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Senegal: Dueling Rallies For and Against President

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Senegalese demonstrators gathered in the capital, Dakar, to protest against President Abdoulaye Wade’s bid for a third term. Top opposition leaders, including former Prime Minister Macky Sall, were also on hand Saturday at the demonstration in a public square outside the city center. The protest had been originally scheduled downtown, but organizers changed […]

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Thousands Protest Against Senegal President

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Senegalese demonstrators have gathered to protest against President Abdoulaye Wade’s bid for a third term. Top opposition leaders, including former Prime Minister Macky Sall, were also on hand Saturday at the demonstration in a public square outside the Dakar city center. The protest had been originally scheduled downtown, but organizers changed the venue […]

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Thousands Protest Against Senegal President

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Senegalese demonstrators have gathered to protest against President Abdoulaye Wade’s bid for a third term. Top opposition leaders, including former Prime Minister Macky Sall, were also on hand Saturday at the demonstration in a public square outside the Dakar city center. The protest had been originally scheduled downtown, but organizers changed the venue […]

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Senegal Bans Political Protests Ahead of Rally

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Senegal has banned political protests in key public areas, two days ahead of a planned rally against President Abdoulaye Wade and his government. In a decree issued Thursday, the interior ministry cited security reasons for the ban. It forbids political rallies outside government buildings and in major squares. A demonstration is planned for Saturday in […]

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Rights Group Demands Release of Malaysian Rally Organizers

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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A leading human rights group is calling for Malaysia to immediately release six leaders of an opposition party who are being held without charges because of their role in organizing a mass protest this month. New York-based Human Rights Watch also called Thursday for charges to be dropped against 21 party members who are free […]

Kenya Police Fire Tear Gas at Food Protest

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Kenya fired tear gas Thursday at a group of protesters demonstrating against high food and fuel prices. The crowd, of about 100 people, marched through downtown Nairobi carrying signs and chanting slogans. They were stopped by riot police while heading to the offices of the Kenyan president and prime minister, where they were […]

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Malaysian Rally Agreement in Doubt Amid Fight Over Venue

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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A deal aimed at avoiding violence at a rally in Malaysia on Saturday is in doubt amid disagreement between the government and rally organizers over a venue. A loose coalition of opposition parties and rights advocates hopes to attract tens of thousands of people to the rally to press for electoral reforms ahead of elections […]

Belarusian Police Arrest Hundreds of Protesters

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Belarusian police have arrested more than 400 people during another day of protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. Marches were held Wednesday in most major cities, including Grodno, where witnesses say police grabbed people by their hair and clothes and threw them into vans. Women and children were among those arrested. Several journalists were also […]

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2 Killed in Central Pakistan Protest

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Two people were killed and at least 22 others injured late Monday when thousands of angry demonstrators protesting against power outages clashed with police in the northeastern Pakistani city of Mianwali. Local authorities say the incident occurred when some of the demonstrators pelted police with stones and attacked government buildings, shops and vehicles. Police responded […]

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Belarus Sentences Anti-Lukashenko Protesters

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Belarus on Monday sentenced at least 20 people to jail for up to 15 days for protesting against the authoritarian rule of President Alexander Lukashenko. Authorities in the one-time Soviet state arrested nearly 400 people Sunday as the country marked its 1944 liberation from Nazi occupation. Plain-clothes security officers drifted through the crowd in Minsk […]

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