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Demonstrators dig migrant 'graves' in Berlin

Berlin - Around 5,000 people joined a Berlin demonstration on Sunday by a controversial protest group which dug mock graves in front of parliament to highlight Europe's deadly migration crisis, police said.

Berlin, Rome, Paris protesters say yes to migrants

Berlin - Thousands of people took to the streets in several European cities, in a show of solidarity with migrants seeking refuge in Europe and against austerity measures in debt-ridden Greece.

'Refugees welcome here,' say Berlin demonstrators

Berlin - Some 1,800 people took to the streets of Berlin on Saturday to express their solidarity with migrants seeking refuge in Europe and against austerity measures in debt-ridden Greece, local police told AFP.

Kenyans march for peace in terror-ravaged northeast

Garissa - More than a thousand young men and women from northeast Kenya began a 800 kilometre (500 mile) peace march this weekend against rampant insecurity and terrorism in the region.

Ecuador opposition mobilizes against inheritance tax plan

Quito - Rival protesters in Ecuador took to the street for the third night running to demonstrate over President Rafael Correa and a "redistribution of wealth" plan that would increase inheritance taxes.

Heavy police presence for G7 as protesters stage colourful demos

Garmisch-partenkirchen - Around 4,000 people staged colourful and largely peaceful protests under a very heavy police presence on Saturday on the eve of the G7 summit in southern Germany.

German police step up security checks ahead of G7 summit

Garmisch-partenkirchen - German police stepped up security checks Friday across a broad radius surrounding the venue for a Group of Seven summit at the weekend, as activists warmed up for protests against the gathering.

Israelis, Palestinians march for West Bank town set for demolition

Palestinian - Hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians marched Friday in support of a West Bank village slated for demolition, a plan they said epitomises the Israeli occupation.

More than 30,000 rally at anti-G7 kick-off demo in Bavaria

Munich - More than 30,000 people on Thursday kicked off protests against a G7 summit starting at the weekend in the southern German state of Bavaria, police said.

Brazil's new Right on the march

Bras - The teenage flag-bearer of Brazil's new Right, Kim Kataguiri, is marching on Brasilia as more conservative voices demand the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

Hip-hop power couple leverages wealth to bail out protesters

Baltimore - Hip-hop and R&B power-duo Jay-Z and Beyonce donated tens of thousands of dollars to bail out protesters jailed during demonstrations in Ferguson, Miss., and Baltimore, according to a source close to the couple.

Protesters vow to force out Macedonia PM as crisis deepens

Skopeia - Macedonia's opposition vowed to continue street protests after 20,000 people marched through the capital Skopje on Sunday demanding that the country's embattled Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski step down.

Over 20,000 call for Macedonian government to step down

Skopeia - More than 20,000 people rallied in Macedonia's capital on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's government which is grappling with a deep political crisis and an outbreak of violence.

Burundi protestors call one-day truce: protest leader

Bujumbura - Protestors demonstrating against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office on Friday announced a one-day truce.

Turkey acquits all 26 leaders of 2013 protests

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday acquitted more than two dozen activists who helped launch mass protests in 2013 against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after a trial slammed by rights campaigners.

Croatians with Swiss franc loans protest 'debt slavery'

Zagreb - Thousands of Croatians with loans denominated in Swiss francs took to the streets of Zagreb Sunday to protest the increased debt burden caused by a surge in the Swiss currency.

In the shadow of Greek prison, locals dread Golden Dawn trial

Atenas - They have learned to live with over 2,000 prisoners on their doorstep, some of them notorious extremists and hardened killers.

Outsourcing bill foments protest in Brazil

Bras - Brazilian police and demonstrators clashed Tuesday in the capital Brasilia during a march opposing a congressional bill to increase outsourcing in the workplace.

Spain anti-abortion rally flags vote challenge to govt

Madrid - Thousands of Spaniards marched in Madrid on Saturday warning the government that its decision to abandon plans to restrict women's access to abortion will cost it conservative votes in this year's general election.

40 Algerian police wounded in anti-shale gas protest

Alger - Forty police officers were wounded in clashes with demonstrators opposed to shale gas exploration in the Algerian Sahara, the Interior Ministry announced.

Italian anti-euro, anti-immigrant party holds rally in Rome

Rome - The rising star of the Italian right, Matteo Salvini, led a mass rally in support of his anti-immigration, anti-EU Northern League party in central Rome Saturday, as a counter-rally took place nearby.

Hundreds protest security law in Spain

Madrid - Hundreds of Spaniards marched in Madrid and similar protests were called in other cities on Saturday against a government plan to toughen penalties for unauthorised demonstrations.

Turks boycott schools, protest to demand secular education

Ankara - Secular Turks opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday boycotted schools and took to the streets to demand a secular education and denounce a claimed creeping Islamisation of the schools system.

Thousands gather in Athens to support anti-austerity government

Atenas - Thousands of people gathered in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on Thursday evening in support of the new government's efforts to renegotiate Greece's international loans and end austerity.

Hungarians rally against Orban ahead of Merkel visit

Budapest - Thousands of Hungarians took to the streets of Budapest Sunday seeking support from Chancellor Angela Merkel against their Prime Minister Viktor Orban a day ahead of the German leader's visit to the ex-communist nation.

35 arrests in Vienna as far-right ball demos held

Vienna - Police in Vienna arrested more than 30 people as thousands protested against a ball organised by far-right groups and politicians.

Thousands join anti-Islam rally as Germany worries about image

Berlin - Thousands of people joined a march by the German anti-Islamisation PEGIDA movement on Sunday, the group's first rally since threats surfaced against the group and its leader resigned over "Hitler" photos.

Thousands march in Venezuela over economic crisis, shortages

Caracas - Demonstrators against Venezuela's economic crisis -- facing sky-high inflation and shortages of food and consumer goods -- took to the streets in their thousands Saturday, banging pots and demanding an end to President Nicolas Maduro's term.

Spain attack victims slam government over ETA releases

Madrid - Hundreds of Spaniards rallied in Madrid on Saturday accusing the government of betraying them by allowing the release of jailed convicts from the armed Basque separatist group ETA.

Thousands march against PEGIDA in Germany

Berlin - More than 17,000 anti-racism demonstrators took to the streets in several German cities to voice opposition to the PEGIDA anti-Islamic movement, whose own weekly rally was cancelled over a terrorism threat.
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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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United Steelworkers march at Queen's Park rally.
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Demonstration against military advices at school in Berlin
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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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Iranian activist holding a sign.
A view of the G20 protest on June 26  2010 in Toronto.
A view of the G20 protest on June 26, 2010 in Toronto.
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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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Anti-US demonstration in Sydney, Australia
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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.
Toronto: Protesters rally against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford s policies.
Toronto: Protesters rally against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's policies.
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 innocent of his charges. Some think that his arrest is part of a grander scheme.
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People demonstrating in the streets of Maribor, Slovenia.
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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.
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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.