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German police warn social media stars after Berlin brawl

Berlin - German police warned social media stars Friday to rein in their followers after making several arrests during a brawl in Berlin when fans of two YouTubers squared off.

Bouteflika party says it backs Algeria protests

Alger - The party of ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Wednesday it supports protesters' calls for change while backing his call for dialogue to overcome the country's political crisis.

Hamas crackdown quells Gaza demos, but protest calls persist

Gaza - Gaza has seen regular protests along the Israeli border for the past year, but new demonstrations in recent days have been much less to the liking of the strip's rulers Hamas.

US envoy leads protest over anti-Israeli 'bigotry' at UN council

Geneva - The US ambassador to Germany led protests outside the UN Monday over what he termed the "bigotry" faced by Israel at the Human Rights Council, as nations weighed condemnations of the Jewish state.

French govt admits security 'flaws' in violent Paris riots

Paris - The French government admitted Sunday its security measures had been "insufficient" to stem an arson and looting rampage by black-clad anarchists during a "yellow vest" protest along the famous Champs-Elysees in Paris.

Protesters block Serbian presidential palace

Belgrade - Thousands of demonstrators rallied around Serbia's presidential palace in Belgrade on Sunday, accusing President Aleksandar Vucic of authoritarianism and muzzling the media.

Traders say 80 businesses hit in 'yellow vest' rampage

Paris - Some 80 shops and businesses on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris were vandalised this weekend when "yellow vest" protesters went on the rampage, with about 20 looted or torched, retailers said on Sunday.

Serbia opposition supporters invade state-run TV

Belgrade - Opponents of Serb President Aleksandar Vucic broke into the state-run RTS television building on Saturday, demanding to address the population, in images aired live.

Police and protesters clash outside Albanian parliament

Tirana - Police in Albania used tear gas and water cannon against stone-throwing anti-government demonstrators in the capital Tirana Saturday, as they tried to force their way into the parliament building.

Paris luxury stores looted, burned in 'yellow vest' riots

Paris - Rioters looted and torched shops and businesses on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on Saturday, on the 18th weekend of French "yellow vest" protests, characterised by a sharp increase in violence after weeks of dwindling turnout.

Yellow vest 'ultimatum' rally turns violent in Paris

Paris - After weeks of declining participation, France's "yellow vest" protest movement attempted to rebound on Saturday with a major rally in Paris which quickly turned violent.

Hundreds of thousands join world youth climate demo

Montr - Hundreds of thousands of young people skipped school across the globe on Friday to march through the streets for an international day of student protests aimed at pushing world leaders into action on climate change.

Students at UN stage 'die-in' to protest climate inaction

New York - Dozens of young climate change activists staged a "die-in" in front of the United Nations on Friday, lying sprawled on the pavement to draw attention to the lethal consequences of global warming.

Global climate rally kicks off with kids Down Under

Wellington - A global day of student protests aimed at spurring world leaders into action on climate change to protect the planet for future generations kicked off in Australia and New Zealand Friday.

Guaido calls mass demos in Venezuela to protest blackout

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for mass demonstrations throughout the country on Tuesday to protest against a blackout that has left millions without power for the past four days.

Algeria's Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term

Alger - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his withdrawal Monday from a bid to win another term in office and postponed an April 18 election, following weeks of protests against his candidacy.

Algeria's Bouteflika drops bid for fifth term after protests

Alger - Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced Monday he is dropping his bid for a fifth term in office, scrapping the upcoming elections altogether after weeks of protests against his candidacy."Peacefully, we have overthrown the puppet!

Egypt's Sisi warns against dangers of protesting

Apo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned Sunday against the dangers of protesting, in the wake of widespread demonstrations in Algeria and neighbouring Sudan.

10,000 protesters join Algeria demo in Paris

Paris - Around 10,000 Algerian-origin protesters rallied in Paris on Sunday, police said, in a demonstration against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, calling on him not to seek another term in office in next month's election.

Thousands protest Russia's 'internet isolation'

Moscow - Thousands of people rallied against Russia's increasingly restrictive internet policies Sunday which critics say will eventually lead to "total censorship" and isolate the country from the world.

Algeria sends plane to Geneva where Bouteflika being treated

Geneva - An Algerian government plane that transported the country's ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to Switzerland for treatment two weeks ago returned to Geneva Sunday.

Algeria museum vandalised during protests: ministry

Alger - Algeria's oldest museum, home to some of the country's most valuable art, was vandalised during protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, the culture ministry said Saturday.

Algerian lawyers march against Bouteflika election bid

Alger - Hundreds of Algerian lawyers staged a demonstration Thursday in Algiers against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's re-election bid, saying his ill health should disqualify him from the race.

Algerians eager for change but wary of new Arab Spring

Tunis - Massive protests that have gripped Algeria might resemble another Arab Spring but those seeking democratic change are mindful of history and want to avoid more upheaval, analysts say.

Social media breaks 'wall of fear' for Algeria protesters

Apo - Tens of thousands of Algerians have rallied against their president's bid for a fifth term in office, spurred on by social media which one observer says has helped "break the wall of fear".

Algerian army chief vows to secure protest-hit country

Alger - Algeria's army chief on Tuesday pledged to guarantee the country's security following mass demonstrations against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term in office.

Students at Algiers rally say 'No' to Bouteflika 5th term

Alger - Hundreds of students from universities across Algeria on Tuesday marched in the capital to protest against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's determination to run for a fifth term in April elections.

Algeria's Bouteflika sacks campaign manager: state media

Alger - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked his veteran campaign manager Saturday, state media reported, following mass protests against the ailing leader's decision to stand for a fifth term in office.

Algeria since Bouteflika confirmed bid for 5th term

Alger - The confirmation on February 10 that Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika would contest a fifth term sparked a series of protests in the North African country.Here is a timeline.

Dozens of police hurt as tens of thousands protest in Algeria

Alger - Dozens of police officers were hurt in clashes between protesters and police in the Algerian capital Friday, as tens of thousands rallied against a fifth term for ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
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Students from High School St. Rom joined the protest  as they most likely didn t have school today.
Students from High School St. Rom joined the protest, as they most likely didn't have school today.
Anti-abortionist at Broadway SkyTrain station  intersection of Broadway and Commercial  Vancouver  C...
Anti-abortionist at Broadway SkyTrain station, intersection of Broadway and Commercial, Vancouver, Canada.
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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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.
Military protest in Lisbon  Portugal on November 10  2012
Military protest in Lisbon, Portugal on November 10, 2012
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Protesters block entry to the European Central Bank on Friday  May 31  2013.
Protesters block entry to the European Central Bank on Friday, May 31, 2013.
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File photo: Demonstration by Unite Against Fascism in  Leeds
File photo: Demonstration by Unite Against Fascism in Leeds
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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.
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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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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Occupy Wall Street: Thousands of people packed shoulder-to-shoulder into Liberty Plaza on September ...
Occupy Wall Street: Thousands of people packed shoulder-to-shoulder into Liberty Plaza on September 30th, 2011. A large handmade flag was presented to the crowd for the first time. This would be later carried through the streets of lower Manhattan in a march to Police Plaza
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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.
DANGEROUS: Protesters in Paris last August demand the release of Kurds and Yazidis captured by Islam...
DANGEROUS: Protesters in Paris last August demand the release of Kurds and Yazidis captured by Islamic State radicals in Iraq and Syria.
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United Steelworkers march at Queen s Park rally.
United Steelworkers march at Queen's Park rally.
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.
18J - Spaniards in 30 cities across Spain protested against Government corruption and called for Raj...
18J - Spaniards in 30 cities across Spain protested against Government corruption and called for Rajoy's resignation - Puerta del Sol, Madrid.
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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.
Today  Gandhi would be considered a terrorist - seen in Malaga.
Today, Gandhi would be considered a terrorist - seen in Malaga.
Sonya Bryskine  Falun Gong practitioner and ‘MC’  speaking at the rally.
Sonya Bryskine, Falun Gong practitioner and ‘MC’, speaking at the rally.

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