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· December, 2013

Stories about Protest from December, 2013

‘We Are Not Fine!’ Posters Go Viral at South Korea's Universities

One student's handwritten poster hung on his university's bulletin board voicing his frustration with social justice has gone viral in South Korea and inspired others to do the same.

Photos of Mass Candlelight Rallies in South Korea

By holding candlelight rallies across the country, frustrated South Koreans have voiced flooding concerns over current political developments and series of scandals, including the snowballing election manipulation allegations. @Emfla505 tweeted [ko] this stunning photo of...

Protesters March Against Nuclear Plant's Re-Start on Japan's Kyushu Island

About 1,800 people marched on December 15, 2013 in protest of the re-start of the Sendai Nuclear Power Station [ja], according to the protest organizer. After two years of the plant's operations...

Bangladesh-Pakistan Relations Sour Over Islamist Leader's War Crimes Execution

Pakistan's lower house adopted a resolution expressing concern over the hanging of Abdul Quader Mollah, and some claimed that the real reason for his execution was his “loyalty to Pakistan”.

Ukrainian Netizens Draft A Digital #Euromaidan Manifesto

As Euromaidan protests in Ukraine enter their second month, Ukrainian social media users have started circulating a Digital Euromaidan Manifesto [uk] drafted by their fellow netizens. Below is the English...

Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade's Arrest, Strip Search Earn Apology from US

US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly expressed regret in a phone call to India's National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon over how the arrest of Devyani Khobragade was handled.

The Economics of Ukraine's #Euromaidan [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Ukrainian news portal specializing in data visualization, Newsplot.org [ru], has published an infographic [ru] outlining the costs and necessities of the Euromaidan protests in Kyiv:

Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Declares Executed Bangladeshi War Criminal Molla a Martyr

Farhan at Guppu.com informs: Jamaat Islami Pakistan has declared Bangladeshi Jamaat Islami leader Abdul Qadir Molla a martyr and his execution a judicial murder. Jamaat maintains Molla was punished because...

Why Homosexuality Should Be Encouraged in India

Amit at Mashed Musings thinks that the decriminalization of homosexuality would have turned Indians into better humans over the coming decades and would solve a lot of problems like overpopulation,...

Bulgaria Marks Six Months of Continued Protests

December 14, 2013, marked six months of anti-government protests in Bulgaria, where protesters still gather daily in Sofia and other cities, demanding the resignation of the current government, led by...

Russia's Government Might Block Websites for Calls to Unsanctioned Rallies

The Russian parliament will soon vote on a law that would empower the Prosecutor General’s office to close any website that hosts content encouraging people to attend unsanctioned rallies.

Russia's Year of Pogroms

2013 has been a particularly virulent year for race violence in Russia. The most recent incident, which took place this past weekend in the city of Arzamas was no different.

In Tajikistan Protest Occurs Online

While many people in Tajikistan are unhappy about the country's dire economic situation and political leadership, public protest is rare in the country. The fear of inevitable punishment by the...

Bangladesh Executes Islamist Leader Abdul Quader Mollah for War Crimes

Abdul Quader Mollah was the first to die for war crimes committed during Bangladesh's struggle for independence. His execution sparked a wave of deadly violence from supporters, leaving several dead.

South Korea: Students Voice Dissent Against Korea Railroad's Mass Layoff

South Korea's state-owned railway operator, Korea Railroad Corp. (KORAIL), has laid off an unprecedented number of more than 7,600 workers [ko] within a week as it decided to set up a subsidiary for new...

‘Australia Spied on Timor Leste to Gain Commercial Advantage’

Australia it seems likes to spy on its friends and neighbors. After Indonesia, it is East Timor's turn in criticizing Australia for allegedly spying on its leaders.

South Korea's ‘Gas Tank Grandpas’ Block Protests in US

Violent right-wing extremists 'Gas Tank Grandpas' blocked peaceful protests held in the United States against the spy agency election manipulation scandal.

Video: “Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution” in Syria

"Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution" is a 15-minute documentary film about the war in Syria which starts with a bang and ends with hope

No to Syrian Chemical Weapons Dismantled in Albania

Reports surfaced that Syria's chemical weapons stash would be destroyed in Albania. The Albanian government had refused the proposal, after angered Albanians took to the streets in protest.

VIDEOS: Singapore’s First Riot in 40 Years

Singapore's first riot in four decades also highlighted the growing tension between the local population and the rising number of foreign workers.

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