Posts Tagged ‘protests’

Protests By Outraged Refugees Close UNRWA Food Distribution Points in Gaza

[Gaza City – The Media Line] Dozens of Palestinian refugees protested outside the headquarters of the United Nations agency for refugees in the southern Gaza governorate of Khan Younis on Sunday, to express their rejection of the ongoing cuts to the agency’s services and of its recent decision to implement a unified food basket system […]

Myanmar coup: Huge numbers gather for protests in defiance of military threats

Tens of thousands of anti-coup protesters gathered across several cities of Myanmar on Monday to demand the release of embattled political leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in direct defiance of the threat of lethal force by the junta that seized power earlier this month. Though the military leadership has so far resisted the pressure to […]

Myanmar Protests Grow After Junta Threatens Lethal Force Against Demonstrators

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Protesters gathered in Myanmar’s biggest city on Monday despite the ruling junta’s threat to use lethal force against people who join a general strike against the military’s takeover three weeks ago. More than 1,000 protesters gathered near the U.S. Embassy in Yangon despite barriers blocking the way, but left to avoid […]

Two people reportedly killed at protests against Myanmar military coup

Two people have been killed and dozens left injured in Myanmar after security forces opened fire on a protest against the junta which has taken power in a military coup. Police reportedly opened fire with live ammunition in the city of Mandalay on Saturday, injuring at least 30, and killing two. One of the victims […]

Myanmar coup: Woman shot during anti-military protests dies

A 20-year-old woman has died after she was shot in the head last week as police opened fire during an anti-coup demonstration in Myanmar, making her the first known casualty since the protests in the country began. Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing had been on life support since being taken to hospital on 9 February, after […]

Pablo Hasél: Third night of violence in Spain as protests continue over rap artist’s jailing

Nearly 80 people have been arrested by Spanish police as protests over the imprisonment of a rapper convicted of insulting the monarchy and praising terrorist violence were marred by rioting for the third night in a row on Thursday. The plight of Pablo Hasél, who began this week to serve a 9-month sentence in a […]

Protests rock Spain for 3rd night in a row after rapper jailed for tweets insulting king & praising terrorist groups (VIDEOS)

Rallies protesting the arrest of a rapper convicted of insulting the monarchy have continued across Spain for a third straight night. One woman reportedly lost an eye and more than 50 people were detained at demos a day earlier. Valencia saw some of the worst violence on Thursday, where demonstrators could be seen clashing with […]

Pablo Hasel: Clashes at more Spain protests in support of arrested rap artist

Protesters in Madrid and Barcelona clashed with police for the second night in a row on Wednesday amid rallies in support of rap artist Pablo Hasel. Hasel was arrested after barricading himself at a university with dozens of supporters to avoid prison and has portrayed his case as a fight for free speech. A 24-hour […]

Barcelona protests erupt in violence for second night in a row after Spanish rapper arrested for insulting king (VIDEOS)

Protesters in Barcelona set fires and blocked streets in the second night of furious demonstrations against the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel, who was sentenced to jail for insulting Spain’s king and glorifying terrorism. As night fell over Barcelona on Wednesday, crowds of protesters rolled makeshift barricades down the central Via Laietana, before setting them […]

Demonstrators gather for one of the biggest protests since Myanmar’s coup

Thousands of protesters rally near Yangon’s central Sule pagoda in one of the biggest protests in Myanmar since the military coup on February 1. Despite the military build-up, teachers, doctors, train workers, sailors, and students holding the portraits of Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party’s flags flood the street of […]

Protests break out in Spain over arrest of anti-monarchy rapper

Police in Spain say 14 people were arrested in violent street protests in several cities following the arrest of Spanish rap artist Pablo Hasél, who had barricaded himself at a university with dozens of supporters to avoid prison and defend his fight for free speech. Emergency services said Wednesday that 33 people were treated for […]

Tensions high as protests against the coup in Myanmar enter second week

Mass street protests in Myanmar entered their second week on Saturday with neither protesters nor the military government showing any signs of backing off from confrontations. Protesters in the biggest city Yangon, again congregated at Hleden intersection, a key crossroads from which groups fanned out to other points, including the embassies of the United States […]

Anger over arrests in Myanmar at anti-coup protests

Opponents of Myanmar’s military coup sustained mass protests for an eighth straight day on Saturday as continuing arrests of junta critics added to anger over the detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.Thousands assembled in the business hub, Yangon, while protesters took to the streets of the capital Naypyitaw, the second city Mandalay and […]

One Year Anniversary Of Wet’suwet’en Protests, Blockades

One Year Anniversary Of Wet’suwet’en Protests, Blockades It has been one year since protesters set up a camp on the front steps of the legislature. The protests were a result of the BC NDP’s decision to press ahead with the Coastal GasLink pipeline through the Wet’suwet’en territory using militarized RCMP to enforce their decision. I […]

Coronavirus Protests Fuel Yet Another Annual Rise in Antisemitic Outrages in Germany

Protesters demonstrate in front of the Reichstag, during a rally against government restrictions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 29, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Christian Mang. Germany registered another spike in the number of antisemitic hate crimes committed during 2020, with conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic spurring much of the […]

Protests Demanding Resignation Of Haitian President Intensify

 In response to protests, Moïse’s government has cracked down on opposition, arresting several leaders and unleashing violent repression on protesters in the streets. Protests in Haiti, which have been going on for a month now, have garnered more strength as president Jovenel Moïse refused to step down. On February 8, Haitian opposition political parties […]

Protests Rock Myanmar For Fifth Day, West Condemns Use Of Force Against Protesters

(Reuters) — Protesters took to the streets of Myanmar for a fifth day on Wednesday, vowing to keep up demonstrations against last week’s military coup even after a woman was shot and critically wounded during clashes the previous day. The United States and United Nations condemned Tuesday’s use of force against the protesters who are […]

Myanmar coup opponents defy bans as protests resume – Watch

Opponents of Myanmar’s military coup vowed to continue non-violent action on Tuesday in the face of bans on big gatherings, night curfews and road closures after the biggest demonstrations in more than a decade. — Aye Min Thant (@the_ayeminthant) February 9, 2021 The Feb. 1 coup and detention of elected civilian leader Aung San Suu […]

Myanmar general pledges again to hold new election as protests grow

Myanmar’s military leader said on Monday his junta would hold a new election and hand power to the winner as tens of thousands of people took to the streets for a third day to protest against the coup that overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing was speaking in a televised address, […]

Thousands on Myanmar streets in anti-coup protests

Thousands of people took to the streets of Yangon on Monday protesting against last week’s coup in Myanmar. While many rallied downtown in the former capital, others thronged the main office of the United Nations. The organisation has spoken of its concern over a possible violent crackdown by the new authorities and has reminded them […]

Myanmar: Thousands gather for second day of street protests

Tens of thousands of people marched for a second day in Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday, and thousands more assembled across the country to protest against the military junta’s coup and detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi last week. The protests, which took place despite an internet blackout and restrictions on phone lines, […]

Erdogan opens new faculties at Istanbul university amid protests

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Turkey spurns widespread criticism of clampdown on university protests

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved 00 Hits: 1

University students scuffle with police in Istanbul amid ongoing protests over Erdogan-appointed rector & LGBT rights (VIDEO)

Clashes broke out in Istanbul between police and students demonstrating against the appointment of a new rector at their university and demanding the release of LGBT activists. Footage published by RT’s video agency Ruptly shows students and police shoving each other during a heated confrontation at Bogazici University, in Istanbul. The officers used riot shields […]

The Navalny Protests Charade: More Western Interference & Disinfo on Russia

By Eva Bartlett  -Eva K Bartlett, January 30, 2021, Moscow Western mass media and hypocritically-indignant Western representatives are again busily claiming Russian peaceful protesters have been brutalized by police in demonstrations across Russia on January 23. The sloganeers demand the release of the unpopular petty criminal and Western flunkey, Alexei Navalny, arrested upon returning to Russia for […]

Alexei Navalny: scores detained in mass protests following opposition leader sentencing

Nearly 1,000 people were detained on Tuesday night in Russia after mass protests broke out in Moscow and Saint Petersburg after a court sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to prison for more than 2 1/2 years. It ruled he violated the terms of his probation while recuperating in Germany from nerve-agent poisoning. Navalny, who […]

Russia Arrests 4,700 In Protests Demanding Navalny’s Release

MOSCOW (AP) — Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. More than 4,700 people were detained by police, according to a monitoring group, and some were beaten. […]

Russia protests – live: Navalny’s wife amongst 2,000 supporters detained as police close central Moscow

‘Hundreds arrested’ in pro-Navalny protests across Russia Alexei Navalny’s wife has been detained along with 2,000 others as protesters across Russia demanded the release of the jailed opposition politician.  Yulia Navalnaya joined a rally in Moscow – where police sealed off pedestrian access in areas and shut down metro stations – where she counted among […]

‘We’ve had enough’: In France, Spain and Denmark, anti-lockdown protests continue

Marches to denounce COVID-19 restrictions put in place by various government have been taking place in cities across Europe. France An authorized protest in support of culture workers quickly turned into a rave in the centre of Perpignan on Saturday, with about 200 maskless party-goers at the height of the demonstration. The open-air disco, which […]

Russia protests: More than 1,500 Navalny supporters detained in fresh demonstrations over Putin critic’s arrest

More than 1,500 have been detained at protests in Russia in support of Alexei Navalny, a jailed politician and fierce critic of the Kremlin. Rallies are being held across the country for the second weekend in a row after Mr Navalny was arrested earlier this month upon his return to Moscow, having spent months in […]

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