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German Covid protests turn nasty in row over rules and vaccinations

BBC
Many take place on Monday nights. By advertising them as Spaziergänge, or strolls, organisers not only seek to bypass Covid laws, which might prevent a mass gathering, but also to invoke nostalgically the symbolism of the Monday night strolls that were used by pro-democracy protesters opposed to the communist regime......

Water cannon and tear gas at COVID-19 protests in Brussels

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Police fired water cannons and thick clouds of tear gas Sunday in Brussels to disperse people protesting COVID-19 vaccinations and government restrictions that aim to curb the fast-spreading omicron variant. Police said the protest......

Serbia revokes Rio Tinto lithium mine permits following protests

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-60081853?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA After all, it does have headquarters in Melbourne as well as London. And Serbia’s prime minister, Ana Brnabic, announced the demise of the much-trumpeted lithium extraction operation just days after her counterpart in Australia cheered the deportation of Serbia’s sporting icon. BBC – For more and to sign up......

What is the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and how will it change protests?

BBC
Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper says the legislation has been “rushed” and will create “incredibly widely drawn” powers, “for example, allowing the police to stop and search anyone in the vicinity of a protest, including passers-by, people on the way to work and peaceful protesters”. BBC – For more and......

Farmington district launched ‘equity challenge.’ Protests erupted

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Parents and others protested on Tuesday a recent Farmington Public Schools “equity challenge” they said promotes racial division and political indoctrination but what the  district called a voluntary outreach effort “about the very diverse population within our own community.” Bearing homemade signs with messages......

Cambodia PM gets red-carpet welcome in Myanmar as visit sparks protests

Reuters
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (unseen) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, January 22, 2019. Ng Han Guan/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 7 (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun......

Kazakhstan’s deadly protests hit bitcoin, as the world’s second-biggest mining hub shuts down

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan plunged into chaos this week, an internet shutdown hit the world’s second-biggest bitcoin mining hub, in yet another blow to miners searching for a permanent and stable home. Less than a year ago,......

‘Absolutely unprecedented’: Massive protests in Kazakhstan are making international shockwaves

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Kazakh law enforcement officers are seen on a barricade during a protest triggered by fuel price increase in Almaty, Kazakhstan January 5, 2022. Pavel Mikheyev | Reuters Over the span of just two days, what began as protests over spiking......

Seattle police faked right-wing radio talk during social justice protests: probe

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sarah Polus Seattle police officers engaged in fake radio transmissions about the Proud Boys during the 2020 racial justice protests,  causing unnecessary panic, the Office of Police Accountability (OPA) said on Wednesday. A “misinformation effort” that caused alarm among racial......

Sudan coup: Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigns amid mass protests

BBC
“I decided to give back the responsibility and announce my resignation as prime minister, and give a chance to another man or woman of this noble country to… help it pass through what’s left of the transitional period to a civilian democratic country,” he said. BBC – For more and......

Five killed in protests against military rule in Sudan, doctors say

Reuters
KHARTOUM, Dec 31 (Reuters) – Five people were killed during a crackdown by Sudanese security forces on nationwide protests against military rule on Dec. 30, a doctors’ committee said on Friday. Security forces had fired tear gas and stun grenades as protesters marched through Khartoum and the neighbouring cities of......

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