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Kyrgyz opposition leader held for two months: govt

Bichkek - A court in ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan has jailed a prominent opposition leader for two months on corruption charges pending his trial, security services said Monday, after two days of protests in the fragile Central Asian country.

Protests and graffiti after Nfld. cop acquitted of sex assault

St. John's - There were protests and graffiti in St. John’s, Newfoundland after a police officer was acquitted of sexually assaulting a drunk women he met while on duty. Although the constable was acquitted of the criminal charge, he still faces disciplinary action.

Albanian opposition party vows to block parliament

Tirana - Albania's main opposition party said Thursday that it would boycott parliament in its efforts to oust Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama ahead of elections in June.

Topless Femen activist disrupts speech by France's Le Pen

Paris - A topless protester burst into a hall where French far-right leader Marine Le Pen had just begun delivering a foreign policy speech on Thursday, shouting "Marine, Pretend Feminist".

Clashes as French youths protest alleged police rape

Paris - French students protesting police brutality on Thursday blocked 16 Paris high schools and clashed with security forces three weeks after a black youth worker was allegedly raped with a police baton.

Hundreds protest Netanyahu in Australia

Sydney - Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrated in Sydney on Thursday against the first visit to Australia by an Israeli prime minister, branding Benjamin Netanyahu a "war criminal".

Hundreds protest Netanyahu in Australia

Sydney - Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrated in Sydney on Thursday against the first visit to Australia by an Israeli prime minister, branding Benjamin Netanyahu a "war criminal".

Hundreds protest Netanyahu in Australia

Sydney - Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrated in Sydney on Thursday against the first visit to Australia by an Israeli prime minister, branding Benjamin Netanyahu a "war criminal".

Thousands of anti-Trump protesters say 'not my president'

New York - About 10,000 anti-Trump protesters marched in New York to shouts of "not my president!" Monday, joined by others in cities across the United States on its Presidents' Day holiday.

160,000 join pro-refugee protest in Barcelona

Barcelona - Tens of thousands of people marched through Barcelona on Saturday urging the Spanish government to immediately meet its pledge to take in thousands of refugees.

Mexicans form 'human wall' along US border to protest Trump

Juarez - Thousands of Mexicans linked arms to form a "human wall" on their country's border with the United States, protesting President Donald Trump's plan to build a massive barrier between the countries.

Venezuelans to protest for opposition leader's release

Caracas - Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has called on his supporters to hold a "massive" protest on Saturday, after US President Donald Trump incensed Caracas by calling for his release.

Thousands protest in Panama against corruption

Panama - Thousands marched in Panama on Thursday to protest a scandal over huge bribes paid by a Brazilian company in exchange for public contracts.

Thousands of Romanian protesters return to streets

Bucharest - Tens of thousands of Romanians braved the cold and returned to the streets in protest on Sunday, calling on the government to resign as they accused it of attempting to water down anti-corruption laws."Thieves! Resign!

Thousands of Mexicans protest against Trump

Mexico - Tens of thousands of Mexicans protested Sunday against US President Donald Trump, hitting back at his anti-Mexican rhetoric and his pledges to make their country pay for his "big, beautiful" border wall.

Brazil police return to work after strike triggered violent chaos

Rio De Janeiro - Several hundred police returned to their patrols on Sunday after eight days of strikes in a southeastern Brazilian state that was plunged into violence during the work stoppage.

Thousands of Romanians march against government

Bucharest - Thousands of protesters braved the cold to march in Romania's main cities on Saturday, angered by government attempts to water down anti-corruption laws.

15,000 European Kurds protest for leader's release

Strasbourg - Some 15,000 people marched in the eastern French city of Strasbourg on Saturday demanding that Turkey release Kurdish separatist leader Abdullah Ocalan, as Europe's Kurds held their biggest annual gathering.

Brazil police strike on despite agreement

Rio De Janeiro - Relatives of police in Brazil blockaded law enforcement stations in a protest over pay despite an agreement to end an officers' strike and limited police presence in some of the southeastern state's cities.

Iraq cleric supporters demand electoral reform

Baghdad - Hundreds of supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr demonstrated in Baghdad on Wednesday to demand electoral reform ahead of a planned provincial vote in September.

Trump's America: A new realm of unpredictable protests

New York - New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco: the cities are many and so are the anti-Trump protests.

Thousands protest in US, Europe over Trump travel ban

New York - From London and Paris to New York and Washington, thousands of people took to the streets to protest US President Donald Trump's travel ban amid a fierce legal battle over the order.

Thousands in Europe march against Trump immigration ban

London - Thousands of Europeans enraged by US President Donald Trump's immigration ban demonstrated Saturday in cities across the continent, calling on Americans to "dump Trump" and vowing to fight his policies.

Bracing cold can't chill spirits of US anti-abortion marchers

Washington - They came by the busload, from cities in places like Iowa, Louisiana and North Dakota. Some felt inspired to march for the first time, while others were veterans of the annual event.

Pro-Kiev activists block railway to Ukraine's rebel-held east

Donetsk - Pro-Kiev protesters on Friday blocked a railway line into Ukraine's rebel-held east to protest against trade with Russian-backed separatists, their spokesman told AFP.

US anti-abortion activists seek to make gains under Trump

Washington - Anti-abortion activists are preparing to stage a major march in Washington on Friday to capitalize on right-wing political momentum and send an unequivocal message to their new powerful ally: Donald Trump.

US anti-abortion activists ready to raise their voices

Washington - Anti-abortion activists seeking to capitalize on political momentum will stage a major march Friday in Washington, aiming to send a loud message to their most powerful ally: the newest resident of the White House.

Thousands of Australians kick off anti-Trump Women's March day

Sydney - Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders on Saturday took to the streets in reaction to Donald Trump's inauguration, kicking off the Women's March day of global protest against the new US president.

'Hideous' Trump a 'disgrace' for European protesters

Paris - Terrifying, hideous, racist, atrocious and a "disgrace to humanity": Protesters around Europe pulled no punches in reacting to Donald Trump's inauguration as US president on Friday.

Anti-Trump protesters, attendees clash at Washington 'Deploraball'

Washington - Hundreds of protesters demonstrating against Donald Trump clashed with guests leaving an event in honour of the new US president in Washington late Thursday, prompting police to use chemical spray on the crowd.
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A sign from the Occupy L.A. protest.
A sign from the Occupy L.A. protest.
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An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain on July 22, 2014.
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Protest march in Warsaw, Poland against GMOs
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St. James Park
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Bottles representing contaminated water.
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
A snapshot of some peaceful protesters at the Toronto G20 protest on June 26  2010.
A snapshot of some peaceful protesters at the Toronto G20 protest on June 26, 2010.
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February 11  2012 - worldwide protests against the ACTA internet censorship treaty  Wien  Austria.
February 11, 2012 - worldwide protests against the ACTA internet censorship treaty, Wien, Austria.
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Protesters in Paris burn an Israeli flag
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Toronto mayor Rob Ford and his aides.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford and his aides.
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Protesters flock to Cairo's streets to protest the Egyptian government
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Protesters on Avenue Saxe, Lyon.
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Protesters at Unite Women's March in Baton Rouge, LA.
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Grand Circus park is now Occupy Detroit
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Protest in Madrid calling for the resignation of PM Mariano Rajoy
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