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Mayor calls for police accountability after second night of protests over Daunte Wright killing

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here John Bowden The mayor of Brooklyn Center, Minn., called for police accountability on Tuesday after protests continued for a second night following the police shooting death of Daunte Wright on Sunday. In an interview with the “Today” show, Mayor......

Myanmar activists vow week of protests during new year holidays

(Reuters) – Myanmar pro-democracy activists pledged on Tuesday to hold a series of protests this week to maintain pressure on military rulers during the country’s most important holiday of the year. The five-day New Year holidays, known as Thingyan, are usually celebrated with prayers, ritual cleaning of Buddha images in......

Thousands protest in Belgrade, demand government action to stop pollution

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Several thousand people blocked traffic in front of the Serbian parliament on Saturday in a protest against lack of government action to prevent water, land and air pollution by industries such as the mining sector. Protesters, who came to Belgrade from all over Serbia, held banners reading......

Northern Ireland riots must stop before someone killed: Ireland’s Coveney

FILE PHOTO: Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney in Berlin, Germany, December 11, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Pool/File Photo DUBLIN (Reuters) – Nightly outbreaks of street violence in Northern Ireland must stop before somebody is killed, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Thursday, calling on the region’s political and community leaders to......

Climate change protesters break windows at Barclays London HQ

LONDON (Reuters) – Protesters against climate change broke windows at the London headquarters of Barclays in the Canary Wharf business district on Wednesday. The activists from the Extinction Rebellion group carried placards with slogans such as “Better Broken Windows than Broken Promises” and pasted the message “In Case of Climate......

Protests spread in Benin as president readies for re-election bid

COTONOU (Reuters) – Opponents of Benin’s President Patrice Talon protested in several cities and towns on Monday night and Tuesday morning, denouncing his decision to stand for re-election next week. FILE PHOTO: Benin’s president, Patrice Talon, attends a joint declaration with French president at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France,......

Myanmar Soldiers, Aiming to Silence Protests, Target Journalists

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Ten days after seizing power in Myanmar, the generals issued their first command to journalists: Stop using the words “coup,” “regime” and “junta” to describe the military’s takeover of the government. Few reporters heeded the Orwellian directive, and......

Baltimore Mayor: Pain in city about larger issues than just Freddie Gray

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Baltimore Mayor: Pain in city about larger issues than just Freddie Gray – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Baltimore streets were quiet overnight as a citywide curfew remained in effect. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joins “CBS This Morning” to respond......

Rallies planned across Britain against new protest law

LONDON (Reuters) – Dozens of marches and rallies are planned across Britain on Saturday as part of a “national weekend of action” against a proposed new law that would give police extra powers to curb protests. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill would toughen measures officers can take to......

Climate activists splash black dye on Bank of England

LONDON (Reuters) – Climate activists in London splashed black dye on the front of the Bank of England on Thursday as part of a protest, a Reuters photographer at the scene said. Activists, some dressed as jesters, hurled the dye at the imposing neo-classical building, known as “the Old Lady......

‘He Did What He Was Taught’: Police Dog Bites A Cop Who Brutalized A Protestor

Tensions have been flaring up in the United Kingdom with protestors and police officers clashing in the streets of Bristol. Protestors chanting ‘Kill the Bill’ came out in force last week to stand against the ‘Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Court Bill’ that would give the British police broader powers and......

Argentine leftist group protests AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine maker amid delays

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – An Argentine far-left workers group protested on Monday outside local vaccine market mAbxience, which is producing the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 drug for the region, criticizing delays to doses being available in the country. Around 50-100 people, organized by the Workers’ Left Front-Unity alliance, protested with banners......

Thai police vow more protest arrests after nearly 100 detained

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai police on Monday vowed to arrest more people participating in anti-government protests after detaining nearly 100 at a demonstration a day earlier, citing a law restricting gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: A pro-democracy protester flashes the three-finger salute while she is detained......

Myanmar sees more protests as World Bank warns of economic slump

(Reuters) – Myanmar anti-coup protesters staged more rallies on Friday after the military reportedly shot dead nine people a day earlier and as the World Bank warned the country’s economy could slump 10% this year due to the turmoil. University students and LGBT groups march against the ongoing coup in......

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