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Rivals trade blame over Macedonia parliament violence

Skopje - Macedonia's rival political parties traded blame Friday for an eruption of violence in the unstable Balkan country's parliament which left about 100 people injured.

Macedonia parliament violence injures 100

Skopje - Scores of people were injured as violence erupted in Macedonia's parliament after nationalist protesters stormed the building in anger over a vote for a new speaker, the interior ministry said Friday.

Police arrest nine more democracy activists in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Nine democracy protesters were arrested in Hong Kong Thursday over an anti-Beijing rally in the latest swoop by police as activists say they are being persecuted.

Albania opposition blocks roads in call for PM to quit

Tirana - Albania's political opposition blocked the country's main roads for more than an hour on Monday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama, three months before a general election.

Venezuela pro-government protester dies, raising toll to 21

Caracas - A woman wounded while participating in an April 19 pro-government march died Sunday, an official said, raising the death toll in three weeks of unrest in Venezuela to 21.

Maduro says yes to Venezuela elections, but not for president

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro called Sunday for local elections in Venezuela -- but not at the presidential level, which millions in his strife-torn nation are demanding.

Protests in Istanbul over disputed referendum result

Istanbul - Hundreds of supporters of the 'No' campaign and Turkey's main opposition party protested in Istanbul on Sunday against the narrow victory in last week's vote on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.The 'Yes' camp won 51.

'Silent protest' over 20 deaths in Venezuela

Caracas - Dressed in white, Venezuelan protesters opposed to President Nicolas Maduro marched in silence in several cities to pay respects to 20 people killed in three weeks of unrest.

Thousands join March for Science to fight 'alternative facts'

Washington - Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians.

Venezuelans stage 'silent protest' in wave of unrest

Caracas - Dressed in white, Venezuelan protesters marched in silence on Saturday to demand the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro, a show of defiance after three weeks of unrest that left 20 people dead.

Thousands of young Slovaks protest corruption

Bratislava - Several thousand young Slovaks on Tuesday protested in the EU member's capital, calling for the dismissal of the interior minister and police officials for allegedly not doing enough to fight corruption.

Thousands of 'No' supporters protest Turkey vote in Istanbul

Istanbul - Thousands of supporters of the 'No' campaign in the referendum on granting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers took to the streets of Istanbul late Monday to protest alleged poll violations.

Trump hits back at tax protests, asks 'who paid' for rallies

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Sunday hit back at nationwide protests calling for him to release his tax returns, questioning "who paid for" the "small" rallies."Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday.

Protesters take to Serbian streets against 'dictatorship'

Belgrade - They bring chaos to rush-hour traffic with their calls for political change: thousands of protesters have taken to Belgrade's streets each evening since Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's presidential election win.

Chile students clash with police at demo

Santiago - Clashes erupted Tuesday as Chile's raucous student movement held its first protest of the year for free education, with students hurling stones and police firing tear gas.

Congo police arrest dozens after protest ban

Kinshasa - Police said Tuesday they have detained dozens of people accused of violating a ban on protests against DR Congo President Joseph Kabila.

Hong Kong protester jailed over anti-China clashes

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong technician was jailed for four years and nine months on Monday for rioting and arson during anti-China protests last year, in the harshest punishment yet over the unrest.

Hong Kong protester jailed over anti-China clashes

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong technician was jailed for four years and nine months on Monday for rioting and arson during anti-China protests last year, in the harshest punishment yet over the unrest.

Hong Kong protester jailed over anti-China clashes

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong technician was jailed for four years and nine months on Monday for rioting and arson during anti-China protests last year, in the harshest punishment yet over the unrest.

Venezuelan protesters clash with police in new demo

Caracas - Protesters hurling rocks clashed with police firing tear gas Saturday in Venezuela's fourth demonstration in a week against President Nicolas Maduro and his government.

Paraguay faces new protests in re-election row

Asunci - Paraguay will face the threat of fresh unrest Monday as rival demonstrators march for and against President Horacio Cartes's controversial bid to allow himself re-election, which triggered deadly riots last week.

Clashes as Venezuelans protest in political crisis

Caracas - Protesters clashed with police in Venezuela as the opposition mobilized against moves to tighten President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power and vowed to continue demonstrations.

Police detain dozens at Moscow opposition protest

Moscow - Russia's interior ministry said Sunday that 31 opposition protesters had been arrested in Moscow, a week after hundreds were arrested during a rally organised by leading Putin critic Alexei Navalny.

Jailed leader of pro-Kurd party in Turkey ends hunger strike

Diyarbakir - A jailed co-leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party on Friday called off his hunger strike, announced the previous day to protest the "inhumane" conditions he was being held under, after prison authorities agreed to talks.

Putin says protesters in unauthorised rallies 'must be punished'

Moscow - Russsian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday insisted that participants in unauthorised protests must be punished after anti-corruption rallies across the country at the weekend ended in mass arrests.

Kremlin livid as generation born under Putin flocks to protests

Moscow - At the age of 16, Darya Moroz is too young to vote in Russia but she sneaked out to join the opposition protest in Moscow on Sunday -- without telling her parents.

Kremlin critic Navalny gets 15 days in jail after protest

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 15 days behind bars and fined Monday after staging the biggest anti-corruption protests in years, an act branded a "provocation" by the Kremlin.

Brazil anti-corruption protests draw weaker turnout

S - Brazilians furious at corruption demonstrated Sunday in support of a politically explosive probe into high-level embezzlement and bribery, but turnout was significantly lower than at previous protests.

Opposition leader among hundreds arrested at Moscow protest

Moscow - Hundreds of people including top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were arrested on Sunday as thousands of Russians defied bans to stage protests across the country against corruption.

Beijing favourite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership

Hong Kong - Beijing favourite Carrie Lam was selected as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday by a mainly pro-China committee, in an election dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city's cherished freedoms.
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Ireland: Protest against government austerity measures.
Ireland: Protest against government austerity measures.
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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.
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Protest in Malaga, Spain on April 15, 2012
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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.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
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The lone protester, Province House, Charlottetown PEI, Prince William and Kate Canadian tour, July 2011
November 2011: Tibetians are peacefully protesting China in Melbourne s Federation Square
November 2011: Tibetians are peacefully protesting China in Melbourne's Federation Square
Protest signs in London  relating to outrage over government cuts to education
Protest signs in London, relating to outrage over government cuts to education
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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.
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Two captured and beaten pro-Mubarak men sit in a makeshift anti-government prison at the Sadat metro station.
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
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Cops blocking people from coming closer to the scene where unmarked policemen arrested and beat down protesters.
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Citizens' mobilization against the cuts, the abuse of power, the repression.
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A child looks on as Indian United Hindu Front activists participate in a protest against the alleged 'Love Jihad' movement in New Delhi on September 23, 2014
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Rally for Retirement Security, March 2, 2014
Scenes from a video Greenpeace put together to protest LEGO s partnership with Shell.  The video was...
Scenes from a video Greenpeace put together to protest LEGO's partnership with Shell. The video was removed, both by YouTube and Vimeo.
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Occupy Wall Street - 17 March 2012
Occupy Wall Street - 17 March 2012
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Curtis from Waterloo camped out at Occupy Toronto
Curtis from Waterloo camped out at Occupy Toronto
Food is provided to all protesters in Toronto
Food is provided to all protesters in Toronto
200 000 people protested against Japan s nuclear restart in Tokyo.
200,000 people protested against Japan's nuclear restart in Tokyo.
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