Nearly 20,000 Ukrainian nationalist protesters, veterans, and far-right activists take to the street in response to President Volodymyr Zelensky's dealings with Russia on Monday, Oct. 14 2019. Efrem Lukatsky/AP Images

This Week Around the World – Oct. 14–19

Oct. 14 Kyiv, Ukraine: Approximately 20,000 protesters marched through central Kyiv in reaction to President Volodymyr Zelensky’s deal with Russia, which grants pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine special status and…

A protester draped in the Estelada, the Catalan separatist flag, throws a stone during protests in Barcelona, Spain on Oct. 18, 2019. Bernat Armangue/AP Images

Catalonia demands release of independence leaders

Following the imprisonment of nine politicians in favor of Catalonia’s independence, approximately 525,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona in protest. Catalonia, a wealthy, semi-autonomous region in northern Spain,…

A Uighur protester wears a mask featuring the flag and colors of "East Turkestan," an unofficial name for the Xinjiang region of Western China. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Images

1 million Muslims detained in Chinese re-education camps

At least 1 million Uighur Muslims are currently detained in China’s self-declared “re-education” centers, which face multiple allegations of torturing those in the camps. According to BBC, a UN committee…

A coffin containing the remains of one of the 4 police officers killed Thursday, Oct. 3rd 2019. All 4 officers were posthumously awarded the Legion of Honor. Francois Mori/AP Images

This Week Around the World – Sept. 29–Oct. 4

Sept. 29 Lesbos, Greece: Protesting migrants set two fires at the Moria refugee camp, demanding to be transferred to mainland Greece from the small, overcrowded eastern island of Lesbos. The…