Latest Demonstration Stories

2008-06-17 06:00:13

By Choe Sang-Hun In June 1987, Seoul's City Hall Plaza reverberated with a chant that signaled the end of military rule in South Korea: "Dokjetado!" or "Down with the dictatorship!" In June this year, the plaza has once again become a rallying point for crowds calling for the removal of an unpopular government: "Out with Lee Myung Bak!" But the similarity ends there. And in those differences lies the challenge for Lee and anyone else engaged in politics in this very highly wired country,...

2006-07-25 13:11:32

ATHENS (Reuters) - In a move harking back to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Greek leftists pulled down a statue of former U.S. President Harry S. Truman as part of an anti-war demonstration on Tuesday against the Israeli bombing of Lebanon. "About 25 demonstrators tied ropes to the Truman statue and pulled it down," a police spokesman told Reuters. The group was part of a larger demonstration of several hundred Greeks marching on the U.S. and Israeli embassies. The statue, located in...

2005-12-12 00:25:23

By Chris Buckley DONGZHOUKENG, China (Reuters) - Riot police patrolled a southern Chinese township where tension prevailed on Monday nearly a week after demonstrations over land compensation were ended by police opening fire on protesters. China has confirmed police shot dead three people "in alarm" during an attack on Tuesday on a wind power plant in the Guangdong province township of Dongzhoukeng. Newspaper reports said the official who ordered the shooting had been detained. Two...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.