12 Jan 2021

India’s Top Court Suspends Farm Laws That Prompted Massive Protests

Farmers in India have been protesting due to the new, market-oriented rules. The highest court in India stopped the implementation of the new laws on Tuesday. The laws are suspended until government officials, a committee of experts and farmers can find a solution to the dispute. The farmers have been

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06 Jan 2021

Violent threats ripple through far-right internet forums ahead of protest

Conservative online forums have been buzzing with far-right activists discussing an upcoming protest scheduled for today in Washington, DC. The march was scheduled to coincide with the congressional certification of the election. However, the forums have also been filled with threats and expectations of violence. Due to this development, May

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11 Dec 2020

Hong Kong Police Charge Media Mogul Jimmy Lai With Foreign Collusion

Jimmy Lai, a 73-year-old Chinese media mogul who runs a pro-democracy newspaper in Hong Kong, has been charged with foreign collusion. Lai’s charges represent the most high-profile figure charged under the security law imposed on Hong Kong by China to eradicate dissent and pro-democracy ideology. Hong Kong claims that Lai

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01 Dec 2020

Tens of thousands of farmers swarm India’s capital to protest deregulation rules

Last week, tens of thousands of farmers gathered in New Dehli to protest new agricultural laws they view as a threat to their livelihoods. Farmers traveled from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh by tractor and foot to reach New Dehli and slept in makeshift camps while protesting. They were met

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16 Nov 2020

At least 1,000 people detained in Belarus in a single day following protester’s death

According to Belarus human rights watchdog Viasna, over 1,000 protestors were detained across the country amid backlash over the death of Roman Bondarenko, a painter, veteran, and anti-government protestor. The demonstrations were sparked when Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in the August presidential elections, which protestors claim were rigged in his

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05 Nov 2020

Poland needs calm to discuss disputed abortion ruling, government says

Amid widespread protests in Poland demonstrating against the country’s recent abortion ban, a government spokesperson has claimed that Poland needs a period of calm to discuss the ruling, which was made by the highest court. Two weeks of mass protests occurred after the October 22 ruling which bans abortions due

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27 Oct 2020

Protesters clash with police in northern Italy as anger mounts over Covid-19 restrictions

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Italians are unsatisfied with the new lockdown restrictions imposed across the country as cases begin to rise for the second time. On Monday night, protests became violent as demonstrators clashed with the police throughout northern Italy. In Turin, dozens were wounded as protestors created fires in

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21 Oct 2020

Eyewitnesses say Nigerian forces opened fire on protesters in Lagos

On Tuesday, anti-police brutality protests in Lagos turned violent after a state-wide curfew was imposed and soldiers opened fire on groups of multiple demonstrators. The protests have been occurring daily across the country for over two weeks due to claims of kidnapping, harassment, and extortion. The claims are against a

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15 Oct 2020

Large gatherings banned under emergency decree in Thailand

An emergency decree has been enacted in Thailand to curb largely peaceful protests occurring in Bangkok calling for the prime minister to resign and to impose new restrictions on the king’s powers. The decree bans large gatherings and was announced via a televised announcement read by law enforcement. Several activists,

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06 Oct 2020

Post-election protests put Kyrgyzstan on brink of revolt

The results of the parliamentary election in Kyrgyzstan have sparked nation-wide outrage and protests, with demonstrators inciting violence and breaking into government headquarters early Tuesday. According to local media, protestors freed a former president from government custody. Authorities have not completely ruled out holding another vote to confirm or refute

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