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Violence at Protest Against Rail Tunnel in Italy

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Violence broke out Sunday during a protest in northern Italy against plans for a high-speed railroad tunnel to France. At least 200 people were injured, mostly police officers who fired tear gas at masked demonstrators who threw rocks and gasoline bombs. Five people were arrested. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano condemned the violence, which authorities blame […]

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Belarus Arrests Independence Day Protesters

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Belarus have arrested a number of opposition protesters for disrupting an Independence Day speech by President Alexander Lukashenko. The protesters, who organize via online social networking, started clapping as the president began his speech in the capital, Minsk. The government blocked access to several social networking web sites on Sunday in response to […]

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Belarusian Police Detain Protesters

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Belarusian police violently dispersed a peaceful anti-government rally Wednesday in the capital Minsk. Local rights activists said more than 100 people had been arrested, including journalists. Witnesses say they saw police beat demonstrators with batons. Hundreds of people defied official warnings and torrential rain to protest the authoritarian regime of President Alexander Lukashenko and the […]

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Protests in Italy Over High Speed Train to France

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian police used tear gas and batons to break up a protest by activists against a planned high speed train line linking the country with France. Dozens were reported injured in Monday’s rally, called to oppose the rail plan which they believe will ruin the valley area between the northwestern Italian city of Turin and […]

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Malaysia Arrests 30 on Subversion Charges Before Mass Rally

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Thirty members of a Malaysian opposition party have been charged with plotting to overthrow the government after they were arrested on the way to an event promoting a mass political rally next month. Police say the 30 Socialist Party of Malaysia members, including a member of parliament, were arrested Saturday because police found leaflets and […]

Belarus Authorities Detain More than 450

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Belarus authorities rounded up more than 450 people who responded to anonymous Internet-based calls for anti-government rallies across several cities. Thousands turned out for the Wednesday night demonstrations, marking their protests by clapping their hands while walking down city sidewalks. Most of those detained were released on Thursday, but at least 20 were taken to […]

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Belarusian Police Detain Wednesday Protesters

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Belarusian police detained scores of demonstrators at a protest rally against President Alexander Lukashenko in the capital Minsk Wednesday night. Protesters clapped their hands as cars driving slowly down the main streets, sounded their horns in support of protesters. Special police forces rounded up groups of activists in central Minsk and drove them away in […]

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Protesters Rally at Spain’s Parliament

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Anti-government activists who call themselves “the indignant,” demonstrated near the Spanish parliament Wednesday to protest planned economic reforms. The French news agency reports demonstrators camped out in central Madrid as police blocked the entrance to the main square outside the central assembly. Icelandic singer Hordur Torfason, a key organizer of protests that toppled his country’s […]

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Thousands Protest Government Corruption in Kosovo

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of protesters in Kosovo have gathered in the capital, Pristina, for a demonstration against alleged government corruption and embezzlement of public funds. The demonstrators marched through downtown Pristina Wednesday, carrying banners and chanting “thieves.” The protest was organized by the opposition, which blames the government for the poor economic situation in Kosovo. Opposition leader […]

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Two Killed During Protest in Northeast India

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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At least two people were killed in northeastern India after police fired shots to disperse a group of demonstrators protesting a government eviction drive. At least 30 others were injured in the clashes. Wednesday’s violence took place in Guwahati city in Assam state after police fired tear gas and live rounds in the air to […]

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