5 Protesters did this to protect vulnerable police officer from angry crowd

Officer Galen Hinshaw heard the call over the radio. One of his fellow officers was in trouble. A crowd of protesters had surrounded a police cruiser at the base of the Clark Memorial Bridge. The officer inside radioed for help as protesters — strobed in blue and red patrol car lights — banged on the car’s hood and windshield. Hinshaw, … Continue reading 5 Protesters did this to protect vulnerable police officer from angry crowd

California Governor blasts US police for unnecessary use of force

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom wants a statewide standard of police use of force as his state is dealing with protests in response to the death of George Floyd. Newsom tweeted, "Protesters have the right to protest peacefully – not be harassed. Not be shot at by rubber bullets or tear gas. Today I am calling for the creation … Continue reading California Governor blasts US police for unnecessary use of force

George Floyd: UN High Commissioner calls on the US to ensure safety of journalists

Several journalists from different countries have been attacked by US police while covering the ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on US authorities to ensure that "reporters can do their work free from attacks or repression" during the Floyd protests. New York City … Continue reading George Floyd: UN High Commissioner calls on the US to ensure safety of journalists

Trump signs Rights Bill, thousands stage ‘Thanksgiving’ rally in Hong Kong

China warned the United States on Thursday that it would take "firm counter measures" in response to U.S. legislation backing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and said attempts to interfere in the Chinese-ruled city were doomed to fail. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law congressional legislation which supported the protesters, despite angry … Continue reading Trump signs Rights Bill, thousands stage ‘Thanksgiving’ rally in Hong Kong

All-or-Nothing: Hong Kong protesters ready to sacrifice their lives

When he left the house last week, Joseph, a 19-year-old Hong Kong college student, told his parents he was going to hang out with friends but that was a half-truth. In reality, Joseph was headed for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he and a group of hundreds of other young people barricaded themselves on … Continue reading All-or-Nothing: Hong Kong protesters ready to sacrifice their lives

US House passes bill in favor of HK protesters

The US House of Representatives has passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act that stipulates annual State Department reviews of the autonomy of Hong Kong, as well as other measures supporting demonstrators. "On one side, you have a repressive regime crushing democratic freedoms in Hong Kong. On the other, you have young people … Continue reading US House passes bill in favor of HK protesters

Why China may use military force against Taiwan

China is implementing the largest military build-up the world has seen since the end of World War II. The uppermost question that needs to be answered is why. China has been investing heavily in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) even though the country is not at war and despite the fact that no country is … Continue reading Why China may use military force against Taiwan

Extinction Rebellion protesters fighting to save our world (pictures)

Extinction Rebellion activists have blocked major roads in London and other cities across Europe at the beginning of what was billed as a wide-ranging series of protests demanding new climate policies. Activists in London say they expect the protests to be as much as five times bigger than those held in April, which brought major disruption … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion protesters fighting to save our world (pictures)

Memorable pictures from Independence Day protests in Hong Kong

A protester lies with a gunshot wound outside Cheung Hing Kee Shanghai Pan-fried Buns in Hong Kong, October 1, 2019. Amateur video of violent demonstrations in Hong Kong captures the moment when a policeman points a pistol at a black-clad protester and fires a round, after which the young man falls to the floor. A … Continue reading Memorable pictures from Independence Day protests in Hong Kong

OUK calls for closure of MTN and DSTV if violence continues in SA

Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has described as wicked and mindless the onslaught unleashed on Nigerians by South Africans, noting that arresting the attackers is not enough. The Senate chief whip said all South African businesses deserved to be closed down including MTN, DSTV, Shoprite, among others. Kalu, a former governor of Abia State in a … Continue reading OUK calls for closure of MTN and DSTV if violence continues in SA