Amnesty International (AI) said excessive force was used by Venezuelan law enforcement agencies against protests demanding social and economic rights. The organization also highlighted these demonstrations were being deterred with repressive measures.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Friday pardoned 12 prisoners who had been arrested during the 2019 social protests and a former guerrilla who fought against then-dictator Augusto Pinochet Ugarte. In keeping his campaign promise, Boric drew heavy criticism from the opposition.
Ed Lawrence, a reporter from the BBC's office in Beijing, was beaten, kicked, and arrested by Chinese police during his coverage of the anti-zero-covid policy protests, it was reported.
Over 1,000 Russian protesters have been arrested after they took to the streets in response to Vladimir Putin's announcement regarding a partial military mobilization involving some 300,000 reserve soldiers for the offensive in Ukraine.
At least 9 people have been killed in Iran amid protests following the death of a woman in morality police custody over her improper wearing of the mandatory face covering.
Ecuador's Conservative President Guillermo Lasso Monday said the indigenist groups staging protests nationwide wanted to overthrow him from office, for which they need chaos to mount.
Protesters adhering to the indefinite strike called for by the indigenist group Conaie clashed with Ecuadorian authorities Sunday in places such as Orellana, Pastaza, and Sucumbios, it was reported. It was the seventh day of nonstop activities.
A TV reporter was among the three people wounded in Santiago during incidents involving law enforcement officers (Carabineros), armed street merchants, and hooded looters during a Labor Day demonstration by unionist groups.
A group of veterans of the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas War was repelled with tear gas Wednesday by the Buenos Aires police during a demonstration in front of the PAMI social security agency where they demanded the fulfillment of the medical care program to which they are entitled.
Ecuador's National Assembly Thursday passed a bill to grant amnesty to 268 people who were being prosecuted for exercising their own right and collective rights recognized in the Constitution and international instruments during the social uprisings in the last quarter of 2019, it was announced.