It was a tragic day that became a symbol of the rise of the far right in the US during the presidency of Donald Trump. On August 12, 2017, during a rally by White supremacists in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, a young neo-Nazi sympathiser rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters. One young woman was killed and dozens of other people were injured. Five years on, FRANCE 24's reporters Fanny Allard and Matthieu Mabin returned to Charlottesville to meet residents.
President Joe Biden told voters in Philadelphia this is a "defining" election for democracy. Donald Trump stumped elsewhere in the southwestern part of the state.
Last weekend, thousands of supporters of the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu, held a solidarity walk and rally in Lagos to show their support for the former federal senator. GuardianTV asked some of them why they were backing the candidature of Tinubu, and here is what they had to say.
17 Dec 2021
Slovakia's former Prime Minister Robert Fico was detained before a protest defying coronavirus restrictions. Fico is a vocal critic of anti-COVID measures in the pandemic-hit country.
14 Dec 2021
French far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour launched his campaign bid during a rally on Sunday. Violence broke out between anti-racism activists and attendees. Some claim the protesters came into the event equipped with "artillery", a claim that's been debunked. Also, do street lights in Australia modify genes? Some conspiracy theorists believe they do. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
8 Nov 2021
More than 1,000 people demonstrated in the eastern German city against government coronavirus measures. Meanwhile, a domestic intelligence chief warned the COVID deniers' scene was becoming increasingly radicalized.
22 Oct 2021
Angry protesters gather outside Netflix in Los Angeles, over a new Dave Chappelle comedy special that has sparked accusations the comedian is trampling transgender rights and profiting from hate speech. A few dozen staff walked off the job and were joined by a similar number of trans activists and their supporters for a demonstration calling for better representation at the Hollywood streaming giant.
20 Sep 2021
US President Joe Biden is hoping to win support in Congress for a plan to boost spending on healthcare, education and infrastructure, paid for by tax hikes on corporations and the wealthiest Americans. But the plan's fate is far from certain. Also, IMF head Kristalina Georgieva rejects allegations that she altered a report at her previous job at the World Bank in order to appease China.
19 Sep 2021
The protesters have called on the Serbian government to cut ties with the Rio Tinto lithium mining firm and demanded new regulations to protect nature.
14 Sep 2021
Volunteers from Lima’s soup kitchens are calling on supermarkets to allow them to collect any excess food, to feed the rising number of families relying on their services to survive. In Peru, poverty has risen over the course of the pandemic to affect almost a third of the population.
12 Sep 2021
Protesters rally in support of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, while Israeli troops flood the occupied West Bank in the manhunt for six Palestinians who have been on the run for three days after escaping from a top security prison.
8 Sep 2021
The protesters are showing support for the embattled Brazilian leader, who is feuding with the Supreme Court. Counterdemonstrations are also expected.