United States

California clashes cast shadow on 'Occupy' movement

 
Seeking to defuse tensions with supporters of the Occupy movement in the northern California city of Oakland, officials are looking at ways to facilitate a dialogue with members of the group as a week marked by clashes between police and protesters comes to a close. Watch the videos...

Thrown to the bulls: prisoners take part in maximum-security rodeo

 
In the state of Louisiana, rodeos aren’t just for cowboys. Prison inmates get in on the action, too. At the Angola Rodeo, crowds go wild as men serving life sentences try to tame infuriated bulls. Read more…
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The week in amateur videos: New York police get rough, tributes to Steve Jobs, and more...

 
Silly, amazing or shocking things happen every day, all over the world – and in our era of video phones and high-speed internet, chances are they’ll be caught on camera and broadcast across the globe. Read more and watch videos....
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Wall Street protesters introduce the 'Human Microphone' (batteries not included)

How do you speak to hundreds of people gathered in a park – without the help of a microphone? Protesters taking part in Occupy Wall Street, now into its third week, were faced with this very challenge as their numbers swelled from dozens to more than a thousand. They can’t use sound amplifiers without a special permit from the city, so they have devised a simple technique they call the Human Microphone. Read more...

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'Occupation Wall Street' strikes New York - and police strike back

 
As the United States struggles to get its derailed economy back on track, a New York-based protest movement called “Occupy Wall Street” has sprouted in the country’s financial capital. One week after its formation, the group grabbed headlines after police arrested at least 80 people at a rally this weekend. Read more…

The week in amateur videos: a motorcycle miracle, brave bridge climbers and more

 
Silly, amazing or shocking things happen every day, all over the world – and in our era of video phones and high-speed internet, chances are they’ll be caught on camera and broadcast across the globe. Watch videos...
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From ‘flash mob’ to ‘flash rob’

 
A “flash mob” is generally defined as a group of people who suddenly gather in a public arena to stage an act of performance art, briefly interrupting every day routine. In the US however, some young people have put a new twist on the movement, transforming the idea of a flash mob into a “flash rob”. Watch the videos...
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‘Film this sh**’: NYPD clashes with hip-hop fans caught on camera

 
Hip-hop fans gathered at New York City’s Tammany Hall in the Lower East Side on Tuesday, June 28, for a record release party, featuring performances from various artists. Part way through the evening the event was broken up by police, who scuffled with concert-goers in the street, leaving five people injured in the fray. Watch the video...
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