World Popular Resistance Clippings 18/2/2014

15 hurt as Savar RMG workers clash with cops

At least 15 people were injured as workers demonstrating for their arrears clashed with police in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital, this morning. Around 200 workers of CPM Knit Composite Limited started the demonstration outside the factory around 11:00am and tried to [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 6/1/2014

Jobless youths attack Tunisia police post

Gafsa — Unemployed Tunisian youths ransacked an empty police post in the impoverished central region of Gafsa overnight and torched its contents, witnesses told AFP on Monday. Tunisia remains prey to sometimes violent social unrest, especially in the neglected centre of the country, three years after an impoverished [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 5/8/2013

CPN-M starts Bajhang anti-poll campaign

BAJHANG, AUG 05 – The CPN-Maoist has started mobilising its activists to run anti-election campaign in various parts of the district. Cadres of the Mohan Baidya-led party have been directed to dissuade local people from participating in the Constituent Assembly elections scheduled for November 19. A recent gathering of [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 3/6/2013

M’pur widow takes ‘extrajudicial kiling’ issue to UNHRC, Geneva

Neena Ningombam, representing Extrajudicial Execution Victim Families Association, Manipur (EEVFAM) and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), Hong Kong has taken up the issue of extrajudicial killing at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNRC), Geneva. According to a press release issued by ALRC, Neena spoke [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 14/5/2013

Hundreds of Bangladesh Textile Plants Shut Indefinitely

DHAKA – Hundreds of factories which form the hub of Bangladesh’s garment industry are to close indefinitely after worker unrest sparked by the death of more than 1,100 colleagues, employees announced Monday. As the search for bodies from last month’s collapse of a factory complex wrapped up, the [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 13/4/2013

 

25 petrol bombs thrown during riot in Fountain, Derry

About 25 petrol bombs were thrown during rioting in the Fountain area of Londonderry on Friday night, police have said. The trouble broke out at about 19:30 BST with nationalist youths throwing stones in the area. When police arrived, petrol bombs were thrown towards [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 8/12/2012

Guangxi city riots over police handling of smuggler

Police have clashed with thousands of protesters in the Guangxi city of Dongxing. The protests began after a suspected smuggler was almost killed by police who drove into him whilst he was riding his motorbike. Dongxing is in the far south of Guangxi province, right on the [...]

London rioters given jail terms totalling 1,800 years

“Swift and tough justice” has resulted in prison sentences totalling more than 1,800 years being handed out to some 1,292 people in connection with last summer’s London riots described as “the worst public disorder for a generation”.

In an unprecedented show of deterrence, courts gave substantially higher sentences than are normally given for similar offences. [...]

One year on: Riot police on Leicester’s streets to tackle yobs

It is almost a year since Leicester endured a night of disturbances, which saw shops and businesses attacked and streets vandalised.

The disorder, which first sprung up in London, quickly spread to cities across the country, erupting in Leicester late on August 9.

Scores of shops and restaurants saw their windows smashed, businesses were looted [...]

Reading the Riots study reveals police fears over further unrest

Police expect a repeat of the riots that spread across England last summer and are concerned about whether they will have the resources to cope with more unrest on that scale, according to the findings of the most in-depth research conducted into the disorder.

Officers interviewed as part of the study said further disorder [...]