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· May, 2010

Stories about Protest from May, 2010

22 May 2010

Uruguay: Silent March Remembering Disappeared Detainees

This year marked the 15th silent march that takes place every May 20 in remembrance of those detained and disappeared during the military dictatorship of Uruguay.

Taiwan: Responses to Thailand's upheaval, if there is any

Taiwan is no stranger in terms of “Red Shirts” and street protests. In September, 2006, the island had its own anti-corruption campaign which also involved about one million red-shirt protesters...

21 May 2010

Cuba: Monitoring Arrests

Ever since the February, 2010 death of Orlando Zapato Tamayo, the first Cuban hunger striker to perish in 40 years, the situation in the island appears to have become even...

Puerto Rico: Violent Confrontation With Demonstrators

Last night, as the governor of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuño held a political fundraiser at the Sheraton Hotel in San Juan, students and supporters clashed with special police forces who...

Kyrgyzstan: Bloggers seek stability amidst a frenzy of rallies

“People of Kyrgyzstan, regain consciousness!” – such was the cry issued by Kyrgyzstani Kloop blogger Kadam [kyrg/eng] on May 15. His country descended into a cataclysmic cycle of rallies and...

Puerto Rico: The University Protest seen through Online Video

The University of Puerto Rico's month long protest against budget cuts is still going strong. Through online video the students hunkered down inside the Rio Piedras campus keep the information...

Haiti: Burning Seeds

Egypt: No Longer Jewel of the Nile

Four of the seven upstream Nile Basin Initiative countries have decided to sign a new Nile deal. Despite strong Egyptian and Sudanese opposition, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia signed a...

Thailand: Blog reactions to Bangkok violence

Bangkok is now under full government control after government troops successfully removed the Red Shirt protest barricades in the city. Here are several blog reactions from Bangkok about the raging...

Slovenia: Student Protest Turns Violent

20 May 2010

Bulgaria: Update on Arevik Shmavonyan's Case

Russia: Provider “Accidentally” Blocks Opposition Web Site

Taiwan: In memory of Chao-Jung Hsu, a Taiwanese WWII veteran

As part of an impassioned campaign to create a memorial park for Taiwanese WWII veterans, Chao-Jung Hsu's set himself on fire and died exactly two years ago.

Thailand: Arson in Bangkok, protests spread to other provinces

The anti-government Red Shirt camp in central Bangkok is already under military control but retreating protesters burned several buildings in the city. Protests also erupted in other provinces. Here are...

Russia: “Is Khodorkovsky a Dissident?”

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