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The Lairy Godmother accused of whipping fox hunt protester (VIDEO)

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Princess Eugenie's godmother has been reported to police after footage emerged on social media of her apparently whipping a foxhunt protester with a riding crop.

Lulu Hutley, who is the joint master of the Surrey Union Hunt, got into a heated argument when activists attempted to stop a hunt on Slades Farm, Guildford, last week.

In a video posted by the Guildford Hunt Saboteurs on Facebook, Hutley is seen telling campaigners that she will call the police if they do not leave the private land.

When some of the 'sabs' insist on climbing over a gate, bringing them closer to Hutley and her horse, the socialite appears to hit a man with her riding crop.

"The hunt claimed today was a 'fun day' as Princess Eugenie was apparently in attendance but that clearly wasn't the case," Guildford Hunt Saboteurs wrote on their Facebook page on Sunday.


Police & National Guard troops move into Standing Rock camp

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Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., February 22, 2017
Military vehicles, bulldozers and riot-geared police have moved into the Oceti Sakowin camp near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, intended to clear out the remaining protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Live-streams from across the Cannon Ball River showed police and what looked like National Guard troops entering the mostly abandoned encampment on Thursday morning, accompanied with armored vehicles and construction equipment.

Comment: See also: As construction begins, veterans return to Standing Rock to form human shield to protect DAPL protesters against police


'How to deal with right-wing views': Academics in Sussex under fire for 'intolerant' seminar

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University of Sussex
University lecturers have been accused of trying to curb free speech on campus by organizing a seminar on how to "deal with" right-wing students.

Academics at the University of Sussex have come under fire for arranging a meeting called "dealing with right-wing attitudes and politics in the classroom."

Critics have accused researchers and lecturers of trying to clamp down on free expression, but the university insisted the meeting was organized to address extreme views such as racism and homophobia.

The seminar was organized by International Relations Professor Jan Selby, who specializes in the Israel-Palestine conflict and is director of the Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research (SCSR).

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Facepalm: YouTube pulls giraffe birth livestream due to "pornographic content"

Millions of people have been watching and waiting with anticipation to witness the birth of a baby giraffe at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY.

The park set up a webcam in order to share the precious and educational moment with the world. Park officials in a little more than 12 hours they've seen between 20-30 million views.

April the giraffe is 15-years-old and is expecting a calf with her mate, Oliver. Park officials say April could give birth at any moment, but now the world might not get to see it.



Seriously disturbed: Tattoo artist cuts off her own little finger with bolt cutters, shares picture on Facebook (GRAPHIC)

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A British woman has chopped off her own little finger because she "wanted to."The horrifying act of self-mutilation comes after she sliced a tattoo from her forearm with a scalpel and posted it to her ex-boyfriend.

Essex body piercer and "modification artist" Torz Reynolds used a pair of bolt cutters to sever the little finger of her left hand last week, sharing the process with her followers on Facebook.


Liberal hypocrisy: Students at University of Michigan demand school provides 'no-whites' space to organize social justice activism

A student activist group at the University of Michigan is demanding campus officials provide them with "a permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work."

The demand is one of several lodged by "Students4Justice," who this month ratcheted up campus demonstrations to pressure administrators to cave, complaining in a newly launched petition that President Mark Schlissel has snubbed their demands.

The clamor for a segregated space for students of color to organize social justice efforts comes even as the public university builds a $10 million center for black students in the center of campus.

In their demands, students explain why the new black student center is not enough, "because we want a space solely dedicated to community organizing and social justice work specifically for people of color."

Comment: As the student news outlet pointed out in the article, it's incredibly hypocritical of a group that calls for diversity on campus to then ask for a space that completely nullifies diversity and inclusion. Do these liberal snowflakes even hear themselves?

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Surrey 'sex traffickers' plied underage girls with drugs and alcohol, pimped them at Travelodge hotels

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A suspected sex trafficking gang is in court this week accused of plying vulnerable underage girls with alcohol, booking them into rooms in Travelodge hotels, and offering them to clients as prostitutes.

Diane Chilcott, a 39-year-old mother from Chertsey, Surrey, who allegedly used her home as the center of the group's operations, is accused of getting the minors drunk before driving them to a hotel with 20-year-old Daniel Pusey.

The gang of four was picked up after Pusey was arrested in bed with a missing 13-year-old.


Sentencing delayed in trial of 10yo guilty of rape over psychological capacity concerns - Boy returns to school

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A 10-year-old boy in Perth, Australia who pleaded guilty to raping an eight-year-old has had his sentencing delayed over concerns he does not have the capacity to understand the court process. The child has been attending school while on bail.

Sentencing was delayed after concerns were raised over the child by Magistrate Andree-Marie Horrigan, who told the court a psychologist's report on his welfare "raises a number of issues, one of which is capacity." The matter requires further consideration, Horrigan said, ordering the boy to appear in court again on March 15, The Australian reports.

Representing the child, who cannot be identified due to his age, his lawyer Neville Barber told the court he disputed the psychologist's findings. "(The offender) was well aware of what he should not have done," he said. "On my instructions he is well aware that he did what he should not have done."


'No place in America for hatred': Vice President Pence condemns anti-Semitism at vandalized Jewish cemetery

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US Vice President, Mike Pence addresses the crowd during a press conference at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery.
Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced stop to tour a vandalized Jewish cemetery in Missouri, where he helped clean up the toppled graves and strongly condemned anti-Semitism. He also praised the local Jewish community.

On Wednesday afternoon, Pence and Missouri Governor Eric Greitens (R) visited the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, where more than 150 headstones were toppled and broken on Sunday evening. The damage was concentrated in an area holding the cemetery's oldest graves.

"There is no place in America for hatred, prejudice, or acts of violence, or anti-Semitism," Pence said, speaking through a bullhorn.

"I must tell you that the people of Missouri are inspiring the nation by your love and care for this place and the Jewish community," he told volunteers who were there to clean up the vandalism. "I want to thank you for that inspiration. For showing the world what America is all about."


Tear gas, arrests in Paris as students protest alleged rape of detainee by French police

Police have deployed tear gas during protests against police brutality in Paris, French media and Ruptly reported. Residents, mostly students, have taken to the streets of French capital to denounce the alleged rape of a black man by police.

Hundreds of students have taken to the streets for the demonstration, LCI TV reports.

Up to 16 high schools in Paris were totally blocked by protesters, while 12 others were partially blocked. The protest is trending under the hashtag #BLOCUSPOURTHÉO (Bloc for Theo).