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Protest Leader Charged as Belarus’ President Disparages Discontent as a U.S. Plot

MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian leader on Wednesday sought to disparage protesters demanding his resignation for a sixth straight week following a disputed election by accusing the United States of fomenting the unrest. In a long speech to top officials, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko ranted against the alleged U.S.-led plan to destabilize the country and…

Belarusian demonstration leader detained while attempting to leave nation

A top Belarusian opposition figure has been detained while trying to cross into neighboring Ukraine, Belarusian state media reported Tuesday after weeks of protest over a disputed election result.Concerns over Maria Kolesnikova's whereabouts grew on Monday, with independent Belarusian media outlet Tut.by reporting that she was kidnapped and forced into a car by masked men…

Thousands oppose killing of Breonna Taylor at Kentucky Derby

An airplane circled above Churchill Downs on Saturday, flying a banner behind it: "Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor," it said. The 146th Kentucky Derby became a surreal distillation of the crises facing the country in 2020, in the hometown of Taylor, a 26-year-old Black emergency medical technician shot dead in her home in…

Demonstrators protest death of Black man restrained by N.Y. police using a hood

Dozens of demonstrators in Rochester, N.Y., protested into the night Wednesday over an incident that saw police put a hood over the head of a Black man who died seven days later, per the New York Times.Details: New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday her office was investigating the March 30 death of Daniel…

Thousands object Mauritian federal government’s handling of oil spill

Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Thousands of people marched through the Mauritian capital Saturday to protest the government's handling of a massive oil spill that has leaked an estimated 1,000 oil into the waters around the island nation since the end of July. Some wore black and waved the national flag, where others wore T-shirts bearing…

Protest in Mauritius over oil spill, lots of dead dolphins

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Honking and drumming, thousands of people protested Saturday in the capital of Mauritius over the government’s handling of an oil spill from a grounded Japanese ship and the alarming discovery of dozens of dead dolphins in recent days.The protesters waved the country’s flag and held up signs with messages such as “You…

The internet of protest is being built on single-page websites

On Sunday evening, Jacob Blake was shot in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. By Tuesday, a 16-year-old Texan, Kel, had built a one-page website, Justice for Jacob Blake, that offered context, templates for contacting officials, mental-health resources, and donation links. To build it, Kel turned to Carrd, a simple tool that lets anyone…

Kenosha protest shooting suspect attended a Trump rally in January

MSNBC National Security Analysts Clint Watts reacts to the headline, first reported by BuzzFeed News, that the suspect accused of killing two people at protests against the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, attended a Trump rally in January.Aug. 27, 2020

How Hong Kong’s protest movement went global

August 23, 2020💡The Big Idea” descriptionHong Kong’s protest movement has gone global by leveraging the momentum of protests to gain international support in its battle to protect the city’s freedoms. Here’s the TLDR to our field guide on the global fight for Hong Kong.Enrich your perspective. Embolden your work. Become a Quartz member.Your membership supports…

Portland demonstration turns violent, federal police clear plaza

PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal authorities on Saturday forced demonstrators away from a plaza near a federal building as dueling demonstrations in Portland by right-wing and left-wing protesters turned violent.The area includes county and federal buildings and has been the site of numerous recent protests.Department of Homeland Security officers moved through the plaza across from an…

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