The violent clash, during which the guards used pepper spray and stun grenades to disperse the protesters, illustrated the unpopularity of the reform proposal that is central to President Michel Temer’s austerity agenda.
Popularly known as the “tax on social parasites” it slaps a levy of $250 on those who work less than 183 days per year. Those officially registered unemployed are exempt but must do community service for $10 per month.
“The issue we were clamoring for, which is the cash payment of bonuses, has been accepted,” said Raymond Majongwe, Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe.
Nigerians marched through the streets of Lagos calling for a change of government on Monday, a rare show of public dissent that reflected mounting anger over an absentee president and a sputtering economy.
Thousands of protesters in Australia and New Zealand on Saturday joined the first of hundreds of womens’ marches organized around the world in a show of disapproval of U.S. President Donald Trump as he began his first day in office.
The protest camp’s numbers swelled in recent days as hundreds of U.S. veterans joined the protesters.
Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein described the agreement as heralding a “new era of peace building” in North Belfast.
“They are seeking to reach a critical mass that will renew the acts of violence, as I am certain they have a plan B,” Jorge Rodriguez said.
Bloodied survivors were dragged clear for help, others walked around dazed or screaming. The attack was the deadliest to hit Kabul in 15 years of civil war.
“I want to get home to my son,” Ieshia Evans wrote on Facebook. “I’ve been through a lot.”
Demonstrators carried a mock coffin emblazoned with the words “Stop extrajudicial killings.” Others wore T-shirts with the slogan “Stop police executions.”
“Japan is part of Japan and when you hurt your little finger the whole body feels pain. I want Abe to feel Okinawa’s pain,” said Shigenori Tsuhako.
“The government must stop throwing oil on the fire,” Philippe Martinez said.
The image of Cathy O’Toole attending a rally outside the office of Coalition MP Ewen Jones.
UKZN university spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said: “The [protesting] students, bearing sticks, threatened students and staff whilst in the course of their duties.
Comrade Adeniyi Sulaiman Alimi CSCEO Chairman explained that the group would not relent in its protest until Aregbesola is removed from office. Read more.