Wednesday, June 29, 2022


Sri Lanka protesters vow to continue anti-govt campaign despite new PM

Protesters say the appointment of Wickremesinghe will do little to ease the anger against the president, who they say is ultimately responsible for the worst economic crisis to hit the nation since it became independent in 1948.

Outgoing Sri Lankan PM evacuated by troops

Rajapaksa's evacuation to an undisclosed location followed a day of violent protests in which five people, including a lawmaker, were killed and nearly 200 wounded.

NZ protesters burn camp after riot police move in

Ending a previous light-touch approach, hundreds of officers used perspex shields and pepper spray to force back protesters, who responded by pelting them with chairs, bottles and paint bombs.

NZ police begin clearing anti-vaccine mandate protesters

New Zealand has put in place some of the toughest restrictions for the last two years to deal with the coronavirus that have helped keep infections and deaths lower than in many comparable nations.

Kazakh leader rejects talks, tells forces to ‘shoot to kill’

Long seen as one the most stable of the ex-Soviet republics of Central Asia, energy-rich Kazakhstan is facing its biggest crisis in decades.

Kazakhstan government resigns after violent protests over fuel price

Police used tear gas and stun grenades to drive hundreds of protesters out of the main square in Almaty and clashes resumed on Wednesday.

Dutch police disperse anti-lockdown protesters in Amsterdam

At least 30 people were detained after scuffles, during which four officers were injured, police say.

Myanmar cell towers attacked after shadow govt ‘war’ call

Protesters said they targeted 11 mobile phone masts belonging to the military-owned Mytel, one of the country's four main cell networks

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