Cape flats mothers stood united at the Philippi police station yesterday as they handed over a memorandum to the newly elected station commander calling for an end to violence that has been plaquing their communities in recent days. “Forward we shall march to a drug and gun free Hanover park,”[…]
Mthokozisi Ntumba has become a household name in SA after being shot dead during a fees protest by students outside Wits University on Wednesday. He was a bystander who was struck while leaving a nearby clinic in Braamfontein. His death is being investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).[…]
More details have emerged on 35-year-old Mthokozisi Ntumba who was killed allegedly by the police on Wednesday during a protest by Wits University students in Braamfontein. It is alleged that Ntumba had just visited a local clinic when police allegedly shot him dead. Two student journalists were also shot and[…]
One person has died after police fired rubber bullets at Wits University’s protesting students at the Braamfontein campus. Students have threatened to continue their protest on Wednesday over the financial exclusion of students. On Tuesday, traffic was badly affected on Empire Road in Johannesburg due to a protest by students.[…]
People are protesting in some Latin American countries, unhappy because of tighter coronavirus restrictions imposed to fight a surge in infections. Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez asked all cabinet ministers to resign on Saturday, following riots at a demonstration against the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. Benitez was responding[…]
The City of Cape Town says it is determining the cost of damages to municipal property during the EFF protest in Brackenfell on Friday, with the intent of recovering costs through civil action. Initial reports indicate a fire engine was torched, roads and traffic lights were damaged, and a field[…]
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has appealed for calm during Friday’s planned protest by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) outside Brackenfell High School in Cape Town. The Commission will also be monitoring events. The SAHRC says the right to protest cannot be exercised in a manner that infringes[…]
The Egyptian city of Luxor has turned into a militarised area, with heavily armoured police and special forces troops deployed in anticipation of angry demonstrations against the killing of a man by a police officer. The incident occurred less than a month after police officers in the Giza governorate were[…]
Openly challenging the rule of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, thousands of protesters have marched in Bangkok for the second straight day to present demands that include a call for reforms to curb his powers. Protesters have grown bolder during two months of demonstrations calling for reform of the monarchy, as[…]
Despite a government ban on large gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, scores of demonstrators have protested outside the Moroccan Parliament to denounce Arab countries agreeing to normalise relations with Israel. Protesters in Morocco’s capital of Rabat on Friday waved Palestinian flags, decrying the deals as “treason” and[…]
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