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· July, 2013

Stories about Protest from July, 2013

31 July 2013

Back from Germany, Workers Demand Promised Wages in Mozambique

#FreeSafy – Bahrain Arrests Blogger in Dawn Raid

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Hassan was arrested at dawn today. His telephone and computer were confiscated. Netizens call for his release.

Brazil's Vinegar Revolt Renews Police Demilitarization Debate

Some argue it is impossible for Brazil's military police, a leftover from from the country's dictatorship, to view the people as anything but the enemy.

Racist Slur As A Brand Name

30 July 2013

Brutal Attack on Moscow Cop Reignites Russian Ethnic Tensions

RuNet Echo

Russia rarely enjoys any stretch of time without some news event involving ghastly violence between ethnic Russians and ethnic minorities.

Election of Members of Constitutional Court Sparks Protests in Peru

Under the banner "This Congress doesn't represent me," Peruvians took to the streets to protest a controversial election of various public officials by the Congress.

Student Movement in Taiwan

29 July 2013

Saudi Security Forces Burn Down House and Cars in Awwamiya Raid

Abbas Al-Mazraa and six of his brothers were arrested in Awwamiya today. The raid resulted in the burning of the family's house and cars.

Can Pirates Save the Russian Internet?

RuNet Echo

Judging from attendance at recent demonstrations, Russian supporters of internet freedom have their work cut out for them if they want to move their cause from online to offline.

Germany: Demonstrations Against Surveillance

#stopwatchingus was the motto of demonstrations that took place last Saturday in Germany. The participants were protesting against surveillance by the secret services and government inaction.

Cairo: “Non-stop Sound of Gunshots”

Egyptian blogger Mosa'ab Elshamy was at Rabaa Al Adawiya, where 100 people were killed and 1,500 injured during clashes at a pro-Morsi sit-in in Cairo.

Free Assisted Reproduction Could Be Denied to Lesbians and Single Women in Spain

The government is accused of legislating according to their ideology and being strongly influenced by the Catholic church.

In Egypt, Young Men “Die for Nothing”

28 July 2013

State Funeral for Tunisian Opposition MP as Protests Continue

A state funeral has been held for opposition Tunisian MP Mohamed Brahmi, shot dead outside his home on July 25. His assassination has sparked angry street protests.

Taiwan: Flash Protests Against Land Expropriation

South Korea: Over 25 Thousands Protested Against the Secret Agency Scandal

26 July 2013

Brazil's Indigenous Demand ‘No More Dams’

After the release of scientists kidnapped by the Mundurukus last June, the Brazilian government agreed to meet the indigenous and listen to their claims.

25 July 2013

Ethnic Slurs Haunt Alexey Navalny

RuNet Echo

Alexey Navalny came under harsh criticism from Russian opposition movement colleagues just days after he was released from Kirov jail, and as soon as it became clear that he would...

Taiwanese Professor Arrested in Protest Against Forced Demolitions

Taiwanese professor Hsu Shih-Jung was yelling "Today you demolished Taipu, tomorrow we demolished the government" when he was dragged away by police.

24 July 2013

Mumbai Restaurant Forced to Pull Political Food Bills

The restaurant was forced to shut down after it mentioned government corruption and criticized a new "air-conditioned eatery tax" on its bills that were being handed out to customers.

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