Tag Archives: protesters


Protesters, burn down, Wendy's, Atlanta. black man, slain, police

Protesters burn down Wendy’s in Atlanta where black man was slain by ...

06 June, 2020 10:42 am 10:42 am

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Protesters shut down a major highway in Atlanta on Saturday and set fire to a Wendy’s restaurant where a black man was shot by police as he tried to escape arrest, an incident caught on video and sure to fuel more nationwide demonstrations. The unrest broke out after dark in Atlanta, where … Read More


Iraqi cleric, scolds, security, forces, protesters, die, new tensions

Iraqi cleric scolds security forces after protesters die in new tensions

02 February, 2020 6:01 pm 6:01 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric on Friday berated security forces for failing to protect protesters killed in clashes with rival groups this week in the southern city of Najaf, and urged politicians to pick a government trusted by the people. The violence in the holy city of Najaf, where Grand Ayatollah Ali … Read More


'No, No America', Iraq, protesters, US military, pullout

‘No, No America’: Iraq protesters demand US military pullout

01 January, 2020 5:27 pm 5:27 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Thousands of Iraqis rallied at two central Baghdad intersections on Friday after a prominent cleric called for a “million strong” protest against the American military presence, following the US killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia chief. The initial march appeared not to gather further steam, however, largely dissipating after … Read More


Iran, protesters, demand, leaders, quit, plane, downed

‘Our enemy is here’: Iran protesters demand that leaders quit a...

01 January, 2020 10:52 am 10:52 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Protests erupted across Iran for a second day on Sunday, increasing pressure on the Islamic Republic’s leadership after it admitted its military shot down a Ukrainian airliner by accident, despite days of denials that Iranian forces were to blame. “They are lying that our enemy is America, our enemy is right here,” … Read More


US embassy, Baghdad, evacuated, protesters, denounce, air strikes

US embassy in Baghdad evacuated as protesters denounce air strikes

12 December, 2019 4:18 pm 4:18 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The US ambassador to Iraq and other staff were evacuated from their embassy in Baghdad for their safety on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said, as thousands of protesters and militia fighters outside the gate denounced US air strikes in Iraq. On Sunday, US planes had attacked bases belonging to an Iranian-backed militia, a … Read More


Protesters, Christmas, dinner, Hong Kong

Protesters gather for free Christmas dinner in Hong Kong

12 December, 2019 9:20 am 9:20 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of anti-government protesters and their supporters gathered outside a tiny restaurant in Hong Kong for an unconventional Christmas dinner, sharing paper plates piled high with food under neon street signs. “Hong Kongers are more united this Christmas (than) in previous years,” said Glory, the 31-year-old owner of Kwong Wing Catering, … Read More


Scuffles, break out, protesters, invade, Paris' Gare de Lyon, station

Scuffles break out as protesters invade Paris’ Gare de Lyon station

12 December, 2019 5:15 pm 5:15 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Protesters scuffled with police at Gare de Lyon station in Paris on Monday as a nationwide strike against plans by French President Emmanuel Macron to change the country’s pension system dragged on into a 19th day. French TV station BFM showed footage of riot police tangling with around 30 protesters at the … Read More


Besieged, Hong Kong, campus, protesters, escape, routes

Besieged Hong Kong campus protesters seek escape routes

11 November, 2019 7:46 pm 7:46 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters holed up in a Hong Kong university searched for escape routes on Tuesday after more than two days of clashes with police, dramatic breakouts by rope and motorcycle and more than 1,000 arrests in 24 hours. About 100 protesters were trapped in the Polytechnic University a day after students, … Read More


Iran’s Guards warn protesters of ‘decisive’ action if unr...

11 November, 2019 6:01 pm 6:01 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards warned anti-government protesters of “decisive” action if unrest over gasoline price hikes do not cease, state media said, in a hint that a harsh security crackdown could be on the cards. The protests have spread across the Islamic Republic since Friday, turning political with demonstrators demanding that top … Read More


Three, killed, Iraqi, protesters, try, break, Iran, consulate, Kerbala

Three killed as Iraqi protesters try to break into Iran consulate in Karbal...

11 November, 2019 4:20 pm 4:20 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Three protesters were shot dead by Iraqi security forces who opened fire on a crowd trying to storm the Iranian consulate in the Shi’ite Muslim holy city of Kerbala overnight, security and medical sources said on Monday. The incident was the latest sign of anti-Iranian anger that has emerged during the biggest … Read More


Protesters block roads foreign meddling Iraqi port

Protesters block roads to Iraqi port, demand end to foreign meddling

11 November, 2019 10:00 am 10:00 am

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Security forces killed a protester and wounded 91 others in Baghdad on Saturday, security and medical sources said, as tens of thousands of Iraqis gathered in mass anti-government protests in the capital and blocked roads leading to a major port. Protesters have been congregating in the capital’s central Tahrir Square for weeks, … Read More


Iraqi, protesters, security forces, clash, Umm Qasr port, closed

Iraqi protesters and security forces clash, keep Umm Qasr port closed

11 November, 2019 2:18 pm 2:18 pm

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters were blocking all roads leading to Iraq’s main Gulf port Umm Qasr on Saturday, after security forces used live rounds and tear gas on them overnight, security sources said. Operations at the port have been at a complete standstill since Wednesday, after protesters first blocked its entrance on … Read More


highways ,Lebanon ,protesters ,roadblocks ,activities ,demonstrations ,paralysed ,country ,prime minister ,resign.

Major roads reopen in Lebanon after prime minister resigns

10 October, 2019 3:23 pm 3:23 pm

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Some major highways in Lebanon reopened on Wednesday, after the army urged protesters to lift roadblocks so that activities could return to normal following 13 days of demonstrations that paralysed the country and forced the prime minister to resign. Tuesday’s resignation toppled the coalition government of Saad al-Hariri, who said he had … Read More


Iraqi, security, forces, open, fire, protesters, kill 14

Iraqi security forces open fire on protesters, kill 14

10 October, 2019 4:40 pm 4:40 pm

HILLA, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces killed at least 14 people in the Shi’ite holy city of Kerbala overnight after opening fire on protesters, medical and security sources said, in a return to tactics denounced by the government’s own internal inquiry. At least 865 people were wounded, the sources said. Three protesters died in … Read More


Farooq Abdullah, sister, ex-CJ, wife, women, protesters, arrested, IOK

Farooq Abdullah’s sister, ex-CJ’s wife among women protesters arrested ...

10 October, 2019 9:36 pm 9:36 pm

SRINAGAR (KMS) – In Occupied Kashmir, a large number of women protesters, including the daughter and the sister of former puppet chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah, were detained in Srinagar during protests against the revocation of Kashmir’s special status. Women carrying placards had gathered at the Pratap Park near Srinagar’s Lal Chowk … Read More