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CT remembers Nakba Day

Palestinians around the world commemorated Nakba Day (The Catastrophe) on Wednesday – regarded as the most pivotal day in the history of Palestine. On the 15 May 1948, Zionist militias forced more than 750,000 Palestinians to flee their homeland. This started a chain of events that left more than eight[…]

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Hundreds of Palestinian Prisoners Join Hunger Strike

After the failure of talks between Palestinian prisoners and the Israeli authorities on Monday, hundreds of prisoners joined a hunger strike, the Prisoners’ Affairs Office has reported. The Israeli occupation authorities apparently rejected the prisoners’ demands, which included installing a telephone in the main halls within prisons and ending the[…]

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8 people arrested in Cape Town ‘total shutdown’ protest

Eight “Western Cape Total Shutdown” protesters have been arrested for public violence, following an altercation with police on Jakes Gerwel Drive in Cape Town on Tuesday. Police used stun grenades and rubber bullets in an attempt to disperse protesters after violence flared up in various locations in Cape Town. Protesters[…]

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Egypt sentences 75 people to death over 2013 sit-in

Egypt sentenced to death 75 people, including prominent Islamist leaders, on Saturday over a 2013 pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in which ended with the killing of hundreds of protesters by security forces. Others being tried in the case, including Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie, were handed life sentences, judicial sources said. Those[…]

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18 people charged over Hermanus protest to apply for bail

A group of 18 people will apply for bail in the Hermanus Magistrate’s Court on Monday after being charged for crimes related to a protest earlier this month. Zwelihle Renewal Committee member Theron Mqhu faces charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances, attempted murder and public violence. The others face charges[…]

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Three railway carriages set ablaze in protest action

Three railway carriages have been set alight in Philippe on Sunday evening. Spokesperson for the Fire and Rescue Services, Theo Layne, confirmed that the team responded to the blaze in Leonard Radu Road at 19h20. Layne said Firefighting crews were initially prevented from extinguishing the fire, but eventually managed to[…]

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