140 factories closed in new Bangladesh wage protest
Almost 140 Bangladeshi garment factories were shut on Monday as thousands of workers protesting at a new minimum wage clashed with police outside Dhaka, police and manufacturers said.
France risks ‘social explosion’ over high taxes
France is on the verge of a “social explosion” over ever-increasing taxes, regional officials have warned the government in a private briefing that was revealed Thursday by conservative daily Le Figaro. The report, compiled by France’s prefects (regional officials responsible for policing and civil administration) at the end of October, said French society was “rife with tension, frustration and anger” over seemingly endless hikes in taxes as ordinary citizens’ spending power continues to plummet.
Mob attacks police, razes forest office in north Kerala
KOZHIKODE: Growing unrest in Kerala’s hill districts over implementation of the Kasturirangan committee report on the protection of ecosensitive areas (ESA) in the Western Ghats turned violent here on Friday. Police fired three rounds in the air to disperse miscreants who went on a rampage burning government offices and vehicles, attacking police and media persons and damaging shops in Thamarassery town.
Afghans protest against security deal with US
Afghan demonstrators have gathered on the streets of Jalalabad, in eastern Afghanistan, to protest against a security deal on the future of the US military involvement in the country.On Sunday, a large number of Afghans staged a massive rally in the eastern city of Jalalabad to show their opposition to the possible security deal with Washington. Local sources say thousands of demonstrators poured into streets of the city, chanting anti-American slogans and torching American flags and effigies of US President Barack Obama.
Workers’ protest ends in clashes
Clashes erupted on Saturday in the Nile Delta after a strike by factory workers was forcibly dispersed by security forces.One police officer and five soldiers were injured as the police fired tear gas on protestors blocking railroad lines outside Samanoud Felt Fabric Company in the Gharbiya governorate, according to Ministry of Interior spokesman Mohammed Al-Serty.Six workers were injured, reported independent Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Authorities Open Fire on Myanmar Copper Mine Protesters
Police in northern Myanmar opened fire on villagers angered by the reopening of a controversial China-backed copper mine, leaving at least seven injured, eyewitnesses said Friday, as protesters demanded authorities dismantle security checkpoints in the area, among other conditions.