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Zimbabwe leader: 'Heads will roll' after protesters tortured

Zimbabwe leader: 'Heads will roll' after protesters tortured

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Zimbabwe's president has vowed "heads will roll" if he finds wrongdoing by security forces after a brutal crackdown on protesters in the African country. Emmerson Mnangagwa says he will investigate reports of violence against demonstrators after the country's human rights commission said they were "systematically tortured".Human rights groups say at least a dozen people were killed amid protests over a steep rise in fuel prices, prompting fears that Zimbabwe is sliding back into authoritarian rule. Image: Emmerson Mnangagwa cut short an overseas trip after the unrest Image: Zimbabwe's capital Harare has seen violent protests in recent days Police have so far...
Yellow vest protesters call for huge run on French banks

Yellow vest protesters call for huge run on French banks

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Yellow vest activists are urging French citizens to empty their bank accounts and spark a massive run on French banks in their long-standing fight with the government. Ahead of a ninth straight weekend of planned protests in Paris and across France, yellow vests are issuing calls on social media for massive cash withdrawals from banks. Protesters hope the move will force the government to listen to their demands, notably their call for more direct democracy through the implementation of popular votes that allow citizens to propose new laws. Activist Maxime Nicolle called it the "tax collector's referendum." In a video message, Nicolle said "we are going to get our bread back ... You're making money with our dough, and we're fed up."Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
Israeli police: Stone-throwing protesters hurt 23 officers in West Bank

Israeli police: Stone-throwing protesters hurt 23 officers in West Bank

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Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Twenty-three police officers and several teens were injured Thursday when protesting settlers violently responded to their removal at the West Bank outpost of Amona, border police said. Those hurt were taken to a nearby hospital, the police said in a report by The Times of Israel. Border police said four young settlers were hurt and Honenu legal aid organization put the number at 10. About 300 youths had barricaded themselves into two mobile homes and threw objects in an attempt to prevent the Jerusalem District Court order from being carried out to evacuate the area. The evacuation lasted three hours. "The forces that came to the scene encountered very intense violence from dozens of rioters who threw stones, burned tires and threw barbed wire at the forces using riot con...
Macron must resign, furious protesters say

Macron must resign, furious protesters say

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Police in Paris have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters who are furious over rising fuel costs. Demonstrations and road blockades have been planned nationwide as the "yellow vest" protests enter a second weekend. They have been named after the fluorescent jackets worn by protesters, which motorists must keep in their cars by law. Image: Two people have been killed in the protests so far 1:21 Video: Paris protes...