killing of protestors

Several killed in protests, violence after President Ouattara announces third term bid

President Ouattara’s announcement to run for a third term in the upcoming October 2020 presidential elections sparked deadly protests and violence throughout the country, killing several. Authorities 'suspended' all protests on the public road and arrested one HRD and two of her colleagues who had called for protests . Read more  |  Read in French

Several killed in protests, violence after President Ouattara announces third term bid

Black Lives Matter protests continue despite escalating tensions as federal troops deployed

In July and August 2020, protests against police brutality and systemic racism that began after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis continued across the country, often with violent clashes between militarised police and protesters. Read more

Black Lives Matter protests continue despite escalating tensions as federal troops deployed

Hundreds dead after protests, fears over COVID-19 restrictions’ impact on free speech

Mass protests erupt over killing of popular musician Hachalu Hundessa; several leading opposition politicians were arrested in relation to the protests; reports made of COVID-19 restrictions being used to increasingly restrict free speech online. Read more

Hundreds dead after protests, fears over COVID-19 restrictions’ impact on free speech

Mass protests follow disputed election results

Protests erupt across the country over disputed results; denounce electoral irregularities; Opposition candidates intimidated after results announcement; Workers down tools to protest disputed results and brutality; Internet and websites blocked; Journalists assaulted, detained; Journalists quit jobs to protest brutality and censorship Read more

Mass protests follow disputed election results

Judicial harassment of FNDC activists; 6 people killed in protest against COVID-19 police roadblocks

On 17th July 2020 - three days before a planned FNDC protest (see under Peaceful Assembly) - armed and hooded police officers arrived at the residence of Ibrahima Diallo, coordinator of Tournons la Page Guinea and in charge of operations for FNDC. As Diallo was not at home, officers left a summons with his wife, calling for Diallo to present himself to the Central Direction of the Judicial Police for 'disturbance to the State'. Read more  |  Read in French

Judicial harassment of FNDC activists; 6 people killed in protest against COVID-19 police roadblocks

Activists denounce police excesses in enforcing COVID-19 restrictions

human rights activists protest killings by Kenyan police officers while enforcing virus-related restrictions and also accused officers of using the situation to extort bribes; at least a dozen officers had been interdicted after public uproar over police brutality in curfew enforcement; Hundreds protest over demolitions in Nairobi's Kariobangi poor informal settlement; Blogger Robert Alai arrested over COVID-19 post Read more

Activists denounce police excesses in enforcing COVID-19 restrictions

Popular Protests: Demonstrators, journalists and human rights defenders killed, attacked & silenced

Protesters continue with the popular protests which began in October 2019 calling for an end to corruption and improved social services. Protesters face attacks, violent dispersal and arrests, as activists are assassinated and attacked for participating in protests, and for supporting the movement on social media Read more

Popular Protests: Demonstrators, journalists and human rights defenders killed, attacked & silenced

Protests against police brutality and harassment of Black and First Nations people across Canada

In solidarity with those protesting in the U.S., tens of thousands of people participated in protests to oppose police brutality and to denounce state-sanctioned violence and harassment of Black and First Nations people by law enforcement. Read more

Protests against police brutality and harassment of Black and First Nations people across Canada

Militarised police continue to use excessive force against protesters

Massive protests to condemn police brutality, overwhelmingly peaceful, have continued across the U.S. Enduring pressure from demonstrations has brought important results, including charges brought against officers involved in George Floyd’s killing and commitment to reforming police practices from some authorities. Read more

Militarised police continue to use excessive force against protesters