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Tens of Thousands Protest ‘Patriotic’ Education in Hong Kong

Posted July 29th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents have joined a protest against a government plan for Chinese patriotism classes in local schools. The protesters Sunday called on the government to drop the plan, which they fear will lead to the brainwashing of children with Communist propaganda. Organizers said the march from the city’s Victoria Park […]

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Northern Malians Protest Strict Islamic Law

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Residents in Mali’s northern Timbuktu region are protesting Islamists who are trying to impose strict Islamic law in the region. Witnesses in the town of Goundam say the protest erupted after Islamists from the militant group Ansar Dine beat a woman for not wearing a headscarf Friday. They say an infant the woman was holding […]

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Afghan Activists Protest Woman’s Public Execution

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Some 150 people took to the streets of Kabul on Wednesday to protest the apparent public execution of a woman that was captured on video. The footage, which was obtained by news outlets and circulated on the Internet, shows a woman in Parwan province being shot dead at close range as male spectators cheer. Local […]

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Ukraine Protests Continue Against Language Law

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Several hundred people are protesting for a second day in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, after parliament passed a bill that would make Russian an official regional language in mainly Russian areas of Ukraine. The bill was pushed through parliament Tuesday by supporters of President Viktor Yanukovich, who draws his support from the Russian-speaking east. The […]

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Chinese City Stops Metal Plant Project After Mass Protests

Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities have scrapped a plan to build a copper plant in a central city after thousands of residents staged three days of protests against the prospect of heavy pollution from the factory. In a statement posted on its website, the government of Shifang city in Sichuan province said Tuesday it has stopped the metal […]

Chinese City Stops Metal Plant Project After Mass Protests

Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities have scrapped a plan to build a copper plant in a central city after thousands of residents staged three days of protests against the prospect of heavy pollution from the factory. In a statement posted on its website, the government of Shifang city in Sichuan province said Tuesday it has stopped the metal […]

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Sudan: No Reinstating Fuel Subsidies, Despite Protests

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudan’s finance minister says the government will stick to its plan to end fuel subsidies, despite 10 days of protests against that decision and other austerity measures. Ali Mahmoud told reporters Monday that Khartoum “will not retreat” from the decision to halt the subsidies, which had kept fuel prices low in Sudan. He said if […]

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Thousands Protests Against Austerity Measures in Spain

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Spanish union members led protests against austerity measures in the streets of Madrid, Wednesday. The protesters want the government to consider new policies, saying the austerity cutbacks approved by the new conservative administration has not improved employment or the economy. They are concerned that Spain may have to take a European Union bailout, […]

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Thousands Protests Austerity Measures in Spain

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Spanish union members led protests against austerity measures in the streets of Madrid Wednesday. The protestors want the government to consider new policies, saying the austerity cutbacks approved by the new conservative administration has not improved employment or the economy. They are concerned that Spain may have to take a European Union bailout […]

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Thousands Protest Georgia Government

Posted May 27th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people rallied in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, to show their support for an opposition bid to oust President Mikhail Saakashvili’s governing party at upcoming elections. Sunday’s demonstration was organized by supporters of the ‘Georgian Dream’ opposition movement led by billionaire businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili. The rally, which ended at Georgia’s Freedom square, […]

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