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Thousands attend Kiev gay pride march opposed by ultra-nationalists

Kiev - More than two thousand people took part in Kiev's gay pride event on Sunday amid a heavy police presence as nationalist protesters tried to halt the event and burned a rainbow flag.

Thousands attend Kiev gay pride amid tight security

Kiev - More than 2,000 people took part in Kiev's gay pride event on Sunday amid a heavy police presence, as nationalist protesters tried to stop the event and set fire to a rainbow flag.

Turkey opposition chief accuses Erdogan of 'second coup' with purge

Ankara - Turkey's main opposition leader accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday of staging a "second coup" with the crackdown that followed last July's failed putsch, as he pressed on with a protest march to Istanbul from Ankara.

Turkey's Erdogan furious over US warrants for aides in embassy brawl

Washington - US authorities on Thursday announced arrest warrants had been issued for 12 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail for assaulting protesters in Washington last month, sparking a furious response from the Turkish leader.

US issues warrants for 12 Erdogan aides over embassy brawl

Washington - US authorities said Thursday they have issued arrest warrants for 12 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail accused of assaulting protesters during a street brawl in Washington.

Turkey opposition chief leads march on Istanbul after MP arrest

Ankara - The leader of Turkey's main opposition party on Thursday began leading thousands of supporters on a nearly 500-kilometre march from Ankara to Istanbul to protest the jailing of one of its MPs.

Turkey opposition chief leads march on Istanbul after MP arrest

Ankara - The leader of Turkey's main opposition party on Thursday began leading thousands of supporters on a nearly 500-kilometre march from Ankara to Istanbul to protest the jailing of one of its MPs.

Turkey opposition chief leads march on Istanbul after MP arrest

Ankara - The leader of Turkey's main opposition party on Thursday began leading thousands of supporters on a nearly 500-kilometre march from Ankara to Istanbul to protest the jailing of one of its MPs.

Turkey opposition protests arrest of MP, vows march to Istanbul

Ankara - Thousands of supporters from Turkey's main opposition party took to the streets of Ankara on Thursday to protest the jailing of one of its MPs, vowing to march to his jail in Istanbul.

Turkey opposition protests arrest of MP, vows march to Istanbul

Ankara - Thousands of supporters from Turkey's main opposition party took to the streets of Ankara on Thursday to protest the jailing of one of its MPs, vowing to march to his jail in Istanbul.

Turkey opposition protests arrest of MP, vows march to Istanbul

Ankara - Thousands of supporters from Turkey's main opposition party took to the streets of Ankara on Thursday to protest the jailing of one of its MPs, vowing to march to his jail in Istanbul.

Two Turkish Americans arrested over embassy brawl

Washington - Two Turkish-American men were arrested Wednesday for their role in a Washington brawl with protestors on May 16 following the White House visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Washington police said.

Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

Tunis - Dozens of Tunisians demonstrated Sunday to demand the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and to protest against non-fasters being arrested.

Polish police break up chained anti-Kaczynski protesters

Varsovia - Police in Warsaw on Saturday dragged away hundreds of protesters hoping to block a monthly rally by the head of Poland's rightwing ruling party to commemorate the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed his brother.

US House scolds Turkey over its bodyguards' DC violence

Washington - US lawmakers, outraged over an attack on protesters in Washington by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards, overwhelmingly approved a scathing measure Tuesday that calls for criminal charges against those responsible for the violence.

Venezuela's deadly crisis in photos

Caracas - As a deadly political crisis grips Venezuela, AFP photographers have been in the streets capturing the most dramatic moments of the unrest.

Morocco protest leader arrested: officials

Rabat - Authorities in Morocco have arrested the fugitive leader of a protest movement that has shaken the country's northern Rif region for six months, officials said on Monday.

Turkey detains two hunger strikers dismissed in purges: report

Ankara - Turkish authorities detained an academic and a teacher in Ankara who have been on a hunger strike for over two months in protest against their dismissal in the purge that followed last year's failed coup, media reported Monday.

Government-linked Venezuelans abroad are targeted with harassment

Miami - Protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have unleashed a witch hunt abroad, with groups of emigrants identifying government-linked Venezuelans on social media and targeting them with insults and booing.

Russian students face lectures over anti-Putin views

Moscow - Russian student Sergei Chaikovsky was expecting an ordinary history lesson when he entered the classroom at his high school in Siberia.

At least 11 Russian activists detained on Moscow's Red Square: monitor

Moscow - At least 11 activists were detained on Moscow's Red Square on Friday as they were reading Russia's constitution out loud, a group that monitors protest activity said.

At least 11 Russian activists detained on Moscow's Red Square: monitor

Moscow - At least 11 activists were detained on Moscow's Red Square on Friday as they were reading Russia's constitution out loud, a group that monitors protest activity said.

At least 11 Russian activists detained on Moscow's Red Square: monitor

Moscow - At least 11 activists were detained on Moscow's Red Square on Friday as they were reading Russia's constitution out loud, a group that monitors protest activity said.

7 held in Russian anti-government rally

Moscow - Russian police arrested seven protesters at an opposition demonstration on Saturday held to commemorate violent rallies five years earlier against President Vladimir Putin.

Polish capital sees huge anti-government protest

Varsovia - Tens of thousands demonstrated in Warsaw against Poland's government on Saturday, saying the rule of law was at stake after a slew of controversial reforms and appointments to public broadcasters.

Polish capital sees huge anti-government protest

Varsovia - Tens of thousands demonstrated in Warsaw against Poland's government on Saturday, saying the rule of law was at stake after a slew of controversial reforms and appointments to public broadcasters.

Polish capital sees huge anti-government protest

Varsovia - Tens of thousands demonstrated in Warsaw against Poland's government on Saturday, saying the rule of law was at stake after a slew of controversial reforms and appointments to public broadcasters.

Brazil justice ministry taken over in protest

Bras - Hundreds of prison system workers occupied Brazil's justice ministry on Tuesday in a dramatic protest against government retirement reforms.

Macedonian nationalists resume protests against government

Skopje - Thousands of nationalist demonstrators resumed their protests in Skopje on Tuesday against a plan for a coalition government that includes ethnic Albanian parties, five days after they burst into parliament and assaulted lawmakers.

Police fire tear gas, detain 165 after May Day protests in Istanbul

Istanbul - Turkish police on Monday fired tear gas and plastic bullets at protesters seeking to march to Istanbul's Taksim Square to celebrate May Day, in defiance of an official ban.
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National police officers protest in Madrid  Spain  October 27  2012
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18J - Spaniards in 30 cities across Spain protested against Government corruption and called for Rajoy's resignation - Puerta del Sol, Madrid.
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On February 7, British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in central London against the sale of prime Polish farmland to foreign multinationals for possible cultivation of GMO crops.
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As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
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Women protest Namibian police intention to arrest girls wearing mini-skirts.
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These Hungarian-Americans demonstrated against biased coverage of Hungary.
These Hungarian-Americans demonstrated against biased coverage of Hungary.
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Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
Pro-Tibet mini rally at Queen s Park during the anti-G20 march.
Pro-Tibet mini rally at Queen's Park during the anti-G20 march.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Photographed at the protest in Istanbul June 7th  2013. The man on the left is  according to Felsen ...
Photographed at the protest in Istanbul June 7th, 2013. The man on the left is, according to Felsen, a supporter of Ataturk (considered by many to be the founder of modern Turkey); the boy on the right is with the country's worker's union.
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