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Police defend officer over alleged 'strike' of Kangaroo Point protester
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Queensland

Police defend officer over alleged 'strike' of Kangaroo Point protester

The incident occurred during a protest at a makeshift Kangaroo Point immigration detention facility on Sunday, the site of months-long focus from demonstrators.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia and Matt Dennien

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'No more abuse': Chile to scrap Pinochet-era constitution after landslide vote
Democracy

'No more abuse': Chile to scrap Pinochet-era constitution after landslide vote

The free-market principles embodied in that document led to a booming economy but also deep inequality that fuelled a wave of violent protests.

  • by EVA VERGARA
A royal letter of a different kind
Thailand

A royal letter of a different kind

Thai demonstrators will write to ask Germany to investigate their own King. He spends much of his time in Bavaria.

  • by Orathai Sriring and Panu Wongcha-um
'Who told Beyonce that we are hungry': Nigerian protesters want backing not charity
Nigeria

'Who told Beyonce that we are hungry': Nigerian protesters want backing not charity

Nigerians protesting against police brutality in the nation's worst civil unrest in 20 years rebuked the celebrity for treating them like famine victims.

  • by Angela Ukomadu
Up to 500 people allowed to march in political protests in NSW
Coronavirus pandemic

Up to 500 people allowed to march in political protests in NSW

The Public Health Order was updated on Friday to extend the number of people allowed to protest, provided the protest organiser has a COVID-19 safety plan.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
#EndSARS: What is it and why has it gone global?
Nigeria

#EndSARS: What is it and why has it gone global?

What started as a grassroots movement to end police brutality in Africa's most populous country has become a global phenomenon.

  • by Danielle Paquette
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'Our fight isn't over': Thai protesters give PM three days to quit
Thailand

'Our fight isn't over': Thai protesters give PM three days to quit

Tens of thousands of people marched to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's offices. The protesters have been demonstrating for months against Prayuth and to demand curbs to King Maha Vajiralongkorn's powers.

  • by Patpicha Tanakasempipat
Fires burn in Lagos after soldiers shoot anti-police protesters
Nigeria

Fires burn in Lagos after soldiers shoot anti-police protesters

Armed police tried to enforce a round-the-clock curfew in the commercial capital, setting up checkpoints, but gunfire could be heard despite calls for calm.

  • by Angela Ukomadu, Alexis Akwagyiram and Libby George
We must reclaim our right to protest
Opinion
Opinion

We must reclaim our right to protest

We've opened up our economy and allowed more social freedom, but we haven't restored our democratic rights.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Bangkok protests continue apace — is Thailand the next Hong Kong?
Analysis
Thailand

Bangkok protests continue apace — is Thailand the next Hong Kong?

There are strong similarities between the Thai and Hong Kong protests, and not just with youth borrowing tactics from the city-state's protest movement.

  • by James Massola
Police charge Brisbane activist after lord mayor calls to 'lock her up'
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Extinction Rebellion

Police charge Brisbane activist after lord mayor calls to 'lock her up'

The 29-year-old woman was brought down from her bamboo harness after about three hours of heavy traffic congestion.

  • by Lucy Stone and Toby Crockford