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The committee organizing the protests said this week's march is dedicated to “rebellious youth” to honor the thousands of young people who have come to protest every week at the area along the border fence. A Hamas spokesman said Friday afternoon: "The crimes of the occupation against demonstrators ...
"All protest actions, actions of civil disobedience, should be renewed with new force. The victory of the people must be recognised … there can be no violence," Pashinyan told a crowd of supporters in the town of Ijevan on Saturday. The Interfax report said Pashinyan encouraged supporters to stage ...

Tens of thousands of people marched in northern Spain for a third consecutive day to protest the acquittal of five men on gang rape charges. Local police in Pamplona estimated the size of the crowd at Saturday's march was 35,000. An 18-year-old woman was attacked during the city's famed San Fermin ...
... the state-run Al-Ahram website. The verdict can be appealed. In 2015, hundreds of policemen went on strike in the northeastern province of Sharqiya. Egypt outlawed all unauthorized protests in 2013, after the military overthrew an elected Islamist president amid mass protests calling for his resignation.
Israeli forces have killed 42 Palestinians since Gaza residents began staging protests along the border fence on March 30. ... A woman demonstrator holds a Palestinian flag during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest where Palestinians demand the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza ...
(CNN) Dozens of people died last week in Nicaragua as a result of anti-government protests, human rights groups there told CNN Friday -- in contrast to the government's official death toll, which ... A journalist who was covering the protest was among those killed, state media outlet El 19 Digital reported.

His family claimed he wasn't selected despite qualifying; however, the AOC denied any suggestions that Norman was ostracized or "blacklisted" for supporting Smith and Carlos' podium protest. In 2012, an Australian federal lawmaker called on the government to extend him a posthumous national apology.
According to a release from 40 Days for Life Pittsburgh, the protest is an effort to fully defund Planned Parenthood of all federal tax dollars – about $430 million annually. “The effort to defund Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with taking healthcare away from poor women and families,” Barr said.
Meanwhile, teachers in Colorado also protested on Thursday, resulting in the closure of several school districts, according to local media. Schools across the United States have seen their budgets slashed since the economic downturn of 2007, known as the Great Recession. The protests in Arizona and ...
... what do we understand by rape?" Iria Grandal, 27, was one of those who protested in Madrid. "I was inspired to join the protest by the injustice of an absurd sentence," she told CNN. "Five men pushing you inside the entrance of a house is enough intimidation to be considered rape and not sexual abuse.".
BERLIN -- Germans of various faiths donned Jewish skullcaps and took to the streets Wednesday in several cities to protest an anti-Semitic attack in Berlin and express fears about growing hatred of Jews in the country. The kippa protest was triggered by the daytime assault last week of two young men ...
This brings the number of people who have died since the violent protests began in the North West to three. SAPS spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone says the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is investigating. “We can confirm that a case of murder has been opened for investigation by the ...
Earlier, police arrested seven people in the south-eastern city of Arusha for their alleged role in planning the anti-government protests. The city's deputy police boss, Yusuph Ilembo, told journalists that the “government will not allow an illegal protest being planned by a few people to destabilise the country”.
“The political system has been geared to social issues since 2011,” says Shir Nosatzki, a social activist and one of the leaders of that year's protest movement. “We're happy about this, but Israel doesn't have the privilege of ignoring its conflict with the Palestinians. It took us several years to ask ourselves ...
The group said it had found more bodies in Managua's state morgue of people previously reported missing, and had also added people who had died of wounds sustained in the protests. President Daniel Ortega's government put out its own toll Friday, counting 10 deaths. It has not released any updated ...
Colorado's teachers are protesting a few things. First off, they're speaking out against the state's lack of education funding (some studies put Colorado in the bottom tier nationwide), low teacher pay (while you'll see some reports that teacher pay in Colorado is ranked 46th in the country, it's actually 31st at ...
"This is not a negotiation or dialogue, but presentation of one's own agenda and point of view," the statement read. The two sides were supposed to discuss transition plans after the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan on Monday following almost two weeks of street protests. Pashinyan blamed the ...

This goes back to protests that took off last year, when more and more NFL players began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and systemic racism. Trump responded to the protests on social media, tweeting “#StandForOurAnthem” and that NFL players “should not be allowed to ...
The Olympia protest was one of many staged around the nation Saturday, as Second Amendment advocates rallied in response to the many anti-gun violence ... His black metal helmet, unique among the protests, was actually pretty comfortable, Davison said, and he sometimes wears it while riding on his ...
Residents have been taking part in violent protests this week, barricading roads and destroying property as they call for the resignation of the province's premier Supra Mahumapelo. Police say protesters are laying low following President Cyril Ramaphosa's address to the community on Friday night.
Reid, a safety who is now a free agent, continued Kaepernick's protests by kneeling during the anthem last season. Reid has said he will take a different approach in 2018. Kaepernick paid tribute to his friend for his own role in the protest movement. "Eric introducing me for this prestigious award brings me great joy," ...
In Armenia, a small nation of three million located just south of Russia, spring has ushered in mass protests. Thousands of people, young and elderly, women and men, have taken to the streets to rally against the ruling regime, newly gussied-up in a revamped parliamentary system. The movement has ...
The big picture: While participation has waned slightly, the protests along the border separating Israel and Gaza have drawn thousands. Aaron David Miller, director of the Wilson Center's Middle East Program, said that these protests have "become the bloodiest since the 2014 war," and it's "likely to get ...
The protests, which have included pensioners and students, weren't limited to Managua and were reported in other places outside the capital. Several television stations were taken off the air as the government tried to stem the demonstrations. The UN Human Rights Office condemned the violence against ...
Further up the buffer zone other women stood in front of protesting men, trying to provide cover for them against Israeli fire on Friday. One of the women, Taghreed al Barawi, said they did this because “women are less likely to be shot at than men”, although their sex has not protected the 160 or so women ...
The new president of Armenia has intervened personally with opposition supporters protesting at his predecessor's attempts to retain power. Armen Sargsyan walked up to the leader of the protests in the capital Yerevan to shake hands and chat briefly, apparently to propose formal talks. Unrest has gripped ...
Protests and candlelight vigils have been held around the nation as film stars and celebrities express disgust over the crime on social media, Indian broadcaster NDTV reported. A protest in Delhi on Sunday in support of the victim drew crowds mobilized through social media to demand that the accused not ...
An overwhelming majority of Russians polled by the independent Levada Center have said that they are unwilling to take part in political protests. ... The results track with past Levada surveys, which found that four-fifths of Russians would not have protested the March 2018 presidential elections, while just ...
The woman claimed she had been verbally abused by supporters of Alfie Evans' family at Alder Hey in Liverpool and called a protest held there "a circus". ... Alfie's Army - as supporters call themselves - has tweeted on its official Twitter account that protests are peaceful and has asked demonstrators to be ...
But after a weekend full of online protests, Weibo has reversed its decision, clarifying that it's not targeting gay content anymore. Weibo wrote in a post ... Users shared and commented hundreds of thousands of times in protest of the announcement, with the hashtag (translated from Mandarin) #IAmGay or ...
The Independence Square in the Angolan capital, Luanda, saw two different protests all connected to the former president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. According to journalist and human rights researcher, Zenaida Machado, it was the first time in many years that activists were able to protest without police ...
... one of the protest's organizers and co-founder of the Black and Brown Workers Collective. Happening NOW: Protesters *inside of Center City @Starbucks store where two black men were arrested after sitting in store without purchasing a drink. Protesters demanding employee who called police be fired.
Demonstrators gathered in major cities across Iraq on Sunday to protest U.S.-led airstrikes against Syria in protests called for by Muqtada Sadr, the influential Shiite cleric who led the Mehdi Army that fought U.S. forces after the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003. The demonstrations took place in ...
Although their tactics may have been different, the students who organized the protest said they follow in the activist tradition of the 1968 protesters—many of whom were present in Page Auditorium as the protest unfolded. Unlike the 1968 Vigil and other recent campus protests, there was no single ...
YEREVAN -- Demonstrators and Armenian riot police clashed after lawmakers nominated Serzh Sarkisian to be the country's next prime minister amid a wave of protests accusing the longtime former president of a power grab. Protest leader Nikol Pashinian was taken to hospital on April 16 with cuts and an ...
Watch: Protests against Syria air strikes take place outside White House ... Other countries have also seen anti-war protests flare up in the wake of the air strikes. REUTERS/Costas Baltas Protesters of the Greek Communist Party shout slogans during a demonstration outside the U.S. embassy against air ...
A prominent New York lawyer has died after setting himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park to protest against the use of fossil fuels. David Buckel, 60, had been well-known for his work on behalf of the LGBT community, as well as with environmental groups. A suicide note near the lawyer's remains said ...
Junior Trey Walk took the megaphone first, connecting the protest back to the Vigil. “These events would ... One bullet point states, "Disruptive picketing, protesting or demonstration on Duke University property or at any place in use for an authorized university purpose is prohibited." The Page Auditorium ...
Tens of thousands of Hungarians have protested in Budapest against what they say is the unfair election system that gave Viktor Orban a landslide victory at the polls after a "hate campaign" against immigrants. Saturday's protest came after the prime minister won a third straight term in power in Sunday's ...
The Daily News reported that Buckel left a handwritten note that said, "My name is David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide. I apologize to you for the mess." Buckel also ... Buckel's suicide echoed dramatic protests by self-immolation from past years overseas. Buddhist monks burned ...
“This blessed protest is national, peaceful, popular and civilized,” he said. Minutes later, though, he called the same protests “a deadly weapon” with which to achieve the Palestinians' goals, saying that guns, rockets and attack tunnels — the more familiar weapons that have kept Hamas listed as a terrorist ...
Dozens of protesters occupied a Philadelphia Starbucks on Sunday, demanding the firing of the store manager who called police to the location last week when two African American men waiting to meet an acquaintance were asked to leave the store and refused to do so. Another protest was planned for ...
One reason my kids really enjoyed attending protests was that, at a protest, everyone is checking each other out and taking photos of one another and saying “Hey, cool sign!” Kids love all that shit. When an old lady asked to take a photo of mine holding their signs, they posed INSTANTLY. Why won't they ...
At the Shejaiya protest site east of Gaza City, where Mr. Herzallah was shot, demonstrators again used thick smoke from burning tires as cover, successfully dismantling an Israeli ... Hamas, the militant group that runs Gaza and has managed the protests, has insisted they were intended to be nonviolent.
Lawmakers in Russia's Sverdlovsk region have abolished the direct election of the mayor in the regional capital, Yekaterinburg, a move that has met resistance from the current mayor and protests by residents of Russia's fourth-largest city. In a 42-4 vote on April 3, the regional legislature passed a bill under ...
... with no trains between France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain and three out of four trains running on the Eurostar service connecting to London. Stoppages are planned across the country's rail network for two days out of every five until 28 June. Unions are protesting against the centrist French president's ...
But protesting educators and school employees said they need more from the state after years struggling with outdated textbooks, broken desks, and shorter school weeks due to a lack of ... But many teachers on Monday said they planned to protest as long as it takes to get the increases they're after.
When the protest began Thursday night, organizers released a list of nine demands including adequate housing for all students under 21 and extending the deposit deadline for fall 2018; an end to “unsubstantiated” tuition hikes; an end to rape culture on campus; the disarming of campus police officers; ...
Kentucky teachers gathered by the thousands in Frankfort on Monday to rally for education funding and to protest a surprise vote last week on public pension changes. With spring break in much of the ... Teachers protested surprise pension changes unveiled and passed in hours. The rally also supported ...
Dalits in India have organised mass protests against a Supreme Court ruling, which activists say will likely dilute a stringent law that was enacted to ... According to local media reports, at least four people have been killed in the central state of Madhya Pradesh as protest against the top court's verdict on ...


 

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