The ceremony for the French version of the Oscars took place in Paris on Friday amid protests by women’s rights activists as director Roman Polanski was awarded, in his absence, the best director award for his latest film.
HONG KONG, DEC 26: Hundreds of anti-government protesters and their supporters gathered outside a tiny restaurant in Hong Kong for an unconventional Christmas dinner, sharing paper plates piled high with food under neon street signs.
HONG KONG, Dec 19: Hong Kong protesters rallied outside diplomatic missions on Thursday to urge foreign governments to follow the United States and pass human rights bills to raise pressure on Beijing and support their pro-democracy campaign.
HONG KONG, Aug 31: Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon on Saturday as pro-democracy protesters threw petrol bombs in the latest in a series of clashes that have plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades.
HONG KONG, Aug 21: A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as demonstrators began to gather for a sit-in at the subway site of a mid-summer mob attack.
HONG KONG, Aug 13: Pro-democracy demonstrators severely crippled operations at Hong Kong’s international airport for a second day Tuesday, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights as the city’s pro-Beijing leader warned that the protesters had pushed events onto a “path of no return.”
HONG KONG, Aug 11: Hong Kong police and protesters clashed in cat-and-mouse encounters across the city on Sunday, marking a shift in tactics during a tenth straight weekend of unrest in the former British colony where people are chafing at Chinese rule.
HONG KONG, Aug 8: The United States raised its travel warning for Hong Kong, urging increased caution by visitors to the Chinese territory in the face of what it described as civil unrest after months of sometimes violent street protests.
HONG KONG, Aug 4: Hong Kong police said Sunday that they arrested more than 20 people for unlawful assembly, assault and other offenses after confrontations between protesters and authorities continued deep into the night.
HONG KONG, July 21: Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in chaotic scenes late on Sunday as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by the city’s political masters in Beijing.
HONG KONG, July 14: Protesters demanding the resignation of Hong Kong’s chief executive and an investigation into alleged police violence filled the streets of a northern town on Sunday, adding to an outpouring of grievances against the Chinese territory’s leaders.
KATHMANDU, July 12: Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Baskota on Thursday said that the government was providing Rs 1 million to the family of Saroj Narayan Singh, a Sarlahi local who was killed after police open fire at protesters on June 30.
HONG KONG, June 13: Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of people persevered with a protest against an extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up big crowds.
KATHMANDU, June 11: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa on Tuesday said that the police had used some force to contain the protestors during Sunday's public demonstration against the proposed Guthi bill tabled in the Parliament.
PARIS, May 1: French police clashed with stone-throwing protesters as tens of thousands of people started marching in Paris Wednesday for May Day rallies under tight security. More than 200 arrests were made.
KATHMANDU, April 30: The agitating engineers working on contract basis for the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) have agreed to return to work after the reconstruction body agreed to their demands of extra allowances and perks on Monday.
LONDON, April15: Environmental protesters are planning to paralyse parts of central London over the next few days by blocking some of the city’s busiest streets in a bid to force the government to do more to tackle climate change.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Protesters have gathered at Maitighar Mandala to express their solidarity to folk singer Pashupati Sharma, who was forced to remove his new song title ‘Lootna Sake Loot” from Youtube following the threat from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).
KATHMANDU, July 21: Former Chief Justice Sushila Karki accused the government of being intolerant while Khagendra Sangraula questioned what kind of socialism the government was batting for. Karki added that if the government continued to turn a deaf ear to KC’s demands, a wave of protest would erupt across the country.
WASHINGTON, July 1: Tens of thousands of protesters marched in cities across the United States on Saturday to demand the Trump administration reverse an immigration crackdown that has separated children from parents at the U.S-Mexico border and led to plans for military-run detention camps.
MALE (Reuters) - Police in the Maldives arrested at least 139 opposition protesters, its spokesman said on Saturday, as they attempted to defy orders under the state of emergency and march into the high-security zone in capital Male.
DHANKUTA, Dec 18: Government and private schools affiliated with PABSON and N-PABSON have been closed to express solidarity for the protesters who are demanding Dhankuta as provincial capital. “We’ve reduced a day of winter vacation to support the cause,” Nanda Neupane, treasurer of PABSON from Province 1 said.
HAMBURG, July 7: German police clashed with violent protesters Thursday in Hamburg a day ahead of the Group of 20 summit, using water cannons, pepper spray and batons to disperse marchers after some attacked them with bottles and other objects.
KATHMANDU, April 3: Police detained scores of protesters at Kantipath on Sunday, including Naya Shakti Nepal (NSN) Coordinator Baburam Bhattarai and Hisila Yami, after hundreds of people took to the streets to demonstrate against the Election Commission’s decision not to give election symbol to party having no representation in the legislature parliament.
KATHMANDU, March 7: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi has appealed protesters not to get involved in arson and vandalism in the aftermath of the fateful incident in Rajbiraj on Monday.
Women took to the streets in unexpectedly large numbers in major U.S. cities on Saturday in mass protests against U.S. President Donald Trump, in an early indication of the strong opposition the newly inaugurated Republican may face in office.
WASHINGTON, Jan 20: Protesters and supporters of President-elect Donald Trump clashed outside a pro-Trump event in Washington the night before his inauguration. Police used chemical spray on some protesters in an effort to control the unruly crowd.
WASHINGTON, Jan 15: U.S. civil rights activists vowed on Saturday to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald Trump, kicking off a week of protests ahead of the Republican's inauguration.
MIAMI, Nov 12: Thousands of protesters took their frustrations over Donald Trump's election as the next U.S. president onto the streets on Friday and into Saturday in several cities, including Portland, Oregon, where one protester was shot.
BISHOFTU, Ethiopia, Oct 2: Several people were killed in a stampede near the Ethiopian capital on Sunday after police fired tear gas at protesters during a religious festival, according to an AFP photographer at the scene.
SRINAGAR, India, Sept 13: Two anti-India protesters were killed and scores were injured in clashes with security forces in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir on Tuesday, police said, as a security lockdown marred Eid festivities in the disputed region.
SRINAGAR, India, Aug 31: Protests against Indian rule erupted at many places in Kashmir on Wednesday after authorities lifted a curfew throughout the disputed Himalayan region for the first time in 54 days. A young man was killed and several others were injured in clashes between rock-throwing protesters and government forces.
KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Deciding in favor of the Commission for the Investigation on Abuse of Authority (CIAA), the Kathmandu District Administration Office on Friday declared the vicinities around the anti-graft body prohibited areas pending further notice.
SRINAGAR, (India), July 15: Police say protests have erupted at several places in Indian-controlled Kashmir, even as authorities prevented tens of thousands of people from offering Friday prayers in big mosques with a lockdown in place for a seventh straight day.
HONG KONG, June 17: Hong Kong pro-democracy groups rallied Friday against China's tightening grip on the semiautonomous city following electrifying revelations by a bookseller who spoke out about his months-long detention in the mainland.