French citizens protest in the street as lower parliament push Vote of No Confidence as social security program looks to go bust

Revelations 6:4 “And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Macron’s government faces vote of no confidence after pushing up retirement age
  • French President Emanuel Macron looks to change the retirement age from 62 to 64
  • Days of protests turned violent and prompted hundreds of arrests after Macron and Borne bypassed the parliament Thursday to raise the pension age by two years in what French leadership has argued is necessary to keep its social security program from going bust.
  • The Senate, which has a conservative majority, backed the changes to the retirement plan and passed the legislation last week.
  • If the vote of no-confidence fails, the bill will become law.
  • If the motions pass, Borne will be forced to resign and Macron’s presidency will likely be marred by the incident through his tenure which will conclude in 2027.

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NYC and DC brace for protests with an indictment set for former President Trump

Revelations 6:4 “And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.”

Important Takeaways:

  • ALL NYPD cops will be in uniform TODAY in anticipation of Trump’s arrest: NYC and DC brace for protests and Stormy Daniels ramps up her personal security – with an indictment set for Wednesday ‘at the earliest’
  • The New York Police Department and Metro Police Department as all officers on Tuesday are expected to be in uniform, ready for anything in the wake of a potential indictment coming down against former President Donald Trump.
  • Trump, 76, said last week that he expects to be arrested on Tuesday, but a law enforcement official told that an indictment is not expected until Wednesday at the earliest.
  • A grand jury investigating hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels wrap up their deliberations.
  • NYPD is the largest police department in the country, with roughly 36,000 current officers and 19,000 civilian employees. This week’s memo suggests that all 36,000 officers are expected to be in uniform and on standby for deployment
  • As the New York investigation pushes toward conclusion, Trump faces a grand jury in Atlanta and a federal probe in Washington that, taken together, pose a significant legal risk for the former president.

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Trumps warns of his arrest; Former VP Mike Pence calls for people to stay peaceful and lawful

Trump Arrest

Revelations 6:4 “And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Firestorm: Trump Warns He’s About to Be Arrested
  • Former President Trump claimed over the weekend that he’ll be arrested this week, touching off a political firestorm. It comes as the Manhattan district attorney is investigating an alleged hush money payment during the 2016 presidential campaign.
  • Trump supporters and opponents are calling it a political prosecution and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is ready to direct a House committee to investigate the D.A.
  • Former Vice President Mike Pence said, “It just feels like a politically charged prosecution here, and I, for my part, I just feel like it’s just not what the American people want to see.”
  • Trump is calling for protests. But McCarthy said, “I don’t think people should protest this, no.”
  • And Pence told ABC’s “This Week” program, “I believe that people understand that if they give voice to this, if this occurs on Tuesday, that they need to do so peacefully and in a lawful manner.”
  • Trump’s claim involves the Manhattan D.A.’s investigation into an alleged hush money payment prior to the 2016 election to porn star Stormy Daniels. Trump has denied her claim that they had an affair.
  • Trump’s attorney told CNBC that if indicted, Trump will surrender to face criminal charges.

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Current Protests and Civil Unrest across the globe

Revelations 6:4 “And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Global Protest Tracker
    • Over 400 significant antigovernment protests have erupted worldwide.
    • More than 132 countries have experienced significant protests
    • 23% of significant protests have lasted than more than three months.
    • 135 significant economic antigovernment protests have occurred since 2017.
      • Colombia – Social and economic reform
      • Germany – Peace in Ukraine Protest
      • Norway – Wind Farm Protest
      • Portugal – Cost of living Protest
      • Turkey – Earthquake response protest
      • Sri Lanka – Election cancellation Protest
      • France – Pension reform strikes and protests
      • Israel – Judicial reform
      • Nigeria – Cash Shortage
      • Mexico – Electoral Reform
      • Iran – Masha Amini Protest
      • Moldova – Fuel Price Protest
      • Netherlands – Farmer Protest
      • UK – Just stop oil Protest

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Breaking Point: Anger over Beijing’s Lockdowns and Zero-Covid Policy as protests ignite across country

Luke 21:11 “There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.”

Important Takeaways:

  • China’s Covid revolution: Three years of growing anger over Beijing’s obsession with failing lockdowns is exploding across the country…. but Xi ‘will crack down and punish protesters severely’
  • Protests against Xi Jinping and his zero-Covid policy are sweeping across China
  • Explosion of anger as three years of failing lockdowns became too much to bear.
  • Hundreds took to streets in an unprecedented display of anger against his rule
  • Experts warn crackdown is ‘inevitable’ with activists facing ‘severe punishment’
  • Clashes between activists and police have already taken place in Shanghai – which suffered through a months-long Covid lockdown earlier this year – with BBC cameraman Edward Lawrence arrested and beaten by officers in the city.

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German official warns of Riots and Mass Protest due to gas shortages

Revelations 18:23 ’For the merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.’

Important Takeaways:

  • Gas Shortage Riots to Make Lockdown Protests Look Like a ‘Children’s Birthday Party’
  • A warning from the President of the Thuringian Office for the Protection of the Constitution during an interview with state-owned broadcaster ZDF on Wednesday has crystalized the issue somewhat, with the official responsible for maintaining the security of the contemporary German state in the region warning that mass violence was now looking likely.
  • “…after the pandemic and the world events of the last few months, we are dealing with a highly emotional, aggressive, pessimistic mood among the population, whose trust in the state, its institutions and political actors is at least in some parts afflicted with massive doubts,” President Stephen Kramer is reported as telling the broadcaster.
  • “In this respect, we are likely to be confronted with mass protests and riots,” he warned, saying that what Germany had “experienced so far in the corona pandemic in the form of violent clashes on social networks, but also on the streets and squares, was probably more of a children’s birthday party” compared to what was coming.

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Shut Down DC will pay a bounty for confirmed sighting of Justices. Protestors say Biden needs to do more on abortion

Proverbs 6:16-19 “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood , a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Important Takeaways:

  • Pro-Abortion Radicals Offer ‘Bounties’ on Supreme Court Justice ‘Sightings’, Biden May Declare Abortion ‘Health Emergency’
  • Abortion rights supporters marched outside the White House Saturday, demanding more action from the president.
  • Biden already issued an executive order Friday that tries to safeguard access to the abortion pill, protect women who travel to other states for abortions, and launch so-called public education efforts.
  • Abortion supporters say that’s not enough, and they now want Biden to declare a public health emergency.
  • Kamala Harris told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that Congress must step in and enact an abortion law.
  • Now a group called ShutDownDC says it’s willing to pay a bounty to its social media followers for a “confirmed sighting” of conservative Supreme Court justices.
  • White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended the protests.
  • “People should be allowed to do that,” Jean Pierre said, which caused a reporter to ask, “In a restaurant?” Jean-Pierre replied, “This is what democracy is. Of course people have a right to privacy, but people also have a right protest peacefully. It’s the intimidation and violence that we condemn.”

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Prices of Food and Fuel have people protesting in Peru

Rev 6:6 NAS And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Peru president imposes curfew in Lima, Callao after protests
  • Protests had erupted across Peru in recent days due to a hike in fuel prices and tolls, during a time of rising food prices.
  • “In view of the acts of violence that some groups have wanted to create… and in order to reestablish peace… the Council of Ministers has approved the declaration of citizen immobility (curfew) from 2:00 am to 11:59 pm on Tuesday, April 5,” he said in a televised message.
  • Castillo’s action to impose movement restrictions — which will cover more than 10 million residents in Lima and Callao — was met with immediate repudiation.
  • “It is like putting an end to traffic accidents by taking vehicles off the roads.”
  • The country’s Consumer Price Index in March saw its highest monthly increase in 26 years, driven by soaring food, transport and education prices, according to the national statistics institute.

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El Salvador women march against abortion laws amid planned Latin America-wide protests

By Ana Isabel Martinez and Gerardo Arbaiza

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – Scores of people in El Salvador waved green flags and marched through the capital San Salvador en route to Congress to demand loosening of the country’s “strict” abortion laws, with similar protests planned across Latin American cities.

Holding up banners saying “it’s our right to decide” and “legal abortion, safe and free,” the mostly-women protesters met as part of the “International Safe Abortion Day” being marked around the globe.

The Salvadoran protesters sought to pressure the country’s legislators to ease one of the world’s strictest abortion laws, which prohibit termination of pregnancy in cases of rape and even if the mother’s life is at risk.

The proposals taken to the Salvadoran Congress have been named “Beatriz Reform,” in honor of a young woman who in 2013 openly called for an abortion to save her life as she suffered from a chronic disease, which took her life four years later.

“We are asking for minimum measures to add to the Penal Code to guarantee the life and integrity of women,” Morena Herrera, a prominent Salvadoran feminist, told journalists.

“It does not require constitutional reform. It can be done now and if it is true that there is independence of powers, the Legislative Assembly must respond,” she added.

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele earlier this month ruled out any amendments to the abortion laws as part of controversial constitutional changes his government is planning.

Protests are also planned later in the day in Colombia and several cities in Mexico and Chile.

Sweeping changes across the predominantly Roman Catholic region have seen abortion law amended in some nations, including Argentina and parts of Mexico.

But several out of more than 20 Latin American nations still ban abortion outright, including El Salvador, which has sentenced some women to up to 40 years in prison.

Mexican authorities have put up protective fences on key buildings and emblematic monuments across several cities where women are expected to hold rallies. In the past, protesters have painted over historic monuments.

Protesters were also gathering in the Chilean capital Santiago, where legislators have been discussing plans for a bill that would expand the legal access for women to get abortions.

(Reporting by Ana Isabel Martinez in Mexico City and Gerardo Arbaiza in San Salvador; Editing by Drazen Jorgic and Sandra Maler)

Protests in France against COVID-19 ‘health pass’ rules

PARIS (Reuters) -Police in Paris clashed with protesters railing against President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to require a COVID-19 vaccine certificate or negative PCR test to gain entry to bars, restaurants and cinemas from next month.

Macron this week announced sweeping measures to fight a rapid surge in new coronavirus infections, including the mandatory vaccination of health workers and new health pass rules for the wider public.

In doing so, he went further than most other European nations have done as the highly contagious Delta variant fans a new wave of cases, and other governments are watching carefully to see how the French public responds.

The police fired tear gas on several occasions as pockets of protesters overturned garbage cans and set a mechanical digger alight. Some protesters away from the skirmishes wore badges saying “No to the health pass”.

Some critics of Macron’s plan – which will require shopping malls, cafes, bars and restaurants to check the health passes of all patrons from August – accuse the president of trampling on freedoms and discriminating against those who do not want the COVID shot.

“It’s totally arbitrary and wholly undemocratic,” said one protester who identified himself as Jean-Louis.

Macron says the vaccine is the best way to put France back on the path to normalcy and that he is encouraging as many people as possible to get inoculated.

There were protests in other cities including Nantes, Marseille and Montpellier.

The show of discontent took place on Bastille Day, the anniversary of the 1789 storming of a medieval fortress in Paris which marked the turning point in the French Revolution.

Among other proposals in the government’s draft bill is the mandatory isolation for 10 days of anyone who tests positive, with police making random checks, French media reported. The prime minister’s office did not respond when asked to confirm the detail.

(Reporting by Christian Lowe and Gonzalo Fuentes; Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Sandra Maler)