1. London Attacks: The Latest
On Saturday, three armed assailants drove a van across the London Bridge, striking pedestrians before moving on to several dining establishments and carrying out a series of stabbings. At least seven were killed and dozens more were wounded, The New York Times Reported.
— Andy Dangerfield (@andydangerfield) June 4, 2017
The suspects were identified by authorities and gunned down within minutes.
It is quite remarkable that the attackers were identified and shot within 8 minutes from the first call to police #LondonBridge
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) June 4, 2017
Met Police say "unprecedented level of gunfire" used to stop #LondonAttack suspects: 8 officers fired 50 bullets in Borough Market.
— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) June 4, 2017
So far, 12 suspects have been detained in connection with the attack, which comes less than a week after the deadly Manchester Arena bombing. ISIS has claimed responsibility for both attacks.
2. Portland Pro-Trump and Anti-Trump Protests Turn Violent
Police arrested at least 14 people Sunday in Portland, Oregon, as thousands of pro-Trump and anti-Trump demonstrators converged. According to Fox News, officers confiscated weapons such as knives, brass knuckles, and a homemade slingshot. Some protesters lobbed bricks and water balloons filled with “foul-smelling liquid” at police.
— Brian MacMillan (@BMacTV) June 4, 2017
The chaos in Portland comes a little over a week after two men were fatally stabbed on a train while defending a Muslim passenger amid another man’s anti-Muslim rant.
3. Arab Countries Sanction Qatar
Four Arab countries announced early Monday that they would be cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain have suspended air and sea travel to the country and closed all land crossings, CNBC reported.
GULF ARAB ROW
-Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE cut ties w/Qatar
-Accuse Qatar of meddling, terror support
-Qatar expelled from coalition
— BNO News (@BNONews) June 5, 2017
The decision comes amid accusations that the Qatar government has “embrace[d]” and provided support to radical Islamic terror groups.
4. NBA Finals: Game 2
The Golden State Warriors won their second game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
From the NBA website:
Kevin Durant scored a game-high 33 points with 13 rebounds and Stephen Curry posted a triple-double as Golden State beat Cleveland 132-113 to win their 14th consecutive playoff game, a postseason NBA record.
The two teams will face off again Wednesday, June 7, at 9 p.m. ET.
5. United Ends Flights to Venezuela
Over the weekend, United Airlines became the latest airline to suspend flights to Venezuela. Flight service to the South American country will end in July, Reuters reported. Multiple airlines have cut ties with Venezuela, claiming the socialist government owes them billions in ticket sales.
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