Monday, 18 January 2021

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Thousands protest against Austrian government’s shift to the right

VIENNA/ZURICH: Protesters took to the streets of Vienna on Saturday and called for members of Austria’s new right-wing government to be boycotted by the rest of Europe. Around 20,000 people according to police estimates gathered to protest against the new coalition government which includes the far-right Freedom Party (FPO), which ...

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Hollywood women to go all black at Golden Globes in protest

Hollywood actresses attending next year’s Golden Globes ceremony will reportedly wear black in protest of sexual harassment that has been recently exposed. Sources that many major actresses, including presenters and nominees such as Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone, are planning to wear all-black looks as a symbol of ...

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‘I Am Spanish’: Thousands in Barcelona Protest a Push for Independence

  BARCELON: Catalonia’s silent supporters of Spanish unity found their voice on Sunday, thronging into the center of Barcelona as part of a huge rally that reverberated with chants in support of a united Spanish state and against agitators for independence. They demonstrated solidarity with the vilified national police and ...

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Up to 1200 Prague taxi drivers protest against Uber

PRAGUE: Up to 1200 taxi drivers participated in a protest against their rival Uber ride-hailing service by blocking the main access roads to and from the international airport in Prague on Monday, David Bednar, from the Association of Czech Taxi Drivers, has told CTK. The taxi drivers, who launched their ...

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India raises ‘offensive’ lamb advert with Australia

LONDON: India has lodged a diplomatic protest with Australia over an advert depicting the Hindu god Ganesha enjoying lamb. The TV advert, by a meat industry lobby group, portrays figures from several religions sitting down to a meal. It has caused anger within the Hindu community in Australia because Ganesha ...

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Thousands protest in Hong Kong over jailing of democracy activists

HONG KONG: Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists, with many questioning the independence of the Chinese-ruled city’s judiciary. On Thursday, Joshua Wong, 20, Nathan Law, 24 and Alex Chow, 27, were jailed for six ...

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Clashes as Indian Kashmir marks key anniversary

SRINAGAR: Government forces threw tear gas and clashed with stone-throwing protesters in Indian Kashmir on Saturday, as the volatile Himalayan region marked the anniversary of a hugely popular rebel leader’s death. Thousands of troops have fanned out across Indian-administered Kashmir, where authorities have imposed a widespread curfew and cut off ...

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#NotInMyName: Protest against rise in mob violence in India

NEW DELHI: Braving monsoon rains, thousands of people across India took to the streets Wednesday night to protest against what they claim is a rise in mob violence aimed at minority groups. Dubbed #NotInMyName, the coordinated demonstrations saw events held in more than 12 major Indian cities, including Delhi, Mumbai ...

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