Posts tagged as protest

Teachers’ protest in Riga gathers 2,000 people

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The protest act organized by Latvian teachers outside the Saeima building in Riga gathered approximately 2,000 people, according to Latvian public media. According to local media, at first there were about 1,000 people participating. Around 10:00, however, their numbers had doubled. Protesters held in their hands posters and balloons, demanding respect for their profession and higher wages from the government. At the end of the protest act those balloons were…

Russian model faces charges after letting ‘youths’ fondle her breasts’

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A Russian model recently released from jail after ‘offering traffic cops a threesome to turn a blind eye to her motoring offence’ faces fresh charges after letting men fondle her breasts during a topless protest. Kira Mayer posed topless while wearing a police uniform and invited ‘underage’ boys to fondle her breasts on the street. The 24-year-old Instagram star claimed she was protesting about her treatment over the incident that saw her…

Number of Lithuanian teachers on strike falling rapidly

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The number of strikers has fallen sharply lately, the Lithuanian Education and Science Ministry said as an indefinite nationwide strike by some teachers entered its sixth week on Monday. Around 200 people, or 0.4 percent of all Lithuanian teachers, are currently on strike, down from 540 five days ago and almost 1,400 in early December, the ministry said. Thirty-two schools were involved in the strike action on Monday, it said. The Lithuanian…

Baltic farmers protest in Brussels, call for fairer deal

Friday, December 14, 2018

Latvian farmers made their ways to Brussels on December 13 in concert with colleagues from Estonia and Lithuania to protest against the low levels of payments they get from the European Union in comparison with farmers in other countries. The protest was timed to coincide with EU leaders’ talks about budget plans for the next seven years across the Union, with Baltic farmers saying the time is long overdue for a fair…

France to deploy 65,000 security personnel for next ‘gilets jaunes’ protest

Thursday, December 6, 2018

France will deploy 65,000 security personnel on Saturday for more protests from the ‘gilets jaunes’ (‘yellow vest’) movement. Prime Minister Édouard Philippe told French senators on Thursday that ‘exceptional measures’ were being put in place for the demonstrations. France has been rocked by consecutive weekends of demonstrations from the ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters. The movement began online over moves to raise a fuel tax but have since snowballed into anger over…

Lithuanian farmers to protest in Brussels over direct payments, equal treatment

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Lithuanian farmers are to attend a protest in Brussels in December requiring higher direct payments and equal treatment, the head of the country’s Chamber of Agriculture said on Tuesday. Lithuanian farmers are to attend a joint protest demonstration in Brussels on Dec. 13 with farmers from Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. The protest will be held during the meeting of the European Council to discuss the EU’s 2021-2027…

Palestine’s DFLP Rejects Reconciliation on Israel’s Terms

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) rejects long-term reconciliation with Israel on the terms of the latter, member of the organization’s political bureau Ali Faisal told on Thursday. According to media reports, Israelis and Palestinians are continuing to discuss a draft long-term solution to the problem of the refugees Strip, proposed by the UN and Egypt. “Long-term reconciliation in accordance with Israeli conditions is unacceptable, because Israel…

Several hundred people protest transition to Latvian language at Russian schools in Latvia

Monday, June 4, 2018

At least 500 people on Saturday participated in the yet another demonstration in Riga organized by Latvia’s Russian Union to protest gradual transition to Latvian as the sole language of instruction at schools but few of the protesters were youngsters. Before the meeting the leaders of Latvia’s Russian Union, Tatjana Zdanoka and Miroslavs Mitrofanovs, were handing out to the protesters sheets of paper, apparently children’s drawings, with the slogan Our…