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Anti-Wall Street Protest Movement Spreading

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A protest movement is growing in the United States, decrying corporate greed, social inequality and the poor state of the economy. What began in New York City more than two weeks ago and labeled “Occupy Wall Street” has spawned similar demonstrations in several major U.S cities, including Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles and across the […]

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Tibetans Protest on China’s National Day

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Tibetans have protested in southwestern China on the communist-led country’s National Day. News reports issued Sunday said the protests began after a Tibetan flag and a picture of Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, were removed in Seda, a town in Sichuan province. The demonstrations Saturday came on China’s National Day, which celebrates […]

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Anti-Wall Street Group to Continue Protests After Mass Arrests

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters decrying corporate greed and other grievances maintained a presence in New York City’s financial district Sunday, one day after more than 700 of them were arrested as they attempted to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The group “Occupy Wall Street” has been camped out for two weeks. On Saturday, the Brooklyn Bridge was shut […]

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Anti-Wall Street Group to Continue Protests After Mass Arrests

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters decrying corporate greed and other grievances maintained a presence in New York City’s financial district Sunday, one day after more than 700 of them were arrested as they attempted to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The group “Occupy Wall Street” have been camped out for two weeks. On Saturday, the Brooklyn Bridge was shut […]

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Armenian Opposition Continues Anti-government Protest

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of protesters demonstrated in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, for a second day Saturday, demanding early parliamentary elections and electoral law reform. Activists of the opposition Armenian National Congress set up tents in Yerevan’s Freedom Square and said they will continue the anti-government protest as long as necessary. The opposition wants presidential and parliamentary elections before […]

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Armenian Opposition Starts New Anti-government Rally

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Armenian opposition organized a 24-hour protest in Yerevan Friday to demand early elections and electoral law reform beforehand. The Armenian National Congress, headed by former President Levon Ter-Petrosyan, called for a day-and-night long peaceful rally in central Yerevan’s Freedom Square. The opposition wants presidential and parliamentary elections before the end of the year, amendments to […]

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Amid Violence, Guinea Holds “Day of National Reconciliation”

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is calling for peace and calm in Guinea, where witnesses report a second day of street violence on what is supposed to be a “day of national reconciliation.” In a statement Wednesday, the U.S. State Department encouraged Guineans to settle their differences responsibly and urged Guinean security forces not to use excessive […]

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Amid Violence, Guinea Holds “Day of National Reconciliation”

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 4:07 am (UTC-5)
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Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared Wednesday to be a “day of national reconciliation” to mark the two-year anniversary of a massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators, even as fresh violence broke out Tuesday between security forces and opposition protesters. President Conde called for the day of remembrance to commemorate the more than 150 people killed in […]

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Guinea Police Clash With Protesters, 3 Dead

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses and officials in Guinea say at least three people were killed Tuesday in clashes between security forces and opposition protesters. The fighting erupted in the capital, Conakry, after police and paramilitary forces prevented opposition supporters from gathering for a rally called to protest the government’s handling of upcoming parliamentary elections. Witnesses say security forces […]

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Mauritania: Police Kill 1 at Anti-Census Rally

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 8:08 pm (UTC-5)
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At least one person was killed in southern Mauritania and several others were injured when police tried to disperse a protest against a government census effort that opponents say discriminates against the black population. Officials and protesters Tuesday said police shot live bullets into the crowd of demonstrators in the town of Maghama. Black Mauritanians […]

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