A group of us went with signs to the Hyde Park Street Fair in Boise today. 🗣 Our goal was to spark curiosity and debate. We were ready with information to hand out. 💪🏻 We got plenty of “Here comes polio!” and “Enjoy your dead babies!” comments here and there from people passing by, which I expected. 🙄 But I *wasn’t* prepared for the demented mob of teenage boys that harassed us with vile language until we had security from the event step in and ask them to disperse. 👎🏻 I won’t even share what they said and did. It was beyond appalling. ✋🏻These teenage boys verbally attacked us MOTHERS peacefully organizing to try to inform and educate. 🚫 Listen, whatever you are doing, if you aren’t speaking out, and getting involved, it’s time. ⏰ It’s PAST time, if you haven’t already joined this movement in a real way. Our freedoms are being ripped away from us and our children. The amount of propaganda and indoctrination that the public is being fed through school and the media, MUST BE OPPOSED, with TRUTH. We need to be sharing the TRUTH as much as possible. And we NEED YOU. Everyone. The sooner we all step up, the sooner we will win this. WE ARE ALREADY DISCUSSING WHERE WE WILL DO THIS AGAIN.👊🏻 #boise#idaho#demonstration#speakup#speakout#activism#personalfreedom#mybodymychoice#dontgiveup#pushback#bebrave#wakeup#openyoureyes#see#research#thankful#friends#tribe#together#fight #totheend.
A protester in front of a fire at an entrance of Hong Kong's Wan Chai MTR Station on Sept 15.
The city's embattled rail operator has found itself the target of protesters, suffering vandalism and damage to many stations, and frequent disruption to its network.
But its new chairman has denied bowing to pressure from Beijing by taking a harder line with anti-government protesters, adding that the challenges he faces are "unprecedented".
“The MTR is just a listed commercial entity. We are not running a political party or a government unit," he said. 📷: SCMP/Sam Tsang
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Wanted to share the power of Soft Pastel (chalk-based color sticks) within my art corridor. Painted or sketched to be more precise a few weeks ago as a demonstration for my students. The first two landscapes took a little over 45 mins each on a 14” X17” paper, and the fall sketch took a bit over two hours on the same size paper since I focused more on the details. I guess this medium adds that additional cushion of time. These are regular sketching paper as compared to Pastelmat which gives you the luxury of layers. #demonstration#painting#sketching#sketch#landscape#softpastel#art#artist