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Pakistan to ban party behind anti-France protests: minister

Islamabad - An extremist Pakistan political party responsible for paralysing swathes of the country with anti-France protests will be banned, a senior minister said Wednesday.

Pakistan anti-France protesters clash with police for second day

Lahore - Thousands of supporters of a Pakistan extremist party clashed with police for a second day Tuesday, demanding the release of their leader who was arrested after calling for the French ambassador to be kicked out of the country.

Brazil evangelicals protest Covid curbs on church services

Bras - Several hundred demonstrators marched in Brazil Sunday to protest a ruling by the Supreme Court allowing authorities to bar in-person religious services under Covid-19 restrictions.

Turkish police detain dozens of student protesters

Istanbul - Turkish police on Friday detained dozens of students protesting against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's appointment of a party loyalist as the head of a top Istanbul university.

Turkish Kurds in New Year protest over political repression

Diyarbakir - Tens of thousands of people gathered in the city of Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey on Sunday to celebrate the Kurdish New Year and protest against the repression of a pro-Kurdish opposition party.

Peru government, transport unions make deal to end strike

- The Peruvian government and transport unions, striking since Monday over fuel price increases, have reached an agreement to end the protests, authorities announced Saturday.

Protesters march in Spain demanding rapper's release

Madrid - Hundreds of demonstrators on Saturday rallied in cities across Spain, including Madrid and Barcelona, calling for the release of a controversial rapper, jailed in mid-February for tweets criticising the royal family and the security forces.

German police clash with Covid protesters

Kassel - German police clashed with protesters at a mass demonstration against coronavirus restrictions in the city of Kassel on Saturday, using water cannon, batons and pepper spray to disperse crowds.

Targeted in protests, Chile removes general's statue

Santiago - The statue of a 19th-century Chilean general was temporarily removed from a Santiago square Friday after being repeatedly vandalized during protests.

Clashes break out at Greek protest against police brutality

Athens - Greek police said an officer received serious head injuries as clashes broke out Tuesday evening at a protest of some 5,000 people in Athens against police violence.

Police officer seriously hurt in clashes break out at Athens protest

Athens - Greek police said an officer was seriously injured in the hoead as clashes broke out Tuesday evening at a protest of some 5,000 people in Athens against police violence.

Senegal tightens security as opposition leader faces court

Dakar - Senegal deployed armoured cars in the capital Dakar on Monday after days of deadly protests, as supporters of detained opposition leader Ousmane Sonko called for fresh demonstrations ahead of his latest court appearance.

Call for fresh protests in Senegal after deadly clashes

Dakar - A Senegalese opposition collective on Saturday called for fresh protests starting Monday, following days of clashes that have left at least four people dead.

Paraguay protests erupt over government handling of Covid-19

Asunci - Protestors angry over the Paraguay government's handling of the coronavirus crisis clashed with police late Friday, with shops ransacked and cars set on fire.

'Grandma Wong' leads brief reminder of Hong Kong's protest past

Fpo - Alexandra Wong disappeared for more than a year into mainland China's opaque judicial system because she joined Hong Kong's democracy rallies.

Thai police fire rubber bullets at protesters outside PM's residence

Bangkok - Thai police shot rubber bullets and used water cannon and tear gas against pro-democracy protesters in Bangkok Sunday at a rally outside a military barracks housing the prime minister's residence.

Rapper's arrest the last straw for Spain's young protesters

Barcelona - At Saturday's protest, a hood covers one young woman's hair, a mask her face.Only her dark eyes can be seen staring out at the latest demonstration in Barcelona against the jailing of Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel.

Cyprus to probe police force against protesters

Nicosia - Cyprus green-lighted an independent investigation on Monday after police were accused of using excessive force against protesters, leaving one woman reportedly needing eye surgery.

Indian activist detained for farmer protest guide tweeted by Greta Thunberg

New Delhi - An Indian climate activist has been arrested after she allegedly helped create a guide to the anti-government farmer protests that was tweeted by environmentalist Greta Thunberg.

Clashes at Cyprus protest over official graft, virus measures

Nicosia - Cypriot police used water cannon and tear gas in rare clashes with protesters, as hundreds demonstrated on Saturday against government corruption and coronavirus restrictions.

Haitian police fire tear gas on protesters

Port-au-prince - Haitian police fired tear gas on hundreds of protesters who were marching against President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, and attacked journalists covering the demonstration, in the latest clashes to mark the country's political crisis.

Row escalates between Twitter and India over blocking accounts

New Delhi - Twitter said Wednesday it had blocked some accounts in India over comments on mass farmers' protests in New Delhi, but the social media giant refused to shut down others despite the threat of criminal action by the government.

Turkey makes fresh arrests after US censure

Istanbul - Police detained dozens of protesters across several cities on Thursday after Turkey brushed aside US condemnation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's crackdown on a month of escalating student rallies.

Erdogan hits out at LGBT, students after protests

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday blasted the LGBT movement as incompatible with Turkey's values and compared student protesters to "terrorists", as a month of youth-driven rallies shook his rule.

Indian celebrities slam Rihanna for farmers' protest tweet

New Delhi - Indian celebrities on Wednesday hit back at pop superstar Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg for making social media comments about mass farmers' protests.

Hundreds protest Amazon expansion in France

Th - Hundreds rallied in several French towns on Saturday in protests against Amazon called by anti-capitalist and environmental groups, including at one site where the US e-commerce giant plans a massive warehouse.

Belgian cafe owner holds sleep-in to protest virus shutdown

Belgique - A fed-up cafe owner in Belgium is sleeping in her premises with little food, in protest at the months-long shutdown of her sector to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Thai royal defamation cases ramp up as protests pause

Bangkok - Thai authorities on Monday charged four democracy activists with royal defamation, with the protest movement rocking the kingdom put on hold because of a spike in coronavirus cases.

Students march in Istanbul against Erdogan university pick

Istanbul - Hundreds of Turkish students ignored police warnings and marched across Istanbul on Wednesday to protest President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's appointment of a loyalist as the head of a top university.

China trial of 'Hong Kong 12' begins as US decries 'tyranny'

Shenzhen - A group of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists who tried to escape the city by speedboat for sanctuary in Taiwan went on trial in China on Monday as the United States urged the immediate release of dissidents it says "fled tyranny".
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Some of the people and dogs at Charlee s Angels for the Animals rally on April 27  2014. Some of Sha...
Some of the people and dogs at Charlee's Angels for the Animals rally on April 27, 2014. Some of Shania's puppies.
Belgian police use water cannons against demonstrators in Namur  Belgium  January 29  2013.
Belgian police use water cannons against demonstrators in Namur, Belgium, January 29, 2013.
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Saturday in New York City during the Occupy Wall Street Protest
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Polish beekeepers & Anti-GMO protesters in Warsaw, Poland
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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.
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Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
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.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Madrid: Protest against the medieval & brutal  Toro de la Vega  event in Tordesillas - Saturday  Sep...
Madrid: Protest against the medieval & brutal 'Toro de la Vega' event in Tordesillas - Saturday, September 14, 2013.
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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.
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United Steelworkers figure.
SITE OF PROTEST: The elevated platform at BART s West Oakland station that caused Friday s temporary...
SITE OF PROTEST: The elevated platform at BART's West Oakland station that caused Friday's temporary system closure is shown.
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Inhabitants of Prey Lang demonstrating against the destruction of their forest.
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Even solar power walking lights
March Against Monsanto Edmonton  October 18  2014.
March Against Monsanto Edmonton, October 18, 2014.
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Sign by a Brazilian protester in Brazil: “Nobody eats A BALL. A stadium ISN’T a hospital. The World Cup ISN’T a school. Brazil ISN’T just Carnival.”
Protesters in Madrid  Spain - 29 March 2012
Protesters in Madrid, Spain - 29 March 2012
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Man with symbolic upside down umbrella on Avenue Saxe, Lyon.

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