Tag: Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

2 Proud Boys Sentenced to 4 Years in Brawl With Anti-Fascists at Republican Club

Two members of the far-right Proud Boys were each sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday by a State Supreme Court judge in Manhattan who criticized their participation in a “political street fight” last year on the Upper East Side. The defendants, Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman, were among ten men who prosecutors said […]

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Chile Learns the Price of Economic Inequality

Chile is often praised as a capitalist oasis, a prospering and stable nation on a continent where both prosperity and stability have been in short supply. But that prosperity has accumulated mostly in the hands of a lucky few. As a result, Chile has one of the highest levels of economic inequality in the developed […]

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Two UConn Students Arrested After Repeatedly Shouting Racial Slur, Officials Say

Two white students at the University of Connecticut were arrested by campus police on Monday night, 10 days after they were captured on video repeatedly shouting a racist slur outside student apartments, the university said. The students, Jarred Karal and Ryan Mucaj, both 21, were charged with ridicule on account of creed, religion, color, denomination, […]

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1, 2, 3, 4, Trump Can’t Rule Us Anymore

All over the world right now, outraged citizens are taking to the streets. Mass protests in Hong Kong have been going on for months, at one point drawing about a quarter of the territory’s population. For the last five days, hundreds of thousands of people have been marching against austerity and corruption in Lebanon, and […]

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Coddling of ‘Gold-Spoon’ Children Shakes South Korea’s Political Elite

SEOUL, South Korea — The biggest political crisis of President Moon Jae-in of South Korea — weeks of large protests that have tarnished his image and forced his justice minister to resign — started with an obscure medical research paper. The paper, published by a team of university researchers in the Korean Journal of Pathology […]

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Chile Unrest Spreads, With 8 Deaths Reported in Violence

Violence and looting continued to rock Chile on Sunday, resulting in at least eight deaths as stores and other establishment were set alight despite the imposition of a state of emergency in at least six cities. The demonstrations started over a subway fare increase two weeks ago, which President Sebastián Piñera canceled on Saturday night. […]

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‘There Is No Hope’: Crisis Pushes Haiti to Brink of Collapse

Haitians say the violence and economic stagnation stemming from a clash between the president and the opposition are worse than anything they have ever experienced. ImageProtesters last week in Les Cayes, Haiti, surrounded a vehicle that had been burned in a previous demonstration. Impassable roads have contributed to the country’s emergency. LÉOGÂNE, Haiti — The […]

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It’s Time for an Americans’ March

On Nov. 9, 2016, the day after Donald Trump’s election, Obamacare looked to be doomed. Millions of Americans, it seemed, were going to lose their health insurance. Trump had campaigned on a promise to repeal the law, as had many other Republicans, and their party was about to control every branch of the federal government. […]

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Indonesian President Is Sworn In Amid High Security and Protest Ban

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, was sworn in for a second term on Sunday with little public fanfare as security forces were on high alert and protests were prohibited in a sign of mounting public frustration with his government. In his inaugural speech to Parliament, Mr. Joko, a former furniture manufacturer […]

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In Hong Kong, Petrol Bombs, Masks and … Goodbye Letters.

“When you find this letter, I might have already been arrested or killed.” This is how a 22-year-old protester in Hong Kong began what he worries could be the last letter to his family. He used the pseudonym “Nobody”; like most of the young people who have been confronting the police on the front lines, […]

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Hong Kong Protesters Plan to March Despite Attacks and Police Ban

Video As violence escalates between demonstrators and the police in Hong Kong, protesters have started writing “last letters” to their loved ones, in case they don’t return. These notes chronicle the mental and emotional state of frontliners coming to terms with risking death for their beliefs.CreditCreditOrlando de Guzman/The New York Times HONG KONG — Protesters […]

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Anti-Brexit Protesters Descend on London as Parliament Debates

LONDON — As lawmakers huddled inside the House of Commons on Saturday to debate Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, huge crowds of protesters gathered outside the Palace of Westminster to demand that voters be given the final say on Brexit. Organizers said they hoped to draw more than a million protesters, which would make […]

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Chile Declares State of Emergency Amid Looting and Arson in Capital

SANTIAGO, Chile — President Sebastián Piñera of Chile declared a state of emergency in the capital after protests against public transportation fare hikes devolved into looting and arson targeting subway stations, banks and buses on Friday night. The demonstrations began earlier this week as a campaign by high school students, who jumped subway turnstiles to […]

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Commuters Drag Climate Activists From London Trains

LONDON — A bearded man wearing a suit walks on the roof of a London Underground train as a crowd of clearly infuriated commuters yell and point at him. A few seconds later, another man leaps up and grabs his legs as the protester tries to kick him off. They both fall, and the protester […]

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Why the Protests in Hong Kong May Have No End in Sight

HONG KONG — Resolving the increasingly violent protests in Hong Kong will most likely fall to an influential group of Beijing’s local allies. The trouble: They don’t agree on much. The fissures raise the likelihood that unrest in Hong Kong could fester for months or even years. That could further hurt the city’s economy, create […]

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Abiy Ahmed Won the Nobel Peace Prize. Now He Needs to Earn It.

Some honors come too late; others too early. Others still risk scuttling the efforts they are rewarding. Last week Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for, the Nobel committee said, “his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea” and starting “important reforms that give many citizens […]

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LeBron James Faces Backlash Unseen Since ‘The Decision’

It has been almost a decade since the last time LeBron James faced widespread backlash. Fans in Cleveland burned his jersey. They threw rocks at a billboard with his face on it. James was maligned as a narcissist by Dan Gilbert, the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, in a letter that was widely mocked. And […]

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Hong Kong Protesters Are Targeting Starbucks. Apple Could Be Next.

HONG KONG — One company is the world’s largest coffee chain. Another runs a Japanese restaurant empire. A third makes some of the most popular online games on the planet. The global businesses — Starbucks, Yoshinoya and Activision Blizzard — would seem far removed from the political discontent in Hong Kong. But to some of […]

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What’s Happening With the Hong Kong Protests?

At first, the hundreds of thousands of peaceful Hong Kong demonstrators who took to the streets this June were focused on contentious, local legislation that would have allowed extraditions to the Chinese mainland. But as the list of demands grew in the semiautonomous territory, and as clashes between the police and the protesters increased, the […]

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