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Malaysian Police Release Protesters

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Malaysia say they have released some 500 people arrested during a demonstration for election reforms. Officials say they would decided later whether to press charges on any of them. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered Saturday in Kuala Lumpur’s Independence Square, despite a ban on holding the rally there. The activists say the […]

Occupy Protesters Swarm Capitol

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of protesters affiliated with the Occupy movement are gathering outside the U.S. Capitol Tuesday to “Occupy Congress.” The protesters braved cold, damp weather to cluster outside barricades in front of the Capitol, chanting “We are the 99 percent.” Scores of police officers blocked them from moving onto the Capitol steps, and police arrested at […]

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Greece Clears Protest Square

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Greek police say they have cleared a public square in Athens where protesters have camped out for weeks to demonstrate against austerity measures. Authorities said Saturday that they arrested eight people in the square: four Greeks, two French nationals, a German, and a Romanian. Police also removed tents, banners, and other equipment from the square, […]

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Hundreds in Anti-Government Protest

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong police say they arrested more than 200 people during an anti-government demonstration Friday. Television reports showed police using pepper spray to disperse protesters, who were paralyzing traffic. Authorities said Saturday that they arrested 228 people on charges of illegal assembly and obstruction of public places. The demonstration on Friday, the 14th anniversary of […]