Violent clashes between police and protesters at French anti-reservoir protest

Thousands of environmental activists in Western France clashed with police on Saturday during a demonstration against irrigation reservoirs in the rural community of Sainte-Soline. According to the latest count provided by the local public prosecutor’s office, seven injured demonstrators were treated by the emergency services, three of whom were treated as absolute emergencies and hospitalised; … Read more

New violent clashes in France in water protest (VIDEO)

New violent clashes in France in water protest (VIDEO)

French security forces again clashed with protesters Saturday as campaigners sought to stop the construction of reservoirs for the agricultural industry in the southwest of the country, AFP correspondents said, Trend reports citing Al Arabiya. The violent scenes in Saite-Soline in western France came after days of violent protests nationwide over President Emmanuel Macron’s pension … Read more

Over 1 million protest Macron’s pension reform across France — RT World News

More than 450 people were arrested and some 440 officers wounded amid clashes in Paris and elsewhere France saw its largest protest so far against President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform on Thursday, with more than a million people taking to the streets across the country. The gatherings started peacefully, but were marred by violence in … Read more

Hong Kong orders takedown of protest artwork as police interrogate labor activists — Radio Free Asia

The Hong Kong government has ordered the removal of a digital billboard installation containing the names of those who took part in the 2019 protest movement, while national security police have detained at least six former members of a now-disbanded pro-democracy labor union for questioning. A piece by U.S. digital artist Patrick Amadon titled “No … Read more

Africa: Calm Down – How a Nigerian Singer and a Cameroonian Dancer Inspired a Powerful Protest in Iran

On 8 March 2023, five teenage girls uploaded on social media a video of themselves performing the Calm Down Dance Challenge. This is the choreography for the first verse of the Afrobeats hit Calm Down by Nigerian singer Rema (Divine Ikubor). The girls were following people across the world who’ve made this dance challenge go … Read more

France protest arrests: Are the police abusing the legal system?

Hundreds of demonstrators have been taken into custody in France in the past week in response to major protests erupting all across the country against the government’s pension reform. After the first spontaneous rally on 16 March, 292 people were taken into custody and presented to the public prosecutor’s office, to receive a caution. But … Read more

Adani Group: Chhattisgarh tribes’ year-long protest against tycoon’s coal mine

The village of Hariharpur in the state of Chhattisgarh stands on the precipice of two discordant worlds. To its east, the myriad greys of the decade-old Parsa East Kete Basan (PEKB) open cast coal mine, operated by the Adani Group, stretch as far as the eye can see. To the other side of this hamlet … Read more

Most Trump supporters think protest call is a January 6 ‘trap’ – poll — RT World News

The former US president’s plea for followers to ‘protest, protest, protest’ his anticipated arrest will get them in trouble, they said Taking to the streets to protest the predicted arrest of former US president Donald Trump would be walking into a trap similar to the January 6, 2021 ‘Stop the Steal’ debacle, according to a … Read more

Italy’s liquefied natural gas ship sails into a storm of protest

A ship that will help Italy reduce its reliance on Russian energy sailed into a storm of protest on Sunday, with demonstrators claiming it poses a risk to the environment and a threat to tourism revenues. In common with many European countries, Italy’s demand for gas had been met by supplies from Russia through transcontinental … Read more