One person shot dead following Wits protest

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.[…]

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Tighter COVID curbs stir unrest in parts of Latin America

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[…]

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SAHRC calls for calm ahead of EFF Brackenfell High protest

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[…]

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