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Gun pulled at protest prompts county to institute curfew

A Florida county instituted a curfew Tuesday, several days after a man pulled a gun at a protest against police violence, officials said.
Leon County Commission Chairman Bryan Desloge signed an order declaring a local state of emergency that includes a curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Wednesday and lasting for a week.(AFP file photo for representation)
Leon County Commission Chairman Bryan Desloge signed an order declaring a local state of emergency that includes a curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Wednesday and lasting for a week.(AFP file photo for representation)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 05:18 AM IST
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Tallahasee | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh

UN rights council agrees to urgent debate on racism, police violence

CCouncil president Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger’s suggestion to hold the debate on Wednesday afternoon was met with no objections from any of the 47 council members, and passed by consensus.
UN’s top rights body Monday agreed to a request from African countries to urgently debate racism(AFP)
UN’s top rights body Monday agreed to a request from African countries to urgently debate racism(AFP)
Published on Jun 15, 2020 02:42 PM IST
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Geneva | ByAgence France-Presse

Nothing ‘exceptional’ about Moscow protest, Putin told officials

Moscow has been gripped by three consecutive weekends of large-scale opposition protests, with police arresting and detaining more than 1,000 people.
The Moscow protests originally started in July as a reaction to authorities’ refusal to register a number of independent candidates for the upcoming election to the Moscow city legislature.(AP Photo)
The Moscow protests originally started in July as a reaction to authorities’ refusal to register a number of independent candidates for the upcoming election to the Moscow city legislature.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 05:31 PM IST
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Moscow | ByAssociated Press

Russian opposition to take to streets again, defying crackdown

Over 6,000 people would take part in the march along Moscow’s so-called Boulevard Ring on Saturday to bring back the right to elections as they confirmed it on Facebook.
Opposition People to take part in the march calling for bringing back the right to elections.(REUTERS photo)
Opposition People to take part in the march calling for bringing back the right to elections.(REUTERS photo)
Published on Aug 03, 2019 11:22 AM IST
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Moscow | ByAgence France-Presse

Peaceful protests in Hong Kong against Chinese extradition end in violence

The city government is pushing a bill through the legislature that would allow extraditions to any jurisdiction with which it does not already have a treaty - including mainland China.
Demonstrators hurled bottles built barricades as police moved in moments after the protest permit expired.(REUTERS Photo)
Demonstrators hurled bottles built barricades as police moved in moments after the protest permit expired.(REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 11:47 AM IST
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Hong Kong | ByAgence France-Presse

Activists’ Bhima Koregaon case: media asked to leave court as Ferreira alleges police violence

Judge Vadane then asked the media and other advocates present to leave and recorded Ferrira’s statement in the presence of just the public prosecutor and the defence counsels
Human rights activist Arun Ferreira alleges police violence in Bhima Koregaon case(HT/PHOTO)
Human rights activist Arun Ferreira alleges police violence in Bhima Koregaon case(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 07, 2018 02:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent
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