“We were sitting there peacefully,” Fatima Sbeih, a senior international relations major, said. “I didn’t even hear a warning for the spraying, just by the students telling us all to turn around, and then we turned and we were sprayed, just like that. One of the cops was yelling at a guy saying he’s going to spray him in the face and then grabs him in the face and sprays him. They grabbed one of the protesters and sprayed it directly in his mouth. We were there peacefully, the tents were down, they had no reason to spray us.”
November 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Newsreel | 18,168 comments
Egyptian activists who helped topple former dictator Hosni Mubarak have lent their support to the growing Occupy movement in the United States and Europe, a further sign that links between global pro-change protests appear to be growing.
A message of solidarity issued by a collective of Cairo-based campaigners declared: “We are now in many ways involved in the same struggle,” adding: “What most pundits call ‘The Arab Spring’ has its roots in the demonstrations, riots, strikes and occupations taking place all around the world.”
October 29, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Newsreel, Uncategorized | 18,985 comments
“The idea that a younger son should become monarch instead of an elder daughter simply because he is a man, or that a future monarch can marry someone of any faith except a Catholic — this way of thinking is at odds with the modern countries that we have become,” he said.
“Put simply, if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were to have a little girl, that girl would one day be our queen.”
October 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Newsreel | 19,829 comments
“This is an important turning point in Palestinian history,” said Palestinian Authority official Yasser Abed-Rabbo. “It means that the majority of the world supports Palestinians’ right to become an independent state and a member of the international community.”
After the vote at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters, one audience member shouted in French, “Long live Palestine!”
October 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Newsreel | 17,994 comments
Amardeep told a tribunal in Birmingham that when the bosses found about their marriage plans, she was advised to reconsider her decision and warned of potential difficulties.
“He [one of the bosses] said … I should reconsider the step I was taking of marrying Vijay because he was a different caste. People of Vijay’s caste were different creatures. Marriage would be very different from dating,” she said.
August 24, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Newsreel | 21,368 comments