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By Kacper Pempel and Karol Witeberg BIALOWIEZA, Poland (Reuters) - Environmental campaigners chained themselves to logging equipment in Poland's ancient Bialowieza Forest on Wednesday in protest against the government-backed felling of trees in ...
Demonstrators take part in a mock funeral for Brazil's President Michel Temer, during an anti-government protest in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
Many of the participants in the protest had traveled from the West Bank, where they had been participating in the Sumud Freedom Camp - a joint initiative by a coalition of Palestinian, Israeli and diaspora Jewish anti-occupation groups. On Saturday ...
Bahraini police opened fire on Tuesday on a protest by supporters of a top Shia cleric, with at least one demonstrator reported dead in the latest unrest to hit the Sunni-ruled gulf state.
Cloaked in flowing red robes and white bonnets, more than two dozen activists stood outside the Capitol on Tuesday, May 23, to issue a public warning about the possible fate Texas women could face if legislators continue to attack reproductive rights.
facebook/Fight for $15As those who do quite well and own lots and lots of stock in McDonald's (and probably many other large, profitable Corporations) gath...
Fans of superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday held a rally in Chennai, condemning a fringe Tamil outfit opposing the actor's hint that he may join politics. The Tamil outfit staged a protest on Monday near Rajinikanth's residence opposing his likely entry ...
A doctor embraces a member of the Venezuelan National Guard during a rally called by health care workers and opposition activists against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Carlos Barria/Reuters. A Supreme Court magistrate ...
"The victims were stripped naked and transported in public transportation," said the statement signed by 15 organizations, including the Community Legal Aid Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform and the LGBT rights group Arus Pelangi ...
The ongoing Dalit protest in the district, which has now reached the capital New Delhi, suggests a new phase in Dalit politics in UP, closely related to the declining fortunes of the BSP, and efforts by the BJP to bring the Dalits into the ambit of its ...
Protestors seeking higher pay swarmed the entrance to the meeting. About 65 Prime Air cargo pilots from across the country called for higher pay.
22-year-old LGBTQ activists Mark McLoughlin and Neal Rush, who've been together for two years, held a mock ceremony outside the parliament building on the two year anniversary of the Republic of Ireland's referendum which resulted in the legalisation ...
Fork your Bitmain said in subsequent comments that it "had great fun" staging what it called "protest" against Bitmain.
The letter asks that the police Complaints Board launch a formal review of the city's standard operating procedures to prevent racial profiling at protests that occur in the city so that all citizens can freely exercise their First Amendment rights to ...
Primary Information, the stalwart publisher behind artists' books in reissued and newly original form (plus musical releases via vinyl or cassette and numerous archival offerings online), has commissioned a line of artist-made postcards for use in mail ...
Kolkata -- Over 100 Left activists and 79 police personnel were injured in clashes today at various places in the city and neighbouring Howrah during a protest march by the opposition party to the state Secretariat against the Trinamool Congress ...
Islamabad, May 22 (PTI) cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khans Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has warned of nationwide anti-government protests after over 20 party activists were arrested for social media posts allegedly targeting the armed forces. The ...
The US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross's praise for the lack of protests during Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia has been criticized by civil rights activists who pointed out that protesting in Saudi Arabia is illegal. ... A 2016 US State Department ...
Dozens of students about to graduate from the University of Notre Dame walked out of the commencement ceremony Sunday morning to protest the decision to have the main address delivered by Vice President Pence. ... maintained an atmosphere of civility ...
Activist Gregory McKelvey speaks last November at a candlelight vigil called for by the Portland's Resistance, whose organizers say they don't advocate property destruction or violence but the right to peaceful assembly and protest. ... There is a lot ...
MORRISTOWN -- Dozens of protesters were joined at their weekly protest outside of U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen's Morristown office on Friday by the former Federal PRosecutor who plans to challenge him next year.
Machado changed her mind when she began to see democratic rights threatened under Chavez's rule: "If you marginalize yourself from politics, politics will control your life," Machado said. Popular anger at Maduro in Venezuela is ... Lilian Tintori and ...
NAGPUR: Condemning BJP state president Raosaheb Danve's anti-farmer remark, writer and activist Aruna Sabhane and Nagpur University (NU) professor ...
FILE - This 2014 file photo, shows the Wild Alaskan, a converted crabbing boat that had been used as a strip club, moored near downtown Kodiak, Alaska.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Congress leaders Oommen Chandy and K C Thomas organised a sit in at Medical College hospital in protest against denying treatment to KSU activists who had sustained injuries in police beating. Hey dispersed from the scene ...
"They stopped us for a few minutes ... but we still stayed and continued to protest Erdogan's tyrannical regime." The victims were transported to George Washington University hospital.
Hanoi, Vietnam (AP) In Vietnam's latest crackdown on dissent, police have arrested an activist who organized a protest against a polluting steel plant, saying he ...
New Delhi, May 17 (PTI) students, farmers unions and environmental activists today staged a protest outside the Ministry of Environment here over the approval given for commercial use of genetically modified mustard by the crop regulator.
Srinagar, May 16: Scores of activists of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) Tuesday staged protest demonstrations at the Press Enclave in Srinagar against the slapping of Public Safety Act (PSA) on DeM Chief Aasiya Andrabi.
Still, few statistics stand out more than the number of people killed or injured in the protests since they began in earnest at the end of March: more than three dozen killed and more than 750 injured, according to the AP.
NAINITAL: A case of sexual assault on a minor girl in Haldwani came to fore on Tuesday, after the parents of a Class V girl at a government school alleged that their daughter was sexually assaulted by a teacher on May 8, but the education department ...
He vowed to defend press freedom, "fundamental for our democracy." Press rights group Articulo 19 said that was the first time Pena Nieto had reacted publicly to one of the recent wave of journalists' killings - a sign of rising pressure on the president.
In Vietnam's latest crackdown on dissent, police have arrested an activist who organized a protest against a polluting steel plant, saying he instigated demonstrators to attack and injure several police officers.
A small artist-led group called Ethics in Tech held a small demo on Saturday in Cambridge Massachusetts. The demonstrators met at Cambridge City Hall Lawn at 2 PM and marched to Tim Berners-Lee's office in an attempt to sway the web creator's decision ...
The activists and groups championing the Mekong ecosystem have stated that they believe the study would lead to the blasting of rapids in the river to facilitate cargo navigation in favour of China.
Sunday's counter group - made up of members of Showing Up for Racial Justice Charlottesville, Black Lives Matter and others - met to "outshine their torches with our love" and to send a message that "they will not come here to intimidate us ...
Dozens of activists and affected community members in Costa Rica took to the streets Monday in the capital city of San Jose to protest against a planned pineapple plantation expansion of almost 3,000 hectares that opponents argue will have a ...
About 50 Dalit families in Moradabad have immersed statues of Hindu deities in the river there and started greeting one another with the salutation 'Salaamwalekum' instead of the usual 'Ram Ram', following an increase in incidents of attacks on Dalits ...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he will not be influenced by the latest banner unveiled by protesting supporters, explaining he is not in politics and only focuses on football. The Gunners romped to an impressive 4-1 away victory over Stoke City ...
Nearby, a small group of Trump supporters countered the protests by the Seven Hills Progressive Society. The Trump supporters carried a banner bearing Trump's pledge to "Make America Great Again.
However, because of new bylaws adopted by the city of Montreal last year, no dogs would be permitted at the protest, so protesters were told to leave their four-legged friends at home.
A wreath of rotten apples will be put outside the Ministry of Justice this morning, as a gift for the hard fight for preservation of organized crime, reported BGNES.
Protester Marya Llovet of Belgrade, right, decked out in a "Handmaid's Tale" costume, protests with Marnie Prigge of Butte on the sidewalk south of Centennial Avenue and near Montana Street while awaiting the arrival of Donald Trump Jr.
She added, "The EPA is treating this scientific advisory board like its members are political appointees when these committees are not political positions. The individuals on these boards are appointed based on scientific expertise, not politics. This ...
The Justice for Jocques Coalition will hold a silent protest Friday evening after the Nashville district attorney declined to prosecute the officer who fatally shot Jocques Clemmons.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin recently signed a bill into law that will drastically alter sentencing practices for protesters convicted of trespassing.
Darrell Issa, R-Vista, was one of the major targets of Thursday's protest due to his support for the Republican health care plan.
In the weeks that followed, people flocked to the nation's airports to protest Trump's immigration ban, scientists left their labs to march for science, concerned citizens assembled to call for action against climate change, taxpayers mobilized on tax ...
The constitutional feasibility of the government-proposed National Constituent Assembly can be challenged only by the Supreme Court of Justice, which is government-controlled and unlikely to do so unless backed by powerful military sectors that so far ...
At a time when protests are on the rise nationally, some Fresno activists say Mayor Lee Brand and police are handpicking which demonstrations to regulate - pointing to the arrest of protestors who claim they peacefully rallied for immigration rights ...


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