Thousands in Austria Protest Covid Lockdown and Vaccine Mandate

Thousands in Austria Protest Covid Lockdown and Vaccine Mandate

VIENNA — Chanting “freedom” and “resistance,” thousands of Austrians marched through the heart of Vienna on Saturday, united in their anger at their government’s decision to impose a new lockdown and a sweeping nationwide vaccine mandate in an effort to squelch a fresh resurgence of the coronavirus.The police in Vienna estimated that up to 40,000 … Read more

Injuries reported after Dutch police fire warning shots during Rotterdam protest over Covid-19 measures

Injuries reported after Dutch police fire warning shots during Rotterdam protest over Covid-19 measures

“A demonstration on the Coolsingel (street) resulted in riots. Fires have been set in various places, fireworks were set off and the police have fired several (warning) shots,” Rotterdam Police said in a tweet. “There are injuries related to the fired shots,” the police force added, noting that police officers were at the scene “in … Read more

Greta Thunberg draws thousands to Glasgow for COP26 youth protest

Greta Thunberg draws thousands to Glasgow for COP26 youth protest

Young activists poured into the Scottish city to demand action from leaders, as the focus of the official event turned toward the impact of climate change on future generations.But in the headline speech of the demonstration, Thunberg told crowds that “history will judge them poorly,” calling the pivotal conference “a global greenwash festival” and “a … Read more