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· December, 2014

Stories about Protest from December, 2014

19 December 2014

Thousands to Attend Unsanctioned Protest Outside Kremlin Against Putin-Critic's Verdict

RuNet Echo

Whether it takes place on January 14 or 15, the demonstration promises a conflict with Moscow police, as its organizer isn’t planning to ask the government's permission.

‘Ferguson Is Here': Black Brazilians Bear the Brunt of Deadly Police Violence

Hundreds marched in São Paulo, not only to support rallies in the US, but also to underline the country's dark reality: Brazilian police systematically target and murder black people.

18 December 2014

Hong Kong Police's Arrest of Teen ‘Shopping’ Protesters Sparks Concern

Human rights activists worry that Hong Kong police are targeting minors participating in "shopping" pro-democracy protests. Young activists may not be aware of their legal rights.

17 December 2014

Serbia Arrests 11 Foreign Human Rights Activists Ahead of Protest

Amnesty International has requested that Serbian authorities release eleven activists from Bulgaria, Finland, and Slovakia who were in Serbia to hold peaceful protests during the CEE-China Summit in Belgrade.

16 December 2014

Murdered Teen’s Father Rallies Support for ‘Tijana’s Law’ on Serbian Social Media

After the murder of 15-year-old Tijana Jurić, citizens are pushing the Serbian government to adopt a law that would allow police to search for missing minors immediately and more efficiently.

What the Global Climate Movement Can Learn From Latin America

"Latin America has this huge movement which often doesn’t call itself the climate movement, but what they are doing is completely a part of the struggles against climate change."

Does the Caribbean Have a Rape Culture?

Is Caribbean society doing everything it can to protect women from rape? Some activists have had enough with the region's passive acceptance of a rape culture.

15 December 2014

Thousands Flood Lima's Streets in Largest-Ever Latin American Climate March

Indigenous communities, farmers, workers, miners, youth groups as well as faith groups marched side by side in Lima to call for a "system change, not climate change". Take a look.

13 December 2014

A Mexican Protester Interrupted the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. Now His Mom Would Like a Word.

According to the protester's brother, he was hoping to draw attention to the disappearance and presumed mass murder of 42 Ayotzinapa school students in Mexico.

12 December 2014

Booted From Occupy Central, Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters Take on New Battlefields

Until the promise of genuine democracy is fulfilled, pro-democracy advocates say they won't back down.

For Peru, Greenpeace Pulled an Unforgivable Stunt at Their 1,500 Year-old Nazca Lines Site

A message left by Greenpeace at the site of the historic Nazca Lines to be seen by leaders gathering at UN climate talks in Peru has sparked wide outrage.

11 December 2014

Jailed Female Photo Journalist on Hunger Strike in Vietnam

Advox

Convicted of plotting to "overthrow" the Vietnamese government, Minh Man was sentenced to nine years in prison. Now she is on hunger strike.

9 December 2014

Why Going Viral Was a Source of Fear for One Hong Kong Citizen Journalist

Advox

Hung Lai Fong published an article under her real name about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, and when it became widely read, she began to fear retaliation from China.

Jaywalking Just Got Even Riskier in Bangladesh

People in Bangladesh often cross busy roads by stepping into traffic, rather than using the crosswalks built for pedestrians. This behavior is both a public safety and a traffic hazard.

7 December 2014

Forensic Experts Identify Remains of One of Mexico's Missing Ayotzinapa Students

Forensic experts identified the remains found in a garbage dump in the town of Cocula were of Alexander Mora Venancio, 21, one of Mexico's 43 missing students.

6 December 2014

#ICantBreathe: Thousands Block Traffic, Demand Justice in Boston

The Bridge

Demonstrators are bringing voice to hashtags like #blacklivesmatter and #icantbreathe that have flooded social media since last week's decision to exonerate the police officer who killed Ferguson teen Michael Brown.

4 December 2014

Ukraine's New “Ministry of Truth” Ridiculed on Social Media

RuNet Echo

The creation of a new Ministry of Information Policy within the Ukrainian government has caused widespread consternation among Ukrainians, leading critics to dub it the "Ministry of Truth."

3 December 2014

Guyanese President Shuts Down Parliament to Avoid ‘No-Confidence’ Vote

President Donald Ramotar has prorogued the country's parliament for six months (discontinuing the body, without dissolving it), aggravating already polarized political times in Guyana.

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