Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man, Chu Yiu-ming surrendered on Wednesday and were released. The decision came after police arrested at least 40 protesters this weekend.
Opposition figures say police violated the constitution by dragging one MP from the National Assembly chamber after she accused President Jacob Zuma of corruption.
A peaceful protest turned violent as shootings, tear gas, and firebombs rocked the city Sunday night.
At least five people have been injured, according to local police Developing…
Davide Martello, an Italian-born pianist and composer, took to a piano in Gezi Park in Turkey Wednesday in an attempt to calm tensions between the riot police and protesters. Tuesday morning authorities entered the park to remove political banners and clean.
Russians protested Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as president in Moscow today. “This is Russia’s Tiananmen Image,” writes journalist Julia Ioffe.
Virginia police in full riot gear showed up at a women’s rights protest at the Virginia State Capitol this weekend. Hundreds of people were protesting a new amendment that passed that Virginia House that would require women to have an ultrasound before having an abortion. 31 people were arrested. (Thanks to Style Weekly for taking most of these pictures.)
These photos are unreal. A protest in Bolivia demanding rights for the disabled turned violent yesterday as hundreds of people in wheelchairs and crutches clashed with riot police.
Riot police descended on the Boston branch of the Occupy Wall Street Protest the night of October 10th, arresting more than 100 demonstrators, among them, the group Veterans For Peace. The live stream is down, and even media are being ordered to evacuate.
Not, perhaps, the finest moment in the long, storied exploits of the Russian riot police.
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