Protesters hit the streets to oppose Malaysia signing TPP

Jan 23, 2016

Protesters hit the streets to oppose Malaysia signing TPP

Thousands of Malaysians protested against plans to join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Saturday, just days before parliament is due to open a debate on the free trade pact. Many of the demonstrators congregated in central Kuala Lumpur were from the opposition Parti ...

Berlin demonstrators dig migrant 'graves' to highlight crisis

Jun 22, 2015

Berlin demonstrators dig migrant 'graves' to highlight crisis

Around 5,000 people joined a Berlin demonstration on Sunday by a controversial protest group that dug mock graves in front of parliament to highlight Europe’s deadly migration crisis, police said. The political art group calling itself Centre for Political Beauty had planned to march ...

Feb 20, 2015

Okinawa protesters get written orders to remove tents

The central government gave written orders Thursday to protesters of the planned relocation of a U.S. military base in Okinawa to remove their tents from a sidewalk. Until now, the government had given only oral instructions to protesters in front of the U.S. Marine ...

Los Angeles to give 7,000 cops body cameras

Dec 17, 2014

Los Angeles to give 7,000 cops body cameras

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan Tuesday to equip 7,000 police officers with on-body cameras by next summer, making the city’s police department the largest law enforcement agency in America to move forward with such an ambitious expansion of the technology. The ...

Thousands crowd Dublin to denounce Irish water tax

Dec 11, 2014

Thousands crowd Dublin to denounce Irish water tax

Tens of thousands of protesters brought Dublin to a standstill Wednesday in a mass protest over Ireland’s planned new tax on household water supplies, the last major measure in the country’s six-year austerity drive. Police estimated more than 30,000 people attended the main “Right2Water” ...

Nov 21, 2014

Police arrest protesters as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

Police arrested five people overnight after they tried to block a street in a protest calling for a grand jury to charge a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in August. A few dozen demonstrators, some chanting “Indict ...

Hong Kong protests subside after tumultuous week

Oct 6, 2014

Hong Kong protests subside after tumultuous week

Passionate student-led protests for democratic reforms in Hong Kong subsided Monday, but a few hundred demonstrators remained camped out, vowing to keep pressure on the government until officials show they are sincere in responding to their demands. Schools reopened and civil servants returned to ...

Nuclear foes rally in U.S. cities on 3/11 anniversary

Mar 12, 2014

Nuclear foes rally in U.S. cities on 3/11 anniversary

Roughly 50 protesters rallied Tuesday in front of the Consulate General of Japan in New York to oppose the government’s embrace of nuclear power, as people around the world marked the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. “We have a responsibility to speak ...