Category: protests

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Twelve months under Trump: A scared location for protests

For 11 months, Oliver Harris’ life came to a near standstill as he waited to find out if he would be sent to prison for years over his alleged participation in a rally against US President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Harris, 28, was among more than 230 people rounded up and arrested by police on January…

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Dalit protests: How Mumbai turned into once shut down

Mumbai, India – On January 1 each year, members of India’s Dalit community gather to mark the 1818 battle of Bhima-Koregaon In that fight, two centuries ago, low-caste Dalits sided with the British army to defeat the upper-caste Peshwa rulers. This year’s commemoration events, however, were marred by deadly violence after their rally in Bhima-Koregaon, in the…

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3,seven-hundred arrested one day of protests in Iran: MP

About 3,700 people were arrested across cities in Iran as a rare wave of anti-government protests and unrest gripped the country, according to a parliament member. Tehran MP Mahmoud Sadeghi announced the official figure, which is much higher than previous estimates, via the state-run ICANA news agency on Tuesday. Different security and intelligence forces detained…

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Iran prosecutor blames CIA, Israel, Saudi for protests

A CIA agent was the “main projector” of deadly demonstrations in Iran with assistance from Israel and Saudi Arabia, the country’s chief prosecutor alleged on Thursday. Planning for the plot – dubbed “Consequential Convergence Doctrine” – was initiated four years ago by an operative from the Central Intelligence Agency, Iran’s prosecutor Mohammad Jafar Montazeri was…

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Iranian diplomat charges US with inciting protests

Iran has accused the US of “inciting” anti-government protests that have gripped the country, and said the Trump administration had “flouted” international law and the principles of the UN charter by supporting the unrest in a series of “absurd tweets”. In a letter sent to Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, on Wednesday, Gholamali Khoshroo, the Iranian ambassador to the UN, said the US…

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What are the components in the motivate of Iran’s protests?

Iran’s anti-government protests are a result of deep-rooted structural issues that have existed for decades, analysts say. Years of social and economic inequality have pushed tens of thousands across the country to rally over the rising cost of living and against the policies of the system that has ruled Iran more than three decades. Iran…

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Extra deaths reported in Iran anti-executive protests

At least nine people have been killed overnight amid ongoing nationwide anti-government protests that began last week in various cities across Iran. Iranian state television confirmed on Tuesday that six demonstrators were killed during a raid on a police station in Qahdarijan. According to state media, the rioters were attempting to break into the station…

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Why did protests erupt in Iran?

The Islamic Republic of Iran is the platypus of humanity’s political evolution. Episodic Iranian unrest, from the focused, reformist uprising of 2009 (led by middle-class protesters of Tehran) to the current, wildly rejectionist riots (spearheaded by the underclass and the unemployed in the poor neighborhoods of provincial towns) cannot be understood in isolation from that…

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Death toll jumps as Iran protests continue

At least 12 people have been killed in Iran, according to local news media reports, as anti-government demonstrations continued across the country for a fourth night. Thousands have engaged in protests since the first rallies against the high cost of living on December 28, marking the biggest show of dissent in Iran since huge rallies took place…

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Five things or now not it is a long way a must-must be taught about protests in Iran

There are growing tensions in Iran after anti-government protests erupted over the country’s economic policies across different cities. At least two people have been killed in the demonstrations, which continued for a third day on Saturday. Here are five things you need to know: What’s happening? Iranians began protesting on Thursday in the second-largest city…