Tag: Protest

Curfews and clashes as US race protests escalate

Curfews were imposed in major US cities  clashes over police brutality escalated across America. While demonstrators kept ignoring warnings from President Donald Trump. Minneapolis, the epicenter of the unrest, was gripped by a fifth consecutive night of violence with police in riot gear firing tear gas and stun grenades at protesters venting fury at the death of a black man during an arrest in the city on Monday.

Pakistan lodges protest over India’s ceasefire violations

The Foreign Office has summoned a senior diplomat from the Indian High Commission to lodge its protest over ceasefire violations along the Line of Control. A 45-year-old civilian was severely injured when Indian forces opened fire along the LoC in Kashmir. Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said these Indian acts displayed a complete disregard for international human rights and international norms. 

Shia organisations to protest Soleimani killing at Karachi’s US Consulate

Shia organisations are holding a rally in Karachi today (Sunday) against the killing of Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian general and the chief of the IRGC’s Quds Force, and and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a leader of Hashd al-Shaabi. The protest will begin at the Karachi Press Club at 3pm and demonstrators will march to the US Consulate on Mai Kolachi. Roads leading to the US Consulate have been closed ahead of the rally.

Six dead in India as protesters continue to fight citizenship changes

As clashes continue in India after controversial citizenship law, death toll has risen to six. In Assam, four people died after being shot by police, while another was killed when a shop he was sleeping in was set on fire and a sixth after he was beaten up during a protest. Some 5,000 people took part in a fresh demonstration on Sunday.

Mexican mayor tied to truck, dragged through street in protest

Mexican mayor Escandon dragged through the town in southern Mexico from the back of a pickup truck by the angry farmers in protest. The mayor was dragged several meters down the street before police stepped in and freed him. Escandon inculpated the farmers of trying to coerce him.  The attackers were demanding more public resources, including direct cash transfers, for their rural community according to the State prosecutor.