Tag: protest

Fashion week intruders: Pranks and protests shake the runways

Fashion week intruders: Pranks and protests shake the runways

Fashion Week in New York City is renowned for its glitz, glamour, and groundbreaking runway shows. It’s a platform for designers to showcase their latest creations, celebrities to be seen, and fashion enthusiasts to gather in awe. However, recent events at New York Fashion Week have shown that even the most exclusive and carefully curated […]

Italians protest sexual assault ruling with self-groping videos

Italians protest sexual assault ruling with self-groping videos

In a startling act of protest, Italians have taken to social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok to share videos of themselves engaging in unsettling acts of groping. Their aim is to highlight their outrage against a recent judicial ruling that declared unwanted touching lasting less than 10 seconds as non-criminal.

Environmental Activists Arrested During a Match at Wimbledon

Environmental Activists Arrested During a Match at Wimbledon

In a surprising turn of events at the prestigious Wimbledon tennis tournament, a group of environmental activists from the organization “Just Stop Oil” managed to momentarily disrupt a match and draw attention to their cause. The incident took place on July 5, 2023, as the world’s tennis elite gathered to compete on the renowned grass […]

Protests in FIU Over House Bill 999

Protests in FIU Over House Bill 999

Students at Florida International University are raging over the looming House Bill 999 and the complacency of FIU’s administration to it. A walkout and a protest on campus took place Thursday, April 13, despite less-than-ideal weather. The “1,000 Panther Walkout” was organized by Free FIU, a coalition of students, faculty, and professors. If this bill were to pass, the effective date would be July 1, 2023. This is the date that would be related to the death of academic freedom, and it accurately tells history.

Trans Activists Protest Outside Oklahoma Capitol Against Anti-Trans Bills

Trans Activists Protest Outside Oklahoma Capitol Against Anti-Trans Bills

On Monday, transgender activists and protesters entered the Oklahoma State Capitol building to protest the state’s Republican-led push to limit gender-affirming care for young people. Over 100 protesters from Oklahomans For Equality and Freedom Oklahoma showed up outside the Capitol and eventually made their way inside the rotunda, welding signs and chanting phrases like “You can’t erase us” and “Save Trans Lives”.

Kemp Declares State of Emergency in Georgia Over ‘Cop City’ Protests

Kemp Declares State of Emergency in Georgia Over ‘Cop City’ Protests

Georgia Following violent protests in Atlanta against the development of a police training complex and the killing by authorities of an environmental protester who is alleged to have shot a state trooper, Governor Brian Kemp issued a state of emergency on Thursday. Unless the governor extends it, the state of emergency, which permits the use of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to respond to episodes of social unrest, will remain until February 9. The Atlantic Public Safety Center, sometimes known as “Cop City,” is being built in Dekalb County’s South River Forest, and protesters are against it. When a protester was fatally shot during a SWAT raid on the “Defend the Atlanta Forest” group camp, the campaign received widespread notice last week.

Taliban Bans University Education for Women in Afghanistan

Taliban Bans University Education for Women in Afghanistan

The latest decision to forbid women from pursuing higher education in Afghanistan is a setback for everyone impacted, as it further deflates what little optimism there is for development in the nation. People were hopeful that a different Ministry of Education directive from March, which barred girls from attending state-run secondary schools, would be overturned at the time the order was announced.

Penn State Students Disrupt Football Game to Protest School’s Fossil Fuel Investment

Penn State Students Disrupt Football Game to Protest School’s Fossil Fuel Investment

On Thursday, Penn State student activists disrupted the college’s homecoming football game to protest the school’s investment in fossil fuels. At least 19 university students were arrested after they stormed the field to demand disinvestment. The student group Fossil Free Penn is also advocating that the university begin to pay property taxes to fund local public schools and save an affordable housing unit close to the campus.

Why 2 Just Stop Oil Protesters Threw Soup at a Van Gogh Painting

Why 2 Just Stop Oil Protesters Threw Soup at a Van Gogh Painting

This Friday in room 43 of the London National Gallery, home to many famous works of art such as Claude Monet’s The Water-Lily Pond and Jan Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, two protesters shocked the crowd that had gathered around Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, when they emptied the contents of two tomato soup cans onto the work of art. The Just Stop Oil protesters, who were there representing the organization which is known for its non-violent protests of fossil fuel production across the U.K., then proceeded to sit down and glue their hands to the wall under the painting they had just vandalized.

Iran’s Gen Z leading the protest and influencing social media

Iran’s Gen Z leading the protest and influencing social media

Following the tragic death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in mid-September, furious and impassioned protests erupted in dozens of Iranian cities. On September 16, Amini was arrested by the infamous Iranian “morality police” — Guidance Patrol — for allegedly “improperly” wearing her hijab. She died two days later in their custody, with bruises on her face and body.

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