Civil disobedience

Democracy advocacy group challenges Hojs’s protest ban comment

Ljubljana – The Legal Network for the Protection of Democracy, a group providing legal support to individuals and NGOs facing prosecution for non-violet public actions, described as inaccurate a claim made by Interior Minister Aleš Hojs in an interview with the STA that protests were not banned in Slovenia.

Greek Police Accused of Violence at Education Bill Protests

Police in Greece have been criticised after videos circulated on social media of officers violently pushing and shoving photojournalists covering a protest against a new bill for universities on Wednesday.

The photojournalists' union said riot police beat up a member of the union who had been reporting on the protests.

Teens charged with felony for attack against metro employee

A prosecutor in Athens charged two teenagers with grievous bodily harm for the violent beating of a metro station manager in central Athens on Wednesday, when he asked them to wear a mask in the train.

They were also charged with disobedience, a misdemeanour, after they refused to give fingerprints.

LGBTQI activists hold anti-racism rally in Athens

Members of several LQBTQI groups on Saturday held a protest rally in Athens' main Syntagma square against racism, prompted by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in handcuffs on May 25 while a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck.

Protesters held protest banners forming the phrase "Black Lives Matter" and unfurled a long rainbow flag.

Many Statues Are Being Pulled Down After Black Lives Matter Protests

Dozens more controversial statues face being pulled down after councils vowed to review their monuments following a series of Black Lives Matter protests.

Two slave trader statues have been pulled down in recent days - one by campaigners at an anti-racism protest and another with the approval of a local authority following a petition.

Protests shift to memorializing Floyd amid push for change

The tenor of the protests set off by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police has taken a turn from the explosive anger that has fueled the setting of fires, breaking of windows and other violence to a quiet, yet more forceful, grassroots call for more to be done to address racial injustice.