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Climate-change protesters disrupt London docklands train service

Two environmental activists climbed onto the roof of a train in London’s Canary Wharf financial district on Wednesday as part of a third day of action to force Britain to take more radical measures to avert climate change. Climate change activists demonstrate during the Extinction…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Macron’s popularity edges up even as protesters persist

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity ratings recovered in January, a survey showed on Tuesday, after a series of government concessions aimed at ending a wave of “yellow vest” protests against high living costs. The demonstrations shaking France since mid-November had further dented…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Activists protest Civil Rights Institute decision to withdraw award for Angela Davis

Activists who have recently been protesting a Thanksgiving police shooting that killed a black man at Alabama’s largest mall stood in front of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute this morning protesting the decision to rescind an award to controversial activist Angela Davis. The board of…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, January 8, 2019

France protests: Fuel tax rises in 2019 budget dropped

Fuel tax rises which sparked weeks of violent protests in France have now been dropped from next year’s budget, the government has announced. The move was announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who a day earlier had only promised to postpone them for six months.…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, December 6, 2018

Deadly Paris protest becomes expression of French discontent, threatens to upend political system

PARIS — It was like something out of a Victor Hugo novel, updated for the 21st century: Vandals wrote graffiti on convenience stores and iconic national monuments. Students lit fires in trash cans and torched cars. Demonstrators blocked major highways, gas stations and toll booths.…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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