Posts filtered by tags: Protest[x]


 

Teargas and water cannon used on anti-lockdown protesters in Prague – video report

Czech police used teargas and a water cannon on Sunday to disperse hundreds of protesters, who attacked them after an anti-lockdown rally in Prague. Police rescue services said at least 20 people were injured in the clashesCovid in Europe: protests in Czech Republic, Ireland to toughen rules Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Protest, World news, Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic Ireland, Coronavirus


Churches burned amid tense anniversary protests in Chile – video

There were tense scenes in the streets of Santiago as demonstrators clashed with police on the first anniversary of mass protests over inequality that left more than 30 dead and thousands injured. The rallies were largely peaceful early on, but were later marred by the incidents of violence and confrontations with police. Protesters threw fireballs and rocks in the direction of police, with officers responding with teargas and water cannon. Two churches were set alight including San Francisco de...
Tags: Protest, Americas, World news, Santiago, Chile, San Francisco de Borja


Hong Kong protester 'Grandma Wong’: I was held in mainland China for 14 months

Sixty-four-year-old vows never to give up fighting, even as she describes forced confessions and detention without trialAn elderly woman who disappeared midway through Hong Kong’s democracy protests last year has resurfaced in the financial hub after 14 months away, saying she had been detained on the Chinese mainland.Alexandra Wong said on Saturday she was forced to renounce her activism in writing, record a video statement saying she was not tortured, and sent on a “patriotic tour” of the coun...
Tags: Hong Kong, Protest, China, Wong, Alexandra Wong


Woman suspected of driving towards officer is arrested near Beverly Hills protest

BEVERLY HILLS — A woman was arrested Saturday night when she allegedly drove her vehicle toward a Beverly Hills police officer who was blocking a street for the weekly pro-Trump Freedom Rally. The rally began about 3 p.m. at the Beverly Hills sign in Beverly Gardens Park, at 9439 Santa Monica Blvd., according to Beverly Hills police Sgt. David Leber. The police officer got out of the way and was not injured, Leber said. The woman was arrested for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a pe...
Tags: Politics, News, Protest, California, Police, US, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Trump, Beverly Hilton, Santa Monica Blvd, Leber, Beverly Gardens Park, Freedom Rally, Top Stories LADN


Women urged to vote for change at marches and rallies across US

By ANITA SNOW | Associated Press Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation’s capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 elections. The latest of rallies that began with a massive women’s march the day after Trump’s January 2017 inauguration was playing out during the coronavirus pandemic, and demonstrators were asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. Dem...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Protest, Supreme Court, California, Washington, White House, US, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Nba, Nashville, Ultraviolet


Women march against Trump and Republicans in major US cities

Organizer: presidency will begin and end with women marchingMarch held at Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s college, CornellThousands of mostly young women in masks rallied on Saturday in Washington DC and other US cities, exhorting voters to oppose Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans in the 3 November elections. Related: Goodbye civil rights: Amy Coney Barrett's America is a terrifying place | Arwa Mahdawi Continue reading...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Women, US, America, World news, US news, US politics, Feminism, Washington Dc, US constitution and civil liberties, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump, Arwa Mahdawi


Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests bring Lagos to standstill

Anger continues to grow despite notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad being dispandedMore than 10,000 demonstrators flocked on to the streets of Nigeria’s capital city to join mounting protests against police brutality. Protesters clogged roads, bringing the centre of Lagos, the usually traffic-filled economic hub, to a standstill.Many brandished the green-and-white Nigerian flag as they filled a major stretch of highway in the city of 20 million people. Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Police, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Lagos


Thousands of Thais defy crackdown on protests in Bangkok

Police use water cannons on demonstrators and close down city’s transport systemThousands of Thais have joined protests across Bangkok in defiance of a crackdown on three months of demonstrations aimed at the government and the monarchy.Police used water cannons for the first time on Friday and closed much of the city’s transport system on Saturday to try to thwart protesters, but they gathered where they could. Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, UK News, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Bangkok


Thai police fire water cannon at Bangkok monarchy protests

Pro-democracy demonstrators assemble for second day in defiance of security crackdownRiot police have used water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters, including school students, gathered in Bangkok as Thai authorities intensified a crackdown on young people calling for reform of the monarchy.Blasts of blue-coloured water were fired at demonstrators who had assembled for a second day in defiance of “severe” emergency measures introduced this week in response to an unprecedented pro-democra...
Tags: Protest, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Bangkok


Thai police fire water cannon at Bangkok monarchy protesters

Pro-democracy demonstrators assemble for second day in defiance of security crackdownRiot police have used water cannon to disperse thousands of protesters, including school students, gathered in Bangkok as Thai authorities intensified a crackdown on demonstrations led by young people calling for reform of the monarchy.Blasts of blue-coloured water were fired at demonstrators who had assembled for a second day in defiance of “severe” emergency measures introduced this week in response to an unpr...
Tags: Protest, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Bangkok


Pressure grows on Zimbabwe to free detained student leader

International groups join calls for the release of Takudzwa Ngadziore, held for protesting against Mnangagwa’s regimeA campaign focusing on the detention of 22-year-old Takudzwa Ngadziore, who has been held for 30 days in a remand prison, is gaining momentum in Zimbabwe, putting pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to release the student.Ngadziore, president of the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu), was arrested and jailed last month for protesting outside a car hire com...
Tags: Protest, Africa, World news, Global development, Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mnangagwa, Zinasu, Zimbabwe National Students Union, Tawanda Muchehiwa, Takudzwa Ngadziore, Ngadziore, Impala Car Rental


The Guardian view on Thailand's protests and the king: the end of deference | Editorial

Demonstrations reflect a longstanding appetite for democracy – but challenging the monarchy breaches a tabooThailand is often described as coup-prone, given the numerous military takeovers since the end of the absolute monarchy in 1932. It would be as accurate to call it democracy-hungry. Thais have periodically fought to determine their own future, despite the risks.Early on Thursday, the government declared a “severe” state of emergency in Bangkok, in response to months of protests culminating...
Tags: UK, Protest, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Bangkok, Thammasat University, Thaksin Shinawatra


Laid off hotel workers at Beverly Hilton stage ‘Die-In For Healthcare’

A group of laid off Hilton hotel workers staged a “Die-In” at the iconic Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday to highlight the need for extended healthcare coverage amid the pandemic. More than 3,000 employees from more than 20 Los Angeles-area hotels, including Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott — were laid off in March and have been without coverage since the beginning of October. They are represented by Unite Here Local 11. Michael D’Angelo, vice president of labor relations for Hyatt, disputed the cla...
Tags: Business, News, Protest, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hilton Hotel


Thai pro-democracy protesters confront royal visit to Bangkok

People call for reforms to monarchy and resignation of prime minister during king’s visitThai pro-democracy protesters chanted “my taxes” and raised a symbolic three-finger salute at a passing royal motorcade in a historic show of defiance against the country’s monarchy.Thousands of people took to the streets of Bangkok on Wednesday to call for democratic reforms, including curbs on the power and wealth of the monarchy. Royalist supporters mounted counter-protests, stating they had assembled to ...
Tags: Protest, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Bangkok, Maha Vajiralongkorn, Buddhist Lent Continue


California panel recommends limits to police responses to demonstrations; criticizes ‘militaristic’ tactics

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — Days after police and members of an unruly crowd were injured following the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest basketball championship, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday released a report urging better communication and restraint by officers and warning that the use of tactical weapons for crowd control can escalate the sort of violence they are intended to deter. Newsom sought the more than three-dozen recommendations after months of nationwide demonstrations followed the death ...
Tags: News, Protest, Minneapolis, California, Police, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Jose, Peace Officers Research Association Of California, Pasadena, Lapd, Social Justice, Los Angeles Lakers, Gavin Newsom


California panel recommends limits to police responses to demonstrations; ‘militaristic’ tactics cited

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — Days after police and members of an unruly crowd were injured following the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest basketball championship, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday released a report urging better communication and restraint by officers and warning that the use of tactical weapons for crowd control can escalate the sort of violence they are intended to deter. Newsom sought the more than three-dozen recommendations after months of nationwide demonstrations followed the death ...
Tags: News, Protest, Minneapolis, California, Police, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Jose, Peace Officers Research Association Of California, Pasadena, Lapd, Social Justice, Los Angeles Lakers, Gavin Newsom


On the ground with Penguin, the Thai protest leader risking jail – video

The Guardian follows Parit Chiwarak, known as Penguin, one of Thailand's prominent protest leaders as he helps organise one of the biggest anti-government rallies in years. He and many other young people are risking prison to demand a significant democratic overhaul: they want the power and wealth of the monarchy curbed. Parit said he already faced 18 charges, including sedition, for his involvement in previous demonstrations. More rallies are expected in Bangkok on Wednesday  Continue reading.....
Tags: Protest, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Bangkok, Parit, Parit Chiwarak


Calls grow for radical reform of Chile's national police force

The Carabineros face 8,500 allegations of human rights abuses in the past yearDamning allegations of human rights abuses, cover-ups and impunity have prompted growing calls for a root-and-branch reform of Chile’s national police force, known as the Carabineros.The force has been accused of a string of abuses since the outbreak of widespread protests a year ago – most recently when an officer was caught on camera bundling a 16-year-old demonstrator over the railings of a bridge in Santiago. Conti...
Tags: Human Rights, Protest, Americas, World news, Santiago, Chile, Carabineros


#EndSars: why Nigerians are protesting against police brutality – video explainer

After days of fierce protests against police brutality, Nigeria's government announced the dissolution of the infamous "Special Anti-Robbery Squad", commonly called Sars, a police unit plagued with allegations of extrajudicial killings, theft and abuse. The Guardian's west Africa correspondent, Emmanuel Akinwotu, explains what sparked the #EndSars demonstrations across the country, how the movement trended internationally on social media, and why demonstrators do not trust promises of reformNige...
Tags: Protest, Police, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Stop and search, Emmanuel Akinwotu, Special Anti Robbery Squad


Will #EndSars help stop police brutality in Nigeria? – video explainer

After days of fierce protests against police brutality, Nigeria's government announced the dissolution of the infamous "Special Anti-Robbery Squad", commonly called Sars, a police unit plagued with allegations of extrajudicial killings, theft and abuse. The Guardian's west Africa correspondent, Emmanuel Akinwotu, explains what sparked the #EndSars demonstrations across the country, how the movement trended internationally on social media, and why demonstrators do not trust promises of reformNige...
Tags: Protest, Police, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Stop and search, Emmanuel Akinwotu, Special Anti Robbery Squad


The king and I: the student risking jail by challenging Thailand's monarchy

Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul believes she has a duty to speak out about her country’s politicsThailand protests: everything you need to knowWhen Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul decided to risk going to jail by calling for reforms to Thailand’s powerful monarchy, she had no idea how people would respond. In the hours before, she felt like she might faint. After turning to her friends for reassurance, she walked on to the stage of a major protest rally in Bangkok and calmly delivered a speech that wo...
Tags: Protest, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Bangkok, Coronavirus outbreak, Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul


Southern California Armenians expected to march to LA’s Turkish Consulate today

Armenian Americans from around Southern California planned a demonstration and protest march to the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles to protest Turkey and Azerbaijan’s military assaults against Armenia and the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh, today, Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. Organizers said large groups of marchers are expected to start at Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd., and will proceed to the Turkish Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard. Amy Balikjian marches with her...
Tags: News, Protest, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Los Angeles, Sport, Turkey, Soccer, Nato, Moscow, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Erdogan, Pasadena, Council, San Marino


Police accused of unprovoked racist assault on HS2 protester

Activist’s claim of racist assault on bypass adds to litany of alleged violations of human rights sent to UN rapporteursA campaigner against the HS2 rail line whose head and back were knelt on by police after he says he was thrown to the ground during a peaceful protest believes he was singled out because he is black. He has lodged a complaint of assault amid rising calls for UK government action on the policing of environmental protests.Video footage shows William Harewood, the only person of c...
Tags: UK, Protest, Police, Environment, Roald Dahl, UK News, Fracking, Rail transport, Un, Hs2, Thames Valley, Harewood, William Harewood, Wendover Buckinghamshire


‘Chilling’ police tactics used on HS2 protesters, claims report

Activist’s claim of racist assault on bypass adds to litany of alleged violations of human rights sent to UN rapporteursA campaigner against the HS2 rail line whose head and back were knelt on by police after he says he was thrown to the ground during a peaceful protest believes he was singled out because he is black. He has lodged a complaint of assault amid rising calls for UK government action on the policing of environmental protests.Video footage shows William Harewood, the only person of c...
Tags: UK, Protest, Police, Environment, Roald Dahl, UK News, Fracking, Rail transport, Un, Hs2, Thames Valley, Harewood, William Harewood, Wendover Buckinghamshire


Laid off LAX concession workers claim they’re owed more than $100,000

A group of laid off LAX concession workers held a protest Friday, alleging concession giant HMS Host owes them more than $100,000 for violating the airport’s living-wage ordinance. After delivering a “past due” notice to the company’s El Segundo location, the employees — represented by Unite Here Local 11 —  formed a car caravan and headed to the district offices of all 15 Los Angeles City Council members’ district offices. They are urging the council to reject a lease and rent-reduction package...
Tags: Business, News, Protest, Sport, Soccer, Union, Los Angeles City Council, Southern California, Lax, Lewis, Hernandez, El Segundo, Los Angeles World Airport, Debra Lewis, Maria Hernandez, HMS


Yelp Will Now Advise Customers When a Business Is Racist Enough to Land in the News

Yelp will now warn customers that they’re looking at a “business accused of racist behavior”—just so long as it’s been racist enough to warrant a mention in the news.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Protest, Race, Racism, Black Lives Matter, Yelp


Judge won’t stop LA sheriff from using rubber bullets, batons, pepper spray on protesters

By FRED SHUSTER | City News Service LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has denied an urgent request by protesters suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to put an immediate stop to the “indiscriminate” use of rubber bullets, pepper spray and other crowd control tactics during demonstrations, according to court papers obtained Friday. “Although the court is deeply disturbed by the allegations regarding defendants’ use of force against peaceful protesters, legal observers, and journalists, i...
Tags: Politics, News, Protest, California, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Social Justice, Compton, Los Angeles County, Sheriff s Department, City News Service, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department


Indonesia police arrest hundreds of protesters against labour law

Water cannon and teargas used on demonstrators against ‘omnibus’ job creation billHundreds of protesters were detained after heated demonstrations swept across Indonesia on Wednesday in response to a law that weakens environmental protections and workers’ rights.Labour unions have vowed to continue their protests until the government cancels the bill, despite a police warning that demonstrations are violating measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Indonesia, Asia Pacific, Labour


Indonesia police use water cannon and teargas to disperse labour law protests

A three-day national strike against the ‘omnibus’ job creation bill begins with clashes in Javan cities of Serang and Bandung Indonesian police have used water cannon and teargas to disperse protesters rallying against a new jobs law in two cities on the island of Java, according to a police spokesman and media reports.Thousands of workers and students had protested peacefully across the archipelago on Tuesday at the start of a three-day national strike against president Joko Widodo’s “omnibus” ...
Tags: Protest, Indonesia, Asia Pacific, Joko Widodo, Bandung, Javan, Serang


Threat of home demolitions sparks protests among Egypt's poorest

Amnesty International says two killed in unrest over law demanding residents pay fines to legalise homesRights groups say two Egyptians have been killed and hundreds more detained in a recent wave of protests as anger mounts against a law some of those hit hardest by the economic fallout from coronavirus say now threatens their homes.The protests, mostly in impoverished remote areas, were spurred on by a growth in anti-government sentiment, in particular over a law demanding residents pay fines ...
Tags: Protest, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Amnesty International, Coronavirus outbreak