Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper has called for the creation of protest-free zones around abortion clinics to protect women from being harassed by pro-life campaigners, after lengthy protests forced the closure of one clinic in Britain.
Five people have been arrested over sporadic violence in Sydney, where right-wing activists from the ‘Reclaim Australia’ movement held a protest with police trying to keep them separated from a counter-rally by pro-tolerance protesters.
With the stroke of a pen, Wisconsin’s governor passed a two-year spending bill which also strikes down a key wage protection law. The prevailing wage law ensured government contract workers were paid comparable rates in any given industry.
Clashes have erupted outside the Parliament in the Greek capital. Police have deployed pepper spray and tear gas against protestors hurling Molotov cocktails and rocks during an anti-austerity rally attended by thousands.