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5 impassioned moments from shooting survivors and parents

Added: 22.02.2018 14:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

The past week of protests and outrage stemming from the deadly shooting at a Florida high school has produced a day of stirring moments.


Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny briefly detained before election

Added: 22.02.2018 14:04 | 0 views | 0 comments

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been charged with an administrative offence that could put him in jail when Vladimir Putin stands for re-election on March 18. Mr Navalny said on Twitter on Thursday afternoon that police had taken him into custody as he was coming out of a dentist's office. He posted a photograph of himself in a van with police officers. He later tweeted that he had been charged with illegally organising a public demonstration, an administrative violation that carries a potential 30-day jail sentence for repeat offenders like Mr Navalny, and released. Moscow police said in a statement that they detained Mr Navalny to inform him of the allegations against him, as he had not responded to a previous request to appear.  The anti-corruption activist has been holding campaign rallies and protests around Russia over the past year, but was barred in December from running against Vladimir Putin in the election due to a politicised embezzlement conviction against him.  Since then, he has been calling for a voter boycott on March 18. Although Mr Putin is expected to easily win given his stable popularity, the Kremlin fears an embarrassingly low turnout for the dull election. Vladimir Putin announces he will run for re-election at a car factory in December Credit: Mikhail Metzel/TASS via Getty Images Mr Navalny was detained at a electoral boycott rally on January 28, but police later released him without charges. He has said this was so he could be detained again closer to the election, since the kind of administrative arrest he has been sentenced to in the past can only last 30 days. “If they would jail me on 28 January, I would walk free on 28 February. But Putin wants me to be isolated right before the election, and preferably during the election,” he said.  Alexei Navalny is detained at a 28 January rally calling for an election boycott Credit: Evgeny Feldman/AP Earlier this month, investigators questioned Mr Navalny about allegedly kicking one of the police officers who were filmed tackling him to the ground at the January 28 protest. Mr Navalny's campaign manager Leonid Volkov was detained in a Moscow airport on Thursday morning on his way to speak at a Navalny headquarters in the city of Ufa. He faces similar charges of illegally organising a demonstration, Moscow police said on Thursday.

Spain hit by HUGE protests: Thousands of retirees take to streets over pensions fears

Added: 22.02.2018 11:26 | 1 views | 0 comments

THOUSANDS of OAPs have been marching in Spain to demand "decent pensions" - even cutting access to the Spanish Parliament in Madrid and stopping traffic from passing.


Kremlin critic Navalny held, then released ahead of Russian election

Added: 22.02.2018 9:18 | 0 views | 0 comments

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was briefly detained by police on Thursday and accused of organizing illegal protests, weeks ahead of a presidential election in which he has been barred from running.


Russian Police Briefly Detain Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny — Again

Added: 22.02.2018 9:05 | 0 views | 0 comments

Navalny says he faces jail time for organizing illegal protests. It's not the first arrest this year for the Kremlin critic, who has been barred from running in this year's presidential election.


Students across U.S. stage walkouts to protest gun violence

Added: 21.02.2018 18:48 | 1 views | 0 comments

In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class on Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting in Florida.
The protests spread from school to school as students shared plans for their...


'Never again!' Florida shooting survivors confront lawmakers; protests gain steam nationwide

Added: 21.02.2018 17:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

Students from California to Washington held walkouts in solidarity with the teens from Parkland, survivors of last week's horrific rampage.


5 officers killed in overnight Sufi protests in Iran

Added: 21.02.2018 17:09 | 0 views | 0 comments

Iranian police said Tuesday the number of security officers killed in overnight protests by a Sufi sect had risen to five, with around 300 people arrested. Footage on state television showed a bus ploughing into a group of policemen in northern Tehran, which police said led to three deaths. On Tuesday, police spokesman Saeed Montazer Almehdi said two members of the hardline Basij militia, which is linked to the Revolutionary Guards, were also killed.


From Bellingham To Tallahassee Students 'Walk Out' Demanding Gun Reform

Added: 21.02.2018 17:05 | 0 views | 0 comments

Students grappling with fear and frustration after last week's fatal school shooting staged peaceful protests mourning for victims and urging a ban on assault rifles.


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