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Burkina army 'backs protesters' as parliament set ablaze

An opposition leader in Burkina Faso said Thursday that the army was "with the people" against the regime of President Blaise Compaore after protesters set light to the parliament building in Ouagadougou.

Call to blockade Burkina Faso parliament

Ouagadougou - The Burkina Faso opposition has called for a blockade of parliament Thursday when the legislature mulls constitutional changes to allow long-serving President Blaise Compaore to extend his rule.

General strike call after mass rally against Burkina Faso leader

Ouagadougou - Trade unions in Burkina Faso have called a general strike on Wednesday following a day of protests against long-serving President Blaise Compaore that saw hundreds of thousands of people on the streets.

Probe into cause of French protester's death veers towards police

Paris - A probe into the cause of a French eco-protester's death in violent clashes with security forces veered towards riot police Tuesday, in a new development to a case that has shocked the country.

Giant Burkina Faso rally against prolonging leader's rule

Ouagadougou - Demonstrators wielding iron bars and stones battled police in the Burkina Faso capital on Tuesday after a massive rally against plans to extend the rule of the country's veteran president.

Peace group opposes Canada's military action in Iraq Special

Edmonton - A peace group in Edmonton was vocal about its opposition to Canada's pending military action against Iraq, in a rally on October 25.

Egypt sentences 23 pro-democracy protesters to 3 years

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced 23 pro-democracy activists on Sunday to three years in prison each for holding an unlicenced and violent protest, after international calls to free the defendants.

New protest in Mexico for 43 missing students

Acapulco - Thousands of protesters marched in Acapulco on Friday to demand the safe return of 43 students who went missing in southern Mexico after an attack by gang-linked police last month.

Protesters grab Mexico town halls over missing students

Iguala De La Independencia - Protesters occupied three town halls in southern Mexico on Thursday to demand the safe return of 43 students who disappeared after gang-linked police attacked them last month.

Protesters seize Mexico town halls over missing students

Iguala De La Independencia - Protesters occupied three town halls in southern Mexico on Thursday to demand the safe return of 43 students who disappeared after gang-linked police attacked them last month.

Mexican state's HQ torched in demo for missing students

Chilpancingo - Protesters torched a state government building in southern Mexico in a day of angry demonstrations over the disappearance of 43 students missing since gang-linked police attacked them.

Chile police fire tear gas at indigenous protest

Santiago - Chilean police fired tear gas and water cannon Sunday to break up thousands of indigenous protesters demanding land rights and condemning Columbus Day, after masked demonstrators began throwing stones.

Pro-government group threaten to surround H.K. protest sites

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong pro-government group said Saturday demonstrators occupying main roads to protest for full democracy would find themselves surrounded if the city's administration failed to clear the barricades.

Hong Kong, the golden goose Beijing cannot sacrifice

Beijing - Hong Kong's democracy protests have stoked fears of retribution from China, but observers say the city is simply too valuable to punish and sideline, even as it faces a long-term challenge from mainland rival Shanghai.

At least 12 dead in Turkey as pro-Kurdish protests turn violent

Istanbul - Thousands of pro-Kurdish demonstrators incensed by Turkey's inaction in the fight against jihadists on the Syrian border clashed with police across the country on Tuesday, leaving at least a dozen dead and many wounded.

Three dead in Turkey as pro-Kurdish protests turn violent

Istanbul - Pro-Kurdish demonstrators incensed by Turkey's inaction in the fight against jihadists on the Syrian border clashed with police across the country Tuesday, leading to at least three deaths and leaving several wounded.

Thousands march worldwide for rhino, elephant protection

Johannesburg - Thousands marched in Africa and around the world to pressure governments to do more to stop the poaching industry that many fear is driving rhinos and elephants to the brink of extinction.

Protesters demand answers on missing Mexico students

Chilpancingo - Thousands of protesters blocked the highway to Acapulco in southern Mexico to press authorities to find 43 students missing since a deadly police shooting last weekend.

Mexico protesters demand answers on missing students

Chilpancingo - Thousands of protesters blocked the highway leading to Acapulco in southern Mexico on Thursday to press authorities to find 43 students missing since a deadly police shooting last weekend.

Ukrainian nationalists topple massive Lenin in Kharkiv

Kharkiv - Pro-Ukrainian protesters in eastern Ukraine's city Kharkiv on Sunday toppled a giant Lenin statue seen as a symbol of Soviet legacy and Moscow's control. The 8.

Peace group calls for Canada not to follow United States in Iraq Special

Edmonton - An information picket held by the Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism (ECAWAR) on September 27 called for Canada to stay out of the current conflict in Iraq.

Thousands rally worldwide over climate change

New York - Celebrities, political leaders and the masses rallied in New York and across the globe Sunday demanding urgent action on climate change, with organizers saying 600,000 people hit the streets.

Op-Ed: How the U.S. government used 9/11 to attack freedom

Washington D.c. - When 9/11 occurred thousands of Americans lost their wives, husbands, children and friends. The terrorist attack was an unquestionable tragedy, that didn’t just cost the lives of thousands of Americans.

India's 14-year-long hunger striker walks free from custody

Imphal - An Indian woman who has staged a 14-year hunger strike against rights abuses in the country's northeast broke down in tears on Wednesday as she was finally released from a hospital jail.

Police hurl tear gas at US protesters in Ferguson

Ferguson - Police hurled tear gas and marched on protesters late Sunday in Ferguson, the St Louis suburb wracked by race riots since police shot dead an unarmed black teenager.

Strippers plan to protest topless at church

Warsaw - A church congregation and the employees of a strip club have been protesting each other’s establishments for years. The strippers plan on escalating the fight this Sunday by protesting topless.

Smoke and tensions rise over remains of Kiev protest camp

Kiev - Thick smoke from burning tyres once again billowed into the blue sky over Kiev's iconic Independence Square on Thursday as a rump of demonstrators still living in the protest camp scuffled with authorities trying to clear the area.

France mulls ban on radical Jewish group

Paris - France is considering disbanding a radical Jewish group whose members clashed with pro-Palestinian activists during rallies over Israel's offensive in Gaza, a source close to the case told AFP on Thursday.

Al Qaeda, Palestinian flags fly in London protest

London - A video has just surfaced of a Pro-Palestine protest that snarled traffic in the Blackwell Tunnel underneath the river Thames in London.

Clashes at banned pro-Palestinian Paris protest, 70 arrested

Paris - French police arrested 70 people at a banned pro-Palestinian protest in central Paris on Saturday that degenerated into clashes between demonstrators and armour-clad riot squads.
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Atheists from Tallahassee joined in on the protest.
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A sign displayed at the Occupy L.A. protest. Similar signs are being displayed at other Occupy camps around the world.
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Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
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February 11, 2012 - worldwide protests against the ACTA internet censorship treaty - Stuttgart, Germany.
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Police brutally attacked protesting students in Valencia.
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People's Pea Garden protest
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Starke resident Daniel Cooney and his two sons defended the separation of church and state by showing up to protest the monument.
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The Toronto G20 peaceful protest on June 26, 2010.
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