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Turkey acquits all 26 leaders of 2013 protests

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday acquitted more than two dozen activists who helped launch mass protests in 2013 against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after a trial slammed by rights campaigners.

Croatians with Swiss franc loans protest 'debt slavery'

Zagreb - Thousands of Croatians with loans denominated in Swiss francs took to the streets of Zagreb Sunday to protest the increased debt burden caused by a surge in the Swiss currency.

In the shadow of Greek prison, locals dread Golden Dawn trial

Atenas - They have learned to live with over 2,000 prisoners on their doorstep, some of them notorious extremists and hardened killers.

Outsourcing bill foments protest in Brazil

Bras - Brazilian police and demonstrators clashed Tuesday in the capital Brasilia during a march opposing a congressional bill to increase outsourcing in the workplace.

Spain anti-abortion rally flags vote challenge to govt

Madrid - Thousands of Spaniards marched in Madrid on Saturday warning the government that its decision to abandon plans to restrict women's access to abortion will cost it conservative votes in this year's general election.

40 Algerian police wounded in anti-shale gas protest

Alger - Forty police officers were wounded in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara, the Interior Ministry announced.

Italian anti-euro, anti-immigrant party holds rally in Rome

Rome - The rising star of the Italian right, Matteo Salvini, led a mass rally in support of his anti-immigration, anti-EU Northern League party in central Rome Saturday, as a counter-rally took place nearby.

Hundreds protest security law in Spain

Madrid - Hundreds of Spaniards marched in Madrid and similar protests were called in other cities on Saturday against a government plan to toughen penalties for unauthorised demonstrations.

Turks boycott schools, protest to demand secular education

Ankara - Secular Turks opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday boycotted schools and took to the streets to demand a secular education and denounce a claimed creeping Islamisation of the schools system.

Thousands gather in Athens to support anti-austerity government

Atenas - Thousands of people gathered in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on Thursday evening in support of the new government's efforts to renegotiate Greece's international loans and end austerity.

Hungarians rally against Orban ahead of Merkel visit

Budapest - Thousands of Hungarians took to the streets of Budapest Sunday seeking support from Chancellor Angela Merkel against their Prime Minister Viktor Orban a day ahead of the German leader's visit to the ex-communist nation.

35 arrests in Vienna as far-right ball demos held

Vienna - Police in Vienna arrested more than 30 people as thousands protested against a ball organised by far-right groups and politicians.

Thousands join anti-Islam rally as Germany worries about image

Berlin - Thousands of people joined a march by the German anti-Islamisation PEGIDA movement on Sunday, the group's first rally since threats surfaced against the group and its leader resigned over "Hitler" photos.

Thousands march in Venezuela over economic crisis, shortages

Caracas - Demonstrators against Venezuela's economic crisis -- facing sky-high inflation and shortages of food and consumer goods -- took to the streets in their thousands Saturday, banging pots and demanding an end to President Nicolas Maduro's term.

Spain attack victims slam government over ETA releases

Madrid - Hundreds of Spaniards rallied in Madrid on Saturday accusing the government of betraying them by allowing the release of jailed convicts from the armed Basque separatist group ETA.

Thousands march against PEGIDA in Germany

Berlin - More than 17,000 anti-racism demonstrators took to the streets in several German cities to voice opposition to the PEGIDA anti-Islamic movement, whose own weekly rally was cancelled over a terrorism threat.

Niger police break up opposition demo after deadly cartoons riots

Niamey - Police in Niger fired tear gas Sunday to break up a banned opposition demonstration in the capital Niamey, a day after deadly riots over the publication by France's Charlie Hebdo magazine of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.

'We are all Germany', president tells Muslim rally

Berlin - German President Joachim Gauck told the country's Muslim community Tuesday that "we are all Germany" at a rally to condemn the Paris jihadist attacks and take a stand against rising Islamophobia.

Merkel to join Muslim rally against terror, for tolerance

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to join a Muslim community rally Tuesday to condemn the Paris jihadist attacks, promote tolerance and send a rebuke to a growing anti-Islamic movement.

Why did France attacks mobilise so many around the globe?

Paris - The Madrid, London and 9/11 attacks saw more people die than the Paris killings, not to mention recent bloodbaths in Pakistan and Nigeria, but millions in France and abroad took to the streets in defiance. Why?

Foreigners support their beloved France on streets of Paris

Paris - "No one messes with my France! Paris is the city of light," says Brazilian Marie Badas in the midst of the giant crowds marching through Paris on Sunday in the wake of this week's terror attacks.

France's National Front marches alone to defend 'liberty'

Beaucaire - France's far-right National Front (FN) held a demonstration of its own against terrorism on Sunday, after being excluded from a massive unity rally in Paris.

At least 3.7 million march across France in record mobilisation

Paris - At least 3.7 million people marched against extremism across France on Sunday in the biggest mobilisation ever recorded in the country, the interior ministry said.In Paris, up to 1.

Huge crowds join historic march from all corners of Paris

Paris - Thousands of people were pouring down the streets of Paris from all corners of the capital towards the Place de la Republique where an unprecedented show of solidarity and emotion was on display Sunday. Chanting "Charlie! Charlie!

Hungarian protesters hit out at Orban's 'move towards Russia'

Budapest - Thousands of Hungarians protested Friday at what they see as the country's move towards Russia in the latest demonstration against the government of controversial Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Sweden protestors demand end to mosque arson attacks

Stockholm - More than a thousand protesters took to the streets in Sweden on Friday to urge an end to a spate of attacks against mosques, amid growing tensions over the rise of an anti-immigration party.

Thousands protest in Nicaragua capital over planned canal

Managua - Thousands of small-scale farmers, youths and activists protested Wednesday in Nicaragua against a planned canal they say threatens to take their land and pollute Central America's largest freshwater lake.

Hungary teachers protest against cuts, reforms

Budapest - Thousands of Hungarian teachers demonstrated in Budapest on Saturday against Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government, demanding a stop to funding cuts and dialogue over controversial education reforms.

Hungarian protesters hold anti-PM Orban 'indignation' rallies

Budapest - Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Budapest on Monday in a show of "indignation" over the policies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, with riot police moving in to stop an attempted storming of parliament.

Town turns neo-Nazi march into tolerance fundraiser

Berlin - Neo-Nazis marching through a German town unwittingly raised thousands of euros for a tolerance project, organisers of the anti-extremist protest action said Monday.Local businesses and residents agreed to donate 10 euros ($12.
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Sunday s march from Johnnie Simpson Park to the detention centre.
Sunday's march from Johnnie Simpson Park to the detention centre.
Members of the Socialist Party. Beatrice Joclerne is third from the left.
Members of the Socialist Party. Beatrice Joclerne is third from the left.
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.
United Steelworkers figure.
United Steelworkers figure.
Berks Peace Community demonstration
Berks Peace Community demonstration
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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.
Hundreds gathered at the Toronto police headquarters to protest against the police s treatment of pr...
Hundreds gathered at the Toronto police headquarters to protest against the police's treatment of protesters, journalists and citizens.
Saturday s anti-G20 Queen s Park Rally where tens of thousands of people gathered.
Saturday's anti-G20 Queen's Park Rally where tens of thousands of people gathered.
Inhabitants of Prey Lang  demonstrating against the destruction of their forest.
Inhabitants of Prey Lang demonstrating against the destruction of their forest.
Rainforest Rescue
Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
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.
Military protest in Lisbon  Portugal on November 10  2012
Military protest in Lisbon, Portugal on November 10, 2012
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Global demonstrations took place to protest the imprisonment of Malachi York who many believe to be ...
Global demonstrations took place to protest the imprisonment of Malachi York who many believe to be innocent of his charges. Some think that his arrest is part of a grander scheme.
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.
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.
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.
Hundreds gathered at the Toronto police headquarters to protest against the police s treatment of pr...
Hundreds gathered at the Toronto police headquarters to protest against the police's treatment of protesters, journalists and citizens.
Demonstration against military advices at school in Berlin
Demonstration against military advices at school in Berlin
Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
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.