1. Turkish police use tear gas against women’s march in İstanbul
Riot police in Istanbul on Sunday reacted to marchers marking an international day calling for an end to violence against women by firing tear gas at them.
The police action, launched after officers repeatedly ordered the illegally assembled crowd to disperse, stopped about a thousand demonstrators from marching along Istiklal Avenue, the main shopping street in Turkey’s commercial capital.
Protesters responded by yelling “we will not be silent”, “we are not afraid” and “we will not obey.”
2. Protest in Myanmar's Rakhine state opposes Rohingya return
Buddhist monks lead protesters in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state during a demonstration against the planned repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, referring to them as "run-away refugees.”
3. Three Ukrainian navy ships violate Russian border near Crimea, ignore orders to leave – FSB
Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) says three Ukrainian navy vessels, violated its border on Sunday morning, and are heading for Kerch Strait that lies between Crimea and mainland Russia.
“This morning at around 7 a.m. Moscow time, three vessels belonging to Ukrainian armed forces violated the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea... to cross the Russian border,” read a statement from Russia’s federal security agency FSB, which is responsible for maintaining the country’s borders.
It said that the ships are sailing towards the Crimea Bridge, but have made no application to pass under it.
RAW: Coast Guard traces Ukrainian vessels after breach of Russian waters
Cargo ship blocks Kerch Strait as Ukrainian Navy breaches Russian border.
Tensions are running high around the Kerch Strait, separating Crimea from mainland Russia after Ukrainian vessels violated the Russian border. The passage was blocked by a cargo ship and fighter jets were scrambled.
4. Pakistan: Thousands attend MMA protest over Asia Bibi's acquittal in Sukkur
Thousands of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) members and supporters flooded the streets of Sukkur on Sunday, condemning the Supreme Court's recent acquittal and subsequent release of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy.
MMA president Fazal-ur-Rehman attended the mass rally and addressed the protesters from a makeshift stage.
"We will not allow you [Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan] to govern Pakistan like this," said Fazal-ur-Rehman who said that Asia Bibi's acquittal had far-reaching implications for the Pakistan society.
Over the weekend, a key figure in organising Pakistan's recent protests and leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik political party Khadim Hussain Rizvi and thousands of his supporters were arrested.
5. Secretary-General of the Rassemblement bleu Marine (RBM), Gilbert Collard, tweets video of driver trying to run over yellow vests: “The government cultivates hatred, confusion and stigmatization of #yellowvests, Here is the result.”
6. Hate in Los Angeles: Man tries running over Orthodox Jews on Friday night
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is investigating a disturbing incident which occurred on Friday night.
YWN spoke to one of the victims who says that at around 9:30PM on Friday night, he and another person were walking on Le Brea Blvd and Oakwood – in front of the Bais Yehuda Shul, when a vehicle drove past screaming anti-Semitic slurs at them.
The victim says the vehicle made an abrupt U-Turn and began hurling anti-semitic slurs before attempting to run over the group of identifiable Orthodox Jews. The vehicle sped off and was involved in a car accident at the intersection of Highland and Oakwood.
The victim tells YWN that there was a Koran on the windshield, and the driver was of Middle-Eastern descent.
Additionally, after the LAPD arrived at the scene of the crash, the man continued on his anti-Semitic rant.
Related: Driver Caught On Video Trying To Run Down Pedestrians Outside Synagogue Could Face Hate Crime Charges
HANCOCK PARK (CBSLA) – A driver is under investigation for possible hate crime charges after he allegedly tried to run down two people outside a synagogue in Hancock Park Friday night before being involved in a violent wreck.
Mohamed Mohamed, 32, was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. Los Angeles police were scheduled to hold a news conference Monday morning to reveal details about the case.
7. Ayatollah Khamenei Urges Promotion of Islamic Awakening in Region
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for the expansion of Islamic Awakening and resistance movements in the regional Muslim countries in order to counter the US and Israeli plots.
In an address to a gathering of Iranian authorities, ambassadors of Islamic countries, and participants in the International Islamic Unity Conference, held in Tehran on Sunday, Ayatollah Khamenei urged the Muslim clerics and social elites to push for the promotion of the Islamic Awakening movement and the resistance morale.
“Strengthen the Islamic Awakening and resistance movement in the region as much as you can, since the promotion of such thought and morale is the sole way to save the region,” Ayatollah Khamenei underlined. [...]
“The threats and evil move by the US and the Zionist regime (against Iran) will be futile like the past and will definitely end in failure,” Ayatollah Khamenei stressed.
“The reason that the world’s arrogant powers, most notably the criminal US or the Great Satan, are sensitive to the West Asia region is the morale of welcoming Islam and Islamic awakening among the region’s nations,” the Leader added.
8. Iranian Motocross Champion Arrested
Authorities arrested Shahrzad Nazifi, a female motocross champion and a Baha’i. Several Baha’is have been arrested in recent weeks — and women competing in motocross regularly face intimidation and harassment. So was she arrested for being a Baha’i, a motocross racer, or both?
9. Mexico to deport about 500 migrants who “violently" tried to illegally cross the U.S. Border
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will deport about 500 migrants who on Sunday tried to “violently” and “illegally” cross the U.S. border, according to the Mexican Interior Ministry in a statement.
The statement added that Mexican authorities had contained the protest at the crossing between Tijuana and San Diego and that, despite heightened tensions there, Mexico would not send military forces to control 7,417 migrants from a caravan currently amassed at the U.S.-Mexico border.
10. Full bearded “schoolboy”? Asylum-seeker visiting UK school as a 15yo sparks DEBATE
Parents in the British town of Ipswich are not too pleased after finding out that an Iranian asylum seeker, apparently aged around 30, was placed in their children's school, for 6 weeks. The man is now facing deportation with The Home Office investigating the case.