Posts Tagged ‘protests’

UN ‘alarmed’ by reports of ‘significant’ death toll in Iran protests

The UN rights office said Tuesday that it was “alarmed” by reports that live ammunition was used against protesters in Iran and had caused a significant number of deaths across the country. “We are especially alarmed that the use of live ammunition has allegedly caused a significant number of deaths across the country,” UN High […]

Beyond the price of gas: Iranian protests raise specter of regime change

Gas prices doubled or even tripled over the weekend, following a decision by the government to cut fuel subsidies and redirect those funds into other social programs. Widespread protests across Iran have escalated into riots in some places, with reports of half a dozen deaths and multiple injuries. The authorities have blamed the US for […]

One killed, several injured in Iranian gasoline protests — report

TEHRAN, Iran — One civilian was killed and others injured in the Iranian city of Sirjan, the semi-official news agency ISNA said Saturday, a day after protests in the central city over a gasoline price hike. “Unfortunately someone was killed,” Sirjan’s acting governor Mohammad Mahmoudabadi said in the report, adding that the cause of the […]

Iran-Iraq border crossing reportedly closed due to ongoing protests in both countries

The crossing will remain closed for travel in either direction, the news agency said, citing an Iraqi security source and an Iranian diplomat, without naming either. However, goods will be allowed to travel through. Iraq has been gripped for weeks by violent street protests against the government’s policies. Over 300 people have been killed. The […]

Jane Fonda Leads Climate Protests At US Capitol For Fifth Week In A Row

Jane Fonda Leads Climate Protests At US Capitol For Fifth Week In A Row Above Photo: From Nationofchange.org “We cannot leave it to young people to fight this fight for their future by themselves.” Jane Fonda was joined by hundreds of others in Washington D.C. for her fifth “Fire Drill Friday’ to urge the need […]

Protests as Tunisian MP accused of indecency sworn in

Tunisian women have protested outside parliament against the swearing in of a newly elected lawmaker who was caught in an indecent video. The protesters fear that Zouheir Makhlouf, who walked free after being investigated for alleged sexual harassment and public indecency, will enjoy immunity from prosecution over any future allegations leveled against him by […]

The US Needs Protests

The US Needs Protests Above: A thousand young people demonstrated in Brooklyn, jumping over turnstiles in solidarity with others arrested and brutalized by the cops. “There is no lack of reasons to take action here in the belly of the beast.” In recent months mass protests involving millions of people have emerged in countries such […]

Jews Finally Admit that Yellow Vest Protests in France Are About Their Agenda

Jews Finally Admit that Yellow Vest Protests in France Are About Their Agenda December 15, 2018 By CFT Team 1 Comment Share Tweet Pin Share As we have reported here since they began, the Yellow Vest protests in France are actually an unwitting pogrom against the jewish oligarchs who are destroying the country, and now […]

Haitian Opposition Calls For More Protests Against President

Haiti reached this Monday its eighth week of mass protests against president Jovenel Moise and his administration; with the country’s economic and political activities totally paralyzed since mid-September in response to fuel shortages and government corruption amidst long-term poverty. Haitian people are demanding the immediate resignation of the president while the main opposition organization vowed to […]

Lebanon Protests: Ex-PM Questioned Over How $11 Billion Was Spent

By Staff, Agencies Former Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora was questioned by a state prosecutor on Thursday over how $11 billion in state funds was spent while he was in power. His office, however, issued a statement claiming the spending was entirely legal. It was the first time a former Lebanese prime minister had been […]

Lebanon protests rage on as politicians stall

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) — Demonstrators in Lebanon tried to block key roads Monday after a weekend of mass rallies confirmed that political promises had failed to extinguish the unprecedented protest movement. Nationwide cross-sectarian rallies have gripped Lebanon since October 17, demanding a complete overhaul of a political system deemed inefficient and corrupt. The movement forced […]

Thousands of Lebanese rally in support of President Aoun amid anti-government protests

Press TV – Thousands of people in Lebanon have held a rally in support of President Michel Aoun, after more than two weeks of anti-government demonstrations that ultimately forced Prime Minister Saad Hariri to step down over a troubled economy. Supporters mostly rallied outside the presidential residence, the Baabda Palace, near the Lebanese capital, Beirut, […]

Iraqis block roads in support of anti-government protests

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi protesters blocked roads in Baghdad on Sunday to raise pressure on the government to resign after more than a week of renewed mass demonstrations. Protesters blocked one road with burning tires and barbed wire, and held up a banner reading “Roads closed by order of the people.” They appeared to be […]

Abandoned ‘Turkish restaurant’ becomes a landmark in Iraq protests

BAGHDAD (AP) — The protesters stand by the thousands on the abandoned building’s open floors, waving Iraqi flags and cheering. Some sit on the edge, feet dangling in the air from high floors as they sway to blasting music. They have a bird’s-eye view of Baghdad — and the tens of thousands of demonstrators below. […]

Baton attack during June protests in downtown Portland lands Antifa activist in prison for nearly 6 years

   A 24-year-old man who hit another man over the head with a baton in June during dueling downtown Portland demonstrations was sentenced Friday to nearly six years in prison. Gage Halupowski pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in connection with the June 29 attack on Adam Kelly outside The Nines Hotel along Southwest Morrison Street. […]

Lebanon’s banks reopen after 2-week closure due to protests

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s private banks reopened Friday amid boosted security after a two-week closure because of anti-government protests that have paralyzed the country. The reopening follows Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation this week, a key demand of the protesters, who have blocked major roads and packed into public squares. Lebanese have been protesting since […]

Prolonged Protests In Panama Over Proposed Constitutional Reforms

Prolonged Protests In Panama Over Proposed Constitutional Reforms Above photo: Students demonstrate outside the National Assembly. From La Estrella de Panama. Protests in Panama started on October 22 when 1,000 students, teachers and administrators from the University of Panama marched to the National Assembly to protest proposed changes to the Constitution that would undermine higher […]

Lebanon’s PM Hariri resigns amid protests

Related Posts McDonald’s CEO resigns after inappropriate relationship with subordinate employee… but actually takes responsibility and apologizes, unlike Democrat lawmakers (Natural News) McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook reportedly resigned after it was discovered As PM Hariri resigns and Lebanon faces a power vacuum, maybe it is time to reassess relations with the US […]

Chilean Protests: A Revolt against Neoliberalism the Media Refuses to Acknowledge

Santiago, Chile — “We are at war with a powerful, relentless enemy that respects nothing nor anyone” thundered Chilean President Sebastian Piñera during a speech to the nation, deliberately echoing the infamous catchphrase of fascist military dictator Augusto Pinochet.  The “enemy” he was referencing were Chilean citizens, more than one million of them taking to the […]

After weeks of protests, PM announces team to tackle violence in Arab community

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday announced the formation of a committee to combat violence in the Arab community. According to a statement, Netanyahu convened a special meeting on the matter on Monday evening, at which he said he wanted to bring change to a matter which “causes immense suffering to the residents, and major […]

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