Monday, March 22, 2010

Protest Roundup

Lots of public protests and demonstrations in the news:

The Thai protests continued, but the number of protesters declined and the Prime Minister did not appear to be on his way to stepping down.

Turnout apparently fell short of protesters' expectations for the "Day of Anger" targeting Prime Minister Putin.  Security forces reportedy pressured opposition groups not to participate.

Tens of thousands of immigrants and activists turned out on the National Mall yesterday to urge Congress and the President to enact comprehensive immigration reform.  The protesters were competing for public and media attention with the climactic votes in the House on health care reform.  Activits plan to have demonstrations in several cities in the next feew months, hoping for a repeat of the large demonstrations held during the summer of 2006.

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