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17 opposition activists held in Belarus crackdown: NGO

Minsk - A total of 17 opposition activists have been arrested in Belarus in recent days as authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko cracks down on opponents following a wave of major protests, a local rights group said Thursday.

Lebanese descend on capital to protest proposed tax hikes

Birut - Several thousand people descended on the Lebanese capital Sunday to protest proposed tax hikes to cover a salary increase for teachers and other public servants.

Lebanese descend on capital to protest proposed tax hikes

Birut - Several thousand people descended on the Lebanese capital Sunday to protest proposed tax hikes to cover a salary increase for teachers and other public servants.

Lebanese descend on capital to protest proposed tax hikes

Birut - Several thousand people descended on the Lebanese capital Sunday to protest proposed tax hikes to cover a salary increase for teachers and other public servants.

Turkey summons German envoy over 'pro-PKK rally scandal'

Istanbul - Turkey summoned Germany's ambassador to express its fury over a Frankfurt rally where protesters brandished insignia of outlawed Kurdish militants, the presidential spokesman said Sunday, denouncing it as a "scandal".

Turkey furious as Kurds rally in Frankfurt with PKK insignia

Berlin - Some 30,000 pro-Kurdish demonstrators rallied in the German city of Frankfurt on Saturday calling for "democracy in Turkey" and urging a "no" vote in an upcoming referendum on expanding Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

Dutch mayor gives go ahead to pro-Turkish rally

Den Haag - Rotterdam's mayor gave his authorisation Thursday for a pro-Turkish protest against the Dutch police's handling of a violent demonstration in the port city last weekend.

Turkey protesters slam jailing of journalists

Istanbul - Turkish journalists and opposition lawmakers protested in Istanbul Saturday against the detention of reporters, as a crackdown on the media has accelerated after the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Russian dissident Dadin detained at first protest after release from jail

Moscow - Russian anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin, who was jailed for peaceful protests in a legal precedent, was briefly detained Friday at his first demonstration since his surprise release last month, local media reported.

Russian dissident Dadin detained at first protest after release from jail

Moscow - Russian anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin, who was jailed for peaceful protests in a legal precedent, was briefly detained Friday at his first demonstration since his surprise release last month, local media reported.

Russian dissident Dadin detained at first protest after release from jail

Moscow - Russian anti-Kremlin activist Ildar Dadin, who was jailed for peaceful protests in a legal precedent, was briefly detained Friday at his first demonstration since his surprise release last month, local media reported.

Tens of thousands march for equality on Women's Day

New York - Tens of thousands of women marched around the world Wednesday as protests stretched from Turkey to Spain to the United States demanding equal rights and slamming Donald Trump with an avalanche of criticism.

Feminist activists detained over Kremlin protest

Moscow - A group of feminist activists was detained in Moscow on Wednesday -- International Women's Day -- after protesting inside the tightly guarded Kremlin with banners calling for an end to male rule.

Thousands protest in Niger as pressure on gov't mounts

Niamey - Thousands of people marched in Niger's capital of Niamey on Saturday against the government of President Mahamadou Issoufou, calling for improved living conditions and the release of "political prisoners".

Opening of Trump tower in Vancouver met with protests

Ottawa - US President Donald Trump's two sons inaugurated a Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, Canada as protesters outside chanted "Not in my city.

Russia frees opposition activist jailed for protesting

Moscow - Russia on Sunday released a prominent opposition activist from jail, after a court quashed a sentence that made him the only person convicted under a tough law against public protests.

Togo police fire tear gas at protest for media rights

Lom - Police fired tear gas at hundreds of people Saturday as they marched through Togo's capital to protest the shutdown of two private media channels.

Over 30,000 gather to support jailed Hong Kong cops: reports

Hong Kong - More than 30,000 people gathered in Hong Kong Wednesday to show their support for seven police officers who were sentenced to two years in jail for beating up a pro-democracy activist in 2014, reports said.

Over 30,000 gather to support jailed Hong Kong cops: reports

Hong Kong - More than 30,000 people gathered in Hong Kong Wednesday to show their support for seven police officers who were sentenced to two years in jail for beating up a pro-democracy activist in 2014, reports said.

Over 30,000 gather to support jailed Hong Kong cops: reports

Hong Kong - More than 30,000 people gathered in Hong Kong Wednesday to show their support for seven police officers who were sentenced to two years in jail for beating up a pro-democracy activist in 2014, reports said.

Bolivian coca farmers clash with police over output curb

La Paz - Coca farmers clashed with police Tuesday in the second straight day of violent protests in La Paz against a Morales government bill to limit legal areas of cultivation.

Romania's have-a-go heroes fight corruption

Bucharest - Romanian architect Serban Marinescu never thought he'd come up against such brazen corruption. And when a city mayor demanded a backhander, he plucked up his courage and reported him.

Hundreds of EU citizens rally for Brexit rights

London - Hundreds of EU citizens living in Britain rallied outside parliament on Monday as the House of Lords began debating a bill that will empower Prime Minister Theresa May to start Brexit negotiations.

Belarusians protest against Lukashenko's 'tax on spongers'

Minsk - Thousands of Belarusian opposition supporters rallied in Minsk on Friday against a Soviet-style "tax on spongers" imposed by authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.

Church of England rejects report barring gay marriage

London - The Church of England's General Synod on Wednesday rejected a report which ruled out accepting homosexual marriage and had led to a gay rights protest outside the meeting of Anglican bishops.

Russians protest softer penalties for domestic abuse

Moscow - Dozens of Russian activists braved snow Sunday to protest against a law signed by President Vladimir Putin that has softened penalties for those who commit domestic violence.

Russian church and opponents spar over cathedral handover

Sanktpeterburg - Russia's powerful Orthodox Church faced off on Sunday with thousands of protesters in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg over the fate of a cathedral that is one of the city's top tourist attractions.

Dozens arrested in French clashes over alleged police baton rape

Bobigny - Thirty-seven people were arrested in the Paris suburbs when clashes erupted after a protest over the assault of a young black man allegedly sodomised with a police truncheon, a police source said Sunday.

Shows of solidarity inspire protest-riven Romania

Bucharest - Until this month, Horia Georgescu had never joined a protest in his life.

Shows of solidarity inspire protest-riven Romania

Bucharest - Until this month, Horia Georgescu had never joined a protest in his life.
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Toronto: Protesters rally against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford s policies.
Toronto: Protesters rally against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's policies.
Inhabitants of Prey Lang  demonstrating against the destruction of their forest.
Inhabitants of Prey Lang demonstrating against the destruction of their forest.
Rainforest Rescue
Iranian activist holding a sign.
Iranian activist holding a sign.
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.
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.
Brian Felsen
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Protesters in Rio de Janeiro over oil royalties.
Protesters in Rio de Janeiro over oil royalties.
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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.
Joan Roca Febrer
Protest against Monsanto
Protest against Monsanto
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Four detainees who were arrested during the havoc from the G20 protests on Jun. 26-27 discussed thei...
Four detainees who were arrested during the havoc from the G20 protests on Jun. 26-27 discussed their tragic experiences.
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.
Four detainees who were arrested during the havoc from the G20 protests on Jun. 26-27 discussed thei...
Four detainees who were arrested during the havoc from the G20 protests on Jun. 26-27 discussed their tragic experiences.
A view of the G20 protest on June 26  2010 in Toronto.
A view of the G20 protest on June 26, 2010 in Toronto.
Melanie Wright
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.
Man sticking the middle finger up at protesters.
Man sticking the middle finger up at protesters.
Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson  Missouri  over the police shooting of...
Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, 14 August 2014. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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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.

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