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Brazilians protest corruption, target president's ally

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians marched in cities across the country Sunday, protesting against corrupt politicians and fears that Congress will try to scupper a huge anti-graft probe.

Thousands protest Ortega's 'farce' re-election in Nicaragua

Managua - Thousands of Nicaraguans marched in their capital on Thursday to protest President Daniel Ortega's re-election last month, calling it an "electoral farce.

Anti-canal protesters accuse Nicaragua police of blocking convoy

Managua - Nicaraguan police fired teargas and rubber bullets at a convoy of people protesting a giant cross-country canal project that threatens to boot them off their land, according to organizers.

Brazilian Senate approves austerity after violent protest

Bras - Brazil's Senate approved the cornerstone of an austerity program aimed at putting the country's finances in order, but violent clashes between police and protesters highlighted growing tensions.

Jantar Mantar: India's protest street

New Delhi - At one end of a backstreet in downtown Delhi a group of women hold a vigil to demand rapists be executed, while at the other acolytes of a spiritual leader arrested for sexual assault demand his release.

Latin Americans march to condemn violence against women

Buenos Aires - Mass marches to condemn horrific violence against women swept Latin America on Friday, after a series of brutal murders stoked outrage over a long-smoldering problem in the region.

Marcos critics strip, parade coffins in Philippines

Manila - Critics of the Ferdinand Marcos regime staged a naked protest Friday, while others marched through the streets with a mock coffin to denounce the late dictator's burial at the Philippines' cemetery for heroes.

Tribal protesters with arrows try to enter Brazil's Congress

Bras - Brazilian police on Wednesday used pepper spray to force back about 300 protesters from indigenous tribes, some armed with bows and arrows, from entering Congress.

Protesters take over entrance to Brazil's presidency

Bras - Hundreds of indigenous people and traditional fishermen occupied the veranda outside the entrance to Brazil's presidential palace on Tuesday.

Protesters storm Brazil Congress demanding military coup

Bras - Dozens of rightwing protesters burst into Brazil's legislative chamber to demand a military coup.

Protesters storm Brazil Congress demanding military coup

Bras - Dozens of rightwing protesters burst into Brazil's legislative chamber on Wednesday to demand a military coup.

Belgian soldiers clash with police in pension protest

Brussels - Several thousand Belgian military personnel on Tuesday marched in the streets of Brussels over a rise in the pension age, at times clashing with police.

British prison officers strike over system 'in meltdown'

London - Thousands of British prison officers have stopped working in protest over a system "in meltdown", union leaders said Tuesday, prompting the government to take legal action to force them back on duty.

Venetians rally to fight city exodus

Venice - Several hundred citizens of Venice rallied on Saturday to draw attention to an exodus of residents that they fear is sucking the life out of the fabled Italian city.

'Million'-strong protest piles pressure on S. Korea president to quit

Seoul - Pressure on South Korea's scandal-hit president to resign escalated sharply Saturday, with organisers claiming a million-strong turnout at one of the largest -- and loudest -- anti-government protests the country has ever witnessed.

Hong Kong rallies against China wading into lawmaker row

Hong Kong - Thousands took to Hong Kong's streets Sunday after Beijing said it would step into an escalating row over whether two city lawmakers who advocate a split from China should be banned from taking up their seats.

Shocked by women's murders, Latin Americans fight back

Montevideo - Florencia was just 10 years old when her stepfather suffocated her with a plastic bag.Lucia was 16 when two men drugged her, raped her and fatally impaled her on a spike.

Fiery protests against Chile's private pension funds

Santiago - Chilean police used tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest Friday against the country's privatized pension system, which opponents say is leaving many retirees in poverty.

Brazilian police raid leftist opposition group: activists

S - A major leftist activist group said Friday that police burst into its training center in Sao Paulo, firing gunshots and briefly detaining members.

Morocco vows probe after protests over fish seller's death

Rabat - Moroccan authorities were promising Monday to investigate the death of a fish seller whose crushing in a rubbish truck sparked widespread demonstrations.

Thousands mourn Morocco fishmonger crushed in rubbish truck

Alhacemas - Thousands of Moroccans attended the funeral of a fishmonger whose gruesome death in a rubbish truck crusher has caused outrage across the North African country, with authorities vowing to punish those responsible.

Sisi promises to reexamine protest law

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said the government will look into revising an anti-protest law and take recommendations on releasing jailed youths.

Armed protesters who occupied Oregon refuge acquitted

Los Angeles - A group of armed protesters who led a takeover of a remote wildlife refuge in the western US state of Oregon have been acquitted by a jury of felony charges.

More than 20 hurt, 39 detained at Venezuela protests: rights group

Caracas - More than 20 people were injured and 39 were detained at anti-government protests in Venezuela on Wednesday, the head of a local rights group said.

Anti-Vietnam War activist Tom Hayden dies at 76

Washington - Peace activist Tom Hayden, whose radical views were at the forefront of the anti-Vietnam War movement in the 1960s, has died. He was 76.

Hollywood star Ruffalo calls Obama 'immoral' at climate rally

Los Angeles - Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo accused US President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for allowing fracking and other fossil fuel extraction while presenting himself as a green president.

Muslims in Italy protest over freedom to worship

Rome - Several hundred Muslims staged a protest prayer outside the Colosseum in Rome on Friday over what they see as unfair restrictions on their freedom to practise their faith in Italy.

Argentines protest teen girl's rape, killing

Buenos Aires - Dressed in black, thousands of Argentines took to the streets Wednesday to protest the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, the latest case of violence against women to shock the country.

New Franco sculptures get egged in Barcelona

Barcelona - The municipality of Barcelona on Monday unveiled a controversial exhibition on the late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, which was promptly met with a hail of eggs by angry opponents.

Clashes as Venezuela protesters seek Maduro recall

Caracas - Clashes broke out Wednesday between supporters and opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as opposition protesters sought to show momentum in their push to oust him in a referendum.
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Occupy Wall Street - 17 March 2012
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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.
On the eighth day of the occupation at Liberty Plaza in downtown Manhattan  thousands took to the st...
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Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism information picket concerning Canada s role in Iraq.
Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism information picket concerning Canada's role in Iraq.
Anti-Ethiopian government demonstration at Queen s Park during rally and march.
Anti-Ethiopian government demonstration at Queen's Park during rally and march.
Massive protest in Madrid  Spain on March 22  2014.
Massive protest in Madrid, Spain on March 22, 2014.
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Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
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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Previous protests in California, such as this one on May Day, had taken the opposite stance with some very different demographics involved.
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Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
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Protesters demonstrate in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2014, urging US President Barack Obama to impose sanctions on those responsible for human rights abuses against anti-government protesters in Venezuela
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Female student is intimidated. Captured by Richard Seck just prior to being attacked by security.
Female student is intimidated. Captured by Richard Seck just prior to being attacked by security.
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February 11  2012 - worldwide protests against the ACTA internet censorship treaty  Dresden  Germany...
February 11, 2012 - worldwide protests against the ACTA internet censorship treaty, Dresden, Germany.
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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.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Streetcar shooting protest at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto  Ontario.
Streetcar shooting protest at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario.
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament protesting in London  October 20  2012.
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament protesting in London, October 20, 2012.
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