Libya's eastern government resigns amid protests
An interim government in eastern Libya has resigned hours after protesters set fire to its headquarters in Benghazi. Protests also erupted in the cities of Al-Marj, Sabha and Al-Bayda.
At least 11 dead as protests over police violence continue in Colombia
At least 11 people have died and hundreds more have been left injured as protests continue across Colombia over the death of a man repeatedly tasered by police. Demonstrators first took to the streets of the capital Bogota on Wednesday after video emerged of attorney Javier Ordonez pleading with uniformed officers, who shocked him with the weapon at least five times as he lay on the ground.
Deadly protests in Colombia after police killing
Violent protests and riots rock Bogota following the death of a man who was repeatedly tasered by police. Demonstrators took to the streets of the Colombian capital on Wednesday after video emerged of Javier Ordonez pleading with uniformed officers, who shocked him with the weapon at least five times as he lay on the ground. Five people have died in the demonstrations.
Berlin street to change name following anti-racism protests
Berlin's "Moor Street" is set to change its name to "Anton-Wilhelm-Amo-Strasse" to honor Germany's first black scholar. Anti-racism initiatives and activists have welcomed the proposal.
Pakistan: Protests erupt over Parachinar bomb attack
A bombing in the majority Shiite town of Parachinar, near the Afghan border, has brought crowds of protesters to the streets. Angry locals say security forces are failing to protect them from Sunni extremists.
Taiwan exhibition showcases 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy protests
An exhibition marking the first anniversary of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests is held at Taiwan Comic Base in Taipei. It features more than 100 artworks ranging from hand drawings, posters and multi-media projects from artists in Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia. The recent imposition of a sweeping new national security law on Hong Kong has sent chills through Taiwan, deepening fears that Beijing focus next on seizing the democratic self-ruled island.
Greens call for 'race' to be removed from German constitution
As tens of thousands in Germany flock to anti-racism protests, two prominent Green politicians have called for the term "race" to be removed from German discrimination law. "We need to unlearn racism," they said.
Belgium: King Leopold II statue removed in Antwerp after anti-racism protests
The statue was daubed with paint during protests over the weekend. The monument to the former king has long been a target due to his brutal rule in Belgium's African colonies.
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Lebanon president taps Hezbollah-backed Diab for prime minister
President Michel Aoun has announced that former Education Minister Hassan Diab will become Lebanon's next prime minister. As the country is rocked by violent protests, Diab has vowed to quickly form a new government.