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This man protected dozens of protesters at his home in Washington, DC, to protect them from arrest



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Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered 7 pm to 6 am curfew the entire city on Monday in response to the sometimes violent protest against police brutality after George Floyd’s death last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A protester told CNN that crowds marched away from the White House on Monday night and ended up in a residential neighborhood where they were surrounded by police.

The protesters, who asked to be identified only as Meka, told CNN that the protest was peaceful and people were just trying to figure out what to do.

“I think someone gave an order, and they just pushed us, sprayed a club, trampled on people, and that’s when everyone started to panic,” said the 22-year senior college.

He looked around and saw his friend running up the stairs to the nearest house and a man waved to enter.

“I just ran towards the stairs and ran up the stairs and just started to get in as fast as possible,” said Meka. “At the moment, I don’t know if it’s the right decision, but I think it’s right.”
He said he looked out the window and saw more police officers than he could count and many people were arrested outside.

Metropolitan Police Department chief Peter Newsham said on Tuesday that no protesters in the house were arrested and that officers “continued to communicate with the owner of the house throughout the night.”

Newsham said 300 people were arrested Monday night, including 194 in the area around Rahul Dubey’s home.

Dubey told me CNN WJLA affiliation that he was on the veranda and had let several protesters fill their phones inside and use his bathroom before the police entered. , and I describe it as a ‘human tsunami’ that is the best I can see for about a quarter of a block down the road, “he told WJLA.

He said he shouted “enter, enter the house” for about 10 minutes.
Dubey told WJLA that around 70 protesters entered and it was “chaos and chaos” for about an hour and a half when they tried to settle down and help people who had pepper sprayed.

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CNN hasn’t been able to contact Dubey to comment.

Meka told CNN that he could not sleep on Monday night and the police tried several times to get the protesters out.

He said that at one time Dubey could get pizza and some members of the community also brought food.

Becca Thimmesch lives about two blocks away from Dubey and says he and three other people remained on the veranda overnight to observe police activity and check with protesters.

He said they also work to arrange trips to bring young children home once the curfew is lifted.

“Then around five o’clock, with an hour to go, community members began to appear left and right carrying food and water and cleaning their hands and cars and offering to bring people in,” said Thimmesch.

He said they had more volunteers than they needed when the protesters came out, so many of them stayed behind and helped clean up.

Earlier on Monday, authorities used rubber bullets and tear gas to clear protesters from Lafayette Park so President Trump could visit St. Episcopal Church John

Thimmesch said he saw several residents on the street letting protesters enter their home.

“There is currently a global pandemic, and we have been told, ‘don’t leave people in your home, don’t share space with people,'” he said. “And you know, these random people make what I consider to be a great sacrifice, to try and guarantee the safety of young people they don’t know about.”

Dubey told WJLA that he considered the family of the protesters young and that he was relieved to get texts and messages that they were all safe at home.

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“I hope my 13-year-old son grows to be as amazing as they are,” he said.

“I hope they continue to fight and I hope they go there today peacefully, like they did yesterday, and don’t blink because our country needs them, and needs you and everyone more than ever now.”

Lauren Koenig from CNN contributed to this story.

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FESTin returns to distribute Portuguese-language cinema worldwide | Cinema



FESTin returns to distribute Portuguese-language cinema worldwide |  Cinema

For the 13th edition, FESTin’s mission remains the same: “Bring cinema in Portuguese to the whole world.” So says co-director Adriana Niemeyer by phone with PÚBLICO on the eve of the start of the film festival, which starts this Friday and runs until next week, ending on Wednesday the 14th at LX Factory at 7:00 pm, in Espaço Talante, inside the bookstore Ler Devagar , with a screening of four Brazilian short films chosen by Antonio Grassi, the actor in charge of the space, followed by a toast.

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VARIOUS. Portuguese project that wears a shirt for mental health



VARIOUS.  Portuguese project that wears a shirt for mental health

Little phrases with big meaning sometimes fit into T-shirtright now in bag da Ivory, a project that began in the year of the pandemic and has been interventionally warning about mental health issues ever since.

Francisco Soares Ganzo, the founder, first suffered a panic attack when he was in 10th grade, but ended up not paying much attention to signs that something was wrong. Then the mental health problem reappeared later, at a different stage in life and with different symptoms.

“Four years ago, I started experiencing constant anxiety, to the point that I couldn’t sleep,” says 25-year-old Francisco Versa. “Basically, I put a lot of pressure on myself from the women with whom I had relationships. It was Wednesday masculinity, competition,” he continues.

Early adulthood began with this “almost obsession to be with women” and get the best. performanceto the point where he became very anxious whenever he had sexual relations with a woman.

“The peak was when I couldn’t sleep. My brain was always on and I started taking pills to help me sleep,” says Francisco.

In 2019, he decided to see a therapist rather than a psychologist because he thought it was only “for wimps”, but it wasn’t, and Francisco later figured it out.

Today, he wants to convey the same message, and to do so, he created the Ivory project in 2020, consisting of clothes and accessories with special messages that form a bridge to the necessary incentive for those in need of help.

“When I finally worked up the courage to ask for help, I was like, ‘Wow, I wish I had started sooner. That’s why I started this project. I lacked something that would motivate me to go to therapy earlier. clothes are meant to spread information,” he says.

But Ivory goes far beyond what is written in sweatshirts and accessories.

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Help that comes in order

“Everyone you know is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”

This is one of the messages recorded in t-shirts e sweats from ivory. It’s simple and affects everyone in their own way, but the focus of the Ivory team – also with a past or present marked by mental health issues – is not the phrases on the T-shirts, but what follows them.

“To say that mental health is talked about a lot is a lie. What I mean? When I hear the news that companies are very concerned about mental health or that it has become fashionable with COVID-19, it is all a lie. What people say is vague. Nobody tells stories. A person who is really bad, like I was, does not need to hear that he should go to the gym or eat well. He needs to hear a story like this.” .

Ivory’s next step is to create a space for sharing testimonies through Appendixjust to address this shortcoming. Until then, the project intends to function as anxiety And further to support in the field of mental health.

“For every order we have, a person receives Email mail to make an appointment. Because our goal is to really open doors, to do something that I didn’t have, ”says Francisco. “I feel like a lot of people buy ivory because they’re in bad condition, but they don’t want to take the next step to take care of themselves.”

If encouragement is not enough, an ivory sweater will be cozy and Email mail gives you the push you need to make an appointment with one of Ivory’s psychologists. All it takes is an Instagram post or an email.

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Sweaters and bags 100% organic cotton and mobile phone cases with phrases coined by Francisco Soares Ganzo and designs created by the whole team can be ordered at website.

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Portuguese government creates support lines for travel companies



Portuguese government creates support lines for travel companies

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Secretary of State for Tourism, Trade and Services Nuno Fazenda announced on the 8th in the Azores two lines of support for companies with a global allocation of 100 million euros, measures that he believes meet the requirements of the sector.

“The Government will provide in the first days of January a new line – Consolidate + Tourism Line, with an allocation of 30 million euros, managed by Turismo de Portugal and dedicated to micro and small companies in the sector, which have difficulties in managing debts that have arisen, in particular, during pandemic,” he said.

The official spoke at the opening ceremony of the 47th National Congress of the Portuguese Association of Travel and Travel Agencies (APAVT) in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, in the Azores.

According to Nuno Fazenda, with this line, companies will be able to “finance themselves with Turismo de Portugal without interest to repay part of the refunds due to banks during 2023, with a grace period of two years and a full repayment period of six years.”

This, he added, will allow companies to “soften and expand their capital needs over time.”

A line that, he emphasizes, “meets the demands of the industry.”

“This is a need for companies and we have the answer,” he also emphasized in front of an audience of businessmen and after listening to the addresses of the presidents of the Portuguese Tourism Confederation (CTP) and the Portuguese Association of Travel and Travel Agencies (APTA) in his speeches.

“The Government will also ensure this year the implementation of the measure to strengthen the support program agreed with the Portuguese Tourism Confederation last October in the context of the Income, Wage and Competitiveness Improvement Agreement. This is the grant of 70 million euros to companies in the sector on a non-refundable basis, which reinforces the amounts already received under the Apoiar program,” Nuno Fazenda later said, adding that it was “another response – very important – for the companies.”

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These two measures represent 100 million euros for companies worldwide.

“It’s called doing. And do it with a sense of urgency. When confronted with difficulties, the government must respond with action. Do. And this is a verb that we are already conjugating,” he said, continuing the theme of the 47th APAVT Congress: “Fazer”.

The Secretary of State also recalled that companies are “the engine of the economy”, given that the country “has leading companies” and that it is necessary to “continue to support companies and investments.”

Nuno Fazenda also mentioned that the government is already working on securing other areas of support for companies, which should be announced in the first quarter of next year.

“In European funds, companies and tourism are a priority. Company funding increases by 90% from Portugal 2020 to the total amount provided for in Portugal 2030 and PRR. [Plano de Recuperação e Resiliência]🇧🇷 I repeat, this is a 90% increase in support for companies within the next cycle of European funds. At PRR, we expect to sign a contract very soon to accelerate and transform the tourism agenda. This is an investment of 151 million euros with investments of a business nature, which are very important for the climate and the transition to digital technologies,” he listed.

The official said simplification is also a priority.

“Without losing rigor and transparency, we must continue our efforts to reduce bureaucracy in order to make the state’s actions with companies and citizens more flexible and faster,” he concluded.

About 750 congressmen are participating in the APAVT convention, which will last until Sunday.

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