Tag: Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

F.B.I. Working on Mass Kidnapping in Haiti as Protests Against Lawlessness Erupt

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The F.B.I. and the State Department are working with the American Embassy in Haiti and local authorities to recover a group of 17 missionaries and their children who were kidnapped in Haiti, White House and law-enforcement officials said on Monday. “The president has been briefed and is receiving regular updates on what […]

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Protests Against Lawlessness Erupt in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Small, peaceful protests erupted across Haiti Monday morning, with groups taking to the streets and some burning tires and blocking roads with barricades, to demand that the government restore security in a country where many feel violence and crime have spiraled out of control. Calls for a broad strike emerged last week, […]

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Myanmar Announces Amnesty for Thousands of Anti-Coup Protesters

Myanmar’s ruling junta announced on Monday that it would free more than 5,600 anti-regime protesters this week in its first significant release of political prisoners since seizing power in a Feb. 1 coup. The junta said it was granting the prisoners amnesty to mark the Lighting Festival, a three-day holiday that begins on Tuesday. But […]

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Why Public Health Is in Crisis: Threats, Departures, New Laws

Many, particularly in conservative circles, have increasingly embraced individual rights over collective responsibilities, a trend that Dr. Rosner said is undercutting the notion of a social contract in which people work together to achieve a greater good. “It’s a depressing moment,” he said. “What makes a society if you can’t even get together around keeping […]

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Macron Commemorates 1961 Paris Police Killing of Algerian Protesters

But in a statement released shortly after the ceremony, Mr. Macron’s office fell short of doing so, instead holding only the Paris police responsible and refraining from calling the killings a massacre. “The crimes committed that night under the authority of Maurice Papon are inexcusable for the Republic,” the statement read, referring to the Paris […]

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Beirut, a City Where Everyone Gets By, Revisits Sectarian Violence

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Tony Nohra, a shopkeeper in a Christian neighborhood of Beirut, was receiving a shipment of yogurt on Friday, the day after sectarian clashes killed seven people in the city, and talking about how many Shiite Muslim friends he had. But when asked how the violence had begun, he snapped. “You have to […]

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Capitol Police Officer Charged With Obstructing Justice in Jan. 6 Case

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Capitol Police officer was arrested Friday on charges that he obstructed justice by telling a man who had entered the Capitol illegally during the Jan. 6 riot to delete evidence of his actions that day from his social media accounts. Michael A. Riley, 50, a member of the agency’s K-9 unit […]

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Italy Puts in Force Tough New Law Requiring Workers to Test or Vaccinate

ROME — Italy on Friday set a new bar for major Western democracies seeking to move beyond the pandemic by enacting a sweeping law that requires the nation’s entire work force — public and private — to have government-issued health passes, essentially forcing Italians to choose between getting a pass and earning a living. With […]

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Italy Enacts Law Requiring Workers to Test or Vaccinate

ROME — Italy on Friday set a new bar for major Western democracies seeking to move beyond the pandemic by enacting a sweeping law that requires the nation’s entire work force — public and private — to have government-issued health passes, essentially forcing Italians to choose between getting a pass and earning a living. With […]

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Bangladesh Strengthens Security as Violence Targets Hindu Festival

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Paramilitary forces spread through much of Bangladesh on Friday to help curb the worst communal violence in years targeting members of the Hindu minority as they celebrated their largest annual religious festival. At least four people have been confirmed to have died and more than 100 others wounded since Wednesday as violence […]

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Deadly Clashes in Beirut Escalate Fears Over Lebanon’s Dysfunction

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Armed clashes between sectarian militias transformed Beirut neighborhoods into a deadly war zone on Thursday, raising fears that violence could fill the void left by the near-collapse of the Lebanese state. Rival gunmen, chanting in support of their leaders, hid behind cars and dumpsters to fire automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades at […]

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Australia Is Still a ‘Free’ Country, Despite Our Covid Lockdowns

These anti-lockdown protests, never attended by more than a few thousand people, are small by Australian standards. And unlike Americans, Australians are not politically inclined to demands for liberty and choice as much as we are for fairness and solidarity. (The name of the national anthem is “Advance Australia Fair.”) As Australia’s First Nations people […]

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Narendra Modi’s Use of Antiterror Law Draws Scrutiny From Courts

NEW DELHI — The two women walked through the gate of India’s notorious Tihar prison raising their fists and chanting protest slogans. Their release on bail in June after spending a year in custody was unusual given the accusations they face: They have been charged with terrorism. Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita, student activists, were […]

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In Iraq Election, Shiite Cleric Who Fought U.S. Strengthens Power

BAGHDAD — Followers of a Shiite cleric whose fighters battled U.S. forces during the occupation made the biggest gains in Iraq’s parliamentary election,strengthening his hand in determining whether the country drifts further out of the American orbit. While independent candidates won some seats for the first time in a political landscape altered by anti-government protests, […]

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With Biden Agenda at Stake, Activists Target Sinema, Dividing Democrats

WASHINGTON — In the days after cellphone camera-toting protesters trailed Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona into a university restroom to confront her for opposing parts of President Biden’s agenda, top Senate Democrats drafted a statement of outrage on behalf of their centrist colleague. “Following someone into a bathroom and filming the encounter is plainly inappropriate, […]

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Jan. 6 Panel Issues More Subpoenas Focusing on Rally Before Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON — The special committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot issued three more subpoenas on Thursday, targeting organizers of the “Stop the Steal” rally that brought together many of the supporters of Donald J. Trump who went on to violently storm the Capitol. The subpoenas seek deposition testimony from Ali Abdul Akbar, also known as […]

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In Iraqi Elections, Guns and Money Still Dominate Politics

BAGHDAD — Outside the headquarters of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, one of the main Iranian-backed militias in Iraq, fighters have posted a giant banner showing the U.S. Capitol building swallowed up by red tents, symbols of a defining event in Shiite history. It’s election time in Iraq, and Asaib Ahl al-Haq — blamed for attacks on […]

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India Farm Protests Threaten to Worsen After 8 Killed

NEW DELHI — Eight people were killed on Sunday in an incident that protesting farmers said was the fault of a prominent Indian leader, as nearly yearlong demonstrations against a government revamp of the country’s agriculture laws threatened to enter a more volatile phase. The police have said they are investigating the deaths of four […]

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How the Pandemic is Fueling Global Discontent

September was turbulent: More than 200 Australians arrested during citywide protests and a temporary no-fly zone declared over Melbourne. Rubber bullets and tear gas unleashed by the Thai riot police into an angry crowd. Health care workers assaulted in Canada. Rallies of up to 150,000 people across the Netherlands. The pandemic has coincided with an […]

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How Students Fought a Book Ban and Won, for Now

“Every day it seemed to get bigger and bigger,” Ms. Ellis said. The committee that drew up the list in August 2020 was composed of faculty members, students, residents and board members reacting to the many protests that occurred following Mr. Floyd’s murder. When the board voted to keep the materials out of classrooms, it […]

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How a Racist Scandal at the F.D.N.Y. Led to Its Biggest Suspensions Ever

“Motivation in firefighting is largely a matter of team building,” one section read. “Team building encounters special problems when the team has to readjust to new members, minorities or females, or members who are problems because they do not behave.” Frank Dwyer, a department spokesman, confirmed that the guidance, which was originally written in 1997, […]

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The Artists Bringing Activism Into and Beyond Gallery Spaces

One of the more iconic progenitors of today’s data-driven activist art collectives is the Guerrilla Girls, which arose in 1985 amid a frustration with the commercialism of art. The Guerrilla Girls, who wear gorilla masks and use the names of deceased female artists as noms de guerre, targeted spectators in public with posters and slogans […]

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After Rape Accusations, Fraternities Face Protests and Growing Anger

Fraternity officials say that they understand the depth of the students’ anger about sexual assault, but that protesters are not seeing the whole picture. “We have our challenges no doubt, just like the governors of states, just like people who are in media, just like pro athletes, just like entertainment,” said Judson Horras, president and […]

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Roe v. Wade Is at Risk, and Americans Are Burned Out

This Saturday, there will be demonstrations across the country to protest Texas’ crowdsourced abortion ban and the Supreme Court’s refusal to enjoin it. It could be a broad mobilization. Rachel O’Leary Carmona, executive director of the Women’s March, part of the coalition organizing the protests, told me there are 650 marches planned nationwide. I’ll be […]

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Panel Subpoenas 11 in Capitol Riot Inquiry, Eyeing Jan. 6 Rally Planners

WASHINGTON — The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack issued 11 more subpoenas on Wednesday, targeting allies of President Donald J. Trump who were involved in the planning and organizing of the “Stop the Steal” rally that fueled the mob violence on Jan. 6. The subpoenas indicated that the committee was trying to delve […]

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How Hong Kong Censors Films to Protect National Security

HONG KONG — The director of “Far From Home,” a short, intimate film about a family caught in the tumult of the 2019 antigovernment protests in Hong Kong, had hoped to show off her work at a local film festival in June. Then the censors stepped in. They told the director, Mok Kwan-ling, that her […]

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