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Chile: Protests in Santiago over metro fare increase

A state of emergency has been declared in the Chilean capital, Santiago after protests sparked by increased metro ticket prices turned violent. Protesters – many of them high school and university students – jumped turnstiles, attacked…

NPA pensioners protest lack of increment since 2008

Pensioners of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Wednesday protested at the NPA Headquarters in Marina, Lagos,  against  the irregular increment in their pensions since 2008. The pensioners under  the aegis of NPA Pensioners’…

Iraq: Death toll in anti-government protest hits 100

The death toll from ongoing anti-government protests in Iraq has risen to almost 100, according to the country’s parliamentary human rights commission. The unrest entered its fifth day on Saturday, with five people killed in the latest…

Iraq: Police snipers kill five in recent protest

Police snipers shot at demonstrators on Saturday killing five people and several others wounded in a resumption of anti-government unrest in Eastern Baghdad. The security forces has however deployed in their hundreds to keep…

Dozens of Yellow vest protesters arrested in Paris

Dozens of demonstrators were arrested at yellow vest protests in Paris on Saturday as more than 7,000 police were deployed to quell any violence by the movement and its radical, anarchist “black blocs.” There were also fears that the…

Global climate protests begin in Australia and Asia

Thousands of students took to the streets of Australia and other Asia-Pacific countries on Friday to kick off a global strike demanding world leaders gathering for a UN Climate Action Summit adopt urgent measures to stop an environmental…

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