The Guardian says Sri Lanka has deployed thousands of troops and police to enforce a curfew after five people were killed in the worst violence in weeks of protests over an unprecedented economic crisis.
Arab News says Sri Lankan police fired live ammunition to scatter protesters on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring a dozen more, as the country sought rapid financial assistance from IMF.
France24 says Swedish police arrested 26 people after weekend clashes between police and protesters rallying against plans by a far-right group to burn copies of the Koran, police said on Monday.
Euronews says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged people in the west to take a stand against the Russian invasion in a speech in English on the month anniversary of the invasion.
Arab News says Moroccans protest against high prices and to commemorate the eleventh anniversary of demonstrations.
France24 says protesters set out from southern France on Wednesday in what they call a “freedom convoy” that will converge on Paris and Brussels to demand an end to COVID-19 restrictions.
France24 says Canadian lawmakers expressed worry about the economic effects of disruptive demonstrations on border crossing between the U.S. and Canada.
Civil unrest is threatening to destabilise the oil-rich former Soviet republic in Central Asia and the media is desperate to uncover who’s to blame and the consequences of the uprising.
Around 8,000 protests in Brussels and clash with police in protests against covid rules. Belgian police fired water cannons and used tear gas.
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At least 19 demonstrators have died, according to a United Nations estimate from a week ago, a result of escalating violence by Sudan’s security forces.
The bread shortage has hit Sudan’s cities for the past three weeks, including the capital.
In the past year, the cost of some commodities has more than doubled in Sudan, where inflation is running at close to 70 percent and the pound has plunged in value.
Sporadic protests broke out in January this year over the rising cost of food, but they were soon brought under control with the arrest of opposition leaders and activists.
More than 200 arrested as Macron orders the police to quash the protests.
Watching the protests over the last few days, it is clear to me that as much as Trump, Israel and Saudi want regime change it is simply not going to happen.