Thousands of people attended a protest against racism and discrimination in the German city of Dresden on Saturday, a week ahead of two state elections in the country’s east in which the far-right Alternative for Germany party is expected to make gains.
Saturday’s “Indivisible” demonstration in Dresden — the capital of Saxony, one of the states that holds elections on Sept. 1 — follows a protest under the same title in Berlin in October. Organizers said the Berlin protest drew more than 240,000 people.
Hundreds of people protested in Sudan’s city of Omdurman on Monday, chanting “the people want the fall of the regime”, witnesses said, after the family of a man shot at an anti-government protest last week said he had died of his wounds.
Sudan has been shaken by near-daily demonstrations for over a month. They were set off by a worsening economic crisis, but quickly turned into growing calls for an end to President Omar al-Bashir’s three-decade rule….more: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/
A memo signed by 900 State Department diplomats that opposes President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the US has been delivered to top officials, State Department officials familiar with the memo…
One of Germany’s most famous landmarks, Cologne Cathedral, will be plunged into darkness on Monday evening in protest at a march by a growing grass-roots anti-Muslim movement through the western German city, cathedral authorities said…..MORE: reuters
By Sue Lloyd RobertsBBC Newsnight The very first Damascus protest was covered by Russian T On 31st January 2011, inspired by the protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, six young Damascus residents organised the first major demonstration of the Syrian uprising.…