Posts Tagged ‘Protest’

Weapons expo’ protesters appear in court

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Protesters from last week’s defence industry conference in Wellington have appeared in court on charges of obstructing a public place, and disorderly behaviour. Six people appeared before a registrar in the Wellington District Court last Friday morning. Continue reading Related Posts:Pakistani Christian couple cleared of blasphemy…‘Don’t throw me out on streets’: Indian nun on her…Family Read more

Scores of Indonesian priests quit in protest

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Scores of Indonesian priests quit their posts after accusing a bishop on the Catholic majority island of Flores of embezzling more than US$100,000 of church funds for personal use. At least 69 priests from Ruteng Diocese submitted letters of resignation this week and demanded that Bishop Hubertus Leteng heed their calls for a complete overhaul Read more

Greens say banning abortion protests worth thinking about

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Green MP Jan Logie says it is worth debating whether New Zealand should ban protests around abortion clinics, similar to those enforced in some Australian states. In the Australian states of Tasmania and Victoria, filming, intimidation and protests are banned within 150m of abortion centres. In New South Wales, a bill to provide a 150m Read more

Hundreds parkup overnight in homelessness protest

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Entire families joined the Park Up for Homes event in Ōtara’s town centre on Saturday night, organised by members of the community and staff at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT). About 200 carloads of people showed up in the cold and rain, with many saying they hoped the demonstration would raise public awareness and encourage Read more

Gay conversion protest at Sydney uni Catholic event

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Protestors have tried to disrupt an event titled “Man + Woman = Made for each other”, run by a Catholic group at the University of Sydney. Around 60 students with megaphones, rainbow flags and a trombone drowned out large parts of the event organised by the University of Sydney Union Catholic Society on May 4. Read more

Peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies aged 94

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Jesuit peace activist Daniel Berrigan, who was imprisoned after burning draft files in an anti-war protest in the 1960s, has died aged 94. Fr Berrigan died peacefully on April 30 at Murray-Weigel Hall in New York City, after a long illness. Fr Berrigan and his younger brother, Fr Philip Berrigan, emerged as leaders of the Read more

Aust church leaders avoid jail for refugee protest sit-in

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

A group of Perth church leaders who staged a sit-in in a cabinet minister’s office to protest treatment of refugee children have avoided jail. The group refused to leave Australian justice minister Michael Keenan’s office on February 20. At the Perth Magistrates Court last week, the protestors were given “spent” convictions for trespassing and were Read more

Catholic youth, students protest Papua priest’s treatment

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Catholic students and young people in Papua have marched in protest against police interrogation of a Catholic priest. The protest in Jayapura by the Union of Catholic University Students of Indonesia and Catholic Youth organisations was in response to police treatment of Fr John Djonga. Last month, Fr Djonga led a prayer service at the Read more

Parishioners block bishop from shifting saint’s remains

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Parishioners at an Italian basilica formed a human barrier to prevent a bishop temporarily moving the remains of St Valentine to another church. The bishop of Terni-Narni-Amelia, Bishop Giuseppe Piemontese, wanted to transfer the saint’s remains from San Valentino Basilica in Terni to a cathedral five kilometres away. This was part of a Year of Read more

Ratana Church shows how to protest with dignity

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Long-serving organiser of the annual Waitangi Festival, Pita Paraone, says Ratana leaders have shown it is possible to hold a dignified pōwhiri for the Crown while still making a strong protest against the TPP, and Waitangi elders should follow suit. Fears of a sizeable protest from anti-TPPA protesters at the annual Ratana Church celebrations in Read more