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  1. Do Russians care? Kremlin cracks down after anti-corruption protests (part 1)

    France24.com -Europe 03.28 / 13:27 www.france24.com
    Sunday saw Russia's biggest anti-government demonstrations in five years. Yet they may seem like a drop in the ocean. In cities from the Pacific port of Vladivostok to Saint Petersburg, determined supporters of Alexei Navalny turned out to protest corruption. But what's 8,000 in a city of nearly 12 million? Why - despite two years of recession - are so many more Russians immune to the excesses of the…
  2. One day after pro-Beijing chief executive is elected, Hong Kong arrests 9 protest leaders

    LATimes-Asia 03.28 / 13:27 latimes.com
    Nine leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella Movement turned themselves in to police on Monday, one day after the territory selected a conservative, pro-Beijing politician as its next leader. The arrests of the nine, who led months of protests in 2014, sent shock waves through the city, w…
  3. Russian opposition figure Navalny gets a relatively light, 15-day sentence after protests

    LATimes-Europe 03.28 / 13:27 latimes.com
    Russian anti-corruption crusader and opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 15 days in jail Monday, one day after rallies he organized attracted tens of thousands of people and resulted in hundreds being detained by authorities. The Tverskoy district court also fined Navalny $350…
  4. Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

    LATimes-Europe 03.28 / 13:27 latimes.com
    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days on Monday by a Moscow court for resisting police orders. Navalny was arrested Sunday as he walked to a protest in Moscow and…
  5. Russian’s protest against corruption….

    Politicaldog101.com - Law 03.28 / 13:24 politicaldog101.com
    By Sunday evening, riot police in body armor and helmets had hauled in more than 700 demonstrators in central Moscow, as the crowd, numbering in the tens of thousands, cheered, whistled and chanted, “Shame! S…
  6. German police vehicles torched in Hamburg anti-G20 protest

    Newdelhitimes.com - World 03.28 / 13:21 newdelhitimes.com
    Leftist protesters are claiming responsibility for torching a half dozen police transport vehicles in Hamburg ahead of this year’s G-20 summit in Germany. In a message on a leftist forum online, an anonymous poster wrote the attack was meant to “heat up the days before the summit,” the dpa news agency reported Tuesday. Four police…
  7. Protests in Moscow and across Russia fail to shake the Kremlin

    Greanvillepost.com - U.S. 03.28 / 13:21 greanvillepost.com
    ALEXANDER MERCOURIS, THE DURAN Protests called by liberal opposition activist in Moscow and across Russia attract few supporters. Some sections of the international media including RT,  Russia’s publicly funded international TV broadcaster, are reporting today that MoscowContinue read…
  8. Iran Drops Flogging Sentence against Protesting Miners

    En.radiozamaneh.com - Zamaneh 03.28 / 13:15 en.radiozamaneh.com
    The appellate court has reduced the sentences against miners of Bafgh Iron Ore Mines suspending their jail term for three years and changing the flogging sentence to a cash…
  9. Advocates of homeless panhandle to protest Cranston ban

    Ww.abc6.com - Rhode Island (RI) 03.28 / 13:14 ww.abc6.com
    By: News Staff news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 CRANSTON, R.I. - Around two dozen advocates for the homeless have panhandled at a busy intersection in Cranston during rush hour in protest of a new ban on the practice on certain city roads.               One of the organizers, Karen Jeffreys, says police issued about 15 citations Monday afternoon for panhandling and for standing in the roadway, a violation of state law. …
  10. Bromgrove protesters join London march against Brexit

    Herefordtimes.com - Worcestershire 03.28 / 13:10 herefordtimes.com
    MORE than 70 members of Worcestershire for Europe, including several from Bromsgrove, joined a national march in London on Saturday to protest against Britain leaving the…
  11. Protesters to Demand Rundle's Resignation Today Over Darren Rainey Death

    Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami's top prosecutor, hasn't been the subject of much public outrage during her 24 years in office. Despite wielding a huge power over Miami's criminal justice system, she's largely flown below the radar since she took over for Janet Reno in 1993, despite…
  12. Video + Photos: Violence Erupts in California Beach Town as Trump Supporters Clash With Protesters

    Amren.com - Politics 03.28 / 13:08 amren.com
    Four anti-Trump protesters arrested. The post Video + Photos: Violence Erupts in California Beach Town as Trump Supporters Clash With Protesters appeared first on American…
  13. 'It's a madhouse': Navalny protests were senseless & aimless

    Sott.net - World 03.28 / 13:06 sott.net
    Ruslan Ostashko, Live Journal - translated by J. Arnoldski - It's always nice in the morning to read the reactions of the political, media, and spin doctor crowd to some token public event. The unifying characteristic of the wave of analysis thrown into social networks is complete unwillingness by most authors to at least in some sense understand the subject of discussion. They're faced with an entirely different task, namely entering Sunday's events into a specific expert's already…
  14. Photojournalist Alec Luhn, a UW-Madison graduate, was detained while covering anti-government protests in Russia

    A photojournalist from Wisconsin, detained during large protests in Russia over the weekend, said the police treatment of protesters was…
  15. Five years later, activists divided over legacy of Quebec 2012 student protests

    Nationalobserver.com - World 03.28 / 13:05 nationalobserver.com
    Five years after seas of angry students took to Montreal streets to protest planned university tuition-fee hikes, activists remain divided over the legacy of the so-called "Maple…
  16. Message To 'Resistors' From Occupy Co-Creator: Stop Protesting. Run For Office

    News.wgcu.org - Florida (FL) 03.28 / 13:04 news.wgcu.org
    Opponents of President Trump say resistance to his policies is robust, motivated — and here to stay. They point to big demonstrations including January's Women's March and the upcoming Earth Day "March for Science." Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White says bravo, but there's just one problem: Big street protests don't work. They're ineffectual, even counterproductive, he says. "We could have large-scale marches for every year of Trump's presidency. It would do nothing!" the activist a…
  17. Message To 'Resistors' From Occupy Co-Creator: Stop Protesting. Run For Office

    Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC) 03.28 / 13:02 wcqs.org
    Opponents of President Trump say resistance to his policies is robust, motivated — and here to stay. They point to big demonstrations including January's Women's March and the upcoming Earth Day "March for Science." Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White says bravo, but there's just one problem: Big street protests don't work. They're ineffectual, even counterproductive, he says. "We could have large-scale marches for every year of Trump's presidency. It would do nothing!" the activist a…
  18. Photojournalist Alec Luhn, a UW-Madison graduate, was detained while covering anti-government protests in Russia

    Thenorthwestern.com - Oshkosh 03.28 / 12:57 thenorthwestern.com
    A photojournalist from Wisconsin, detained during large protests in Russia over the weekend, said the police treatment of protesters was…
  19. Trump Attack on Trans Youth Sparks Huge Protest at Stonewall

    Gaycitynews.nyc - New York (NY) 03.28 / 12:56 gaycitynews.nyc
    BY ANDY HUMM | The Trump administration’s bashing of transgender students—rescinding President Barack Obama’s federal guidance that allowed them access to bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity — sparked a massive militant protest on the evening of February 23 at the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ movement, Stonewall Place. More than 1,500 […] The post Trump Attack on Trans Youth Sparks Huge Protest at Stonewall appeared first on Gay City News…
  20. Bank workers protest outside Santander

    Thehill.com - Law 03.28 / 12:54 thehill.com
    Santander Bank is facing protests Monday from workers who are demanding a union.More than 50 protesters blocked the entrance to Santander’s Boston headquarters and claimed to "shut it down" Monday, raising signs that read “Let’s Make a Union…