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50 years on, shockwaves of Olympic 'Black Power' protest still rumble

Los Angeles - Fifty years after raising clenched fists in protest during the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, the shockwaves unleashed by John Carlos and Tommie Smith's salute of defiance are still rippling around the sporting world.

Paper bomb attack on Italy's far-right League

Rome - The head of Italy's far-right League on Saturday shrugged off a paper bomb attack on a local party office, a day after demonstrators burned his effigy in the first large protests since the coalition government took power.

Arrests on US Capitol steps ahead of vote on top judge

Washington - Police on Saturday began arresting protesters who had gathered just feet (meters) from the entrance to the United States Capitol building, despite a barricade blocking off the area, as legislators inside prepared to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the...

Mexico marks 50 years since student massacre

Mexico - Veterans of Mexico's 1968 student movement and younger generations of activists marched Tuesday in Mexico City to remember the day 50 years ago when army troops massacred hundreds of people at a peaceful protest.

Mexico marks 50 years since student massacre

Mexico - Mexico marked the 50th anniversary Tuesday of the day when army troops massacred hundreds of student demonstrators just days before the 1968 Olympics -- one of the darkest episodes in a year of global turbulence.

Thousands rally in Armenia as PM says will resign

Yerevan - Thousands of Armenians heeded a call by reformist Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to protest in the capital Yerevan on Tuesday as MPs approved a bill making it harder to disband parliament and hold snap elections.

Protest in Hong Kong over China suppression

Fpo - Protesters marched in Hong Kong Monday against suppression by Beijing as fears grow that freedoms in the semi-autonomous city are seriously under threat.

Thousands in first big protest against Burkina leader

Ouagadougou - Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets of the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou on Saturday, the first major protest against the leadership of President Roch Marc Christian Kabore.

German police suspend anti-coal evictions after journalist dies

Berlin - The German authorities on Wednesday suspended an operation to evict protesters, holed up in forest treehouses to block the expansion of an open-pit coal mine, after the death of a journalist.

Germany's Kurds criticise 'ban' on Erdogan protest

Berlin - Germany's large Kurdish community said Monday it had been "banned" by Berlin authorities from holding a rally at the Brandenburg Gate during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this month.

Turkey fires tear gas at Istanbul airport workers: report

Istanbul - Turkish security forces on Friday fired tear gas at construction workers at Istanbul's new airport who were protesting dangerous working conditions at the site as it prepares to open for business next month, local media reported.

Pussy Riot says activist hospitalised, 'poisoned'

Moscow - An activist from the Russian protest group Pussy Riot who staged a pitch invasion during the 2018 football World Cup final in Moscow has been hospitalised with suspected poisoning, members of the punk collective said Thursday.

German police evict forest activists in anti-coal fight

Kerpen - German activists living in treehouses to protect an ancient forest from being razed for a nearby coal mine on Thursday vowed to resist as police began evicting them, in a major escalation of the long-running environmental battle.

Under fire, Iraq PM visits Basra after deadly violence

Basra - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sought to ease tensions in Iraq's oil-rich south on Monday with a visit to Basra, rocked by deadly protests over alleged corruption and government neglect.

Venezuela calls march against US after reported coup bid

Caracas - Venezuela's government announced it would hold a massive march Tuesday against US meddling after reports that US officials met secretly with Venezuelan military officers to discuss plans to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Global climate protests peak in San Francisco

San Francisco - A climate protest rolling across the world's time zones Saturday peaked in San Francisco, where thousands marched in a bid to shame political leader into stepping up action on global warming.

Death toll in Iraq's Basra protests climbs to 12

Basra - At least 12 people have been killed in several days of protests over the lack of public services in Iraq's southern city of Basra, the health ministry said on Saturday.

Greek migrant camp workers strike to protest overcrowding

Mytilene - Workers at a camp for migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos said Friday they will go on strike to protest overcrowding, as the government conceded conditions were "near impossible".

Iraq parliament to meet after protesters torch Iran consulate

Basra - Iraqi protesters on Friday torched the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Basra in fresh demonstrations over poor public services after parliament called for an emergency session on the unrest.

Thousands protest in Iraq's Basra after curfew scrapped

Basra - Thousands of people protested on Thursday outside local government offices in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, partly damaged by fire in demonstrations that have seen seven people killed this week.

Saudi prince rejects speculation over royal family rift

Apo - Saudi King Salman's brother has played down controversial remarks he made to anti-Saudi protesters in London that sparked furious speculation about possible discord within the royal family.

Chinese police arrest 46 after violent protest over schooling

Bejing - Police in central China said Sunday they arrested nearly 50 people after a violent protest sparked by dissatisfaction with the local school system.

Hunger striking Russian activist hospitalised a second time

Moscow - Kremlin critic Sergei Udaltsov who went on hunger strike after being jailed for 30 days for burning portraits of Russian leaders was hospitalised again on Sunday, his wife said.

Istanbul police break up landmark Turkish mothers' protest

Istanbul - Istanbul police on Saturday broke up a regular demonstration by Turkish mothers remembering the disappearance of relatives in the 1980s and 1990s, detaining over 20 people as participants marked the 700th such weekly protest.

One dead in Nepal protest over rape, murder of teen

Kathmandu - One person was killed and dozens injured in Nepal when police opened fire on protesters demanding action over the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, officials said Saturday.

Rohingya's protest for 'justice' on crackdown anniversary

Cox's Bazar - Thousands of Rohingya refugees staged protests for "justice" Saturday on the first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown that forced them to flee to camps in Bangladesh.

Facing criticism, Romania's kingpin cries conspiracy

Bucharest - Faced with criticism of police violence against a massive anti-corruption protest, Romania's ruling party strongman Liviu Dragnea has raised eyebrows with a string of bizarre, unsubstantiated claims including a "failed coup" and an assassination plot.

Morocco king pardons 188 people linked to Hirak protests

Rabat - Morocco's King Mohammed VI has pardoned a total of 188 people linked to the "Hirak" protest movement on the occasion of Islam's Eid al-Adha religious feast, the National Council on Human Rights said Tuesday.

Romanian PM denounces protests, defends police

Bucharest - Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has written a letter to the EU describing last week's protests in Bucharest as an attempt to overthrow the government and defending the handling of the demonstrations by the police, Romanian media reported on Fr...

Hundreds rally in Moscow to demand release of 'extremist' teens

Moscow - Hundreds of people, many clutching stuffed toys, rallied in Moscow on Wednesday to demand the release of two teenagers accused of "extremism" in a case they say is part of a growing Kremlin crackdown on Russian youth.
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Pro-Palestinian demonstrators spray fumes with the colours of the Palestinian flag  on the Republiqu...
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators spray fumes with the colours of the Palestinian flag, on the Republique square in Paris, during a banned demonstration against Israel's military operation in Gaza, on July 26, 2014
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March Against Monsanto Edmonton, October 18, 2014.
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Saturday in New York City during the Occupy Wall Street Protest
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Occupy Vancouver protestors pack up their former Occupy site and move one block away to the grounds of the provincial courthouse.
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Thailand protesters, known as red shirts, march through Bangkok and vow to topple the Thai government
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Man with symbolic upside down umbrella on Avenue Saxe, Lyon.
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Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
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Police brutally attacked protesting students in Valencia.
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A protest in Damscus, Syria
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Farmers in Poland protest against sale of farmland to foreign multinationals.
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Gagged protestors, some holding images of self-immolation deaths.
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A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
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Sonya Bryskine, Falun Gong practitioner and ‘MC’, speaking at the rally.
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Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
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A protest march was held in Fuengirola on April 13 to protest the Town Hall's decision to hold the Day of the Dog on the Day of the Second Republic of Spain.
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As protesters raised angry voices outside of Toronto's City Hall tonight the city council passed the 2012 budget.
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The lone protester, Province House, Charlottetown PEI, Prince William and Kate Canadian tour, July 2011
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Protests against worldwide NSA surveillance in Germany.
Protests against worldwide NSA surveillance in Germany.
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