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Thai police arrest student leader over anti-government protest

Thai police arrest student leader over anti-government protest

Published 01/09/2020

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police arrested a student leader on Tuesday as part of a continued crackdown against political activists who helped organize an anti-government [more…]

Hamster hero? How a Japanese cartoon became Thai youth protesters’ symbol

Hamster hero? How a Japanese cartoon became Thai youth protesters’ symbol

Published 01/08/2020

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s emerging student pro-democracy movement has adopted a Japanese cartoon hamster, Hamtaro, as a creative way to get support from young people [more…]

Seattle Black Lives Matter clashes spark 45 arrests, 21 police injured

Seattle Black Lives Matter clashes spark 45 arrests, 21 police injured

Published 26/07/2020

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Dozens were arrested and many police injured in clashes around Seattle’s biggest Black Lives Matter protest in weeks on Saturday, police said, [more…]

U.S. charges 18 Portland protesters as it sends tactical police to Seattle

U.S. charges 18 Portland protesters as it sends tactical police to Seattle

Published 26/07/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Friday unveiled charges against 18 Portland, Oregon protesters ranging from assaulting police to arson and trespassing, a day after the [more…]

Triple jump champion Taylor supports Games protest option

Triple jump champion Taylor supports Games protest option

Published 16/07/2020

(Reuters) - Twice Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor has joined calls to allow athletes to protest peacefully during the Games as anti-racism stances are [more…]

Anti-racism protest signs, murals destined for U.S. Smithsonian

Anti-racism protest signs, murals destined for U.S. Smithsonian

Published 14/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Days into nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, demonstrators began to fill a tall fence in front of the White [more…]

One American city’s model of policing reform means building ‘social currency’

One American city’s model of policing reform means building ‘social currency’

Published 13/06/2020

CAMDEN, N.J. (Reuters) - Zsakhiem James, a police captain in Camden, New Jersey - once considered the most dangerous city in the United States - [more…]

Artists around the world pay tribute to George Floyd

Artists around the world pay tribute to George Floyd

Published 12/06/2020

(Reuters) - Protests against racism triggered by the death of African American George Floyd have inspired art around the world, from murals in Syria and [more…]

Afghan artists paint mural on blast wall in tribute to George Floyd

Afghan artists paint mural on blast wall in tribute to George Floyd

Published 11/06/2020

KABUL (Reuters) - A group of artists climbed ladders up one of the many blast walls snaking through the Afghan capital Kabul this week to [more…]

Thousands pay tribute to George Floyd as pressure mounts for U.S. police reform

Thousands pay tribute to George Floyd as pressure mounts for U.S. police reform

Published 09/06/2020

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners braved sweltering Texas heat on Monday to view the casket of George Floyd, whose death after a police officer [more…]