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England: Riot police clash with protesters over parliament bill that restricts street protests

Thousands of demonstrators had converged on the city centre in Bristol, southwest England ignoring COVID-19 restrictions, to protest against a government bill going through parliament that would give police new powers to restrict street protests. The local force, Avon and Somerset Police, said the demonstration began peacefully but was later turned into a violent disorder […]

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Myanmar: Anti-coup protesters remain defiant as military violence continues

Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar maintained their dogged opposition to military rule on Sunday despite a rising death toll, with two more people killed. The country has been in turmoil since the military overthrew an elected government on February 1, bringing an end to 10 years of tentative democratic reform. One man was shot dead and […]

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Myanmar military resort to information blackout to contain growing decent

Myanmar military sealed off several areas in capital Yangon and imposed an information blackout in quest to contain decent. More than 200 people have been killed in protests since the military seized power in a February 1 coup, according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. Bachelet said the death toll could be […]

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Thailand books pro-democracy activists under controversial law for criticising the royal family

Thailand revived its controversial law against criticising the royal family in an attempt to curb months of anti-government protests. Several activists have been summoned to face charges under the lèse-majesté law, which carries a sentence of up to 15 years in prison for each count. On Tuesday, a prominent student activist, 22-year-old Parit Chiwarak, said […]

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Belarus Unrest: More than 100,000 take part in mass rally in Minsk

Opposition supporters rallied in Belarus capital Minsk, two weeks after a disputed election gave President Alexander Lukashenko another term in office. Tens of thousands filled the central square despite a heavy police presence. The protesters say Mr Lukashenko stole the election and want him to resign. Many were carrying the opposition’s red and white flags, […]

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Hong Kong Police arrests dozens of protesters marking first anniversary of pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong police arrested 53 people during protests on Tuesday evening that saw hundreds of activists take to the streets, at times blocking roads in the heart of the global financial hub, before police fired pepper spray to disperse crowds. The protests, called to mark a year of sometimes violent pro-democracy rallies in the former […]