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Demonstrators Supporting Nets’ Kyrie Irving’s Vaccine Refusal Gather at NYC’s Barclays Center

New York City’s Barclays Center was swarmed on Sunday by demonstrators supporting Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving’s decision not to get vaccinated against COVID-19, shortly before the team’s home opener. Chanting “Let Kyrie play!” and “Stand With Kyrie,” crowds gathered at the center in protest of the NBA team’s decision to ban Irving from playing…


Italy Prepares for Train Track Protests Against COVID-19 Passes

ROME—Italy’s government vowed to crack down on demonstrators threatening to block train tracks throughout the country Wednesday as a rule requiring COVID-19 tests or vaccines to use public transportation for long-distance domestic travel took effect. In a bid to rein in the transmission of infections as Italians returned from summer vacations, the government announced weeks…


Demonstrators Occupy London News Headquarters Over Pandemic Coverage

A group of demonstrators occupied the entrance of the headquarters of ITV News and Channel 4 News in London, claiming that the media are misinforming people about vaccines and the pandemic. Police were called to the ITN production studios in central London on Aug. 23, according to the Met Police, after a group “unlawfully gained…


Burma Junta Cracks Down on Crowds Defying Protest Ban

YANGON, Burma—Police cracked down on demonstrators opposing Burma (also known as Myanmar)’s military coup, firing warning shots and shooting water cannons to disperse crowds that took to the streets again Tuesday in defiance of new protest bans. Reports of many injured demonstrators drew strong concern from the U.N.’s office in Burma. “According to reports from…