Posts tagged as protest

JKP leaving government meeting is ”yellow card” to Karins government

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The head of the New Conservative Party’s (JKP) Saeima group Juta Strike told LETA that the way Normunds Mezviets was re-appointed the head of the State Security Service by the government yesterday was reminiscent of ”the old political style”, and that the walk-out by JKP ministers from the government meeting is a ”yellow card” to the current government. Strike said that JKP plans to discuss with Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins…

Estonian ForMin expresses protest to Russia over planned fireworks show

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed its protest to the embassy of the Russian Federation in Estonia in relation to a fireworks show to be held in Moscow on the anniversary of the capture of Tallinn by Soviet forces in 1944. The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday summoned a representative of the Russian embassy and expressed protest in connection with the staging of a fireworks show…

Delegates of Baltic states leave PACE session in protest

Thursday, June 27, 2019

In protest against restoration of voting rights for Russian delegation, delegations of the Baltic states and four other countries cut short their participation in the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and return home to consult on further actions with their governments and parliaments. Delegations of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Georgia, Poland and Slovakia said in their statement: “The unconditional restoration of the Russian…

Thousands of Czechs take it to streets, requesting prime minister’s resignation

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

120 000 people have filled Prague’s streets, demanding Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš resignation following accusations of fraudulent use of EU finances, BBC reports. This is the largest protest in the country’s history since the 1989 Velvet Revolution. Protesters demand resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and Czech Justice Minister Marie Benešová. Both high-rank officials deny accusations of fraud and criticize European Commission’s document that demands return of EUR 17.5…

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…

Czech protesters call for resignation of justice minister amid case against PM

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Around 20 000 people have gathered in Prague and other Czech cities to show opposition to the appointment of a new Justice Minister who, the protesters fear, could meddle with a criminal case against the Czech Prime Minister. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports that Marie Benešová was named to head the Czech Justice Ministry last week after the resignation of her predecessor. Protesters have expressed concerns she would seek to protect…

Sunday protest in defence of freedom attracts hundreds in Tallinn

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Tallinn’s Old Town on Sunday to protest against politicians that may form part of the new Estonian government whom they believe are a threat to their freedoms. Current talks including the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE), organisers said, are undermining the rights of the people. “According to the Constitution, no one may be discriminated against on the basis of nationality, race, colour, sex, language,…

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…