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“Occupy” Protesters Return to City Square in Oakland Following Clashes with Police

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Over 1,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters returned to a public square late Wednesday in Oakland, California, one day after clashes with police left one demonstrator critically injured. Activists say 24-year-old Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen suffered a fractured skull late Tuesday when riot police clashed with protesters attempting to hold a demonstration in the square […]

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Uganda Police Break Up Protests, Detain Opposition Leader

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan police fired tear gas at rock-throwing protesters and briefly detained a top opposition leader Tuesday during renewed demonstrations over rising food and fuel prices. Authorities arrested Kizza Besigye after he left his home outside the capital, Kampala to take part in the so-called “walk to work” demonstrations. Besigye was later released and driven back […]

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Ugandan Police Fire Tear Gas to Stop Price Protest

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Ugandan police fired tear gas Monday to halt a protest in the capital against high food prices. Witnesses say the police action dispersed protesters who had gathered in the Kiseka Market area of downtown Kampala. The protest had been called by Activists for Change, an opposition group that was involved with so-called “walk to work” […]

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Italian Police Roundup Suspected Rioters

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Italian police carried out raids Monday to arrest suspected rioters from violent weekend protests. Security officials said the riots were some of the worst street violence Rome has seen in years. Officials said scores of people were injured and property was damaged. There were no reported fatalities in Saturday’s unrest. The protests began as peaceful […]

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Occupy Hong Kong Protesters Seek to Build Movement

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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A handful of protesters pressed their message in the streets of Hong Kong Monday as supporters of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement attempt to gain a foothold in Asia. About 20 young people, mainly students, protested in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial district where they have been since Saturday, when similar protests were held […]

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Occupy Hong Kong Protesters Seek to Build Movement

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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A handful of protesters pressed their message in the streets of Hong Kong Monday as supporters of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement attempt to gain a foothold in Asia. About 20 young people, mainly students, demonstrated in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial district where they have been since Saturday, when similar protests were held […]

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Hundreds Arrested in Occupy Wall Street Protest Movement

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Police have arrested hundreds of protesters in several cities across the United States as the anti-corporate Occupy Wall Street movement continues to spread across the country. In Chicago, police on Sunday arrested 175 people who refused to leave a public park. In Washington D.C., police arrested at least 19 people protesting on the steps of […]

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Occupy Movement Spreads Worldwide

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of protesters have occupied New York City’s Times Square, buoyed by a day of demonstrations around the world in support of their monthlong campaign against corporate greed. Police in riot gear and mounted on horses tried to push people out of the square in an attempt to funnel the crowds away. It was just […]

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Occupy Movement Spreads Worldwide

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Violence broke out in Rome Saturday during a series of anti-corporate demonstrations worldwide inspired by the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. A small number of the hundreds of protesters filling Roman streets broke away from the main group and ran amok, smashing windows and lighting fires. Police presence is heavy in the Italian city. In London, […]

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Occupy Movement Spreads Worldwide

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Street protests that began in New York’s Wall Street financial district a month ago have spread worldwide, with mostly young demonstrators marching against capitalism, poverty, inequality, racism, nuclear power and a “grab bag” of other perceived social ills. Hundreds of protestors marched Saturday in the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, South Korea and other […]

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