Category: protest

#TakeAKnee: Groups, followers slam NFL nationwide anthem enlighten rule 0

#TakeAKnee: Groups, followers slam NFL nationwide anthem enlighten rule

Right groups, fans, sports analysts and players have hit back at the National Football League’s (NFL) decision to fine teams if their players refused to stand for the pre-game US national anthem, renewing debate over racial injustice and the right to protest in the country.  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a new policy on Wednesday…

Gaza killings: Recent Yorkers call for justice in Nakba stutter 0

Gaza killings: Recent Yorkers call for justice in Nakba stutter

New York City, United States – Chanting slogans, raising placards and singing resistance songs, about 300 people marched through Brooklyn in New York on Monday to commemorate the 70th year since the Nakba, or catastrophe, in which hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled from their homes when Israel was created in 1948. Monday’s protest…

What’s subsequent for Armenia’s issue motion? 0

What’s subsequent for Armenia’s issue motion?

After mounting a large-scale and ultimately effective campaign of civil disobedience, a movement of “people power” in Armenia, led by Nikol Pashinyan, a young member of parliament, appears to have delivered on multiple fronts. The embattled and unpopular prime minister, Serzh Sargsyan, was forced to step down on April 23. More importantly, the civil disobedience campaign also produced civic…

Israeli forces abolish three Palestinians, damage 955 at Gaza mutter 0

Israeli forces abolish three Palestinians, damage 955 at Gaza mutter

Israeli soldiers shot dead three Palestinian demonstrators and wounded more than 950 at the Gaza border, despite the UN human rights chief urging Israel to stop using excessive force against Palestinian protesters. Among the wounded, 178 were shot with live ammunition on Friday while others sustained injuries from rubber-coated steel rounds, or required treatment for tear gas exposure.…

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Viktor Orban’s victory promps thunder in Budapest

Tens of thousands of Hungarians have protested in Budapest against what they say is the unfair election system that gave Viktor Orban a landslide victory at the polls after a “hate campaign” against immigrants. Saturday’s protest came after the prime minister won a third straight term in power in Sunday’s elections. Orban’s ruling Fidesz party…

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Fears of more violence as Palestinians reveal in Gaza

Palestinians have staged protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern borders for the second Friday in a row, despite Israel’s warning that it will not change its open-fire policy. The first protests on March 30 saw tens of thousands of Palestinians demonstrating near the border for their right of return as enshrined in UN resolution 194. Israeli…

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Tens of hundreds of Greeks speak Macedonia name

Athens, Greece – Chants blared through speakers as a crane lifted a massive Greek flag above Syntagma Square, where Greeks converged from across the country to rally against negotiations over a name dispute between Athens and Skopje. Hundreds of busses transported demonstrators from across the country for the “Macedonia is Greek” demonstration. Tens of thousands…

Romania: Tens of 1000’s shriek towards corruption 0

Romania: Tens of 1000’s shriek towards corruption

Tens of thousands of people rallied against anti-corruption legislation in Romania’s capital Bucharest, braving heavy snow, as well as a large police presence. The protests were organised on Saturday after the leftist-leaning, ruling Social Democrats (PSD) passed new legislation last month that critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption. President…

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Saudi arrests eleven princes over financial relate: describe

Saudi officials have arrested 11 princes for staging a protest against the kingdom’s austerity measures, according to a report from the Saudi news website Sabq. The princes, who gathered in the historical Palace of Government area in the capital Riyadh on Saturday, were demonstrating against a government decision to suspend payment of their utility bills,…