Politics A Canadian political cartoonist’s drawing of Donald Trump went viral. Two days later, he was fired
Michael de Adder tweeted Friday that he had been let go from his freelance contract with Canadian newspaper publishing company Brunswick News Inc. The announcement came after de Adder shared his June 26 drawing that depicts Trump standing next to a golf cart and looking down at the bodies of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria.In the cartoon, Trump asks, „Do you mind if I play through?””I’ve got to admit, it hurts pretty bad. I’m a New Brunswicker,” de Adder said on Twitter. „I loved drawing cartoons for my home province. I’m a proud New Brunswicker. I will survive.”De Adder’s cartoon is based on a graphic image taken by journalist Julia Le Duc showing the El Salvadoran father and daughter dead and facedown on the muddy riverbank of the Rio Grande.
Opinion: A critical cartoon of Donald Trump could get you fired in America „Michael told me once that not only were the J.D. Irving owned New Brunswick newspapers challenging to work for, but there were a series of taboo subjects he could not touch. One of these taboo subjects was Donald Trump,” Tyrell said in a statement released on Facebook. „Michael deAdder [sic] has drawn many well-documented cartoons on Trump, they have however, systematically never been seen in the NB papers.”J.D. Irving, Limited and New Brunswick Inc. are owned by Canadian billionaire James K. Irving. Tyrell suggested that de Adder was let go because Irving didn’t want to jeopardize his „considerable corporate interests in the United States,” given that Trump „punishes those who appear to oppose him.”Contributing: Michael James, USA TODAYFollow N’dea Yancey-Bragg on Twitter: @NdeaYanceyBragg This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: A Canadian political cartoonist’s drawing of Donald Trump went viral. Two days later, he was fired
PHOTOS: Hong Kong protesters take over legislative chambers
Police have begun advancing on Hong Kong’s legislature building to clear protesters who broke into it and vandalized offices and the main chamber.
An AP journalist said he could feel tear gas Monday night as he and other media left the building with protesters.
The crackdown began around midnight.
Police earlier announced they would begin clearing the building and warned they would use appropriate force if they encountered resistance.
Hundreds of protesters broke into the building at about 9 p.m. and spray-painted slogans on the walls of the main chamber.
Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of others marched through the city to demand expanded democracy on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China.