Thousands of protesters across the nation led marches throughout various towns on May Day, or International Worker’s Day, to demonstrate their different opinions on the various orders released by President Donald Trump on May 1, 2017. Unfortunately, some demonstrations turned out to be violent. Around 3 P.M. in Portland, Oregon, a May Day March was held by hundreds of protesters. At first, protesters peacefully chanted and waved their banners through the streets, eager to hav
The United States urged Chinese authorities to free women’s rights activists after they were arrested in China at the beginning of March 2015. Five female protesters were taken into custody for trying to hold a demonstration against public sexual harassment. After they were taken by the police, hundreds of Chinese civilians were outraged, and students, workers, and fellow Chinese rights activists demanded their release by signing petitions and campaigning. In a statement on F
Media Editor Hong Kong citizens have occupied the streets in the Mong Kok district, protesting soon after Beijing rejected open nominations for the election of Hong Kong’s new Chief Executive in 2017. In 1997, after Hong Kong was handed over to China, China promised its citizens voting rights in political elections. Hong Kong also adopted The Basic Law, which guaranteed future elections and allowed it to operate with its own political and legal institutions.
by BRIANNA SICILIANO
Photo/Video Editor A civil uprising in Ukraine turned deadly on Wednesday, January 22, veering toward chaos after at least three demonstrators died while clashing with the police. As President Yanukovich met with the three principal opposition leaders at the presidential headquarters, protesters and police battled on a street nearby. Burning tire flames leapt into the air beneath the fog of black smoke. Sporadic explosions and gunfire were also present as
by AMBER KELLY
Photographer In Thailand, there is currently a tug-of-war over power between the citizens and the government. For decades, Thailand’s government has been on shaky ground with no real philosophy on how to govern its people. Before 1932, Thailand was controlled by an absolute monarchy with no legislative sector. However, it was in 1932 that a constitution was constructed and signed by King Prajadhipok, which effectively created Thailand’s first legislature called
by HUMZA ALVI
Staff Writer Protestors against the Stop Online Privacy Act and Protect IP Act blacked out their websites on January 24. Due to public pressure, both bills have been postponed until a compromise is found.
Four major sites blacked out on January 17, including Google, Wikipedia, Mozilla and Reddit.
Wikipedia made its intentions public to protest against the bills by shutting down the database for 24 hours on January 18.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said, “Whil