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Iraqi Women Take to Streets of Baghdad Against Powerful Shiite Cleric

A group of Iraqi women joined ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on Thursday — a daring exercise given both cultural stigmas against women participating in politics and the proclivity of Iran-backed Shiite militia thugs and Iraqi government security forces for murdering demonstrators.

Women take part in a protest in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Hundreds of Iraqi women took to the streets of central Baghdad and southern Iraq on Thursday in defiance of a radical cleric's calls for gender segregation in anti-government protest sites. Iraqis began protesting on Oct. …

U.S. Helps Iranian Protesters Bypass Regime Censorship

Iranian opposition leaders said on Monday that protests against the regime are ongoing, with helpful assistance from U.S. initiatives to provide hardware and software that allows Iranians to bypass Internet censorship from their repressive government.

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Weekend Riots in Lebanon Leave Hundreds Injured

Protests in Lebanon turned violent again over the weekend, with over 400 injuries reported. There were several claims of security forces using live ammunition against protesters in addition to water cannons and tear gas.

Lebanese protesters take cover as riot police spray them with water from behind a barricaded road leading to parliament in central Beirut on January 19, 2020 amid ongoing anti-government demonstrations. - Lebanese anti-riot police fired rubber bullets and water cannons at stone-throwing demonstrators in the Lebanese capital today, as hundreds …

Iranian Celebrities Join Protesters in Challenging Regime

In addition to some Iranian journalists quitting their jobs in anger because the regime lied about shooting down Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752, Iranian celebrities are speaking out against their tyrannical rulers, while the common people persist in acts of defiance such as refusing to tread on American flags and holding banned funeral services for airplane victims.

TOPSHOT - A woman holds a sign for one of the victims of Ukrainian Airlines flight 752 which crashed in Iran, during a vigil at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto, Ontario on January 9, 2020. - A Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran on January 8 killing all …

Video: Iran Protesters Refuse to Trample American and Israeli Flags

A video clip highlighted on Sunday by U.N. Watch, a non-governmental organization based in Switzerland, showed students at Iran’s Tehran University refusing to trample on American and Israeli flags as directed by agents of the Basij, a paramilitary force controlled by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

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Iranian Security Troops Break Up Funeral for Slain Protester

A memorial service was held on Thursday in the northern Iranian town of Karaj for Pouya Bakhtiari, a young demonstrator slain during November’s anti-government protests. Iranian security forces broke up the celebration and arrested some of the participants, including Bakhtiari’s family members, fearful that popular unrest might boil over into more mass demonstrations.

Pouya Bakhtiari, 27, was protesting on the streets of Karaj alongside members of his family on November 16 when he was shot in the head, dying in his mother’s arms.

Hong Kong Protests Continue on Christmas

Hong Kong’s anti-government protests continued on Christmas, with some reports of confrontations between police and demonstrators but not the general chaos government officials seemed to be expecting. 

Riot police hold banners warning people not to take out any processions in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. Clashes resumed in Hong Kong on Tuesday between police and anti-government protesters, some of them donned in Santa Claus hats, as the more than 6-month-long demonstrations look set to move into …