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24.11.2020

Hong Kong: the High Court criticizes the police forces’ behaviour

Hong Kong: the High Court criticizes the police forces’ behaviour

Despite the rapidly worsening situation in terms of human rights, Hong Kong overtakes Italy in about one thing: police officers can be identified by appropriate alphanumeric codes. They tend to hide them, though. On November 19th, the High Court stated that concealing their codes during the demonstrations that occurred in… »

27.10.2020

After three months of anti-government protests in Bulgaria, what’s at stake?

After three months of anti-government protests in Bulgaria, what’s at stake?

The evenings in Sofia’s Independence Square have been noisier than usual this summer. Crowds have been gathering at this spot in front of the parliament since early July. “Ostavka,” they chant; it means “resignation” in Bulgarian. What started as outrage at a prominent politician who treated a public beach as… »

24.10.2020

#EndSARS: What it feels like to be in the shoes of a young Nigerian

#EndSARS: What it feels like to be in the shoes of a young Nigerian

Following weeks of nationwide protests against police brutality, led by young Nigerians who complain of being targeted by the police, Adejuwon Soyinka asked Oludayo Tade, a sociologist, to help us understand what it feels like being a young Nigerian living in the country today. Why have the protests been driven… »

30.08.2020

XR v Exxon

XR v Exxon

Eco-activists demonstrate outside ExxonMobil’s HQ to demand end to oil production and greenwashing. Extinction Rebellion is today protesting outside ExxonMobil’s UK Headquarters in Leatherhead  to demand the oil company halts a major $96bn plan to open new oil and gas fields. The protestors accuse the oil company of trying to cloak… »

25.08.2020

Wisconsin Calls in National Guard as Protests Intensify over Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

Wisconsin Calls in National Guard as Protests Intensify over Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers called in the National Guard Monday as protests continued in Kenosha for a second night following the police shooting on Sunday of Jacob Blake, an unarmed 29-year-old Black man. An officer shot Blake seven times in the back as he was getting into a car. His… »

13.08.2020

Belarus protests: Women line the streets of Minsk to protest Lukashenko’s crackdown

Belarus protests: Women line the streets of Minsk to protest Lukashenko’s crackdown

Brutal police crackdowns in Belarus prompted hundreds of women to protest in Minsk. France’s Emmanuel Macron raised the issue of “violence” with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The UN has joined the chorus of disapproval. Hundreds of women took to the streets of Minsk on Wednesday to vent their anger at a crackdown enforced by… »

27.07.2020

Serbia protests point to crisis of legitimacy for Vučić government

Serbia protests point to crisis of legitimacy for Vučić government

Over the past several years, Belgrade has been the setting for mass protests demanding transparency and accountability from the government led by President Aleksander Vučić of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS). Protests against gentrification and non-transparent development such as the initiative Don’t Let Belgrade D(r)own (Ne da(vi)mo… »

28.06.2020

June 2020, a month of #BLM in Japan

June 2020, a month of #BLM in Japan

Nationwide protests oppose police brutality and support Black lives Black Lives Matter rallies and marches were held in cities across Japan throughout June, as part of a global display of solidarity with demonstrators in the United States and other countries. They also highlighted the importance of Black lives in Japan,… »

21.06.2020

As election looms, Serbia’s leading party wants to defend citizens from dinosaurs

As election looms, Serbia’s leading party wants to defend citizens from dinosaurs

This is scaremongering taken to an new level Serbia has entered a an election silence before a vote scheduled for Sunday, June 21, which is probably a good thing. Since the biggest opposition parties have declared a boycott, blaming the government for a… »

20.06.2020

Netherlands protesters call for removal of colonial-era statue

Netherlands protesters call for removal of colonial-era statue

Police in the Netherlands have broken up rival protests at the statue of a Dutch East India Company officer. Colonial-era figures have become focal points of anti-racism protests around Europe in recent weeks. Some 500 protesters on Friday gathered in the town of Hoorn, north of Amsterdam, to call for… »

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