Archiv: demonstrations


12.10.2019 - 03:50 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador: Riot Police Fire Tear Gas, Live Ammo at Protesters

Ecuadorean social scientist, Aquiles Hervas, said over social media from the scene: “We have just witnessed a vile betrayal. [Authorities] accepted the crowd’s arrival outside the assembly in order to talk shortly after the president’s announcement. Once they had approached [the building], the police fired at close range while people were eating soup. Several children were trampled by the terrified crowd. It is a war scene with unarmed people, several were injured.”

Video capturing the attacks show hundreds of people running eastward from the assembly, trying to escape the tear gas grenades and armored vehicles.

„Let’s sit down to talk, let’s sit down and talk about decree 883, let’s talk about where your resources should go, and make sure they go to those who need it most,“ Moreno said in a 20 second message to the nation at 3:00 p.m. local time. The violent incident outside the National Assembly occurred at around 4:30 p.m.​​​​​​​

06.10.2019 - 20:20 [ PressTV ]

Baghdad governor quits amid demonstrations in Iraqi capital

The governor of the Iraqi capital province of Baghdad, Fallah al-Jazairi, has stepped down in the wake of demonstrations against corruption, unemployment and poor public services in the country.

On Sunday, members of the Provincial Council voted in favor of accepting Jazairi’s resignation, and he quit his post.

06.10.2019 - 00:47 [ teleSUR ]

Thousands of Indigenous Farmers Head Towards Ecuador’s Capital

As it could be seen through images broadcasted live, army personnel on Saturday morning tried to occupy farmer facilities in Nizag, an indigenous community located in Sibambe.

Given the impossibility of evicting hundreds of Chimborazo demonstrators, the Ecuadorean troops remained ​​​​​​​wandering among the people concentrated there. No incidents were reported.​​​​​​​

10.09.2019 - 12:06 [ teleSUR ]

Thousands of Chileans March in Memory of Pinochet’s Victims

Thousands of people on Sunday took part in a march to the Chilean capital’s largest cemetery to pay tribute to the victims of the brutal far-right dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, three days before the 46th anniversary of the coup that overthrew the democratically-elected government of Salvador Allende on Sept. 11, 1973.

18.08.2019 - 16:38 [ Hong Kong Free Press ]

Organisers say 1.7 million joined Hong Kong pro-democracy rally against police use of force, as protesters reiterate 5 demands

The Civil Human Rights Front reiterated the five demands of the anti-extradition law movement. They called for a full withdrawal of the controversial bill and a retraction of characterisation of protests as “riots.” They urged for the unconditional release of all arrested protesters, the formation of an independent commission of inquiry into all events since June, and demanded universal suffrage.

30.06.2019 - 06:28 [ Hongkongfp.com ]

Huge turnout expected for Hong Kong democracy rally amid security lockdown at flag-raising venue

Police have erected large water-filled barriers around access points to Wan Chai’s Golden Bauhinia Square ahead of the city’s Establishment Day flag-raising ceremony on Monday.
In the early hours of Saturday, nearby roads were closed as police – some with riot shields – stood on redirected traffic.

The festivities marking 22 years since the city’s 1997 Handover will take place on the waterfront outside the Convention and Exhibition Centre.

26.06.2019 - 15:01 [ Hongkong Free Press ]

No longer an apolitical technocrat, Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam must learn to engage critics

Why would Ms. Lam put forward a bill that failed to adhere to international best practice on human rights? And why would she stick to her guns when key authorities – including both the Hong Kong Bar Association and the Hong Kong Law Society – pointed out key flaws in the government’s proposals? Impossible to know for sure, but it seems likely that her reading of what Beijing wanted from the final bill may have influenced her thinking. After all, her political future is in Beijing’s hands: the pro-Beijing Election Committee will decide on her second term, not the people of Hong Kong.

22.06.2019 - 18:56 [ teleSUR ]

Honduras: President Hernandez Welcomes US Southcom Leader

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) welcomed the United States Southern Command (Southcom) leader Craig Faller Friday who was accompanied by a Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force. The group convened in Palmerola, a U.S. military base located in Honduras about 75 km north of the nation’s capital of Tegucigalpa.

21.06.2019 - 02:17 [ teleSUR ]

Honduran President Deploys Military Across Nation Amid Chaos

President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) announced orders to the Honduran military Thursday to deploy to all parts of the country to stamp down the ever-widening protests against the neoliberal policies of his administration. This follows an overnight emergency session with his National Defense and Security Council after a violent night of protests turned deadly.

18.06.2019 - 18:47 [ Hong Kong Free Press ]

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam ‘sincerely apologises’ for extradition row, but refuses to retract bill or resign

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has personally apologised for the extradition law debacle but the postponed controversial bill will not be scrapped, despite a protest on Sunday attended by “two million” people. Lam, clad in all-white, said she has reflected deeply over the past few months.

16.06.2019 - 10:46 [ theStandard.com.hk ]

Retract the extradition bill, not suspending it: protesters

The Front’s convener Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit said there are five demands for today’s protest, that is for the government to retract the bill instead of suspending it, and for Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to step down.

Protesters also demanded immediate release of those who have been arrested and charges against protesters to be dropped. The government should retract remarks saying the Wednesday protest was a “riot” and to hold those who ordered to fire bullets at protesters accountable.

16.06.2019 - 10:38 [ Hongkongfp.com ]

BREAKING: Hongkongers march in their thousands against extradition bill again, calling for leader to resign

Hongkongers marched in their thousands on Sunday to call for the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill, despite its suspension by the government the day before. Chanting for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to step down, they marched through Wanchai and Causeway Bay en route to government headquarters in Admiralty.

16.06.2019 - 10:33 [ South China Morning Post ]

Sea of black in Hong Kong: Will march against suspended extradition bill get another record turnout?

Crowds formed in Victoria Park and filled subway stations across Hong Kong as another mass march against the government’s extradition bill began

15.06.2019 - 21:27 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil: Police Repress Rallies Against Pension Reform

In Rio de Janeiro, members of the Military Police (MP) monitored the estimated 100,000 demonstrators who took over the city’s main avenues, rejecting President Jair Bolsonaro’s proposal to privative the national pension program. As citizens protested late into the night, the MP dispersed workers and students by launching tear gas and shooting rubber bullets at them. A Brasil de Fato journalist reporting from the scene says she was trapped inside a car and felt the effects of the tear gas, suffering from burning eyes and throat.

12.06.2019 - 12:26 [ teleSUR ]

Strikes Spread Across Honduras as Taxi Drivers Join Protesters

Teachers, students, and doctors have been demonstrating for weeks, rejecting the privatization of health and education sectors promoted by the Juan Orlando Hernandez administration. Ending police brutality against protesters has also been added to their list of demands as well as impartial investigations into those cases.

19.05.2019 - 01:09 [ teleSUR ]

Global Protest Against Monsanto, GMO Products

The 7th „Global March Against Monsanto“ is taking place to protest against Monsanto’s glyphosate and genetically modified organisms.

On Saturday, massive demonstrations took place in nearly forty French cities against Monsanto, an U.S. agrochemical corporation acquired by the German group Bayer last June in a US$68 billon deal.

16.05.2019 - 01:46 [ Reuters ]

Brazil education cuts spur biggest protests yet against Bolsonaro government

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in cities across Brazil on Wednesday to rally against education spending freezes in the biggest demonstrations to date against the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, who called marchers “useful idiots and imbeciles.”

17.04.2019 - 11:53 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuadoreans March Against Neoliberal Gov’t, Met With Violence

This latest demonstration comes as Moreno’s administration has openly aligned with the U.S. backed right-wing governments from Latin America. In the last couple of months, oil prices went up, unemployment rates are at a record high, and just recently the government signed a US$4.2 billion dollar deal with the IMF, announcing that a set of austerity measures will be implemented starting 2019.

31.03.2019 - 21:06 [ teleSUR ]

Brazilians March Against Bolsonaro’s ‚Commemoration‘ of Military Coup

Several social organizations of Brazil were organizing Sunday various marches in the main cities of the country in opposition to President Jair Bolsonaro’s order to commemorate the military dictatorship (1964-1985) which came to power through a coup on March 31, 1964 against democratically elected President João Goulart.

30.03.2019 - 12:14 [ Channel Brexit / Youtube ]

Kate Hoey, „I’m so angry with Parliament. The Betrayal.“ (Leave Means Leave March)

Kate Hoey @ Leave Means Leave March, 29th March. #LeaveMeansLeaveMarch #BrexitMarch

30.03.2019 - 12:07 [ Paul Tavares ‏/ Twitter ]

Some sterling speeches at the #Brexit rally at Westminster yesterday from .@JuliaHB1, .@PeterBoneUK, .@KateHoeyMP, Brendan O’Neill & others – but one of the most poignant was from .@PaulEmbery who said: „The divide is not Leave v Remain. It is Democracy v anti-democracy“

30.03.2019 - 10:37 [ Paul Embery ‏/ Twitter ]

One of the pleasing things about tonight’s events outside parliament is that the rally held on Whitehall by the loathsome racist rabble-rouser Tommy Robinson attracted a tiny number of people, and the overwhelming majority stayed with the main event in Parliament Square.

(twelve hours ago)

30.03.2019 - 10:31 [ Global News / Youtube ]

Thousands joins pro-Brexit rally outside U.K. parliament

Streamed live 18 hours ago

‚Leave Means Leave‘ march, organized by pro-Brexit campaigners, forms outside U.K.’s Parliament as lawmakers debate how to move forward with the country’s divorce from the European Union.

29.03.2019 - 13:58 [ Leave Means Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

Today was meant to be independence day. Now it is the day we were betrayed. Join the Brexiteer rally in Parliament Square from 4pm.

24.03.2019 - 14:47 [ eventbrite.co.uk ]

29th March – Parliament Square: MARCH TO LEAVE

The establishment promised we would leave the EU on March 29th 2019, but they are now attempting to delay Brexit or even stop it all together.

That’s why we need to show them we will not sit by whilst they betray Brexit. Join thousands of leavers in a historic rally in Parliament Square, starting from 4pm on March 29th to show the Westminster elite we must leave the EU without delay.