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Thousands march in Mexico for 43 missing students

Mexico - Thousands of people marched with the parents of 43 missing students in Mexico City, demanding that they be found alive on the second anniversary of their disappearance.The protesters chanted "we want them alive!

Marchers in Mexico City decry same-sex marriage

Mexico - Thousands marched in Mexico City Saturday against same-sex marriage, which President Enrique Pena Nieto supports, while hundreds of gay rights supporters rallied nearby."I think the government...

Polish doctors hit streets demanding higher wages

Varsovia - Thousands of doctors, nurses and hospital workers marched through central Warsaw Saturday demanding Poland's rightwing government spend more on public health, especially to hike notoriously low salaries.

2,000 protest in Romania over minister's immunity

Bucharest - Around 2,000 people protested in Romanian capital Bucharest late Thursday over the Senate's refusal to lift the immunity from prosecution of a former interior minister for "involuntary homicide".

Venezuela bus strike causes traffic chaos in Caracas

Caracas - Venezuelan bus drivers protesting their country's economic crisis parked their buses in the street on Wednesday, causing traffic chaos in Caracas and embarrassing President Nicolas Maduro, a former colleague.

French unionist to sue police after losing an eye during demo

Paris - A French union activist who lost an eye this week when protesters against labour reforms clashed with security forces said Saturday he was going to take legal action against the police."I am going to file an official complaint myself.

Zimbabwe anti-Mugabe activist speaks out after beating

Harare - Lying uncomfortably in his hospital bed, Zimbabwean anti-government activist Silvanos Mudzvova details the long list of injuries he suffered this week when abducted, beaten up and left for dead.

Zimbabwe police on alert for protests

Harare - Riot police were expected to be out in force in Zimbabwe on Saturday after protesters planned fresh demonstrations calling for electoral reform and the resignation of President Robert Mugabe.

Thousands protest for Mexican leader to 'resign now'

Mexico - Thousands of people protested in Mexico City, demanding that President Enrique Pena Nieto resign over his handling of drug violence, corruption and his meeting with Donald Trump.

New Venezuela protests after anti-Maduro recall delayed

Caracas - Banging empty pots, protesters in crisis-stricken Venezuela vented anger at the authorities Friday after a new delay in the process of calling a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro from power.

Clashes at new French demos over labour reforms

Paris - French riot police fired teargas and stun grenades Thursday in clashes in Paris with angry opponents of labour reforms, in the latest outbreak of violence over the controversial new laws.

French protesters in last-ditch bid to undo labour law

Paris - Opponents of France's controversial labour reforms took to the streets Thursday for the 14th time in six months in a last-ditch bid to quash the measures that lost the Socialist government crucial support on the left.

Argentine farmers give away produce in land protest

Buenos Aires - Argentine farmers gave away tonnes of produce in downtown Buenos Aires Wednesday as part of a protest to demand access to credits to buy land.

Modi urges calm in Indian tech hub after deadly protests

Bangalore - Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm Tuesday in the Indian tech hub of Bangalore which was placed under curfew after deadly violence erupted over a water dispute with a neighbouring state.

Seven police injured, 49 arrested in Chile coup commemorations

Santiago - Seven officers were injured and 49 people arrested as protesters erected barricades and clashed with police on the 43rd anniversary of the military coup that brought Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to power, the government said Monday.

Thousands protest in Mexico against gay marriage legalization

Mexico - Thousands of people marched throughout Mexico Saturday to protest President Enrique Pena Nieto's initiative to legalize gay marriage.

US inmates launch nationwide prison protests

Washington - Prisoners throughout the United States went on strike Friday, answering social media calls to protest prison living conditions in a mobilization whose magnitude remains difficult to assess.

Venezuela opposition protests a risky bet

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's opponents are betting on the power of the street as they try to force him from office, but their strategy could backfire.

Native Americans united by oil pipeline fight

Cannon Ball - Drive on a state highway along the Missouri River, amid the rolling hills and wide prairies of North Dakota, and you'll come across a makeshift camp of Native Americans -- united by a common cause.

Brazil's new president booed at Independence Day parade

Bras - Brazil's new president, Michel Temer, was booed at an annual military parade in the capital Brasilia on Wednesday, his first public outing since taking power last week."Out with Temer!" shouted protesters at the heavily policed ceremony.

Fresh protests press Maduro in tense Venezuela crisis

Caracas - Thousands of Venezuelans staged rival demonstrations Wednesday for and against President Nicolas Maduro in a new test of strength as the opposition pushes for a vote on driving him from power.

Violence erupts as Native Americans resist oil pipeline

Cannon Ball - Protesters camping near Native American lands in North Dakota to protest the construction of an oil pipeline clashed late Saturday with construction company workers they blamed for destroying ancient sites.

French farmers protest EU farm talks at Loire chateau

Chambord - Hundreds of struggling French farmers protested Friday outside a meeting of EU agriculture ministers at the giant Loire Valley chateau of Chambord.

Kosovo postpones controversial border deal vote

Pristina - Protesters in Kosovo cheered Thursday as the government withdrew a controversial draft law on a border demarcation agreement with Montenegro, saying a vote on the deal would be postponed indefinitely.

No Arab Spring in Zimbabwe: Mugabe warns protesters

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday warned that the Arab Spring style of protests would fall flat in Zimbabwe after police fired teargas and beat up protesters staging the latest of a string of highly charged demonstrations.

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas, beat anti-Mugabe marchers: AFP

Harare - Riot police in Zimbabwe fired tear gas, beat up several people and blocked off the site of an opposition demonstration on Friday, an AFP correspondent said, the latest in a string of protests to hit the country.

Poverty, hardship emboldens protesting Zimbabweans

Harare - A failing economy and deepening poverty have spawned a wave of sporadic anti-government protests in Zimbabwe, the likes of which have not been seen in years.

Thousands march over dissolved Ecuador teacher union

Quito - Thousands of demonstrators marched in Quito and other Ecuadoran cities Thursday against the socialist government of Rafael Correa and its dissolution of a public teachers' guild.

Gambian opposition says party member dies in custody

Banjul - A member of Gambia's main opposition has died in state custody, the United Democratic Party said Monday, in the second such case in five months.

Mass march against Chile's private pension system

Santiago - Hundreds of thousands of people protested Sunday against Chile's privatized pension system, a legacy of late dictator Augusto Pinochet that opponents say is leaving many retirees destitute.
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Rally for Retirement Security  March 2  2014
Rally for Retirement Security, March 2, 2014
Some of the people and dogs at Charlee s Angels for the Animals rally on April 27  2014.
Some of the people and dogs at Charlee's Angels for the Animals rally on April 27, 2014.
Demands of social change  Occupy Vancouver protest at Vancouver Art Gallery.
Demands of social change, Occupy Vancouver protest at Vancouver Art Gallery.
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.
Taken by Dafna Talmon a professional photographer who attended the June 22 23rd social justice demon...
Taken by Dafna Talmon,a professional photographer who attended the June 22 23rd social justice demonstrations in Tel Aviv Israel
Dafna Talmon
A common slogan that is being used during the Occupy protests
A common slogan that is being used during the Occupy protests
Protest march in Warsaw  Poland against GMOs
Protest march in Warsaw, Poland against GMOs
Julian Rose
An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in...
An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain on July 22, 2014.
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.
Protesters at Unite Women s March in Baton Rouge  LA.
Protesters at Unite Women's March in Baton Rouge, LA.
Sonya Bryskine  Falun Gong practitioner and ‘MC’  speaking at the rally.
Sonya Bryskine, Falun Gong practitioner and ‘MC’, speaking at the 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.
Christians gathered in prayer circles  singing hymns.
Christians gathered in prayer circles, singing hymns.
Protesters at Toronto s Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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.
Greenpeace
A man stands on the sidewalk with his sign.
A man stands on the sidewalk with his sign.
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.
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.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
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.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.