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 the ...

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 "represent ...

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 security ...

The revolution will be streamed online

/ | Aug 29, 2015

The revolution will be streamed online

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Local media have been cautious in their coverage of the protest demonstrations that have materialized in recent years, but they appear to be intrigued by the college-age activists known as SEALDs (Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy). Previously, they had pegged this demographic as being ...