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Trump shares letters calling peace protesters “terrorists”



Trump shares letters calling peace protesters "terrorists"

Letters from veteran lawyers and former Trump attorney John Dowd appear to have been addressed to former Defense Secretary James Mattis and refuted Mattis’s statement on Wednesday denouncing Trump’s response to national protests after George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

“False protesters near Lafayette are not peaceful and unreal,” Dowd’s letter claimed, without citing evidence. “They are terrorists who use hateful students to burn and destroy. They harass and disrespect the police when the police are preparing the area for the 1900 curfew.”

CNN has contacted the White House to comment on the description of the demonstrators as “terrorists.”

The president’s decision to distribute the letter and the shocking description of Americans exercising their constitutional rights came as he continued to lean on his strong approach to the ongoing demonstrations. On Monday, he declared himself “President of your law and order” when peaceful protesters outside the White House gate were dissolved with gas, flash bangs and rubber bullets, apparently so he could visit the nearest church.

He remained in the closed building, holding up a Bible for the camera, only a few minutes before returning to the White House.

The letter has come under fire from the American Modern Military Association, a non-profit organization for the military community and LGBTQ veterans.

“Donald Trump has just crossed a very serious line that demands hard and strong criticism by every Member of Congress,” said the group’s temporary executive director, veteran Air Force Jennifer Dane. “Promoting a letter that calls Americans peacefully carrying out their First Amendment rights as ‘terrorists’ is a violation of his profanity to preserve, protect and defend the United States Constitution. Now, more than ever, it is very important for Trump to be responsible for his careless actions. . ”

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The episode came after nearly a week of protests across the country which sometimes turned violent over the death of Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Responding to the President’s approach, Mattis released a statement on Wednesday warning that the US “must reject any thought about our cities as the ‘battle space’ requested by our uniformed military to” dominate. ” “

“At home, we must use our military only when asked to do so, on very rare occasions, by the state governor. Replying to our responses, as we have witnessed in Washington, DC, creates fake conflicts – between the military and civil society , “Mattis wrote.

The president has repeatedly defended his response to the protests and even tweeted Thursday night that he had no problems with the National Guard helicopter seen flying low over protesters in Washington on Monday night.

The District of Columbia National Guard is investigating this issue and the investigation has also been requested by Defense Minister Mark Esper.

“The problem is not that the helicopter pilots are very talented and low-flying who want to save our city, the problem is the arsonists, looters, criminals and anarchists, who want to destroy it (and our country)!” Trump tweeted.

The helicopter has “another mission” as part of “preventing” criminal activity including riots and looting by maintaining overhead presence, according to a defense official who has direct knowledge of the orders given by the crew. The official declined to be identified because Washington’s National Guard is now investigating whether the flight was carried out properly.

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The UH-72 Lakota should also prevent “unauthorized gatherings,” providing medical evacuation from the crowd if needed and providing oversight of command and control for the protection of troops, the official said.

The investigation, the official said, focused on how the order produced low-level flights, which sent flying debris and intimidated civilians, the official said.

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Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge



Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge

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Tournament of the second European circuit.

Thomas Gouveia solidified his status as the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge this Saturday by finishing the penultimate day of the second European round robin in a group of 31st placed golfers.

Thomas Gouveia hit the card with 73 shots, one over par on the course, after two birdies (one under par hole) and three bogeys (one over), after making 71 shots in the previous two days for a total of 215.

Thomas Bessa needed 75 hits, three over par and tied for scarecrows, he finished 48th with 218 total, five short of Vitor Lopez, 60th with 223, after today needs 78, with just one bird . to fit five scarecrows and a double scarecrow.

The Swiss Challenge, which concludes on Sunday in Folgensburg, France, is still led by France’s Chung Veon Ko with a total of 206 shots, one short of Denmark’s Martin Simonsen in second place.

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Miguel Oliveira qualified eighth for the Japanese Grand Prix.



Miguel Oliveira qualified eighth for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira (KTM) qualified this Saturday in eighth position at the Japanese MotoGP Grand Prix, 16th of 20 races of the season, despite a last-minute crash.

The Portuguese from the Austrian brand set his best lap of 1.55.895 minutes, finishing 0.681 seconds behind fastest Spaniard Marc Marquez (Honda). France’s Johann Zarco (Ducati) was second with 0.208 seconds and South African Brad Binder (KTM) was third with 0.323 seconds.

“I had good speed and potential in the second quarter and on this particular lap. [a última], but I was on the floor in the ninth turn. It was a shame, but I have confidence in tomorrow (Sunday),” commented the Portuguese rider in statements released by the KTM team. “It was difficult to prepare for the race, but we’ll see.” [o que vai acontecer]”- concluded Miguel Oliveira.

The Portuguese left the third row of the grid after falling just three minutes before the end of the session, marred by rain that caused a delay of more than an hour and had already forced the cancellation of the third free game. training session, at night. The fall of the Portuguese rider occurred in the third sector of the track, at a time when his results were improving. When 15 minutes of this second qualifying stage (Q2) ended, Oliveira finished in fourth place.

However, several riders were still halfway to the last lap and the Almada rider ended up being overtaken by Spaniards Jorge Martin (Ducati), Brad Binder and Aprilia Spaniards Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales.

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Pole position was won by Marc Marquez 1,071 days after he was the fastest in qualifying for the MotoGP World Championship, namely the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix.

“I am very pleased with the pole position. This morning I felt very strong on the wet track and decided to give it a try. This is very important for us and for the future. Tomorrow, on a dry surface, everything will be different. history,” said the Spanish rider, who has already become world champion eight times.

The rain that hit the Motegi track became a headache for the riders and the organization, which was forced to interrupt the Moto2 qualifying nine minutes before the end and cancel the third free practice in MotoGP.

Traffic on the track only resumed after more than an hour, and the wet track was the cause of several accidents, including that of a Portuguese KTM rider who slid off the pavement without physical consequences.

Johann Zarco’s Ducati was the fastest today, reaching 302 kilometers per hour, while Oliveira’s KTM lost 30 kilometers per hour in a straight line (the maximum speed achieved by the Portuguese was 270 kilometers per hour). Luca Marini’s Ducati was the slowest, reaching 255.9 kilometers per hour, leaving the Italian in 10th place.

Champion and championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) of France finished ninth behind Miguel Oliveira, while World Cup runner-up Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) of Italy finished 12th and last in the second quarter, bringing together the top 10 fastest in free practice and the top two in the first quarter.

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Already the Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati), the winner of the previous stage in Aragon, remained in Q1, where he fell without physical consequences.

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Arapiraquense makes humorous videos to give Portuguese advice: “You learn and laugh” | alagoas



Arapiraquense makes humorous videos to give Portuguese advice: "You learn and laugh" |  alagoas

“You learn and you laugh” is how Erivaldo Amancio defines the Portuguese language content he offers online. Born in Arapiraque, Alagoas, he humorously gives advice and answers questions about the Portuguese language.

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Erivaldo has 767k followers on Instagram and over 17.5k followers on YouTube. It all started a year and a half ago when he got scolded in a comment on social media.

Because the swearing contained several grammatical errors, Erivaldo responded by posting a video teaching a “lesson” to the hater.

“It happened more than once. Some of these videos were posted on humorous Instagram profiles. It made me stand out,” he said.

A literature student at the Federal University of Alagoas (Ufal), Erivaldo wants to prepare even more for face-to-face classes when he is near the end of the course. He says the purpose of the profile is to encourage followers to seek out more knowledge.

“Tips on the web are just a seed, the fruit of which can be curiosity about objects,” he explained.

Through social media, Erivaldo responds to his followers’ doubts about the Portuguese language.

Erivaldo’s profile is also in demand by contestants and students preparing for Enem.

“[Os seguidores] it is said to be a very interesting way of learning. Many regret not learning from teachers who use humor in the classroom,” he said.

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