Michael Moore leads audience of Broadway play to Trump Tower

Michael Moore attends "The Terms Of My Surrender" Broadway Opening Night - After Party at Bryant Park Grill on August 10, 2017 in New York City. (AFP)
Updated 16 August 2017
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Michael Moore leads audience of Broadway play to Trump Tower

NEW YORK: Michael Moore has led the audience of his Broadway play to Trump Tower to protest President Donald Trump’s comments about the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
On Facebook, Moore urged people to join him at Trump Tower after Tuesday night’s performance of his one-man show “The Terms of My Surrender” to “nonviolently express our rage.”
After the play, Moore is seen on a Facebook Live video leading a group of people to the tower, where the president is currently staying for the first time since his inauguration. He was joined by actor Mark Ruffalo. They led the group in chants including “hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump has got to go.”
Earlier Monday, Trump again said both sides were to blame for last weekend’s deadly violence in Virginia.


Blasts heard in Maiduguri, northeast of Nigeria, before polls open

Updated 23 February 2019
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Blasts heard in Maiduguri, northeast of Nigeria, before polls open

  • The city is the birthplace of Boko Haram Islamists
  • Boko Haram has warned it will disrupt the elections

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: A series of explosions was heard in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, shortly before the opening of polls in presidential and parliamentary elections.

Multiple blasts were heard at about 6A.M. (0500 GMT), locals said. There was no immediate indication of the cause.

But the city is the birthplace of Boko Haram Islamists and has been repeatedly attacked during their nearly 10-year insurgency that has devastated the remote region.

Polls open at 0700 GMT, with President Muhammadu Buhari, a former army general who has vowed to defeat the jihadists, seeking a second term.

Boko Haram has warned it will disrupt the elections.

One resident in the Gomari neighborhood of Maiduguri said: “I heard several explosions coming from the Bulumkutu area this morning but it’s unclear what is happening.

“There have been suspicions that it was an attack by Boko Haram but we don’t know yet.”

He added: “Late yesterday (Friday), some gunmen went into the house of a man in Gomari and shot him dead. We still don’t know the motive.”

Two other residents gave a similar account.

The early morning explosions in Maiduguri come after a Boko Haram attack late on Friday on Zabarmari village, some 10 kilometers outside Maiduguri.

The attack forced residents to flee into the city.