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Judge grants preliminary injunction on LAPD projectile weapons at protests

Finger Lakes Times 11 May 2021
The restrictions will now remain in place for the duration of the underlying court case, in which BLMLA and other activists and protesters are suing the LAPD for its handling of last spring’s mass protests and its use of the weapons, which injured many demonstrators.
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Judge grants preliminary injunction limiting LAPD projectile weapons at protests

Democratic Underground 11 May 2021
The restrictions will now remain in place for the duration of the underlying court case, in which BLMLA and other activists and protesters are suing the LAPD for its handling of last spring’s mass protests and its use of the ...
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Iraqi activists are dying in fight for change

The National 11 May 2021
Dozens of civil society voices have been silenced since the start of mass protests nearly two years ago ... Hisham Al Hashimi, a leading commentator on terrorism; Ahmad Abdessamad and Safaa Ghali, journalists who died covering anti-government protests; Riham Yaqoob, a doctor and activist.
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Steve McQueen To Co-Direct BBC Race Relations Documentary Series ‘Uprising’

Vibe Magazine 11 May 2021
BBC ... Titled Uprising, the three-part series will examine the intertwined events of the New Cross Fire that killed 13 Black teenagers at a house party in January 1981; the Black People’s Day of Action mass protest in March of that year; and finally, the Brixton riots in April ... Related Story ... .
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Australian Author Wary Of Only ‘China Hawk’ Advice

The Tennessee Tribune 11 May 2021
The government should listen to a range of opinions and not have their ideological blinkers on,” she said ... Ten years later, she was showing the rock star Billy Bragg around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square when the pair spotted an anti-government protest forming — the first signs of a mass movement that would culminate in the Tiananmen Square massacre ... .
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Podcast | Expert Opinions: Authoritarianism and dissent in post-Soviet states

EurasiaNet 11 May 2021
But also, of course, this technology is going to be used to determine who was where and when, and that it’s actually a very interesting move on the part of the regime in order to proactively prevent mass gatherings and proactively track societal leaders before they even mobilize massive protests ... It's a space where protests used to happen.
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Fussing about the wrong things

Dawn 11 May 2021
This is tricky ... However, by bringing down a few pieces of bronze or concrete can we drive away the sinister spectre of racism and other prejudices? The partition of Bengal was reversed in 1905 by mass protests against Lord Curzon’s decision, not by changing the name of Delhi’s Curzon Road into Kasturba Gandhi Road as would happen years later ... .
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Algeria to impose restrictions on street protests

Ghana Web 10 May 2021
Algeria will bar any protests that do not have prior approval, it said on Sunday, a move apparently aimed at ... The mass protests erupted in February 2019 after then-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika said he would run for a fifth term, bringing hundreds of thousands onto the streets.
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Algeria to impose restrictions on street protests to silence Hirak

Middle East Online 10 May 2021
ALGIERS - Algeria will bar any protests that do not have prior approval, it said on Sunday, a move apparently ... The mass protests erupted in February 2019 after then president Abdelaziz Bouteflika said he would run for a fifth term, bringing hundreds of thousands onto the streets.
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Middle EastAlgeria to impose restrictions on street protests

Reuters 10 May 2021
Algeria will bar any protests that do not have prior approval, it said on Sunday, a move apparently aimed at ... The mass protests erupted in February 2019 after then president Abdelaziz Bouteflika said he would run for a fifth term, bringing hundreds of thousands onto the streets.
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Kyrgyz Opposition Politician Moldokmatov Arrested On Charge Of Organizing 'Mass Disorder'

Radio Free Europe 10 May 2021
... Sadyr Japarov has been arrested on a charge of organizing "mass disorder" in October over anti-government rallies protesting the official results of parliamentary elections ... He took part with thousands of others in the mass protests following the election in Bishkek.
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Indian farmers' strike continues in the shadow of COVID-19

Beijing News 10 May 2021
In what is believed to be the biggest protest in history, in late November 2020 farmers from across India drove 200,000 trolleys and tractors towards Delhi's borders in a mass protest against agricultural reforms ... Despite the largely peaceful protests, farmers have been met with state repression and violence.
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Ethiopian aliyah to Israel: Commemoration, discrimination - editorial

The Jerusalem Post 10 May 2021
The memorial ceremony is held to remember the mass aliyah that took place in the 1980s when thousands of Jews left their villages in Ethiopia and made a perilous journey through Sudan to reach the State of Israel ... The memorial this year comes six years after mass protests by Jews of Ethiopian origin against racism in Israeli society.
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Nigeria: 2,000 killed in three months - CSOs

Ghana Web 10 May 2021
... mass atrocities on May 28, 2021 ... Some of them, according to the CSOs, include, the unending war in the North-East and attacks on peaceful protesters by security agents while terrorists carry out mass murder, rape, maiming and kidnapping of Nigerians including women and children.
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Tired of demonstrations, Myanmar’s protesters take to arms

La Prensa Latina 10 May 2021
Bangkok, May 10 (EFE).- One hundred days after the coup that toppled Myanmar’s democratic government, the resistance against the military junta continues countrywide, where massive peaceful protests are giving way to a guerrilla spirit ... In large cities, mass demonstrations have given way to lightning protests ... We cannot just protest,” he said.
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