CBI charges 30 anti-Vedanta protesters over 2018 protests in Thoothukudi

Indian federal police have charged 30 people with rioting and other offences after an environmental protest at Vedanta Ltd’s copper mine in 2018 turned deadly, with police shooting dead 12 protesters. The incident, the deadliest environmental protest in India in a decade, was condemned by a working group of United … Read more

Iran’s security forces clash with anti-government protesters in several provinces By Reuters

© Reuters. By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian security forces fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters in several provinces on Thursday, according to posts on social media, as protests triggered by rising food prices continued to spread. Iranians took to the streets last week after a cut in food subsidies … Read more

Sri Lanka opposition, protesters push anti-govt campaign despite new PM By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ranil Wickremesinghe, newly appointed prime minister, arrives at a Buddhist temple after his swearing-in ceremony amid the country’s economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo By Uditha Jayasinghe and Alasdair Pal COLOMBO (Reuters) -Sri Lanka’s main opposition party joined anti-government protesters on Friday in rejecting the … Read more

mahinda rajapaksa: Lawyer moves court for arrest of ex-Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa for attack on protesters

A lawyer has moved a Sri Lankan court seeking direction to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to immediately arrest seven persons, including former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa while alleging conspiracy to commit criminal intimidation and abetting attack on a peaceful protest in front of the Temple Trees and Galle Face earlier this week. According to … Read more

Sri Lanka protesters vow to continue anti-government campaign despite new PM By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ranil Wickremesinghe, newly appointed prime minister, arrives at a Buddhist temple after his swearing-in ceremony amid the country’s economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo By Uditha Jayasinghe and Alasdair Pal COLOMBO (Reuters) -Sri Lanka’s new prime minister will begin forming a unity government on Friday, … Read more

Abortion-rights protesters rally in U.S., spurred by draft Supreme Court opinion By Reuters

© Reuters. Police officers direct the setup of barricades outside the U.S. Supreme Court during a protest, after the leak of a draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion By Makini Brice and Tyler Clifford WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Protesters rallied … Read more

Canadian police face off with protesters opposed to Covid mandates

Police wearing helmets and shields made several arrests Friday night in Canada’s capital after facing off against protesters opposed to COVID-19 mandates. Big-rig trucks attempted to make their way to Parliament Hill as part of the Rolling Thunder rally, organised by Freedom Fighters Canada, a group dedicated to speaking out … Read more