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Child teargassed as police disperses people power protesters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An unidentified minor was one of those who suffered the effects of teargas fired by Anti-riot police while battling people power activists in the city suburb of Kamwokya in Kampala on Thursday afternoon. The minor was with his mother at their home near the …

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Trump signs executive order to protect monuments from vandalism

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | U.S. President Donald Trump Friday said on social media that he has signed an executive order to protect the country’s monuments. “I just had the privilege of signing a very strong Executive Order protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues – and combatting recent Criminal Violence,” …

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‘Time for a change’: Anti-racism protesters march across US

Washington, United States | AFP |  Tens of thousands of peaceful protesters rallied for racial justice Saturday in cities across the United States following the death of George Floyd, as the movement triggered by his killing at police hands entered a second weekend. Protests took place from New York to Los …

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Algeria to release 2 protest leaders: opposition politician

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Two main figures of Algeria’s “Hirak” protest movement will soon be freed at the president’s initiative, the leader of an opposition party said Tuesday. “President Abdelmadjid Tebboune assured me that he would use his constitutional prerogative to ensure that Karim Tabbou and Samir Benlarbi regain their …

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Violence divides protesters, as ‘chaos’ grips Minneapolis

Minneapolis, United States | AFP | Flames light up the skyline and the smell of acrid smoke fills the streets in a Minneapolis neighborhood rocked by protest, a few hundred meters from a besieged police station. “The real reason we’re here is because the police keep killing black folk all around …

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US braces for more protests over police killing of black man

Minneapolis, United States | AFP |  Authorities in Minneapolis and its sister city St. Paul got reinforcements from the National Guard on Thursday as they girded for fresh protests and violence over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. After stores were looted and burned overnight Wednesday in Minneapolis, …

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