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Hundreds Protest in Swazi Capital

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of demonstrators have marched through the capital of Swaziland against the government of King Mswati III, considered Africa’s last absolute monarch. Heavy security surrounded the march in Mbabane, which is the first demonstration in what organizers say will be a planned week-long strike to press demands for better working conditions and increased pay, as […]

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Polish Jews, Christians Protest Anti-Semitic Vandalism

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Polish Jews and Christians prayed together and marched silently to oppose last week’s desecration of a memorial to Polish Jews burned to death in World War Two. As many as 100 people protested the crime in the town of Jedwabne near the eastern city of Bialystok. Vandals spray painted a swastika and the words “they […]

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Israelis Hold Huge Rallies for ‘Social Justice’

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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An estimated 400,000 Israelis poured into streets in cities across the Jewish state late Saturday to protest the rising cost of living. In Tel Aviv, a large crowd of chanting protesters called for social justice, increasing pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take on economic reforms. Activists said Saturday’s so-called “march of the million” […]

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Israelis Rally for Economic Reforms

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Israelis are holding massive protests in Tel Aviv and other cities against the rising cost of living. Television footage showed a large crowd of chanting protesters in Tel Aviv waving banners. Activists say Saturday’s so-called “march of the million” rallies are designed to draw attention to economic issues that include housing prices and […]

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South Korean Police Disperse Protesters at Navy Base Construction Site

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has resumed construction of a controversial naval base that has been the site of violent protests in recent weeks. Riot police early Friday ordered the eviction of nearly 100 protesters who were occupying the site, which is located in a small village on the southern island of Jeju. Police arrested 35 people following […]

DRC Police Fire Tear Gas At Opposition Protest

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo fired tear gas Thursday to break up demonstrators protesting alleged fraud in the voter rolls. Hundreds of opposition supporters marched in the capital, Kinshasa to demand an audit of the election register. They tried to reach the headquarters of Congo’s National Election Commission but were dispersed by police. […]

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Uganda Bans North-African Solidarity Rally

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Uganda have banned an opposition rally planned to congratulate North Africans for overthrowing oppressive leaders. A police spokesman said Wednesday that the rally in the capital Kampala could incite violence. The organizers of the protest said the demonstration, planned for Friday, would celebrate the power of people in North Africa following the overthrow […]

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South Korean Police Use Water Cannon in Seoul Protest

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean police have used water cannons to disperse protesters in Seoul demonstrating against hundreds of job losses at a major construction company. Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction, which runs a major shipyard in Busan, has laid off some 400 workers. At least 2,500 demonstrators gathered in South Korea’s capital Saturday night for a new […]

Two Killed in Clash at Indonesia Oil Field

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian police say two people were killed in clashes at a state-run oil well in Central Sulawesi province. Police say several people were injured in the melee, and many others were arrested. Officials say the clashes began Saturday when dozens of local residents stormed the facility armed with machetes and Molotov cocktails. At last report, […]

Afghans Protest Decision to Oust Lawmakers

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Afghans marched in Kabul Tuesday to protest a decision by the nation’s Independent Election Commission to replace nine lawmakers because of allegations of voter fraud. The protesters rallied outside the offices of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, chanting anti-U.N. slogans. UNAMA issued a statement earlier in the day in support of […]

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