China protests echo scenes at Tiananmen Square

China protests echo scenes at Tiananmen Square – CBS News Watch CBS News This week’s scenes of protest on the streets of Chinese cities, with demonstrators calling for the downfall of the ruling Communist Party, echo the beginnings of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. Holly Williams speaks to a demonstrator who survived Tiananmen Square … Read more

China responds to rare protests with a security “crackdown” to “maintain overall social stability”

Beijing — The federal agency in charge of China’s law enforcement authorities, including the police, issued a stern warning Tuesday calling for a “crackdown” against “hostile forces and infiltrative activities” just days after unprecedented demonstrations over the country’s intense anti-COVID-19 measures bubbled up in more than 10 cities. Public protests in China’s tightly controlled society … Read more

Iranian soccer star Voria Ghafouri arrested for criticizing government

Iran arrested a prominent former member of its national soccer team on Thursday over his criticism of the government as authorities grapple with nationwide protests that have cast a shadow over its competition at the World Cup. The semiofficial Fars and Tasnim news agencies reported that Voria Ghafouri was arrested for “insulting the national soccer … Read more

World Cup stage used to promote inclusion, human rights

World Cup stage used to promote inclusion, human rights – CBS News Watch CBS News Both players and fans are using the World Cup stage as an opportunity to highlight issues of inclusion and human rights, including LGBTQ+ rights in host nation Qatar and the ongoing anti-regime protests in Iran. Be the first to know … Read more

Players, fans take issue with Qatar’s same-sex relationship ban

Players, fans take issue with Qatar’s same-sex relationship ban – CBS News Watch CBS News Many players and fans of the World Cup are taking issue with host country Qatar’s ban on same-sex relationships — and also with soccer star David Beckham’s decision to promote the country’s competition. Be the first to know Get browser … Read more

Iran sentences protester to death, drawing call from rights group for world to impose “consequences”

Iran has sentenced a person to death for taking part in the protests that have engulfed the country since mid-September, the judiciary’s news agency said on Monday. The unnamed person was charged with starting a fire at a government building, among other things. “The international community must strongly warn the Islamic Republic of the consequences … Read more

Iran actor Taraneh Alidoosti boldly posts selfie without headscarf in solidarity with protesters

One of Iran‘s most prominent actors on Wednesday posted an image of herself on social media without the headscarf mandatory for women in the Islamic republic. Taraneh Alidoosti’s apparent act of defiance comes as weeks of protests have rocked the country since the death of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman died in mid-September … Read more

Iran’s defiant protesters face mounted police as death toll from crackdown tops 300

Iran has deployed mounted police in a bid to contain more than seven weeks of protests sparked by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, according to videos posted online. The clerical state has been rocked by a protest movement that erupted when Amini, 22, died after her arrest for allegedly breaking Iran’s strict hijab … Read more