It’s Constitution Day, and Bwoglines brings you news from D.C., Australia, and the Upper West Side.

Happening in the World: Australian officials have started a campaign discouraging Afghan refugees from fleeing to the oceanic country oversea, while welcoming Australian citizens and visa holders from the Taliban-controlled state. Australian Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said that her “government has granted more than 8,500 visas to Afghans…since 2013,” and emphasized that these visa holders came to the country legally (NYT).

Happening in the US: In Washington, D.C., law enforcement has shut down several streets and installed fencing around the U.S. Capitol, in preparation for tomorrow’s “Justice for J6 Rally.” The rally supports the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol building on January 6 (NBC Washington).

Happening in NYC: Three diners attacked a hostess at Carmine’s Upper West Side location after she asked to see proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The tourists pushed the hostess stand into the street, punching the woman several times. The three suspects have been charged (Insider).

Happening in Our Community: The “Address Issues of Structural Racism for Youth with Autism” event is happening today online from 12 to 1 pm. Associate Professor of Pediatrics and UMASS Medical School and Vice Chair Dr. Sarabeth Broder-Fingert studies autism spectrum disorder and will be speaking.

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