Uber driver ar­rest

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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.

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