AP - Tens of thousands of protesters on Monday jeered Hungarian leaders outside a glitzy gala to mark the country's brand new constitution, accusing the government of exerting control over everything from the media, to the economy and religion.
HONG KONG — Student-led protests for democratic reforms in Hong Kong subsided Monday but a few hundred demonstrators remained camped out in the streets, vowing to keep up the pressure until the government responds to their demands.
Schools reopened and civil servants returned to work Monday morning after protesters cleared the area outside the city’s government headquarters, a focal point of the demonstrations that started the previous weekend. Crowds also thinned markedly at the two other protest sites, and traffic flowed again through many roads that had been blocked.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN (GERMANY): Thousands of demonstrators packed a German Alpine resort town on Saturday to protest a wide range of causes, from climate change to free trade, before the arrival of the leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized democracies for a two-day summit. Though the demonstration in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was largely peaceful, a small group of protesters clashed with police as they marched through the town, charging at officers who responded with pepper spray. At least two protesters had to be taken away by medics for treatment.
Hong Kong (AFP) - Police repeatedly fired tear gas in clashes with protesters fighting for democracy as parts of Hong Kong descended into chaos Sunday with tens of thousands on the streets to demand Beijing grant the city full universal suffrage.
Hong Kong (AFP) - Police arrested protesters as they moved in Monday to clear Hong Kong's last remaining pro-democracy site, with just a handful of demonstrators making a final peaceful stand, after the main camp was demolished last week.
Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Sunday suspended a planned vote on the next steps in their month-long protest -- hours before it was due to begin -- due to differing opinions on how the movement should proceed, organisers said.
Anti-government demonstrators began to occupy major intersections in Thailand’s capital on Sunday in what they say is an effort to shut down Bangkok, a plan that has raised fears of violence that could trigger a military coup.
Thailand’s prime minister announced Monday she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call early elections in an attempt to calm the country’s deepening political crisis. The surprise move came as 100,000 protesters vowing to overthrow her government marched through the streets of Bangkok for a “final showdown.”
It was not clear if Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s move would satisfy protesters who say they will not settle for her ouster but instead want to rid Thailand of her politically powerful family’s influence.