Teen who taunted Native American man at march defends his actions

The MAGA hat-wearing teen who went viral over the weekend — after he was caught on camera smiling and staring down an elderly Native American war vet at the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington — has come forward to defend his actions. “I am providing this factual account of what happened on Friday afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial to correct […]

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Clashes break out in France as 'yellow vests' stage latest protest

PARIS (Reuters) – Clashes broke out throughout France on Saturday, as an estimated 84,000 “yellow vests” demonstrators took to the streets in a 10th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government. The demonstrations passed off relatively peacefully in Paris where 7,000 turned up, although Reuters Television reporters saw scuffles briefly break out between police and demonstrators, some wearing […]

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Sudan protesters, police clash as anti-Bashir unrest spreads

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Stone-throwing Sudanese demonstrators battled security forces in Khartoum on Thursday, witnesses said, and a child and a doctor were reported killed at the start of a fifth week of protests against President Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year rule. Protests also broke out in six other cities in some of the most widespread disturbances since the unrest began on Dec. […]

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Tunisia austerity protests go on amid wave of arrests

Dozens of protesters rallied in Tunis on Friday to demand the government cancel recent austerity measures. Anti-austerity protests are continuing in Tunisia, as dozens of mainly young people rallied in front of the country’s parliament to reiterate their demand to cancel a contentious budget law. Activists with the Fech Nestannew (What are we waiting for?) protest movement chanted “work, freedom and […]

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Iran prosecutor blames CIA, Israel, Saudi for protests

CIA and Mossad agents planned the unrest in Iran with financial support from Saudi Arabia, chief prosecutor says. A CIA agent was the “main projector” of deadly demonstrations in Iran with assistance from Israel and Saudi Arabia, the country’s chief prosecutor alleged on Thursday. Planning for the plot – dubbed “Consequential Convergence Doctrine” – was initiated four years ago by […]

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Launching national debate, Macron makes another faux pas about the poor

GRAND-BOURGTHEROULDE, France (Reuters) – France’s Emmanuel Macron began a national debate on Tuesday meant to calm protests against high living costs, but he may have started on the wrong foot by suggesting some poor people were “screwing” with the system. The president paid a surprise visit to a village in Normandy on his way to what was the first of […]

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Renewed yellow vest protests hit with police water cannon, tear gas in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to repel “yellow vest” demonstrators from around the Arc de Triomphe monument on Saturday in the ninth straight weekend of protests against French President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms. Thousands of protesters also marched noisily but peacefully through the Grands Boulevards shopping area in northern Paris close to where a […]

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Labour activists and unionists are accused of hypocrisy

Labour activists and unionists are accused of hypocrisy over rail fare hike protests after Chris Grayling points out party increased prices by 10% in a year while they were in power Jeremy Corbyn had branded the latest hike as a ‘national disgrace’  Chris Grayling said unions had been demanding inflation-busting pay This includes a staggering pay deal which will see […]

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Sudanese security forces use tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudanese security forces fired tear gas and stun grenades at anti-government protesters in Khartoum and other cities on Friday, the tenth day of demonstrations sparked by an economic crisis. Protests over rising prices, shortages of basic commodities and a cash crunch erupted in the city of Atbara over a week ago and quickly spread to cities across […]

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Bosnian police release grieving father, ban new protests

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – A grieving Bosnian Serb father who was released from detention on Wednesday said he would continue to lead protests demanding the truth about the death of his son, defying a police ban. The police in Bosnia’s autonomous Serb Republic arrested Davor Dragicevic and several other people on Tuesday, including his former wife and opposition politicians, during scuffles […]

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