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Rival UK protests held to support and oppose Tunnel migrants

Folkestone - Rival protests featuring those welcoming migrants and far-right wingers opposed to their presence were held in the British port town at the mouth of the Channel Tunnel on Saturday.

Iraqis protest over poor services, salty tap water

Basra - Hundreds of Iraqis demonstrated Saturday in the sweltering southern cities of Basra and Karbala as protests over the poor quality of water and electricity supply spread across the country.

Taiwan protesters vow to escalate action over student suicide

Taipei - Protesters who stormed Taiwan's education ministry after a student committed suicide vowed to escalate their action Friday as the government struggled to defuse the crisis sparked by "China-centric" changes to the school curriculum.

Hundreds protest in Taipei after student suicide

Taipei - Hundreds of protesters gathered in Taipei early on Friday calling for the education minister to resign after a student committed suicide, amid a deepening row over the island's "China-centric" school curriculum.

Colombia-Venezuela border closed after deadly clash

Estanzuela - A man was shot and killed during clashes between the Venezuelan national guard and merchants moving goods into Colombia, prompting authorities to shutter the main border crossing between the two countries.

Parents of 43 missing Mexican students demand new search

- Parents and relatives of 43 Mexican students missing for 10 months and presumed dead marched Sunday to demand the government resume the search for the young men.

Turkey policeman killed in Istanbul clashes

Istanbul - A Turkish policeman was killed on Sunday during clashes with protesters in the flashpoint Istanbul district of Gazi which have raged for the last three days following the death of a leftist activist during raids by the security forces.

Istanbul police, protesters clash in flashpoint district: AFP

Istanbul - Turkish protesters battled security forces on Sunday in intense clashes in a flashpoint Istanbul district where a leftist activist was killed during police raids earlier this week, an AFP photographer said.

Warsaw hosts rival pro- and anti-migrant protests

Varsovia - Two demonstrations were held in Warsaw Saturday, with participants in one welcoming migrants into their country while rival protesters chanted "no to migrants.

Turkey police use rubber bullets to disperse anti-IS protest: AFP

Istanbul - Turkish police on Friday used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a protest by hundreds of people in Istanbul to denounce violence by Islamic State group jihadists, an AFP photographer reported.

Beirut awash with trash after landfill protest

Birut - The humid summer air of Beirut has started to reek as uncollected trash piles up in the streets after protesters shut down Lebanon's largest landfill at a time of political paralysis.

Hong Kong 'bomb' suspects denied bail

Hong Kong - Four suspects charged over an alleged bomb plot in Hong Kong were denied bail Wednesday in a case which has been met with scepticism by pro-democracy campaigners.

Turkish police use tear gas on protesters

Istanbul - Turkish police on Tuesday fired tear gas and water cannon against hundreds of protesters who took to streets to condemn the deadly suicide attack in a border town, an AFP photographer reported.

Thousands rally in Georgia against Russian presence in breakaway regions

Tbili - Over 3,000 people took to the streets in Georgia on Saturday to protest what they called Moscow's occupation of the breakaway South Ossetia and Abkhazia regions.Carrying placards that read "Stop Russia!

Six dead as Egypt police clash with protesters: Ministry

Cairo - At least six people were killed on Friday in clashes between pro-Islamist protesters and Egyptian police in Cairo, the health ministry said.

Top court approves Istanbul development that sparked protests

Istanbul - Turkey's top administrative court has removed its block on the controversial redevelopment of an Istanbul park that in 2013 sparked the most serious anti-government protests in years, a pressure group said Thursday.

Riot police in Honduras scuffle with protesters

Tegucigalpa - Riot police in Honduras scuffled Thursday with hunger-striking protesters trying to march on the president's palace in the latest of a series of rallies seeking his resignation for alleged massive corruption.

Thai students to be released from jail, still face sedition charges

Bangkok - A group of Thai students detained over a peaceful anti-coup rally will be released from jail later Tuesday but still face prosecution over sedition charges, their lawyer said, in a case that has sparked international condemnation.

Demonstrators regroup after Armenian police break up protest

Yerevan - Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on a central square in the Armenian capital on Monday pledging to carry on protests over energy price hikes after police cleared a key artery they had blocked for weeks.

Thousands march against corruption-plagued Guatemala president

Guatemala City - Some 5,000 protesters marched night in downtown Guatemala City demanding the resignation of the country's corruption-plagued president, who lost a fight for immunity from prosecution earlier this week.

Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters

Yerevan - Armenian authorities launched a criminal investigation Friday into police officers involved in a brutal crackdown on demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes.

Ecuador tense with anti-govt protests ahead of papal visit

Quito - Just days before the hotly-anticipated visit of Pope Francis to Ecuador, the country's president has come under increasing pressure from opposition protests demanding his ouster.

Armenia president suspends electricity price hike after protests

Yerevan - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Saturday suspended a controversial hike in electricity prices but the move failed to appease protesters who vowed to keep up with the largest anti-government demonstrations the ex-Soviet nation has seen in years.

Thousands in anti-corruption march against Honduras president

Tegucigalpa - Tens of thousands of Hondurans marched Friday in Tegucigalpa, many with torches in hand, as they demanded the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez over an ongoing corruption scandal.

14 Thai students face seven years in jail for anti-junta rally

Bangkok - Fourteen Thai students were taken into custody Saturday after staging an anti-coup rally on charges that could see them jailed for seven years, as the ruling junta tightens its chokehold on dissent.

Armenian PM rejects protesters' demands as anger simmers

Yerevan - The Armenian government on Thursday refused to reverse a controversial electricity price hike, sparking fresh anger among thousands of demonstrators who have rallied in the capital for a week.

9,000 'Electric Yerevan' protesters flood Armenian capital

Yerevan - More than 9,000 demonstrators rallied in the Armenian capital on Wednesday, an AFP reporter said, defying police calls to abandon their protest against electricity price hikes and police violence.

6,000 rally in Armenia after police crackdown

Yerevan - Nearly 6,000 demonstrators rallied in the Armenian capital on Tuesday after riot police used water cannon to break up an earlier protest against electricity price hikes.Waving national flags and chanting "Shame!" and "No to robbery!

Venezuela anti-government march demands election date

Caracas - Marchers hit the Caracas streets Saturday to demand elections and the release of jailed Venezuelan opposition activists including figurehead Leopoldo Lopez, who has been on hunger strike since May 24.

Thousands demand Honduras leader resign in latest protest

Tegucigalpa - Thousands of angry protesters marched in the Honduran capital Friday for the fourth week in a row to demand President Juan Orlando Hernandez step down over a corruption scandal.
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Occupy Vancouver protest at Vancouver Art Gallery
Occupy Vancouver protest at Vancouver Art Gallery
Cops blocking people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked policemen arrested and beat down...
Cops blocking people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked policemen arrested and beat down protesters.
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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.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona s Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
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Demonstrators protest against tourism to Botswana at FITUR. © Iñaki Luis/Survival
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March Against Monsanto Edmonton, October 18, 2014.
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Rally for Retirement Security, March 2, 2014
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Some of the people and dogs at Charlee's Angels for the Animals rally on April 27, 2014.
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This shot taken in France shows the impact a cannon can have. The use of these has grown quite popular in Europe and now those hit may also be covered in water-based dye.
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File Photo: Anti-gay protesters from the notorious Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church demonstrate against marriage equality in San Francisco.
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Protest march in Warsaw  Poland against GMOs
Protest march in Warsaw, Poland against GMOs
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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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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square.
Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square.
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Women protest Namibian police intention to arrest girls wearing mini-skirts.
Women protest Namibian police intention to arrest girls wearing mini-skirts.
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Omnibus March Against Stephen Harper in Edmonton on March 1  2014.
Omnibus March Against Stephen Harper in Edmonton on March 1, 2014.
Hundreds of protesters gather at Toronto Old City Hall for Syria s National Day of Action.
Hundreds of protesters gather at Toronto Old City Hall for Syria's National Day of Action.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.