demonstrations

Myanmar: “The people will not surrender until the military junta is overthrown”

In Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma, on February 1, the Tatmadaw, the national Army, regained power with a coup, declaring a state of emergency for a year and arresting civilian leaders, whose government it had been…

Thousands of Students Demonstrate Against the Education Bill

Text/photos: Chrysoula Patsou There was a strong presence, thousands of students in more than ten cities in Greece in response to the tremendous changes which are coming to universities and to secondary education – with a change in the rules…

Sit-In Demonstration at Syntagma Square in Support of the Women of Poland

October 31; 12 noon. At Syntagma Square, four girls from Poland who live in Greece, studying or working here for the past few years, invited Athenians (via social media) to participate in a sit-in protest to express their support for…

Warsaw: videos and photo reports from the pro-abortion demonstrations

Citizens and organizations continue to protest in Warsaw over the decision by the Polish Constitutional Court to revoke access to abortion. Photos and videos from the protest on October 27, 2020, by Karolina Przechocko.  

Germans protest coronavirus restrictions in Berlin, Stuttgart

People in Berlin and Stuttgart have taken to the streets to protest against a loss of freedoms amid the coronavirus pandemic. Germany has enacted a series of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Hundreds of people took part…

Santiago wakes up with traffic cuts and protests

Amid the call for a general feminist strike on Monday, Santiago woke up with traffic cuts and barricades in some important roads. Dozens of members of the Ukamau community organization staged demonstrations at Santiago’s main street Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins…

France: In defence of a dignified retirement

Text and photos: Josefina Dowbor-Muśnicka One year after the peak of the Yellow Vests, the French decided to go to the streets and make themselves heard. This Thursday, December 5, France experienced the beginning of an unlimited interprofessional strike. According…

Demonstrations in Paris: Climate and Act 45 of the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests): “The right to demonstrate in France becomes … theoretical”

Great demonstration this September 21, many people, but the police appeared ferociously to tear-gas all the procession, mostly peaceful, so much so that this one, which almost got to the Port-Royal station, had to return to the starting point! They…

Yellow vests: risk or opportunity?

In recent weeks, France has witnessed an unprecedented mobilization in the country’s recent history. Thousands of people in many parts of the territory are expressing their anger at the measures put in place by Emmanuel Macron’s government. At the dawn…

UN human rights experts condemn killings of Palestinians near Gaza fence by Israeli security forces

UN human rights experts have condemned the continued use of firearms, including live ammunition, by Israeli security forces against mostly unarmed Palestinian protesters and observers for a third straight week near the fence between occupied Gaza and Israel. The United…

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