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Thousands march in tense Paris labour protest

Paris - Thousands of people opposed to France's hotly contested labour reforms were back in the streets of Paris on Thursday in the first violence-free protest in weeks.

French government allows Paris march in U-turn

Paris - France's Socialist government on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for a Paris march against its hotly contested labour reforms, reversing a ban announced just hours earlier.

Dozens protest rising fuel prices in Syria capital

Damascus - Dozens of protesters gathered in Damascus on Sunday for a rare demonstration in front of Syria's parliament against a 40 percent hike in fuel prices announced last week.

Tsipras critics seek to harness Greek bailout anger

Atenas - Thousands of Greeks angry over new cuts imposed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gathered in central Athens Wednesday to call on his leftist government to quit.

French president threatens ban on demos after Paris violence

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday threatened to ban demonstrations, the day after violent protests in Paris over labour reforms that the government vowed to push through regardless.

'Several hundred' masked protesters hurl objects in Paris demo

Paris - Several hundred masked protesters hurled objects at police Tuesday during a demonstration in Paris against a contested reform of French labour laws, authorities said.

Thousands protest massive development in Serbian capital

Belgrade - Thousands protested in the Serbian capital on Saturday, accusing the authorities of theft and violence connected to plans to redevelop a popular area of Belgrade.

Lone voices speak out in Zimbabwe as Mugabe clings on

Harare - Dissent is seldom aired publicly in Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe's 35 years of authoritarian rule but, against all the odds, individual voices are taking a stand and tapping into anger bubbling below the surface.

Turkey's Erdogan alarmed by French crackdown on protests

Ankara - Under fire over the state of democracy in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday took aim at strike-hit France, expressing his alarm over police violence against French demonstrators.

Spaniards hold 'march of dignity' ahead of new polls

Madrid - A month ahead of a general election, thousands of disgruntled Spaniards attended a "march of dignity" Saturday demanding "bread, work and shelter" and an end to "neo-liberal policies imposed by Brussels".

Kazakhstan accuses protesters of trying to oust government

Astana - Oil-rich Kazakhstan on Friday accused organisers of anti-land reform demonstrations last week of trying to overthrow the Central Asian country's government.

Top Nepal court demands police justify reporter's arrest

Kathmandu - Nepal's top court Friday demanded an explanation from police over the arrest of a journalist at a protest outside government offices in Kathmandu, the latest incident to spark fears over free speech in the Himalayan nation.

Clashes as Chile students step up demos

Santiago - Hooded protesters pelted stones at police who fired tear gas and water cannons in the Chilean capital Thursday, as thousands of students staged fresh street rallies demanding free university education.

Yemen police kill one in Aden protests over power cuts

Aden - Police have opened fire to disperse dozens of Aden residents protesting power cuts in Yemen's second city, killing one, a local government official said on Sunday.

Thousands of Croatians march against abortion

Zagreb - Several thousand Croatians, including prime minister's wife, on Saturday joined an anti-abortion march in the capital, raising concerns among rights groups over a possible abortion ban by the conservative rulers.

Kosovo holds first ever gay pride march

Pristina - A few hundred people from Kosovo's gay and lesbian community held their first ever pride parade Tuesday, seeking acceptance and respect of their rights in the conservative society.

Spaniards march on anniversary of Indignados movement

Madrid - Thousands took to Madrid's streets to mark the fifth anniversary of the birth of Spain's Indignados movement, which shook the country's political system and sparked "occupy" movements around the world.

German police arrest 120 in anti-coal demonstrations

Deutschland - German police said Sunday they arrested 120 people following violent clashes between environmental activists and security personnel at anti-coal demonstrations in the east of the country.

New Bangladesh hit-list threatens teachers, politicians

Dhaka - Bangladesh police were Tuesday investigating a new hit-list that includes the head of a university, journalists and ruling party officials, after a series of gruesome killings.

Serbian opposition rallies against electoral 'fraud'

Belgrade - More than 1,000 people protested in Belgrade on Saturday against alleged electoral "fraud" at polls last weekend, at a rally organised by Serbia's main opposition parties.

Thousands demand justice for ex-slaves in Mauritania

Nouakchott - Thousands of people have marched for the rights of former slaves in Mauritania and to denounce injustice against them in the west African nation where slavery persists despite being officially abolished decades ago.

Geneva rejects Turkish request to remove picture of slain teen

Ginebra - Authorities in Geneva on Tuesday rejected a Turkish request to remove an exhibition picture that blames President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the death of a Turkish teen injured during anti-government demonstrations.

Iraqi MPs approve partial cabinet as thousands protest

Baghdad - Iraqi lawmakers approved five of the prime minister's candidates for a new cabinet on Tuesday after weeks of delays and chaos at parliament, as thousands of people demonstrated for reforms.

Turkey asks Geneva to remove picture linking Erdogan to dead teen

Ginebra - Turkey has asked authorities in Geneva to remove an exhibition picture that blames President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the death of a Turkish teen injured during anti-government demonstrations, a Swiss official said Monday.

Kenya demonstrators try to storm election commission

Nairobi - Police fired tear gas Monday to prevent opposition demonstrators -- including former premier Raila Odinga -- from storming the offices of Kenya's electoral commission to demand its dissolution.

Zimbabwe holds largest anti-Mugabe protest in years

Harare - Demonstrators in Zimbabwe held the largest protest against President Robert Mugabe in nearly a decade on Thursday, marching through central Harare demanding that the 92-year-old leader make a "dignified exit.

Turkish police fire tear gas at Besiktas fans: AFP

Istanbul - Turkish police on Monday used tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of supporters of top Istanbul side Besiktas who had gathered outside their new stadium to celebrate the first match at the venue, an AFP photographer said.

Tens of thousands of Colombians stage anti-government protest

Estanzuela - Tens of thousands of people protested in more than 20 cities across Colombia against President Juan Manuel Santos and his government's peace process with the FARC guerrillas.

Iraq's Sadr orders end to Baghdad Green Zone sit-in

Baghdad - Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr Thursday ordered his followers to end a two-week sit-in at Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone aimed at pressuring the government to carry out reforms.

Organisers cancel Sunday's Brussels attacks 'March Against Fear'

Brussels - The organisers of a "March Against Fear" planned for Sunday to mark the Brussels terror attacks said they had cancelled the event after the authorities asked them to do so because of security fears."We understand this request.
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Police officers blocking the protesters from walking on the road.