Angry confrontations in Lebanon ahead of parliament sitting

Thousands of protesters clashed with security forces in Lebanon on Sunday on the eve of parliamentary sitting that is expected to select caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri to form a new government.  Security forces fired tear-gas and threw stones at protesters who had gathered outside Beirut’s Nejmeh Square, where parliament is located,[…]

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Iraq forces fire live rounds at protesters in Baghdad

Security forces in Iraq have opened fire on protesters in Baghdad, killing and wounding several people, according to witnesses, the latest bout of bloodshed amid ongoing protests demanding an overhaul of the country’s political system. Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim, reporting from Baghdad, said the clashes on Monday occurred when protesters tried to[…]

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Ethiopian police teargas protesters in Amhara

Police teargassed hundreds of protesters outside a court in Ethiopia’s northern city of Bahir Dar on Tuesday, a local party official and an eyewitness said, reflecting public tensions over high profile violence that left dozens dead there in June. The man, who requested anonymity for fear of reprisals, told Reuters[…]

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Crowd boos Bheki Cele at protest against femicide

Police Minister Bheki Cele was booed by thousands of university students and high school pupils who gathered outside Parliament on Wednesday to protest after the murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana. The crowd of protesters, which included UCT vice chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng, demanded to know how politicians planned to keep[…]

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Hundreds of protesters arrested on Russian polling day

Police arrested at least 839 people, mainly in Saint Petersburg and the Urals city of Ekaterinburg, who were taking part in demonstrations called by jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, independent monitor OVD-info said. At least 2,000 people rallied in central Moscow, an AFP correspondent said, as the capital held a[…]

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