Sudan lifts state of emergency imposed since military coup

Issued on: 05/29/2022 – 21:29 Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Sunday lifted a state of emergency imposed since last year’s military coup, the ruling sovereign council said. Burhan “issued a decree lifting the state of emergency nationwide,” the council said in a statement. The order was made “to prepare the atmosphere for a … Read more

Sri Lanka’s cabinet ministers resign amid protests, social media ban

Issued on: 04/03/2022 – 22:03 Sri Lanka’s entire cabinet aside from the president and his sibling prime minister resigned from their posts Sunday as the ruling political clan seeks to resolve a mounting economic crisis, with a social media blackout failing to halt another day of anti-government demonstrations. The South Asian island nation is facing … Read more

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency amid street protests over economic crisis

Issued on: 04/01/2022 – 21:41 Sri Lanka’s president declared a state of emergency Friday giving sweeping powers to security forces a day after hundreds tried to storm his house in anger over an unprecedented economic crisis. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa invoked the tough laws allowing the military to arrest and detain suspects for long periods without … Read more

‘The curfew…it sucks,’ says spring breaker in Miami Beach

miami-beach ‘The curfew…it sucks,’ says spring breaker in Miami Beach By March 26, 2022 8:14 AM People visit Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida as city officials imposed the second day of a midnight curfew and forced stores to stop selling alcohol after 6 pm

Niagara Region lifts state of emergency spurred by COVID-19 pandemic – Hamilton

Almost two years after implementing a state of emergency over concerns tied to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, Niagara Region has lifted the measure as of 12:01 am on Tuesday morning, deeming it “no longer necessary.” In a release on Monday, Regional Chair Jim Bradley and municipal mayors canceled the condition in a joint statement thanking … Read more

National Guard to help control truck protests planned in DC

The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 700 unarmed National Guard troops to the nation’s capital as it prepares for trucker convoys that are planning protests against pandemic restrictions beginning next week. In a statement Tuesday night, the Pentagon said Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved a request from the District of Columbia government and the … Read more

Ethiopia lifts wartime state of emergency, three months earlier than expected

Issued on: 02/15/2022 – 15:01 Ethiopia’s parliament on Tuesday lifted a state of emergency imposed last November when Tigrayan rebels threatened to advance on the capital, the foreign ministry said, easing restrictions earlier than expected. “The House of Peoples’ Representatives of #Ethiopia has approved today the lifting of the six-month state of emergency,” the ministry … Read more

Protesters face possible ends, jail time, loss of licenses

Defiant protesters could face fines, jail time and the loss of their driver or commercial vehicle operator licenses under details of the province’s emergency declaration hammered out Saturday morning by cabinet. After Premier Doug Ford declared the province-wide state of emergency Friday — and his warning of “severe” consequences — police began moving on blockades … Read more

Canada’s Ontario declares state of emergency over ‘illegal’ trucker protest

Ontario’s premier declared a state of emergency Friday in reaction to the truck blockades in Ottawa and at the US border and said he will urgently press for new legislation cracking down on those who interfere with the free flow of goods and people. Since Monday, scores of truck drivers protesting Canada’s COVID-19 restrictions and … Read more

Ontario Premier Declares ‘State of Emergency’ in Response to Border Blockade

Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency on Friday, February 11, in response to a blockade led by protesters opposing vaccine mandates at a border crossing that connects Windsor, Ontario, to Detroit, Michigan. Ford made the announcement on the fifth day of the blockade at the Ambassador Bridge, which is an offshoot of … Read more