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· September, 2013

Stories about Protest from September, 2013

19 September 2013

For Chinese, Violence in the Middle East Sparks Debate on Democracy, Stability

The crackdown Egypt reminds Chinese people of the Tiananmen Crackdown 24 years ago. Some make use of the violence as a warning to advocators for democracy and social changes in...

18 September 2013

Melbourne Protesters Take Campaign to McDonald's Chicago HQ

Kevin Rennie writes about the opposition of Melbourne residents to a new McDonald’s in their place. The campaigners have now taken their case to Maccas headquarters in Chicago

Hackers Put Up Anti-Chinese Communist Party Mooncakes on Government Site

17 September 2013

South Korean Major Newspaper Criticized for Violating Child's Privacy

Colombia's Agrarian Strike Enters Fourth Week

PHOTOS: Violent Dispersal of Election Protest in Cambodia

Human rights groups have condemned the excessive use of violence by the police in dispersing an election protest in Cambodia. The police reportedly used tear gas and live ammunition

16 September 2013

Exclusive: “We Will Start a War” – Kyrgyz Thugs Threaten Canadian Gold Miners

An explosive new video, exclusively translated into English by Global Voices, appears to show local criminals haggling for a cut of Kyrgyzstan's gold with a foreign company.

Police Arrest Protesters Protecting Macedonian City Park from Destruction

The protests, which began a month ago, are against the construction of a government building in Bristol Park, one of the last remaining green spaces in Skopje.

Indians Push Back on Racist Taunts to Miss America 2014

Indian-American Nina Davuluri faced a barrage of racist comments in social media after winning the Miss America pageant. Indians fumed, but also wondered about her chances of winning in India.

China Detains Activist Billionaire Wang Gongquan Amid Crackdown on Dissent

Beijing police arrested and detained billionaire venture capitalist Wang Gongquan, a latest move in cracking down the emerging civil society in China.

15 September 2013

Thai Rubber Farmers Continue Protest Despite Government Subsidy Plan

Rubber farmers hit by falling prices have set up road and railway blockades early this month. The government recently announced a subsidy plan but this was rejected by some protesters

14 September 2013

Man Killed as Saudi Arabia Continues Hunt for 23 “Wanted” Persons in Awwamiya

Ahmad Al-Mislab, 19, was killed when Saudi forces stormed Awwamiya, looking for eight out of 23 people "wanted" by authorities, who remain at large.

Petition Call to Ban Ivory Trade in Hong Kong

To Some Opposition Bloggers Alexey Navalny is “Führer”

RuNet Echo

Alexey Navalny addressed a crowd of supporters the day after he lost the Moscow mayoral election. Some found his performance disconcerting.

11 September 2013

Cuba Colors Itself Yellow for “Los Cinco” Prisoners in the U.S.

It has already been 15 years since the arrest of five Cubans who infiltrated anti-Castro groups in Miami. A new campaign is demanding the release of the four remaining prisoners.

South Korean Film Questioning Warship Sinking Pulled from Theaters

A major cinema chain pulled a documentary film challenging the government's explanation of the Cheonan warship incident. Their move appears to have backfired.

Catalans Around the World Claim Independence from Spain

Catalan communities all over the world are celebrating with human chains to claim independence from Spain.

In Cage with Chinese Political Activist Wang Bingzhang

10 September 2013

Indian Border Guard Acquitted in Brutal Shooting of Bangladeshi Girl

Photographs of her dead body tangled in the wire were widely published at the time. The court's decision touched off a wave of anger in Bangladesh.

Pro-Assad And/Or Anti-War Demonstrations?

Pro-Assad and Anti-war are two things that don't mix together, writes Farah on Twitter.

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