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‘Occupy’ Protesters, Police Clash in Oakland, Dozens Arrested

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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A mass protest that forced the temporary shutdown of one of the busiest ports in the U.S. erupted in violence, pitting demonstrators against police in riot gear. Police in the western Californian city of Oakland moved in on the protesters early Thursday, firing tear gas and making arrests, after dozens of protesters broke into an […]

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‘Occupy Oakland’ Protesters Force Shutdown of Major Port

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement have forced the temporary closure of the United States’ fifth largest port in the western Californian city of Oakland. Officials at the Port of Oakland said late Wednesday they suspended maritime operations and sent home main office employees in order “to ensure their safety” and the […]

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Oakland Protesters Want to Shut Down City

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands joined protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement in a march through Oakland, California Wednesday, in an attempt to shut down the city. The protesters called on people to walk out of school and off their jobs. They later planned to march to the Oakland seaport, a major point of entry for imports to […]

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Oakland Protesters Calling for General Strike

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters aligned with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement are expected to march through the streets of Oakland, California Wednesday, calling for a general strike to shut down commerce in the city. The protesters are calling for people to stay home or walk out of work or school on Wednesday and join them in the streets […]

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Occupy Protest Movement Claims Another Official of London’s St. Paul’s

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A second senior cleric of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London has resigned over the way the church is handling protests inspired by the anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Street movement that began last month in New York. For the past two weeks, hundreds of protesters have been camped out in front of the world famous cathedral Dean […]

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Dozens of Occupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested in Several US Cities

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have arrested dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters in several major cities for camping overnight in public parks and plazas in violation of local laws. Police cleared a park in the southern city of Richmond, Virginia before dawn Monday, ordering dozens of protesters to leave a tent city they established in mid-October and […]

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Uganda Police Arrest Opposition Leader

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan police have detained a top opposition leader for the second time this month, as he tried to lead protests over rising food and fuel costs. Authorities arrested Kizza Besigye Monday near his home outside the capital, Kampala, as he led about 20 supporters in a so-called “walk to work” demonstration. Besigye has been arrested […]

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London Landmark Reopens, City Seeks to Oust Occupiers

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters inspired by the “Occupy Wall Street” movement cleared a path to London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, allowing the landmark to reopen Friday. But officials in the British capital say they still want the demonstrators to clear out completely. Several hundred protesters started pitching tents and camping out in front of the tourist attraction almost two […]

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Protesters Arrested in Nashville, as Injured Oakland Demonstrator Improves

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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About 30 protesters who were part of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement in Nashville, Tennessee were released Friday after being arrested on trespassing charges. The protesters were arrested in the early-morning hours for violating a new nighttime curfew on a downtown plaza where they have been gathering for the past few weeks. In the California […]

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Burmese Police Break Up Rare Public Protest

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese police shut down a rare public protest by dozens of farmers angry over the confiscation of their land. The group staged a sit-in outside a government building in the main city of Rangoon Thursday to protest the seizure of about 4,050 hectares of land by the government. The group’s leader, Pho Phyu, says the […]

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