Archiv: normal people


24.10.2020 - 11:39 [ Financial Times ]

From peak city to ghost town: the urban centres hit hardest by Covid-19

FT research shows London and New York have suffered the most from the pandemic, but more substantial change lies ahead

24.10.2020 - 11:38 [ Washington Post ]

We can’t let Main Street become a ghost town

(09.10.2020)

Darkened storefronts adorned with “Closed” and “For Lease” signs have become common sights in both urban and rural areas.

Maryland is no exception. From my hometown in Takoma Park to the bucolic charm of Chestertown, many businesses have shuttered or are hanging on for dear life.

17.10.2020 - 18:32 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

So much for the Welsh ‚travel ban‘: Traffic flows freely between England and Wales on first day of ‚unenforcable‘ ban on travelers from English coronavirus hotspots like Liverpool

It was described as ‚unenforceable‘ by the Police Federation earlier this week and there is still no sign of any high-visibility patrols or roadblocks to deter travel from Merseyside – despite Liverpool being in Tier 3.

Those who ignore the restrictions will be breaking the law and could face fixed penalty notices starting at £50 – but there have so far been no reports of drivers being stopped.

17.10.2020 - 17:38 [ Dailymail.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers leads new demonstration against Covid lockdown rules as Londoners begin life under new Tier 2 restrictions

Regulations in the second level of lockdown means people must not socialise with anybody outside of their household or support bubble in any indoor setting nor socialise in a group of more than six outside – including in a garden.

30.08.2020 - 11:37 [ Ben Reiff / Twitter ]

The number inside the square is again likely in the tens of thousands, and includes MK Ofer Cassif who just addressed the Hadash bloc

30.08.2020 - 11:34 [ Haaretz ]

20,000 Call on Netanyahu to Resign as Jerusalem Protests Enter Tenth Week

About 20,000 protesters are gathered outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem Saturday evening for the tenth week in a row, calling for his resignation, as tensions with police run high following documented incidents of police violence at last week’s protest.

Parallel protests were held outside Netanyahu’s private residence in Caesarea and at over 300 bridges and major intersections nationwide.

08.08.2020 - 17:05 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Stay off the beaches? NO CHANCE! Thousands flout social-distancing to soak up 95F as desperate police turn back staycationers after councils begged tourists to steer clear following ‚bedlam‘ yesterday

Record numbers packed the seafront on Friday, despite Government warnings, and with little signs of social distancing, on what was the UK’s hottest August day since 2003.

There were similar scenes again today as staycationers in Bournemouth were seen emerging from tents they’d set up overnight to try and secure the best spots, while Sussex Police turned away cars from a full Camber Sands beach as early as 10am.

In North Wales, described as being a scene of ‚bedlam‘ yesterday, a councillor’s plea for visitors to avoid towns appeared to be ignored as the local police force reported a ‚considerable build up‘ of traffic in Abersoch as drivers made their way to the beach.

02.08.2020 - 10:27 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Very social – but no distancing! Revellers flock to Manchester’s pubs and bars for a night on the tiles despite new stricter lockdown rules

– Partygoers took advantage of hot weather this weekend to head out drinking in Manchester and Blackpool
– Groups of friends could be seen hugging and crowded outside nightclubs, pubs, bars and restaurants

26.07.2020 - 00:06 [ Fox News ]

Hundreds of Texas bar owners pledge defiance to Abbott order

Fort Worth bar owner Chris Polone has organized what’s labeled as “Freedom Fest,” in which hundreds of bar owners say they’ll open their doors and set ’em up Saturday. About 800 bar owners have promised participation, Polone told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which could place their state liquor licenses in jeopardy.

26.07.2020 - 00:03 [ Dallas News ]

Group of Texas bars plans to open illegally in statewide protest Saturday against Gov. Abbott’s shutdown order

(22.07.2020)

Polone, however, is now organizing Freedom Fest in alliance with other bars and venues across the state that will open their doors illegally for concerts on Saturday, July 25.

When Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission officers gave him the option of shutting the event down or losing his liquor license on July 4, Polone — who was broadcasting on Facebook Live — got on stage, ranted, and tore up the paperwork. Then he went outside, lit up a cigarette, and said his lawyers were ready to sue the state of Texas.

24.07.2020 - 18:46 [ Haaretz ]

I’m at Risk but I Oppose Wholesale Lockdown. Stop the COVID-19 Fearmongering

For too long we haven’t heard on the main news shows the dozens of medical experts who say we are walking on shaking ground that will topple us into a yawning abyss when the state closes down. They’ve made a mockery of Profs. Yoram Lass, Eyal Shachar, Idit Matot, Dr. Amir Sachar and many, many others, hid them deep down under the layers of horror, from which the coronavirus czar sprouted. There are no piles of dead bodies, so many people on ventilators that the hospitals cannot cope, enormous numbers of patients in critical condition forming a bottleneck in the hospitals. And it’s doubtful there ever will be.

23.07.2020 - 13:46 [ Haaretz ]

Thousands Protest Israeli Gov’t Handling of Economic Crisis, Call for Netanyahu’s Resignation in Jerusalem

Thousands of protesters gathered outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday, before marching to the Knesset, supervised by a major police presence.

23.07.2020 - 12:10 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Scouse party: Liverpool fans turn out in their thousands as their side lift the Premier League for the first time – ignoring social distancing and police demands to go home as they set off fireworks and smoke bombs outside Anfield

Liverpool fans turned out in their thousands at Anfield tonight as their side lifted the Premier League title for the first time – but they ignored police demands to go home and set off smoke bombs and fireworks outside the stadium.

19.07.2020 - 17:13 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Police are STILL battling to shut down illegal rave FIFTEEN HOURS after it started as 3,000 lockdown revellers keep upmarket Bath residents awake all night with thumping sound system

Footage showed people thronged together, breaking social distancing rules as they gathered to dance, drink and blast music at the former RAF airfield.

16.07.2020 - 16:34 [ i24news.tv ]

Social workers continue Jerusalem protest over work and conditions

Israel’s social workers – currently involved in indefinite strike action – have attempted to block Jerusalem’s Light Rail as they continue to protest work and conditions.

Scores, if not hundreds, gathered on and around the tracks in downtown Jerusalem, preventing trains in both directions from leaving their stations.

16.07.2020 - 16:21 [ Haaretz ]

Jerusalem Has Seen Many Protests, but This One Was a Turning Point for the anti-Netanyahu Movement

‚We’re young and no longer willing to shut up and be nice,‘ says one of the thousands of demonstrators who turned up near the Prime Minister’s Residence angry and bold

15.07.2020 - 10:35 [ Pozitive Idea / Youtube ]

Protesters scuffle with police in protest to demand Israel’s Netanyahu resignation – NO COMENT

Thousands of Israelis protested outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday (July 14), demanding his resignation over what they say has been an inept government response to the coronavirus crisis as well as his corruption trial.

14.07.2020 - 22:09 [ i24news.tv ]

Clashes erupt in Jerusalem ‚Bastille Day‘ protest in front of PM’s residence

Around 2,000 protesters arrived at the rally under the moniker “Bastille Day,” named after the July 14th French National Day which commemorates the storming of a grand fortress — an event that launched the French Revolution in 1789.

14.07.2020 - 21:29 [ Haaretz ]

Thousands Protest Outside PM’s Residence Demanding Netanyahu’s Resignation

Netanyahu has been drawing criticism not only for his alleged misconduct in the three corruption cases against him, but also for his attacks on the attorney general, the media, law enforcement and the judiciary in his arguments that the charges against him are baseless.

Protesters have also demanded further investigation into allegations of impropriety in the purchase of submarines from Germany.

04.07.2020 - 18:37 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Crowds start to gather at newly reopened pubs across England on Super Saturday in first signs social distancing rules may start to slip tonight

– Thousands of drinkers have seized upon today’s wave of easing to enjoy their first pint post-lockdown
– But as the revelry grows livelier into the night, there are fears pub-goers will fail to stick to distancing rules
– London’s Borough Market was heaving this evening and drinkers were pictured bunched together on street
– Pub-goers are set to sink a staggering 15million pints at 23,000 establishments across the country

04.07.2020 - 18:33 [ Los Angeles Times ]

Californians are losing their fear of the coronavirus

The public increasingly ignored the rules and demanded their summer on the sand, swimming, sunbathing and just hanging out. Unable to stop the crowds, county officials simply gave up.

27.06.2020 - 14:25 [ Boris Johnson #StayAlert, Boris Johnson #StayAlert @BorisJohnson Prime Minister of the United Kingdom / Twitter ]

Businesses all over the country are getting ready to open their doors again on the 4 July.

Yesterday I heard from @PizzaPilgrims
staff about how they’re making their restaurant COVID-19 Secure so customers can enjoy their pizza safely.

27.06.2020 - 14:07 [ Standard.co.uk ]

UK coronavirus LIVE: Foreign holidays given green light as more illegal block parties are held in London

From July 6, the controversial quarantine arrangements will be replaced by a traffic light system, with officials placing countries into green, amber and red categories based on the prevalence of coronavirus within each nation’s borders.

While the full list of countries involved is still being confirmed, the initial phase of travel opening up is expected to involve France, Greece and Spain. The list of approved countries is due to be announced next week.

27.06.2020 - 13:54 [ Irena Halder / Youtube ]

#2 Lockdown Rebels in Portobello Road, 20 June 2020

As the evening wore on, the crowd swelled to about 500 people. After the Ginstitute stopped serving take away drinks, the local Sainsbury’s sold £5000 of beer and wine in less than 3 hours.

27.06.2020 - 13:51 [ BeanymanSports / Twitter ]

Epic Scenes At Anfield As Liverpool Fans Celebrate Historic Premier League Title Win

Fans gather outside Anfield to celebrate Liverpool winning the Premier League for the first time ever.

Liverpool’s 30-year wait for a league title is over after they were confirmed as Premier League champions.

27.06.2020 - 13:46 [ ITV.com ]

‚Half a million visitors‘ to south coast of England on hottest day of the year

(25.06.2020)

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council said services were „completely overstretched“ as huge numbers of visitors defied advice to stay away – prompting authorities to declare the major incident.

Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood said Dorset had seen „half a million visitors“ to the area causing traffic jams and full beaches.

23.06.2020 - 09:54 [ Seattle.Eater.com ]

What It’s Like to Eat Inside Seattle’s Much-Discussed Protest Space

With so much national attention on the politics, it may seem a small thing to focus on food, which is only one part of the ecosystem at the CHOP/CHAZ. But the way people eat there offers a glimpse into the energy of the protest space, whether it’s through pop-up community kitchens, street vendors selling items right in the middle of everything, or local restaurants trying to figure out their place as a support pipeline.

15.06.2020 - 08:27 [ New York Times ]

Coronavirus Live Updates: As Social Distancing Wanes, Cuomo Warns of Another Lockdown

Specifically, Mr. Cuomo said that bar patrons in Manhattan and the Hamptons on Long Island had been flouting the rules, and warned that if local officials did not crack down on such behavior the state could be forced to suspend re-opening plans.

“There is a very real possibility that we would roll back the reopening in those areas,” he said, adding that if people didn’t abide social distancing rules, including wearing masks, a second wave of infections was almost inevitable. “It will come. And once it comes, it’s too late.”

10.06.2020 - 06:32 [ The Recount / Twitter ]

Gov. Cuomo (D-NY) gets fired up over Trump’s Buffalo tweet: “How reckless, how irresponsible, how mean, how crude. If there was ever a reprehensible, dumb comment … and from the president of the United States.”

10.06.2020 - 06:08 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

Emotional UPDATE on Martin Gugino, the Elderly Man Police Assaulted. TYT Reacts

(08.06.2020)

Martin Gugino is an American hero. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks.

27.05.2020 - 03:08 [ Ron Paul / Twitter ]

When the people lead…the „leaders“ will follow. The virus panic is no different.

Watch today’s Liberty Report:

24.05.2020 - 19:41 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson steps in at 5pm press conference to REFUSE to sack Dominic Cummings and says aide acted ‚responsibly and legally‘ while ‚following instincts of any father‘ amid calls for resignation over claims he broke lockdown three times

But despite ten Tory backbenchers demanding the scalp of his closest adviser and the mastermind of the Brexit Vote Leave campaign, he backed the divisive Machiavellian figure over revelations he twice travelled 270 miles from London to Durham while the public were told to stay at home.

24.05.2020 - 19:36 [ Spiked ]

Dominic Cummings broke the lockdown? Good

The hysteria over his trip to his parents‘ home is driven by nothing more than Remainer revenge.

20.05.2020 - 13:21 [ Bryan MacDonald / Twitter ]

Meanwhile in Sochi on Sunday, six members of Russia’s ‚National Guard‘ (росгвардейцев) versus one man who clearly loves his freedom.

(18.05.2020)

Here’s a better angle. The man was refusing to stay inside at a special Covid-19 quarantine centre. There are currently 393 people obliged to stay in the facility at Sochi observatory. This also explains the cheering.

18.05.2020 - 19:19 [ King Yari / Facebook ]

Myrtle Beach #nonsocialdistancingBIKEweek Part 2! This happened today while enjoying lunch at Beach House Bar & Grill, a flashMOB of mopeds, golf carts, motorcycles, people, music and no social distancing

18.05.2020 - 19:17 [ kval.com ]

Large crowd in South Carolina ignores social distancing, dances in the middle of street

Instead of practicing recommended social distancing by city, nation, and state leaders, a large group of people gathered in the middle of Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to dance Sunday evening.