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Thousands Mark Anniversary of Thai Red Shirt Crackdown

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in Thailand’s capital Bangkok to mark the second anniversary of deadly clashes between the Thai military and so-called Red Shirt protesters. In 2010, more than 90 people were killed and 2,000 wounded when soldiers moved in to quash the weeks-long anti-government demonstration by mostly poor, rural protesters wearing […]

Tens of Thousands Protest in Spain

Posted May 13th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Spaniards protested in the streets of cities across Spain Saturday, rising against the country’s austerity measures in a run-up to the one-year anniversary of the start of a movement that spread across the region. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Madrid’s central Puerta del Sol plaza, the birthplace of the […]

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Malaysian Activists to Rally for Electoral Reform

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian activists have called for a mass demonstration later this month to demand further voting reforms before general elections scheduled for next year. The Bersih coalition says it will hold the rally on April 28th in Kuala Lumpur. It has accused the ruling National Front of engaging in various acts of electoral fraud in order […]

Russians Rally Against Putin, But in Smaller Numbers

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of demonstrators converged on central Moscow Saturday to protest Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin’s third term in office. But the protest failed to reach the scale of recent demonstrations, in a sign the opposition might be losing momentum. Leftist opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov was one of several people arrested in Moscow Saturday after he tried […]

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Thousands of Anti-Putin Demonstrators Rally in Moscow

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Russian demonstrators converged on central Moscow Saturday, protesting President-elect Vladimir Putin’s third term in office amid allegations of election fraud. The demonstrators are challenging the authority of Mr. Putin, who won 64 percent of the vote in Sunday’s election. He served as president from 2000-2008, but term limits prevented him from running for […]

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London Police Dismantle ‘Occupy’ Protest From Cathedral Courtyard

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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British authorities have evicted dozens of “Occupy London” protesters from the courtyard of St. Paul’s Cathedral, where the anti-capitalist activists had held continuous demonstrations since October. City officials accompanied by riot police dismantled about 50 tents at the makeshift campsite outside the world-famous cathedral early Tuesday. Police said they arrested about 20 protesters, some of […]

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London Police Dismantle ‘Occupy’ Protest From Cathedral Courtyard

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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British authorities have evicted dozens of “Occupy London” protesters from the courtyard of St. Paul’s Cathedral, where the anti-capitalist activists had held continuous demonstrations since October. City officials accompanied by riot police dismantled about 50 tents at the makeshift campsite outside the world-famous cathedral early Tuesday, as the protesters looked on. The 300-year-old cathedral was […]

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Thousands Form Human Chain in Anti-Putin Protest

Posted February 26th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Russians have linked hands to form a human chain encircling central Moscow to protest Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s likely return as president in next weekend’s election. The protesters stood side-by-side Sunday around the 16-kilometer Moscow Garden Ring Road, many of them wearing white ribbons that have come to symbolize the biggest opposition protests […]

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Eviction Deadline Passes for Washington Protesters

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Park Police have let pass a deadline for anti-Wall Street protesters to stop camping at two public parks in Washington or risk arrest. The National Park Service had warned demonstrators they could be arrested and have their property seized if they fail to adhere to the rules after noon local time Monday. But as […]

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Washington DC Protesters Face Eviction From Parks

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Anti-Wall Street protesters are facing a deadline to stop camping at two public parks in Washington D.C. or risk arrest. The National Park Service warned demonstrators they could be arrested and have their property seized if they fail to adhere to the rules after Noon, Monday. Protesters have been sleeping in the two parks a […]

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