Protests intensify in Swaziland as people demand an end to monarchy and other stories

Today we look at the pro-democracy protests in Swaziland, the ceasefire announced in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, demolitions in Occupied Jerusalem’s Silwan area, and more

June 29, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Swaziland against the absolute monarch King Mswati III, the declaration of a ‘humanitarian ceasefire’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as the TPLF forces capture the city of Mekelle, the demolitions carried out by Israeli forces in Occupied East Jerusalem’s Silwan area, the dismissal of an appeal by a US defense contractor- CACI International Inc.- in a case related to the torture of detainees in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, and demonstrations held in the US to demand statehood for the capital of Washington D.C.