Day: November 24, 2020

Thai Police Deploy Water Cannon On Pro-Democracy Protests

Police forces in Thailand fired a water cannon November 8th against thousands of peaceful pro-democracy protestors in Bangkok. The demonstrators, numbering between 7,000 and 10,000, marched towards the Grand Palace to hand-deliver letters demanding governmental reform to King Maha Vajiralongkorn. This protest comes as the latest in a series that

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Protesters In Belarus Threaten National Strike, Pressure Lukashenko to Resign

Nearly three months after the disputed re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko to his sixth-term in government, Belarusian protestors are still swarming the streets, demanding the resignation of a leader often deemed “Europe’s last dictator.” Factory workers, business owners, and students went on strike Monday, October 26th after Lukashenko ignored a

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Protests Erupt Over Poland Abortion Ban

Protests erupted in Poland early last month following a ruling which further bans abortion within the country. Already some of the strictest in Europe, Poland’s abortion laws allowed only three justifications for legal abortions: a woman is allowed to legally abort in the case of fetal abnormalities, a threat to

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Controversial Monk Wirathu Surrenders to Myanmar Police

After more than a year on the run for sedition charges and just six days from the 2020 Myanmar general election, Buddhist monk, Ashin Wirathu, handed himself over to police on Monday, November 2nd. According to Tricycle, a Myanmar court issued a warrant for Wirathu’s arrest in May of last

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