Category: protests

Fears of some distance-effective violence as US gears up for Also can just Day protests 0

Fears of some distance-effective violence as US gears up for Also can just Day protests

As people gear up for May Day rallies across the United States, far-right groups are preparing to hold counterdemonstrations in Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles, California.  May Day, or International Workers Day, is commemorated annually on May 1 to celebrate the struggles of labourers and the working class. Rallies will be held in cities and…

Nikol Pashinyan urges renewed protests in Armenia 0

Nikol Pashinyan urges renewed protests in Armenia

Armenia’s opposition leader has called on supporters to stage protests again on Sunday, according to an Interfax news agency report. Nikol Pashinyan was to address supporters in Vanadzor, Armenia’s third-largest city, as part of a drive to secure popular support in the run-up to a crucial vote on May 1. “All protest actions, actions of civil…

Armenia Top Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigns amid protests 0

Armenia Top Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigns amid protests

Armenia’s newly elected prime minister has resigned following days of protests against his government, according to the politician’s website. In the past 10 days, thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets in the capital, Yerevan, accusing Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan of corruption and authoritarian rule. On Monday, Sargsyan said he would adhere to the demands of the…

Armenia squaddies be part of anti-authorities protests in Yerevan 0

Armenia squaddies be part of anti-authorities protests in Yerevan

Hundreds of soldiers have joined anti-government protests in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on Monday, accusing the country’s prime minister of corruption and authoritarian rule. In a response to the ongoing protests, the Armenian defence ministry said it would take harsh measures against any member of the military taking part in the demonstrations. Al Jazeera’s…

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Meet the Palestinian females at the forefront of Gaza’s protests

Gaza Strip – On one side of the fence, dozens of Israeli soldiers lay positioned behind sand dunes, tracking the Palestinian demonstrators through the crosshairs of their snipers. On the other side, young women, with keffiyeh scarves covering half their faces to avoid tear gas suffocation, stand in front of the young protesting men, providing…

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Dalits in India preserve protests in opposition to dilution of SC/ST Act

Dalits in India are staging nationwide protests against the Supreme Court’s ruling, which activists say will likely dilute the provisions of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. Thouands of people have joined peaceful protests and sit-ins as part of the Bharat Bandh, demanding the government to challenge the top…

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Gaza: Refugees call for staunch of return in mass protests

Israeli forces have killed at least 15 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,000 others during a mass protest near the Gaza Strip’s eastern border. Thousands attended Friday’s protest, dubbed the Great March of Return, which was organised by several Palestinian civil society organisations and backed by all of political factions. The protest marked the 42nd…

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Soccer Lads Alliance march in Birmingham attracts protests

A growing number of British citizens and local MPs have united to condemn “hatred and intolerance” as a march by the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) takes place against what they call “Islamist extremists” in the UK city of Birmingham. In a move to oppose Saturday’s march, Stand Up To Racism has organised a counterprotest called…

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Iran arrests 29 ladies folk for no longer carrying hijab in protests

Iran has cracked down on women violating its compulsory headscarf decree, arresting at least 29 individuals, according to Iranian media, drawing criticism from activists and rights groups.  Tasnim news agency reported on Friday that 29 women have been arrested, and quoted Tehran police as saying that the detainees were arrested for “disturbing public security”. It…