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Pakistani Forces Use Tear Gas on Anti-Government Demonstrators

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani security forces have fired into the air and lobbed tear gas in Islamabad, where protesters are holding an early morning march and calling on the country’s political leaders to resign and dissolve the government. The demonstrators gathered on one of the city’s main thoroughfares for an anti-corruption protest. They were acting at the urging […]

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Pakistani Cleric Demands Government Resign

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A populist Pakistani cleric gave the country’s political leaders an ultimatum to dissolve the government and resign, telling his supporters to march on parliament early Tuesday and force the issue. Tahir-ul Qadri called for action by tens of thousands of people gathered for an anti-corruption rally on one of Islamabad’s main thoroughfares, following a 38-hour […]

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Islamabad Rally Calls for Delay in Elections

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Pakistanis have converged on the capital, Islamabad, to back the call of a charismatic Sufi cleric for an indefinite delay in elections and a crackdown on government corruption and inefficiency. Tahir-ul Qadri, who recently returned home from Canada, arrived in Islamabad early Tuesday to join the protest rally. His black, chauffeur-driven SUV was […]

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Thousands of Demonstrators Gather in Islamabad

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Pakistanis are converging on the capital for a protest march led by a cleric who has called for political change. Tahirul Qadri, who recently returned home from Canada, had promised to bring a million demonstrators to the streets of Islamabad Monday in his call for electoral reform, but early estimates say he will […]

Thousands of Demonstrators Gather in Islamabad

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Pakistanis are converging on the capital for a protest march led by a cleric who has called for political change. Tahirul Qadri, who recently returned home from Canada, had promised to bring a million demonstrators to the streets of Islamabad Monday in his call for electoral reform, but early estimates say he will […]

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Chinese Protesters Demonstrate Against Media Censorship

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Scores of Chinese protesters have demonstrated outside of one of the country’s most outspoken newspapers to speak out against government censorship. The protesters in Guangzhou, capital of southern Guangdon province, called Monday for the resignation of the provincial propaganda chief after censors on Thursday blocked a New Year’s article in the influential Southern Weekly newspaper. […]

Thousands in Hong Kong Protest Against China-Backed Leader

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong are calling for the city’s scandal-ridden chief executive to step down and demanding that China allow them to elect their own leaders. Police say about 17,000 protesters joined a New Year’s Day march through the city, holding signs and chanting slogans demanding the Beijing-backed chief executive Leung Chun-ying step […]

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Iraqi Sunnis Hold Mass Protest Against Shiite-Led Gov’t

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets in a Sunni-dominated western province, the latest in a series of demonstrations against the country’s Shi’ite-led government. The protesters blockaded a main highway Friday in Anbar province west of the capital, Baghdad, holding placards and chanting slogans against the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. […]

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Iraqi Sunnis Hold Mass Protest Against Shiite-Led Gov’t

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets in a Sunni-dominated western province, the latest in a series of protests against the country’s Shi’ite-led government. The protesters gathered Friday in Anbar province west of the capital, Baghdad, holding placards and chanting slogans against the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Many accuse the […]

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Indian Policeman Injured in Mob Attack Dies

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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An Indian police constable who was seriously injured during a massive demonstration against a brutal gang rape has died in a New Delhi hospital. Authorities say the policeman died Tuesday, two days after he was attacked by a mob that clashed with police. Sunday’s unrest took place as police struggled to control protesters who have […]

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