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Most charges against George Floyd protesters dropped, analysis shows

The Observer 18 Apr 2021
But some prosecutors and law enforcement observers charge that departments carried out mass arrests as a crowd control tactic, as a means to silence peaceful protesters, and as a public relations strategy designed to turn the public against demonstrators by making them appear more violent than they were.
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UK, EU condemn sentencing of Jimmy Lai, other Hong Kong pro-democracy activists

The Times of India 18 Apr 2021
The United Kingdom and the condemned the decision to sentence publishing tycoon and multiple pro-democracy figures to prison for their roles in the 2019 mass protests that rocked the city for a year. As many as 10 prominent pro-democracy figures were sentenced on Friday in Hong Kong in two separate cases for their peaceful involvement in protests.
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Myanmar shadow government wants ASEAN crisis talks invite

Korea Times 18 Apr 2021
A demonstrator flashes the three-finger salute during an anti-military coup protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, Sunday (local time) ... The army has moved to quell mass protests against its rule, killing at least 730 people according to a local monitoring group ... cracked down on protesters.
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Myanmar’s junta releases 23,000 prisoners in New Year’s amnesty

The News International 18 Apr 2021
But this year, with the military back in power after ousting civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, anti-coup activists have used the holiday as an opportunity to protest the growing death toll and mass arrests. It remains unclear whether anti-junta protesters or journalists jailed covering the coup will be among those freed.
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The Republic of False Truths by Alaa al-Aswany review – the personal cost of a failed coup

The Observer 18 Apr 2021
The Republic of False Truths is a fictionalised account of the short-lived Egyptian revolution of 2011, when mass protests forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign in favour of the democratically elected Mohamed Morsi, who was himself ousted in a coup two years later and replaced by General al-Sisi.
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Kremlin critic Navalny could ‘die any minute’: doctors

Arab News 18 Apr 2021
On Saturday, US President Joe Biden added his voice to a growing international chorus of protest at the treatment of the activist, describing his situation as “totally unfair.” ... Navalny’s team had earlier announced plans to stage what they said would be “modern Russia’s biggest protest.” ... “Putin only reacts to mass street protests,” she added.
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Belfast anti-lockdown activists charged over illegal gathering

Belfast Telegraph 18 Apr 2021
Two prominent anti-lockdown protesters and vaccine sceptics have pleaded guilty to breaching coronavirus restrictions ... On the same day as the gathering, which Baker denies was a protest and which he denies organising, a mass anti-lockdown demonstration was held in London leading to 104 arrests.
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Jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny could die at any minute, doctors warn

The Observer 18 Apr 2021
On Saturday, Joe Biden added his voice to a growing international chorus of protest at the treatment of the activist, describing his situation as “totally unfair” ... Navalny’s team had earlier announced plans to stage what they said would be “modern Russia’s biggest protest” ... “Putin only reacts to mass street protests,” she added.
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Religious party TLP fuels anti-France violence in Pak, French embassy advises its nationals to leave country

Yahoo Daily News 18 Apr 2021
Following Macron's comment, mass protests were held in Muslim countries - with people taking to the streets and burning French flags and images of the French president ... In response to her acquittal, the TLP organised mass demonstrations calling for her to be sentenced to death.
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China's actions in Hong Kong rise to new levels of 'viciousness': Report

Yahoo Daily News 18 Apr 2021
... involvement in 2019 protests ... The United Kingdom, The United States and the European Union condemned the decision to sentence publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai and multiple pro-democracy figures to prison for their roles in the 2019 mass protests that rocked the city for a year.
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‘US-backed coup plot’ involving assassination of Belarusian president, other officials foiled by Minsk & Moscow

Russia Today 18 Apr 2021
The two nations made it clear that those arrested are all suspected of plotting an armed insurrection against President Alexander Lukashenko, whose long grip on power was challenged last year by mass protests ... Opposition forces claimed the vote was rigged and launched a months-long mass protest campaign, demanding that he step down.
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Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei�Navalny could die 'any minute', doctors warn

The Daily Telegraph 18 Apr 2021
On Saturday, US President Joe Biden added his voice to a growing international chorus of protest at the treatment of the activist, describing his situation as "totally unfair" ... biggest protest" ... "Putin only reacts to mass street protests," she added.
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Portland Protesters Set Fire at Apple Store, Vandalise Local Businesses - Photos, Videos

Sputnik 18 Apr 2021
After a certain pause in mass protests since last summer, ...
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Putin's Most Prominent Opponent Navalny Could 'Die Any Minute', Say Doctors

Yahoo Daily News 18 Apr 2021
On Saturday, US President Joe Biden added his voice to a growing international chorus of protest at the treatment of the activist, describing his situation as “totally unfair” ... biggest protest” ... “Putin only reacts to mass street protests,” she added.
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Herman Aguirre’s powerful paintings respond to Chicago shootings, Mexican drug cartel violence

Cleveland 18 Apr 2021
Entitled “Ocultos,’' Spanish for “hidden,’' the show focuses on 14 paintings depicting impromptu memorials, mass graves, or sites of protest related to gang violence in Chicago or drug cartel killings in Mexico.

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