The main opposition party of Tunisia steps up its protest actions until the government changes the “unjust” budget of 2018, Popular Front leader Hamma Hammami told journalists on January 9, Reuters reports.
The Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations, Gholamali Khoshroo accused the US of meddling in Iran’s internal affairs in a statement to UN Secretary General António Guterres. Extracts from the text of the statement were published by Tasnim News Agency on January 4, 2017.
Secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council Ali Shakhmani in his interview to the Al Mayadeen TV-Channel on January 2nd called protests in the country “a proxy-war” of a number of states against Iran, Tasnim Agency reports.
On June 28, the Venezuelan government stated that the attacks on government buildings are part of a “coup plot”, TeleSur News Channel reports.
Accusing “extremist wings of the opposition supported by the United States” of the attacks on the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, and the Supreme Court, the Venezuelan government called for citizens to stand guard of the constitutional order.
The United States must pursue dialogue with the Venezuelan opposition, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated while speaking before the US House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee on June 14, according to the RIA Novosti News Agency.
By going to Tverskaya street instead of Sakharov avenue, Navalny’s opposition members created chaos in Moscow, the leader of the Essence of Time movement, Sergey Kurginyan, said on June 13 during the First Studio TV show on the Russian Channel One.
A spokesperson of the European Foreign Ministry urged to respect human rights and release the detained protesters, the Interfax news agency reports on June 13.
According to Brussels, Russian citizens exercise their rights by holding rallies and demonstrations. “These fundamental rights are enshrined in the Russian constitution and we expect them to be protected, not eroded,” the statement says.
On Sunday in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, a rally-concert to demand early presidential elections and the resignation of Michel Temer, the head of state, was held. According to the organizers, about 100 thousand people took part in the action. On June 5, the Universo Online (UOL), a Brazilian Internet portal reported.
Brazilian musicians and dance groups entertained gathered protesters with singing and dancing. On the stage, artists called for early elections and chanted, “Down with Temer!“
On May 29, Izvestia, a Russian daily newspaper, reported two new deaths which happened during street clashes between the authorities and the right-wing opposition in Venezuela.
According to different sources; since the demonstrations of the opposition began in April, the number of victims has increased to 57 people. On May 27, the largest protest action took place in Caracas. 160 thousand people took part in this action.
Administrative buildings were attacked. The house of Hugo Chavez, the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, was set on fire.