Vatican protests against new anti-LGBT laws in Italy

Vatican tells Italy to stop plans for anti-homophobia laws as they would force Catholic schools to participate in LGBT events Equality laws in Italy will create national holiday celebrating LGBT community Catholic schools would not be exempt from participating in the events That prompted the Vatican to lodge an ‘unprecedented’ protest against rules  Holy See … Read more

Extinction Rebellion deliberately causing criminal damage at protests to get jury trials

Extinction Rebellion fanatics are deliberately causing at least £5,000 of criminal damage at protests to get jury trials as they believe they’ll stand a better chance of acquittal Extinction Rebellion deliberately causing criminal damage to get a jury trial Anyone who causes at least £5,000 of damage can be brought before a jury Protestors believe … Read more

Cartoon that sparked protests at Yorkshire school shown to pupils a ‘week before row’

A cartoon of Prophet Muhammad that sparked furious protests at a Yorkshire school was shown to pupils a ‘week before row by another member of staff’, a parent has claimed.   The picture, believed to be one from French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, was, according to The Times, shown by another teacher a week before the … Read more

Business owner goes on hunger strike as he protests lockdown in Italy’s ‘red zones’

A business owner has handcuffed himself to his bar and gone on hunger strike in protest of the lockdown in Italy‘s ‘red zones’. Nico Drago, 55, who runs Caffe Piazzi in Crocetta, Turin, has pitched up a tent in front of his premises to sleep in at night. The bartender, who has not eaten since yesterday, … Read more

‘Burly Yorkshire lad’ is now receiving police protection after sparking blasphemy protests

Teacher who sparked Batley blasphemy protests is now receiving police protection as friends say he is a ‘burly Yorkshire lad’ who ‘loves teaching’ and ‘always has a smile’ Amateur rugby player, in his late 20s, had trained to teach in the mid-2010s  He spoke of his experiences as a trainee teacher, saying it was a … Read more

Angela Merkel extends Germany’s Covid restrictions into next month despite anti-lockdown protests

Angela Merkel EXTENDS Germany’s Covid restrictions into next month despite mass anti-lockdown protests and her party’s election drubbing Thousands of lockdown protesters rallied in cities across Europe this weekend   Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel is keen to go ahead with extension  Internal memo said rising infection rates could be curbed with the extension  By Isabella Nikolic … Read more

Police clash with demonstrators as huge anti-lockdown protests break out in Germany

Protesters clashed with police in Germany and Croatia on Saturday as new lockdowns were introduced in France, Poland and Ukraine to battle a third wave of coronavirus. Demonstrators took to the streets in the central German city of Kassel and were pictured engaging with lines of riot police.  Several groups, most of them far-right opponents … Read more

Dozens of MPs write to Priti Patel demanding protests should be allowed during Covid crisis

Politicians across the House of Commons have called for Priti Patel to change coronavirus legislation to allow protests despite lockdown. More than 60 MPs joined campaign groups Big Brother Watch and Liberty in writing to the Home Secretary to say it is a human right to demonstrate. Tories Steve Baker and Sir Christopher Chope as well … Read more

Violence erupts at anti-lockdown protests on eve of Dutch election as police confront demonstrators

Some 2,000 people gathered in The Hague on Sunday to protest against the Dutch government and its coronavirus lockdown. Several people carried a homemade banner with the words ‘Love & Freedom: No Dictatorship’ written on it in Dutch, while many others carried yellow umbrellas. Another demonstrator carried a makeshift set of stocks with a photo … Read more

Call to ban ‘static’ demos: Police should have the power to stop stationary protests, watchdog says

Call to ban ‘static’ demos: Police should have the power to stop stationary protests by groups such as BLM and Extinction Rebellion, watchdog says Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services said forces should be able to ban ‘static’ demos in the same way as protest marches A report by the watchdog … Read more