Political And Civil Unrest

Officials: 9 anti-pollution protesters killed in south India

May 22, 2018

Officials say nine protesters were killed when police opened fire on demonstrators demanding the closure of a south Indian copper plant.

Thai authorities block Bangkok march on coup anniversary

May 22, 2018

Police have blocked a march by Thai pro-democracy activists protesting four years of military rule and calling for elections this year

French public service workers strike again over job cuts

May 22, 2018

French public services workers have gone on strike as part of their protest a government plan to cut 120,000 jobs by 2022.

Mayor in Russia's fourth-largest city abruptly resigns

May 22, 2018

The mayor of Russia's fourth-largest city has stepped down to protest a government-promoted law which scrapped mayoral elections

Protesters shut down commercial bridge linking Mexico, Texas

May 22, 2018

At least 200 demonstrators have blocked a major commercial bridge between Mexico and Texas to protest the disappearance of dozens of people in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas

Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

May 21, 2018

Venezuela's fractured opposition has emerged even more powerless after an election it boycotted propelled socialist President Nicolas Maduro to an easy victory amid a crushing economic crisis

Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

May 21, 2018

Paraguay opens its new embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of US and Guatemala

Commission says Nicaraguan government violated human rights

May 21, 2018

Investigators from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights say that the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega violated human rights through the excessive use of force against street demonstrations

Palestinian crowd pelts US vehicle with eggs

May 21, 2018

A small group of Palestinian protesters in the West Bank has pelted an American diplomatic vehicle with eggs to protest the recent move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

Poland's Walesa visits disabled protesters in parliament

May 21, 2018

Former Polish president and anti-communist leader Lech Walesa meets with disabled people who have been staging a sit-in in parliament for over a month, offering them his solidarity


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