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· March, 2015

Stories about Protest from March, 2015

31 March 2015

As Elections in Guinea Approach, the Opposition Raises Some Alarm

In 2010, the first round of voting, monitored by international observers, took place peacefully, though several violent incidents marred the second round, as 24 candidates stood for high office.

Another Blogger Hacked to Death: Is Free Thinking Becoming Fatal in Bangladesh?

Advox

A young man named Oyasiqur Rahman Babu was killed in Bangladesh by religious fanatics in the second such incident in a month's time.

30 March 2015

Municipal Referendum to Preserve Skopje Shopping Centre Scheduled

Favianna Rodríguez: ‘Artists are Risk Takers and Truth Speakers’

Favianna, the daughter of Peruvian migrants to the United States, now 36-years-old, is a force to be reckoned with.

28 March 2015

How One Woman Fought One of the World’s Biggest Oil Companies—and Won

It took decades of tragedies and illnesses, but a retired teacher in Norco, Louisiana, persuaded Shell Oil to relocate the residents of her neighborhood away from a dangerous chemical plant.

26 March 2015

Balloons Released in Brussels in Support of Jailed Iranian Student Hamid Babaei

Ever since the tribulations of Hamid Babaei and his wife began, his classmates at Liège and in Brussels have shown them unrelenting solidarity.

Defiant Tunisia Hosts the World Social Forum

Less than a week after the deadly attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, the World Social Forum kicked off on Tuesday with an anti-terror march.

24 March 2015

Protesters in Taiwan Rally Against Nuclear Power

As many as 45,000 people in Taiwan protested plans to extend the service lives of the country's two oldest nuclear power stations.

23 March 2015

Police Roadblocks in Trinidad & Tobago Stir Public Ire, Not Sympathy

"When you put self before country, when you hold an entire nation to ransom, when you play politics with your duty to protect and serve, you have failed us."

22 March 2015

Thousands of High School Students Protest throughout Macedonia

Thousands of high school students gathered across Macedonia to protest controversial educational reforms. Authorities hit back with every dirty trick available.

Giving Voice and Hope to the ‘Forgotten’ Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Rising Voices

"Solidarity is a rainbow that inspires people to overcome the tragedies that threatened to destroy their lives."

Tunisian Activists Fear Rights Setbacks After Bardo Museum Attack

Tunisian activists are worried that the authorities' response to the deadly Bardo museum attack may trample on rights.

20 March 2015

8-Year-Old Ukrainian Girl Is War's Latest Victim

RuNet Echo

A Ukrainian armored vehicle ran onto a sidewalk on Monday, killing a eight-year-old girl in a terrible tragedy that led to rioting in the eastern Ukrainian town of Konstantinovka.

19 March 2015

Lebanese-Armenian Protesters Trap Turkish Ambassador in Beirut Theater

Around 60 Lebanese Armenians trapped the Turkish ambassador to Lebanon inside a movie theater, protesting the Turkish Government's official stance denying the 1915 Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire.

Indigenous Activists Threatened and Attacked in El Cauca, Colombia

18 March 2015

Wife of a Former World Champion Speaks Out in Bahrain: ‘He Was Arrested for Buying Cigarettes and Milk’

Former Bahraini gold medal holder in Brazilian jujitsu Mohamed Mirza was sentenced to 10 years in prison "for going out to buy cigarettes and milk," tweets his wife.

Nineteen People Killed in Museum Attack in Tunisia

At least 19 people, among them 17 foreigners, were killed when gunmen attacked the National Bardo Museum, in downtown Tunis. Tunisians took to the streets to protest against terrorism.

Firing of Mexican Journalist Carmen Aristegui Unleashes Heated Comments on Twitter

16 March 2015

Government Takedown Requests from Russia Double, Facebook Reports

RuNet EchoAdvox

Facebook restricted access to 55 pieces of content in Russia since July 2014, based on requests from Russian authorities, compared to 29 fulfilled during the first half of 2014.

Five Young Feminists Still Missing in China

Advox

The Chinese feminists arrested on the eve of International Women's Day have yet to resurface, sparking massive online campaigns for their release.

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