The protests expose the limits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strongman politics and the decline of Indian democratic institutions. They may be the largest challenge for Modi since he came into power in 2014.
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The criminal complaint charges Ivan Harrison Hunter with one count of traveling in interstate commerce to incite a riot and carry out violence.
On Thursday, August 6, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Department of Homeland Security personnel deployments to recent protests. The committee will hear testimony from Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of homeland security.
You can watch a livestream of the hearing here.
My adventures as an intelligence subject of the Department of Homeland Security.
A document provided to Lawfare indicates that the intelligence community is being tasked with monitoring and collecting information on some protest activities.
There are a few answers, but a lot more questions.
In the weeks following protests over the police killing of George Floyd, the federal government brought more than 120 different cases against protestors for a range of crimes—many concerning relatively minor offenses.
Numerous individuals and groups are posing—both online and in person—as members of groups they oppose. Malign state actors have also begun to enter the fray.
Protests against police brutality and coronavirus lockdowns have gripped the U.S. in recent weeks. Examining both protests simultaneously provides an opportunity to better understand the nature of violence.