US sanctions two more Myanmar generals after protest crackdown

US move follows military’s use of force against peaceful protests over the weekend that left two dead. The United States has imposed sanctions on two more generals involved in the February 1 military coup in Myanmar and said it did not rule out additional action after hundreds of thousands took to the streets on Monday […]

Algerians mark protest movement anniversary with fresh rallies

Thousands rally in Algiers and elsewhere to mark two years since the beginning of a mass movement that toppled the longtime president. Thousands of protesters marched in the Algerian capital and cities across the country to commemorate two years since the beginning of mass protests that culminated weeks later in the departure of longtime President […]

Myanmar’s minorities join protest in show of unity against coup

Members of Myanmar ethnic groups protested on Saturday in a show of opposition to the coup that removed the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, despite some misgivings about her commitment to their aspirations for autonomy, community representatives said. Protests against the coup that overthrew the elected government of the veteran democracy campaigner have taken […]

Paint, Poems and Protest Anthems: Myanmar’s Coup Inspires the Art of Defiance

Most nights since a coup returned Myanmar to military rule on Feb. 1, a spectral symbol of protest has glowed on a mildewed side of a building. Where the next illumination will appear in Yangon, the country’s biggest city, is a mystery. But, suddenly, a projected image appears in the dark. Three fingers raised in […]

Thousands rally in Algeria on protest movement anniversary

Thousands of people take to the streets of Kherrata to protest against government of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. Thousands of people have rallied in the eastern Algerian city of Kherrata to commemorate the beginning of demonstrations against former longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika two years ago. Defying coronavirus restrictions, demonstrators in Kherrata, located some 300km (186 miles) […]

In Pictures: Protest in Cyprus draws water cannon, arrests

Police in Cyprus have used water cannon and tear gas to break up a protest against corruption and lockdown measures imposed over the COVID-19 pandemic, witnesses said. Several hundred people had gathered to protest on Saturday just beyond the medieval walls of Nicosia, the capital of the east Mediterranean island. At least one person who […]

Nigeria gov’t warns against protest at Lagos shooting site

Minister warns Saturday protest at site where peaceful demonstrators were shot at in October could be ‘hijacked by hoodlums’ and descend into violence. The Nigerian government has warned against planned protests to demand justice for victims of a shooting during peaceful demonstrations in Lagos last year demanding the dissolution of a notorious police unit long […]

Tunisia demonstrators defy lockdown to protest police brutality

Rally held to mark the anniversary of the 2013 killing of a prominent activist and to protest against police abuses. Hundreds of protesters backed by Tunisia’s powerful labour union gathered in central Tunis on Saturday, defying a police lockdown that blocked roads in a large area of the capital. The rally was held to mark […]

India to investigate protest ‘toolkit’ shared by Greta Thunberg

Creators of a farmers’ protest toolkit shared by teenage Swedish climate activist to be probed by the New Delhi police. The creators of an Indian farmers’ protest “toolkit” shared by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg will be investigated by police, authorities said, claiming it was designed to “encourage disaffection and ill-will” against the government. Tens […]

In Pictures: Striking pans to protest Myanmar’s military coup

With soldiers and armoured cars on the streets of major cities, Myanmar military’s takeover has not been met by any large street protests. But signs of public anger and plans to resist have begun to flicker. On Wednesday, doctors and medical staff at multiple hospitals across the country announced they were donning red ribbons and […]

Photos: Iron spikes, concrete walls at India farmer protest sites

Indian authorities have significantly increased security at three main protest sites outside New Delhi’s border, adding iron spikes, steel barricades and hundreds of riot police in an attempt to stop tens of thousands of demonstrating farmers from entering the Indian capital. In Ghazipur, one of the protest sites, iron nails have been embedded along the […]

Twitter blocks accounts over India farmers protest on gov’t order

About 250 social media accounts and tweets temporarily blocked over ‘grave threat to public order’. Twitter on Monday temporarily blocked dozens of accounts and tweets in India at the Hindu nationalist government’s request, including those of a prominent news magazine and farmers staging mass protests in the capital. An Information Technology ministry source told the […]

Not just Navalny: Economic woes also drive Russians to protest

The trigger for some of the biggest protests to sweep Russia in years was the arrest of opposition politician and Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny, who was detained on his return to the country last month after surviving poisoning by a nerve agent. The anger runs deeper, however. Some protesters, young and old, say they have […]

Indian journalists accused of sedition for farmer protest reports

Several senior Indian journalists have been charged with sedition over their reporting and online posts about a farmers’ protest last week, sparking criticism from media associations. The cases have been filed with police in at least five states against the journalists, who include Rajdeep Sardesai, a prominent anchor on the India Today television channel, and […]

‘Police everywhere, justice nowhere’: Hundreds protest in Tunisia

More than 1,000 people arrested in Tunisia over past two weeks in protests against corruption and police brutality. Hundreds of Tunisians marched in the capital on Saturday to protest against police abuses they say are endangering freedoms won in the 2011 revolution that swept away authoritarian rule. Hundreds of riot police confronted the demonstrators, leading […]

France: Hundreds protest against Amazon expansion

Demonstrators form human chain as they rally against Amazon’s plan to set up facility in small southern town of Fournes. Hundreds of people have rallied in several French towns and cities in protests called by anti-capitalist and environmental groups against e-commerce giant Amazon. Among the places where demonstrators staged rallies on Saturday was the small […]

India’s Haryana state blocks internet amid farmer protest clashes

An Indian state has blocked mobile internet across most of its districts, following clashes between hundreds of protesting Indian farmers and groups of men shouting anti-farmer and pro-police slogans. Mobile internet in 15 of 22 districts in Haryana state bordering the capital New Delhi will be unavailable until 17:00 local time on Saturday, according to […]

How volunteers in Punjab are keeping Indian farmers protest alive

Jartauli, Punjab – Birds fly over lush green fields as an announcement made from the loudspeaker of a local Sikh temple, gurdwara, breaks silence on a misty, winter morning. “Our trolleys and volunteers are ready to leave in a while. People are requested to come over to bid farewell to our brave hearts,” a male […]

Indian farmers defiant as police order closure of protest camp

Authorities in Uttar Pradesh state call for Ghazipur camp to be cleared, but farmers say they would not budge. Farmers at main protest sites on the outskirts of India’s capital, New Delhi, are defiant as authorities call for an end to their months-long sit-in against new farm laws in the wake of violence in the […]

In Pictures: Lebanon anti-lockdown protest turns deadly

One person has died and 200 others have been injured in the Lebanese city of Tripoli during a third night of clashes on Wednesday between security forces and demonstrators angered by a coronavirus lockdown that has worsened an already severe economic crisis. Omar Tayba, 29, who sustained a bullet wound late on Wednesday, became the […]

Near-Total Abortion Ban Takes Effect in Poland, and Thousands Protest

A contentious near-total ban on abortion in Poland went into effect late Wednesday, despite rampant opposition from hundreds of thousands of Poles who began protesting in the fall in the largest demonstrations in the country since the 1989 collapse of communism. Thousands of outraged women, teenagers and allies returned to the streets Wednesday night bundled […]

Indian Farmer Protest Turns Unruly in Challenge to Modi

NEW DELHI — Thousands of protesting farmers poured into the Indian capital of New Delhi on Tuesday as they used their tractors to pull barricades apart, prompting police to fire tear gas and marking a chaotic start to an event that had already been set to pose a direct challenge to the government. The farmers […]

Thousands in Nepal protest against dissolution of Parliament

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dismissed the legislature in December, accusing members of his own party of noncooperation. Three former Nepali prime ministers joined thousands of demonstrators on Friday to protest against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s abrupt move to dissolve Parliament and call snap elections. Oli dismissed the legislature in December, accusing members of […]

A school for the underprivileged at Indian farmers’ protest site

New Delhi, India – Khushboo Tiwari has not attended any classes since her school on the outskirts of the Indian capital, New Delhi, was shut in March last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Like millions of underprivileged children across India, the 12-year-old also could not attend virtual classes as her parents, who work at […]