Dozens were arrested in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria on Friday and Saturday after hundreds took to the streets in the working-class Nadi Al-Seed area to protest the planned forced evacuations of their houses. The residents of the poor neighbourhood protested after Friday prayers when they found themselves face[…]
Violent protests continue around Colombia as unions make more demands of the right-wing government of President Ivan Duque following his withdrawal of a proposed tax reform that sparked widespread public anger. The government said the tax reform aimed to stabilise a country economically ravished by the coronavirus pandemic, but the[…]
Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will have difficulty holding onto power, after a surge of votes in an election on Sunday for anti-establishment and anti-corruption parties that want him out. Exit polls showed Borissov’s centre-right GERB will be the largest party in the parliament, winning approximately 25 percent of the[…]
At least 38 protesters across Myanmar have been killed in the latest crackdown on the anti-coup movement, an advocacy group said, as the generals who seized power on February 1 declared martial law over two areas of Yangon where Chinese factories were set ablaze. A police officer also died making[…]
Myanmar’s biggest trade unions has begun a widespread strike in the latest attempt to pressure the country’s generals to step down after seizing power in a coup last month. At least 18 labour organisations representing industries including construction, agriculture and manufacturing on Monday called on workers “union and non-union alike”[…]
Protesters have clashed with police in Paraguay’s capital, as anger over the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis boiled onto the streets, with shops ransacked and cars set on fire. Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas on hundreds of rioters who gathered around the Congress building in downtown[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the confrontation outside Brackenfell High School in Cape Town as deeply regrettable and has called on all parties involved to act responsibly. On Monday, Brackenfell residents and EFF protesters squared up when the party protested about a private event held by Brackenfell High School parents[…]
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days without making any mention of the deadly shooting of peaceful protesters that prompted international outrage. Buhari called on Nigerians to stop demonstrating and engage with the government in a short televised[…]
Thailand on Thursday rolled back a “severe emergency,” a decree that was introduced last week to end months of protests against the government and monarchy but served only to inflame anger and bring tens of thousands of people onto the streets. A government statement published in the official Royal Gazette[…]
Thai protesters raised three-finger salutes to the national anthem at public places across Bangkok on Tuesday as anti-government rallies continued and the government ordered an online TV channel to close over its coverage of the demonstrations. The authorities imposed emergency measures banning gatherings of more than four people last Thursday[…]
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