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Robert Mugabe lambasts Zimbabwe judges over protests

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has criticised judges who give permission for anti-government protests which later turn violent. He said the judges showed a reckless disregard for peace, and warned that they should not dare to be negligent when making decisions. The opposition has accused him of trying to intimidate the judiciary. On Monday, opposition supporters are going to court to ...

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Hong Kong votes in first major poll since pro-democracy protests

Voting is due to start in the first major elections in Hong Kong since pro-democracy protests in 2014. The main parties competing are divided by their stances on the territory’s relationship with Beijing. Voters will choose 35 lawmakers based on geographical constituencies and 35 people to represent selected trades. The city has partial democracy and not everybody can vote for ...

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Protests over huge N Dakota oil pipeline

More than 100 protesters have gathered in Washington DC to express their fears about a huge oil pipeline which will cross four states in the western US. The $ 3.7bn (£2.8bn) Dakota Access pipeline has prompted huge protests, notably in North Dakota where Native Americans have halted its construction. It will run 1,168 miles through Iowa, Illinois, and North and ...

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Scott Walker Activates National Guard After Destructive Protests in Milwaukee

Photo: AP On Sunday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker declared a state of emergency in Milwaukee County and activated the state’s National Guard in response to violent unrest that broke out in Milwaukee Saturday night following the fatal shooting of a black man by police, The Wall Street Journal reports. http://gawker.com/cops-and-prote… “I join Milwaukee’s leaders and citizens in calling for continued ...

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Taiwan protests at 'forced deportation' from Kenya to China

Taiwan has protested against the “forced” deportation of five Taiwanese citizens who were acquitted of charges of organised crime from Kenya to China. Taiwanese officials said the five were flown to China despite a Kenyan court order for them to return to Taiwan. Chinese authorities said they were suspected of telecoms fraud which targeted people in mainland China, and should ...

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Ethiopia protests: 'Nearly 100 killed' in Oromia and Amhara

Nearly 100 people were killed in the weekend’s protests in Ethiopia as demonstrators clashed with security forces in different parts of the country, Amnesty International says. The rights group says the most deadly incident happened in Bahir Dar, where at least 30 people died on Sunday. The authorities have said seven died in Bahir Dar and that security forces were ...

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Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Complains That Police Protests 'Depress' Cops

Ray Kelly proves that just because you leave your job as New York City police commissioner, sadly it doesn’t mean you exit the public spotlight forever. Gothamist reported that Kelly, who now works in the private sector as an executive at K2 Intelligence, went on John Gambling’s AM 970 radio show this weekend to speak about policing issues in New ...

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FBI Releases 18 Hours of Spy Plane Video From the Freddie Gray Protests

GIF FBI surveillance video taken during the Freddie Gray protests in 2015 The FBI has just released over 18 hours of surveillance video from the protests in Baltimore that followed the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. The release comes in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by the ACLU and gives a sense of how much visual ...

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Zimbabwe pastor Evan Mawarire calls for more protests

A Zimbabwean pastor who was briefly detained after organising a nationwide strike last week has called on people to keep protesting. Evan Mawarire told the BBC people should stay at home as part of a campaign against corruption, economic mismanagement and unemployment. He said the campaign was serious about wanting change. Mr Mawarire was freed on Wednesday when a court ...

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ACLU Sues Baton Rouge Police Over Response to Alton Sterling Protests

On Wednesday, the ACLU of Louisiana and four other groups filed a lawsuit against the City of Baton Rouge, its police department and several other area law enforcement agencies, accusing authorities of violating the constitutional rights of protesters demonstrating against the shooting of Alton Sterling. About 200 marchers have been arrested in Baton Rouge since Sterling was killed by police ...

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