.Tokyo, Japan
Team USA's Raven Saunders won silver in short-put (Photo: Twitter/@FranklinLeonard)

  • Raven Saunders won silver in short-put at the Tokyo Olympics
  • On the medal stand, she raised her arms into an X shape
  • She said that shape means "the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet"

.Pennsylvania, USA
People march in Miami in support of protests in Cuba (Photo: AP/PTI)

  • Cuban families in the US are worried about internet blackouts back home
  • The Cuban government has imposed curbs on the internet to quell protests
  • Protests began following shortages of food, COVID-19 vaccines

.Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said people have a right to protest. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet had asked Iran to address the chronic water shortage in Khuzestan
  • "Shooting and arresting people will simply add to the anger," Bachelet had said
  • Khuzestan has been gripped by drought since March

Unauthorized public gatherings are illegal in Cuba and protests are rare. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Dozens of people have been held after joining unprecedented anti-government protests
  • Thousands of people took to the street on July 11, chanting "Freedom!" and "Down with the dictatorship!"
  • UN human rights claim that individuals were being held incommunicado

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Farmers and their supporters during their ongoing protest. New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • Three farm laws were passed in the monsoon session back in September 2020
  • These allow private farms to enter the agricultural market
  • Farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been protesting for over a month now

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Cuba is witnessing huge protests. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • US President Joe Biden has vowed solidarity with protesters
  • The State Department said it was looking at reinforcing staff at the embassy in Havana
  • Remittances from abroad account for billions of dollars in Cuba, constituting a crucial part of the economy

United States President Joe Biden on Thursday said that Cuba is a "failed state" and communism is a "failed system.' (Photo: AFP)

  • Biden made the statements during a press briefing with Angela Merkel
  • Biden added that the US is looking into ways to reinstate access to the internet in Cuba
  • Cuba is witnessing the biggest anti-government protest of all time

.Toledo, OH, USA
A George Floyd mural collapsed following a lightning strike on Tuesday. (Photo credit: Representational/AP,PTI)

  • A George Floyd mural in Toledo was reduced to rubble by a lightning strike on Tuesday
  • The mural was created by artist David Ross around one year ago
  • George Floyd was murdered by police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25 last year

.Tbilisi, Georgia
Protestors carry a Tbilisi Pride banner in the pro-LGBTQ protest in the Georgian capital.( Photo credit: Twitter/@ThomasVLinge)

  • Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside parliament to denounce the violence against LGBTQ activists
  • LGBTQ activists had to call off a planned Pride march as a result of the assault
  • Critics have accused the government of tacitly supporting homophobic and nationalist groups