Tag Archives: Protest

  • France on strike: Power cuts, schools shut, no Eiffel Tower

    French union activists cut electricity, Eiffel Tower staff walked off the job and even Paris opera workers joined in Tuesday's nationwide protests across France to rally against government's plan to raise retirement age to 64. ...

  • India protests rage over ‘anti-Muslim’ law

    Fresh protests rocked India on Monday as anger grew over new citizenship legislation slammed as anti-Muslim, after six people died in the northeast and as many as 200 were injured in New Delhi. ...

  • Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protesters return to the streets

    Police fired tear gas and pepper spray in Hong Kong on Sunday as tens of thousands of black-clad protesters flooded into the streets, a week after pro-democracy candidates scored a landslide local election victory. ...

  • Tibetan dies in self-immolation protest in Amdo Ngawa

    42 of 150 self-immolation protests in Tibet since 2009 have occurred in Ngawa. The protestors all called for China to allow the Dalai Lama back to Tibet, and for freedom in Tibet; some that Tibet regain its independence. ...

  • Record turnout in Hong Kong elections amid calls for full democracy

    Hong Kong's voters turned out in record numbers Sunday for local council elections that the city's pro-democracy movement hopes will pile pressure on the Beijing-backed government to heed their demands after months of protest. ...

  • Ugyen Gyalpo What can Tibetans learn from Hong Kong?

    We have shown solidarity towards others' cause marching hand in hand, but what about ours? How can we all sleep when we have dead countrymen and burnt bodies in the minds of our houses? ...

  • NS Venkataraman Will China face Hong Kong-type protest in Pakistan?

    In the coming decade, the real challenge for China’s totalitarian methods, expansionist plans, and aggressive postures will be in Pakistan. ...

  • US House passes Hong Kong ‘Democracy Act’

    The US House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday sought by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong that aims to defend civil rights in the city, prompting an angry response from China. ...

  • NS Venkataraman Significant protest by Tibetans at Chennai

    The Tibetans, now scattered around the world, should derive confidence and inspiration from Tibetan protesters in Chennai, in conducting the freedom movement for Tibet. ...

  • China’s Xi lands in India amid scattered Tibetan protests

    Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in India on Friday for talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to halt a slide in ties over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. ...