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Monday Briefing | March 14

Donald Trump supporter Birgitt Peterson, center, of Yorkville, argues with protesters on March 11, 2016,outside the UIC Pavilion after the rally for the Republican presidential candidate was canceled. E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune
Donald Trump supporter Birgitt Peterson, center, of Yorkville, argues with protesters on March 11, 2016,outside the UIC Pavilion after the rally for the Republican presidential candidate was canceled. E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune

Stories to Follow:

Donald Trump supporter hails the Nazi salute to protesters at cancelled Chicago rally
On Friday, Donald Trump’s campaign abruptly canceled his rally when clashes broke out between pro- and anti-Trump supporters. Hundreds of protesters who had filled several sections of the arena let out an elated cheer when the rally was eventually cancelled. Trump’s supporters seemed stunned and slowly filed out in anger.  One such Trump-supporter locked eyes with a protester, her right arm raised skyward, her palm faced down. It did not take a second glance to understand that she was making a Nazi salute. Many took the photo as a sign of the support Mr. Trump has engendered from extremists. Birgitt Petersen claims she made the gesture in a counter-protest of Trump being called the “second Hitler”.

Aung San Suu Kyi Loyalist Is in Line for Myanmar Presidency
This past Thursday, the party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar’s pro-democracy movement, was named as the country’s likely next president, and a party official reiterated that he would answer to Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi while in office. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace laureate who spent 15 of 21 years under house arrest, is the country’s most popular politician, but is barred by the Constitution from serving as president because her two sons have foreign citizenship, as did her late husband. However, she is expected to rule via proxy in Myanmar. Under Myanmar’s indirect presidential election system, the Parliament is expected to choose a president and two vice presidents from among five candidates next week, about two weeks before the winners are to take office.

Happening This Week:

Spring has arrived so enjoy the sunshine at these outdoor events:
Donut festival: Who doesn’t love donuts??? And New York has some of the best! Enjoy a variety New York’s best donuts at the New York Donut Festival at Marquee, New York, 289 10th Avenue on Saturday 19 March.

March through Central Park and observe a recreation of Alice in Wonderland in Central Park in New York on Sunday 20 March

In your free time
Looking for a new show- try Billions on Showtime staring Damian Lewis from homeland showing the in-depth relationship between high-rolling financial bankers and the government trying to take them down.

Check out this advert for Tide Detergent which is urging husbands and fathers to share the work load with the women in the home.

Basketball fan…March Madness is upon us!  The bracket will be revealed on Selection Sunday, which is March 13.

Feeling the Bern…check out this site for more of these tongue and cheek ads…

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This Monday Briefing brought to you by Lesley Connolly.

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