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Tunisia marks low key revolution anniversary

Tunis - Tunisia on Saturday marked the sixth anniversary of the fall of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali without fanfare, after official recognition of failure on the economic and social fronts.

Protesters confront Russian Orthodox Church in cathedral dispute

Sanktpeterburg - Russians living in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg have been protesting against city authorities' decision to hand control of the country's largest cathedral to the powerful Russian Orthodox Church.

Tens of thousands hold anti-government protest in Poland

Varsovia - Tens of thousands of Polish protesters took to the streets on Tuesday, to mark 35 years since a Communist-era martial law crackdown, while accusing the current rightwing government of undermining democracy.

Anti-fur activists bare all in Barcelona

Barcelona - Animal rights defenders stripped down Sunday in the Spanish tourist hub of Barcelona to draw attention to the alleged cruelty of the fur industry.

Police in Rio clash with demonstrators protesting austerity

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police fired percussion grenades and rubber bullets Tuesday at protesters angry over austerity measures in cash-strapped Rio de Janeiro state.

Demo in memory of cop-slain Greek teen turns violent

Atenas - Demonstrations in Greece to mark the eighth anniversary of a teenager's death at the hands of police culminated in violence Tuesday, with officers using tear gas against protesters.

Brazilians protest corruption, target president's ally

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians marched in cities across the country Sunday, protesting against corrupt politicians and fears that Congress will try to scupper a huge anti-graft probe.

200,000 Indonesian Muslims protest against Christian governor

Jakarta - More than 200,000 Indonesian Muslims prayed in unison and chanted Koranic verses Friday in the second major demonstration against Jakarta's Christian governor, as conservative groups push for his arrest for allegedly insulting Islam.

Police crack down on Ankara demo after schoolgirl dorm fire: AFP

Ankara - Turkish police tear gassed protesters who tried to rally in Ankara Wednesday after 12 people, mostly schoolgirls, were killed in a fire at a dormitory in southern Turkey, an AFP photographer said.

Police disperse Algiers demo against delayed retirement

Alger - Algerian police on Sunday broke up a protest in the capital against a reform to end early retirement that is to be debated in parliament, an AFP correspondent said.

Malaysia accused of 'abuse of law' in rally crackdown

Kuala Lumpur - Rights groups condemned Malaysia's government on Monday for a crackdown on organisers of a weekend anti-government rally, including the arrest of the protest leader under a tough law aimed at terrorism.

Malaysia's Mahathir joins calls to oust 'thief' PM

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad called for a sustained push to topple scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak as thousands rallied on Saturday to demand the premier's resignation over the 1MDB corruption saga.

Israeli Arabs, Gazans protest against 'quiet mosques' bill

Jerusalem - Hundreds of Muslims in Israel and the Gaza Strip demonstrated on Friday against a bill to limit the volume of calls to prayer at mosques in the Jewish state.

Zimbabwe activists 'abducted' as planned protest fails

Harare - At least six Zimbabwe activists were "abducted" and some of them beaten up as a heavy police presence in Harare prevented planned protests Friday against President Robert Mugabe's government.

Greeks march to commemorate anti-junta uprising

Athens - Thousands of Greeks marched under tight security on Thursday to commemorate a student uprising that helped bring down a US-backed junta in 1974.

Brazil anti-austerity protest turns violent

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades Wednesday into an angry crowd protesting proposed austerity measures.

Greek police fire tear gas at anti-Obama protesters

Atenas - Greek police fired tear gas and stun grenades against protesters marching on central Athens Tuesday where US President Barack Obama was making his last foreign trip as head of state.

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Thousands of people attended a pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong Sunday in support of China's decision to effectively bar two pro-independence legislators from taking office, as fears grow of the city's freedoms being under threat.

Kurds march against Erdogan in Germany, France

Frankfurt - Several thousand Kurds marched in the western Germany city of Cologne on Saturday in support of pro-Kurdish politicians jailed in Turkey the previous day.

Indonesia leader postpones Australia trip after protests

Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has postponed a trip to Australia due to start Sunday after violence broke out at a mass rally against a Christian governor accused of insulting Islam, the government said.

Iran commander says US in 'strong decline'

Tehran - A senior Iranian military official welcomed Thursday what he said was the "strong decline" of the United States, during celebrations marking the start of the 1979 US embassy siege.

Uganda university shut down after student protests

Kanpala - A day after Uganda's president ordered the closure of one of Africa's oldest universities, 23-year old Gabriel Deng was hurriedly stuffing his belongings into rucksacks in a rundown student hostel.

Protesters scuffle with ultra-Orthodox Jews at Western Wall

Jerusalem - Protesters demanding equal prayer rights for women at one of Judaism's holiest sites scuffled with ultra-Orthodox Jews on Wednesday as they sought to approach Jerusalem's Western Wall, organisers said.

Polish women protest new bids to tighten abortion law

Varsovia - Thousands of Polish women on Monday demonstrated nationwide against new bids to tighten the staunchly Catholic country's abortion law, which is already one of the most restrictive in Europe.

Scuffles disrupt Hungary 1956 revolt anniversary

Budapest - Scuffles between supporters and opponents of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban disrupted a state commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising in Budapest Sunday.

French cheer police, reviving Charlie spirit

Paris - Angry French police have taken to the streets for five nights in a row -- and Parisians have started to cheer them on, reviving scenes last seen following the Charlie Hebdo attacks in 2015.

Trouble in the ranks as French police protest

Paris - Blue flashing lights are a common sight for weary Parisians used to living under a state of emergency. The dozens of police cars on the Champs-Elysees this week were different.

Police protests grow in France

Paris - With protests spreading across the country, the French government sought to contain growing anger among police officers Thursday as the issue entered the presidential race.

Ethiopia PM seeks to 'reform electoral system' after protests

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said Tuesday his government wants to reform the country's electoral system, which has excluded the opposition and prompted months of bloody protests.

Racism and privilege stoke S.Africa student protests

Johanesburg - Weeks of protests at South African universities have targeted tuition fees -- but students say they are also about racism and inequality in a society still plagued by the legacy of apartheid.
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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.
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.
A snapshot of the recent Occupy Wall Street protests in NYC
A snapshot of the recent Occupy Wall Street protests in NYC
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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.
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.
Protesters on Avenue Saxe  Lyon
Protesters on Avenue Saxe, Lyon
15m supporters gather in Malaga city.
15m supporters gather in Malaga city.
Sunday s march from Johnnie Simpson Park to the detention centre.
Sunday's march from Johnnie Simpson Park to the detention centre.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inhabitants of Prey Lang  demonstrating against the destruction of their forest.
Inhabitants of Prey Lang demonstrating against the destruction of their forest.
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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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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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Belgian police use water cannons against demonstrators in Namur  Belgium  January 29  2013.
Belgian police use water cannons against demonstrators in Namur, Belgium, January 29, 2013.
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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.

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