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Thai students mark Teachers' Day with paint-soaked protest

Bangkok - Students piled bamboo canes and stationery in front of Thailand's Ministry of Education and splashed crimson paint on it to protest corporal punishment, one of several protests that took place across the capital on Saturday.

'Democracy under siege': International press condemn Trump

Paris - The chaos unleashed on the US Capitol by Donald Trump's supporters dominated front pages across the world Thursday, with headlines such as "Trump sets fire to Washington", "Democracy under siege", and "The Coup of Madness".

Trump backers look to last-stand protest on January 6

Washington - President Donald Trump is urging supporters to amass in Washington on January 6 for a last-ditch rally to pressure Congress to not certify Joe Biden's election victory.

US slaps sanctions on Belarus police over crackdown

Washington - The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on Belarus police units and a senior security official over their violent crackdown on mass protests following the strongman leader´s contested reelection.

Women on the frontlines of Thailand's democracy movement

Bangkok - Denouncing sexual violence, demanding abortion reform and destigmatising sex work –- once-taboo issues are finding public expression in Thailand as women take up leadership roles in a youth-led pro-democracy movement.

French law on filming police triggers third weekend of protests

Paris - Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in France Saturday for a third consecutive weekend of demonstrations over a controversial security bill that would limit filming of the police.

Why are Indian farmers protesting, and what can Modi do?

New Delhi - As an army of resolute Indian farmers keeps up its blockade of New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces potentially the trickiest challenge yet to his authority and reform agenda.

Thousands in Moldova call for government's resignation

Chisinau - Thousands of protesters rallied in the Moldovan capital Sunday to demand the government's resignation and snap parliamentary elections.

'Rubber duck revolution' takes off in Thailand

Bangkok - Bangkok has been gripped by a rubber duck frenzy since pro-democracy protesters used giant inflatables to shield themselves from water cannon spray last month.

Thai protesters target royal guards unit in latest rally

Bangkok - Hundreds of protesters marched on a barracks of Thailand's royal guards unit on Sunday hoisting inflatable rubber ducks high above their heads, a whimsical show of force by a pro-democracy movement calling for curbs to the power of the monarchy.

Cuba sees rare protest over freedom of expression

Havana - About 200 Cuban artists demonstrated outside the country's culture ministry on Friday in a rare protest over freedom of expression that received support from leading Cuban cinema figures.

Thai protesters practise 'coup prevention' in latest rally

Bangkok - Thousands of democracy activists blocked a major junction in Bangkok for several hours on Friday to rehearse "coup prevention" strategies in the latest round of Thailand's anti-government protests.

Thai protesters target royal wealth

Bangkok - Thousands of Thai democracy activists rallied in Bangkok Wednesday to demand the king give up control of his multibillion-dollar fortune, turning their protest movement directly on the once-untouchable monarchy's vast wealth.

Thai pro-democracy leaders summoned over royal defamation

Bangkok - Twelve Thai pro-democracy protest leaders have been summoned by police to answer charges of royal defamation, the first use of the draconian law in almost three years, as Bangkok gears up for another major rally.

Brazil police fire tear gas at protests over Black man's killing

Bras - Brazilian police used tear gas and rubber bullets Monday to disperse protesters marching against the death of a black man beaten to death by white guards at a Carrefour supermarket.

Guatemala suspends budget that sparked violent protests

Guatemala City - Guatemala's legislature on Monday backed away from approving a business-friendly 2021 budget after demonstrators in the Central American nation torched the Congress building and demanded the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei in weekend prot...

Guatemala suspends budget that sparked violent protests

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Congress suspended on Monday a controversial government budget that sparked protests in the impoverished Central American nation, including the torching of the legislature's building.

Brazil sees more protests after black man killed by security guards

Rio De Janeiro - New demonstrations against racism took place Sunday outside Carrefour supermarkets in Brazil to protest the death of a black man beaten to death by white guards at a Porto Alegre store branch.

Kyrgyz protest over proposed constitution empowering president

Bichkek - Hundreds took to the streets in Kyrgyzstan Sunday to protest a proposed constitution that critics say would empower the presidency and damage freedom of speech.

Mighty ducks: Thai protesters flip the bird at authorities

Bangkok - On top of a giant yellow inflatable duck, a rebel Buddhist monk in saffron robes displayed a defiant three finger salute at a pro-democracy protest in central Bangkok.

Thai protesters hit police HQ with paint, projectiles

Bangkok - Thousands of democracy activists marched on Thailand's police headquarters in Bangkok Wednesday, defacing the compound walls with brightly coloured paint, a day after chaotic protests left more than 50 injured.

Thai MPs to vote on reforms, day after six protesters shot

Bangkok - Thai democracy protesters will return to the streets of Bangkok Wednesday, a day after six people were shot with live rounds in violent clashes, as lawmakers vote on possible constitutional reforms.

UN chief 'deeply disturbed' by political unrest in Peru

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "deeply disturbed" by a violent crackdown in Peru against people protesting the impeachment of former president Martin Vizcarra, his spokesman said Monday.

Peru Congress chooses new president in bid to resolve crisis

- Peru's Congress on Monday chose a 76-year-old former World Bank official as the South American country's new president -- the third in a rollercoaster week of political upheaval.

Peru sees more demos, first protester killed

- Peru saw another day of protests on Saturday and the first death in connection with them as thousands took to the streets in opposition to new President Manuel Merino following the ouster of his predecessor.

Thai pro-democracy protesters scale Bangkok monument and rappers take aim at monarchy

Bangkok - Thai pro-democracy protesters scaled a Bangkok monument Saturday night to unfurl a giant banner scribbled with anti-government slogans, and a Thai hip hop group took aim at the monarchy with their new song.

Belarus opposition protester dies after arrest

Minsk - A Belarusian artist has died in Minsk after police arrested him in a city square that has become a symbol of opposition to strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko, investigators said on Friday.

Far-right 'hooligans' clash with police at Warsaw march

Warsaw - Polish far-right supporters on Wednesday clashed with riot police near Warsaw's main stadium, which is being used as a temporary hospital for Covid-19 victims.

Berlin condemns violence at Leipzig anti-mask protest

Berlin - German ministers on Sunday condemned "far-right incitement" after violence broke out in eastern city Leipzig where 31 people were arrested around a demonstration against curbs to control coronavirus infection.

Slovenia anti-virus shutdown protest turns violent

Ljubljana - A protest against Slovenia's coronavirus shutdown sparked some of the most violent scenes the country has seen in years, as police moved in with teargas and water cannons to disperse the crowd.
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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.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 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.
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.
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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Anti-abortionist at Broadway SkyTrain station, intersection of Broadway and Commercial, Vancouver, Canada.
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Global Noise in Paris, France, October 13, 2012
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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.
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.
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Iranian activist holding a sign.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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