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August 15, 2013

Hundreds killed in latest clashes between Egypt’s military and Morsi supporters

  • 623 people were killed, with thousands more reportedly wounded, in the latest round of clashes between Egypt’s military and supporters of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. Representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood say the death toll will continue to rise, claiming that authorities have failed to count hundreds of bodies across the country. In response, some demonstrators stormed and torched a government building in Cairo, leading Egypt’s Interior Ministry to warn that any such future displays would be met with live ammunition. source
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August 12, 2013
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July 31, 2013
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July 14, 2013
According to Slate’s Dave Weigel, a “pretty peaceful” Trayvon protest is underway in DC’s Columbia Heights neighborhood. Buzzfeed’s Chris Geidner is also covering the scene.

According to Slate’s Dave Weigel, a “pretty peaceful” Trayvon protest is underway in DC’s Columbia Heights neighborhood. Buzzfeed’s Chris Geidner is also covering the scene.

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July 1, 2013
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June 20, 2013

Thousands of officers to provide security in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday

  • 8,000 police officers will be working to provide security in Rio de Janeiro tonight, where thousands of demonstrators are expected to continue protesting poor public services, police brutality, and a decreasing quality of life even as Brazil prepares to host the World Cup next year. Roughly 1200 of the officers are expected to remain in nearby barracks, and will apparently only be deployed if tonight’s demonstrations turn violent. More than 250 thousand demonstrators protested in cities across the country on Monday, and hundreds of thousands more are expected to take part in protests across Brazil on Thursday night. source
17:42 // 1 year ago
June 18, 2013

Massive demonstrations in Sau Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other Brazillian cities

  • 100k+ citizens took to the streets in Brazil last night to protest poor treatment by local law enforcement, inadequate public services, and the rising costs that have accompanied Brazil’s winning bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2014. The protests coincided with the launch of the Confederations Cup, a smaller soccer event typically used by host cities to test their preparedness for the World Cup, and the recent uptick in demonstrations is currently being referred to as the “vinegar revolution” (among other titles). source
14:41 // 1 year ago
June 1, 2013

tiptoelightlypastmymind says: Do you know if any of the main television networks in the US have picked up on Turkey yet? I honestly had no clue until another post crossed my tumblr dashboard this morning... which makes me wonder if the general public is still pretty clueless as to what's going on.

» SFB says: While I haven’t tapped into a TV today (I don’t watch TV on the regular), it’s a fairly sizable story, and one of CNN’s main online feeds is currently dedicated to the situation in Turkey. — Ernie @ SFB

14:19 // 1 year ago
May 6, 2013

Anti-blasphemy protests turn deadly in the heart of Bangladesh

  • 15 people were killed by fighting between police forces and protesters in Bangladesh over the weekend, after protests demanding an anti-blasphemy law turned violent. The fighting was centered in and around the capital city of Dhaka, only a few weeks after a garment factory collapse is now being blamed for more than 600 deaths. source
20:09 // 1 year ago
April 23, 2013

Clash between government forces, minority protesters leaves more than 40 dead in Iraq

  • 44 people were killed after a gun fight broke out between Sunni Iraqi protesters, and government security forces who stormed the protesters’ camp on Tuesday morning. The group was protesting alleged marginalization of Iraq’s minority Sunni population by the country’s primarily Shi’ite government coalition. Protesters say they were unarmed, prior to the battle which eventually involved both local militants and members of the Iraqi army, but government officials claim security forces found rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons inside the camp. source
21:23 // 1 year ago