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Londoners rally for Assange ahead of extradition hearing

London - A few hundred protesters marched across central London Saturday to call on Britain to reject WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to the United States at hearings that start next week.

Venezuela's Guaido calls anti-Maduro rally for March 10

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido on Friday called a demonstration in a bid to reignite the protest movement he hopes will force President Nicolas Maduro from office.

Greek islanders take anti-camp protest to Athens

Athens - Greek officials and residents from islands hosting thousands of asylum-seekers staged a protest in Athens on Thursday against plans to build new camps.

Indonesians protest use of island for virus quarantine

Menteng Dua - Hundreds of residents of a remote Indonesian island protested Monday at the government's decision to use it to quarantine evacuees from the Chinese city at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

Outcry in Guinea over police 'human shield' video

Conakry - Police in the West African state of Guinea are facing a storm of criticism over a viral video that apparently showed them using a woman as a human shield against stone-throwing protestors.

Iraq resumes joint ops with US-led coalition

Baghdad - Iraq's security forces have resumed operations with the US-led coalition to fight Islamic State group sleeper cells, the global alliance said, after tensions led to a more than three-week pause.

French firefighters demand better conditions in fiery Paris protest

Paris - Thousands of French firefighters on Tuesday took to the streets of Paris in a pyrotechnic protest to demand better working conditions, igniting flares and even setting their fireproof jackets alight.

Iraq protesters rebuild torched camps as rocket attack sparks fears

Baghdad - Anti-government demonstrators rebuilt torched protest camps across Iraq on Monday, seeking to keep up their movement's momentum after a rocket attack on the US embassy in Baghdad threatened an escalation.

One protester killed in south Iraq as anti-govt tents torched

Baghdad - One protester was killed early Monday in Iraq's flashpoint city of Nasiriyah, a medic told AFP, as gunmen stormed the square where anti-government demonstrators had been camped out for months.

Proposed Hong Kong virus quarantine building firebombed during protest

Fpo - Protesters threw petrol bombs on Sunday night at an empty public housing complex in Hong Kong that had been earmarked to become a temporary quarantine zone as the city battles the outbreak of a SARS-like virus.

Anti-Semitic attack sparks Italy protest

Mondov - Hundreds of people carrying candles protested in an Italian town Friday after unknown vandals wrote "Jews Here" on the front door of the house of a Nazi concentration camp survivor.

Iraq protester gunned down in second night of violence

Basra - An Iraqi demonstrator was shot dead in the southern city of Basra overnight, a security source and the human rights commission said Thursday, the latest in a string of protester deaths.

French union cuts power to thousands of homes in pensions protest

Paris - Striking workers at France's national grid operator cut off electricity to thousands of businesses and homes south of Paris on Tuesday, the latest in a string of power cuts over a planned pensions overhaul.

French inquiry opened over police assault of protester

Paris - French prosecutors said Sunday they had opened an inquiry after a riot police officer was caught on camera punching a protester at a demonstration in Paris, footage that went viral online.

Tear gas, arrests in new anti-Macron demo in Paris

Paris - French police fired tear gas under a rain of projectiles and arrested dozens of people on Saturday as thousands of "yellow vest" anti-government protesters returned to the streets of Paris.

French unions vow to stand firm as pension strike softens

Paris - Striking workers poured into streets across France Thursday for a sixth day of demonstrations against a pensions overhaul, putting up a show of defiance after Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the historic transport stoppage "has gone on for too lon...

Protests and outrage as Siemens backs Aussie mine project

Berlin - Environmental activists across the world slammed German engineering conglomerate Siemens on Monday after it decided to carry on with a controversial coal mine project in Australia.

French govt offers compromise in bid to end transport strike

Paris - France's government Saturday proposed a compromise to end a crippling transport strike against pension reform, with an offer to withdraw a key proposal on raising the retirement age, but trade unions gave the announcement a mixed welcome.

EU judges join Polish colleagues to protest 'muzzle law'

Warsaw - Hundreds of Polish judges dressed in formal black robes marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest a draft law aimed at punishing justices who question the government's controversial court reforms.

India's road-block women vow to fight on against citizenship law

New Delhi - Every night, 75-year-old Noornissa braves the freezing cold to help block one of the main roads into the capital of India, in a protest that is at the forefront of a rising challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

French unions warn of new protests as pension battle heats up

Paris - French union leaders on Friday began crunch meetings with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and other top officials over a hotly contested pension overhaul that has sparked the country's longest rail strike in history.

Guaido calls protest Thursday against Venezuela's Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido called on supporters to rally Thursday against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in a bid to rekindle popular momentum against an "illegitimate" leader.

Dozens held after shopping protest at Hong Kong border town

Fpo - Petrol bombs were hurled at a Hong Kong police station and dozens of people were arrested Sunday following a march against so-called parallel trading near the Chinese border.

Elite Iraqi troops secure US embassy after attack

Baghdad - Elite Iraqi troops deployed to secure the US embassy Thursday, a day after a pro-Iran mob laid siege to it in dramatic scenes that overshadowed months of anti-government grassroots protests.

Khamenei condemns US, warns Iran will confront threats

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Wednesday strongly condemned deadly US strikes on Iraq and warned his country was ready to confront threats after US President Donald Trump issued one against the Islamic republic.

Pro-Iran Hashed begins leaving US embassy in Iraq, hardliners stay put

Baghdad - Supporters of Iraq's pro-Iranian force Hashed al-Shaabi began leaving the encircled US embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday but hardliners insisted they would stay, a day after their dramatic incursion into the compound.

Opposition postpones anti-government rally in Liberia

Monrovia - Liberian opposition leaders announced a week-long postponement of an anti-government rally planned for Monday after mounting confrontation with the government.

Iraqi protesters torch buildings, block roads over PM pick

Nasiriyah - Iraqi anti-government protesters blocked roads and bridges in Baghdad and the country's south Thursday after torching several buildings overnight.

Iraqi city in turmoil after activist's death

Diwaniyah - Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched Wednesday in southern Iraq to mourn a dead activist after a night during which the headquarters of two pro-Iran militias were set on fire, an AFP correspondent reported.

Iraq protests resume as political paralysis deepens

Diwaniyah - Thousands of protesters blocked roads and bridges across southern Iraq on Monday, condemning Iranian influence and political leaders who missed another deadline to agree on a new prime minister.
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A group of people stand with rainbow flags in an attempt to block the signs of the street preachers.
A group of people stand with rainbow flags in an attempt to block the signs of the street preachers.
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced -  Today Gandhi would be a terrorist.
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced - "Today Gandhi would be a terrorist."
On February 7  British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in c...
On February 7, British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in central London against the sale of prime Polish farmland to foreign multinationals for possible cultivation of GMO crops.
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People showed their signs while standing out in the streets.
People showed their signs while standing out in the streets.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
A group of protesters have their hands tied with rope outside of Toronto s Old City Hall for a Syria...
A group of protesters have their hands tied with rope outside of Toronto's Old City Hall for a Syria's National Day of Action demonstrations.
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed...
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed a Chinese bazaar, killing the owner for a bottle of rum.
Protesters calling for change in Libya
Protesters calling for change in Libya
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Dairy farmers spray EU headquarters with milk in protest over high quotas and low prices.
Dairy farmers spray EU headquarters with milk in protest over high quotas and low prices.
European Milk Board
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.
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
SITE OF PROTEST: The elevated platform at BART s West Oakland station that caused Friday s temporary...
SITE OF PROTEST: The elevated platform at BART's West Oakland station that caused Friday's temporary system closure is shown.
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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.
Protesters rallying against the Egyptian government
Protesters rallying against the Egyptian government
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Protesters demand Maj. Gen. Buchanan free Bradley Manning.
Protesters demand Maj. Gen. Buchanan free Bradley Manning.
Bradley Manning Support Network
People s Pea Garden protest
People's Pea Garden protest
A protester s sign.
A protester's sign.
Global Noise in Paris  France  October 13  2012
Global Noise in Paris, France, October 13, 2012
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