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ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 1986 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Apartheid art? "Shaka Zulu" is a gory, foolish and demeaning 10-hour miniseries airing on KCOP Channel 13 at 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Dec. 2-3. Shot in South Africa, it seems to shape history to fit a contemporary political theme. Yesteryear's supposedly blood-lusting Zulus fill nearly every frame of "Shaka Zulu," becoming a negative metaphor for today's black South Africans, reinforcing a wild tribal image in contrast to "civilized" whites.
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WORLD
May 6, 2011 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Roula Hajjar, Los Angeles Times
Demonstrations spread to numerous Syrian cities Friday, with thousands braving a security crackdown in what protesters dubbed a "day of defiance" against President Bashar Assad's government, according to witnesses and videos posted online. Protesters claimed that their movement had expanded to all of the country's major cities from Dara in the south, where the uprising began more than six weeks ago. They reported protests in various neighborhoods of the capital, Damascus, and its suburbs, the northern cities of Aleppo and Latakia, Homs and Hama in the west, the coastal city of Baniyas, and smaller towns and villages.
NEWS
February 7, 1985 | United Press International
More than 500 apartheid protesters peacefully circled the Capitol Wednesday night during President Reagan's State of the Union address to appeal for racial equality in South Africa. Wearing placards reading, "Freedom in South Africa," and carrying flashlights, the demonstrators called on Reagan and Congress to impose sanctions against white-ruled South Africa until suppression of blacks is lifted in that country. The "Circle of Conscience" was organized by the Rev.
WORLD
February 21, 2011 | By David Zucchino and Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
Protesters in Libya have seized control of the country's second-largest city and several eastern towns, Moammar Kadafi's son acknowledged in comments broadcast early Monday, but he vowed that security forces would fight "to the last bullet" against efforts to end his father's four decades in power. Human rights groups said the death toll in Libya had exceeded 200 after six days of unrest. Police and government-hired mercenaries Sunday shot at people gathered to mourn three dozen activists killed by police the previous day in Benghazi, according to video and online accounts trickling out of Libya.
OPINION
December 1, 2011
After weeks of uncertainty about when and how the endgame would play out, the Occupy L.A. eviction was the best possible outcome, a tribute to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Chief Charlie Beck and a disciplined, creative Los Angeles Police Department. Clearly, the Monday morning dress rehearsal had provided police and protesters ample preparation for the real thing, and both sides showed admirable restraint in the unavoidable confrontation that occurred in the early hours of Wednesday. This was not merely a case of routine police work well done.
NATIONAL
November 15, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
Occupy Wall Street protesters were ordered early Tuesday to leave New York City's Zuccotti Park, their longtime encampment in Lower Manhattan, but were told they could return once it had been cleaned. About 1 a.m., police handed out notices from the park's owner, Brookfield Office Properties, and the city saying the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous, the Associated Press reported. Rabbi Chaim Gruber, an Occupy Wall Street member, said police officers were clearing the streets near the park.
NEWS
May 5, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Demonstrators blocked traffic on one of the main bridges into Washington, D.C., for about two hours Monday as protests belatedly sprouted over the verdicts in the Rodney G. King beating case. Several hundred people also demonstrated outside the White House and Justice Department, and thousands of District of Columbia employees stayed home from work. Police said about 200 people sat down across the Washington approach to the 14th Street bridge over the Potomac River.
NATIONAL
May 1, 2012 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
SEATTLE — Downtown Seattle erupted in chaos Tuesday as black-clad May Day demonstrators marauded through the shopping district, smashing plate glass windows at banks and retail outlets, spray-painting cars and slashing tires. At least eight people had been arrested by early evening. May Day arrests also were reported in Portland, Ore., and New York. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn signed an emergency order authorizing police to confiscate sticks, tire irons, hammers and other implements that might be used for continued destruction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A court appearance Friday by a 40-year-old Granada Hills woman charged with seducing at least 10 teen-age boys prompted a brief demonstration by a group of parents protesting state rape laws that apply only to female victims. Commissioner Richard L. Brand postponed an arraignment until May 29 at the request of a lawyer for Faye D. Abramowitz, who has been charged with three counts of lewd conduct with a child and five counts of oral copulation with a person under 18.
WORLD
March 27, 2011 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Tens of thousands of demonstrators whistled, chanted, drummed and marched their way through the heart of London on Saturday to protest massive government spending cuts that threaten to leave almost no part of British society untouched. It was one of the biggest public demonstrations in Britain since 2003, when antiwar rallies were held across the country before the invasion of Iraq. Organizers said up to 250,000 people participated in the march, whose carnival-like atmosphere was briefly marred by black-clad anarchists who smashed a few shop windows, flung paint bombs and attacked luxury icons such as the Ritz Hotel.
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