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Five held in clashes at London far-right demo

London - Police arrested five people on Saturday after clashes broke out during a demonstration by hundreds of people against the jailing of a former far-right leader for contempt of court.

Canadian anti-G7 protest thwarted by rogue balloon cam

La Malbaie - Canadian anti-G7 activists were on Friday reduced to appealing to authorities or bystanders to return their camera after they lost contact with a ballon deployed to hoist it aloft.

Moscow students make rare protest against World Cup

Moscow - Construction of the World Cup fan zone outside Moscow's top university is fuelling a rare protest in Russia as students worry thousands of partying football fans will destroy one of the capital's few green spaces.

Masaya, the front line in Nicaragua's violence

Masaya - From little boys with skinny arms to old women with creased faces, it seems everyone in Masaya, Nicaragua is ready to go to war.

'Human tragedy' of Nicaragua violence claims 121 lives: rights group

Managua - At least 121 people have been killed in a wave of protests since April 18 against President Daniel Ortega's government, Nicaragua's main human rights group said Tuesday, calling it a "human tragedy.

Rights group says 121 dead in weeks of Nicaragua protests

Managua - At least 121 people have been killed in a wave of protests since April 18 against President Daniel Ortega's government, Nicaragua's main human rights group said Tuesday.

Nicaraguan govt calls for new talks after 5 more protest deaths

Managua - Nicaragua's government urged its opponents Monday to return to the negotiating table, after a night of clashes between police and protesters left five more people dead in the country's escalating crisis.

At least five killed overnight in Nicaragua unrest

Managua - At least five more people have died in the flashpoint city of Masaya during a night of clashes between police and anti-government protestors, a human rights group said Monday.

Ortega wants armed conflict in Nicaragua: ex-comrade

Managua - The anti-government protests sweeping Nicaragua began in what might seem a relatively harmless way: with elderly demonstrators marching against a since-abandoned pension reform that slashed their benefits.

Who are the paramilitaries attacking Nicaragua's protesters?

Masaya - The anti-government protesters who have barricaded themselves into the Nicaraguan city of Masaya aren't sure who is firing bullets at them from above.But whoever they are, they are well-trained and shoot to kill, they say.

Hong Kong independence duo given jail term for parliament chaos

Fpo - Two Hong Kong independence activists who were stripped of their status as lawmakers in 2016 were sentenced to four weeks in prison Monday for their role in a fracas that disrupted proceedings in the city's parliament.

Pope calls for dialogue as Nicaragua violence escalates

Managua - Pope Francis called Sunday for dialogue in Nicaragua after new clashes killed at least seven people, the latest bloodshed in weeks of anti-government protests that have left more than 100 dead.

Nicaragua cop mourns son's death in anti-govt protests

Managua - Like many Nicaraguans, police inspector Armando Reyes was shocked by the image of a young protester with blood seeping from his head being taken to the hospital on a motorcycle by his friends.

Turkey protesters mark five years since mass anti-Erdogan rallies

Istanbul - Hundreds of opponents of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday marched through the centre of Istanbul to mark five years since mass rallies broke out in a major challenge to his rule.

Tear gas as French police launch new assault on protest camp

Notre-dame-des-landes - More than 1,500 French riot police launched Thursday a second operation to clear anti-capitalist protesters who have been squatting on the site of a planned new airport for a decade.

'No means no!': Chilean students condemn sexual violence

Santiago - Thousands of women chanted "No means no!" during a march in Santiago Wednesday called by students to protest sexual abuse and harassment, part of a new feminist wave sweeping Chile.

Protests in Spain to demand funds to fight domestic violence

Madrid - Hundreds of people took to the streets of Madrid and Barcelona on Wednesday to demand the Spanish government fulfil its promise to finance an ambitious plan to fight domestic violence.

French university exams halted for hundreds as protests persist

Paris - Hundreds of French students saw their end-of-term exams suspended Monday as protesters blocked access to two universities, the latest in months of demonstrations against the government's plans to introduce more selective admission requirements.

Nicaragua president accepts bishops' conditions for dialogue

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Friday accepted conditions of the country's bishops to initiate dialogue after protests that left dozens of people dead.

UN seeks to investigate Nicaragua protest deaths

Geneva - The UN rights office on Friday asked Nicaragua to allow it to carry out an investigation into "credible" reports that at least 47 people, most of them students, have been killed since a wave of protests began there last month.

Migrants in Mexico stage colorful anti-Trump protest

Tijuana - In Mexico, there is a particularly colorful insult reserved for the mother of someone who has deeply offended you.

Mexico indigenous group vows election boycott in land dispute

Huilacatitlan - Members of Mexico's Wixarika indigenous group threatened Wednesday to boycott the country's upcoming elections and block all access to their communities if vast swathes of their ancestral lands are not returned.

Tens of thousands protest anew in Nicaragua

Managua - Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to Nicaragua's streets Wednesday, rallied by students demanding justice, democracy and the departure of President Daniel Ortega.

Anger on the barricades at France's student sit-ins

Saint-denis - Behind the graffiti-smeared barricades at universities across France, there is simmering anger among students staging sit-ins against President Emmanuel Macron -- and a good deal of eye-rolling from some of their classmates.

Tens of thousands stage anti-Macron protest in Paris

Paris - Depicting the object of their ire as Napoleon, Dracula, Jupiter, a banker-king and Margaret Thatcher, tens of thousands marched through central Paris on Saturday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's sweeping reforms, a year after he took offi...

Thousands stage anti-Macron protest in Paris

Paris - Thousands of people demonstrated in central Paris on Saturday amid a heavy police presence to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's sweeping reforms, a year after he came to office.

Six students hurt in clashes with police in Nicaragua

Managua - At least six students were hurt Thursday when Nicaraguan police and civilian supporters raided a university searching for activists calling for the ouster of President Daniel Ortega, a protest movement spokeswoman said.

Anti-elitist protest shuts top French university

Paris - One of France's most prestigious universities was forced to shut Thursday after student protesters staged a campus occupation against government plans to make higher education more competitive.

Behind the barricades: images from protest-hit French universities

Paris - Anti-capitalist graffiti on the walls, broken furniture and piles of litter: protests by students in French universities have blocked teaching and led to hundreds of thousands of euros' worth of damage in recent weeks.

Honduras police fire tear gas at May 1 demonstrators

Tegucigalpa - Riot police fired tear gas on Tuesday to disperse thousands of May 1 demonstrators in Honduras' capital staging an opposition-led protest against President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
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Protest signs in London, relating to outrage over government cuts to education
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Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
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A shot of the violence taking place in Ecuador after the government announced austerity measures.
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People's Pea Garden protest
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Málaga and Fuengirola 15m supporters in the plaza in Fuengirola.
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A protest against Israel's attack on the Gaza aid flotilla in New York
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OWS and American Turks take Zucotti Park in support of the people of Turkey - June 1, 2013
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The camp library at Occupy Detroit
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Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
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Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton, July 8, 2014.