Australian colonial statue toppled before historic ruling

Vandals toppled a colonial-era statue of Australia’s former prime minister, mutilating the body of an Aboriginal man before it had to be removed. Wednesday’s decision confirmed a major decision to permanently demolish William Crowther’s monument in Tasmania. This ends years of controversy. But a few hours before that, ruling protesters cut down the structure, sawing…

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Georgia protests: Riot police face off against foreign influence bill demonstrators

Overnight protests in Georgia continued into the morning in an attempt to finally block the approval of the controversial law. Security forces withdrew from the main square on Monday morning after protesters clashed in front of Tbilisi’s parliament. Demonstrators are protesting the controversial foreign influence law, which critics call the “Russia Law”. The final vote…

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