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UK police arrest over 60 in anti-lockdown protests

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Police in London said on Saturday that they had made over 60 arrests and expected that figure to rise, as they tried to break up anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protests. The police said that the arrests had been made for different offences including breaching coronavirus restrictions. England’s current......

Activists Say Enhanced Protest Punishments in Ohio Will Lead to More Police Misconduct

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click to enlarge Police already have been overly aggressive in this year’s civil rights protests, some protesters say. If Ohio adopts enhanced penalties related to protests, that will only aggravate the problem, they say. Worse, according to the activists, the bill’s provision allowing deadly force by people who feel threatened......

Dozens detained in Belarus protests: rights group

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Belarusian law enforcement officers hold shields while standing guard during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko MOSCOW (Reuters) – Belarus police detained dozens of people in Minsk on Sunday during the......

Thousands join Taiwan protest, anger focused on U.S. pork

Reuters
TAIPEI (Reuters) – Thousands of people took to Taipei’s streets on Sunday for the annual “Autumn Struggle” protest march organised by labour groups, with much of the anger focused on the government’s decision to ease restrictions on imports of U.S. pork. Taiwan’s main opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), rallied its......

Protesters set fire to Guatemala’s Congress in protests over 2021 budget

Reuters
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Thousands of people on Saturday staged the biggest protest yet against Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, with some setting fire to Congress, fuelled by anger over cuts in the 2021 budget just as the country reels from back to back storms. Waving Guatemalan flags and signs declaring......

Thai PM says all laws to be used against protesters

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attends a special parliament session to discuss the current political situation and the ongoing anti-government protests in Bangkok, Thailand October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday that all laws would be used against protesters......

Peru President picks new Cabinet to ease protests, market fears

Reuters
LIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s new President Francisco Sagasti unveiled his cabinet on Wednesday, appointing a constitutional lawyer to be prime minister as the government seeks to tamp down angry protests that have rocked the country’s political class. The new government was formed a day after liberal centrist Sagasti was sworn......

Facing Widespread Protests, Peru’s Interim President Steps Down

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Facing widespread opposition, Peru’s interim president stepped down on Sunday, his sixth day on the job, plunging a country already facing an economic tailspin and a devastating pandemic into a constitutional crisis. Manuel Merino, the president, took power......

Peru impeachment protests: Clashes with police with police turn deadly

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Last year, the president dissolved Congress, arguing that lawmakers were obstructing his anti-corruption agenda. A new Congress was elected in January, but tension remained high between the legislative and the executive, with Mr Vizcarra accusing lawmakers of fostering “chaos and disorder”. BBC – For more and to sign up click......

In liberal California, Black Lives Matter protests in some towns meet with ‘scary’ backlash

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Anita Chabria Pastor Nelson Rabell-González knew that “livable, lovable Lodi,” as locals call it, had a problem when men carrying a noose and baseball bats with American flags attached shouted racial slurs at him in September as he helped......

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