Students in Bangladesh call for leadership change as protests against quota system turn violent


Protests against a job quota system in Bangladesh have turned violent. The World’s host Carolyn Beeler speaks with Samina Luthfa, who teaches sociology at the University of Dhaka, about why people are upset.

Israelis demonstrate outside the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, to call for new elections, Jerusalem, April 1, 2024.

Israelis set up a tent city in Jerusalem to protest Netanyahu and call for new elections

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Low water levels are seen at the Paso Severino dam, which supplies water to the city of Montevideo and adjacent metropolitan areas, Uruguay, May 15, 2023.

Uruguayans protest over government attempts to supplement public drinking water from salty reservoirs amid historic drought

Raising the street protest to art form: synchronized megaphone barkers sang and chanted in unison to fire up the crowds.

In France, students prove an unlikely ally in protests against pension reform

Graphic of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China’s tech weapons roll in to quell demonstrations, identify protesters

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The Inca temple of Sacsayhuamán gets only a handful of visitors per day now, as tourists cancel their trips to Cusco amid protests taking place in Peru.

Protests across Peru are keeping tourists away from the country’s top travel destinations


The Peruvian city of Cuzco is usually teeming with visitors, but because of ongoing protests, only 4% of its hotel rooms were occupied last month. Many residents say the situation has become critical.


TarantisT bandleader on protests in Iran: ‘This is not protest anymore. This is a revolution’


In the Iranian diaspora community of Los Angeles, members of the heavy metal group TarantisT have added their artistic voices to the protests in Iran. Arash Rahbary is the band’s singer and bassist. He speaks to host Marco Werman.

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‘For the Sake of’ song becomes anthem for protests in Iran


In the somber ballad, musician Shervin Hajipour sings of why Iranians are rising up in protest: “For dancing in the streets,” he intones. “For my sister, for your sister, for our sisters.”

Otero Alcántara during his performance “La Bandera Es De Todos," a piece where he wore the Cuban flag for thirty days.

Cuban dissident artists behind hit protest song ‘Patria y Vida’ sentenced to prison

Rapper Maykel Castillo “El Osorbo” and visual artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara were sentenced to prison by a Cuban court last week for his involvement with an opposition movement on the island.

Friends and family of Nicolas Guerrero lit candles near the spot where he was killed during a protest

Families seek justice for youth killed while protesting last year


Distraught families are trying to raise awareness and seek justice after their children were killed while protesting proposed tax hikes in Colombia last year. Human rights groups say police killed dozens of youth from working-class areas.