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Showing posts with label protests. Show all posts
Showing posts with label protests. Show all posts

Friday, 25 May 2018

Israeli court justifies use of live ammunition by military in border demonstrations

Israeli court justifies use of live ammunition by military in border demonstrations
Israel's High Court of Justice rejected two petitions against the Israeli army's use of live ammunition last week to quell a Gaza protest, in which 59 Palestinians died.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Iran complaint to UN: Trump’s ‘absurd’ tweets incite more protests

UN Security Council
The Iranian UN envoy, Gholamali Khoshroo, has accused the United States of interfering “in a grotesque way” in its internal affairs on Wednesday, after a series of tweets by US President Donald Trump supported Iranian protesters to continue their uprising against the government.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

‘That leads us to war’: US, Israel & Saudi Arabia should tone down Iran rhetoric, says Macron

French president
French President Emmanuel Macron has blasted the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia over their hostile statements concerning the ongoing protests in Iran, saying it could lead to a war with the Islamic Republic.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Praising the "great bravery": US envoy Nikki Haley calls for urgent UN meeting on Iran protests

US envoy Nikki Haley
Washington's UN Ambassador Nikki Haley called Tuesday for an urgent UN meeting on deadly demonstrations in Iran, praising the "great bravery" of the protesters as French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian delayed a visit to Tehran amid the protests.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Violent Police Clashes with Protesters Heighten Tensions in Yerevan

Riot police clashed late on Friday with hundreds of people near a police compound in Yerevan occupied by gunmen affiliated with an Armenian opposition group.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Massive rally in Yemen's Sanaa to mark war anniversary

Tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of the capital Sanaa on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the war between a coalition led by Saudi Arabia against Iran-allied fighters who had overthrown the government.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Brazil judge files injunction to stop controversial Lula appointment

Supporters of Brazil’s left-wing government clashed briefly with opponents of President Dilma Rousseff and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva outside the presidential palace on Thursday as the country slipped deeper into a political crisis.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Massive rallies across France in memory of terrorist victims (video YT)

An estimated 700,000 took to the streets in cities across France Saturday to hold silent marches in memory of the 17 people who died in several terrorist attacks during one of the most traumatic and emotional weeks for the country in living memory.

According to local officials in the southern city of Nice, 30,000 people marched along the famous Promenade des Anglais on the beachfront, holding placards reading the now familiar message: “Je Suis Charlie”.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

The amnesty law is coming into force in Ukraine from February 17

The protesters have fulfilled a number of conditions necessary to give effect to this law...


KIEV, February 16, 23:12 /ITAR-TASS/. The amnesty law is coming into force in Ukraine from February 17 after the protesters in Kiev have fulfilled a number of conditions necessary to give effect to this law, the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office said in a statement posted on its official website on Sunday.

The law exempts from criminal prosecution and punishment people accused of committing offences in the period from December 27, 2013 to February 2, 2014 during mass street protests.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Manifestantes prenden fuego a Palacio presidencial de Bosnia

Un grupo de manifestantes en Bosnia, furiosos por la situación económica que atraviesa el país, prendieron fuego este viernes a la sede de la presidencia del país en Sarajevo durante una jornada de protestas realizadas en todo el país y en la que también se registraron más de 150 heridos.
La agencia oficial de noticias Fena detalló que las llamas alcanzaron el segundo piso del recinto, cercano al del gobierno regional, que ya había sido incendiado por la enardecida multitud de manifestantes.
Los manifestantes irrumpieron en el edificio, rompieron las ventanas y tiraron parte del mobiliario hacia la calle para posteriormente incendiar el lugar.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

As Ukraine Opposition Rallies Intensify, Lenin Statue Falls. -A group of masked youths apparently belonging to the Svoboda nationalist party used a steel cable to rip it down

KIEV, December 8 (RIA Novosti) – Several hundred thousand people gathered in the Ukrainian capital Sunday for one of the largest protest rallies in the former Soviet nation’s history, throwing down the gauntlet to a government that has resisted calls for negotiation with the opposition.

In an incident that may have spark criminal investigations and cast a shadow over the generally pacific events, however, a group of nationalists ripped down a statue of Soviet revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin.
The mass assembly in Kiev was the biggest to date since the government last month pulled out of preparations to sign landmark political and trade deals with the EU, sparking widespread indignation across Ukraine.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Ukraine protesters demand Kiev sign deal with EU.

Clashes between protesters and police erupted Sunday as tens of thousands demanded that Kiev sign a landmark trade deal with the EU next week as planned. Ukraine is widely seen to have bowed to pressure from Moscow not to sign the agreement.

 Tens of thousands of Ukrainian protesters, angered that Kiev has dropped plans to sign a landmark trade deal with the EU, clashed with police on Sunday as they tried to storm the government building in the capital.

Protesters waving EU flags tried to break through the police ranks surrounding the building, with some throwing stones and hitting officers with the signs they were carrying, as police fought back with batons and tear gas.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Türkischer Minister droht Merkel mit Konsequenzen/ Οι Τούρκοι έχουν "σαλτάρει" και απειλούν τη Γερμανία....

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Der Streit zwischen Berlin und Ankara um das harte Vorgehen der türkischen Regierung gegen Demonstranten eskaliert. Wegen deutschlandkritischer Äußerungen der Regierung in Ankara wurde am Freitag der türkische Botschafter in Berlin, Hüseyin Avni Karslioglu, ins Auswärtige Amt (AA) einbestellt. Äußerungen zu den EU-Beitrittsverhandlungen seien auf großes Unverständnis gestoßen. "Das geht so nicht", sagte AA-Sprecher Andreas Peschke.
Kurz darauf bestellte das türkische Außenministerium den deutschen Botschafter Eberhard Pohl ein, wie eine Ministeriumssprecherin auf Anfrage bestätigte. Außenminister Ahmet Davutoglu habe bei einem Besuch im ukrainischen Odessa gesagt, Grund seien Aussagen Pohls und aus Deutschland, meldete die Nachrichtenagentur Anadolu. Da Pohl sich nicht in Ankara aufhalte, werde ihn ein anderer Diplomat vertreten.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

EU's Ashton calls for restraint following incidents at Taksim Gezi Park in Constantinople

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EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Ashton called on all sides to act with restraint after incidents in Taksim Gezi Park
 
Ankara (AA) - EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton on Sunday called on all sides to act with restraint after the incidents in Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park.
In a statement made, Ashton's spokesperson said that they were concerned about Turkish police using "excessive force"[1] at Taksim.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

'Wasting a whole generation of people in Europe is stupid'


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The “stupid” austerity measures imposed after the 2011 EU bailout may see Portugal losing all the gains of the Carnation Revolution, European MP, Rui Tavares, told RT on the anniversary of the peaceful coup of 1974.
Frustration with austerity is deepening among Europeans, with one in five of the workforce without a job in Portugal and Spain's unemployment jumping to a record of 27.2 per cent.

People in the two heavily-indebted nations are launching fresh protests against their governments and international lenders.

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