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Protests Erupt in California Over Police Shootings

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Tensions are high in Anaheim, California, because of a handful of fatal shootings involving police officers this year. Protesters tossed rocks and bottles at police Tuesday night, after they were shut out of a city council meeting, where city officials were discussing the shootings. The police responded by firing non-lethal bean bags Some angry demonstrators […]

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Chinese City Stops Metal Plant Project After Mass Protests

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities have scrapped a plan to build a copper plant in a central city after residents staged several days of protests against the prospect of heavy pollution from the factory. Thousands of residents of Shifang city in Sichuan province had taken to the streets in the past three days to protest the refinery, complaining […]

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China Vows Crackdown on Environmental Protesters

Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities are vowing to inflict what they call “severe punishment” on organizers of a two-day protest who are concerned about the environmental impact of a proposed heavy metal refinery in their town. Authorities say unrest broke out Monday when several thousand protesters clashed with police outside a government building in the small central city […]

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Sudanese Police Use Tear Gas To Break Up Protest

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Sudan used tear gas Friday to break up the latest protests against austerity measures and the government of President Omar al-Bashir. Witnesses say the rallies — of anywhere from a few dozen to a few hundred people — took place in the capital Khartoum and the suburbs of Omdurman and Bahri. The tear […]

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UN Urges Sudan Against ‘Heavy-Handed’ Suppression

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. human rights chief has called on authorities in Sudan not to use violence and mass arrests against anti-government protests planned for Friday in the capital, Khartoum. Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, says dozens of journalists, activists, and others have been arrested since student protests against government austerity measures began […]

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US Condemns ‘Heavy-Handed’ Crackdown on Sudan Protests

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has condemned what it says is Sudan’s “heavy-handed” crackdown against anti-government protests that have spread through several parts of the East African nation. The protests began in the capital, Khartoum, nearly two weeks ago as isolated student protests over planned government austerity measures and sharp price increases. The unrest has quickly spread […]

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Scores Arrested in Israeli Protests

Posted June 24th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli police have arrested 85 demonstrators in Tel Aviv, who were demanding social reforms and affordable housing. Officials say the protesters clashed with police, vandalized banks, and blocked roads late Saturday. Demonstrators said they were also upset after a protest leader said she was injured when taken into custody at an earlier rally. Last year, […]

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Scores Arrested in Israeli Protests

Posted June 24th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Israel’s capital have arrested 85 demonstrators, who were demanding social reforms and affordable housing. Officials say the protesters clashed with police, vandalized banks, and blocked roads late Saturday in Tel Aviv. Demonstrators said they were also upset after a protest leader said she was injured when taken into custody at an earlier rally. […]

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Protesters Clash With Police During Austerity Protests in Sudan

Posted June 23rd, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters clashed with police in Sudan’s capital Khartoum Saturday as demonstrations against spending cuts in Sudan continue into a second week. Security forces have been using tear gas and batons to break up the demonstrations which have spread into several neighborhoods. Reports say some people have been arrested. Activists are trying to spark an “Arab […]

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Opposition Rally Draws Tens of Thousands in Moscow

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Russian anti-government protesters have taken part in a major rally in Moscow during a national holiday to denounce President Vladimir Putin’s third term in office. Tuesday’s rally was the first to be called by the opposition since Mr. Putin took office on May 7 and began tightening a government crackdown on […]

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