Category - protest

  • 27 Feb 2011

    Amnesty International has expressed shock that at least 45 Zimbabwean activists have been charged with treason and could face the death penalty.

  • 21 Feb 2011

    Human Rights Watch says thousands of Moroccans in cities across the country demonstrated in favour of political reform yesterday.

  • 1 Feb 2011

    Power, its exercise and abuse has filled our screens and newspapers during the last week. The word takes our minds in a particular direction – towards the power that can shut down the internet, buzz protesters with fighter jets, marketise the NHS, sell off our forests, kettle and pepper-spray dissent.

  • 17 Jan 2011

    Two men have been arrested in Tunisia after one of them gave media interviews about the ongoing protests.

  • 28 Nov 2010

    The police frequently have difficult decisions to take. They often need to take them quickly. Failure, error or indecision may lead to serious injury or even death. It is not an enviable position, neither is it surprising that from time to time, both individual officers and the command structure get it wrong.

  • 16 Nov 2010

    Over 100 academics and staff from UK universities have signed a letter backing students who occupied Tory HQ as part of the recent anti-cuts demonstration.

  • 20 Oct 2010

    BBC political editor Nick Robinson was entertainingly 'ambushed' by a silent protester outside parliament this evening, as he attempted to deliver a live report to the Six O'Clock News TV studio on the Comprehensive Spending Review.

  • 17 Apr 2009

    Civil liberty concerns about mass arrests over a recent power station protest in the UK have been echoed by Christian Aid director Daleep Mukarji, writing to the Guardian newspaper.

  • 30 Sep 2008

    Two Christian campaigners from Manchester have begun a 2-week protest camp outside the Houses of Parliament to call on MPs to help change UK policies that are making refused asylum seekers destitute.

  • 23 Sep 2008

    A Catholic priest who lives and ministers in London began a short prison sentence last week, after he refused to pay a fine following a peace protest which was ruled to have broken public order restrictions.