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Hundreds march in Sudan to demand justice for fallen protesters

Hundreds march in Sudan to demand justice for fallen protesters

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Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people marched Saturday through downtown Khartoum to demand justice for those killed in demonstrations against Sudan's now-ousted leader Omar al-Bashir. Activists say more than 250 people were killed and hundreds injured in the months of protests that began in December 2018 and led to Bashir's resignation April 11. Crowds departed from a public square in the central part of the city and marched to Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok's offices, demanding authorities deliver justice for fallen protesters and find those who went missing during the months of unrest triggered by an acute economic crisis. "We want justice for martyrs. We are afraid that the criminals might not be judged," protester Nizar bin Sufian told Agence France Presse. Since August, Sudan has been ...
China furious as Trump signs law backing Hong Kong protesters

China furious as Trump signs law backing Hong Kong protesters

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Donald Trump has signed into law legislation effectively backing civil rights protesters in Hong Kong.Beijing has reacted with fury, summoning US ambassador Terry Branstad to demand that the United States immediately stop interfering in its internal affairs and stop causing further damage to bilateral relations. The bill requires the US State Department to certify, at least annually, that Hong Kong retains enough autonomy to justify favourable US trading terms. It also threatens sanctions for human rights violations.A second bill banning the export of teargas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and stun guns to the Hong Kong police was also signed by President Trump.In a statement he said: "I signed these bills out of respect for President Xi, China, and the people of Hong Kong. They are being e...
Hong Kong protesters set fire to university entrance to stop police getting in

Hong Kong protesters set fire to university entrance to stop police getting in

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Protesters in Hong Kong have set fire to the entrance of Polytechnic University as police attempt to move in.About 200 anti-government demonstrators remain in or around the university on a day which saw them fire arrows and catapult petrol bombs at police who deployed tear gas and water cannon. Police gave them an ultimatum to leave but their move to force them out has been repelled, with the stand-off going into the early hours of the morning,Officers have threatened to use live bullets if "rioters" carry out more violence, as the territory suffered some of its worst unrest in six months of demonstrations.A police media liaison officer was treated in hospital after being hit in the leg with an arrow as the clashes spread across the central Kowloon district. ...
Iraq protesters block some roads amid strike call

Iraq protesters block some roads amid strike call

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Iraqi anti-government protesters close some roads in response to influential cleric’s call for strikeBy QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated PressNovember 17, 2019, 10:16 AM3 min read Anti-government protesters blocked roads with burning tires in parts of central and southern Iraq on Sunday, halting traffic and paralyzing work following a call for a national strike. In the southern port city of Basra and in cities like Nasiriyah, Amara and Kut, protesters set tires ablaze to close off roads, keeping employees from reaching their work places. Schools, universities and other institutions closed for the day. In parts of Baghdad, particularly the sprawling Sadr City neighborhood, protesters sat in the middle of the streets to prevent employees from getting to their workplaces. They also blocked roads
Bolivian mayor attacked in response to reports that protesters were killed

Bolivian mayor attacked in response to reports that protesters were killed

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Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Protesters in Bolivia attacked the mayor of a small town on Thursday after reports that protesters had been killed. Masked men dragged Vinto Mayor Patricia Arce of the governing Mas Party barefoot through the streets, made her kneel down, cut her hair, doused her in red paint and forced her to sign a resignation letter before handing her over to police. People shouted "murderer, murderer" as she was dragged through the streets and protesters set her office on fire and smashed the town hall windows. The protesters accused Arce of bussing in supporters of Bolivian President Evo Morales to try to break a blockade of a bridge in Vinto set up by demonstrators protesting the results of the country's Oct. 20 election. Reports circulated that at least two protesters were killed i...