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Picket Line Dancing: Teachers Keep Spirits Up During Strike Action40s

Picket Line Dancing: Teachers Keep Spirits Up During Strike Action

Teachers taking part in the Los Angeles teachers’ strike didn’t allow wet weather to dampen their spirits, and used some fancy dance moves to keep warm and motivated. Evan Geary shared video of striking teachers and their supporters dancing on the picket line at Venice High School, in Los Angeles, on Monday, January 14. Credit: Evan Geary via Storyful

Wyoming Firefighters Make Training Fun With Hockey Game43s

Wyoming Firefighters Make Training Fun With Hockey Game

Firefighters from Jackson Hole Fire Department in Wyoming jazzed up some recent air consumption training with a game of ice hockey. A video shared to Instagram by Ben Thurston shows his crew battling it out on the ice rink at Owen Bircher Park in Wilson, with oxygen tanks and masks strapped on. According to the post, the firefighters were kitted out in full bunker gear. “Gotta keep the training fun and new,” Thurston wrote alongside the footage. Credit: Ben Thurston via Storyful

Aussie Larrikin's Hilarious Way of Cooling Down During Intense Heat50s

Aussie Larrikin's Hilarious Way of Cooling Down During Intense Heat

This Aussie bloke had onlookers in hysterics after he ‘swam’ down a flooded street in Geraldton, New South Wales, on January 12. The Perth man took advantage of a burst water main that flooded a street outside the Freemasons Hotel. He began performing breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly to the applause of onlookers. “I can’t even express how funny it was to watch in person,” uploader Tahlia Bland told Storyful. “All the customers were watching and applauded at the end. “The guy swimming is from Perth but comes to our pub every night for dinner when he is working here in Geraldton." The stunt was a dare from friends, Bland said. Geraldton was one of a number of towns affected by high temperatures in mid-january. Severe weather warnings were issued for communities in New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia as authorities advised residents to follow health and safety tips to avoid heatstress. Credit: Tahlia Bland via Storyful

Heavy Police Presence as Honduran Migrant Caravan Crosses Border into Guatemala9s

Heavy Police Presence as Honduran Migrant Caravan Crosses Border into Guatemala

A migrant caravan that departed Honduras on Monday, January 14, was met by heavy police presence as it reached the border crossing to Guatemala, at Agua Caliente, on Tuesday. Several hundred members of the US-bound caravan presented documents to cross legally into Guatemala, Reuters reported. Nearly 150 migrants were turned away because they lacked the correct documents, according to Reuters citing local police. Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday about the new caravan, saying “only a wall, or steel barrier, will keep our country safe!” Credit: Enma Calderon / Azteca Honduras via Storyful

Crowd Cheers in London's Parliament Square After May's Brexit Vote Defeat14s

Crowd Cheers in London's Parliament Square After May's Brexit Vote Defeat

Anti-Brexit demonstrators cheered as the defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the European Union was broadcast on a big screen in Parliament Square, outside the House of Commons, in London, on January 15. May’s deal was defeated by 432 votes to 202 – the largest government defeat since 1924. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for a “no confidence” vote in the government, raising the potential for a general election. Credit: John McCabe via Storyful

Riot Police Push Back Yellow Vest Protesters Ahead of Macron Arrival in Bourgtheroulde3m47s

Riot Police Push Back Yellow Vest Protesters Ahead of Macron Arrival in Bourgtheroulde

Police pushed back yellow vest protesters from the main street of Bourgtheroulde in Normandy, France, on January 15, ahead of the arrival of President Emmanuel Macron. Macron was in town to address a gathering of 600 mayors at a national debate where the president hoped to resolve issues raised by the yellow vest, or “gilets jaunes,” protests. This footage was livestreamed by a founder of the ‘Gilets Jaunes Citoyens’, Thierry Paul Valette. It shows police pushing back a chanting crowd with riot shields. Credit: Thierry Paul Valette via Storyful

Student Lends Musical Support to Striking Teachers in Reseda32s

Student Lends Musical Support to Striking Teachers in Reseda

Striking teachers in Reseda, California, on january 14 received musical support from student Michael Lum, who played guitar and sang Tear the Fascists Down by Woody Guthrie outside Cleveland High School as teachers picketed. “There were dozens of students joining us on the picket line despite the weather, bringing their energy and creativity with them,” said Jessica Peroff, who shot this video. Teachers from Los Angeles Unified School District began a strike on Monday, the first in nearly 30 years. According to Peroff, teachers were striking for smaller class sizes and more funding for support staff, along with higher pay. Credit: Jessica Peroff via Storyful

Protesters Block Strikebreakers in Los Angeles During Teachers' Industrial Action42s

Protesters Block Strikebreakers in Los Angeles During Teachers' Industrial Action

Protesters waved signs and chanted, demanding that administrators and substitute teachers filling in for demonstrators go home, during a second day of union-organized strikes in Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 15. Video taken in Los Angeles’ Koreatown shows protesters chanting, “Turn around,” and preventing strikebreakers from entering a parking garage to report to work. Tuesday was the second day of strikes planned by United Teachers Los Angeles, a union representing public school teachers. Monday’s protests saw 32,000 teachers in the second-largest school district in the United States leave work to protest, according to local media. Teachers’ group United Teachers Los Angeles has demanded smaller class sizes, funding for school safety initiatives and higher wages. Credit: DSA Los Angeles via Storyful

Pitch Invader Dog Runs Rings Around Players During Soccer Game44s

Pitch Invader Dog Runs Rings Around Players During Soccer Game

A dog interrupted Tunbridge Wells’ SCEFL fixture against Chatham Town on Saturday, January 12, when it ran onto the pitch and had to be chased away by several players. Footage shared to Twitter by East Sussex resident Benjamin Braddock shows an energetic Yorkshire Terrier sprinting away from players as they attempt to coax it off the pitch. The dog’s appearance proved helpful to Chatham Town, who managed to defeat hosts Tunbridge Wells 4-3. Credit: Benjamin Braddock via Storyful

Students Sing as Last Piece of 'Silent Sam' Statue Removed From UNC Campus39s

Students Sing as Last Piece of 'Silent Sam' Statue Removed From UNC Campus

Students at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill sang the school’s alma mater as workers removed the pedestal of a statue of a Confederate soldier on the university quad after midnight on Tuesday, January 15. The statue, known as “Silent Sam,” had been a divisive issue amid a national debate around institutional racism and the value of Confederate monuments and other symbols. In August 2018, the monument was pulled down by protesters. When the university sought to re-erect it, UNC’s Undergraduate Student Senate issued a statement criticizing the administration’s decision. On January 14, the University Chancellor, Carol Folt, announced her intention to resign at the end of the spring semester and authorized the removal of the statue’s pedestal and plaque. The decision, according to Folt’s statement, to preserve “the personal safety and well-being” of the UNC community. Video taken on Tuesday shows workers removing the pedestal and remaining elements of the monument as student sang “Hark the Sound,” the UNC school anthem. Credit: Defend UNC via Storyful

Smoke Rises From Scene of 'Shooting Incident' in Nairobi45s

Smoke Rises From Scene of 'Shooting Incident' in Nairobi

Police warned motorists to avoid the Riverside Drive area of Nairobi after reports of explosions and gunfire near a hotel and office complex there on January 15. Police told The Star they were alerted to a “shooting incident” at an address on Riverside Drive and had cordoned off the area. Video here shows smoke rising from the scene of the suspected attack. Credit: @Imran_Otieno via Storyful

Mahomes Makes Young Chiefs Fans' Day by Gifting Headband46s

Mahomes Makes Young Chiefs Fans' Day by Gifting Headband

Two young Kansas City Chiefs fans got more than they bargained for after the Chiefs’ playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, January 12, when quarterback Patrick Mahomes gave one of them his headband. Mahomes, 23, stopped on his way to the locker room to make nine-year-old Charlie Prender’s day. Speaking to Storyful, Charlie’s mom, Alena, said it was a moment Charlie and his friend Brody would never forget. Credit: Alena Prenger via Storyful

Motorist Finds Toddler in Car Seat That Fell From Vehicle Into Street3m00s

Motorist Finds Toddler in Car Seat That Fell From Vehicle Into Street

A motorist in Mankato, Minnesota, got a shock on January 14 when he turned a corner to find a child strapped into a car seat lying on a busy road. Dashcam footage posted on Facebook shows Chad Cheddar Mock’s vehicle make the turn, to where the child is lying. The car the child had been travelling in fails to stop, and continues off down the street as Mock comes to the child’s aid. Police said the child fell out of her mother’s car because the safety seat in which she was sitting had not been secured properly. Police and ambulance staff who attended the scene found the child to be uninjured. The girl’s mother may face charges of child endangerment, local media said. Credit: Chad Cheddar Mock via Storyful

Police Clear Yellow Vest Protesters From Town Ahead of Macron's Arrival for 'National Debate'38s

Police Clear Yellow Vest Protesters From Town Ahead of Macron's Arrival for 'National Debate'

Protesters were removed from the main street of Bourgtheroulde in Normandy, France, on January 15 ahead of the arrival of President Emmanuel Macron. Macron was in town to address a gathering of 600 mayors, the launch of a national debate during which the president hopes to resolve issues raised by the yellow vest, or “gilets jaunes,” protests. Credit: Clément Bargain via Storyful

Tiny Possum Munching on Fruit for First Time Is Just the Cutest38s

Tiny Possum Munching on Fruit for First Time Is Just the Cutest

A tiny possum at the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, New South Wales, tried some delicious fruit for the first time recently, and a video of the taste experience was shared on Facebook on January 13. Pretzel the possum tried some blueberries and raspberries, which looked comically big compared to the super-small critter. Pretzel’s cute fruit debut had over 42,000 views on Facebook at the time of writing. Credit: Australian Reptile Park via Storyful

Armed Police Respond to Attack on Nairobi Hotel7s

Armed Police Respond to Attack on Nairobi Hotel

Police in Nairobi, Kenya, responded to reports of an explosion and heavy gunfire in the Westlands area of the city on January 15. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack, Al Jazeera reported. The incident was reported to have occurred at the Dusit Hotel at 14 Riverside, a luxury complex in the city. Police confirmed that an attack had occurred and said the area was cordoned off, but did not immediately provide further information. Credit: Africa Uncensored via Storyful

Explosion and Gunfire Reported Near Nairobi Hotel41s

Explosion and Gunfire Reported Near Nairobi Hotel

Explosions and gunfire were reported at a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on January 15. The explosions were reported on Riverside Drive in the Westlands area of Nairobi. City police were quoted as saying they were informed of the shooting incident near the Dusit Hotel. Credit: @kujidai_tu via Storyful

Shirtless Pitch Invader Goes for Goal During Wellington Phoenix A-League Game33s

Shirtless Pitch Invader Goes for Goal During Wellington Phoenix A-League Game

A shirtless pitch invader took a shot at goal at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand, during Wellington Phoenix’s A-League match against the Central Coast Mariners on Saturday, January 12. Footage posted on Twitter by Phoenix fan Naziah Ali Krishna shows the shirtless fan running onto the field as he attempts to score a goal, before being quickly chased away by stewards – much to the amusement of the 10,000-strong crowd. The home side didn’t much attacking help, as it turned out, winning 3-2, to bring their unbeaten A-League run to eight games. Credit: Naziah Ali Krishna via Storyful

New Migrant Caravan Departs for United States From Honduras17s

New Migrant Caravan Departs for United States From Honduras

A new migrant caravan departed from the central bus station in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on the evening of Monday, January 14. El Periodico reported at least 500 migrants departed on Monday evening, ahead of the scheduled departure time of 5 am Tuesday. The group set off in the rain from the same location as a previous caravan of 2,000 in October 2018, according to reports. CNN reported the previous caravan reached up to 7,000 people at its peak. A week prior to the new caravan’s departure, Donald Trump told reporters there was another major caravan forming and his administration were trying to “break it up,” CNN reported. Credit: Jeff Ernst via Storyful

Hondurans Depart San Pedro Sula in New Migrant Caravan to United States39s

Hondurans Depart San Pedro Sula in New Migrant Caravan to United States

A new migrant caravan departed from the central bus station in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on the evening of Monday, January 14. El Periodico reported at least 500 migrants departed on Monday evening, ahead of the scheduled departure time of 5 am Tuesday. They reported the group set off, in the rain, from the same location a previous caravan departed from on October 13, 2018, in search of better living conditions. According to CNN, as this group travelled through Central America toward the US it was estimated to reach 7,000 people at its peak. A week earlier, Donald Trump had told reporters there was another major caravan forming and his administration were trying to “break it up,” CNN reported. Credit: Sarah Kinosian via Storyful

Striking Los Angeles Teachers Chant 'Privatizers Take a Hike, Education is a Right'33s

Striking Los Angeles Teachers Chant 'Privatizers Take a Hike, Education is a Right'

Educators in Los Angeles went on strike on January 14, undaunted by rainy weather as they demanded smaller class sizes, more staff members in schools and higher pay. This footage shows protesters holding picketing signs and chanting “Privatizers take a hike, education is a right,” outside Sunland Elementary School. According to a report from Los Angeles Times, negotiations between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the local teachers union collapsed after 20 months of bargaining on Friday, January 11, necessitating the strike. Schools are still open, but numbers showing how many students actually attended class were not immediately available. Credit: uhfriend via Storyful

Los Angeles School Supply Store Laminates Teachers' Strike Signs for Free43s

Los Angeles School Supply Store Laminates Teachers' Strike Signs for Free

An educational supply store in Los Angeles, California, offered to laminate signs for teachers to protect them from rain on January 13, ahead of the planned strike on January 14. Teachers and their supporters around the Los Angeles area protested outside schools on January 14, demanding smaller class sizes, smaller teacher-to-student ratio, and more funding. Credit: Pilar Schiavo via Storyful

This Girl Was Not Interested in Getting to Know Curious Animal at England Zoo33s

This Girl Was Not Interested in Getting to Know Curious Animal at England Zoo

A girl in Bewdley, England got quite a shock when she went to feed an animal at the West Midland Safari Park. Phil Beastall shared a video on Twitter of his daughter, holding her hand out to feed an animal at the park from their car. She gets an unexpected surprise when the animal sticks his whole head in the car. She ends up screaming and then pushes the poor animal’s head out of the car. “So that’s why they say only wind your window down halfway at the safari park! 🙈😝😂” he tweeted. Credit: Phil Beastall via Storyful

5-Year-Old Who Won Over The Internet With His Dance Moves, Celebrates His Last Day of Cancer Treatment45s

5-Year-Old Who Won Over The Internet With His Dance Moves, Celebrates His Last Day of Cancer Treatment

A boy in Seattle, Washington is celebrating his last cancer treatment with the dance moves that made the Internet fall in love with him. Leni Lutui shared video on Twitter of her five-year-old son, Solomon, dancing to Billie Jean by Michael Jackson at Seattle Children’s Hospital in celebration of his last cancer treatment. The boy is seen singing along to the music and showing off some of the singer’s legendary dance moves. He is even wearing a silver glove, an iconic fashion staple for Jackson. “Last night of treatment and this kid killed it! Oh he’s bad, #MichaelJackson BAD,” Lutui tweeted. Solomon went viral after his mother shared his dance moves emulating Jackson. He has since been visited by singer Ciara, who sang to him in his hospital bed. Credit: Leni Lutui via Storyful

Father and Son March Through Rain As Teacher's Strike Kicks Off1m21s

Father and Son March Through Rain As Teacher's Strike Kicks Off

Educators in Los Angeles went on strike on January 14, undaunted by rainy weather as they demanded smaller class sizes, more staff members in schools, and higher pay. This footage, filmed by Charlie Capen and uploaded to Twitter, shows a glimpse of father and son walking alongside other marchers through the rain in support of the teachers. According to a report from Los Angeles Times, negotiations between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the local teachers union collapsed after 20 months of bargaining on Friday, January 11, necessitating the strike. Schools are still open, but numbers showing how many students actually attended class were not immediately available. Credit: Charlie Capen via Storyful