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Thai authorities warn against planned pro-democracy protest

Urdu Point 24 Jun 2021
Mass protests against the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha shook Bangkok in the second half of last year, fuelled by discontent at the former military chief who came to power via a 2014 coup, but tailed off as covid cases rose ... The protest venues announced by the ...
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Rev. Barber, Others Arrested In DC Protesting Senate Filibuster of Voting Rights Bill

Democratic Underground 23 Jun 2021
William Barber of North Carolina was arrested Wednesday with more than 20 others for obstructing traffic in front of the Hart Senate Building during a protest in Washington ... The effort kicked off at Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh on Monday evening and will culminate with a mass march in Washington in June 2022.
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Readers respond: Policing needs to change

The Oregonian 23 Jun 2021
Members of the Rapid Response Team say their recent mass resignation was not in response to the grand jury’s indictment of an officer for assault on a protester last summer ... The mass resignations took place immediately after an officer was indicted by the grand ...
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Portland police halt minor traffic stops— including expired plates and broken headlights, citing disparity

Hartford Courant 23 Jun 2021
The situation reached a breaking point last week when 50 police officers, who serve on a specialized crowd-control unit and respond to Portland’s ongoing protests, resigned en masse from the squad, but not the department ... from a baton strike against a protester last summer.
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FATAH: Saudi Arabia takes a step forward, as Iran moves backwards

Toronto Sun 23 Jun 2021
Callamard added that under Raisi’s watch “the judiciary has also granted blanket impunity to government officials and security forces responsible for unlawfully killing hundreds of men, women and children and subjecting thousands of protesters to mass arrests and at least ...
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Calling for fair school funding, clergy, activists, Philly Councilmember Gym detained after interrupting Pa. Senate session

The Philadelphia Tribune 23 Jun 2021
The protest came as lawmakers in the House and Senate raced to approve a spending plan for the fiscal year that starts on July 1 ... The protesters then staged a sit-in and an organizer said Capitol police had told him they would not be allowed entry because authorities feared they would try to disrupt the chamber’s proceedings.
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Hong Kong's first trial under national security law starts without jury

BBC News 23 Jun 2021
It came into force after a series of mass pro-democracy protests in 2019, some of which turned violent ... A popular slogan among the protesters at the time, it became illegal under the national security law which criminalises secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces.
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Protesters in Colombia turn to town hall meetings for solutions

Al Jazeera 23 Jun 2021
Even after the proposal was withdrawn, a mass movement of students, unionists, Indigenous and Afro-Colombian protesters continued to flood the streets with demands for social equality and police reform, fuelled by reports of police violence and rates of unemployment and poverty that have worsened under the pandemic.
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Portland police halt minor traffic stops, citing disparity

The Spokesman-Review 23 Jun 2021
The situation reached a breaking point last week when 50 police officers, who serve on a specialized crowd-control unit and respond to Portland’s ongoing protests, resigned en masse from the squad, but not the department ... from a baton strike against a protester last summer.
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‘Old guard’ of Iraqi parties, militias dig in against a weak state

Reuters 23 Jun 2021
In late 2019, huge crowds of Iraqis took part in mass protests calling for the removal of that elite. Hundreds of protesters were killed when the security forces and militia fired on the demonstrators ... But almost two years later, no one has been successfully prosecuted for killing protesters.
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Nigeria loses $250,000 per hour as Twitter ban remains in place

Sierra Leone Telegraph 23 Jun 2021
During the EndSARS protests in October, Twitter was the major online rallying point for activists – raising awareness about police brutality and organizing mass protests on the micro-blogging app. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey also tweeted in support of the movement, calling for donations via cryptocurrency for the protesters.
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Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper to close after government choked off funds

Live Mint 23 Jun 2021
Authorities have turned their attention to the media after purging opposition groups from the city’s political scene, ending street protests and jailing pro-democracy activists ... In 2019, when mass antigovernment protests rocked the city, Apple Daily used its front page to call on people to join marches.
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Belarus prosecutors seek 15-year jail term for Lukashenko opponent

Gulf Daily News 23 Jun 2021
The election that handed Lukashenko a new term as president sparked mass protests over allegations of vote rigging that ...
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UN’s controversial list

Press TV 23 Jun 2021
... protest en masse to condemn the move, and how the decision may affect UN’'s image in international scene.
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A Massacre and a Cover-up: How Baghdad Protesters Gunned Down by Iraqi Forces Faced ‘Inevitable Death’

GlobalResearch 23 Jun 2021
Hours earlier, hundreds of protesters had filled the streets on the third day of mass anti-government demonstrations in the capital, as well as cities across the south, demanding the end of corruption, more jobs and improved public services ... The protests were hugely embarrassing ...

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