27 March 2016   Leave a comment

Police broke up a demonstration comprised of right-wing agitators at the Place de la Bourse in Brussels.   There have been ongoing solidarity demonstrations at that location to show sympathy for those killed and injured in the recent terror attacks.  But the right-wing agitators were demonstrating against Muslims and immigrants, and police had to break up the demonstrations before violence got out of control  The agitators made no secret of their contempt for liberal society.

Many Mexicans celebrate Easter by burning effigies of evil people on the Saturday before Easter Sunday.  This year, apparently, effigies of Donald Trump were in high demand to be burned.  Trump has not endeared himself to the Mexican population with his campaign rhetoric, and the Mexicans were delighted at the opportunity to return the scorn.   US Secretary of State expressed his point of view that the current Republican primary elections were an “embarrassment” to the United States.

A Pakistani Taliban faction, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, claimed responsibility for a bomb blast that targeted Christians in Pakistan.  The bombing occurred in a park outside the city of Lahore and killed 65 people and wounded over 300.  The Pakistani government, led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has been less than effective in addressing the power of extremist groups in Pakistan and the attack in Lahore is a direct challenge to his government.

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Posted March 27, 2016 by vferraro1971 in World Politics

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