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COVID-19: Thousands protest restrictions in Germany amid surge

COVID-19: Thousands protest restrictions in Germany amid surge

World
March 20 (UPI) -- Thousands protested COVID-19 restrictions across Germany on Saturday despite surge in cases. Police estimated 10,000 demonstrators engaged in protests in the central city of Kassel after the court overturned the city's demonstration ban amid the third wave of the pandemic across Europe and rallies in various other cities, Deutsche Welle reported. Advertisement Several protesters, most of whom weren't wearing masks, according to DW, chanted the "Wir sind das Volk ("We are the people") slogan of the peaceful protests that triggered the end of communist East Germany in 1989. Police in Hessen, Germany, tweeted that they used water cannons at the intersection of of Altmarkt to disperse protesters after demonstrators attempted to break police barriers and threw bottles at them...
Bank strike: Key services to be hit as unions call 2-day agitation to protest privatisation

Bank strike: Key services to be hit as unions call 2-day agitation to protest privatisation

Finance
Banking operations across the country, such as deposits and withdrawal at branches, cheque clearance and loan approvals , have been hit as United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) began a two-day agitation to protest against the proposed privatisation of two state-owned lenders. UFBU, an umbrella body of nine unions, in a statement claimed that about 10 lakh bank employees and officers of the banks will participate in the strike. Public sector lenders, including informed their customers that their normal working could be affected if the strike materialises. However, branches of private sector lenders like ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank are open as they are not part of the strike. The strike comes after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget announcement where she announced the ...
Hong Kong police arrest 8 over university protest

Hong Kong police arrest 8 over university protest

World
Police and local media say Hong Kong authorities have arrested eight people in connection with an unauthorized protest at a university campus last month, amid a widening crackdown on dissent in the semi-autonomous Chinese territoryBy ZEN SOO Associated PressDecember 7, 2020, 10:05 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleHONG KONG -- Hong Kong authorities arrested eight people Monday in connection with an unauthorized protest at a university campus last month, amid a widening crackdown on dissent in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.The arrests were made in relation to a demonstration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in which more than 100 people protested a decision to hold graduation ceremonies online. Such ceremonies are often used as a way for students...
Joshua Wong, 2 others plead guilty over 2019 Hong Kong protest

Joshua Wong, 2 others plead guilty over 2019 Hong Kong protest

World
Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Joshua Wong and two other prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists pleaded guilty on Monday over their involvement in protests in the summer of 2019. Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam pleaded guilty and were jailed ahead of sentencing next week when they each face up to three years in prison, the Hong Kong Free Press reported. Advertisement The trio pleaded guilty to charges in connection to a June 2019 demonstration when protesters surrounded the police headquarters in opposition to police brutality. Protesters had taken to the streets against a controversial extradition bill that summer but rallies and marches intensified in response to the violent crackdown by police. Wong, who has previously served prison terms over his activism, told reporters before heading into the ...
Polish women protest new abortion restriction in churches

Polish women protest new abortion restriction in churches

Health
Women’s rights activists furious over a tightening of Poland’s already restrictive abortion law have staged protests outside and inside churches to mixed reviewsBy VANESSA GERA Associated PressOctober 25, 2020, 10:06 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWARSAW, Poland -- Women's rights activists furious over a tightening of Poland's already restrictive abortion law staged protests outside and inside churches Sunday, disrupting Masses and finding themselves confronted with accusations of “barbaric” behavior.With the coronavirus surging in Poland, large protests also erupted for a fourth straight night in cities large and small across the nation, including in Warsaw, Gdansk and Poznan, where police on horseback guarded a church.In the southern city of Katowice, te...