Tag: protests

[LIVE] WOMEN’S MARCH ON D.C. DRAWS HUGE CROWDS

Beyoncé, Amber Rose, Amy Schumer, Chrissy Teigen, Katy Perry, Michael Moore have shown up and the crowds are huge. Watch live below or choose one of our other News Streams. The Women’s March on Washington is underway one of numerous women’s marches around the country. The message: “women’s rights are human rights.” Women’s March on…

Protesters Make Their Mark On Trump’s Inauguration

Several protesters are bearing signs reading “Let freedom ring” and “Free Palestine,” pitching diverse causes but united against the incoming president demonstrated in the early hours of Inauguration Day, intent on making their mark as Donald Trump prepared to take office. Dozens lined up across a security checkpoint near the Capitol, some wearing orange jumpsuits…

Rain falls on Hong Kong’s #UmbrellaRevolution

Protesters in Hong Kong have defied heavy rain as they continue to gather on the eve of China’s October 1st National Day, a major public holiday celebrated across the country, to protest the city’s embattled chief executive and to fight for democratic elections.

Hong Kong Erupts Into Chaos [VIDEO]

Hong Kong Erupts Into Chaos [VIDEO] Hong Kong police fired tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets on pro-democracy protesters after a sit-in that began Friday escalated into demonstrations involving as many as tens of thousands of people over the weekend. Cheung Tak-keung, assistant commissioner of police for operations, said in a press conference Monday…

‘Flood Wall Street’ Protesters Arrested

Several dozen protesters were arrested in New York’s financial district after hundreds of them, many clad in blue, occupied the corner of Wall Street and Broadway on Monday to protest what they saw as the financial sector’s role in promoting investments in planet-polluting industries. The “Flood Wall Street” protest kicked off with a rally in…

Protests in Philadelphia over delayed response time to fatal fire

Dozens of people gathered for protests in southwest Philadelphia, where a weekend fire killed four children and consumed a stretch of row houses. Fire dispatch records show several factors affected a timely response to the fire. The fire department’s response is now the focus of demonstrations in the neighborhood. Several people were reportedly detained after…

400 Arrested In Protest Of Keystone XL Pipeline

An estimated 1,000 people, most of whom were college-aged, protested the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline in front of the White House yesterday. And as protests go, theirs was pretty creative. Some fastened themselves with plastic ties to the fence of the White House, and others in white jumpsuits splashed themselves in black paint and laid…

Ukraine arrest warrant for ex-leader Yanukovych

Ukraine has issued a warrant for the arrest of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, the interim interior minister has announced. Arsen Avakov said on Facebook that a criminal case had been opened against Mr Yanukovych and other officials over “mass murder of peaceful citizens”. > “An official case for the mass murder of peaceful citizens has…

Venezuela threatens to expel CNN over protest coverage

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has threatened to expel the US news network CNN from the country over its reporting of recent protests there. Mr Maduro said he would take action if CNN did not “rectify its coverage”. Earlier, Mr Maduro said he was sending troops to the western state of Tachira, where there has been…

Ukraine: Protesters capture 67 police in Kiev

Fearing that a call for a truce was a ruse, protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraine’s embattled capital. Government snipers shot back and the almost-medieval melee that ensued left at least 33 people dead. Video footage on Ukrainian television showed shocking scenes Thursday of protesters being cut down by gunfire,…

Egypt’s Military Gives Politicians A 48-Hour Ultimatum

Egypt’s military on Monday gave the country’s political parties an ultimatum to hold a meeting within 48 hours after 16 people were killed and more than 700 injured during mass protests against the government of President Mohammed Morsi. nbc news