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Iraqi protesters storm parliament (VIDEOS)

A large crowd of protesters forced its way into Iraq’s parliament building, demonstrating against government corruption and a prime minister candidate nominated some 10 months after the country’s last federal election. The demonstrators were captured on film as they marched into parliament on Wednesday afternoon, many seen carrying Iraqi flags …

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Protesters storm president’s residence

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has reportedly had to flee his residence in the capital, Colombo, as thousands of protesters encircled the compound, demanding his resignation.  A local source told AFP on Saturday that the head of state was “escorted to safety,” with troops firing warning shots to keep protesters …

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Pro-choice protesters teargassed outside Arizona Capitol

Police fired volleys of teargas to disperse pro-choice protesters outside the state capitol building in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday night. Video posted on social media appears to show officers firing teargas through the windows. “Troopers deployed tear gas after a crowd of protesters repeatedly pounded on the glass doors of …

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WATCH Protesters confront congressman over Ukraine aid and Davos title

Right-wing protesters heckled Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw at the Republican Party of Texas convention on Saturday, accusing the congressman of doing the World Economic Forum’s bidding and mockingly calling him “Eyepatch McCain.” Social media activist Alex Stein approached Crenshaw as he entered the convention in Houston. As Crenshaw’s staff and …

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Protesters oppose Japan 2030 Winter Olympics bid

Protesters gathered in Tokyo and Sapporo on Sunday to voice their opposition to Japan’s ambitions to host the 2030 Winter Olympics.  The Associated Press reported that around 50 people gathered in each city holding “No Olympics” banners and attempted to argue their case with other members of the public who …

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Protesters besiege Foreign Ministry building

The Armenian capital has seen clashes and arrests with demonstrators, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, blockading the Foreign Ministry building. Anti-government unrest reignited in Armenia a month ago over the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, with the opposition accusing Pashinyan of trying to give the disputed region away to Azerbaijan. …

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Scores of protesters detained in Armenia

More than 200 protesters have been detained on Monday in the Armenian capital of Yerevan during mass protests sparked by recent remarks by the country’s prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, about the longstanding Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The weekend saw thousands of opposition supporters gather in central Yerevan as part of a campaign …

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Bill Gates addresses ‘crazy’ anti-vax protesters

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates commented on anti-vaccine activists and conspiracy theories during a recent speech in Canada, insisting his efforts have “saved tens of millions of lives” as protesters gathered outside the event to denounce him.   After delivering a talk on how to stop the next health crisis at the …

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