Experiments with truth: 6/16/11

    • A small group of women rallied outside the Saudi embassy in Washington DC on Wednesday to protest the kingdom’s ban on female drivers. The demonstrators wanted to express support for a planned nationwide protest in Saudi Arabia Friday.
    • Up to 1,000 people turned out in the capital, Minsk, on Wednesday in a rare protest of economic hardship, defying a warning by President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko that he would “strike hard” against them.
    • Activists dressed as Transportation Security Administration agents staged a mock TSA pat-down at the Capitol in Austin, Texas on Tuesday as part of an effort to bring a bill into the special session that would make it a misdemeanor for TSA agents to pat-down passengers at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
    • About 200 demonstrators gathered outside New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s offices on Monday to push for rent control. State Sen. Bill Perkins and a dozen others were arrested for blocking the entrance to the governor’s office.
    • On Tuesday night, a collection of labor officials, students and social service workers began a sleep-in outside City Hall, vowing to stay there, nonstop, “till Bloomberg’s budget is defeated!”


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