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Moscow Police Disperse Protesters at Anti-Putin Sit-in

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Russian police have broken up an opposition protest camp in a central Moscow park, dispersing dozens and taking several people into custody. The early Wednesday raid brought an abrupt end to the country’s first Occupy-style demonstration, which was launched in response to President Vladimir Putin’s inauguration last week. A court on Tuesday ordered police to […]

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Moscow Police Disperse Protesters at Anti-Putin Sit-in

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Russian police have broken up an opposition protest camp in a central Moscow park, dispersing dozens and taking several people into custody. Wednesday’s early morning raid brought an abrupt end to the country’s first Occupy-style demonstration, which was launched in response to President Vladimir Putin’s inauguration last week. A court on Tuesday ordered police to […]

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Russia Opens Probe Into Beating of Woman Protester

Posted May 11th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russia says it has opened a criminal investigation into the beating by riot police of an opposition protester in the capital on Sunday, the eve of Vladimir Putin’s presidential inauguration. Investigations Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said Friday the probe will try to establish who shot the video, which was posted on the Internet, and identify […]

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Protests in Guinea Turn Violent

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Guinea have used tear gas and batons to disperse protesters demanding the government open talks with the opposition about the organization of the long-delayed legislative elections. A VOA reporter said clashes between police and demonstrators took place Thursday as the crowd tried to gather for a march to a stadium in the capital, […]

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Guinea Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Guinea have used tear gas and batons to disperse protesters demanding the government hold long-delayed legislative elections. A VOA reporter said clashes between police and demonstrators took place Thursday as the crowd tried to gather for a march to a stadium in the capital, Conakry. The reporter said the protesters were also attacked […]

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Guinea Police Fire Tear Gas At Protesters

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Guinea have fired teargas to disperse protesters demanding the government hold long-delayed legislative elections. A VOA reporter says police used the teargas Thursday as demonstrators tried to gather for a march to a stadium in the capital, Conakry. The reporter says the protesters were also attacked by youths who support President Alpha Conde. […]

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Russian Police, Protesters Clash at Anti-Putin Rally

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian riot police clashed with demonstrators Sunday as an estimated 20,000 people protested on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration for a third presidential term. Helmeted officers beat protesters with batons and hauled away dozens after skirmishes broke out between the two sides near a bridge leading across the Moscow river to the Kremlin. Those […]

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Malaysian Police Disperse Protesters with Tear Gas, Water Cannon

Posted April 28th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian police fired tear gas and water cannon at tens of thousands of protesters who flooded into the center of Kuala Lumpur Saturday to demand election reforms. At least 25,000 protesters trampled through barbed wire barricades as they poured into the heavily guarded Independence Square, defying a ban on holding the rally at the venue […]

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Vietnam Detains 20 in Land Dispute

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese police have detained 20 people involved in a protest outside the capital, Hanoi. The dispute began Tuesday when hundreds of villagers clashed with as many as 3,000 riot police and other security forces. The villagers say the authorities were engaged in an illegal attempt to evict farmers from their land to make way for […]

Pakistanis Protest US Bounty on Militant Group Founder

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters across Pakistan rallied in the streets Friday to condemn the United States’ $10 million bounty for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Hafiz Mohammad Saeed. Saeed founded Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which allegedly plotted the 2008 terrorist attack in India’s financial hub, Mumbai. The siege killed 166 people, including six Americans. The […]

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