Last week tens of thousands of people protested in Hong Kong during China’s national holiday, but now it’s Monday and people are going back to work and school. Protesters gave up some of their claimed turf at the government headquarters to let employees get in the building; but they have not given up their fight. We check in with two young demonstrators to hear why they’re still out there.
Large protest in Ramallah organised by Hizb ut-Tahrir Palestine to send a clear message to Obama that he is not welcome in the holy land.
Fault Lines travelled to Ferguson to witness the demonstrations and the subsequent heavy-handed police reaction – and to find out how Brown’s killing sparked something bigger, exposing tensions that have been bubbling beneath the surface for years.
US police have said they came under “heavy gunfire” and 31 people were arrested during protests in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the shooting death of a black unarmed teenager by a white policeman.Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports.
KARACHI – Thousands of pro-Palestine supporters led by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq have joined Gaza Million March to demand the end of Gaza massacre.
By mid Sunday, thousands including women and children had joined JI Chief on the mid of Shahra-e-Faisal, Karachi in Pakistan’s southern province Sindh.
The procession took to the roads in motorcycles, cars, trucks and buses.
Haq, the former Provincial Minister and leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami political party, has called on Israel to stop the killing of innocent children, women and other civilians in Gaza.
By: Charlotte Silver
San Francisco Bay Area Palestine activists have declared their first victory in attempting to prevent the offloading of an Israeli cargo vessel at the Oakland Port. Originally planning to show up at 5:00 am Saturday morning to block the ship, activists sent word out late last night that the meeting time had been moved up to 3:00pm, as the ship had delayed its arrival at Oakland in an apparent attempt to avoid the protest.
Activist Mohamed Shehk told The Electronic Intifada that the organizers have been tracking the vessel Zim Piraeus, and realized last night that it had stopped before reaching its Oakland destination, spending the night at sea.
“This delay is seen as a victory for us. It shows how much Zim is trying to avoid our protest, and it shows how effective we can be when we can organize these types of actions,” Shehk said.