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Muslim woman from viral EDL protest photo says she ‘wasn’t intimidated in the slightest’

Muslim woman from viral EDL protest photo says she ‘wasn’t intimidated in the slightest’

By News Desk An image of an unfazed half-Pakistani, half-Bosnian woman standing her ground, smiling at an English Defence League protestor took social media by storm on Sunday. In an interview with BuzzFeed, the woman of the hour, Saffiyah Khan said she ended up going to the EDL rally “because there is a history of harassment […]

Major protest in Hungary over Soros university law

Major protest in Hungary over Soros university law

By AFP BUDAPEST:  Hungary saw the biggest anti-government protest in three years on Sunday, as tens of thousands demonstrated against new higher education legislation seen as targeting the respected Central European University. The marchers included students and staff of the university, many wearing the blue of the CEU and some waving Hungarian, EU as well […]

Nurses’ protest against non-provision of allowance enters second day in Karachi

Nurses’ protest against non-provision of allowance enters second day in Karachi

KARACHI (Yes News) – Nurses from several government hospitals in Karachi continued to protest non-provision of allowance on second day (Wednesday). The nurses are demanding to equal their pay and allowance with that of Punjab. The protesters also seek provision of health allowance, risk allowance and time scale promotion. Additional Secretary Health, Aslam Pechuho tried to […]

US EPA employees protest Trump’s pick to run agency

US EPA employees protest Trump’s pick to run agency

WASHINGTON: Former and current employees of the US Environmental Protection Agency expressed opposition to President Donald Trump’s pick to run the agency on Monday – in an open letter and a small street protest – reflecting divisions over the new administration’s plans to slash regulation. Over 400 former EPA staff members sent a letter to the […]

Romanians rally in biggest anti-corruption protest in decades

Romanians rally in biggest anti-corruption protest in decades

BUCHAREST (Yes News) – More than 250,000 Romanians demonstrated on Wednesday against a government decree decriminalizing some graft offences, seen as the biggest retreat on reforms since the country joined the European Union in 2007. Romania’s top judicial watchdog, the Superior Magistrates’ Council (CSM), earlier in the day filed a constitutional court challenge to the […]

Protest against renewed series of ‘sectarian’ killings in Karachi

Protest against renewed series of ‘sectarian’ killings in Karachi

KARACHI: The killing of a teacher belonging to the Shia community in the Gulistan-i-Jauhar area of the city just a day after the murder of a community member in Orangi sparked protests against the government over the renewed wave of ‘sectarian’ killings. Mohammed Kazim Raza, 39, originally hailing from Gilgit, had been kidnapped before being […]

US protest group vows to disrupt Trump inaugural festivities

US protest group vows to disrupt Trump inaugural festivities

WASHINGTON: Leaders of an ad hoc group of protesters enraged by Republican Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States vowed on Wednesday to disrupt his inauguration this week by blocking public access to the event. The DisruptJ20 protest group said it will send groups of demonstrators to the dozen entrances to the grassy […]

Seoul protest targets South Korean President Park Gun-hye

Seoul protest targets South Korean President Park Gun-hye

Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in the South Korean capital, Seoul, to demand the resignationof President Park Gun-hye. Large numbers of police officers are being deployed to prevent demonstrators reaching the presidential palace. Ms Park is accused of allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to access government documents without clearance. The president, whose approval […]