Bali protests target major development
Aug25

Bali protests target major development

Not far from tourists sipping cocktails on Bali’s tropical, palm-fringed beaches, thousands of protesters in sarongs and headdresses waved banners and chanted during a noisy protest. It was an unusual sight on the “Island of the Gods”, which is better known for hordes of foreign visitors, its ancient Hindu culture and picture-postcard temples. But a proposed $15-billion project that involves constructing artificial...

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Cars burned north of Paris in third night of tension over death in police hands
Jul22

Cars burned north of Paris in third night of tension over death in police hands

Protesters angered by the death of a man in police hands earlier this week burned cars and garbage bins in an area north of Paris overnight, but tension seemed to be easing despite a third night of unrest, a local official said on Friday (July 22). The protests started on Tuesday night when 24-year-old Adama Traore died while being driven to a police station following his arrest over an altercation in the Val d’Oise area around...

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Protests against KFC, Apple iPhones slammed as irrational and disruptive
Jul21

Protests against KFC, Apple iPhones slammed as irrational and disruptive

Amid high tensions over the South China Sea, several Chinese cities have witnessed protests against KFC restaurants and other foreign imports. Although protesters are voicing support for China’s sovereignty in the South China Sea, the demonstrations have nevertheless been widely criticized as irrational and disruptive, particularly by state media. “Any action that promotes national development can rightfully be called patriotic. But...

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Protesters fire at police in standoff over custody death near Paris
Jul20

Protesters fire at police in standoff over custody death near Paris

Armed protesters fired at police, lightly wounding five, during overnight confrontations in an area north of Paris over the death of a young man in police custody, local officials said on Wednesday (July 20). Officials made no link to last week’s militant attack in the coastal city of Nice, in which nearly 90 people were killed by a speeding truck, but France and its security forces remain on tenterhooks. The protests in the Val...

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Hundreds protest in Nairobi over death of Kenyan rights lawyer
Jul04

Hundreds protest in Nairobi over death of Kenyan rights lawyer

About 300 people marched through the Kenyan capital on Monday (July 4) to protest over what they said was the extrajudicial killing by police of human rights lawyer, Willie Kimani, his client and their driver. Demonstrators carried a mock coffin emblazoned with the words “Stop extrajudicial killings.” Others wore T-shirts with the slogan “Stop police executions.” Some carried placards demanding Interior...

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