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In a statement on the government-run MRTV channel, the military warned that “democracy can be destroyed” without discipline, and that people who “harm the state’s stability, public safety and the rule of law” could face legal action. It came as concerns are growing that the junta will crack down on tens of thousands of people …

A witness in the former capital Yangon told CNN the crowd on Sunday mostly consisted of young people and appeared to be significantly larger and better organized than Saturday’s protest. Public participation also looked to be growing, according to witnesses. Reuters news service said tens of thousands were in the streets. Protesters held banners and …

Chants of “We demand democracy” could be heard coming from the crowd as they marched close to downtown Yangon, prompting the government to impose an internet blackout. Dozens of police, some in riot gear, had initially attempted to block the protest route, forcing the crowd to change direction. During the earlier large-scale march, passers-by could …

Tens of thousands of people turned out across Russia on Sunday for a second consecutive weekend rally in support of a jailed opposition leader, Aleksei A. Navalny. But where the protesters went, so did the police, meeting them in sometimes brutal clashes. The protests started in Russia’s far east and swept across the vast nation, …

Navalny’s supporters said they were planning nationwide protests in at least 120 cities, with each due to start at midday local time in that city. The country covers 11 timezones. Live video feeds and social media videos show crowds of people gathering in a number of cities, chanting “Putin is a thief,” in reference to …

Organisers of the Melbourne rally have asked the crowd to socially distance, admitting COVID-safe practices are not being followed. On the Facebook event WAR said they made a COVID-safe plan and participants should follow the instructions of COVID marshals. The majority of people appear to be wearing masks. The rally comes after Lord Mayor Sally …

Posted: Jan 24, 2021 / 09:12 AM EST / Updated: Jan 24, 2021 / 09:26 AM EST People stand in front of police officers during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Russian police on Saturday arrested hundreds of protesters who took to the streets …

Police in Tunisia fired tear gas to disperse protests after rioting erupted overnight on Saturday by crowds of angry youths in several cities including some districts of the capital Tunis and the coastal city of Sousse. Demonstrators blocked roads with burning tyres, scuffled with police and attempted to vandalise banks and shops, according to a …

Live updates: Capitols brace for potentially violent protests; Trump supporters gather in Austin, St. Paul  The Washington Post States activate National Guard, close capitol buildings ahead of Biden inauguration and possible violence  Fox News Hundreds of Washington National Guard members stationed at state Capitol through Inauguration Day  KING 5 National Guard deployed to Sacramento in case of protests  Los …

Complicating the concern is that the FBI’s bulletin was not publicly released but was leaked to reporters. Federal law enforcement has yet to hold a press conference detailing the Capitol attack or laying out plans for securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. And the purge of Twitter and Facebook accounts promoting violent protests has made it …