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One of its leaders, Matt Parrott, said the party had called the demonstration in part to protest against violence that has broken out outside recent rallies by Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. The incident may fuel concerns about the potential for violent protests outside the major party conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia this summer and in the run-up to the Nov. 8 presidential election. "With the eyes of the world's media on both Philadelphia and Cleveland, no doubt there will be significant protests," said Democratic strategist Steve Schale.
Britain's opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he will not give up his job in a Labour Party revolt over his handling of the EU referendum campaign, as the aftershocks from the "Leave" vote reverberate around the country. "I regret there have been resignations today from my shadow cabinet. "Those who want to change Labour's leadership will have to stand in a democratic election, in which I will be a candidate," he said in a statement.
Panama has declared its century-old canal open to a new generation of supersized cargo ships after years of massive expansion works aimed at profiting from burgeoning US-Asia trade. A giant Chinese-chartered freighter, baptized COSCO Shipping Panama especially for the occasion, made its way along the 80-kilometer (50-mile) waterway linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.