Protesters in major US cities decry airstrikes over Gaza

Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City. LOS ANGELES : Pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and other US cities on Saturday to demand an end to Israeli airstrikes over the Gaza Strip. Thousands of people shut down traffic on a major thoroughfare … Read more

Myanmar protesters venture out despite police violence

[ad_1] MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — About a thousand demonstrators against last month’s military seizure of power in Myanmar emerged cautiously Tuesday onto the streets of the country’s second-biggest city, those in the vanguard carrying homemade shields bearing images of the three-fingered salute, the movement’s symbol of defiance. The protest in Mandalay took place even though … Read more

WRAPUP 1-Myanmar forces trap protesters as UN and U.S. urge restraint

[ad_1] * Hundreds of young protesters trapped by security forces * UN, U.S., Britain appeal for youths to be allowed to leave * Shops, factories, banks closed in Yangon March 9 (Reuters) – Myanmar security forces cornered hundreds of young protesters overnight in a district of Yangon and threatened to hunt for them door to … Read more

Myanmar security forces kill 2 anti-coup protesters

[ad_1] MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces shot dead two people in northern Myanmar on Monday, local media reported, as the military government continued its attempt to stamp out opposition to its Feb. 1 coup. The Irrawaddy newspaper said the victims were shot in the head during anti-coup protests in Myitkyina in Kachin State. Graphic … Read more

Protesters paralyze Lebanon amid political, economic crisis

[ad_1] BEIRUT (AP) — Protesters closed all major roads leading to the Lebanese capital on Monday, causing traffic jams and triggering a call by the head of the hospitals union who warned that such moves are preventing oxygen supplies from reaching medical centers treating coronavirus patients. The dayslong protests come against the backdrop of a … Read more

Myanmar police fire on protesters in ancient former capital

[ad_1] YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar’s ancient former capital, Bagan, opened fire Sunday on demonstrators protesting last month’s military takeover, wounding several people, according to witness accounts and videos on social media. At least five people were reported wounded as police sought to break up the Bagan protest, and photos showed one young … Read more

US demands Myanmar release detained journalists, protesters

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration stepped up its condemnation of the coup in Myanmar on Thursday, demanding that military authorities stop their brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters and release demonstrators and journalists who have been detained. The White House called the situation, including the arrest of an Associated Press journalist, “troubling” and of … Read more

Myanmar protesters, undaunted by killings, march again

[ad_1] Demonstrators in Myanmar protesting last month’s military coup returned to the streets Thursday, undaunted by the killing of at least 38 people the previous day by security forces. New protests were held in at least three areas of Yangon, the country’s largest city, that have been scenes of violence for the past few days. … Read more