Posts tagged as demonstrators

Hong Kong leader renews appeal for dialogue with protesters

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday renewed an appeal to pro-democracy protesters to halt violence and engage in dialogue, as the city’s richest man urged the government to provide a way out for the mostly young demonstrators. The government last week promised to axe an extradition bill that sparked three months of protests but failed to placate protesters, whose demands also include democratic reforms and police accountability. Protesters vandalized…

Hundreds of thousands march against extradition bill in Hong Kong

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest the proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial. Riot police surrounded Hong Kong’s parliament early on Monday after what had been a peaceful protest against the bill descended into clashes between police and protesters. Organisers estimated over one million people took part at different points…

Sudanese forces storm protest camp, nine people dead

By Michael Georgy on Monday, June 3, 2019

Security forces stormed a protest camp in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday morning and at least nine people were reported killed in the worst violence since the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April. Footage broadcast by Al Hadath and Al Jazeera television showed chaotic scenes of people fleeing through streets as sustained bursts of gunfire crackled in the air. People rushed to carry away those who had been…

Haiti protesters call on President Jovenel Moise to quit

Monday, February 11, 2019

Opposition demonstrators in Haiti have burnt tyres and thrown stones, urging President Jovenel Moise to step down. At least four people have been killed and dozens injured in four days of protests in the capital Port-au-Prince and other cities. Many Haitians accuse Mr Moise and other officials of corruption. Thousands have taken to the streets this week. The unrest has forced mayors in several cities to cancel carnival festivities due…

After weeks of unrest, France suspends fuel tax meant to help curb climate change

By James MCAULEY on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the French government will temporarily suspend a carbon tax plan that triggered weeks of often violent protests nationwide. To help curb climate change, the government had proposed the taxes, which were slated to take effect in January and were designed to wean consumers off diesel and other polluting fuels and to favor electric cars. But the price increases those taxes represented led…