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Russian Police Detain 55 Protesters Near Moscow’s Red Square

Posted April 1st, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian police say they detained 55 opposition supporters near Moscow’s Red Square in order to prevent an unauthorized anti-government rally there. Activists had called for supporters to walk around the square, located outside of the Kremlin, wearing white ribbons as a symbol of the protest movement. But police closed the square and blocked off its […]

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Belarusian Opposition Holds Protest Rally

Posted March 25th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of opposition supporters and activists gathered Sunday in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, to mark the 94th anniversary of the country’s short-lived independence from Russia in 1918. The rally was the largest since authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko won his fourth term in office in December 2010 and intensified his crackdown on the opposition. The opposition […]

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Russian Police Detain Anti-Putin Protesters Outside TV Station

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian riot police detained dozens of protesters demonstrating outside a Moscow television station after it aired a documentary allegedly showing people being paid to rally against president-elect Vladimir Putin. At least 500 people gathered for Sunday’s unsanctioned rally near the city’s largest television tower. Many there shouted “Shame to NTV” and “Russia without Putin.” Russian […]

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Actor Clooney Arrested Outside Sudanese Embassy in Washington

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Academy Award-winning actor George Clooney has been arrested in Washington outside the Sudanese embassy while protesting the situation in Sudan. Police Friday detained Clooney, several members of Congress, and religious leaders and activists, including Martin Luther King Jr.’s oldest son. The group ignored three police warnings to leave the embassy grounds and were taken […]

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Actor George Clooney Arrested Outside Sudanese Embassy in Washington

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Academy Award-winning actor George Clooney has been arrested in Washington outside the Sudanese embassy while protesting the situation in Sudan. Police Friday detained Clooney, several members of Congress, and religious leaders and activists, including Martin Luther King, Jr.’s oldest son, after they refused to leave the grounds of the embassy. Clooney said humanitarian aid […]

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Movie Star George Clooney Arrested Outside Sudanese Embassy in Washington

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Academy Award-winning actor George Clooney was arrested in Washington Friday, while taking part in a protest at the Sudanese Embassy. Clooney was among a number of activists arrested for civil disobedience. Also taken into custody were several members of Congress and Martin Luther King Jr.’s oldest son. Clooney testified before Congress this week on the […]

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UN Chief Voices Concern for Tibetan Hunger Strikers

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern Wednesday for the well-being of three Tibetan activists who launched a hunger strike more than three weeks ago in front of U.N. headquarters in New York. Mr. Ban, in a statement released by a spokesman, said he “affirms the right of all people to peaceful protest.” However, he said […]

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Protesters Urge China to Stop Repatriating N. Korean Defectors

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Scores of human rights activists, including North Korean defectors, demonstrated Monday in front of the Chinese embassy in Seoul to urge the Chinese government to stop the forced repatriation of North Korean defectors. The protesters, including South Korean parliamentarian Park Jin, want Beijing to treat the defectors as refugees — a move that would protect […]

Thousands of Anti-Government Demonstrators March in Rome

Posted March 9th, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of protesters with banners and flags have converged on the center of Rome, protesting government cutbacks and reforms. They are upset over labor reforms introduced by Prime Minister Mario Monti as part of new austerity measures to pay down the Italy’s debt and improve the country’s solvency. Mr. Monti has promoted reforming the labor […]

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At Least 1 Dead in Senegal Protest Violence

Posted February 19th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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At least one person has been killed in Senegal as protesters clash with police over President Abdoulaye Wade’s bid for a third term, with one week to go before the vote. Officials said a young man was killed Sunday in the city of Kaolack, about 180 kilometers southeast of the capital, Dakar. In the capital, […]

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