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The Kansas newspaper cartoon likens the mandate of the mask to the Holocaust

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The Kansas newspaper cartoon likens the mandate of the mask to the Holocaust

A Kansas weekly newspaper was in hot water after its publisher, a regional Republican chairman, posted a cartoon on a Facebook page that appeared to equate the order of the Democratic governor’s mask with the Holocaust.

The cartoon, posted Friday on the Anderson County Review Facebook page, depicts Governor Laura Kelly wearing a mask with a Jewish Star of David on it, next to a picture of people loaded into a train car. The writing is, “Lockdown Laura said: Wear your mask … and step into the cattle car.”

Facebook posts coincide with the day Kelly’s order mask, which aims to stop the spread of the corona virus, came into force. Since then the post has garnered more than 3,000 comments and nearly 1,000 shares.

The Anderson County Review could not be contacted for comment on Sunday. In an email to The Associated Press, Dane Hicks, the newspaper’s owner and publisher, said he planned to publish the cartoon in the next newspaper edition on Tuesday.

Kelly, who is Catholic, issued a statement saying, “Mr. Hicks’ decision to publish anti-Semitic images is very offensive and he must immediately remove it.”

But Hicks said that political cartoons are “excessive caricatures designed to provoke debate” and “food for the idea market.”

“The topic here is government outreach which has been the hallmark of Governor Kelly’s administration,” he said.

Regarding cartoon references about the Holocaust, Hicks noted that critics of President Trump have repeatedly compared them to Adolf Hitler, and, “I certainly have more evidence of such totalitarianism in Kelly’s actions, in some sort of editorial cartoon, than Trump’s critics did, but they survive in it every day. “

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The Hicks newspaper is based in Anderson County’s seat in Garnett, about 65 miles southwest of Kansas City and has a circulation of about 2,100, according to the Kansas Press Association.

Hicks is also chairman of the GOP in Anderson County. Kansas Republican Chairman Michael Kuckelman said in a text that posting the cartoon was “inappropriate.”

But Kuckelman, also a lawyer, added, “it is on the Facebook page of newspapers and the media has a large place with (the First Amendment) (in the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing freedom of speech and the press).”

Critics of the cartoons demand that Republicans and GOP legislative leaders reject cartoons and Hicks. Hicks has ridiculed some of these critics on social media as “liberal Marxist parasites,” adding, “As traditional Americans, they are my enemies.”

Kelly issued the order because of a revival in reported coronavirus cases that increased the number of states to nearly 16,000 on Friday, when Kansas completed its worst two-week surge since the pandemic began. The country has reported 277 COVID-19 related deaths. The estimated number of infections is much higher because many people have not been tested, and research shows people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

The state health department has reported only four cases of the corona virus for Anderson County, all since May 8. There were no reports of deaths there.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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A moment of silence in Portuguese football over the tragedy in Indonesia

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A moment of silence in Portuguese football over the tragedy in Indonesia

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) announced this Sunday a minute of silence at the competitions it organizes, namely the Portuguese Cup, in memory of the victims of the tragedy that occurred in Indonesia.

“The Directorate of the Portuguese Football Federation announces a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the tragedy that occurred at the football stadium in Indonesia. The official website of the organization.

In the same note, FPF President Fernando Gomes says that “with great surprise and a feeling of deep pain, but also indignation” he learned “of the tragic scale of the events that have taken place in the stadium. in Indonesia”.

“It is with great sadness that I deplore the dramatic consequences of this tragedy, which resulted in the death of more than 170 fans, including many children. A football stadium should be a stage for celebration and joy, not for violence and death,” he said. concluded.

A moment of silence will be observed at the competitions organized by the FPF, namely the Portuguese Cup, the second stage of which will take place this weekend.

Indonesian authorities said 174 people were killed in unrest at the end of a football match in East Java, but acknowledged that the number could rise as many of them were critically injured.

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The tragedy, one of the worst in the history of football, occurred on Saturday evening when about 3,000 fans took to the field after Arema’s home team lost 3-2 to rivals Persebay Surabaya.

Police fired tear gas to try to contain the angry supporters, but their actions caused panic and thousands of people rushed to the exit.

Many people were trampled to death in the chaos of the stampede. At least two police officers were killed in the unrest that spread outside the stadium.

The Indonesian league was suspended and the authorities ordered an investigation into the incidents.

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New serious injury of the player of the national team of Portugal

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Extremo português oferecido ao Manchester United Lesão Pedro Neto

An injury forces Pedro Neto to be substituted in the Wolves game.

Bad news for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Pedro Neto. The Portuguese received a new injury, and, according to Bruno Lage, it could be serious.

Away to West Ham, where the Portuguese lost 2-0, Pedro Neto was replaced in the 24th minute by Adama Traore, and after the match, the Wolves coach said that the injury could be “ugly”.

Wolves are now in the Premier League relegation zone, and Pedro Neto may be left with no hope of qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar.

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The expedition will explore "an area still little known": the Portuguese Sea.

The Oceano Azul Foundation has joined the municipalities of Cascais, Mafra and Sintra and set off together this Saturday on the ship “Santa Maria Manuela” for a scientific expedition that will last until 12 October.

On board will be 50 researchers from institutions such as the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), the Hydrographic Institute or the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA). During this time, scientists will embark on what they consider to be an “essential” process of “investigating the region’s natural values” that will allow for a “global assessment of the marine biodiversity” that exists in that region of the ocean.

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