Protesters in Kenya demonstrated in several cities, including the capital Nairobi, were met with heavy police presence. The protests come as food prices continue to rise, causing pressure on households.
Kenyan police fired tear gas at a small group of protesters in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday as the opposition resumed anti-government demonstrations following a one-month pause. The main opposition coalition organised three days of demonstrations in March to protest high living costs and alleged fraud in last year's election, which its leader Raila Odinga lost to President William Ruto.
21 Jul 2022
Security forces have fired tear gas on Hausa protesters who marched in several cities after clashes in the southern Blue Nile province. The UN said around 100 people had been killed in the unrest
13 Feb 2022
Police fired tear gas at demonstrators on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris on Saturday shortly after a "Freedom Convoy" protesting against Covid-19 restrictions made it into the French capital.
7 Dec 2021
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Police fired tear gas at protesters as they burned tires and ransacked a government building in Ouagadougou. Citizens of the capital of Burkina Faso are upset about jihadist violence and a recent attack.
30 Oct 2021
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14 Aug 2021
Demonstrators have taken to the streets of Bangkok once again amid anger at the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The protesters, made up mainly of young people, want Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha to resign.
12 Oct 2020
The Nigerian Police Force has dispersed Abuja #EndSARS protesters with live bullets, water cannons, and tear gas. Ilemona Onoja narrates how the police onslaught on citizens happened on Sunday.
19 Sep 2020
Migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos are angry about conditions after a catastrophic fire ripped through a large camp set up to house them. Riot police responded with tear gas after some protesters threw stones.
13 Nov 2019
Operatives of the Department of State Services on Tuesday fired live rounds into the air and used tear gas to disperse protesters seeking the release of Omoyele Sowore, who has been held since August after calling for a revolution.
17 Sep 2019
Protests in the western French city of Nantes grew violent as police fired tear gas in clashes with protesters. At least 18 people have been reportedly arrested by police.