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Spanish police take to streets in protest against ‘Gag Law’ reform

Proposed changes to legislation that allows authorities to fine media for distributing unauthorised images of police and limits demonstrations has been met with backlash from police and far-right parties. Organisers said 150,000 people took part in the Madrid demonstration but the government put the figure at 20,000. (AP) Thousands of Spanish police officers have marched […]

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European cities hit with wave of protests against renewed Covid curbs

Police and protesters clashed in the Belgian capital Brussels, several Dutch and Austrian cities, and in the French Caribbean territory Guadaloupe. Protesters in Brussels set fire to wood pallets, and social media images showed them attacking police vans with street signs. (AA) A fresh wave of protests has broken out in several European cities and […]

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No let up in looting, rioting as France sends special forces to Guadeloupe

French Prime Minister Jean Castex is due to meet in Paris with Guadeloupe officials on Monday to discuss the law and order situation. Trade unions in Guadeloupe started an indefinite strike this week to protest the compulsory vaccination of health workers against Covid-19 and health pass requirements. (Reuters) The French overseas territory of Guadeloupe has […]

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Germany mulls compulsory vaccination as fourth wave rages

Covid-19 has infected more than 257M people and killed over 5M worldwide. Here are coronavirus-related developments for November 21. Sunday, November 21, 2021 Germany debates compulsory vaccination German politicians are debating making Covid-19 vaccinations compulsory for citizens in light of soaring infections and low inoculation rates. Several members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc said […]