Lebanese Protesters Hang Effigies of Political Leaders as Massive Demonstrations Rage Following Beirut Port Blast

ImageAt least one protester carried a sign reading: “My government murdered my people,” according to an image shared on social media. Lebanese journalist Timour Azhari, Al Jazeera’s Beirut correspondent, described the demonstration as the “largest participation in rioting that I’ve seen so far.”

By early Saturday evening, demonstrators had managed to storm and occupy several government buildings, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…MORE: newsweek



Ilhan Omar Announces Endorsements from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives Melissa Hortman

ImageRep. Ilhan Omar (MN-05) announced endorsements from Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Melissa Hortman. Rep. Omar now has the support of the Democratic leaders of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Minnesota legislature, representing the support of the state and national Democratic party at the highest levels.

“Ilhan is a valued and important Member of our Caucus. In her first term, Ilhan has already established herself as a leader on a host of issues — from child nutrition to housing to U.S.-Africa relations,” Speaker Pelosi said. “I have appreciated getting to work closely with Ilhan ..more:ilhanomar