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S. Korea: Opp lawmakers shave their heads to protest reform bills

SEOUL: Four lawmakers of the main opposition party had their heads shaved Thursday in protest against the ruling party’s drive to win early parliamentary passage of a set of controversial reform bills. In South Korea, such hair-shaving is used at times as a show of dissent, largely on political and ...

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Thousands protest against China extradition law

CHINA: Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong over a proposed law change that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. Officials say they need to amend the law before July so that they can extradite a murder suspect to Taiwan. Demonstrators – some marching with ...

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Tens of thousands protest climate change in Switzerland

GENEVA: Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in several Swiss cities against climate change, the Swiss news agency Keystone-ATS reported. Around 50,000 marched in all, the news agency report estimated, including 15,000 in Zurich and up to nine thousand in the capital Berne and in Lausanne. “It s about knowing if ...

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Nationwide trade union strike enters 3rd day in India

NEW DELHI: The nationwide strike called by Central Trade Unions (CTUs) across India entered 3rd straight day to protest against the government’s alleged anti-worker policies and unilateral labor reforms. Reports of strikes were pouring in from many states like West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Tripura, Kerala and Karnataka. The protesting unions ...

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Thousands protest ´slave law´ in Budapest

BUDAPEST: Protesters threw smoke grenades at police who responded with tear gas in Budapest as thousands of people rallied against a new “slave law” passed by the government of conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban. More than 15,000 people, according to local press reports, joined the demonstration — the first rally ...

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Thousands of Georgians protest ‘stolen election’

TBILISI: Around 25,000 Georgians protested Sunday against the election of a ruling party-backed candidate to the presidency and demanded snap parliamentary polls in a move that threatens to complicate the transition of power in the Western-backed nation. Holding Georgian and EU flags, protesters alleged vote-buying and other irregularities as they ...

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Thousands Protest in Norway Against Restricting Abortion

OSLO: Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Norwegian cities on Saturday against restricting women’s access to abortion, the subject of talks between the ruling minority coalition and a small party seeking to join the government. In Norway’s capital Oslo, the demonstrators, some pushing children in strollers, marched through the city center ...

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Indian group says Sunny Leone will hurt religious sentiments

BOLLYWOOD: An Indian group has staged a demonstration in Bengaluru against the casting of Bollywood actress Sunny Leone in a historical movie. Kannanda Rakhshana Vedike Yuve Sene, a pro-Kannada outfit, claimed that casting Sunny Leone in Veeramadevi’s role was an insult to the historical figure. According to Indian media, a ...

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Models protest Denmark’s burka ban at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Copenhagen-Danish designer Reza Etamadi used the runway to make a political statement at Copenhagen Fashion Week. The fashion show for his streetwear label’s latest collection MUF10 featured models in burkas and niqabs alongside police officers. It took place just days after Denmark’s full-face veil ban came into effect. “I have ...

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Anti-violence protesters block major freeway in Chicago

CHICAGO: Hundreds of protesters calling for an end to gun violence in Chicago partially shut down a major freeway in the city, restricting traffic as they demanded lawmakers and members of the community do more to stop the bloodshed. Initially, hundreds of demonstrators marched along two of the freeway’s four ...

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