Tag Archives: Political and civil unrest

Myanmar charges doctors over civil disobedience protests

A state-run newspaper says Myanmar’s military junta has charged at least 19 medical doctors for participating in civil disobedience protests against the Feb. 1 coup ByThe Associated Press April 15, 2021, 1:30 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s ruling junta has charged at least 19 […]

Reports: Myanmar forces kill 82 in single day in city

Reports from Myanmar say at least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters ByThe Associated Press April 11, 2021, 3:30 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article YANGON — At least 82 people were killed in one day in a […]

Hong Kong activists plead guilty to joining democracy rally

Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including well-known publisher Jimmy Lai, have pleaded guilty to taking part in an unauthorized rally that led to violence between police and participants ByThe Associated Press April 7, 2021, 1:15 PM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HONG KONG — Three veteran Hong Kong pro-democracy […]

Exit polls point to first place for Bulgarian leader’s party

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s center-right GERB party appears the likely winner of parliamentary election, with several exit polls pointing to it finishing first By VESELIN TOSHKOV Associated Press April 4, 2021, 11:06 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SOFIA, Bugaria — The center-right GERB party led by Bulgaria’s […]

Hundreds rally in England and Wales over police legislation

Hundreds of people marched Saturday through central London and other cities across England and Wales to protest the British government’s plan to hand new powers to the police to tackle demonstrations ByThe Associated Press April 4, 2021, 12:19 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — Hundreds of people […]

Report: Myanmar forces fire on funeral; crackdown continues

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar security forces opened fire Sunday on a crowd attending the funeral of student who was killed on the bloodiest day yet of a crackdown on protests against last month’s coup, local media reported. The escalating violence — which took the lives of at least 114 people Saturday, including several children under […]

Bangladeshi protesters clash with police during strike

Bangladesh security forces have opened fire and used tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters who were enforcing a nationwide general strike they called to denounce violence at a previous protest over a visit by India’s prime minister By JULHAS ALAM Associated Press March 28, 2021, 12:28 PM • 2 min read DHAKA,Bangladesh — Bangladesh […]

Police in Belarus capital arrest more than 100 protesters

Police in the capital of Belarus have arrested more than 100 people who assembled for a protest march to call for the resignation of the country’s authoritarian president ByThe Associated Press March 27, 2021, 9:08 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KYIV, Ukraine — Police in the capital of […]

Hundreds arrested in Belarus ‘Freedom Day’ protest

Protesters calling for the resignation of Belarus’ authoritarian president have marched in small groups throughout the capital of Minsk ByThe Associated Press March 25, 2021, 8:53 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KYIV, Ukraine — Protesters calling for the resignation of Belarus’ authoritarian president marched in small groups Thursday […]

Navalny’s allies call for major rally across Russia

Supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are calling for a new massive protest across the country to demand his release ByThe Associated Press March 23, 2021, 12:08 PM • 2 min read MOSCOW — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s allies on Tuesday called for a new massive protest across the country to demand […]