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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.

Romanian government mobilises against judicial 'abuses'

Bucharest - From busing supporters to Bucharest to mass mailings of party slogans, Romania's left-wing government is pulling out all the stops for a demonstration on Saturday against the country's own judiciary.

Thousands square off in Berlin far-right rally and counter demos

Berlin - Thousands of demonstrators for and against the far-right faced off in mass rival rallies in Berlin on Sunday, where calls of "We are the people" were countered with "Go away, Nazis" and techno beats.

Tens of thousands protest Belgian pension reform

Apo - Tens of thousands of people marched through the Belgian capital Brussels on Wednesday to protest the centre-right government's plans to reform pensions.

Madagascar's president rules out resignation despite protests

Antananarivo - Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Sunday refused to yield to opposition demands that he resign from office, following eight days of anti-government protests in the capital. "I am president by the will of the Malagasy people.

Tens of thousands of Hungarians rally in new anti-Orban protest

Budapest - Tens of thousands of Hungarians took to the streets in Budapest for a second consecutive Saturday to protest against newly reelected Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Clashes at Madagascar opposition protest leave one dead, 17 wounded

Antananarivo - One person died and 17 others were injured Saturday in clashes between Madagascar's security forces and thousands of opposition activists protesting against new election laws ahead of a vote later this year in the restive island nation.

Major anti-Orban demo in Hungary

Budapest - Tens of thousands of Hungarians thronged Budapest on Saturday in anger at strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban's crushing re-election victory.

Ten of thousands of Hungarians in anti-Orban protest

Budapest - Many tens of thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Saturday against newly re-elected Prime Minister Viktor Orban, accusing him of rigging last weekend's vote, AFP reporters said.

Croatia man's 'Way of the Cross' protest against military jets

Zagreb - A Croatian man walked 200 kilometres (130 miles) carrying a heavy wooden cross on his back to protest the country purchasing military jets when, he claimed, it did not have enough money for seriously ill children's medication.

Hundreds rally in Berlin calling for Puigdemont's release

Berlin - Hundreds of Catalan independence supporters marched in Berlin on Sunday to demand the release of ex-regional president Carles Puigdemont, who was arrested in Germany last week and faces extradition to Spain on rebellion charges.

Thousands of Slovak protesters call for snap elections

Bratislava - Thousands of protesters across Slovakia called for snap elections Friday, in a sign that a change of government ministers has not been enough to quell a public backlash triggered by the murder of a journalist probing corruption.

Thousands of Poles protest anti-abortion bill

Warsaw - Thousands of Poles took to the streets Friday to protest plans to tighten the abortion law, as the Council of Europe warned the new measure ran counter to Warsaw's human rights commitments.

Thousands of Slovaks protest govt despite new PM

Bratislava - Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Slovakia on Friday to call for snap elections, saying the premier's resignation was not enough to fix what they see as a corrupt government.

Thousands rally for media freedom in Prague

Prague - Thousands of protesters gathered in Prague Wednesday to support media freedom following remarks by President Milos Zeman aimed at public Czech Television."Shame on you!

Thousands rally for media freedom in Prague

Prague - Thousands of protesters gathered in Prague Wednesday to support media freedom following remarks by President Milos Zeman aimed at public Czech Television."Shame on you!

Kurdish protesters clash with police at German airport, disrupt UK stations

Berlin - Pro-Kurdish demonstrators staged protests against Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria on Sunday scuffling with Turks and German police at Duesseldorf airport, while in Britain they temporarily closed two train stations, authorities said.

Turkey riot police break up women's rights march

Ankara - Turkish police on Sunday fired tear gas to break up a women's rights march in Ankara with some 15 protesters reportedly detained.

Far-right nationalists march through EU presidency capital Sofia

Sofia - Hundreds of far-right nationalists marched Saturday night through Sofia, capital of current EU president Bulgaria, lighting torches to honour a late pro-Nazi general.

Thousands of Kurds stage protest march in France

Strasbourg - Thousands of Kurds marched through the French city of Strasbourg on Saturday to call for the release of jailed PKK founder Abdullah Ocalan and protest against Turkey's military offensive in Syria.

Strike looms as students arrested in Chad anti-austerity protest

Ndjame - Trade unions in Chad called on Monday for a general strike, as anti-austerity protests grow alongside growing impatience with the regime of President Idriss Deby.

Thousands seek Albania government resignation

Tirana - Thousands of opposition supporters protested Saturday in Albania's capital against Prime Minister Edi Rama's socialist government, accusing it of links to organised crime in the impoverished Balkan nation.

Riot police break up anti-pope demo near Santiago mass

Santiago - Anti-riot police used water-cannon to disperse hundreds of people protesting sexual abuse by priests as they tried to disrupt an open air mass by Pope Francis in Santiago on Tuesday.

French cop cleared over death of anti-dam protester

Toulouse - A French policeman on Tuesday was cleared of responsibility over the death of an environmental activist killed by a stun grenade during a 2014 protest over a contested dam.The shocking death of Remi Fraisse triggered riots in several French cities.

Protests greet Austria's new 'cabinet of horrors'

Vienna - Inside the Hofburg palace, it was all smiles for the far-right ministers sworn into Austria's new government on Monday, but out in the cold it was whistles, worries and waving placards as some 5,500 people demonstrated.

Romanians stage fresh anti-corruption protests

Bucharest - More than 10,000 people Sunday braved biting cold to stage protests across Romania to denounce the left-wing government for backtracking on efforts to fight corruption.

Turkish police detain activists at anti-Israel demo

Istanbul - Turkish riot police on Saturday detained a dozen activists at a protest in Istanbul denouncing Israel and the United States after Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Thousands march in Istanbul to protest Trump's Jerusalem recognition

Istanbul - Thousands of pro-Palestinian supporters marched after Friday prayers in Istanbul in an angry protest at the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, an AFP correspondent said.
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Nazi Demo in Berlin on May 1, 2010
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