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Thailand’s protest movement gains momentum amid a government crackdown

Thailand’s protest movement gains momentum amid a government crackdown

In Bangkok, Thailand, on Saturday, tens of thousands took part in continuing pro-democracy protests following a government crackdown Friday, which saw riot police unleash water cannons containing a chemical irritant on crowds calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Protests against the prime minister began in March this year, following the dissolution of…
What we know about a shooting at a protest in Louisville

What we know about a shooting at a protest in Louisville

A shooting at a protest in Louisville, Kentucky’s Jefferson Square Park resulted in one death and one injury Saturday night, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. The park has been the epicenter of ongoing protests against police brutality and racism, sparked by a series of police killings, including of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor…
To protest and (refuse to) serve

To protest and (refuse to) serve

On July 4, 2019, Tempe, Arizona police officers were outraged. After entering a local Starbucks in uniform and hanging around with their drinks, a barista came over and asked them to move or leave, saying their uniformed presence was making another customer uncomfortable. The officers left, but quickly took to social media asking people to…
Protest Tips: What To Do If You Fall In A Crowd

Protest Tips: What To Do If You Fall In A Crowd

Bounce back up. If you're knocked down, try to get up as quickly as possible. Easier said than done, yes. But if you stay down, you run the risk of people stepping on you or others tripping on you, which could create a pile-up. If you can't get up, roll into the fetal position with…
How to more safely protest in a pandemic

How to more safely protest in a pandemic

As protesters take to the streets in dozens of US cities to mourn the death of George Floyd, resist police violence, and demand justice, many are wondering whether it’s possible to protest safely with the Covid-19 pandemic still spreading and taking lives. On social media, there’s been a lot of discussion of the intersecting risks:…
Why you might not see any athletes protest at this summer’s Olympics

Why you might not see any athletes protest at this summer’s Olympics

There will be no athletes taking a knee on the field at this year’s Olympics in Tokyo. In fact, there won’t be any visible athlete protests if the International Olympic Committee gets its wish. The IOC on Thursday became the latest athletic organization to crack down on political protests by its athletes, publishing new rules…
A year of protest, as seen through street art

A year of protest, as seen through street art

2019 will go down as a year of worldwide unrest. In the last few months, protests have raged from Haiti and Venezuela to Iraq and Lebanon, from Russia to Canada. Around the world, citizens are frustrated about inaction on climate change or angry about government corruption. Some protests have made international news; others have come…
Why I Joined Puerto Rico’s History-Making Protest From New York City

Why I Joined Puerto Rico’s History-Making Protest From New York City

The protest was one of many demonstrations taking place all over the world, from China to Holland to Chile, making it clear that the boricua community is more united than ever. The display of solidarity was particularly evident in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital, where over 100,000 boricuas of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, political inclinations,…
Amazon workers are celebrating Prime Day with a protest

Amazon workers are celebrating Prime Day with a protest

Amazon warehouse workers in Minnesota are striking during one of the company’s biggest sales days of the year: Prime Day. They’re demanding that the company ease productivity quotas, convert more temporary workers to Amazon employees, and do more to address on-the-job injuries. Workers in Shakopee, Minnesota, which is about 25 miles southwest of Minneapolis, are…
Thousands of Swiss women walked out of their jobs to protest inequality

Thousands of Swiss women walked out of their jobs to protest inequality

Thousands of women across Switzerland went on strike Friday to protest gender inequality in the country. The women demonstrators, many clad in purple, skipped work and instead took to the streets in cities across Switzerland to call for equal pay and equal rights. And they did so 28 years to the day after the historic…

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