Protests erupt in US over charges in Breonna Taylor shooting
Louisville (United States) (AFP) - Angry protesters demanded justice for Breonna Taylor in cities across the United States on Wednesday after charges were filed against only one policeman involved in the controversial fatal shooting of the 26-year-old black woman, whose name has become a rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter movement.The biggest protest was in Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky, where Taylor was killed in March, but demonstrators took to the streets across the nation -- from New York and Boston to Washington to Los Angeles.At least one police officer was shot during the...
Protests erupt in US over charges filed in Breonna Taylor shooting
LOUISVILLE (UNITED STATES) – Angry protesters demanded justice in the US city of Louisville on Wednesday after charges were filed against only one policeman involved in the controversial fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old black woman whose name has become a rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter movement.Detective Brett Hankison, who was fired in June, was charged by a grand jury with three counts of “wanton endangerment” over shots he fired into apartments adjoining Taylor’s home.But neither Hankison nor the two officers who fired the shots that killed Taylor were charged in di...
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Protests in Colombian cities against police brutality, massacres
Colombians across the country on Monday demonstrated against police brutality, massacres and labour policies, with the protests initially proceeding peacefully despite concern over possible violence.Trade unions and student and civil society organizations had called for vehicle caravans and marches.Caravans created traffic jams in Bogota, broadcaster Caracol reported. Protests were also held in Medellin, Cali and half a dozen other cities.No significant incidents were initially reported during the demonstrations, which followed three days of violent protests in the second week of September.Tho...
Protests set to rumble on
Protests set to rumble on Violence ‘unlikely’ in charter change bidObservers expect the anti-government protests to continue but without escalating into violence.Jatuporn Prompan, chairman of UDD, said on Sunday there was still a long way to go for the student-led movement, especially their demand for the constitution to be rewritten.Speaking on his show on Peace TV, he said that curbing the powers of the military-installed Senate and revising the election system would not come easily.Mr Jatuporn also warned that the use of legal tools against the demonstrators will not solve the problem and o...
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Dee Snider Condemns Use Twisted Sister Song In Target Anti-Masker Protests, Calls Participants ‘Selfish A–holes’
After their video went viral on Twitter, a group of anti-maskers who paraded through a Target days ago have received massive amounts of backlash on social media.The protesters, led by Chris Nelson, also filmed their own perspective of the protest, showing off the exact moment they began blasting “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” removed their masks, and began parading around the store. Their version has received substantially less attention.After Twitter version of their video went viral, officials from Broward County, Florida, where the Target was located, have fined Target and sent out citations t...
Don’t Stop The Protests
The Federal Government needed no one to tell it that its deregulation of the petroleum sector and the increase in electricity tariff announced last week would arouse the anger of the people and they would take up the most potent weapon available to citizens in all democracies: protests.The police were ready. Order, I am sure, must have been given from above to all the police commands in the country to watch out and meet the unarmed protesters, regarded as trouble-makers, with force.No one was surprised that when the protesters came out in Lagos September 10, they met the police kitted out in b...
Protests as Moria camp migrants told to head to new accommodations
Temporary accommodations for thousands of migrants left homeless by a fire at the Moria camp on Lesbos were ready to take people in on Saturday, despite protests by many of the migrants on the Greek island who say they do not want to go to the new camp.Spontaneous demonstrations broke out, leading to clashes with police.Greek television broadcasters showed migrants throwing stones and officers responding with tear gas.The clashes are taking place along a stretch of road where many migrants were stranded after the fire and is now blocked off in both directions. Authorities are trying to prevent...
Protests continue in Khartoum over legal amendments
Demonstrations were renewed in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum for the eighth consecutive Friday, denouncing the new amendments made by the government which have been described as “affecting Islamic core values” and in protest against the deteriorating economic conditions.The State of Law and Development party headed by Mohamed Ali Al-Jazouli posted video clips of the protests on its official Facebook page.The demonstrators chanted the slogans: “There is no God but Allah. We will not replace the law of God. There is no God but Allah. Only God will rule us. Secularism will not rule us. No alco...
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Protests 'prepare for record turn-out'
For the 12th week in a row, protests kicked off on Saturday evening on Balfour street in Jerusalem – across from the Prime Minister's Residence – and at junctions and on bridges across the country, demonstrating against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's secured government position despite his indictment for fraud, bribery and breach of trust.Crime Minister, one of the participating organizations in the protests, announced on Saturday afternoon that it is expected "a record number of protesters tonight at Balfour."Protesters are expected to both gather in Balfour, as well as participate in a ...
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Protests flare in Libya's Benghazi over power cuts, living conditions
Scores of people protested in Benghazi on Thursday over power cuts and living conditions, witnesses said, burning tyres and blocking some roads in an unusual public show of dissent in the eastern Libyan city, Reuters reports.Benghazi is the base of Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army (LNA), which is fighting in a civil war against the internationally recognised Government of National Accord in Tripoli, in the country’s west.Electricity supply has deteriorated this year, leading to protests last month in Tripoli and adding to poor living standards amid a surge in cases of the novel coro...
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