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West Papua protest at Forum leaders meeting

Sapolu joined a vocal group of supporters of the Free West Papua Movement in a peaceful protest this morning outside Sheraton Aggie Greys Hotel in Apia, which is the venue of the 48th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Summit.

“We have to stand up because if we don’t, no one will. Let us talk about the freedom for the indigenous people of West Papua, of all Pacific islands, Unasa told journalists.

Violence erupts at protests over alleged police rape in Paris suburb

More than 2,000 people marched Saturday in Bobigny, a suburban town nearly six miles (9.2 kilometers) northeast of the French capital. They chanted and carried signs demanding justice for a 22-year-old man who says he was sodomized by a police officer's baton.

The demonstrations turned violent when a few hundred protesters broke away from the march and began rioting, police said. They smashed windows, set cars and trash cans on fire and attacked law enforcement personnel, who responded by firing tear gas into the crowd.

Hundreds rally in Australia over juvenile 'torture' footage

Demonstrators gathered in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to express shock at footage showing indigenous boys being tear-gassed.

The video also shows a boy wearing a "split hood" while cuffed to a chair.

Australia's Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has called for an investigation.

However, he rejected calls for a broader national inquiry.

Around 700 people rallied in Melbourne and 300 in Sydney, according to Reuters.

Footage of the abuse first emerged on national broadcaster ABC's Four Corners programme.

Opposition says speak out against Income Tax……Break the silence!

Branding the policy as “evil” Mr Kalsakau said Income Tax will only affect the low income earners like market vendors but not corporate businesses and high income earners because they can still survive while your most needed portion is taken away.

The Opposition leader made these remarks in a historical public press conference inside Port Vila’s main market house during the busiest lunch hour of the week on Friday. This opposition weekly press conference is normally held at the opposition conference room at parliament house every Friday morning.

VIDEO: Migrants protest against Hungary border closure

New laws in Hungary took effect on Tuesday to stop the huge flow of migrants through the country.

Serbia's social affairs minister in charge of migrants has called for the border to be reopened.

Statute of the devil causes protests in Russia

The sculpture was a small landmark in St. Petersburg, a city noted for its striking architecture. It is not clear who removed it last week, although a group which identified itself as Cossacks claimed responsibility. City authorities said they have found fragments of it amid construction refuse.


Lebanese stage largest protests yet sparked by trash crisis

They chanted "revolution, revolution" while setting a three-day ultimatum for authorities to respond to demands, including the resignation of a Cabinet minister.

It signaled the most significant public outburst of anger against a dysfunctional system of government, but demonstrators have yet to chart a clear path toward change.

VIDEO: Protest as bulldozers clear houses

The Islamabad administration used police and paramilitary to move forward with the planned operation to demolish the houses after the Islamabad High Court ordered the demolition of "illegal slums" in the federal capital.

Footage filmed by the Associated Press showed a partially dressed toddler being removed from a home by police shortly before it was bulldozed.