Quotes for the Week of May 22, 2017

Apr 18, 2017, Angela Merkel, German, Chancellor of Germany, in a press release with the foreign minister, addressed Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogen’s narrow referendum victory that extended him vast new powers, stated:

“The [German] government expects that the Turkish government will now seek respectful dialogue with all political and social forces in the country, after this tough election campaign”

Apr 18, 2017, Theresa May, British, Prime Minister of England, during a live televised public announcement, she called for general elections for June 8, 2017, and explained her reasons for the elections, stated:

“There should be unity here in Westminster, but instead there is division. The country is coming together, but Westminster is not…we need a general election and new one now”

Apr 18, 2017, Lousia Rosealma, American, anti-fascist, traveled to Berkeley California, to take part in a counter-demonstration at a Patriot’s Day event, she was punched in the face during a melee between opposing groups, her assault was posted on social media where it was viral, while discussing her assault, stated:

“There was no time for emotion…I was just terrified. I didn’t have time to process what was happening to me. All I knew was I was trying to find my boyfriend and not get hit…when it was happening I realized they were trying to crack my skull on the curb and on the rocks in the planter”

Apr 18, 2017, Mike Pence, American, Vice-President of the U.S., during a trip to Japan, at a news conference, speaking about the rising tensions with North Korea, stated:

“It is our belief bringing together the family of nations with diplomatic and economic pressure we have a chance of achieving a freeze on the Korean Peninsula”