Quantcast
Home » Topics » brutal crackdown

Egypt protests galvanized by video of police beating naked man

Opponents of Mohamed Morsi say the footage proves that the president has chosen to order a brutal crackdown A video of a protester being beaten and stripped naked has galvanised protests against the police and government in Egypt. Hamada Saber, a middle-aged man, remained in a police hospital on Saturday,…

Oakland ‘Occupy’ protesters reclaim plaza

OAKLAND, Calif (Reuters) – More than 1,000 activists protesting economic inequality reclaimed a downtown Oakland plaza late on Wednesday, a day after demonstrators were driven out and an Iraq war veteran was critically hurt in clashes with police. The severe injury of Scott Olsen, 24, a former U.S. Marine who…

Clinton presses trade ban on Syria

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday urged countries to stop trading with Syria as she sought to step up the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to end a brutal crackdown on protesters. “We urge those countries still buying Syrian oil and gas, those countries still sending…

Gaddafi loses control of swathes of east Libya

TOBRUK, Libya – Moamer Kadhafi’s regime has lost vast swathes of Libya’s east to an insurrection, it emerged Wednesday, as the West prepared for a mass exodus from a “bloodbath” in the north African country. With condemnation of the brutal crackdown growing and foreigners fleeing the oil-rich country, Kadhafi was…

Google+