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Tag Archives: Big protests

At least 166 killed in Ethiopia protests

ADDIS ABABA: At least 166 people have died during violent demonstrations that roiled Ethiopia in the days following the murder of popular singer Hachalu Hundessa, police said. Pop star Hachalu, a member of the Oromo ethnic group, Ethiopia’s largest, was shot dead by unknown attackers in Addis Ababa on Monday ...

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Two dead in India as protests escalate over citizenship law

GUWAHATI: Violent mobs in India’s northeastern state of Assam torched buildings and clashed with police, leaving two dead and 11 with bullet wounds, as protests grew over a new citizenship law for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbouring countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government has said the Citizenship Amendment ...

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Protest leaders detained ahead of Moscow elections

MOSCOW: Russian police detained the leaders of recent anti-government protests in a wave of arrests ahead of local elections on Sunday. Ilya Azar, a journalist and protest organiser, was facing up to 30 days in jail following his arrest late on Monday, which sparked fierce controversy after police left his ...

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U.S. tempers part of Trump travel ban amid big protests, criticism

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s administration tempered a key element of his move to ban entry of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries in the face of mounting criticism even from some prominent Republicans and protests that drew tens of thousands in major American cities. Trump signed the directive on Friday, ...

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