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4 Opposition Leaders Arrested at Anti-Putin Rally

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian police have detained about 40 people, including four prominent opposition figures, in efforts to break up an unsanctioned anti-government rally in Moscow. Opposition leaders Alexei Navalny, Sergei Udaltsov, Ilya Yashin and Ksenia Sobchak were among those detained Saturday. The protest was organized to commemorate a year of rallies against President Vladimir Putin and his […]

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Opposition Leader Arrested at Anti-Putin Rally

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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At least four prominent Russian opposition figures have been arrested in conjunction with an anti-government rally in Moscow, as protesters commemorate a year of rallies against President Vladimir Putin. Police arrested leftist leader Sergei Udaltsov and Alexei Navalny at the rally, as well as activists Ilya Yashin and Ksenia Sobchak. The detainees tweeted about their […]

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Opposition Leader Arrested at Anti-Putin Rally

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of people have gathered in Moscow’s Lubyanka Square for an anti-government rally, and at least one prominent Russian opposition figure has been arrested. Leftist leader Sergei Udaltsov was detained Saturday as protesters marked one year since a series of demonstrations against the government of President Vladimir Putin began. The city of Moscow had denied […]

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Bangladesh Police Clash with Protesters

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Bangladesh say police have used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse road-blocking protesters at opposition rallies across the capital. Authorities say the police clashed with demonstrators in Dhaka Sunday after the protesters attacked vehicles with homemade bombs. A coalition of opposition parties staged the protests to call for the restoration of a […]

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Thousands in Serbia Protest Against UN Court Rulings

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Serbian students gathered in the capital, Belgrade, to protest a U.N. court’s recent acquittal of a former Kosovo prime minister and two Croatian generals for war crimes. More than 2,000 students gathered outside of parliament Tuesday carrying signs and waving flags while calling on lawmakers to adopt a resolution condemning The Hague’s ruling. […]

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Burmese Protest at Copper Mine Grows, in Defiance of Gov’t

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Burmese villagers and monks are defying government orders to end a 10-day protest against the expansion of a Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Burma. Protesters remained in several camps near the Monywa mine, ignoring a warning to vacate by Tuesday or face unspecified action. A VOA reporter says the number of protesters is […]

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Defying Gov’t Orders, Burmese Protesters Occupy Dam

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Burmese villagers are defying government orders to end a days-long occupation-style protest against a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine. A state television announcement Tuesday ordered protesters to vacate their camp sites at the mine in the northwest city of Monywa. But activists said dozens refused to leave before the Tuesday midnight deadline. There has […]

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Thai Police Fire Tear Gas at Bangkok Rally

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Thai riot police have fired tear gas to control an anti-government crowd that has massed in downtown Bangkok. Thousands of police were deployed for the rally Saturday, organized by the royalist group Pitak Siam, which wants Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s government to step down. The government has invoked the Internal Security Act, allowing police to […]

Russian Court Sends Anti-Putin Protester to Prison

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The first of 19 Russians arrested during a massive protest rally against President Vladimir Putin’s re-election has pleaded guilty to criminal charges and was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison Friday. Human-rights activists said they were surprised at the severity of the sentence handed down to Maxim Luzyanin, a 36-year-old businessman. He had pleaded guilty […]

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Turkish Police, Protesters Clash at Banned Rally

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of pro-secular protesters at a banned rally Monday in the capital, Ankara. Police were responding to protesters trying to break through security barricades. After the clashes, police allowed the protesters to continue marching. Officials had initially denied permission for the Republic Day rally, but […]

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