World Popular Resistance Clippings 24/4/2014

Security forces prepare for World Cup in a restive Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — Drones, bomb-detecting robots, camera glasses, rubber bullets and sound and light grenades will all be at the ready if Brazilian police need them to quell disturbances during the FIFA World Cup. The Brazilian military also has a contingency plan [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 23/4/2014

Deadly riot in Rio’s Copacabana district with World Cup weeks away

One person was shot and killed as violent protests erupted in Rio’s Copacabana beach district less than two months before soccer’s World Cup begins in Brazil. The riots followed the death of a dancer, allegedly at the hands of police. Brazilian media [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 22/4/2014

Union members and riot police clash in Istanbul

In Turkey, union members have clashed with riot police in Istanbul, as they tried to enter a park to hold a press conference. Around 100 union members tried to enter Gezi Park, which is next to Taksim Square, but they were pushed back by security [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 21/4/2014

Rioting crowd severely beats 5 chengguan for killing civilian

A riot involving around 1,000 people broke out last Saturday in Cangnan county of Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province, resulting in the hospitalization of five chengguan, China’s notoriously abusive and under-regulated urban enforcement officials. The alleged cause for the riots was the five’s brutally [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 18/4/2014

Seven Herders Held After Inner Mongolia Clashes

Chinese authorities in the northern region of Inner Mongolia are holding seven ethnic Mongolian herders after clashes with a mining company they said polluted their grazing lands, local residents said on Thursday. The detentions came after around 150 herders from Chagaan-oboo Gachaa in Heshigten Banner (in [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 17/4/2014

CPN-M preparing for “peoples’ revolution”: Thapa

MAHENDRANAGAR: CPN-Maoist General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa said that his party is gearing up for historical revolution against status-quo and regression, that, according to him, came to rise after the second Constituent Assembly. Speaking at a press conference organised in Mahendranagar on Thursday, he said that the party has [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 13/4/2014

Dozens hurt as anti-government protest in Rome turns violent

ROME: Police fired tear gas and made a number of arrests in Rome on Saturday as an anti-government protest turned violent, leaving several injured, according to medics and an AFP photographer. Hooded protesters hurled rocks and firecrackers at police, causing some 20 [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 11/4/2014

Peru arrests 28 linked to Shining Path on drugs, terror charges

(Reuters) – Peru arrested 28 people linked to the political wing of the largely defunct Shining Path insurgency on suspicions they are involved in drug trafficking and terrorism, the interior minister said on Thursday. The operation marks the first big bust of members [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 10/4/2014

 

Peru Shining Path arrests: 24 seized

Twenty-four people suspected of links to Peruvian militant group Shining Path have been arrested, the president says. President Ollanta Humala said they included the leaders of the organisation’s political arm, Movadef. Two of them are lawyers for the group’s founder Abimael Guzman, who was jailed [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 7/4/2014

Rioting youth barricade street to keep out police

“When police and emergency services arrived to put out the fire, we were met by around 50 young people throwing stones,” police duty officer Ronnie Dahlqvist told the TT news agency about Sunday night’s altercation. “One police officer was slightly injured after a rock hit [...]