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Morocco’s north witnesses sixth night of protests

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Thousands demonstrated in northern Morocco for the sixth straight night Wednesday as protestors demanded the release of the leader of a popular movement in the neglected Rif region. The area has been shaken by social unrest since the death in October of fishmonger Mouhcine Fikri, 31, who was crushed in a rubbish truck as he protested against the seizure of swordfish caught out of season. Initial protests in the fishing port of Al-Hoceima triggered a wider movement demanding more development and ...

Morocco protest leader arrested: officials

Monday, 29 May 2017

Authorities in Morocco have arrested the fugitive leader of a protest movement that has shaken the country’s northern Rif region for six months, officials said on Monday. Nasser Zefzafi, who had been on the run since Friday, was detained on Monday, said a government source and another official from the interior ministry. Further details were not immediately available. Morocco’s northern Rif region has been shaken by social unrest since the death in October of a fishmonger crushed in ...

Kashmir students, Indian forces clash as protests continue

Monday, 24 April 2017

Anti-India protests on Monday triggered clashes between students and government forces in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as authorities reopened schools after a weeklong suspension of classes. Government forces used tear gas and water cannons to stop students from marching in the main commercial area in Srinagar, the key city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The students retaliated by hurling rocks and breaching the barricades set up by police and paramilitary soldiers. They chanted ...

Washington DC restaurants to close in immigrant solidarity show

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Some of the US capital’s finest restaurants are putting their money where their mouths are: shutting down for a day to protest President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies.A number of dining establishments are closing up shop Thursday as a boycott is calling for immigrants not to go to work for “A Day without Immigrants” -- in a country that until now has had a long history of welcoming newcomers.“For one single day on a weekday, we must come together and unite ...

PHOTOS: Powerful images of US protests in solidarity with Muslims

Sunday, 29 January 2017

President Donald Trump’s order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States sparked confusion and anger on Saturday after immigrants and refugees were kept off flights and left stranded in airports. In his most sweeping decision since taking office a week ago, Trump, a Republican, put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred travelers from Syria and six other countries. Civil rights and faith groups, ...

Protests held in NY against Trump immigration plans

Thursday, 26 January 2017

More than a thousand people took to New York streets to condemn President Trump’s border wall and immigration plans

Hollywood celebs join anti-Trump New York protest

Friday, 20 January 2017

Robert de Niro and Alec Baldwin, Oscar-winning director Michael Moore and singer Cher were among those who joined the gathering

Houthis suppress Sana’a prison protest

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Live bullets used by Houthi militias to suppress protests in Yemen’s capital of Sana’a’s central prison

Protests in West Bank city after death of detainee

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Nablus was gripped by violent protests after the death of a Palestinian detainee shortly after he was seized by Palestinian security forces

Egypt appeals court acquits 33 convicted for April protests

Sunday, 5 June 2016

An Egyptian defense lawyer says a Cairo appeals court has acquitted 33 protesters sentenced to two years in prison

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