Category - protests

  • March 14, 2018

    Members of the Honduran security forces used excessive force to control and disperse protests following last year’s disputed presidential election, says the UN.

  • February 7, 2018

    The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman, will visit the UK on 7- 9 March.

  • February 25, 2017

    The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, is in Egypt this weekend for talks with the President and Foreign Minister, according to reports.The visit comes amid concerns over abuses in Egypt, including torture and the use of the death penalty in mass trials of people who were arrested in connection to protests.

  • November 30, 2013

    The violent dispersal of demonstrators on Independence Square (Maidan) in the centre of Kyiv shows a shameful disregard for peoples right to peacefully protest, says Amnesty.

  • August 11, 2013

    From anti-neoliberal protests around globalisation through to the Occupy movement, environmental direct action and mass anti-austerity demonstrations, there has been an explosion of grassroots activism that has moved in tandem with the wave of crises facing western-driven free market capitalism since 2008.

  • August 3, 2013

    The Czech authorities have been told to protect Roma communities from violence and intimidation, ahead of planned racist demonstrations.

  • June 17, 2013

    Police in Turkey have been refusing to acknowledge that they have been holding people in custody following mass detentions carried out across Istanbul.

  • January 13, 2013

    Some one hundred protesters against United States drone strikes and 'enhanced interrogations' have blocked the entrance to the CIA headquarters.

  • December 10, 2010

    It is interesting to note how much UK media attention, following protests against student fee rises yesterday (9 December 2010), has focused on the admittedly alarming experience of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla when the car they were travelling in was damaged - compared to the life-threatening ordeal of Alfie Meadows.

  • February 2, 2010

    Human rights groups across the world have condemned the execution of two men arrested during protests that followed Iran's disputed presidential election in 2009. Mohammad Reza Ali-Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour were hanged last week.