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Jay-Z denies staging protest with Beyonce during the Super Bowl

Jay-Z denies staging protest with Beyonce during the Super Bowl

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Jay-Z has said he and his wife Beyonce were not staging a protest when they remained seated during the national anthem at the Super Bowl - insisting they were just in "artist mode".Pictures emerged of the celebrity couple and their eight-year-old daughter Blue Ivy in their seats as Demi Lovato performed The Star-Spangled Banner before the NFL's showpiece event on Sunday - sparking reports they were trying to send a message. In 2016, former San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick famously knelt during the national anthem in protest against racial inequality in the US. Jay-Z has denied staging a protest of any kind before the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs in Miami.When asked if it was attempt to send a message, he told TMZ: "It actually wasn't. Sorry. It...
China says Human Rights Watch barred over protest support

China says Human Rights Watch barred over protest support

World
China says it barred the head of the internationally renowned organization Human Rights Watch from entering Hong Kong due to the group's support for the territory's ongoing protest movementByThe Associated PressJanuary 13, 2020, 10:17 AM2 min readBEIJING -- China said Monday it barred the head of the internationally renowned organization Human Rights Watch from entering Hong Kong due to the group's support for the territory's ongoing protest movement. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Human Rights Watch had instigated “anti-China activists" to “engage in radical violent crimes, and incite separatist activities hyping Hong Kong independence." Groups such as Human Rights Watch were responsible for the current unrest in Hong Kong, and “deserve sanctions and must pay a price," Gen
Thousands gather for police-approved Human Rights Day protest Hong Kong

Thousands gather for police-approved Human Rights Day protest Hong Kong

World
Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to keep up pressure on the government six months after sweeping pro-democracy protests began. Organizers estimated that about 800,000 people participated in the protests in Victoria Park on Sunday afternoon carrying banners that read "Free Hong Kong" as the region continued to call for greater democratic freedoms. While protests in recent months have been marked by violence and mass arrests, deployment of tear gas and threats to use live ammunition by police, Sunday's event featured an exhibition of posters and exchanging of Christmas cards. It was also the first march organized by the Civil Human Rights Front to be granted police approval since mid-August. Hong Kong's police commissioner, T...
German farmers protest government restrictions on fertilizers, pesticides

German farmers protest government restrictions on fertilizers, pesticides

World
Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Thousands of farmers in Germany parked their tractors outside Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday in protest of government restrictions on fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides. About 10,000 farmers drove 5,000 tractors causing traffic jams in downtown berlin as large convoys of tractors moved through the city toward the location of the protest. German Agriculture Minister Julia Klockner and Environment Minister Svenja Schulze presented an agricultural package in September requiring farmers to reduce their use of fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides to curb the rate of insect deaths and reduce nitrate content in groundwater. The farmers stated that the limits are too restrictive and make it difficult for the country's agriculture industry to compete against impor...
At least 4 wounded by gunshots during protest in Haiti

At least 4 wounded by gunshots during protest in Haiti

World
At least four people have been shot and wounded during a small protest in Haiti’s capital after a speech by embattled President Jovenel MoiseByThe Associated PressNovember 18, 2019, 10:01 PM1 min read At least four people were shot and wounded during a small protest in Haiti’s capital after a speech by embattled President Jovenel Moise. Several hundred people were marching from the Delmas to Petionville neighborhoods when shots were fired from nearby. Associated Press journalists didn’t see the source of the shooting, but saw a local journalist, a police officer and two protesters rushed away with apparent bullet wounds. Monday was the anniversary of a key battle of the Haitian Revolution, and earlier in the day Moise rejected calls to resign. The president said he would continue to try to