Police hunt down violators of anti-covid measures in Venezuela
24 March 2021 | 9:07 am
"I must wear a face mask," repeat a couple of Venezuelan boys to insistent police officers as the country faces a second wave of Covid-19 infections. The officers form part of a squad that tours the city of Los Teques just outside of Caracas to ensure shop closing hours, quarantines and mask-wearing are respected.
Police have carried out new raids as part of their probe into the storming of government buildings. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has reiterated that his predecessor prepared the attacks as part of a coup attempt.
Tunisian police arrested two political activists and a businessman amid growing concerns over political freedoms in the country.
Most German police departments reported comparatively calm carnival festivities overnight on Thursday. But five police officers were injured in Trier as a group of about 40 people attacked them with makeshift weapons.
A group of former Memphis police officers who face second-degree murder and other charges have pleaded not guilty. The five are standing trial over the violent arrest and death of young Black man Tyre Nichols.
Most of the victims in a suicide bombing in the Pakistani city of Peshawar were police officers. The attack has raised alarms among officials over a security breach at a time when the Pakistani Taliban are particularly targeting the police and military.
Greek authorities have arrested a railroad station master after a passenger train collision that killed dozens. Local media described the incident as the country's deadliest train accident.
An explosion on a Nigerian oil pipeline owned by Shell killed at least 12 people on Friday (March 3), authorities at the scene said, while members of the affected community in Emohua said they feared many more had died in the blast.
Police arrested 35 people after they destroyed construction equipment at a training facility referred to as "Cop City." Environmental and anti-police protesters have attacked the site several times.
In a study of over 30 countries, the rights group found that the use of rubber bullets and other projectiles by security forces on protesters has led to injuries and even death.
Supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan confronted police outside his home in Lahore. Authorities have tried to arrest Khan, who has been entangled in a string of legal cases.
Some 400 police officers have taken part in raids against suspected people smugglers in eastern Germany.
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