Videos tagged with politics
Journalist Azimzhan Askarov describes the police brutality he faced after he was arrested in 2010 by the Kyrgyzstani government whom accused him of inciting ethnic violence during the "South Kyrgyzstan ethnic riots", which primarily targeted people of the Uzbek nationality. Askatov had filmed the killings and arson attacks then distributed the video to international media and accused the Kyrgyz military of complicity in the killings.
Patricia McKinnon Lower grew up in Lewisham since the 1950s and has remained in the area ever since. Here she remembers the event that became known as the 'Battle of Lewisham' in 1977. The National Front were given permission to march through South London, passing through Lewisham where the residents were mainly left-wing. It caused a massive uproar and police had to protect the National Front from violent left-wing demonstrations against their march. Shops were barricaded in fear of them being destroyed in the process, police horses frantically trampled all over people's front gardens... "The day has been seen since as a turning point in the fortunes of the National Front and the 1970s anti-fascist movement as well as in policing - riot shields were used for the first time in England." - Wikipedia
Currently all over Spain there are a huge series of protests going on. They are a response to what are considered to be many unjust political and economic legislations. The government is believed to not be doing enough to help the terrible economic climate currently facing Spain. Young people, the unemployed, students, workers, retirees, people wanting to get on the property ladder... They are the worst affected and in these protests they are all are united in making politicians take notice and change their ways. This protest took place on 28/5/2011 in the Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona. For several hours groups of protestors united to make as much noise as possible before the political speeches began. This video illustrates this. For more information (Spanish): http://www.democraciarealya.es/
Ffrangcon talks about her memories of her childhood growing up in a unique household. She discusses memories of her father, politics, school, religion and more in parts one and two. Part Two of Two