Protesters toppled a monument to Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin on Sunday during the biggest march and rally in central Kiev since President Viktor Yanukovich galvanized his opposition by turning down a trade deal with the European Union.
ICYMI, they toppled the Lenin statue, a pivotal part of the uprising against the government’s decision to align with Russia over the EU. The opposition has called a 48 hour ultimatum to have the prime minister disband the government before marching into his private residence. Watch this set of news.
12:50 // 4 months ago
Decision to call elections aimed at ending crisis caused by weeks of demonstrations aimed at bringing down government
Under pressure from widespread anti-government protests, prime minister Yingluck calls for snap elections and dissolves the parliament. Protesters are still marching on and pressing to topple her.
12:10 // 4 months ago
Hundreds of Egyptian police rallied on Sunday to demand higher wages, in a rare act of defiance of a new protest law which they themselves have been enforcing to quell unrest on the streets.
The demonstration by police was an ironic turn of events after arrests of activists for violating the controversial law passed last month, which requires Interior Ministry permission for any public gathering of more than 10 people.
Around 200 non-commissioned officers had been granted permission to protest at a Police Club in Cairo, where they called on officials to come to discuss their pay demand with them.
When they received no response they marched to the Interior Ministry in defiance of the new law. Security sources said they shoved barricades at fellow members of the security forces outside the club, before the protesters were allowed to march.
An interesting turn of events in Egypt.
14:38 // 4 months ago
Marina Lewycka: Protesters in Kiev who want to be free of a stifling past and Russian power may find western politicians are not so different
Interesting angle on the ongoing new revolution brewing in Ukraine over foreign policy with Russia, the EU. It’s really a catch-22 for these demonstrators, protesting against relations with Russia but then, as the writer states, the EU isn’t so great.
14:00 // 4 months ago