Chad’s new military rulers name civilian prime minister, opposition protests

Chad’s new military rulers named a civilian politician, Albert Pahimi Padacke, as prime minister of a transitional government on Monday a week after President Idriss Deby’s battlefield death, but opposition leaders quickly dismissed the appointment. Padacke served as prime minister from 2016 to 2018 and was seen as an ally of Deby, who ruled Chad […]

Alexei Navalny’s team calls for massive protests amid reports of failing health – National

Activists for imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Sunday called for massive protests in the heart of Moscow and St. Petersburg as Navalny’s health reportedly is deteriorating severely while on hunger strike. Leonid Volkov, a top strategist for Navalny, said the demonstrations were called on short notice for Wednesday because “his life hangs […]

Armed patrol group joins Daunte Wright protests in Minneapolis – National

As protests intensified in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright, a group of Black men joined the crowd intent on keeping the peace and preventing protests from escalating into violence. Hundreds of people have gathered outside the heavily guarded Brooklyn Center police station every night since Sunday, when former […]

Police told to scale back tactics in Duante Wright protests, but violence continues – National

Elected leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright want officers to scale back their tactics amid nightly protests, leaving some law enforcement called in to assist asking whether the city still wants their help. Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered outside the heavily guarded Brooklyn Center police station every […]

Daunte Wright: Protests continue after police resignations, decision on charges looms – National

Prosecutors expect to decide Wednesday whether to charge the white former police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb, sparking nights of protests and raising tensions amid the nearby murder trial of the ex-officer charged with killing George Floyd. Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter and […]

Myanmar celebrities arrested for backing anti-coup protests as death toll nears 600 – National

Myanmar security forces on Thursday arrested Paing Takhon, a model and actor who had spoken out against the coup, his sister told Reuters, as activists placed shoes filled with flowers in parts of Yangon to commemorate dead protesters. Troops opened fire on pro-democracy protesters on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, […]

Hong Kong court finds 7 democrats guilty of unlawful assembly for 2019 protests – National

A Hong Kong court found seven prominent democrats guilty of unauthorized assembly charges, including 82-year-old barrister Martin Lee and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, 72, the latest blow to the city’s beleaguered democracy movement. Lee, who helped launch the city’s largest opposition Democratic Party in the 1990s and is often called the former British colony’s […]

Death toll from Myanmar anti-coup protests surpasses 500 as activists change tactics – National

Myanmar protesters held overnight candle-lit vigils after an advocacy group said security forced had now killed over 500 people since a Feb. 1 coup, and as activists on Tuesday launched a new civil disobedience campaign to hurl garbage onto streets. Out of 14 civilians killed in Myanmar on Monday, the Assistance Association for Political […]

Myanmar protests over military coup continue a day after more than 100 killed – National

Protesters in Myanmar returned to the streets Sunday to press their demands for a return to democracy, just a day after security forces killed more than 100 people in the bloodiest day since last month’s military coup. Protests were held in Yangon and Mandalay, the country’s two biggest cities, as well as elsewhere. Some […]

Death toll in Myanmar protests surpass 300 but ‘likely much higher,’ group says – National

The death toll for protesters confirmed killed in Myanmar since last month’s military takeover has surpassed 300, a group that verifies details of deaths and arrests announced Friday. Myanmar’s Assistance Association for Political Prisoners said its tally of 320 dead includes only documented cases, with the actual number of casualties “likely much higher.” It […]