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Russian Parliament Approves Huge Incerase In Protest Fines

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian lawmakers have approved a bill that makes fines radically higher for people taking part in unauthorized rallies. The law was passed Tuesday in the third, and final reading with 241 votes for and 147 against in the lower house of parliament. It raises the maximum fine for illegal street protest from about $30 to […]

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20 Detained as Russia Debates Tougher Protest Restrictions

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russian police have detained some 20 people outside the country’s parliament who were protesting a bill that would dramatically raise fines for holding unsanctioned rallies. The bill, introduced by the ruling United Russia party, would raise maximum fines for joining illegal rallies from $30 to $9,000. The party originally proposed an increase to at least […]

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Burmese Police Disperse Protest over Power Blackouts

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition groups say police broke up a demonstration and detained several protesters after they defied police warnings and took to the streets demanding an end to electricity blackouts. A spokesperson for the National League for Democracy said police dispersed the protest of at least 100 people Thursday in the town of Pyay, about 260 […]

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Burmese Protesters Press Demands for Electricity

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 1,000 Burmese protesters defied police and returned to the streets of Rangoon on Wednesday to demand an end to electricity blackouts in key Burmese cities. The protests, along with similar rallies Sunday and Monday in the city of Mandalay, are a rare departure from the norm in the Southeast Asian nation, which — […]

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Burmese Electricity Protests End Without Arrests

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Two rallies against chronic electricity shortages in Burma’s commercial capital, Rangoon, ended peacefully Tuesday, after residents gathered in the central city to protest rolling power blackouts. The protests, along with similar rallies Sunday and Monday in Mandalay, are a rare departure from the norm in the Southeast Asian nation, which had been under harsh military […]

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Smaller Protests on Last Day of Summit

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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On the last day of the NATO summit in Chicago, protesters held more demonstrations a day after clashing with authorities. A VOA reporter at the scene estimated about 120 demonstrated Monday at the headquarters of aerospace giant Boeing, much smaller than the weekend protest that brought thousands into the streets. At least 45 protesters were […]

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Police Arrest Protesters Outside Chicago NATO Summit

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters in Chicago plan more demonstrations a day after clashing with authorities outside the NATO summit. Organizers from the Occupy Chicago movement are planning to demonstrate at the headquarters of aerospace giant Boeing. At least 45 protesters were arrested Sunday when thousands took to the streets protesting the war in Afghanistan, economic inequality, and other […]

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Police Arrest Protesters Outside Chicago NATO Summit

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Chicago have arrested at least 45 protesters after clashes with authorities outside the NATO summit. Thousands of anti-war protesters took part in the largely peaceful demonstrations Sunday. But late in the afternoon, some of the protesters tried to push through a line of police keeping them from the lakeside convention center where leaders […]

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Thousands March Against War in Chicago

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of anti-war protesters marched through the streets of Chicago Sunday, taking their discontent to world leaders assembled for a NATO summit. The Sunday protest was largely peaceful until the end, when some of the demonstrators tried to push through a line of police keeping them from the lakeside convention center where leaders and delegates […]

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Thousands March Against War in Chicago

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of anti-war protesters marched through the streets of Chicago Sunday, taking their discontent to world leaders assembled for a NATO summit. The demonstrators had little chance of being seen by the leaders and delegates from 50 countries meeting at a lakeside convention center. Sunday’s protest followed several smaller demonstrations over the previous two days. […]

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