News related to domestic unrest in the United States

Peru calls for “national truce,” police tank crashes through university gates amid protests
Peruvian President Dina Boluarte called for "a national truce" with the aim "to establish dialogue tables" as she met with foreign media in Lima on Tuesday. The meeting was intended to appease the protestors demanding her resignation. Protests have claimed 46 lives in the five weeks since the removal of former-President Pedro Castillo. Riot police used tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters amid the unrest, as reported by Peruvian media.
Four Oath Keepers found guilty of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 Capitol attack
Four members of the Oath Keepers were convicted on Monday of seditious conspiracy for their role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol riots. This was the second major trial concerning defendants accused of plotting to forcibly keep President Donald Trump in power. The defendants included Roberto Minuta, 38, of Prosper, Texas; Joseph Hackett, 52, of Sarasota, Florida; David Moerschel, 45, of Punta Gorda, Florida; and Edward Vallejo, 64, of Phoenix, Arizona.
Richard Barnett found guilty on eight counts in Jan. 6 attack
On Monday, the District of Columbia found Richard Barnett of Gravette, Arkansas, guilty of felony and misdemeanor charges for his participation in the Jan 6, 2021 Capitol Breach. Richard "Bigo" Barnett became one of the most well-known faces of the Jan. 6 Capitol Breach after being photographed with his foot on the table in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office.
Brussels protesters demand release of aid worker from Iranian detention center
On Sunday, hundreds of protesters demonstrated in Brussels to demand the release of Belgian Olivier Vandecasteele from imprisonment in Iran. Vandecasteele, an international aid worker, was arrested in Tehran in February 2022.
Thousands partake in anti-government protests in Peru
Anti-government protests in Peru continued on Thursday, with thousands gathering in the streets of Lima to demand the resignation of President Dina Boluarte and call for a general election. Additional protests took place at the airports in Cusco and Arequipa. The demonstrations turned to violence as police clashed with protesters, with tear gas deployed to disperse the crowds.
NHS nursing staff across the UK go on strike
National Health Service nursing staff across the UK have joined picket lines for two consecutive days, starting January 18th. The Royal College of Nursing said in a press release that "if progress isn’t made by the end of January, we’ve said our strike action will be escalated on 6 and 7 February to include members at 73 NHS trusts in England and all but one NHS employer in Wales."
French unions protest against new pension reform bill
French trade unions are going on a national strike day today (Thursday) to show their rejection of the newest pension system reform. While referring to elected officials and billionaires on France 2 television, Philippe Martinez, leader of the CGT, suggested "cutting off their electricity" as a targeted part of the strike. He added that the aim was to "put them in the shoes of the millions of French households currently suffering from energy poverty."
Israelis rally against Netanyahu’s legal reforms
An estimated 80,000 people gathered in Tel Aviv's Habima Square on Saturday to protest against Netanyahu's government. Smaller protests also took place in the cities of Jerusalem and Haifa. Netanyahu's government recently announced legal reforms that objectors claim weaken the Supreme Court by giving parliament the power to overturn court decisions with a simple majority vote.
UK govt gives police more power to stop ‘disruptive’ protests
The UK government is to amend the Public Order Bill (HL Bill 82) to widen the definition of ‘serious disruption.’ The government says police chiefs had sought clarity on what actions constitute ‘serious disruption.’ Under the new bill, police will no longer need to wait for any “disruption” to take place and can shut protests down preemptively. They will consider the total impact of protests by any given group and not see them as standalone incidents. Police will also factor in long-term campaigns “designed to cause repeat disruption.”
Thunberg joins protest against coal mining in German town
Climate activist Greta Thunberg marched on the hamlet of Lützerath, in western Germany on January 14, alongside activists and demonstrators. Speaking at the demonstration, Thunberg said she was against "corporate greed" which allowed for the coal mine, overshadowing the need to protect the planet.