Cuba: Women, Children Protest with Human Chain Across Havana Highway

A large group of mainly women and children formed a human chain to block a major highway outside of Havana, Cuba, on Tuesday to protest the island’s poor living conditions, including worsening power outages, caused by the corruption and mismanagement of the country’s communist regime, the news website Cubanet reported on Tuesday.

Cuban mother and children block major highway into Havana, Cuba, August 2, 2022.

Anti-U.N. Protests Kill at Least 15 in D.R. Congo

Violent protests against the presence of the United Nations (U.N.) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu province continued on Tuesday for the second straight day, resulting in the deaths of at least three U.N. peacekeepers and 12 rioters, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.

Congolese policemen walk past a fire set in front of United Nations Mission for the Stabilisation of Congo (MONUSCO) Headquarters in Goma, on July 25, 2022. - Protesters stormed a United Nations base in the eastern Congolese city of Goma on Monday, an AFP journalist said, demanding the departure of …

Protests as Sri Lanka Runs out of Fuel, Food, Medicine

Anti-government protests have been “widespread” across Sri Lanka for the past month due to the island nation’s worsening financial crisis, which has seen Sri Lankans go without sufficient food, fuel, and medicine for weeks, India’s the Week magazine reported this week for its April 3 issue.

A man leaves carrying a container filled with diesel fuel, from a Ceylon Petroleum Corporation fuel station in Colombo on March 29, 2022. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

New Zealand Police Back off as Freedom Convoy Protests Build

An estimated 1,500 pro-freedom demonstrators continued to rally outside the New Zealand Parliament on Friday in defiance of the police and the government. They gathered in what was described as a carnival atmosphere just 24-hours after some 120 of their number were arrested and removed.

Protesters enjoy a festival atmosphere in the grounds of Parliament on the fourth day of demonstrations against Covid-19 restrictions, inspired by a similar demonstration in Canada, in Wellington on February 11, 2022. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP) (Photo by MARTY MELVILLE/AFP via Getty Images)

New Zealand Police Drag Naked Anti-Vaccine Mandate Protester by Hair

Eyewitness video footage published by the New Zealand Herald on Wednesday shows police officers dragging a naked female protester by her hair before handcuffing and arresting the woman for her participation in an anti-coronavirus vaccine mandate rally in front of the New Zealand parliament building in Wellington.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 11: Police look on during a demonstration at Parliament on February 11, 2022 in Wellington, New Zealand. Anti-vaccine and Covid-19 mandate protesters are slowly being broken up by Police after three days of demonstrations outside Parliament. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)