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Three peacekeepers killed in anti-UN protests

Three UN peacekeepers and seven demonstrators were killed, and at least 50 more people injured in the riots in Goma, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Tuesday. A mob stormed the headquarters and logistics center of the MONUSCO mission in the eastern Congolese city, forcing the …

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Deaths, injuries reported amid mass protests in Uzbekistan

Massive protests have engulfed north-western Uzbekistan on Friday as the Central Asian nation planned to revoke certain rights from its largest autonomous region as part of planned constitution changes. The standoff between the protesters and the law enforcement has apparently turned violent as videos on social media showed people supposedly …

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Democrat lawmakers encourage pro-abortion protests

Democratic lawmakers have called for mass protests after the US Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade, a landmark case underpinning federal abortion protections for nearly five decades, with some reps urging supporters to go to “war” over the issue. The court’s decision to overturn the 1973 case on Friday was …

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Rising cost of living sparks massive protests in UK and Ireland

Thousands of protesters marched in London on Saturday, accusing the government of failing to tackle the rapidly rising cost of living in the UK. Similar marches took place in multiple Irish cities, where citizens are facing the same struggles. Demonstrators marched from Portland Place to Parliament Square in the British …

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India faces wave of widening protests

Angry crowds have taken to the streets of India over the past two days to protest the government’s proposed overhaul of the country’s military recruitment system, which critics say could lead to unemployment and compromised security. As reported by Reuters, protests first flared up in the eastern state of Bihar …

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Greek opposition protests Ukraine weapons deal

Greece’s largest opposition party on Tuesday protested the announcement by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that Athens would be sending Soviet-era armored vehicles to Ukraine.  The “ring swap,” in which Germany would send newer vehicles to Greece in exchange, enables Berlin to keep its distance from the conflict in Ukraine.  “We …

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Anti-gun protests rock NRA convention

Anti-gun protesters picketed the NRA’s annual convention in Houston, Texas, on Friday, demanding the government ban so-called ‘assault weapons.’ Despite the convention coming three days after a shooter killed 19 children and two adults in a Texas elementary school, speakers and attendees at the convention insisted that they wouldn’t surrender …

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Five reportedly killed at protests over soaring food prices

Protests sweeping Iran over surging food prices have left five people dead, according to media reports. Officials in Tehran have provided no confirmation of potential casualties. The unrest follows the government’s decision to cut food import subsidies, as part of an austerity package unveiled by President Ebrahim Raisi earlier this …

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Protests kick off over plans to demolish Soviet memorial

Several hundred people attempted to gather outside Riga’s town hall on Friday as the legislature in the Latvian capital convened for an extraordinary meeting to consider demolishing a monument to Soviet soldiers who liberated the city from Nazi occupation. The move was ultimately supported by an overwhelming majority of lawmakers. …

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White House comments on Supreme Court protests

President Joe Biden’s US government has declared that lurking outside the homes of Supreme Court justices in order to protest their presumed stance on reversing the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the US is not morally conscionable. White House press secretary Jen Psaki released a statement on Monday acknowledging …

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