internet
Bangladesh Blocks Mobile Internet Amid Police Crackdown on Student Protests

The Bangladeshi government has reportedly suspended 3G and 4G mobile internet services since last Saturday after more than a week of violent clashes between police and student protesters over road safety. Read More >>

fakes
Viral Photo of Stephen Hawking at a Vietnam War Protest Is a Lie

Have you seen this photo of Stephen Hawking protesting the Vietnam War in 1968? It’s a powerful image, but it’s not actually Hawking. Gizmodo has confirmed with the National Portrait Gallery in London that it doesn’t actually know who the bespectacled man with canes might be. Read More >>

politics
Iran Moves to Block Social Media Apps, Mobile Networks as Protests Spread

The government of Iran has shut down mobile internet access and blocked apps including Telegram and Instagram after days of protests that exploded into widespread civil unrest. According to the Washington Post, at least two people are reported dead during the demonstrations, “the largest in Iran since an uprising over disputed election results shook the country eight years ago.” Read More >>

environment
Greenpeace Protesters Strap Gas Masks on Nelson’s Column and… Thierry Henry

Love the planet? Like climbing? Fancy a protest? Boy, have we got the event for you. Greenpeace activists have decided that the best way to force the government to think about pollution is by placing surgical masks and breathing apparatus over the mouths of famous statues around London. Read More >>

transport
Uber Cars Attacked by Furious Mob in Taxi-Driver Protest

I don’t like Uber. It’s a company that overcharges people and eschews accountability as often as possible. However, seeing an angry mob of cabbies descend upon and destroy a number of Uber cars in Mexico City actually made me feel bad for the company's drivers. Read More >>

drugs
Nitrous Oxide Enthusiasts Plan “Mass Inhalation” Event in London

The operators of the Psychedelic Society are up in arms, and it's not just a hallucination. They're furious over the possible banning of nitrous oxide under the looming Psychoactive Substances Bill and are planning a public protest in Parliament Square on August 1st. Anyone can come along and huff a balloon in the name of political activism. Read More >>

cities
First-Ever Hologram Protest Takes to the Streets in Spain

Following in the illuminated footsteps of noted iconoclast Tupac Shakur, a protest group in Spain took to the streets on Sunday — in hologram form. To the best of our knowledge it’s the first hologram political demonstration ever. Read More >>

drones
Police in India Will Use Weaponised Pepper Spray Drones on Protesters 

Indian police recently purchased five drones so they could dump pepper spray on protesters during political demonstrations. Read More >>

apps
Instagram Blackout Continues During Protests in Hong Kong

China continues its disturbing trend of social media crackdowns as pro-democracy protests flare in Hong Kong. Web services, such as Blocked In China, who monitor the government's abusive censorship, confirms that the blackout spreads across the country. Read More >>

security
Privacy Protesters Drink Urine to Complain About Something or Other

A handful of privacy protesters stationed outside GCHQ came up with a bizarre form of protest, apparently drinking urine from a potty as a way of suggesting the UK's spies are "taking the piss" with our privacy. Read More >>

lego
Everything is NOT Awesome in Greenpeace’s Anti-Shell Music Video

Greenpeace is on a winning run when it comes to using social media to give Shell a kicking, following up its excellent Legoland oil rig protest with this fantastic whimsical take on the brick-maker's 2013 summer movie anthem. Read More >>

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This Endless Flood of People in Hong Kong is Like a Real Life World War Z

This time-lapse was shot earlier this week in Hong Kong during a demonstration in support of democracy. It shows thousands of protesters walking down one of the main streets of the city in what seems an endless flood of people. Read More >>

lego
Greenpeace (Lego Division) Protests Legoland Oil Rig

Greenpeace has come up with a genius method of highlighting its battle against Lego's use of the Shell oil company's logo, by getting some Lego activist minifigs to unfurl scale model protest banners on some of the exhibits at Legoland Windsor. Read More >>

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Ukraine’s Rioters Erected, Fired and Lost a Working Catapult Overnight

When riots broke out in London, the best the mob could manage was smashing up some shops and trying to nick some tracksuit bottoms out of JD Sports. In Ukraine though, they take their rioting a whole lot more seriously -- they've been going medieval on the arses of the anti-protest forces with a fully-operational catapult. Read More >>

hacking
Anonymous #MillionMaskMarch Protests in London Lead to Arrests

A protest in Central London last night, spearheaded by the hacking collective Anonymous, has resulted in a number of arrests. Read More >>