Nearly five dozen people indicted on racketeering charges related to protests against a planned police and firefighter training facility appeared in court as their supporters rallied outside the courthouse in Atlanta.
The vote in the Knesset capped a monthslong campaign to overhaul the judicial system by Israel's far-right government, a move critics say pushes the country toward authoritarianism.
Anti-government demonstrations erupted Saturday in several locations across Iran as the most sustained protests in years against a deeply entrenched theocracy entered their fourth week.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has tendered his resignation amid an economic crisis and violent protests against he and his brother, the country's president.
A Georgia bill that opponents argue aims to stop protests by trampling on constitutional rights through expanded criminal penalties, added civil liability for local governments that allow protests and authorized violence against protesters.
The police action was the most significant use of force to date by authorities against the protesters, who oppose coronavirus vaccine mandates.
Among the protesters' grievances is the requirement in New Zealand that certain workers get vaccinated against the coronavirus, including teachers, doctors, nurses, police and military personnel.
Preliminary charges were filed against four police officers in connection with the Nov. 21 beating of Michel Zecler in Paris that has prompted major protests throughout the country.
Armed militias have become a feature at anti-quarantine protests, racial justice marches and monument removals. But after a shooting in Albuquerque, locals say militias are disturbing the peace.