UK bill ‘limiting’ right to protest sparks outrage – DW News

People have been rallying in cities across the UK to protest against a new bill they say is an attack on the right to demonstrate. The controversial ‘police and crime bill’ would grant police greater powers to crack down on disruptive protests, but critics say it will also make it more difficult to hold peacefulContinue reading “UK bill ‘limiting’ right to protest sparks outrage – DW News”

UN rips Kazakhstan after troops seen wearing blue helmets

The United Nations criticized Kazakhstan after the country’s troops were seen wearing blue helmets, a symbol reserved for U.N. peacekeepers, while quelling protests. Kazakhstani President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called in troops to assist the country after protests erupted over high fuel prices and the autocratic government that has been in power the past two decades. The troops,Continue reading “UN rips Kazakhstan after troops seen wearing blue helmets”

President Putin claims “international terrorism” behind Kazakhstan protests – BBC News

The President of Kazakhstan has described the protests last week in which dozens are reported to have died, as an attempted coup. Troops from Russia are in the country to support its government in restoring order and President Putin said Kazakhstan had been targeted by “international terrorism”. Huw Edward presents BBC News at Ten reportingContinue reading “President Putin claims “international terrorism” behind Kazakhstan protests – BBC News”

Kazakhstan: More than 160 killed, 5,000 arrested during riots – Al Jazeera

More than 160 people were killed and 5,000 arrested in Kazakhstan after the riots that shook Central Asia’s largest country over the past week. The interior ministry, quoted on Sunday by local media, said initial estimates put property damage at about 175 million euros ($198m) after the deadly violence. Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier-Walker reports.

Kazakhstan president authorises security forces to ‘fire without warning’

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said on Friday he had ordered security forces to open fire without warning in order to quell Kazakhstan’s worst unrest in decades, thanking Russia and its allies for their assistance in restoring order.  Tokayev said in a televised address that up to 20,000 “bandits” had attacked the financial capital Almaty and were destroying state property.Continue reading “Kazakhstan president authorises security forces to ‘fire without warning’”

UK: Police officer took selfies at murder scene and sent racist WhatsApp images

Exclusive: Tribunal details litany of offences over six years by PC Ryan Connolly, who resigned from Merseyside force before hearing A police officer took selfies at a murder scene where a teenager had been stabbed to death, and sent “appalling” racist, homophobic and offensive images via WhatsApp, the Guardian has learned. PC Ryan Connolly fromContinue reading “UK: Police officer took selfies at murder scene and sent racist WhatsApp images”

Israel forced displacement: Residents of Sheikh Jarrah fight to keep homes – Al Jazeera

One neighbourhood in the occupied East Jerusalem has become a major flashpoint in the Israel-Palestinian conflict as this year comes to a close. Jewish settlers long have claimed the homes of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, putting them at risk of being forcibly displaced through the Israeli courts. That has led to severalContinue reading “Israel forced displacement: Residents of Sheikh Jarrah fight to keep homes – Al Jazeera”

Thousands turn out for anti-coup protests across Sudan – DW News

In Sudan thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Khartoum and other cities, demanding a transition to civilian rule. The rallies come two months after a military coup. The civilian prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, has since been reinstated, but the pro-democracy movement wants a government completely free from military control.

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AP photographer beaten by Israeli police in east Jerusalem

An Associated Press photographer was pushed and beaten by Israeli police in an unprovoked attack Friday while covering a protest in a tense Jerusalem neighborhood, sending him to the hospital with head injuries. The AP said it was outraged by the violence against staffer Mahmoud Illean, while a prominent journalists’ advocacy group called for disciplinaryContinue reading “AP photographer beaten by Israeli police in east Jerusalem”

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