Supporters of jailed Georgia politician rally outside prison

Hundreds protest in Rustavi, expressing solidarity with opposition leader Melia a day after his arrest. Hundreds of supporters of Georgia’s jailed opposition leader have rallied outside the prison with the political crisis in the country showing few signs of abating. Georgia has been in the grip of a crisis since parliamentary elections in October last […]

US CEOs, including Trump supporters, push for Biden’s $1.9T plan

Business executives from multiple industries sent a letter to US Congressional leaders on Wednesday urging them to pass Biden’s COVID-19 relief plan. Senior executives from more than 150 companies are voicing support for President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package in a letter to congressional leaders urging them to pass coronavirus relief. The letter is […]

Trump supporters, conspiracists shift to new social media sites

Gab instead of Twitter, MeWe over Facebook, Telegram for messaging and Discord for insiders – banned from mainstream platforms, US conspiracy and supremacist movements, many of which support Donald Trump, have shifted to networks that are more confidential, and harder to regulate. “The most extreme Trump supporters were already on alternative platforms,” said Nick Backovic, […]

After Rapper’s Arrest in Spain, His Supporters Clash With Police

Protesters in Madrid and Barcelona clashed with the police on Wednesday over the arrest of Pablo Hasél, a popular rapper who had barricaded himself in a university to evade a prison sentence for violating Spanish laws restricting speech. Mr. Hasél was arrested on Tuesday in Lleida, a city west of Barcelona, after he failed to […]

Tshisekedi supporters move to remove Kabila ally in DRC Senate

More than 60 senators reportedly demand the resignation of Kabila’s confidant and Senate Speaker Mwambe. Prosecutors and senators in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have reportedly launched new moves against the camp of former President Joseph Kabila just days after the removal of a prime minister loyal to him. More than 60 of the […]

From the Capitol to Australian Skies, Misinformation Finds Supporters

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. This week’s issue is written by Yan Zhuang and Damien Cave from the Australia bureau. What happens when a country’s politicians can’t agree on the color of the sky? In the midst of all that’s been happening […]

First lady ‘disappointed’ by Trump supporters’ Capitol riot

Melania Trump says she is ‘disappointed and disheartened’ by the deadly riot at the Capitol last week. Melania Trump has said she is “disappointed and disheartened” by the deadly riot at the Capitol last week by supporters of her husband. But in breaking her silence on Monday, she also lashed out at people she said […]

‘Disgraceful’: World reacts as Trump supporters storm US Capitol

Several countries including Turkey, the UK, Canada and Germany call for calm in Washington, DC. Donald Trump’s supporters stormed a session of Congress which was being held to certify Joe Biden’s election win with world leaders following the developments in Washington, DC, with “concern”. Hours after an extraordinary rally by Trump challenging his defeat, flag-waving […]

US Capitol locked down as Trump supporters clash with police

Britain, France, Germany ‘deeply concerned’ by Iran’s 20% uranium enrichment LONDON: Britain, France and Germany on Wednesday condemned Iran’s enrichment of uranium to 20 percent purity and urged Tehran to reverse its nuclear program. Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 deal to curb Iran’s nuclear development in return for eased sanctions, […]

In Pictures: Trump supporters gather near White House

Outgoing US President Donald Trump has addressed thousands of supporters, including members of far-right groups, at a rally in Washington, DC protesting against Wednesday’s meeting of Congress to confirm Joe Biden’s victory in November’s presidential election. The Republican president, who has spent much of his time since then in a failed effort to reverse his […]

Uganda police arrest Bobi Wine, tear gas supporters

The opposition presidential candidate was arrested while campaigning in Kalangala in the country’s central region. Uganda opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and his campaign team have been arrested in Kalangala in the country’s central region, he said in a post on Twitter. The arrests on Wednesday spurred protests at a […]

Julian Assange supporters outnumber his critics. Who are they?

The fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be decided on January 4, when the Old Bailey court will pronounce the judgement on whether he will be extradited to the United States from the United Kingdom. The US has charged him with hacking government computers and espionage after he obtained and published hundreds of thousands […]

‘He won’: Why Trump’s ardent supporters are a political force

Valdosta, Georgia, United States — Randy Sell drove nearly 25 hours from his home in Buffalo, New York to see President Donald Trump speak in Georgia over the weekend, a nearly 2,000km (1,242-mile) journey made on behalf of a US president who lost his bid for re-election. “I want him to know I got his […]

Indonesia police kill six suspected supporters of hardline leader

Police chief says six died after officers felt their lives were in danger following car chase along Jakarta highway. Six suspected supporters of Indonesian Muslim leader Muhammad Rizieq Shihab were killed in a clash with police in the early hours of Monday morning, Jakarta police chief Fadil Imran told reporters. The incident occurred just after […]

Georgia election official urges Trump to rein in supporters

Republican Sterling criticises president over his antagonising language towards his backers after last month’s election. A top Georgia election official has lashed out at the rhetoric surrounding last month’s United States presidential vote and the threats of violence that have resulted, urging President Donald Trump to rein in his supporters and tell them not to […]

Uganda: Several wounded as police clash with Bobi Wine supporters

At least three people, including Bobi Wine’s music producer, have been injured in the latest clashes ahead of January polls. A music producer for Ugandan singer and presidential candidate Bobi Wine has been wounded in the mouth by a rubber bullet during clashes between security personnel and the politician’s supporters, according to a spokesman for […]

Tens of thousands of Sadr supporters rally in Iraq

Clashes between supporters of the Shia leader and anti-government protesters erupt in the southern city of Nasiriya. Tens of thousands of people have gathered in the Iraqi capital Baghdad in a show of support for Shia Muslim leader Moqtada al-Sadr, rivalling the waning youth-dominated protest movement that erupted in October 2019. The mass rally took […]

Trump supporters continue protesting vote count in Arizona #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Supporters of Donald Trump in Phoenix have propagated a number of conspiracy theories about the US election result. Phoenix, Arizona – Outside the Maricopa County Elections Department, hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump rallied for a fourth consecutive day, insisting the Democratic Party had stolen the election. The demonstrators took turns addressing the crowd […]

King says Thailand ‘land of compromise’ as he greets supporters #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Unprecedented comments follow months of protests calling for prime minister’s resignation and reforms to monarchy. King Maha Vajiralongkorn called Thailand the “land of compromise” in unprecedented comments on Sunday night, during which the once-unapproachable monarch declared “love” for all Thais after months of protests calling for reforms to the monarchy. The 68-year-old ruler made the […]

Trump’s COVID-19 response angers former supporters #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

For months, Tony Green believed the conspiracy theories. The coronavirus was a hoax masterminded by the “mainstream media” and the Democratic Party to bring down United States President Donald Trump ahead of the presidential election, he thought. But then the 43-year-old from Dallas, Texas, got sick, as did 14 members of his extended family after […]