Saturday, July 24, 2021

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Protesters clash with police as thousands march against Australia lockdown

Thousands of largely maskless protesters marched through Australia's two biggest cities of Sydney and Melbourne.

Thousands rally against Cuba govt, protest vaccine shortages

Cuba's president says the protests were a provocation by mercenaries hired by the US to destabilise the country.

Thousands in Brazil join anti-Bolsonaro protests

There were rallies in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belem, Recife and Maceio, with protesters carrying signs saying things like 'Genocidal Bolsonaro' and 'Yes to the Vaccines'.

Thai democracy protesters rally despite Covid warnings

The administration of Prayut Chan-O-Cha has increasingly come under fire due to its handling of the pandemic.

Tens of thousands protest in Brazil demanding president’s impeachment, better vaccine access

Brazil has the world's second-highest death toll but Bolsonaro has consistently played down the virus' severity and cast doubt on vaccines.

Myanmar shadow govt welcomes Asean call to end violence

The Asean meeting produced a consensus that there would be 'an immediate cessation of violence in Myanmar', with a special envoy sent to facilitary mediation between all parties.

Rebel group says over 12,000 displaced by Myanmar junta air strikes

The Karen National Union, a vocal opponent of the military junta, says it is sheltering hundreds of anti-coup activists.

Don’t arrest protesters, Zuraida says

She says wholly peaceful public assemblies should not be subjected to police investigations.

Over 40 children killed by Myanmar military, says child rights group

Save the Children says Myanmar is no longer a safe place for children.

Suu Kyi faces court as UN envoy warns of Myanmar civil war

Fears are growing that a broader conflict could erupt in a country plagued for decades by on-off fighting between the military and rebel ethnic armies.

Myanmar footballer in Malaysia punished over anti-coup salute

Hein Htet Aung, who plays for second-division side Selangor FC II, made the political gesture during a match against PDRM FC in early March.

Myanmar frees 600 protesters detained at anti-coup rallies

Local media showed images of the prisoners on the buses flashing the three-fingered salute – a sign of resistance for the anti-coup movement – as people waiting outside the prison waved at them and returned the gesture.

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