Uber driver arrest
Brazilian supporters and foes of US presidential candidate Donald Trump have clashed in the Brazilian city Sao Paulo – a small sign of the passions the US election is rousing abroad. A right-leaning group called Together for Brazil held a demonstration of support on Saturday, holding up signs with messages including “Brazilians for Trump” and “Hillary for Prison”. Scuffles erupted when they were confronted by members of two small leftist groups, the Anti-Fascist League and Revolutionary Periphery. Police say they detained four people. No serious injuries were reported. The confrontation involved about 100 people along the Avenida Paulista, one of the city’s main business thoroughfares. Police said an Uber driver is facing kidnap and assault charges after taking an unconscious female passenger to a hotel in the US. Prince George’s County Police said Westagne Pierre picked up the passenger at a bar in the District of Columbia and took her to a hotel about 12km northeast in College Park instead of dropping her off at home in Virginia. Police said Pierre then carried the woman from the car into a hotel room. Pierre can be seen on CCTV carrying the unconscious woman to a room. Esteban Gergely, a lawyer for Pierre, said his client denies there was a lack of consent.