Kept awake some nights by fears that rising seas will devastate his native Brooklyn, Cowie came across a news story about Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teen who was walking out of class on Fridays to protest government inaction over climate change.
The protesters accuse the government of running a staged vote in which Tokayev faced no real competition. Some, including Western observers, have also disputed the ballot count which gave Tokayev almost 71 percent of the vote.
The protest has been going on for over a year, gaining momentum in the last 20 days with bar associations from across the state extending support to them. It started with an indefinite hunger strike soon after the inauguration of the district court complex, largest in Asia, in March last year.
Authorities were trying to end a rally of an estimated 15,000 teachers in front of parliament where they planned to spend the night ahead of an even bigger demonstration called by a coalition of leftist opposition parties, unions and civil society groups.
"The counting of votes was carried out thrice and I was leading with three votes. I had got 786 votes against the nearest rival who had got 783 votes. But, the rival candidate was declared winner by one vote," Darshan Singh, a candidate, said.
Unlike 1968, students in Mexico also face increasingly deadly violence from drug gangs. In March, drug cartel assassins killed three film students who they apparently mistook for members of a rival gang and dissolved their bodies in acid.
The Marathas, a third of the population of Maharashtra, began to agitate for their demands a little less than two years ago. While the current phase of renewed protests ended, the agitation is far from over.
A section of students and teachers from Presidency University will hold a rally in the city on Saturday demanding thorough investigation and punishment for those who are responsible for the death of Tania Agni, a housewife at Rajarhat who succumbed to her burn injuries in the wee hours last Friday.
Fight breaks out between the public and the police, as the police block the way for their protest rally at night in Imphal. People’s protest is about immediate implementation of Inner Line Permit System in Manipur.
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Kerala Left MPs on Friday staged a protest outside the Parliament in front of Gandhi statue demanding to raise the import duty on rubber. The protestors raised slogans to curb the import of rubber and provide adequate price to the farmers cultivating rubber.
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): In the wake of the ongoing protests by members of the Jat community demanding reservation in government jobs, actor Vidyut Jamwal has urged them not to get influenced by emotions.Vidyut said the people are misguided at times as they do not ponder over their action. Director Vipul Shah said that the government should come out with some solution as soon as possible.The members of the Jat Community have been protesting since the last ten days demanding reservation in government jobs.Vipul and Vidyut were present at the shoot of their upcoming film, 'Commando 2.'The film is directed by Dilip Ghosh and produced by Vipul Shah.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) chief Yashpal Malik has appealed the agitators to stop their protest and go back to their homes. He said that compensation would be given to those died in this agitation. He added agitators should remain calm and should damage public properties.
Jhajjar, Feb 22 (ANI): The ongoing protest of the Jat community for reservations in government jobs and institutions continued on Monday as the protestors partially blocked the highway in Jhajjar, Haryana. Samjhauta Express, the train that connects India and Pakistan, was also cancelled due to the ongoing unrest. However, the NH-8 has been open for traffic but NH-1 and NH-10 are still blocked. No roads have been blocked in Gurgaon and the situation is expected to remain normal today.
Rohtak, Feb 19 (ANI): The protests by Jat community on Friday disrupted road and rail traffic in the Rohtak-Jhajjar region, the epicenter of the protests, besides Bhiwani, Sonipat and Hisar. The protestors have blocked roads at many places and trucks were seen stranded near the Rohtak Bypass. Following clashes during an agitation by the Jat community for reservation, mobile internet services have been blocked in Haryana's Rohtak district as the protests enters the sixth day. The talks between community leaders and the government failed to break the deadlock, banning assembly of five or more persons.
Rohtak, Feb 19 (ANI): Lashing out at the state government, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda blamed BJP leaders for the Jat quota row in the state. He accused the ruling party of having no stand on the issue. He said his government gave an ideal reservation to everyone and people were satisfied with his government. At least 15 people were injured in Rohtak yesterday when a protest turned violent, forcing the administration to impose Section 144 and block internet services.