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Beirut blast: protests mark one year since deadly port explosion – video report

Thousands of Lebanese people gathered in Beirut to mark the first anniversary of a catastrophic explosion at the port, holding pictures of the dead and demanding justice.No senior official has been held to account for the disaster, caused by a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely at the port for years. infuriating many Lebanese as their country also endures financial collapse.As a memorial service got under way at the port, water cannon and teargas were fired at protesters who had b...
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Missouri governor pardons couple who pointed guns at racial justice activists

Mark and Patricia McCloskey gained notoriety after standing outside their home with weapons as protesters passedThe governor of Missouri has made good on his promise to pardon Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at a group of demonstrators who marched past the couple’s home in a luxury St Louis neighborhood during racial justice protests last year.Mike Parson, a Republican, announced on Tuesday that he had pardoned Mark McCloskey, who pleaded guilty in ...
Tags: Activism, Protest, US news, Missouri, St Louis, Mark, Mark McCloskey, Mike Parson, Patricia McCloskey


Amnesty condemns Colombia police brutality after scores of protesters killed

‘He died as he lived, resisting’, says mother of young artist killed in Cali, as report claims authorities used systematic ‘pattern of violence’ in cityNicolás Guerrero, a 26-year-old artist from the Colombian city of Cali, took to the streets on 2 May to protest against the lack of opportunities he saw in his country. He had a family in Spain that he had hoped one day to bring to South America. But later that night, after riot police launched a brutal crackdown, he was found lying on the paveme...
Tags: Human Rights, Protest, Americas, Spain, World news, Colombia, Global development, South America, Cali, cityNicolás Guerrero


Hundreds arrested in Berlin protests against Covid restrictions

Protesters defy court order banning marches against German government’s coronavirus measuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 600 people have been arrested after participating in protests against the German government’s coronavirus measures, officials have said.About 13 separate demonstrations took place around Berlin on Sunday, despite being banned by a court order and participants saying they would not follow safety rules. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Protest, Germany, Berlin, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus


Colombians mourn after deadly protests as Amnesty cites ‘unlawful repression’

‘He died as he lived, resisting’, says mother of young artist killed in Cali, as report claims authorities used systematic ‘pattern of violence’ in cityNicolás Guerrero, a 26-year-old artist from the Colombian city of Cali, took to the streets on 2 May to protest against the lack of opportunities he saw in his country. He had started a family in Spain that he had hoped one day to bring to South America. But later that night, after riot police launched a brutal crackdown, his near-lifeless and bl...
Tags: Human Rights, Protest, Americas, Spain, World news, Colombia, Global development, South America, Amnesty, Cali, cityNicolás Guerrero


French protests grow against extended health pass scheme

200,000 take to the streets to oppose proof-of-vaccination for hospitals, trains, and cultural and leisure centresThousands of people have protested in Paris and other French cities over a mandatory coronavirus health pass for entry to many public venues, introduced by the government as it battles a fourth wave of infections.Protesters injured three police officers in Paris, a police spokesperson said. The interior minister, Gérald Darmanin, said on Twitter that 19 demonstrators were arrested, ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Protest, France, Society, World news, Paris, Vaccines and immunisation, Gérald Darmanin, Coronavirus


Tulsa race massacre: 19 bodies reinterred as protesters demand criminal investigation

Bullet found with one set of remains that showed traumaAnthropologist tells crowd: ‘We are not done’The bodies of 19 people exhumed from an Oklahoma cemetery during a search for victims of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre were reburied in a closed ceremony on Friday, despite objections from protesters outside the cemetery. Related: ‘I work with the dead. But this can help the living’: the anthropologist investigating the Tulsa race massacre Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Race, World news, US news, Anthropology, Archaeology, Oklahoma, Tulsa, Tulsa Race Massacre


Myanmar junta accused of crimes against humanity six months on from coup

Human Rights Watch says army’s suppression of protests has included torture and murder, as small protests mark milestoneHuman Rights Watch has accused Myanmar’s military junta of crimes against humanity as small groups of protesters marked six months since the armed forces seized power.Bands of university students rode motorbikes around the country’s second-largest city Mandalay on Saturday waving red and green flags, saying they rejected any possibility of talks with the military to negotiate a...
Tags: Protest, South and Central Asia, Myanmar, Human Rights Watch, Mandalay, Myanmar coup


Hong Kong man arrested for allegedly booing Chinese anthem while watching Olympics

Man allegedly also waved colonial-era flags while watching fencer Edgar Cheung’s medal ceremony at a mallHong Kong police have arrested a man on suspicion of insulting the national anthem, after he allegedly booed the Chinese national anthem while watching an Olympic event at a mall.The 40-year-old man was detained on Friday after allegedly waving colonial-era Hong Kong flags and booing, while urging others to join him in insulting the song, according to a police statement posted on Facebook. Co...
Tags: Hong Kong, Protest, China, Asia Pacific, Olympic Games, Facebook Continue, Edgar Cheung, mallHong Kong


Share your memories of the Greenham Common women’s peace camp

We would like to hear from women who took part in the peace protest at Greenham Common It is nearly 40 years since women first set up a peace camp outside RAF Greenham Common in protest against the storage of US cruise missiles on British soil. On the 5th September 1981, a Welsh women’s group, marched from Cardiff to Greenham Common in Berkshire to protest against Nato’s decision to site 96 US cruise nuclear missiles at the RAF base. The women-only peace protest lasted 19 years.
Tags: Protest, US, UK News, Nato, Raf, Cardiff, Berkshire, Greenham Common, Greenham, RAF Greenham Common


Hong Kong jails man, 24, for nine years under national security law

Former waiter Tong Ying-kit is first person charged and tried under draconian law introduced last yearThe first person charged and tried under Hong Kong’s draconian national security law has been sentenced to nine years in jail after he was convicted of secession and terrorism for crashing his motorbike into police officers while flying a protest flag.Tong Ying-kit, a 24-year-old former waiter, was convicted on Tuesday by a three-judge panel appointed by Hong Kong’s leader to hear national secur...
Tags: Hong Kong, Protest, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Tong Ying


Sheila Jackson Lee is third Black lawmaker to be arrested during voting rights protests

Congress members Joyce Beatty and Hank Johnson were previously arrested for participating in separate demonstrationsSheila Jackson Lee, a Democratic representative of Texas, was arrested in Washington DC on Thursday while protesting lawmakers’ delay in passing legislation to protect voting rights, becoming the third member of the Congressional Black Caucus to be arrested for civil disobedience in recent weeks. Related: Voting curbs enacted in 18 US states this year despite none finding widespr...
Tags: Texas, Protest, Congress, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Washington Dc, Congressional Black Caucus, Jackson Lee, Hank Johnson, Sheila Jackson Lee, Joyce Beatty, US voting rights


The activists sabotaging railways in solidarity with Indigenous people

People coming to the aid of the Wet’suwet’en nation to stop a pipeline are using direct action that is prompting terror chargesThe night of 28 November, Samantha Brooks, 24, hunched over the railway tracks near Bellingham, Washington, about 32km (20 miles) south of the Canada-US border and installed a “shunt,” according to trial documents obtained by the Guardian. Related: Dakota access pipeline: court strikes down permits in victory for Standing Rock Sioux Continue reading...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Americas, US news, Fbi, Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Washington State, Environmental Activism, Dakota, Bellingham Washington, Canada US, Samantha Brooks, Standing Rock Sioux Continue


LA City Councilwoman urges ban on strobe lights at protests

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez called Wednesday, July 28, for the city to ban strobe lights from protests and demonstrations, calling them capable of disorienting or temporarily blinding police officers and protesters. In a motion introduced Wednesday, Rodriguez said that while the vast majority of protests in Los Angeles are peaceful, “there have been incidents of violence between demonstrators and counter-demonstrators, as well as acts of violence targeting police officers.” “T...
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Photos: Hundreds of Blizzard employees walk off the job, seeking change

Several hundred employees at the gaming company Blizzard Entertainment in Irvine walked off the job Wednesday, protesting a hostile work environment cited in a recent lawsuit. Employees and their supporters gathered outside the gates of the company, which was accused by the state’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing of fostering a “ ‘frat boy’ workplace culture.” In a lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles, the agency contends parent company Activision Blizzard looked the other way as exe...
Tags: Gaming, Business, Technology, Protest, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Activision Blizzard, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Irvine CA, Irvine, Alton Parkway, Jeff Gritchen, Fran Townsend, Top Stories OCR


‘A nightmare scenario’: how an anti-trans Instagram post led to violence in the streets

Misinformation about Wi Spa, a Korean spa in Los Angeles, quickly spread around the world. Since then, trans women in LA have faced violence and online abuseOn 24 June, a woman claimed on Instagram that a Korean spa in Los Angeles had allowed a “man” to expose himself to women and girls in the women’s section.The unsubstantiated allegations about Wi Spa in LA’s Koreatown neighborhood quickly spread from social media to rightwing forums to far-right news sites to Fox News, and were distorted by a...
Tags: Protest, California, La, Los Angeles, US news, Transgender, LGBT rights, Fox News, The far right, Koreatown


Media Confuses Pro-Saturn Lemons Gag as Earnest Protest

Over the weekend a gaggle of sign-toting individuals assembled at the Detroit Renaissance Center to demand General Motors restore the long-defunct Saturn brand. While we would wager that there were a few earnest individuals keen to see the return of “A Different Kind of Company,” the event was actually a last-minute goof put on by attendees […] The post Media Confuses Pro-Saturn Lemons Gag as Earnest Protest appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Protest, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Saturn, Detroit, Lemons, Renaissance Center, News Blog, 24 Hours Of LeMons, Goofs, Concours d'LeMons, Detroit Renaissance Center, Earnest Protest


Powerbrokers of the Arab world will be closely watching events in Tunisia

Analysis: while the politics behind the government’s overthrow are local, regional players will want to influence what happens nextIn the decade since the Arab spring, the crucible of the uprisings has been where its legacy has been thrashed out.Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, where it all began from mid-December 2010, have remained central to the narrative of what took place when autocracies crumbled in the face of restive streets. And for the region’s powerbrokers, all three north African states hav...
Tags: Protest, Saudi Arabia, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Islam, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Tunisia, Tunisia Egypt


Powerbrokers of Arab world will be closely watching Tunisia

Analysis: while the politics behind the government’s dismissal are local, regional players will want to influence what happens nextIn the decade since the Arab spring, the crucible of the uprisings has been where its legacy has been thrashed out.Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, where it all began from mid-December 2010, have remained central to the narrative of what took place when autocracies crumbled in the face of restive streets. And for the region’s powerbrokers, all three north African states hav...
Tags: Protest, Saudi Arabia, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Islam, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Tunisia, Tunisia Egypt


Tunisia’s political crisis greeted with indifference on streets of capital

There is little sign of anger against apparent coup, but some lament the threat to fragile democracyTwo days after Tunisia’s stumbling democracy ground to a halt, the streets of the country’s capital were quiet, even indifferent on Tuesday, with the presence of army troops near a TV station one of the few symbols of a new and unsettling normal.Protesters who had raged on Sunday before President Kais Saied sacked the county’s prime minister and suspended parliament were absent from sites that day...
Tags: Protest, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Tunisia, Tunis, Kais Saied


Who’s behind Australia’s anti-lockdown protests? The German conspiracy group driving marches

German-based Worldwide Demonstration helped coordinate rallies across Australia, with their message amplified by local anti-vaxx and ‘freedom’ influencersA German-based conspiracy group helped to drive a series of anti-lockdown protests across Australia which saw dozens of people arrested and hundreds fined after violent clashes with police.Police arrested more than 60 people and fined 107 more after a crowd of about 3,000 gathered in Sydney on Saturday to protest against the city’s lockdown. Co...
Tags: Protest, Australia, Germany, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian police and policing, The far right, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Far Right, Coronavirus


The Guardian view on Tunisia’s coup: a spring that turns to winter | Editorial

In 2011 a repressive, authoritarian government collapsed because it proved unable to meet people’s demands. Why would its return solve anything?In 2011 Tunisia was the first Arab nation to topple its dictator, and the only one where genuine democracy survives. But events in the capital, Tunis, suggest that the country is experiencing a counter-revolution. On Sunday the president, Kais Saied, fired the country’s prime minister, dismissed the government and froze parliament. Mr Saied has suspended...
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Billionaire tycoon named as Lebanese PM as economic crisis bites

Protesters wanted someone from outside the elite, but parliament went for Najib Miqati, who has led the country twice beforeAfter a year-long standoff, Lebanon has named a new prime minister who its feuding factions hope can ward off a total economic collapse and save an estimated 2 million people from the brink of poverty.Protesters had demanded the selection of a figure removed from the political elite, but the Lebanese parliament instead named a billionaire tycoon, Najib Miqati, who had led t...
Tags: Protest, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Lebanon, Najib Miqati


The last king of Eswatini? Reporting on protests in Africa's last absolute monarchy

Cebelihle Mbuyisa is a freelance journalist who was beaten for covering pro-democracy protests in the kingdom of Eswatini. Formerly known as Swaziland, the country has been rocked in recent weeks by anti-monarchy protests calling for King Mswati III, Africa's last absolute monarch, to have his powers diluted. Protests turned violent, with reports suggesting there have been more than 50 deaths and countless casualties so far at the hands of state security forces. The Guardian spoke to Mbuyisa, wh...
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Tunisia president accused of staging coup after suspending parliament

Kais Saied invokes emergency article of constitution after violent protests against country’s biggest partyTunisia, often touted as the lone success story of the Arab spring revolutions a decade ago, is facing a critical challenge to its fledgling democracy after its president, Kais Saied, suspended parliament and dismissed his prime minister in what critics described as a coup.Saied, an independent without a party behind him, announced he was invoking an emergency article of Tunisia’s constitut...
Tags: Protest, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Tunisia, Kais Saied, Saied, Coronavirus


Met police investigate anti-vaxxer as speech sparks fears for safety of medics

Police investigate comments by Kate Shemirani, who compared medical staff to Nazi war criminalsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFears have been expressed for the safety of doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff after they were targeted by anti-vaccine activists.Police are investigating comments made by Kate Shemirani, a former nurse who has been struck off for using her position to spread Covid misinformation, during the latest anti-lockdown rally at Trafalgar Squa...
Tags: London, Protest, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, Trafalgar Square, Coronavirus, Kate Shemirani


Met police investigate anti-vaxxer’s speech amid fears for safety of medics

Police investigate comments by Kate Shemirani, who compared medical staff to Nazi war criminalsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFears have been expressed for the safety of doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff after they were targeted by anti-vaccine activists.Police are investigating comments made by Kate Shemirani, a former nurse who has been struck off for using her position to spread Covid misinformation, during the latest anti-lockdown rally at Trafalgar Squa...
Tags: London, Protest, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, Trafalgar Square, Coronavirus, Kate Shemirani


Robert Parris Moses, civil rights activist, dies aged 86

Moses was beaten and jailed in Mississippi in mid-1960s‘Second chapter’ saw foundation of Algebra Project in 1982Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who endured beatings and jail time while leading Black voter registration drives in the American south during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. He was 86. Related: Matt Herron, chronicler of the US civil rights movement – in pictures Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Mississippi, Race, US, World news, US news, US politics, US constitution and civil liberties, Civil rights movement, Moses, US voting rights, Law (US, Matt Herron, Robert Parris Moses


Cuban leftists begin to turn their fire on the ‘harmful practices of the state’

Leading radicals are raising their voices against the demand for uncritical backing for the governmentLuis Emilio Aybar is a voice from the left, which in Cuba means pretty far left. By any measure, he should be a stalwart defender of the island’s communist regime. After widespread public protests that two weeks ago roiled the nation, the 34-year-old published an article in the magazine La Tizza, which bills itself as “a space to think about socialism”.After the prerequisite denunciation of the ...
Tags: Protest, Americas, US, World news, Cuba, Emilio Aybar, La Tizza


Angry Brazilians dress as reptiles for their Covid jabs to mock Bolsonaro

People are wearing costumes as a protest to the government’s handling of an outbreak that has killed more than 545,000When Klinger Duarte Rodrigues set off for his coronavirus shot last weekend he did so dressed as a South American snake.“A sucuri,” he said, using the indigenous name for the Amazonian water boa whose skin he borrowed for his first dose of AstraZeneca. Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Americas, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus, Klinger Duarte Rodrigues