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Four dead as protests erupt over killing of Ethiopian singer

Addis Ababa - At least four people were killed as protests spread across several Ethiopian cities on Tuesday after a prominent singer from the country's largest ethnic group was shot dead, according to medical sources and a relative.

China to restrict visas for some Americans over Hong Kong row

Bejing - China announced Monday visa restrictions on US citizens who have "behaved egregiously" over Hong Kong, ahead of the expected approval by Chinese lawmakers of a controversial national security law for the city.

Palestinian leaders struggle to mobilise street against annexation

Ramallah - With loudspeakers mounted, Palestinian flags unfurled and civil servants allowed off work, everything appeared set for a large protest in Ramallah against Israel's annexation plans in the occupied West Bank.

Dutch arrest hundreds at virus protest clashes

Den Haag - Dutch police on Sunday charged on horseback and fired water cannon to disperse protesters said to be frustrated with the government's coronavirus policies, arresting hundreds after skirmishes broke out.

China moves closer to passing Hong Kong security law

Bejing - China moved closer Thursday to passing a controversial national security law for Hong Kong that has raised international concerns it will end the financial hub's limited freedoms.

China's top lawmakers to discuss Hong Kong security law this week

Bejing - China's top lawmaking body will discuss a draft Hong Kong national security law this week, state media reported Thursday, bringing the controversial legislation that has raised international concerns closer to passage.

Armenia MPs strip opposition leader of immunity

Yerevan - Armenian lawmakers on Tuesday stripped the leader of the main opposition party of his parliamentary immunity, hours after police arrested more than 130 people at a protest rally.

Op-Ed: Who cares if Trump won't watch NFL and Soccer games?

President Donald Trump has said he will not watch the National Football League (NFL) or U.S. soccer team matches if players do not stand for the national anthem.

New Zealand protesters take knee outside US consulate

Wellington - Thousands of people took the knee outside the US consulate in Auckland Sunday as New Zealanders demonstrated for a second week to support the Black Lives Matter movement and highlight local discrimination issues.

Over 100 arrested after violence at far-right linked UK protest

London - Police in London said they arrested more than 100 people on Saturday after far-right protesters holding a counter-demonstration against anti-racism activists clashed with officers.

Seven foreigners arrested at anti-govt protest in Nepal

Kathmandu - Nepali police arrested 10 protesters including foreign nationals from Australia, the United States and China on Saturday as hundreds staged a demonstration in Kathmandu against the government's handling of the virus crisis.

Thousands march for racial justice in Australia

Perth - Thousands of protesters rallied for racial equality in cities across Australia on Saturday despite official warnings the demonstrations could undermine the country's success in suppressing the coronavirus.

Toppled, beheaded, daubed: five controversial statues

Paris - Protests in the wake of African American George Floyd's killing by a white police officer in the United States have led to the unceremonious toppling and vandalism of statues of controversial historical and political figures.

UK PM defends history in statue row, as fears grow over protests

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said a wave of anti-racism protests across Britain had been "hijacked by extremists", as fears mounted about clashes between activists and far-right groups, and vandalism spread.

Britain takes new look at colonial history as statues fall

London - A statue to worldwide scout movement founder Robert Baden-Powell on Thursday became the latest historical monument to face removal as Britain's colonial past confronted a wave of anti-racism protests.

PM says France 'not racist' as Floyd tribute held in Paris

Paris - Thousands paid tribute to George Floyd in Paris on Tuesday as the prime minister insisted that France and its security forces were "not racist", following a string of allegations of heavy-handedness and police brutality.

Street art star unveils Paris mural to George Floyd, Adama Traore

Paris - A huge mural by French street art star JR was unveiled in Paris on Tuesday paying tribute to George Floyd and Adama Traore, a young black man who died in police custody in France.

UK confronts colonial past with statue protests

Oxford - Thousands of people called on Tuesday for a statue of 19th century British imperialist Cecil Rhodes to be removed from an Oxford University college, as debate raged over the removal of other monuments to the nation's colonial past.

UK anger at toppled slave trader statue but few want it back

London - The British government on Monday denounced the toppling of a slave trader's statue during anti-racism protests, urging campaigners to use democratic means for change rather than breaking the law.

Fox News apologizes for chart of stock gains after black killings

Washington - Fox News has apologized for airing a graphic showing how stock markets had responded after high-profile acts of violence against black men, including the assassination of Martin Luther King Jnr and the recent killing of George Floyd.

Dozens wounded in clashes as hundreds of protesters flood Beirut

Beirut - Protesters poured into the streets of the Lebanese capital Saturday to decry the collapse of the economy, as clashes erupted between supporters and opponents of the Iran-backed Shiite group Hezbollah.

Black boy's death sparks racism protest in Brazil

Recife - Hundreds of Brazilians marched Friday over the death of a black boy whose mother, a maid, had entrusted him to her white employer, in an echo of the protests racking the United States.

French police fire tear gas at anti-racism demo in Lille

Lille - French police fired tear gas to disperse around 2,000 demonstrators protesting against racism and police brutality in the northern city of Lille on Thursday.

Sudan protesters rally one year after bloody crackdown

Khartoum - Sudanese protesters took to the streets of Khartoum Wednesday, angrily demanding justice for scores of pro-democracy demonstrators killed a year ago in a bloody crackdown.

Lebanese protesters back on the streets as economy crumbles

Tripoli - Lebanese protesters confronted army troops for a second day Tuesday as anger over a spiralling economic crisis re-energised a months-old anti-government movement in defiance of a coronavirus lockdown.

Dozens of anti-lockdown protesters arrested in Berlin

Berlin - German police arrested dozens of protesters in Berlin on Saturday for flouting the coronavirus lockdown measures they were demonstrating against.About 1,000 people turned out for the rally, which has become a weekly event in the German capital.

Hundreds protest against US virus rules

Concord - Hundreds protested Saturday in cities across America against coronavirus-related lockdowns -- with encouragement from President Donald Trump -- as resentment grows against the crippling economic cost of confinement.

Venezuelan riot police break up opposition protest

Caracas - Venezuelan riot police fired tear gas Tuesday to break up a demonstration in Caracas called by opposition leader Juan Guaido as he seeks to ramp up demands for elections to replace leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuelan police fire tear gas at opposition protest

Caracas - Venezuelan riot police fired tear gas at a demonstration in Caracas called by opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday to demand elections to replace leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Two Guinea protest figures in custody: lawyer

Conakry - Two prominent figures from Guinea's anti-government protest movement have been charged with assault and kept in custody in the capital of the West African country, one of their lawyers said.
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Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
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Protest march in Warsaw, Poland against GMOs
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Saturday s anti-G20 Queen s Park Rally where tens of thousands of people gathered.
Saturday's anti-G20 Queen's Park Rally where tens of thousands of people gathered.
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Previous protests in California, such as this one on May Day, had taken the opposite stance with some very different demographics involved.
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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.
GRAY PROTEST: Demonstrators gather outside the Baltimore Police Dept. s Western District on April 25...
GRAY PROTEST: Demonstrators gather outside the Baltimore Police Dept.'s Western District on April 25 in a protest over the in-custody death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.
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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.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon.
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March against Ontario government s measure to cut the Special Diet allowance
March against Ontario government's measure to cut the Special Diet allowance
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced - Stop the Evictions
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced - Stop the Evictions
The street preachers display their signs at L.A. Gay Pride.
The street preachers display their signs at L.A. Gay Pride.
On the eighth day of the occupation at Liberty Plaza in downtown Manhattan  thousands took to the st...
On the eighth day of the occupation at Liberty Plaza in downtown Manhattan, thousands took to the streets. Their message: the 99% of Americans who have seen economic situation stagnate for decades, and who bear the brunt of the current recession must reclaim control over their economy and politics. The march briefly visited Wall Street before heading through well-trafficked prats of lower Manhattan: Tribeca, SoHo, Washington Square and Union Square. Police efforts to contain the march were evade
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Stop the Violence rally at Dundas Square in Toronto asked the question  who will fill these shoes ?
Stop the Violence rally at Dundas Square in Toronto asked the question 'who will fill these shoes'?
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Protestors march towards Oxford Street.
A Tea Party rally in Minnesota  where some protesters carry signs such as  Kill the Bill
A Tea Party rally in Minnesota, where some protesters carry signs such as "Kill the Bill"
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Rally for Retirement Security  March 2  2014
Rally for Retirement Security, March 2, 2014
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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.
A protester stands and watches the action on June 11th in Istanbul.
A protester stands and watches the action on June 11th in Istanbul.
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Athens  Greece 12 February 2012.  Greece debt crisis.
Athens, Greece 12 February 2012. Greece debt crisis.
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Protestors make noise to support migrants at Yarl s Wood detention centre.
Protestors make noise to support migrants at Yarl's Wood detention centre.

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