Protesters attack government building in Iran

Reports According to Iranian media, online video recordings reported that angry protesters stormed the governor’s office in southeastern Iran on Tuesday, killing at least two fuel smugglers on the Pakistani border a day later. ۔ Iran, which has one of the lowest fuel prices in the world, is battling widespread smuggling in neighboring countries, particularly […]

Indigenous protesters in Ecuador demand presidential vote recount

Hundreds of protesters backing presidential candidate Yaku Perez call for recount outside electoral council offices in Quito. Hundreds of Indigenous protesters rallied outside the offices of Ecuador’s electoral council in Quito, the capital, on Tuesday to demand a recount of this month’s presidential vote. Third-place finisher Yaku Perez, an Indigenous environmental activist, has been walking […]

G7 countries ‘firmly condemn’ Myanmar military attacks on protesters

KABUL: The number of civilians killed and wounded in violence across war-weary Afghanistan fell by 15 percent last year compared to 2019, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday.The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the UN Human Rights Office attributed the drop in civilian casualties in part to an apparent tactical change by […]

In Pictures: Businesses shut as Myanmar protesters defy military

Businesses have closed their doors as tens of thousands of protesters gathered in towns and cities across Myanmar as part of a general strike against the February 1 coup, despite a chilling message from the military that confrontation would cost more lives. As well as local shops, international chains announced closures on Monday, including Yum […]

Global backlash grows after Myanmar forces kill two protesters

UN condemns deadly violence in Mandalay, Singapore warns of ‘adverse consequences’ and Facebook deletes the military’s main page. International condemnation of Myanmar’s military rulers grew on Sunday, after security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters in the second largest city of Mandalay, killing at least two people and wounding dozens more. Facebook deleted the main […]

Myanmar Police Open Fire on Protesters, Killing 2

The police in Myanmar opened fire on protesters in the city of Mandalay on Saturday, killing two and injuring at least 10, witnesses said. The shootings occurred as the authorities were trying to force workers back to their jobs at a local shipyard. They were among hundreds of thousands of laborers across Myanmar who have […]

UN warns of Myanmar violence, as protesters create gridlock

Protesters urge huge turnout on Wednesday to shatter coup leaders’ claims that they have widespread public support. Tom Andrews, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, has said he is “terrified” of an escalation in violence in Myanmar as protesters calling on the military to leave on Wednesday stepped up their campaign […]

Thai protesters scale monument, renew calls for royal reforms

Protesters demanding release of activists held under laws forbidding insult to king briefly clash with police after draping Bangkok’s Democracy Monument in red cloth. Pro-democracy activists in Thailand have scaled a massive monument in the capital, Bangkok, draping it in crimson cloth and calling for an end to the kingdom’s draconian royal defamation laws. The […]

Nigerian police beat, arrest protesters at site of Lekki shooting

Activists called for protests after reopening of Lekki toll gate where security forces shot at demonstrators in October. Nigerian police beat and arrested demonstrators on Saturday as a small group protested over the reopening of the site where activists denouncing police brutality were shot last year in the commercial capital, Lagos. Rights group Amnesty International […]

Myanmar police used machine guns against protesters, says Amnesty

Analysis of video evidence shows police firing live rounds at protesters and shooting one woman in the head. Amnesty International says security forces in Myanmar deployed machine guns against peaceful protesters and shot one woman in the head during a demonstration against the military’s seizure of power in a coup. Amnesty’s Crisis Evidence experts announced […]

In Pictures: Haitian police tear gas protesters, journalists

Haitian police fired tear gas on hundreds of protesters who were marching against President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, and attacked journalists covering the demonstration, in the latest clashes to mark the country’s political crisis. The protesters accuse Moise of illegally extending his term in office. He says it lasts until February 2022 – […]

Haiti police clash with protesters as president targets judges

Police fired tear gas on hundreds of people marching against President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince and attacked journalists. Police in Haiti fired tear gas on hundreds of protesters who were marching against President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince and attacked journalists covering the demonstration on Wednesday, in the latest clashes amid a continuing political crisis. The […]

Bill to help Hong Kong protesters stay in US as refugees revived

A bipartisan group of legislators in Washington, DC, have reintroduced a bill to make it easier for Hong Kongers fearing persecution in the Chinese-controlled city to secure refugee status in the United States. The 12 senators, led by Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bob Menendez, said on Tuesday that the bill was a response to […]

In Pictures: Myanmar ant-coup protesters defy crackdown

Myanmar police fired into the air and used water cannon on Tuesday as protesters across the country defied bans on big gatherings to show their opposition to a military coup that halted a tentative transition to democracy. The February 1 coup and subsequent detention of democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi have brought the largest […]

Myanmar protesters defy coup leader’s ban and continue rallies

Protesters in Myanmar have started gathering across the country’s largest city of Yangon for a fourth day, defying a ban on gatherings of five or more people and threats from coup leader Senior General Minh Aung Laing to take “action” against large rallies. In San Chaung township, dozens of teachers marched on the main road, […]

French security bill: ‘Illegal tactics’ used against protesters

Amnesty condemns police arrests of people who attended mass demonstrations against controversial bill. French authorities have used “illegal tactics” including arbitrary detentions to “crush protests and silence critics” of the proposed Global Security Bill, Amnesty International said on Monday. If passed, the law would curb people’s ability to share images identifying police officers in the […]

In Myanmar, protesters urge police to join democracy fight

Yangon, Myanmar – As thousands of protesters once again take to the streets across Myanmar in escalating protests against last week’s military coup, some have been met with force by the police for the first time. Videos on social media showed police firing water cannon at protesters in the isolated capital of Naypyidaw, as they […]

Thousands of Myanmar protesters in standoff with police in Yangon

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Yangon to denounce this week’s coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in the first such demonstration since the generals seized power. “Military dictator, fail, fail; Democracy, win, win,” protesters chanted, calling for the military to free Nobel Peace laureate Aung […]

In Pictures: Protesters rally for Myanmar’s democracy across Asia

Protests in India, Indonesia and South Korea took place on Friday, with demonstrators calling for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar following a military coup. The solidarity rallies saw people march in Seoul, New Delhi and Jakarta, expressing support for the protesters in Myanmar who demand the release of the country’s civilian leader Aung San […]

Erdogan compares Turkish student protesters to ‘terrorists’

Students at Istanbul’s Bogazici University have protested against the appointment of a ruling party loyalist as rector. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government will not allow month-long demonstrations at a Turkish university to grow into anti-government protests similar to those in 2013, calling the protesters “terrorists” and slamming the LGBTQ movement as incompatible […]

Russian court jails Kremlin critic Navalny as over 1,400 protesters detained

MOSCOW: More than 1,400 protesters were detained by Russian authorities during rallies supporting Alexei Navalny, a civil monitoring group said Wednesday, after the Kremlin’s most prominent critic was jailed for nearly three years amid international condemnation.The court’s decision Tuesday to turn a 2014 suspended sentence into real jail time will see the 44-year-old anti-corruption campaigner […]

US: Protesters disrupt COVID vaccination site in Los Angeles

Demonstrators have briefly disrupted a coronavirus vaccination distribution centre at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, calling the jabs part of a conspiracy by elites to control the population. Several dozen people carrying signs demanding the end of lockdowns and promoting anti-vaccination conspiracy theories gathered on Saturday at the entrance to the vaccination site, one of […]

‘Declaration of War’: Protesters in Poland Vow to Fight Abortion Ban

Women’s rights advocates and allies in Poland vowed on Thursday to continue to fight a near-total ban on abortion, calling it a breach of human rights and a sign that the country is regressing. The constitutional court ruling, which abruptly came into effect Wednesday night, tightened Poland’s already restrictive laws to further ban abortions in […]