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Global Forum protests black DWD, vows fight for Justice

Global Forum on Discrimination based on Work and Descent (GFoD) strongly condemns the police brutality leading to the horrific murder of George Floyd on 25th May in Minnesota, United States of America. We also support in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter and other liberation movements who are fighting globally for Justice to George Floyd. Read More »

7 killed in New Delhi protests ahead of Trump’s visit

Delhi, AP/UNB, Feb 25 – At least seven people, including a police officer, were killed and dozens were injured in clashes between hundreds of supporters and opponents of a new citizenship law in India that provides fast-track naturalization for some foreign-born religious minorities but not Muslims, police said Tuesday. Read More »

Protests against Abrar murder spread across country

Dhaka – Students of different universities and colleges across the country staged demonstrations on Tuesday demanding capital punishment of those involved in the murder of Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet). In Dhaka, Buet students continued their demonstrations to press home their eight-point demand, including the arrest of all the accused in Abrar ... Read More »

Pro and anti-Israel protests draw hundreds in Berlin

Berlin, June 2 (AP/UNB) — Hundreds of people including prominent German politicians and members of the Jewish community are protesting against a larger, anti-Israel rally in Berlin. Police in the German capital of Berlin kept the competing protests on Saturday apart. The annual al-Quds — Arabic for Jerusalem — march against Israel drew more than 1,000 participants, with some chanting ... Read More »

BD farmer protests low prices by setting fire to paddy field

Tangail, May 12 – A farmer set his Boro paddy field on fire protesting the paddy price fall and the serious scarcity of day labourers in the district on Sunday noon. Farmer Abdul Malek Shikder enacted this unique act of protest at Bankina village in Kalahati Upazila. Talking to UNB, Malek said per maund paddy is being sold at Tk ... Read More »

Protests over university student’s death continue

Dhaka, Mar 20 (UNB)— Protests triggered by the death of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury continued on Wednesday. Students of private universities demonstrated in front of Bashundhara Residential Area’s main gate to force the authorities accept their demands, including maximum punishment of the bus driver who killed Abrar on Tuesday. Other demands include checking papers of ... Read More »

RU Muktijoddha Santan Command protests ‘attack’

Rajshahi, Feb 24 – Protesting the attack by police on Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command, an organization of the children of freedom fighters in Dhaka its Rajshahi University unit has observed sit-in strike programme and protesting rally on the campus on Sunday. They observed the programs in front of the university central library at 11.00am to 01.pm on the day. Monir ... Read More »

Pamplona rape case protests go on

Thousands of people turned out on the streets of the Spanish city Pamplona for the third day of protests after five men were cleared of rape. The men, who called themselves the Wolf Pack, were found guilty of sexual abuse, which many consider too lenient. The case has caused a national outcry, with protests also taking place in Madrid, Barcelona ... Read More »

Armenian leaders face crunch talks after protests

The organiser of anti-government protests in Armenia says he will hold talks with Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan early on Sunday. Nikol Pashinyan has been leading calls for Mr Sargsyan to resign over a constitutional change that opponents say is an attempt to retain power. The change transferred significant power to the prime minister, a role Mr Sargsyan only took on ... Read More »

Outrage spreads over rape of eight-year-old girl

The brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year old girl has sparked outrage and anger across India. The body of Asifa Bano, who belonged to a Muslim nomadic tribe, was found in a forest on 17 January near Kathua city of Indian-administered Kashmir. The story made headlines this week when Hindu right-wing groups protested over the arrest of eight ... Read More »

‘Iron fist’ threatened if Iran unrest continues

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation’s “iron fist” if political unrest continues. Three days of demonstrations erupted over falling living standards. But a Revolutionary Guards commander said the protests had degenerated into people chanting political slogans and burning public property. Read More »

Protesters to hold mass anti-Mugabe rally

Protesters are due to march in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to demand the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. The rally is supported by the military which staged a takeover on Wednesday. Regional branches of the ruling Zanu-PF party as well as war veterans – who until now were loyal to the president – are also saying Mr Mugabe should quit. Mr ... Read More »