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Demonstration News

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.

German leader egged by accident at Czech revolution memorial

Prague - The German president was hit Monday by an egg meant for his Czech counterpart Milos Zeman at a protest in Prague against the Russia-friendly former communist 25 years after the Velvet Revolution.

Ninety arrested during 'Black Pete' protests at Dutch kids' fete

Gouda - Dutch police on Saturday arrested 90 people protesting for and against the controversial "Black Pete" figure at the start of the traditional gift-giving festival of Saint Nicholas in the central city of Gouda, officials said.

Thousands protest in Romania over presidential vote

Bucharest - Some 10,000 people protested in Romania on Saturday, accusing the government of limiting voting from citizens living abroad in last weekend's presidential polls.

Hundreds of thousands protest in Brussels

Brussels - In the face of government attacks on pensions, wages and public spending, a monster demonstration of trade unionists filled the streets of Belgium capital Brussels yesterday.

Burkina army seizes power after uprising against veteran ruler

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore was toppled on Thursday as the army took power after protesters set parliament ablaze in a popular uprising against the veteran leader's 27-year-rule.

Anger mounts in Hungary over Internet tax

Budapest - A proposed Hungarian tax on Internet usage has sparked new accusations of an anti-democratic crackdown in the EU member as tens of thousands are expected to march against the measure Sunday.

Germany celebrates iconic rally that shook Berlin Wall

Leipzig - Germany on Thursday celebrates 25 years since one of the most dramatic mass protests in the run-up to the Berlin Wall's fall with a reenactment of its iconic candlelight march.

Hong Kong police arrest triads over protest clashes

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police have arrested eight suspected members of triad criminal gangs over clashes at ongoing pro-democracy protests, after attacks by groups including Beijing supporters left demonstrators injured and bloodied.

At least 15 police hurt as thousands rally in Ecuador

Quito - At least 15 officers were wounded and multiple arrests were reported in Quito as thousands gathered for rallies for and against leftist President Rafael Correa, officials said.

Catalans form giant 'V for vote' in independence drive

Barcelona - Catalans fired up by Scotland's independence referendum massed in Barcelona's streets in red and yellow shirts Thursday, forming a giant "V" to demand a vote on breaking away from Spain.

Event protests 'genocide' in Ukraine and Palestine held in Spain Special

Fuengirola - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 saw a demonstration on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain, with protesters publicly denouncing the genocide currently happening in both Palestine and Ukraine.

Jewish extremists held over Palestinian teen's murder

Jerusalem - Israel on Sunday arrested a group of Jewish extremists in connection with the kidnap and murder of a Palestinian teenager who was burned to death in a suspected revenge killing.

Jewish extremists held over Palestinian teen's murder

Jerusalem - Israel on Sunday arrested a group of Jewish extremists in connection with the kidnap and murder of a Palestinian teenager who was burned to death in a suspected revenge killing.

Greek police fire tear gas at Golden Dawn protesters

Athens - Greek police fired tear gas to disperse dozens of Golden Dawn supporters protesting outside an Athens court where the neo-Nazi party's leader was appearing on Friday.

Hundreds protest Erdogan visit in France

Lyon - Hundreds protested against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the French city of Lyon on Saturday as he visited Europe ahead of an expected bid for the presidency.

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to face trial over demos

Caracas - A Venezuelan opposition leader has been ordered to stand trial on charges of instigating violence at an anti-government demonstration, prosecutors said Thursday.

Nigerian protesters in court over march ban

Abuja - Supporters of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants filed a complaint Tuesday against a ban on protests in Nigeria's capital, calling the ruling illegal and unconstitutional.

Bring Back Our Girls protests banned in Nigeria's capital

Abuja - Protests by supporters of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been banned in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, police said on Monday.

Erdogan 'campaign speech' rouses Turks in Germany

Cologne - Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Germany Saturday, splitting the large Turkish community between passionate street protesters and conservative supporters flocking to what was widely seen as a campaign speech.

Germany Turks protest ahead of Erdogan speech

Cologne - Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Germany Saturday, splitting the large Turkish community between passionate street protesters and conservative supporters flocking to what was widely seen as a campaign speech.

Jailed Venezuela opposition leader in court Thursday

Caracas - Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez is to appear Thursday at a hearing that could see him freed after 70 days detention for allegedly inciting deadly violence during anti-government protests.

Dutch arrest 30 Greenpeace activists blocking Russian tanker

The Hague - Dutch police on Thursday arrested around 30 Greenpeace activists, including the captain of the lobby group's flagship Rainbow Warrior, as they tried to stop a Russian tanker delivering Arctic oil from docking.

Bolivian troops protest against alleged racism

La Paz - Bolivian non-commissioned officers marched through La Paz again Tuesday, the second such demonstration in less than a week against the military hierarchy over racial grievances.

Canadians rally to legalize marijuana

Montreal - Several thousand people came out in Canada's biggest cities to call for the legalization of marijuana -- a yearly protest that happens internationally on April 20.

Romanian villagers take on Chevron over shale gas

Pungesti - US energy major Chevron, shielded by barbed wire, under police protection and under fire from egg throwers, is in trouble in Romania with villagers angry at its drive to drill for shale gas.

Protest in Athens against Sunday shopping

Athens - Police in Athens scuffled with protesters opposed to shops opening on Sunday, a week before Orthodox Easter.The incident occurred on the capital's main shopping street.
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Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh  Scotland on August 10  2013.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 10, 2013.
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Protesters were injured by rubber bullets in Madrid on July 11.
Protesters were injured by rubber bullets in Madrid on July 11.
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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.
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.
Police brutality during the miners  demonstration in Madrid  Spain
Police brutality during the miners' demonstration in Madrid, Spain
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Occupy Wall Street: Thousands of people packed shoulder-to-shoulder into Liberty Plaza on September ...
Occupy Wall Street: Thousands of people packed shoulder-to-shoulder into Liberty Plaza on September 30th, 2011. A large handmade flag was presented to the crowd for the first time. This would be later carried through the streets of lower Manhattan in a march to Police Plaza
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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.
Pro-choice activists at Broadway SkyTrain station  intersection of Broadway and Commercial  Vancouve...
Pro-choice activists at Broadway SkyTrain station, intersection of Broadway and Commercial, Vancouver, Canada.
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.
Military protest in Lisbon  Portugal on November 10  2012
Military protest in Lisbon, Portugal on November 10, 2012
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Madrid: Protest against the medieval & brutal  Toro de la Vega  event in Tordesillas - Saturday  Sep...
Madrid: Protest against the medieval & brutal 'Toro de la Vega' event in Tordesillas - Saturday, September 14, 2013.
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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.
On February 7  British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in c...
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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Protesters in Rio de Janeiro over oil royalties.
Protesters in Rio de Janeiro over oil royalties.
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11-year-old girl injured by a rubber bullet in Madrid on July 11.
11-year-old girl injured by a rubber bullet in Madrid on July 11.
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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.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh  Scotland on August 10  2013.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 10, 2013.
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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.