Black Lives Matter protest blocks Heathrow access

/ Aug 5, 2016

Black Lives Matter protest blocks Heathrow access

Activists from Britain’s Black Lives Matter movement blocked the main road into London Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, on Friday as part of a nationwide day of protests against racism. Ten people were arrested during the demonstration, which brought traffic to a standstill at the ...

Five officers dead, seven hurt in Dallas protest shooting

Jul 8, 2016

Five officers dead, seven hurt in Dallas protest shooting

Dallas was in shock and beset by uncertainty early Friday after gunmen shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven during a peaceful protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states, police said, in bloodshed evoking the trauma of the ...

Chinese villagers protest after police detain elected leader

Jun 19, 2016

Chinese villagers protest after police detain elected leader

Residents of a village in southern China where police have been deployed took to the streets Sunday to protest the detention of the village’s democratically elected leader and seizures of land. The protests in Wukan come nearly five years after an uprising there made ...

May 16, 2016

2,500 turn out in Naha to protest Henoko U.S. base plan

About 2,500 people raised opposition to the planned relocation of a U.S. military base within Okinawa in a rally held in the capital city of Naha on Sunday, the 44th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japanese administration from U.S. rule. The participants adopted a ...

Tunisia imposes nationwide curfew amid spreading unrest

/ Jan 22, 2016

Tunisia imposes nationwide curfew amid spreading unrest

Tunisia imposed a nationwide overnight curfew Friday in response to growing unrest over unemployment as protests across the country descended into vandalism in several cities. The curfew from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. would begin Friday because the attacks on public and private property ...

Media vultures circle over battered SEALDs

/ | Oct 24, 2015

Media vultures circle over battered SEALDs

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That’s it? It’s over? “Scattered like leaves in the autumn wind,” sighs Shukan Shincho magazine, speaking of the massive nationwide demonstrations that, through the summer, heralded (to some) a new political awakening of the Japanese masses (or something). The protesters’ immediate target was new ...