World Popular Resistance Clippings 12/3/2014

CPN-Maoist seizes Guthi land in Nawalparasi

NAWALPARASI, March 12: Land registered in the name of various religious trusts (guthis), at Agyauli of Nawalparasi has been allegedly captured by the CPN-Maoist. Some three bigha and 13 kathhas of land belonging to the Shreeram, Seeta, Laxman and Hanuman guthi at Agyauli-4 has been encroached upon by the CPN-Maoist cadres. Around 100 huts have been constructed on the guthi land. People residing on the land belonging to the religious trusts have said that they were brought here by the CPN-Maoist cadres before the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections.

The party arbitrarily distributed the land to ´landless´ people. The party cadres are continuing to encroach on the guthi land. Party area secretary Suman Gyawali also admitted that that some 65 ´landless´ families were brought here for shelter. But, these days new huts are being constructed and who are using those huts is not checked by the party. The party also formed a probe committee after that, he added. The local administration has remained mute towards the rampant encroachment on the guthi land, the locals complained.

Riot police use water cannon to disperse anti-government protesters near the Middle East Technical University (ODTU) in Ankara

Riot policemen shield themselves as fireworks thrown by protesters explode next to the statue of a bull, during an anti-government protest in Kadikoy

Death of Turkish boy hurt in protests rekindles unrest across country

(Reuters) – Protesters clashed with police in cities across Turkey on Tuesday after the death of a 15-year-old boy who was hit in the head by a tear-gas canister during anti-government demonstrations last summer. Police unleashed water cannon and tear gas on thousands of demonstrators, another pre-election headache for Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as he battles a corruption scandal that has become one of the biggest challenges of his decade in power.



Sudan Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters Attending Student Funeral

KHARTOUM — Security forces in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday fired tear gas at demonstrators attending the funeral of a student killed in a protest, a Reuters witness said, and Khartoum University suspended classes “indefinitely.” Ali Musa was killed at a 200-strong protest march against escalating violence in the western Darfur region on the university campus when police fired tear gas at the protesters. Police said on Tuesday they would investigate his death.

About a thousand people, some carrying flags and chanting “killing a student is killing the nation” and “revolution is the people’s choice”, marched in the procession. Some threw stones at police, and about five were slightly wounded.


Galician parliament suspends session after violent protest by fishermen

The Galician regional parliament had to suspend its session on Tuesday after a group of angry fishermen tried to attack lawmakers during a demonstration to protest the handing out of government subsidies, which they claim are unfair. Police had to hold the group back after some fishermen threw rocks and bottles and burned dumpsters. Several people were arrested in the melee. Demonstrators also threw chairs from outdoor cafes at officers and cut off various streets forcing police to employ tear gas to push them back.

The protest was just one of several held at the Galician parliament on Tuesday. Holders of bank preferential shares also converged on lawmakers to protest the regional body’s lack of action in investigating savings banks that sold the controversial products to their customers.

Security Officers Injured During Protest in Town on Libyan Border

Two security officers were injured on Tuesday in clashes with residents in Ben Guerdan, a town on the Libyan border, according to radio station Mosaique FM. Security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters who blocked streets with burning tires, according to the Wataniya state news channel. Protesting vendors demanded the reopening of the Ras Ajdir border crossing, closed February 25 by Libyan authorities, according to the online publication African Manager. The vendors also condemned a pledge from Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa to stop informal trade during a visit to Ben Guerdan on March 9, reported Mosaique FM.

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