whether Greece should accept creditors’ demands for more austerity in return for bailout loans. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has led a government-sponsored “No” campaign. However, protesters have turned the campaign violent with police having to use tear gas to disperse crowds.
Former Virginia senator Jim Webb has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for President. Webb won the Navy Cross during his service as a Marine in Vietnam and served as Secretary of the Navy under President Reagan.
Hallowed Sons Bikers Confront the “Disarm the Police” Protesters
“Disarm the Police” protesters set fire to the American flag before angry bikers prevented any further burning. The protesters gathered in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, to set both the American and Confederate flags on fire, calling them “symbols of oppression”. However, 40 members of the Hallowed Sons Motorcycle Club began attacking the protesters in order to ensure no further flags were burned.
In the ultimate irony, the protesters had to be saved by police, after the NYPD stepped in to make sure no one was hurt. One biker told The New York Post, “they took off like little b—-es. They lit the flag and took off running once they got slapped once or twice.”
England’s brilliant Women’s World Cup campaign came to a cruel end after Laura Bassett’s 92nd minute own goal saw them lose 2-1 to defending champions Japan in the semifinals. Bassett was understandably inconsolable afterwards, despite the best efforts of her teammates and coach.
A Crowd Gathers to Help the Victim on the Beach
Incredibly, there has been yet another shark attack off of North Carolina, the seventh in the past two weeks. The latest attack was a 68 year-old man who was in waist deep water off a beach on Ocracoke Island. He was bitten in ribcage, lower legs, hip, and hands as he tried to fight the shark off.
He was treated on the beach and airlifted to a nearby hospital. The man was reportedly standing in front of the lifeguard tower when the attack happened, helping to make it clearly visible. All of the seven attacks that have occurred in recent weeks happened in water that was about waist deep.
Still reeling from the Bridgegate scandal from early last year, Chris Christie announced he was officially running for president, and promised a “spin-free campaign”. He becomes the 14th Republican candidate to officially announce.