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Uganda Police Fire Tear Gas on Opposition Rally

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan police fired tear gas and water cannons Wednesday to disperse an opposition rally, called to remember people killed in protests earlier this year. Witnesses say several hundred people had gathered for the rally in a suburb of the capital, Kampala. But they say police moved in soon after the event started and broke up […]

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Topless Protest in Ukraine at Tymoshenko Trial

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Activists from a Ukrainian women’s group have staged a topless protest in a show of anger at the trial of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Two women from the group FEMEN climbed on top of a prison van Tuesday outside the court in Kyiv, stripped to the waist, and denounced against Ukraine’s police and politicians, […]

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Indian Activists Protest Bolivia Highway Project

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 500 Indian activists have held a demonstration in Bolivia to protest a government plan to build a 300-kilometer highway through the Amazon rainforest. The protesters gathered Monday in the Amazon city of Trinidad for a 600-kilometer march, which is expected to culminate in the Bolivian capital, La Paz. The demonstrators say the $415 […]

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Rights Group Urges Indian Probe into Land Protest Deaths

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International is calling for a fair and thorough government probe into the deaths of three people during a protest by farmers in western India. The three were killed Tuesday when police opened fire on some 500 farmers demonstrating against the acquisition of land for a water pipeline project in Maharashtra state. Witnesses say police […]

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Spanish Riot Police Charge Protesters

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Spanish riot police used force late Thursday to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who gathered at the interior ministry to protest the closure of Madrid’s main square. The Spanish daily newspaper El Pais showed images of protesters, some of them with blood on their faces, being surrounded by police or dragged in handcuffs. El Pais said […]

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Russian Police Arrest Participants of Unsanctioned Protest

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian police have arrested dozens of anti-government protesters in Moscow and St. Petersburg during rallies in support of the freedom of assembly. About 100 people staged a peaceful sit-in in Moscow’s central Triumfalnaya square Sunday calling for the implementation of Article 31 of the Russian constitution which guarantees freedom of assembly. Police arrested about 40 […]

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Israeli PM Offers Talks on Economy; Finance Official Resigns

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is offering steps to deal with the economic situation in Israel, one day after the largest turnout for protests demanding the government do something about the rising cost of living. Mr. Netanyahu on Sunday said he was setting up a committee to open talks with protesters. He told his Cabinet […]

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Israelis Protest Cost of Living

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets in cities nationwide to protest the rising cost of living. Thousands thronged the streets of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and other major cities Saturday demanding relief from the high cost of food, fuel and housing. The high prices have created a widening gap between rich and […]

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Serbs Protest Acquittal of Alleged Hungarian Nazi War Criminal

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of protesters have marched in Serbia against last week’s acquittal of a Hungarian suspect in a World War II massacre of Serbs and Jews. The court in Budapest freed 97-year-old Sandor Kepiro because of what it said was a lack of evidence. At Sunday’s marches in Belgrade and Novi Sad, where the massacre took […]

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Senegal Holds Rival Rallies For and Against President

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Senegalese demonstrators gathered in the capital, Dakar, Saturday to hold rival rallies over President Abdoulaye Wade’s right to run for a third term. Anti-government protesters, including former Prime Minister Macky Sall, marched through a public square outside the city center, denouncing Mr. Wade’s re-election campaign. They say constitutional limits prevent him from running […]

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