Posts tagged as protesters

Lithuania may impose sanctions on Belarus, will seek EU consensus

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Lithuania will seek to introduce EU sanctions for Belarusian officials responsible for vote-rigging and violence against protesters, the country’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Wednesday. The issue will be raised at the extraordinary EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting on Friday, he said. “First of all, we are seeking development of a common European position,” he told reporters. “We usually find creative ways to condemn, strongly condemn and so on…

Protesters make last-ditch attempt to save Rīga trees from the chainsaw

Friday, May 29, 2020

Protesters took to the streets – or, to be precise, one street – May 28 in a last-ditch effort to get a new Rīga city park instead of a new office block for the security services. Around 400 people spaced themselves out along Brivības iela to call for the establishment of a green space on the territory of the former “Marsa” (Mars) bicycle track in the Teika district of the North of the city,…

Protesters picket Danish embassy in Rīga over extradition case

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

As  previously reported by LSM, Misāne faces being extradited to South Africa to face potential serious charges of child abduction, document forgery and fraud after she fled the country with her children, claiming she was escaping from a violent partner. She was detained at Copenhagen airport while in transit in December 2018 and has been held in Denmark ever since while extradition proceedings have continued. LTV reporter Vita Anstrate was…

Lithuanian workers attacked in Denmark by protesters

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Lithuanian Embassy said on Tuesday it is looking into an incident in Copenhagen where, based on local media reports, Danish workers attacked Lithuanians labourers at a building site. Danish newspapers Ekstrabladet’s website reported that several hundred Danish workers gathered in the Norrebro area of Copenhagen to protest over working conditions and eventually attacked the Lithuanians. The workers from Lithuania tried to hide in a car but protesters dropped scaffolding…

18 killed in attack against protesters in Iraq’s Karbala

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Iraqi security forces wearing masks and black plainclothes opened fire at protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds, security officials said, in one of the deadliest single attacks since the country was engulfed by protests this month. The attack, which happened overnight, came as Iraqis took to the streets for a fifth consecutive day, protesting their government’s corruption, lack of services…

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…

AU envoy: Sudan military, protesters to sign political deal

Friday, July 12, 2019

A political transition agreement between Sudan’s military and a pro-democracy coalition is expected to be signed Saturday, a top African Union diplomat said early Friday. Mohammed el-Hassan Labat’s announcement came just hours after the Sudanese military claimed it thwarted an attempted military coup. The transition agreement sets up a joint sovereign council that will rule for a little over three years while elections are organized. The deal is meant to…

Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is ‘dead’ but doesn’t formally withdraw it

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Protest leaders on Tuesday continued their calls for the bill to be formally withdrawn from the legislative agenda and for an independent investigation into clashes between police and demonstrators. Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said Lam’s reassurance that the “bill is dead” is just “another ridiculous lie.” “The bill still exists in the ‘legislative programme’ until July next year,” Wong wrote in a series of posts on Twitter. “The…

Sudan’s protesters claim victory for their ‘revolution’

Friday, July 5, 2019

Leaders of Sudan’s pro-democracy movement welcomed on Friday the power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council as a victory for their “revolution,” raising hopes for an end to the three-month standoff with the generals and deadly violence. “Today, our revolution has won and our victory shines,” read a statement posted early Friday on the Facebook page of the Sudanese Professionals’ Association, which has spearheaded the protests. The emerging deal could…

Naked protesters covered in fake blood lie piled on top of one another in the centre of Barcelona

Monday, December 17, 2018

Animal rights activists stripped naked and covered themselves in fake blood in Barcelona in a protest against the use of fur and leather. Dozens of campaigners lay naked and motionless in the busy Plaza Catalunya square, one of Barcelona’s main shopping and tourism destinations, beside a sign reading ‘How many lives just for a coat?’. The protest was organised by the Spanish branch of animal rights group Anima Naturalis. Pictures…