#Protests

.Hong Kong
The raid was conducted on Thursday early in the morning. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Five arrests were made under the city's national security law
  • Five officials were arrested in the raid
  • Apple Daily owner Jimmy Lai is currently serving multiple jail sentences

.Lakshadweep, India
Residents claim that the new regulations will destroy the unique culture and tradition of the islands. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@BasheerEt)

  • Administrator Praful Khoda Patel has proposed a new set of regulations for Lakshadweep
  • They are aimed at helping the islands become a major tourism hub
  • The proposed regulations are related to tourism, cattle and panchayat elections

.Jerusalem, Israel
Israeli border police confront residents of a home in the the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem, where several Palestinian families face imminent eviction. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Sheikh Jarrah was just another neighbourhood in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem
  • The protests in Sheikh Jarrah spread early last month to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound
  • The hashtags #SheikhJarrah and #SaveSheikhJarrah trended on social media

.Naypyitaw, Myanmar (Burma)
Anti-coup protesters burn a Chinese flag during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Military ousted civilian leader Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi in February
  • Armed forces have waged almost constant war against insurgent groups since 1948
  • Over 100 people have lost their lives after the coup, protesting against the military regime

.Minsk, Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko's election was disputed by many. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • This comes as dozens of Belarusians have been fleeing their country in recent months amid a bloody crackdown
  • Leaving the country by land routes is in any case only possible once every six months
  • EU country Lithuania, which neighbours Belarus, has offered support to fleeing Belarusians

.Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro dismissed COVID-19 as "a little flu" at the onset of the pandemic. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Thousands of people in Brazil staged another day of protest against President Jair Bolsonaro
  • The Brazillian premier has been heavily criticised for his shoddy handling of the pandemic
  • The far-right Bolsonaro had dismissed COVID-19 as "a little flu" at the onset of the pandemic

.Minsk, Belarus
File photo of Roman Protasevich, a 26-year-old opposition blogger, who was on the plane. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Roman Protasevich was detained by Belarus authorities last week
  • Hundreds have been locked up in Belarus after protests in last year
  • Alexander Lukashenko has been in power in Belarus since 1994

.Minsk, Belarus
Roman Protasevich is a 26-year-old opposition blogger and independent journalist, who was arrested at Minsk airport. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Roman Protasevich was arrested at Minsk airport, and is a blogger and independent journalist
  • A video of him "confessing" to charges of planning demonstartions was released
  • His father says that his son appeared "very nervous" and that he was "physically harmed"

.Brooklyn, NY, USA
A scene from a pro Palestine rally in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo: AFP)

  • Gatherings took place in cities including New York, Boston, Washington, Montreal and Dearborn
  • Many protesters wore black and white, and red and white, keffiyeh scarves
  • President Joe Biden spoke separately Saturday with his Israeli and Palestinian counterparts

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
No explanation for the reopening of the area was provided. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Lafayette Square is a peaceful patch of green featuring statues of Revolutionary War heroes
  • Last June, clashes erupted between police and people protesting racial injustice
  • The unrest led to Donald Trump briefly taking refuge in a White House basement bunker