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Thousands of ‘Indignant’ Spaniards March to Protest Economic Crisis

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Spaniards have marched in Madrid to protest high unemployment and the government’s handling of an economic crisis. They converged on the Spanish capital’s Neptune plaza near parliament from six locations around the city Sunday, calling themselves “indignant” about Spain’s nearly two-year-long recession. There were no reports of unrest. Spaniards angered about the economic […]

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Spanish Protesters End Weeks-Long Action in Madrid

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Spanish protesters who have camped out for more than three weeks in one of Madrid’s busiest squares to protest the country’s unemployment and economic woes have begun to leave. Municipal cleaners moved in quickly Sunday as demonstrators vacated the area. The decision to leave came one day after protests were held in several cities throughout […]

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Jordanians Rally for Government Reforms

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters have rallied in cities across Jordan, where some demonstrators called for government reforms while others called for the resignation of Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit and his cabinet. The demonstrators took to the streets after midday prayers on Friday, with some waving signs and anti-government slogans. The country’s state-run Petra news agency said at a […]

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Three Dead In Somali Protests

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Somalia say at least three people have been killed during a second day of protests in Mogadishu, where hundreds gathered to show their support for Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. Security officials say demonstrators attacked two hotels used by Somali lawmakers on Friday, setting one ablaze. Witnesses say soldiers shot a teenage protestor […]

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Clashes Lead to Arrests in Spain Protests

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Demonstrators frustrated with Spain’s high unemployment and corruption clashed with police Thursday in the eastern city of Valencia, leaving several people injured. Police arrested five protesters, who had gathered in front of the city’s parliament where newly elected lawmakers were to start work. The regional leader is facing charges of corruption. The demonstration was part […]

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Rights Groups: 63 Dead in Syrian Protests

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian rights groups say security forces killed at least 63 people Friday as thousands of protesters took to the streets to demand the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad. In one of the bloodiest days in 11 weeks of protests, Reuters news agency reports human rights organization Sawasiah said Syrian forces killed 53 demonstrators in Hama. […]

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Burkina Faso Troops Sent to Quell Unrest by Soldiers

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Burkina Faso’s military says it has put down a mutiny in the country’s commercial capital, where unruly troops spent several days looting and shooting into the air. Witnesses in the southwestern city of Bobo Dioulasso say troops arrived in the city Friday morning. They say the town’s siren sounded early in the day signaling residents […]

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Burkina Faso Troops Sent to Quell Unrest by Soldiers

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Burkina Faso’s second largest city say troops have been sent into Bobo Dioulasso to end days of shooting and looting by soldiers in the commercial capital. Residents report hearing heavy fighting after the military troops arrival on Friday morning. Witnesses say forces surrounded the Ouezzin Coulibaly military camp where hundreds of soldiers staging […]

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Sudan Farmers Clash with Police

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudanese police clashed with farmers in the country’s agricultural heartland on Wednesday. Witnesses said police used batons to break up a group of about 400 farmers in Gezira state. The protesters gathered at the headquarters of the Gezira Scheme, a vast state-run farming project south of Khartoum and between the Blue and White Nile rivers. […]

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