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Tear gas, scuffles mar latest Paris anti-labour reforms protest

Paris - French police fired tear gas at stone-throwing protesters on Tuesday during the latest march in Paris against the Socialist government's labour reforms.

Strike shuts Eiffel Tower to tourists again

Paris - Paris' most recognisable monument will remain closed to visitors on Tuesday as Eiffel Tower staff joined strike action against controversial labour reforms.

Turkey police fire rubber bullets at banned Gay Pride parade

Istanbul - Turkish riot police in Istanbul on Sunday fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters defying a ban on the city's Gay Pride parade.

Who fired first? Mexico town recalls police clash

Asunci - Oscar Luna's coffin lay in the living room, surrounded by flowers, while a folk band sang outside for the Mexican man who was among eight killed during weekend clashes involving police.

UN rights body condemns violence in Mexico protests

- The United Nations human rights office called on Tuesday for an impartial investigation into deadly demonstrations in Mexico as the government announced talks with protesting teachers to prevent more violence.

Mexico probes if police bullets killed protesters

- Mexican authorities said Monday they were conducting autopsies on six people who died during clashes between officers and teachers to determine if any were killed by police bullets.

Turkish president condemns attack on rock fans

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday condemned Islamists who attacked rock fans at a music store in Istanbul, but also said it was "wrong" for fans to have consumed alcohol in public during Ramadan.

Six die, 100 injured in Mexico teacher protests

Oaxaca De Ju - At least six people were killed, including a journalist, and more than 100 injured in southern Mexico when unknown gunmen opened fire during clashes between police and teachers, authorities said.

Protesters rally against U.S. military on Okinawa

Naha - Tens of thousands rallied Sunday on the Japanese island of Okinawa to protest against the heavy US military presence and violent crimes by American personnel that have angered residents for decades.

Protesters rally against U.S. military on Okinawa

Naha - Thousands of demonstrators rallied on the Japanese island of Okinawa on Sunday against the heavy US military presence and violent crimes by American personnel that have angered residents for decades.

Istanbul police break up demo against Radiohead attack

Istanbul - Turkish police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets late Saturday to disperse hundreds of people protesting after Islamists attacked Radiohead fans for attending an album launch during Ramadan.

Mexican teachers protest over reform, arrests

- Thousands of Mexican teachers from a radical union marched in Mexico City to protest an education reform and the arrest of two of their leaders.

Thousands protest massive development in Serbian capital

Belgrade - Thousands protested in the Serbian capital on Saturday, accusing the authorities of theft and violence connected to plans to redevelop a popular area of Belgrade.

Venezuela police fire tear gas on demo, lawmaker hurt

Caracas - A top Venezuelan opposition lawmaker was injured when police fired tear gas and forcefully broke up protesters demanding the authorities move forward with a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela police fire tear gas on demo, lawmaker hurt

Caracas - A top Venezuelan opposition lawmaker was injured Thursday when police fired tear gas and forcefully broke up protesters demanding the authorities move forward with a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro.

Turkish protesters, police clash over threats against opposition chief

Istanbul - Turkish police on Thursday fired rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Istanbul to protest against threats made to the head of the main opposition party.

Venezuela opposition claims first win in recall drive

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition cleared its first hurdle Tuesday in its uphill race to call a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, whom it blames for driving the country to the brink of collapse.

Venezuela opposition in new protests for recall vote

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition held new protests Monday, seeking to convert widespread anger over food shortages and economic havoc into pressure for a referendum on removing embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

Crackdown on small protest shows tension in Venezuela

Caracas - The protesters outside Venezuela's presidential palace only numbered in the dozens, but the ruthless efficiency with which hundreds of soldiers and police broke them up showed the tension gripping the country.

Two die, dozens injured in Colombia farmer protests

Estanzuela - Two people were killed and dozens injured Thursday in Colombia as more than 30,000 farmers joined a growing anti-government protest, blocking roads and clashing with police, officials said.

Venezuelan security forces fire tear gas at protesters

Caracas - Venezuelan soldiers and police fired tear gas to break up a protest against President Nicolas Maduro outside the presidential palace on Thursday, AFP correspondents said.

Brazilian women protest 'culture of rape'

S - Thousands of Brazilian women protested against a "culture of rape" they blamed for the shocking case of a 16-year-old girl allegedly sexually assaulted by more than 30 men.

Istanbul locked down on anniversary of 2013 demos

Istanbul - Turkish police on Tuesday detained several activists and imposed a heavy security blanket in Istanbul on the third anniversary of protests that posed the biggest challenge to the rule of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Belgium faces worsening strikes and rail chaos

Brussels - Belgium faced growing disruption on Tuesday after public sector staff halted work in protest at the centre-right government's austerity plans, adding to ongoing strikes on the rail system and in prisons.

American charged over police car attack in Paris protests

Paris - A 27-year-old American man has been charged in connection with the torching of a police car while two officers were inside during a protest in Paris last week, prosecutors said Sunday.

Kazakhstan accuses protesters of trying to oust government

Astana - Oil-rich Kazakhstan on Friday accused organisers of anti-land reform demonstrations last week of trying to overthrow the Central Asian country's government.

Iraq forces fire tear gas as thousands protest in Baghdad

Baghdad - Security forces fired tear gas as thousands of protesters gathered in central Baghdad on Friday and attempted to head to the Green Zone, a fortified area they have breached twice.

Disabled protesters clash with police in Bolivia

La Paz - Bolivian police fired water cannons Wednesday at disabled protesters, many of them wheelchair-bound, who tried to get near the presidential palace to demand increased benefit payments.

Huge pro-Mugabe march in Zimbabwe capital

Harare - Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans marched through Harare on Wednesday in support of veteran President Robert Mugabe after the main opposition party staged a rally last month calling for him to resign.

Major opposition rally banned in Congo after Kabila ruling

Kinshasa - Public demonstrations have been banned in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Tuesday, ahead of a planned opposition rally to denounce a controversial court ruling allowing President Joseph Kabila to remain in power beyond his man...
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Protest against the new education system in Hong Kong  July 29  2012.
Protest against the new education system in Hong Kong, July 29, 2012.
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Omnibus March Against Stephen Harper in Edmonton on March 1  2014.
Omnibus March Against Stephen Harper in Edmonton on March 1, 2014.
Protest against GMO s in Warsaw  Poland
Protest against GMO's in Warsaw, Poland
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Volunteer knocks over a penguin puppet of the Chief Executive
Volunteer knocks over a penguin puppet of the Chief Executive
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Police officers securing the area after activists were arrested.
Police officers securing the area after activists were arrested.
Anti-austerity protest in Madrid on September 15  2012
Anti-austerity protest in Madrid on September 15, 2012
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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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Photographed at the protest in Istanbul June 7th  2013. The man on the left is  according to Felsen ...
Photographed at the protest in Istanbul June 7th, 2013. The man on the left is, according to Felsen, a supporter of Ataturk (considered by many to be the founder of modern Turkey); the boy on the right is with the country's worker's union.
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Global demonstrations took place to protest the imprisonment of Malachi York who many believe to be ...
Global demonstrations took place to protest the imprisonment of Malachi York who many believe to be innocent of his charges. Some think that his arrest is part of a grander scheme.
Anti-nuclear protest in Tokyo  Japan  on July 29  2012
Anti-nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan, on July 29, 2012
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A common slogan that is being used during the Occupy protests
A common slogan that is being used during the Occupy protests
Police officers blocking the protesters from walking on the road.
Police officers blocking the protesters from walking on the road.
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.
 Free the Xingu River  protest at Belo Monte Dam site
"Free the Xingu River" protest at Belo Monte Dam site
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The day's schedule for Sunday, October 2nd.
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Another view of HMS Sceptre
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