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Muslim Protests - Worldwide Travel Alert

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 17 Sep 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2927]

UPDATE (OCT 5TH): Protests involving Muslims outraged by a film mocking the Prophet Mohammed are continuing, with many becoming violent. Travellers should be mindful that many protests begin after midday prayers on a Friday. Some western nations have ... Read more >

Tags: africa, australia, europe, middle-east, protests, travel-alert

Mayday: Protest Season in Germany

GERMANY | Tue, 1 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2736]

Germans aren't afraid to voice their opinions, and protests aren't just for tree hugging university students. In fact they have days set aside where you can just about guarantee there’ll be a protest. These planned demonstrations occur throughout ... Read more >

Tags: europe, germany, protests, travel-safety

Travel Alert - Greek Austerity Riots

GREECE | Thu, 30 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3547]

Greece: Athens is currently in turmoil, as protesters rage against the government in response to austerity measures that will see cuts to spending and raised taxes. Masked demonstrators took to the streets outside the capital’s Parliament, setting ... Read more >

Tags: austerity riots, demonstrations, greece, protests, travel-alert

Peru Protest Tips

PERU | Tue, 28 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [820]

Peru has a tumultuous and violent political history. Throughout the 20 th century the country suffered terribly through military dictatorships, numerous coups, terrorism, corruption, human rights abuses and hyperinflation. Things have ... Read more >

Tags: peru, protests, south america, travel-safety

Gay Pride in Istanbul – The LGBTT Parade Hits Taksim Square!

TURKEY | Tue, 21 Jun 2011 | By zoe_smith | Views [6891] | Video

. Despite its increasingly liberal-minded youth and rapid adoption of western ways, issues of sexuality and gender still remain somewhat taboo within Turkey. That said, being the only Muslim country where homosexuality is not illegal, Turkey plays ... Read more >

Tags: gay pride, istanbul, march, politics, protests, travel writing, travel writing scholarship, turkey

Travel Alert - Marrakesh Bomb Blast Leaves 15 Dead

MOROCCO | Fri, 29 Apr 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [4096] | Comments [1]

The North African country of Morocco has been rocked after 15 people, including 11 foreigners, were killed as a result of a bomb attack on a café in Marrakesh’s famous Djemma el-Fna square. The entire second floor of the Argana café was destroyed ... Read more >

Tags: bomb blast, marrakesh, morocco, protests, terrorism, travel-alert

Travel Alert - Syria In Chaos After Bloody Uprising

SYRIA | Wed, 27 Apr 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2003]

The Middle Eastern country of Syria is in dire straits, with hundreds dead in weeks-long clashes - prompting foreign offices from around the world to warn against travel to the country, and urging citizens in the region to return home. Thousands ... Read more >

Tags: bashar al-assad, middle east, protests, syria, travel-alert

Travel Alert: Libya Refugee Crisis - Its Effect On The Middle East

LIBYA | Wed, 2 Mar 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2013]

Tens of thousands of people in Libya are waiting to cross the border into Tunisia, after clashes between Libyan Mercenary Forces and protesters left hundreds dead. Libyans frustrated by the rule of de-facto leader Muammar Gaddafi have followed in ... Read more >

Tags: egypt, libya, middle-east, protests, travel-alert, tunisia

Travel Alert - Bahrain / Iran Protests

BAHRAIN | Wed, 16 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1687]

Several people have been killed during anti-government protests in the Middle Eastern countries of Bahrain and Iran, with people of both countries calling for their respective leaders to stand down. The protests, influenced by the public uprising ... Read more >

Tags: bahrain, egypt effect, egypt protests, iran, protests, travel-alert

Egypt Civil Unrest And The Democracy Domino Effect

EGYPT | Sun, 30 Jan 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [5521] | Video

Thousands of protesters have gathered in the major cities of Egypt to take part in what is now known as the ‘Day Of Anger’ – an uprising against president Hosni Mubarak. Egyptians frustrated with high levels of corruption, police brutality, poor ... Read more >

Tags: egypt, egypt protests, hosni mubarak, protests, travel-alert, tunisia protests

France Strikes - Travel Alert

FRANCE | Thu, 21 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [3642]

The plans of thousands of holidaymakers have been thrown into chaos by an escalating confrontation between the government and protesters angry at austerity measures. As half-term school holidays approach, President Sarkozy is promising ... Read more >

Tags: cancellation, europe, france, paris, protests, strikes, travel-advice, travel-alert

Thailand Redshirts Protests - Travel Alert

THAILAND | Fri, 17 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1526]

Security has been tightened in Bangkok and Chang Mai as thousands of Redshirts plan to gather September 17 – 19 for protests marking the 4 th anniversary of the 2006 coup. The US, UK, Australia and NZ governments have re-issued warnings about ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, chang mai, protests, thailand, travel-advice, travel-alert, violence

Travel Alert - G20 Toronto Canada

CANADA | Fri, 18 Jun 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1950]

The G20 summit is being held at Toronto's Metro Convention Center on June 26 - 27 2010. There are plans for demonstrations and protests by groups opposed to the event. At past summits these demonstrations have turned violent. A protest group has already ... Read more >

Tags: arrests, canada, civil unrest, g20, protests, toronto, travel-advice, travel-alert, travel-insurance, world nomads

At home in Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Mon, 15 Dec 2008 | By eoghancito | Views [779]

It was a bit disorientating in the taxi at first. The street names didn't seem familiar and I had lost my sense of direction. Gradually Buenos Aires started to reveal itself as we approached our rented apartment ... Read more >

Tags: apartment, old friends, protests, theft

This Way to Racist Park

CHINA | Wed, 13 Aug 2008 | By dherman | Views [1816] | Comments [1]

Tibet Activists Expose Colonialst Mentality at Olympic Park Her screams were faint at first, but soon they filled the air. "Free Tibet! Free Tibet!" I looked up and saw a thin, young woman and another slightly older man on the walking bridge ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, free tibet, olympics, protests, tibet

Outlawed Tibetan Flags Fly in Beijing

CHINA | Fri, 8 Aug 2008 | By dherman | Views [2453]

Outlawed Tibetan Flags Fly in Beijing: Just an hour before the Opening Ceremonies were to kick off at the auspicious time of 8:08pm on 08/08/08, Chinese officials used force to subdue three activists who boldly removed sweatshirts to reveal Team Tibet ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, free tibet, olympics, protests, tibet

Farmers Strike

ARGENTINA | Thu, 27 Mar 2008 | By gringura | Views [676] | Comments [2]

The president increased the taxes that farmers have to pay to the government. I think its up to 45% now, everyone is banging pots in the streets, the farmers are striking and blocking the roads so they can't transport food. Its been going on for 2 weeks ... Read more >

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