Tags : violence

Horrific pro-Trump ‘coup’ at US Capitol spurs Twitter, FB to

Social media giants rose as one Wednesday to collectively bar U.S President Donald Trump’s incendiary speech on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in the wake of the armed ‘supporter’ riots that stunned the country as lawmakers moved ahead to affirm President-elect Biden’s electoral win at the country’s Capitol. Hundreds of pro-Trump protesters pushed through barriers set […]...Read More

Paris streets set aflame as anti ‘police security’ protests take

 Violence erupted in Paris on Saturday for the second consecutive weekend at a mass protest against a new security law, with demonstrators clashing with police, vehicles set alight and shop windows smashed. Thousands of people had began marching peacefully in Paris, waving banners that read “France, land of police rights” and “Withdrawal of the security […]...Read More

‘Orange the World’: Angry Mexican rallies take to streets, demand

Demonstrators marched through the Mexican capital on Wednesday and scuffled with police during an angry protest at widespread violence against women in the Latin American nation. Around 10 women are killed every day in Mexico and activists accuse the government of not doing enough to tackle the problem. Holding banners, flags and placards, thousands of protesters demanded […]...Read More

Taboo gags broken Greek women as violence surges behind locked

Efforts to combat domestic violence in Greece lag far behind those of other European countries, with deep-seated prejudices often leaving victims afraid to seek help, say experts and battered women themselves. Maria, a civil servant in her 30s, spoke to AFP saying she was told at an Athens police station after her then boyfriend beat […]...Read More

Paint drips off Thai police HQ walls, protests heat as

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered security agencies on Thursday to crack down on pro-democracy protestors, days after police used tear gas and water cannons at a Bangkok rally. The country has been rocked since July by youth-led protests demanding a new constitution, unprecedented calls to reform the untouchable monarchy, and for Prayut to resign. […]...Read More

Peru hails its third new leader in a week of

Peru’s Congress on Monday chose a 76-year-old former World Bank official as the South American country’s new president — the third in a rollercoaster week of political upheaval. Francisco Sagasti was elected as lawmakers met to try to move on from a crippling political crisis, sparked by the impeachment of a popular president and the […]...Read More

Armenians fume over ‘peace handovers’ to Azerbaijan, thousands take to

More than 2,000 demonstrators Wednesday protested in the Armenian capital as anger mounted over Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s decision to cede swathes of disputed territory to Azerbaijan under a controversial peace deal. Pashinyan announced a Russian-brokered peace agreement with Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh in the early hours of Tuesday, ending weeks of intense fighting […]...Read More

Arkansas police chief given pink slip over vitriolic ‘Death to

Arkansas police chief Lang Holland has resigned after it came to light that he frequently took to several social media platforms to advocate for violence against “Marxist Democrats.” Holland, who had been the chief of police in Marshall, resigned over the past weekend after his admission to the vitriolic and derogatory calls. He was confronted by […]...Read More