Thursday, October 21, 2021


Olympics-Beijing Games flame lit at Olympia amid protests

The Chinese capital will become the first city to host both the Winter and Summer Games when it stages the Feb 4-20 event but protests and calls for boycotts over the country's human rights record have marred the run-up.

Third day of clashes in Bangladash over Quran ‘desecration’

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters in Bangladesh's two main cities.

Indian state hit by protests after 2 killed in eviction drive

Assam's government has faced widespread condemnation over the tactics used to eject the families, with critics pointing to them as the latest example of discrimination against Muslims.

Greek police fire tear gas as 7,000 protest vaccine rules

Protesters say they are not against vaccines, but against 'fascism'.

Hundreds arrested in Australia protests as country posts worst Covid rise

Thousands vented their anger in a march against the lockdown rules, with police using pepper spray in violent clashes with protesters.

France sees fifth weekend of protests against Macron Covid pass

Protesters say that the policy encroaches on the basic freedoms so prized by the French.

After maskless stunt at protest, Amanah’s Khalid says he’s positive

Some who were in close proximity to him are now concerned that they may have contracted the virus.

Massed Bangkok police fire rubber bullets at hundreds of protesters

Protesters are railing against the state’s failure to deal with Covid outbreaks and the teetering economy.

Rumblings of protest in Thailand again, as 103 face jail for insulting king

In recent weeks the protests have been building again despite or even because of the surge in Covid-19 cases.

The dismissal of struggle

Privilege has allowed a number of people to be unaware of the misfortune surrounding them.

Cops to call up those involved in Dataran Merdeka gathering

Police say they have received two reports so far on the event.

What did we just see at Dataran?

Politicians should understand that politics has taken a backseat during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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