Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/19/2011

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/19/2011Syria lifted its half-century old state of emergency as a gesture of reform, but the anti-regime demonstrators were not appeased. Police fired into a crowd of five thousand protesters in Homs, the country’s third-largest city. Two people were reported killed, an unknown number injured.

In other news, the English Defence League has vowed to encircle next week’s royal wedding with a “ring of steel” to prevent Islamic zealots from getting anywhere near Westminster Abbey and disrupting the event.

Meanwhile, a man in Italy who is legally blind and living on disability benefits was caught driving a car. He was stopped at a police checkpoint and signed for a fine for not having his license with him, not realizing that the police had improved their database capabilities and would catch him out.

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Thanks to AC, Andy Bostom, C. Cantoni, Fjordman, Gaia, Insubria, JD, JP, KGS, Kitman, RE, RR, Steen, Takuan Seiyo, TB, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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