It served as an epiphany for many, that neither youth nor submission acts as a deterrent to being killed at the hands of law enforcement. And just as vital, that police violence continues to overwhelmingly target people of colour.
James McLelland calls for the Left to unite against the Tories and their new Police Bill.
One this day a sizable protest took place through the streets of Manchester.
The city of Bristol erupted into violence last night as protestors were met with hostility by the local police force, as they aimed to demonstrate against Conservative Home Secretary Priti Patel and her deeply unpopular Police Bill.
Civil liberties campaigners have warned that the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, contains proposals are set to restrict demonstrations, threatening the right to protest. Buried deep in the 300-page document, proposals would grant, by law, further powers to police officers and the Home Secretary to clamp down on protests. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) have since published its ideas for the future of policing demonstrations.
The crackdown on academic liberties has been a continuous policy of Turkey’s ruling party AKP. The latest student protests in Istanbul represent an unceasing fight of Turkish youth against the oppressive regime.
Since the new year, Istanbul’s University campuses have become a battleground of violent clashes between students and police. The protests were sparked by President Tayyip Erdogan’s appointment of Melih Bulu, an active member of Turkey’s ruling AKP party, as new rector of the prestigious Boğaziçi University by presidential decree.
On the students’ “Day of Rage” Lebanese students clashed with riot police in Beirut outside of the American University of Beirut (AUB) with tear gas being fired at the students, who responded by throwing bottles at riot police. The protest turned confrontation was organised by students as a response to the AUB and another top university in Beirut deciding to massively hike tuition fees in the midst of an economic crisis.
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Lebanon’s political crisis deepened after Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced on Monday (10 August 2020) on national television that the whole cabinet had resigned, despite President Michel Aoun asking them to stay on as caretakers until a new government is formed.