Tag archive for ‘Protesters’
    Iran’s Leaders Soften Stance on Protesters
    By asif On Saturday, December 7th, 2019
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    Iran’s Leaders Soften Stance on Protesters

    Faced with a simmering fury in the country, Iran’s leaders on Wednesday abruptly softened their stance toward street protests that are believed to have left hundreds of civilians dead last month, the most lethal More...

    Iran Used Firearms in Deadly Crackdown on Protesters, Officials Admit
    By asif On Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
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    Iran Used Firearms in Deadly Crackdown on Protesters, Officials Admit

    Two weeks after protests gripped Iran — and quickly turned deadly — the government has acknowledged that security officers used firearms to quell the widespread demonstrations but it has denied unofficial More...

    Hong Kong Protesters Return in Force a Week After Vote Bolsters Their Cause
    By asif On Sunday, December 1st, 2019
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    Hong Kong Protesters Return in Force a Week After Vote Bolsters Their Cause

    HONG KONG — After a relative lull in the protests, thousands of pro-democracy activists turned out Sunday for three demonstrations a week after scoring a major victory in elections that were viewed as a broad More...

    Protesters in Iraq topple a prime minister but want more
    By asif On Saturday, November 30th, 2019
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    Protesters in Iraq topple a prime minister but want more

    FOR TWO months Iraq has been buffeted by big protests. Tens of thousands of people, angry over corruption, poor governance and a lack of jobs, have taken to the streets in Baghdad and the Shia south. The government More...

    Iraq Protesters Burn Down Iran Consulate in Night of Anger
    By asif On Thursday, November 28th, 2019
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    Iraq Protesters Burn Down Iran Consulate in Night of Anger

    BAGHDAD — Iraqi protesters in the southern city of Najaf burned down the Iranian Consulate there on Wednesday night in an outburst of anger at Iran, witnesses said. Video showed sizable crowds outside the consulate More...

    Hong Kong Violence Escalates as Police and Protesters Clash at University
    By asif On Monday, November 18th, 2019
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    Hong Kong Violence Escalates as Police and Protesters Clash at University

    HONG KONG — Hundreds of Hong Kong activists armed with firebombs and bows-and-arrows on Monday battled riot police who have laid a days-long siege to a university, the most violent confrontation yet in a half-year More...

    Hong Kong Police Break Out the Tear Gas Early, Sending Protesters Scrambling
    By asif On Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
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    Hong Kong Police Break Out the Tear Gas Early, Sending Protesters Scrambling

    HONG KONG—Police fired water cannons and tear gas early in the day in an effort to break up a pro-democracy demonstration that brought tens of thousands of people into the streets, showing recent government efforts More...

    Iraqi Protesters Flood Baghdad Square Despite Violent Crackdown
    By asif On Sunday, October 27th, 2019
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    Iraqi Protesters Flood Baghdad Square Despite Violent Crackdown

    BAGHDAD — Masked and black clad security forces fired barrages of pepper spray, tear gas and sound bombs into crowds of antigovernment protesters in a central Baghdad square for hours on Saturday evening, timing More...

    Catalonia Protesters Push on Vote for Independence
    By asif On Thursday, October 17th, 2019
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    Catalonia Protesters Push on Vote for Independence

    BARCELONA—Catalonia’s secessionist leader Thursday pledged another referendum on independence from Spain, after days of clashes between police and protesters left hundreds of people injured. Thousands of protesters More...