A museum in New York City’s Chinatown that recently reopened after its archives were damaged by a fire last year is now facing more heat as protestors gather to boycott the institution.
The protest: The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) reopened on Wednesday, since shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to a crowd of protestors accusing the institution of supporting mass incarceration and gentrification, reported Hyperallergenic.
Conservative journalist Andy Ngô said he was chased and beaten by antifa members while covering a protest in Portland, Oregon, late last month.
Why this matters: Ngô, who says he has focused on exposing antifa for years, said “no journalist in America should ever face violence for doing his or her job.”
A 7-year-old girl was killed in her home by Myanmar’s military forces on Tuesday, becoming the youngest casualty of the country’s military coup.
Khin Myo Chit’s older sister, May Thu Sumaya, 25, told BBC that police were searching the homes in her neighborhood for weapons and making arrests.
At the University of Jaffna in Sri Lanka, a war memorial dedicated to the Tamil people was destroyed over the weekend, resulting in student protests, sudden arrests and a viral Instagram post.
What happened: On Jan. 8, the Sri Lankan authorities bulldozed a monument known as the Mullivaikkal memorial, according to Al Jazeera.
An immigrant rights activist was arrested on Thursday over alleged trespassing and littering on ICE Director Tony Pham‘s lawn during a protest in early September.
A California woman struggled to keep her dentures intact as she hurled xenophobic and racist insults during a Trump rally.
The woman, who sported Trump 2020 pins, was caught on video on Saturday in Beverly Hills.
In solidarity with Black Lives Matter (BLM), multiple Asian American celebrities took to the streets and the internet over the weekend to condemn the death of George Floyd, denounce police brutality and call for the long-overdue racial equality in the U.S.
Numerous Asian American personalities have voiced support in the movement since it returned to public consciousness after Floyd’s death, which is currently being tried as second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
New Black Panthers ‘Fight’ Racism by Targeting Chinese Restaurants, Get Disowned by OG Black Panthers
An extremist hate group called the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) has returned to headlines for launching a nationwide boycott of “Chinese merchants,” one such protest targetted two local Chinese restaurants in Washington, D.C.
The protest was sighted by Mother Jones writer, Stephanie Mencimer, in front of “Yum’s II Chinese restaurant and Da Hong Pao Restaurant and Bar on 14th Street” who promptly took to Twitter on Tuesday to record and document the display.
An Indian woman scheduled to attend a court hearing as a plaintiff of a rape case has died after a group of five men — including two of her alleged rapists — set her on fire.
The woman, who claimed to have been raped last December, was about to board a train in the district of Unnao, state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday when the group doused her in kerosene then set her on fire.
Two protesters have been shot by Hong Kong police during a confrontation in a general strike on Monday.
The demonstration, which aimed to disrupt the morning commute, came in response to the death of a student protester who died last Friday and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers over the weekend.
On Thursday, the massive protest against a controversial proposed bill in Indonesia that has become increasingly violent in the last few days has claimed its first life.
A 21-year-old student died as thousands of Indonesians hit the streets nationwide to oppose a bill that changes dozens of laws, including amendments that make it illegal to insult the president and criminalize pre-marital sex.
A Hong Kong protester was recently captured on video neutralizing a tear gas canister with his thermos. The clip, which has become widespread across social media platforms, has baffled the internet.
Since tear gas is known the world over as one of the most dreaded weapons in crowd control, the idea of simply defusing it as shown in the video has captured the imagination of many.