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In the US South, anti-Confederate protesters face harassment

A pick-up truck crept past as Jeremy and Tracie Parzen waited for fellow protesters to show up for a rally against a new Confederate monument in Orange, Texas, on November 10. "F*** y'all," the truck's driver screamed before slamming on the gas pedal and rumbling away. Having been cursed at by motorists in the past,…

Sudan’s Bashir tells police to limit force against protesters

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has told the police to reduce the force used against anti-government demonstrators, as the UN called for a probe into deaths during the protests. In a meeting with top police officers in Khartoum on Sunday, al-Bashir instructed them to refrain from using excessive force against protesters. "We want to maintain security…

Will Macron bow to the demands of ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters?

Emmanuel Macron was elected last year on presidential pledges to create more jobs and improve lives.But for many French people, his economic reforms are a disaster. Critics accuse him of being a president for the rich, while hurting the poor. One of his reforms is causing particular outrage - fuel tax. So-called 'Yellow Vest' protesters…

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets protesters in Kabul

At least three people have been killed and eight wounded after a suicide bomber hit a protest site in the Afghan capital, Kabul, according to local media reports. Tolo News, a Kabul-based news website, reported the blast happened on Monday close to Pashtunistan Square, where hundreds of people had been protesting over insecurity in the country. Nasrat…

Trump says ‘Women for Kavanaugh’ aren’t ‘paid professional protesters’

CLOSE Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said Friday she will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, all but ensuring the Senate will elevate the conservative jurist to the nation’s highest court. (Oct. 5) AP Just hours before a Senate vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, President Donald Trump showed his support for people…

Sen. Susan Collins a ‘yes’ on Kavanaugh, drawing anger from protesters...

CLOSE Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said Friday she will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, all but ensuring the Senate will elevate the conservative jurist to the nation’s highest court. (Oct. 5) AP In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with Supreme Court nominee Judge…
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