'No syringes, no beds': Paraguay protests build amid impeachment calls

ASUNCION (REUTERS) – Thousands of Paraguayans gathered around Congress in downtown Asunción on Monday (March 8), marking the fourth day of protests amid calls to impeach President Mario Abdo over the government’s handling of the Covid-19 health crisis. The protesters,

Dozens held over Kazakh political prisoner protest

KAZAKHSTAN (AFP) – Police in Kazakhstan detained dozens of protesters on Sunday (Feb 28) who were calling for the release of political prisoners in line with a resolution passed by the European Parliament. Government opponents were attempting their first protest

Thousands of Haitians protest, alleging new dictatorship

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP) – Several thousand people demonstrated on Sunday (Feb 14) in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, saying the government was trying to establish a new dictatorship and denouncing international support for President Jovenel Moise. The protests were mostly peaceful, although

Protests start small, peacefully at fortified U.S. statehouses

Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday as National Guard troops and police kept watch to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the

Hand signals only: How Thais are marshalling mass protests

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Hands point above head = need umbrella; Hands held over head = need helmet; Hands crossed over chest = enough supplies here.Slideshow ( 5 images )Thai protesters are learning a whole new language, developed within days to

Belarus protests: Alexander Lukashenko in Russia for talks with Vladimir Putin following mass demonstrations

Belarus’ embattled president Alexander Lukashenko has landed in Russia for face-to-face talks with Vladimir Putin. The meeting is the first between the two leaders since protests broke out in the Eastern European country over the controversial re-election of Mr Lukashenko

Protests erupt as Wisconsin police shoot black man

Protests have erupted in the US state of Wisconsin after police shot a black man several times while responding to what they said was a domestic incident. The man, identified as Jacob Blake, is in a serious condition in hospital.