Turkish police clashed with protesters who broke a Covid-19 curfew by holding May Day marches on Saturday, with at least 212 people detained, according to the Istanbul governor’s office. Riot police and plainclothes officers scuffled with union leaders and other demonstrators, throwing some to the ground before detaining dozens of[…]
Myanmar activists held candle-lit protests overnight and scrambled to find ways to get around a deepening internet shutdown on Friday, as anti-coup protesters pledged to continue efforts to force out the generals despite a military crackdown that has killed hundreds, including dozens of children. Anti-coup groups shared radio frequencies, offline[…]
The main challenger in Belarus’s disputed presidential election has fled to Lithuania after a second night of street clashes between police and opposition supporters left a protester dead. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who refused to concede her defeat against President Alexander Lukashenko in Sunday’s vote, had arrived in the neighbouring country and[…]
While various protests, most related to land invasions, were still intermittent in numerous areas in the Cape Town metro on Monday, the Gatvol Capetonian group said it has made its point and called off its demonstrations. Fadiel Adams of the Cape Coloured Congress and presssure group Gatvol Capetonian, said they[…]
Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blocking highways and other transport links to disrupt the financial hub amid a marked escalation of violence. Protesters have torched vehicles and buildings, hurled petrol bombs at police stations and trains and vandalized[…]
Sudanese protest leaders on Saturday said they accepted the creation of a civilian-majority governing body for a political transition in Sudan, as proposed by an Ethiopian envoy. A draft of the Ethiopian proposal seen by Reuters suggested that the sovereign council would be made up of seven civilians and seven[…]
Hundreds of Zimbabwean lawyers marched on Tuesday to demand justice for people detained in jail and others facing fast-track trials after violent protests this month led to mass arrests and a brutal security crackdown. The southern African nation has been on edge since the crackdown, during which residents and other[…]
A meeting between Hermanus protesters and Police Minister Bheki Cele broke up abruptly on Friday after Cele gave the community 72 hours to return a police firearm. The pistol was taken from an officer who was hospitalised after a beating at the hands of protesters on Thursday‚ and Cele said[…]
By Zaahidah Meyer Damage to City council owned infrastructure by protesters will run into well over R100 million. That’s according to the City of Cape Town’s Mayco member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, after the Gugulethu fire station was set alight in protest action in the early hours of[…]
Scores of Economic Freedom Fighters kicked off the anti-Zuma protests, dubbed the National Day of Action, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. By 5am, the small group was singing and dancing around Church Square. A truck loaded with a huge public address system was playing loud music at the scene.[…]
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