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Myanmar student protesters defy deadline to disperse

- Student protesters calling for education reform on Tuesday defied an order to disperse in a tense standoff with hundreds of riot police in central Myanmar.

Mexico police deny killing protestor

Acapulco - Mexican federal police rejected accusations by a teacher's union that a 65-year-old protestor died after being beaten by officers during a demonstration in Acapulco.

Venezuelan students demand end to 'deadly force' order

Caracas - Angry Venezuelan students marched to the justice ministry Wednesday to demand it revoke a resolution allowing police to use deadly force at protests after an officer was charged with killing a 14-year-old boy.

Turkish men in miniskirts take to streets for women's rights

Turkish men are protesting against a recent attempted rape and murder of a young women by donning miniskirts and taking to the Web and marching through the streets.

Clash leaves one dead in Mexico teacher protest

Acapulco - A clash between Mexican police and teachers who blocked Acapulco's airport left one demonstrator dead, while seven officers were injured when they were struck by the protestors' bus, officials said Wednesday.

Sombre Ukrainians mark anniversary of protest killings

Kiev - Thousands of Ukrainians gathered Friday for an emotional ceremony on Kiev's Independence Square to mark one year since scores of demonstrators were gunned down in the final act of a dramatic uprising.

Russian court upholds sentence of Kremlin critic Navalny

Moscow - A Russia court upheld Tuesday a suspended three-and-a-half year prison sentence against top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on charges he embezzled money from French cosmetics company Yves Rocher.

Clashes erupt on anniversary of Venezuela protests

Caracas - Venezuelan police fired tear gas Thursday to break up students demonstrating against President Nicolas Maduro's government, on the anniversary of protests that eventually left 43 people dead last year.

Police, protesters clash in Haiti over gas prices

Port-au-prince - Protesters clashed with police in Haiti on Monday amid a transport strike demanding lower gas prices in the impoverish Caribbean nation.

Haiti police fire rubber bullets at gas price demo

Port-au-prince - Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at hundreds of demonstrators in violent clashes Thursday in the Haitian capital, leaving six student protesters wounded.

Op-Ed: German neo-Nazi party boards wrong train, cancels protest

Mannheim - The neo-Nazi Party is frequently off on the wrong foot but this time they were also off on the wrong train. They had planned a protest in the southwestern city of Freiburg, Germany, last Saturday, but boarded the train for Mannheim by mistake.

Kosovo ethnic Serb minister sacked over jibe

Pristina - An ethnic Serb Kosovo minister was sacked on Tuesday, the day before another protest over a statement that insulted the ethnic Albanian majority and sparked a wave of protests.

Haiti protesters clash with police over oil prices

Port-au-prince - Protesters clashed with each other and police in the Haitian capital Monday amid demonstrations against high oil prices that saw three people wounded by gunfire.

Refugee protest at Australian Open final

Melbourne - Play was held up during the Australian Open men's final on Sunday when a banner was unfurled protesting against the treatment of refugees, with one person jumping on centre court.

Peace group pickets Parliament on opening day Special

Edmonton - January 26 was opening day for 2015 in Canada's national Parliament and saw protests by peace groups across the country.

Thousands rally against Shiite militia in Yemen capital

Sanaa - Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sanaa on Saturday in the largest demonstration against Huthis since the Shiite militiamen overran the capital in September.

Sydney Muslims rally against free speech

Sydney - On Friday night, a group of nearly 1,000 protesters assembled in the Sydney suburb of Lakemba to oppose what organisers classed as negative coverage of the Islamic faith and to reject the notion of free speech.

Police fire rubber bullets at Sao Paulo fare protest

- Sao Paulo riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse thousands of people demonstrating against a rise in public transport fares.

Protesters, police clash at Sao Paulo bus fare demo

- Sao Paulo protesters clashed with police who used tear gas and sound bombs to disperse crowds, as thousands rallied against Brazil's latest round of bus fare hikes.

Middle East Muslims protest prophet cartoon

Amman - Muslims marched Friday in Middle Eastern cities against a new cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed published by French magazine Charlie Hebdo, as Gulf states warned the drawing could fuel hatred.

Clashes at Charlie Hebdo protest in Karachi, three injured

Karachi - At least three people were injured Friday in clashes between anti-Charlie Hebdo protesters and police outside the French consulate in Pakistan's Karachi, officials said, including an AFP photographer who was shot in the back.

Brazilians detained in protests over bus fare hikes

Rio De Janeiro - Tensions were high in Sao Paulo after police resorted to tear gas and detained some 50 protesters, as thousands took to the streets against the country's latest round of transport fare hikes.

Op-Ed: NYPD cops should use words, not turning their backs, to protest

New York City - For a second time, NYPD officers have turned their backs on mayor Bill DeBlasio at a funeral for a colleague slain in the line of duty. While it is understandable that police officers feel disrespected these days, they should never turn their backs.

Hungarian protesters hit out at Orban's 'move towards Russia'

Budapest - Thousands of Hungarians protested Friday at what they see as the country's move towards Russia in the latest demonstration against the government of controversial Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Sweden protestors demand end to mosque arson attacks

Stockholm - More than a thousand protesters took to the streets in Sweden on Friday to urge an end to a spate of attacks against mosques, amid growing tensions over the rise of an anti-immigration party.

Hundreds protest against China-backed mine in Myanmar

Yangon - Around 500 people including dozens of Buddhist monks protested near the Chinese consulate in Myanmar's central city of Mandalay on Saturday demanding the closure of a flashpoint copper mine.

Swedish protesters denounce mosque arson attack

Eskilstuna - Several hundred marchers turned out in Sweden on Friday to denounce an arson attack on a mosque that injured five people Thursday, as the traditionally tolerant country confronts the rising influence of the extreme right.

Russian crackdown on Navalny could backfire amid economic crisis

Moscow - Russian authorities' attempts to jail Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and intimidate his supporters could backfire and trigger new political protests amid the most serious financial crisis of Vladimir Putin's rule.

Italian protester climbs St Peter's Basilica

- A disgruntled Italian entrepreneur on Sunday climbed the facade of St Peter's Basilica in an anti-EU protest, marking the fifth time the man has scaled the ornate building to highlight his country's economic woes.

China MH370 families protest for information on missing plane

Bejing - Grieving family members of Chinese passengers from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight protested outside the foreign ministry in Beijing Friday accusing the government of failing to provide them with regular updates on the search for the aircraft.
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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament protesting in London  October 20  2012.
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament protesting in London, October 20, 2012.
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Protesters in Rio de Janeiro over oil royalties.
Protesters in Rio de Janeiro over oil royalties.
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Rally to Prioritize Post-Secondary Education  November 17  2014.
Rally to Prioritize Post-Secondary Education, November 17, 2014.
A screen capture of search results about the March Against the Mainstream Media.
A screen capture of search results about the March Against the Mainstream Media.
As protesters raised angry voices outside of Toronto s City Hall tonight the city council passed the...
As protesters raised angry voices outside of Toronto's City Hall tonight the city council passed the 2012 budget.
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.
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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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
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.
Anti-government protester in Bangkok  Thailand. Photo Alessio Fratticcioli.
Anti-government protester in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo Alessio Fratticcioli.
Protests prior to Slovenia presidential elections  November 30  2012
Protests prior to Slovenia presidential elections, November 30, 2012
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Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Occupy London taking place at Finsbury Square
Occupy London taking place at Finsbury Square
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Mr Nigan Gotsang  President  NSW Tibetan Community Inc (far-left of picture)  with demonstrators.
Mr Nigan Gotsang, President, NSW Tibetan Community Inc (far-left of picture), with demonstrators.
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.
Farmers protest an open air field trial of Monsanto GM corn in India
Farmers protest an open air field trial of Monsanto GM corn in India
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
Protest against Monsanto
Protest against Monsanto
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Islamists near Istanbul protest in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria
Islamists near Istanbul protest in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria