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Thousands of Thai protesters return to streets after police clashes

Thousands of Thai pro-democracy protesters massed in multiple locations across Bangkok Saturday, defying an emergency decree banning gatherings for the third consecutive day after confrontations saw riot police use water cannon on peaceful demonstrators......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardOct 17th, 2020

No chance of retreating : Hong Kong protesters return to streets

HONG KONG, China (UPDATED) – Police in Hong Kong fired volleys of tear gas Sunday, August 11, at thousands of pro-democracy protesters who defied warnings from authorities to hit the streets for the 10th weekend in a row. The protesters staged a second night of "hit-and-run" rallies , splitting into small ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2019

Hong Kong protesters return to streets

HONG KONG, China (AFP) – Thousands of pro-democracy protesters hit the streets of Hong Kong for the 10th weekend in a row yesterday, once again defying police after a night of “hit-and-run” rallies across the city. Activists calling for greater democratic freedoms in the city have shown no sign of standing down, despite Hong Kong’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 11th, 2019

Thai violence worsens; PM rejects quit calls

BANGKOK: Riot police in Thailand cracked down on thousands of student-led protesters who rallied on Friday in the capital in defiance of a strict state of emergency, while the prime minister rejected calls for his resignation. The protesters gathered in torrential monsoon rains to push their demands, including that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha leave office, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Thai protesters kick off weekend of rallies

Pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of Bangkok Saturday as a rally expected to draw tens of thousands of people kicked off calling for PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy. Thailand has seen near-daily gatherings of youth-led groups since mid-July demanding the resignation of Prayut, the former army chief […] The post Thai protesters kick off weekend of rallies appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 19th, 2020

Violent clashes in new round of Chile protests

SANTIAGO, Chile – Thousands of protesters clashed with police Friday in Santiago in a fresh round of anti-government demonstrations that erupted more than two months ago in Chile. The rally took place in the Plaza Italia, which has since October 18 become the epicenter of massive citizen protests against President Sebastian Pinera ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2019

Violent clashes in new round of Chile protests

Thousands of protesters clashed with police Friday in Santiago in a fresh round of anti-government demonstrations that erupted more than two months ago in Chile. The rally took place in the Plaza Italia, which has since October 18 become the epicenter of massive citizen protests against President Sebastian Pinera’s right-wing government. Police entered the square […] The post Violent clashes in new round of Chile protests appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 28th, 2019

Thousands defy police in latest Hong Kong march

HONG KONG – Thousands of protesters hit the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, November 2, defying police with an unsanctioned march as the democracy movement shows no signs of abating after nearly five months. Crowds of black-clad protesters, many wearing face masks despite a recent ban, filled Causeway Bay, a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2019

Tear gas as thousands defy police in latest Hong Kong march

Hong Kong, China AFP — Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon Saturday as thousands of pro-democracy protesters hit the streets, defying authorities with another unsanctioned march after Beijing vowed to tighten its control over the unrest-plagued city. Crowds of black-clad protesters, many wearing face masks despite a recent ban, filled Causeway Bay, […] The post Tear gas as thousands defy police in latest Hong Kong march appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2019

Clashes as Hong Kong marks 5 years since Umbrella protests

HONG KONG – Renewed clashes broke out in Hong Kong Saturday night, September 28, as police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse hardcore protesters hurling Molotovs and bricks after tens of thousands rallied peacefully in a nearby park. Huge crowds had gathered to mark the fifth anniversary of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2019

Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and molotovs

HONG KONG – Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs on Sunday, September 15, tipping the violence-plagued city back into chaos after a brief lull in clashes.  Tens of thousands of people defied authorities to march through the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2019

Hong Kong protesters reject leader s concession with new rallies

HONG KONG – Thousands of Hong Kongers held rallies on Friday night, September 6, rejecting calls by the city's pro-Beijing leader to end their movement as the finance hub braces for another weekend of clashes, including a plan to disrupt the airport. Police fired brief volleys of tear gas and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2019

Hong Kong leader hopes peaceful rally presages return to calm

HONG KONG – Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday, August 20, said she hoped "calm" will prevail after a massive weekend march passed without clashes between police and demonstrators, but again refused to give ground to protester demands.  Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the heart of the city on Sunday, August ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2019

This is not the last : Thousands unite for People s SONA 2019

MANILA, Philippines – On the day of President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA), thousands of Filipinos took to the streets to share their own version of the state of the nation. According to police estimates, around 5,350 protesters who were undeterred by the rain marched along Commonwealth Avenue ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2019

7 killed as mass demonstrations hit Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Seven people were killed Sunday, June 30, as tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets to demand civilian rule in the first mass rally  since a bloody crackdown on demonstrators – a show of street power despite heavy troop deployments by the ruling generals. Police fired tear ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2019

Hong Kong protesters plan weekend rally after violent clashes

HONG KONG – Hong Kong protest leaders announced plans for another mass rally on Sunday, June 16, escalating their campaign against a  China extradition bill a day after police cleared them from the streets using volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets. The move sets up a fresh confrontation with the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2019

Charlotte protest rages on

Protesters took to Charlotte’s streets for a third straight night and defied a midnight curfew in the US city early Friday amid heavy security aimed at preventing more clashes over the fatal police shooting of a black man......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

A moving current : Thai protesters adopt Hong Kong tactics

Umbrellas as shields, secure chat groups and hand signals as warnings of a pending police crackdown -- Thailand's pro-democracy protesters have taken inspiration and lessons from their counterparts in Hong Kong......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Police arrest 21 at Thai pro-democracy rally

Police arrested 21 protesters Tuesday during a Bangkok rally that saw dozens of people give a royal motorcade a three-fingered salute -- a show of defiance by Thai pro-democracy activists calling for reforms to the monarchy......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Thai pro-democracy protesters flex muscle

BANGKOK, Thailand (AFP) — A youth-led pro-democracy movement is set to make a massive stand in Bangkok Saturday, with an expected turnout of tens of thousands calling for PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy. Thailand has seen near-daily gatherings from youth-led groups since mid-July demanding the resignation of Prayut, […] The post Thai pro-democracy protesters flex muscle appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

400 Belarusians detained

MINSK, Belarus (AFP) — Riot police harshly detained more than 400 demonstrators in Belarus on Sunday as tens of thousands of people took to the streets, on the eve of crunch talks between strongman Alexander Lukashenko and his main ally, Russia’s Vladimir Putin. More than 100,000 people are estimated to have marched in Minsk on […] The post 400 Belarusians detained appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020