Protesters block Polish parliament over media freedom

Protesters block Polish parliament over media freedom

Thousands of Warsaw residents joined in a spontaneous protest in front of Poland’s parliament against a plan by the conservative ruling party to limit reporters’ access to legislators. Mobilized by the civic movement, the Committee for the Defense of Democracy, or KOD, the crowd on Friday waved white-and-red national flags and chanted “Free media!” in […]

Nigeria military accused of killing at least 150 pro-Biafra protesters

Nigeria military accused of killing at least 150 pro-Biafra protesters

Nigeria’s military has killed at least 150 peaceful protesters in a “chilling campaign” to repress renewed demands to create a breakaway state of Biafra in the southeast, Amnesty International said Thursday. The military denied any “killing of defenseless agitators.” Security forces have “exercised maximum restraint” in response to violent protesters who in May killed five […]

‘Don’t be afraid’, Trump tells protesters as he outlines plans to deport millions

‘Don’t be afraid’, Trump tells protesters as he outlines plans to deport millions

  Donald Trump sought in his first televised interview as president-elect to reassure Americans fearful of a crackdown on minorities — while assuring his core supporters he will not let them down on gun rights, abortion or immigration. The Republican billionaire — whose shock election on a populist and anti-immigration platform has spurred days of […]

Brazilian police clash with protesters at mass anti-Temer rally

Brazilian police clash with protesters at mass anti-Temer rally

Police in Brazil’s biggest city clashed with protesters who marched to reject the new president Sunday, five days after Dilma Rousseff was ousted as leader of South America’s biggest nation. Sao Paulo authorities said they were forced to use tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons to stop vandalism after an “initially peaceful” demonstration against […]

Police and protesters clash as Olympic torch passes through Rio

Police and protesters clash as Olympic torch passes through Rio

Police used rubber bullets and pepper spray against protesters as the Olympic torch passed through a poor suburb of Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, two days before South America’s first Olympic Games open under tight security. Some 85,000 police, soldiers and security personnel will be deployed in Rio, more than double the amount in London […]