Tag Archives: Unrest

Catholic Priest Arrested for Directing Looters

…. Meanwhile, in Toxteth, a Catholic priest has been arrested for giving directions to looting youths telling them that, “there is a massive range of hi-tech goods and trainers a mile down the road at the local abortion clinic, now … Continue reading

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50 Powerful London Riot Images

Awful, more like it! Fifty of the most powerful images of the riots in London and the UK. Rest here.

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Riots Break Out in North London

In via Reuters this AM: (Reuters) – Rioters throwing petrol bombs battled police in north London overnight, setting patrol cars, buildings and a double-decker bus on fire in some of the worst disorder seen in the British capital in recent years. … Continue reading

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The Angry Birds of Northern Africa

An animator uses the mobile game Angry Birds to tell the story of the recent developments in Northern Africa:

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Iranian Forces Clash with Protesters

And so the protests in the Arab world spread: On Tuesday, the Iranian people protested against their government, demanding the release of Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi, who have been jailed for their opposition to the regime. Iranian Security Forces responded by firing tear … Continue reading

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Gaddafi: Protesters are on Hallucinogenic Drugs… and Nescafe

Talk about living in denial: Muammar Gaddafi blamed a revolt against his rule on al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on Thursday, and said the protesters were fueled by milk and Nescafe spiked with hallucinogenic drugs, in a rambling appeal … Continue reading

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Unrest in Arab World Spreads

With protests in several Middle East countries, there are also now fears for Algeria, Yemen and Syria. The Telegraph has the details.

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High Stakes and Hopes for Egypt's Christians in Historic Protests

CNA reports: Cairo, Egypt – As clashes between anti-government protesters and Egyptian police intensified on Jan. 28, some Coptic Orthodox Christians disregarded their church’s call for peaceful non-involvement – in hopes that the possible abdication of President Hosni Mubarak could advance … Continue reading

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Still More on Egypt

In this rather dramatic video showing thousands of protesters clashing with Egypt security forces in Cairo:

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Egypt Shuts Down the Internet

The Telegraph reports: Organisations that track global internet access detected a collapse in traffic in to and out of Egypt at around 10.30GMT on Thursday night. The shut down involved the withdrawal of more than 3,500 Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routes … Continue reading

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