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In revival of street movement, Algerians protest for second Friday

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ALGIERS (Reuters) – Thousands of Algerians demonstrated against the political and military elite in cities across the country for a second successive Friday, as the United Nations human rights body voiced concern at what it called a crackdown on protesters. The demonstrations mark a resumption of the street protest movement,......

Tunisia’s main party holds street protest, escalating government row

Reuters
TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s biggest political party rallied tens of thousands of supporters in the capital on Saturday in a show of strength that could fuel a dispute between the president and prime minister that has paralyzed the government. It is the biggest demonstration in Tunisia for years, and party......

Federal Monitor Report on Cleveland Police Actions During May 30th Protest Paints Clearer Picture of Use of Force, Corrects City’s Narrative

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click to enlarge The federal monitor team overseeing the city of Cleveland’s consent decree with the DOJ this week released a report on Cleveland police actions during the May 30th George Floyd protest downtown that found the department failed in ways minor and major. Released yesterday, details were first reported......

Grand jury decides no indictments for Rochester officers involved in Daniel Prude’s death

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Protests erupted in Rochester, New York overnight after a grand jury decided not to indict any of the seven officers involved in Daniel Prude’s death. Prude died last March after being restrained by police. Jericka Duncan reports. Source link......

Graffiti artists protest over jailed Spanish rapper

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By Jordi Rubio, Luis Felipe Castilleja BARCELONA (Reuters) – A colourful mural showing arrows through the heads of former Spanish king Juan Carlos and the late dictator General Francisco Franco was among images that graffiti artists painted on walls in Barcelona to protest on Sunday the jailing of a rapper......

Ciryl Gane Responds To Junior dos Santos’s Protest of UFC 256 Stoppage

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Ciryl Gane has issued a response to Junior dos Santos’ complaints about the finish of their UFC 256 bout.  At UFC 256, Junior dos Santos suffered a TKO loss against Ciryl Gane, but the ending did not come without controversy. The finish came as a result of a standing elbow......

At least one killed in protest in Myanmar: emergency service

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Police advance on the street during protests against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar, February 20, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. (Reuters) – A man was killed in Myanmar on Saturday when police fired to disperse protesting opponents of a Feb. 1 military coup in the second city of......

The art of protest in Myanmar – and its wanted list

BBC
Protests and strikes have continued daily in Myanmar, despite a crackdown by the military. Their latest target is famous actors and actresses who have come out to protest. Young demonstrators are now turning to art and creative dissent to spread their message. From blind-folded protests to dressing like Aung Sun......

India court extends activist Ravi’s detention over farm protest

Reuters
By Suchitra Mohanty, Anushree Fadnavis NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A Delhi court granted a police request on Friday to extend the detention of climate activist Disha Ravi who they accuse of sedition for her alleged role in the creation of an online “toolkit” intended to help farmers protesting reforms. The......

South Carolina Democrats walk out to protest bill that would ban nearly all abortions in the state

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Democratic members of the South Carolina House walked out of the chamber in protest Wednesday before a vote on a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in the state. Republican members are expected to pass the vote easily......

Hundreds protest in Algeria, hoping to rekindle mass demos

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Demonstrators carry national flags as they gather in the town of Kherrata, marking two years since the start of a mass protest movement there demanding political change, Algeria February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina KHERRATA, Algeria (Reuters) – Hundreds of people demonstrated on Tuesday in the Algerian town of Kherrata to......

Grand jury declines to indict officers seen shoving 75-year-old man to the ground last spring

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Criminal charges have been dropped against two police officers seen on video last spring shoving a 75-year-old protester to the ground in Buffalo, New York, prosecutors said Thursday. A grand jury declined to indict Buffalo Officers Robert McCabe and......

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Dismisses Felony Case of TownHall Protester Indicted for Using Megaphone

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click to enlarge Google Maps TownHall on W. 25th Street in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley has elected to dismiss the criminal case against a protester who demonstrated outside TownHall, an Ohio City bar and restaurant, this summer. The defendant, 25-year-old Josiah Douglas, was one of......

President of Cleveland Cop Football Team Resigns After Protest, Coverage of Timothy Loehmann’s Participation

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click to enlarge A week after local and national media stories revealed that the Cleveland Warriors, an amateur football team made up of area first responders and police officers, had welcomed Timothy Loehmann, the former Cleveland cop who shot and killed Tamir Rice, onto the team in recent years, the......

Thousands gather for second day of street protests in Myanmar: witnesses

Reuters
(Reuters) – Thousands of people marched for a second day in Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday to protest against the military junta’s overthrow and detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi last week. Protesters in Yangon carried red balloons – the colour representing Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracracy......

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