Posts Tagged ‘protest’

WATCH: Police and demonstrators scuffle in Berlin as thousands protest court ruling overturning city’s rent cap

Riot police and protesters have clashed in Berlin following a ruling by Germany’s constitutional court that the capital’s state government could not impose a controversial rent freeze due to existing federal legislation. As many as 10,000 people took to the city’s streets on Thursday, local paper Berliner Zeitung reported, with many banging pan lids as […]

The Right To Protest Wasn’t Given – It Was Won

This weekend’s protests against the Police Crackdown Bill were in defence of democratic rights which were hard won. And which will be eroded unless we are prepared to fight for them. United Kingdom – Over the last few weeks, the brutal policing of protests in Bristol has been profoundly disturbing. The right to peaceful assembly […]

Farmers Block Expressway In Indian State Of Haryana To Protest Against Farm Laws

Above photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters. Hundreds of farmers from across India have been camping out Delhi’s borders for the past four months to protest against newly introduced agricultural laws by the federal government. While the farmers are demanding the laws, passed last September be repealed, the government has agreed to only making amendments and refused to […]

Israeli lawmaker manhandled by police as protest against Palestinian evictions turns violent (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

An Israeli lawmaker has fired off an angry tirade at the government after a video appeared to show him being punched in the face by a police officer at a weekly protest in a majority-Palestinian neighborhood. Footage shows Knesset member Ofer Cassif engaged in an angry confrontation with cops, before he’s hit in the face, dragged […]

Kosovo: Mannequins used in protest against virus restrictions

A Kosovar restaurant owner is holding an unusual protest – setting mannequins instead of clients on the empty chairs of his closed restaurant. Petrit Kllokoqi, the owner of Bagolina restaurant in the capital Pristina has filled his chairs with mannequins dressed as if to eat breakfast and lunch, complete with menus and bottles of wine. […]

Angry Business Owners Descend on Italian Parliament to Protest Against Lockdown

The government has been accused of deliberately creating confusion after it was revealed that vaccine passports COULD be required to enter shops despite initial assurances that this wouldn’t be the case. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and others within the government claimed that COVID passports are only being considered for mass gathering events like football matches […]

Bulgarian PM Borissov ahead in exit polls but loses ground to protest parties

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s right-wing GERB party was leading exit polls on Monday morning with an estimated 25% of the vote, compared to 33.5% at the 2017 election. The three-time premier lost ground to protest parties amid accusations of endemic corruption. Bulgarians voted Sunday in a parliamentary election widely seen as a referendum on […]

‘We are going to die, but not on stage’: Naked artists protest Covid restrictions in Paris

French artists have expressed their outrage against lockdown measures affecting their jobs, by stripping themselves half-naked in front of the Ministry of Culture in Paris. Some 20 people gathered in the center of the French capital this weekend, Le Parisien reported. The artists expressed their anger at the government for apparently not paying enough attention […]

Protester bleeding from the head evacuated and Motorbike protest against coup

In a graphic video obtained by AFP, a man bleeding from the head is carried away by protesters in Myanmar’s city of Monywa after violent clashes with security forces. A rescuer contacted by AFP could confirm two were killed while local media reports three were shot dead. Source 00 Hits: 6

Trump demands MLB boycott after All-Star Game moved in ‘woke’ protest at Georgia voting law

Donald Trump has called for Americans to boycott “woke” Major League Baseball (MLB) after the organisation announced it would move its All-Star Game out of Georgia in protest of the state’s new voting law. “Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid […]

Rallies planned across Britain against new protest law

LONDON  – Dozens of marches and rallies are planned across Britain on Saturday as part of a “national weekend of action” against a proposed new law that would give police extra powers to curb protests. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill would toughen measures officers can take to disperse demonstrations, such as imposing time […]

Feminist groups protest Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Feminist organisations on Saturday protested against Turkey’s withdrawal from the world’s first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women. The 2011 Istanbul Convention, signed by 45 countries and the European Union, requires governments to adopt legislation prosecuting domestic violence and similar abuse as well as marital rape and female genital mutilation. Source 00 […]

National Day Of Protest Against Anti-Asian Racism

By Kenny Cooper, WHYY. March 29, 2021 Above photo: Hundreds march to Chinatown for a rally against anti-Asian hate in Philadelphia on March 27, 2021. Kenny Cooper/WHYY. Responding to the spike in anti-Asian violence, Philadelphia joined scores of communities across the country Saturday in a National Day of Action Against Asian Hate launched by the Act Now […]

Turkish Women Protest Over Erdogan’s Decision to Exit Domestic Violence Treaty

Activists scuffle with riot police as they are stopped in front of a police barricade to prevent them from attending a gathering to protest against Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention, an international accord designed to protect women, in Istanbul, Turkey March 27, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Umit Bektas Several thousand women took to the streets in Istanbul […]

Canadian Jewish group angered by Holocaust imagery at anti-mask protest

B’nai Brith Canada, a Jewish organization advocating on the behalf of Canadian Jews, expressed its outrage Friday over the presence of Holocaust imagery at a protest against coronavirus regulations in Calgary last week, Newsweek reported.  The Canadian Jewish organization said that the use of such imagery by the protesters “tarnished” the memory of Holocaust victims. […]

Austria police files charges vs. Jewish students for anti-BDS protest

 The Austrian Union of Jewish Students on Saturday slammed the Vienna police for a heavy-handed crackdown on 15 Jewish students who protested against an organization that advocates a boycott of Israel. While the Austrian federal interior ministry and the Austrian Jewish community issue “warnings for synagogues because right-wing extremists are marching, 15 Jewish university students […]

Activists stage ‘Kill the Bill’ protest in Bristol

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Jerusalem cops remove iconic protest statue with demonstrators chained to base

Jerusalem police removed on Sunday morning a statue of an iconic image of an anti-Netanyahu protester, which was erected the night before as part of the 20,000 person demonstration against the premier. The Jerusalem municipality said in a statement that the statue was erected without a permit and posed a safety hazard, including to demonstrators. […]

Nearly two years after protest over Ethiopian Israeli’s shooting, protester indicted for threatening police officers

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Three days to Israel election, tens of thousands protest against Netanyahu across country

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Violence against women: Thousands protest in Turkey after Erdogan ditches European treaty

Several thousand people demonstrated in Turkey on Saturday to call on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reverse his decision to abandon a treaty on combating violence against women, which has brought outrage across Europe. “Annul your decision, apply the treaty!” chanted thousands of women and men gathered in Istanbul’s Kadiköy district. The demonstrators held up […]

Israelis gather for massive anti-Netanyahu protest days before election as PM faces corruption scandal (VIDEO)

Tens of thousands took to the streets in Israel to protest Benjamin Netanyahu’s leadership, only days before the country’s next election. Footage from the protests showed streets and intersections bombarded with demonstrators waving Israeli flags and carrying anti-Netanyahu signs. Approximately 50,000 have participated in the protests, according to the Black Flag Movement, which organized the […]

Thousands turn out to protest Netanyahu three days before Israel election

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in Jerusalem on Saturday evening against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, just three days before new parliamentary elections set to decide his political survival. Demonstrators have gathered every Saturday evening since the end of June in Jerusalem and other cities to protest against Netanyahu, who has been indicted for corruption and is […]

Israeli forces kill Palestinian man during West Bank protest

A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli forces on Friday during a protest in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus. The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that the man, 45-year-old Atef Hanaysheh, was shot with live ammunition in the head during a protest against settlement expansion and the confiscation of Palestinian-owned […]

JewFro restaurant was inspired by the George Floyd protest movement

 Like many Americans, Ari Augenbaum, Trey Owens and Narine Hovnanian closely watched the protest movement that followed the death of George Floyd during the summer of 2020. Floyd’s death sparked familiar discussions among the friends about the history of race and oppression in the United States. The three restaurateurs, who run a popular Virginia eatery […]

Dozens protest prosecutors’ decision to drop rape charges against Israeli man

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‘Move in groups, loot stores’: BLM protest over black woman’s arrest descends into violence in Belgium (VIDEOS)

A protest against police brutality in Liege, Belgium has spiraled into clashes and looting, after an initially peaceful demonstration was hijacked by around 200 hooligans who went on to wreck the city center, police said. Demonstrators took to the streets of the eastern Belgian city on Saturday to protest the arrest of a black woman […]

Protest Laws All Across America Undermine the First Amendment

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” — George Washington It’s a given that the government is corrupt, unaccountable, and has exceeded its authority. Image source So what can we do about it? The first remedy involves speech (protest, assembly, speech, prayer, […]

Hundreds protest over 14-year-old’s murder in Arab Israeli town

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The Government’s War on Free Speech: Protest Laws Undermine the First Amendment

The Government’s War on Free Speech: Protest Laws Undermine the First Amendment Activist Post / Activist Post By John W. Whitehead “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”— George Washington It’s a given that the government is corrupt, unaccountable, and has exceeded […]

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