Sydney, Australia readies for virtual martial law to enforce lockdown

SYDNEY, July 30 (Reuters) - Sydney's poorest neighbourhoods on Friday braced for military enforcement of the city's toughest and longest lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic as the infection numbers held persistently high five weeks since restrictions began. With the city of 5 million people ordered to stay home amid an outbreak of the highly transmissable …

Alleged election fraud in Myanmar – military coup and martial law

(Reuters) - Myanmar’s army declared a state of emergency on Monday as it carried out detentions of senior government leaders in response to alleged fraud during November’s general election. A video address broadcast on military-owned television said power had been handed to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. Here is …

DC new normal: razor-tipped wire fences and armed soldiers – If it looks like martial law?

After rioters attacked the Capitol, D.C. residents adapt to the imposing security measures that have taken over their home. Some residents on Capitol Hill have rallied behind the thousands of National Guard members stationed nearby, bringing them wagons full of snacks and hot coffee to express gratitude for their service. Other locals have gone to …

California uses text alert to ask millions of residents to stay home – de facto martial law

LOS ANGELES - California authorities sent a cellphone text alert Tuesday to two major regions of the nation’s most populous state to tell millions that the coronavirus is spreading rapidly and asking them to stay home except for essential activities. The noon blast to the state-designated 11-county Southern California region and 12-county San Joaquin Valley …

Michael Flynn shares a message telling Trump to impose martial law

Retired Gen. Michael Flynn is fresh off a presidential pardon and ready to get back into some trouble. President Trump pardoned his short-lived national security adviser last week, after Flynn had previously pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with a Russian ambassador. Flynn has since been sharing dubious allegations of voter …

British Army’s Information Warfare Unit will be deployed to tackle anti-vaccine protests | Daily Mail

Leaked documents revealed soldiers are already monitoring cyberspace The British Army's Information Warfare Unit will tackle anti-virus propaganda It comes amid a rise in the number of anti-lockdown protests around Britain The defence cultural specialist unit was launched in Afghanistan in 2010 The British Army's Information Warfare Unit will be deployed to tackle anti-vaccine propaganda …

Puerto Rico will activate National Guard to help enforce Covid-19 curfew – NBC

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s governor announced Friday that she will activate the National Guard to help enforce a curfew aimed at curbing a rise in COVID-19 cases and other measures, including once again closing beaches to everyone except those doing exercise. Gov. Wanda Vázquez also said the government will limit capacity at …