Women's march in Mexico City turns violent, with at least 81 injured

MEXICO CITY (NYTIMES) – Hundreds of women marched on Mexico’s seat of government Monday (March 8), some carrying their children, others blowtorches, bats and hammers, prepared for a confrontation they hoped would force the country to tackle rampant violence against women. The International Women’s Day protest was fuelled by anger at President Andres Manuel Lopez […]

Thousands protest in Sudan in call for faster reform

KHARTOUM (REUTERS) – Thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets of the capital Khartoum and its twin city Omdurman on Saturday (Dec 19), demanding an acceleration of reforms on the second anniversary of the start of an uprising that ousted Omar al-Bashir. The veteran leader was deposed by the military in April 2019 after […]

Paris protests: Police clash with protesters as violence flares at anti-security bill demonstrations

Police clashed with protesters in Paris as demonstrations over a new French security law turned violent. Thousands took to the streets of the French capital and other major cities on Saturday to protest President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed legislation, which they claim would restrict civil liberties and increase surveillance. Demonstrators were also marching against police brutality, […]

#EndSARS protests: The most important moment in Nigeria’s history?

That is how Nigerian music star Burna Boy described the recent demonstrations. Speaking exclusively to Sky News, he said the nature of politics in his homeland has changed. What more do we know about SARS – Nigerian police’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad – and the movement protesting against alleged brutality? And how will the international community […]

Lagos locked down, army under scrutiny after civilians fired on

LAGOS (REUTERS) – Lagos was under a round-the-clock curfew enforced by police on Wednesday (Oct 21), the day after witnesses reported soldiers opening fire on civilians in Nigeria’s biggest city, in an incident a rights group said may have caused deaths. The Lagos state governor said 30 people were hurt in the shooting during a […]

Russia says Kyrgyzstan is in chaos and needs stabilising

MOSCOW/BISHKEK (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday that Kyrgyzstan had descended into chaos and that Moscow was obliged by a security treaty to prevent a total breakdown in the country, where rival groups have claimed power in post-election unrest.People attend a rally following post-election protests during which opposition groups took control of most of the […]

'Over our hearts': confiscated plaque becomes emblem of Thai democracy push

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Authorities removed it swiftly, but a brass plaque proclaiming Thailand belongs to the people and not the king has rapidly become the emblem of a pro-democracy protest movement – appearing everywhere from t-shirts to key rings to tattoos.FILE PHOTO: Student protest leader Panupong Jadnok, also known as Mike Rayong, places a sticker […]