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Thousands march against racism in Dresden ahead of key state polls

Dresden - Around 35,000 people marched against hate and racism in the eastern German of city Dresden on Saturday, organisers said, a week before state elections when far-right party AfD is projected to make huge gains.

Tears, fear as Russian students jailed over opposition protests

Moscow - In a court on the outskirts of Moscow, fellow students of Yegor Zhukov started weeping as he delivered a speech via a video link from jail."I don't know if I'll become free myself," he said, "but Russia definitely will.

Baltic human chain still inspires activists 30 years on

Vilnius - From Catalan separatists to Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, the human chain that helped the Baltic states win independence from the Soviet Union three decades ago still inspires freedom-seekers the world over.

Police tear gas gay pride paraders in Istanbul

Istanbul - Turkish police on Sunday fired tear gas at gay rights groups and activists who defied authorities to march for the Istanbul pride parade, banned for the fifth year in a row.

Two AFP journalists beaten, detained in C. Africa

Libreville - Security forces in Central African Republic beat and detained two journalists working for French news wire Agence France-Presse (AFP) covering a banned opposition protest in the capital Bangui, the reporters said Sunday.

Thousands protest price hikes, corruption in Liberia

Monrovia - Thousands of people took to the streets of Liberia's capital Monrovia Friday to protest rising prices and corruption, posing a key political test for President George Weah.

Liberia's Weah faces key test with protests over economy

Monrovia - Liberian President George Weah faces a key test on Friday when demonstrators take to the streets of Monrovia to protest at inflation and corruption.

Thousands of Poles, including Tusk, hold pro-EU rally before vote

Warsaw - European Council chief Donald Tusk on Saturday joined thousands at a pro-Europe opposition rally in Warsaw, calling on his fellow Poles to vote against the eurosceptic governing conservatives in this month's EU elections."You have no choice....

At least three die in Somali auto-rickshaw protest

Mugadishu - At least three protesters died in Mogadishu when hundreds of auto-rickshaw taxi drivers took to the streets Saturday after an officer shot and killed a driver.

Thousands join Congress of Families march in Italy

Verona - Several tens of thousands of people marched in support of the ultra-Conservative World Congress of Families on Sunday, on the final day of their conference in northern Italy.

Thousands of Catalan separatists march in Madrid

Madrid - Thousands of Catalan separatists took to the streets of the Spanish capital Saturday to denounce the prosecution of 12 of their leaders, on trial for their part in the failed 2017 independence bid.

Paris climate rally draws 45,000 people: media estimate

Paris - Around 45,000 climate campaigners marched in Paris Saturday to condemn what they called the French government's "inaction" on climate change, according to a media estimate.

Thousands in France protest Algerian president's bid for 5th term

Paris - Thousands of people marched in Paris and other French cities Sunday to protest Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid to stand for a fifth term in office.

Murdered Kosovo Serb politican remembered, one year after drive-by shooting

Belgrade - Thousands of people on Wednesday took part in a silent march in Belgrade in memory of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic murdered a year ago in a drive-by shooting..

Hungary protesters march against labour reform

Budapest - Around 6,000 people on Saturday demonstrated against nationalist-conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the latest of a wave of Hungarian protests targeting a labour reform branded a "slave law" by the opposition.

Thousands protest in Istanbul against higher living costs

Istanbul - Thousands of protesters on Saturday took to the streets in Istanbul to demonstrate against the rising cost of living and crippling inflation in Turkey.

Students march in Hungary for Soros-founded university

Budapest - Students on Saturday marched in support of a university founded by US billionaire George Soros in Hungary, ahead of a deadline for a legal dispute to be resolved.

Greece marks anniversary of anti-junta uprising

Atenas - At least 12,000 Greeks took to the streets of Athens on Saturday to mark the 45th anniversary of a 1973 student revolt against a US-backed junta, police said.

Italians march against 'pro-life' Verona

Verona - Thousands of protesters marched in the northern Italian city of Verona on Saturday, after the local council passed a motion to fund Catholic anti-abortion groups.

'Hambi stays!': Thousands join German forest demo in anti-coal battle

Deutschland - Thousands of anti-coal demonstrators descended on Germany's Hambach forest Saturday, celebrating an unexpected court victory that suspended an energy company's planned razing of the woodland to expand a giant open-cast mine.

Police clash with Catalan separatists at Spanish rally

Barcelona - Twenty-four people were injured and six detained on Saturday during a rally -- and a counter demonstration -- in Barcelona by police paying tribute to colleagues deployed to prevent the 2017 Catalan independence referendum.

Rival rallies as Erdogan opens mega mosque in Cologne

Cologne - Thousands of demonstrators hit the streets of Cologne Saturday as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened one of Europe's largest mosques at the end of his visit to Germany, with police out in force to manage rival rallies.

18 injured in German rival protests over migrants

Berlin - Eighteen people were injured in rival demonstrations capping off a week marked by xenophobic protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz, prompting Germany's foreign minister to urge Germans to "get off our sofas" and speak up against racism.

18 injured in German protests for and against migrants

Chemnitz - Eighteen people were injured as the anti-migrant far-right and counter-protesters held opposing rallies in the German city of Chemnitz, which was hit by xenophobic demonstrations last week.

German far-right ends anti-Merkel protest peacefully

Chemnitz - German far-right demonstrators gathered in the eastern city of Chemnitz to protest Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policy Thursday, but there was no new outburst of the violence that followed a weekend knife killing.

Germany's far-right demos 'shocking': UN rights chief

Geneva - Images of far-right protestors delivering Nazi salutes in Germany this week were "really shocking", the UN rights chief said Wednesday, warning against growing "amnesia" for the horrors of past European wars.

'Hate in the streets' has no place in Germany: Merkel

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday condemned violent far-right protests that degenerated into attacks against foreign-looking people, saying "hate in the streets" has no place in Germany.

Gay groups march in Istanbul pride despite ban

Istanbul - Gay rights groups and activists pressed ahead with the Istanbul Pride parade on Sunday despite Turkish authorities banning the event for a fourth year in a row.

Thousands protest in Romania, saying corruption fight hampered

Bucharest - Thousands of Romanians took to the streets Wednesday to protest against a relaxation of criminal legislation they believe will hamper the fight against corruption.

Slovak president calls on govt to address protesting farmer demands

Bratislava - Slovakia's president on Wednesday called on the government to address the demands of farmers who drove their tractors into the capital to protest against irregularities in EU farm subsidy payments first made public by murdered journalist Jan Kuciak.
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