Many Arrested in Raids Across France, Protests in Minneapolis After Young Black Male's Death

 

 

Paris Attacks: Many Arrested in Raids Across France-BBC

23 people have been arrested and a few weapons retrieved in police raids in France and Belgium after Friday’s terrorist attacks. There were 150 police raids all around France on Monday, which led to more than 100 people being put under house arrest. Police in Belgium continue to search for Salah Abdeslam who investigators claim may be responsible for organizing the terrorist attacks in Paris.  “We know that operations were being prepared and are still being prepared, not only against France but other European countries too,” French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls said.

Dozens are Arrested at Protest over Minn. Police Shooting-CBS News

On Monday night, hundreds of people blocked Interstate 94 in Minneapolis to protest the shooting of 24-year-old Jamal Clark by Minneapolis police. 50 people were arrested in this protest.  This is the second day of protests in Minneapolis regarding this incident, which were instigated when authorities would not release details of Clark’s arrest. Witnesses claimed that Clark was handcuffed and then shot.  The mayor of Minneapolis has asked for a federal civil rights investigation of the shooting, but this decision will not stop protestors from camping out at the north Minneapolis police precinct as they wait for authorities to release video of the incident.  “Everyone involved needs and deserves the truth and the facts,” Minneapolis Police Chief, Janee Harteau said.

Obama Says Strategy to Fight ISIS Will Succeed-NY Times

President Obama received questions about the Islamic State and the Paris attacks at his press conference at the G20 meetings in Antalya,Turkey.  Obama expressed that the airstrikes on ISIS and working with local forces will continue. “We have the right strategy and we’re going to see it through,” Obama said.  He also does not plan on putting American troops on the ground in Syria. “That would be a mistake, not because our military could not march into Mosul or Raqqa or Ramadi and temporarily clean out ISIL, but because we would see a repetition of what we’ve seen before,” Obama said.  Mr. Obama also stated that France and the United States will share intelligence information regarding ISIS to “allow our personnel to pass threat information including on ISIL, to our French partners even more quickly and more often,” Obama said.