Tag Archives: Protesters

Mubarak’s supporters battle Cairo protesters

Mubarak’s supporters battle Cairo protesters

CAIRO – Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, throwing petrol bombs, wielding sticks and charging on horses and camels, fiercely attacked demonstrators in Cairo on Wednesday after the army told protesters to clear the streets. Anti-Mubarak protesters hurled stones back and said the attackers were police in plain clothes, a charge the Interior Ministry denied.
The Egyptian government rejected international calls for the leader to end his 30-year-rule now. This apparent rebuff

Protesters and govt supporters clash in Yemen

SANAA – Dozens of activists calling for the ouster of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh clashed on Saturday with the regime’s supporters in Sanaa, an AFP journalist reported. Plainclothes police also attacked the demonstrators who marched to the Egyptian embassy in Sanaa chanting “Ali, leave leave” and “Tunisia left, Egypt after it and Yemen in the coming future.”
The chants were referring to the ouster of veteran Tunisian strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali early this month and

Egypt protesters set fire to govt building in Suez

ISMAILIA – Protesters in Suez set a government building on fire and tried to burn down a local office of Egypt’s ruling party late on Wednesday, security sources and witnesses said. Protesters threw petrol bombs at the National Democratic Party office but failed to set it alight.
Police fired teargas to push the demonstrators back, they said. Officials in the city in Egypt’s northeast ordered that shops be closed after incidents of looting were reported. Clashes with police left

Egyptian protesters break through police barriers

CAIRO – Hundreds of Egyptian demonstrators calling for economic and political reforms broke through police barriers on Tuesday and began marching in Cairo’s streets, in a protest inspired by Tunisia’s uprising. Protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court in downtown Cairo and held large signs that read “Tunisia is the solution” amid massive police deployment, an AFP correspondent said.
Chanting “Down with Mubarak” –in reference to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who has been

Thai court jails 84 ‘Yellow Shirt’ protesters

BANGKOK – A Thai court Thursday jailed 84 supporters of the “Yellow Shirt” royalist movement for storming a television station in 2008 in protest at a government allied with former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.
They were handed prison sentences of between six months and two-and-a-half years by Bangkok’s Criminal Court, mostly for illegal assembly and trespassing. The August 2008 incident at the National Broadcasting Service of Thailand state television station was one in series

Greek police fire teargas at protesters

ATHENS: Greek police fired teargas at stone-throwing youths marching in Athens to mark the anniversary of the police killing of a 15-year-old, which had triggered the country’s worst riots in decades in 2008.
About 3,000 mostly hooded youths marched through central Athens, with a few hundred throwing stones, sticks, oranges and bottles at police. Some smashed bus stops and shop windows.
“Protesters threw three petrol bombs,” said a police official who declined to be named.

Canadian law keeps Musharraf from beating up protesters

TORONTO: After a bunch of people raised slogans against him the other day, former president Pervez Musharraf said he would have asked his party workers to ‘beat up’ the demonstrators had he not been afraid of Canada’s law. Musharraf made these comments while addressing a convention of his party, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), in Toronto.
According to media reports, he claimed that Osama bin Laden had provided the funds that allowed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief

16 injured as protesters defy curfew in IHK

SRINAGAR: A clash between police in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) and protesters who defied a curfew to demonstrate against the arrest of a Hurriyat leader left 16 people injured Tuesday.
Masarat Alam, 44, who is known for his fiery denunciations of Delhi, was arrested by police on Monday in Srinagar, after evading capture for four months. Thousands of security forces on Tuesday implemented a strict curfew in parts of IHK to try to pre-empt protests over Alam’s arrest.