Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Tag Archives: protesters

Hong Kong police retake parliament from protesters

HONG KONG police fired tear gas Tuesday to regain control of the city’s parliament after thousands of protesters occupied and ransacked the assembly in an unprecedented display of defiance on the anniversary of the territory’s handover to China. The financial hub has been rocked by three weeks of huge demonstrations ...

Read More »

Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

MOSCOW: Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges. The 36-year-old reporter, known for exposing corruption among Moscow officials, was freed following an outcry by supporters ...

Read More »

Thousands rally in Hong Kong over China extradition bill

HONG KONG: Thousands of protesters rallied in central Hong Kong, seizing two main highways on Wednesday, in a defiant show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China. The Asian financial hub was rocked over the weekend by the largest protest march since the city s 1997 return ...

Read More »

Sudanese security forces kill six in clashes with protesters

KHARTOUM: Members of the Sudanese security forces have shot and killed six people, including an army officer, in overnight clashes with protesters behind the uprising that drove Omar al-Bashir from power last month, a medical union said. The killings took place after nightfall on Monday, when protests in Sudan usually ...

Read More »

Petrol bombs hurled at Albania’s PM office

TIRANA:Anger against Albanian prime minister Edi Rama mounted on Saturday as thousands of protesters took to the streets in the capital city of Tirana, some of whom hurled petrol bombs at his office gate. For the past three months, protests have erupted all over the country calling for Rama to ...

Read More »

Macron leads crisis meeting after Paris riots

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron led a crisis meeting on Sunday after a day of riots in Paris by anti-government protesters left hundreds injured nationwide and widespread destruction around the capital. Macron held emergency talks with the prime minister, interior minister and top security service officials at the presidential palace ...

Read More »

Macron slams protesters after violence breaks out in France

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron has lashed out at demonstrators who clashed with police in Paris during the latest protests sparked by rising fuel prices. He tweeted: “Shame on those who attacked officers,” BBC reported. “There is no place for violence in the (French) Republic.” More than 100,000 people took ...

Read More »

Over 400 hurt in French fuel price protests

  PARIS-Xinhua: French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Sunday said more than 400 protesters had been injured countrywide as discontent people gridlocked motorways and tunnel entrances across French cities to oppose an increase on fuel tax. 409 people were injured in Saturday’s demonstrations, including 14 seriously as drivers not taking ...

Read More »

Protesters block route of Serbian leader in Kosovo

MITROVICA: Hundreds of Kosovar Albanians blocked access to a village due to be visited by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic Sunday, an AFP journalist said, as a festering row over Kosovo independence clouds hopes that the war foes can normalise relations. Demonstrators used vehicles and tree trunks to create a barricade ...

Read More »

Protesters flood US cities to fight Trump immigration policy

Activists march to protest the Trump administration’s approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents, Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: AP)   Activists, including one holding a “Star Wars”-themed sign, gather during a rally to protest the Trump administration’s approach to illegal border crossings ...

Read More »