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Chilean police, students clash at corruption protest

Santiago - Masked demonstrators threw stones and police fought back with tear gas and water cannons Thursday in Chile as tens of thousands of students hit the streets to protest corruption and education conditions.

Quebec student protest boils over

Montr - An ongoing student protest in Quebec is boiling over following clashes with riot police, arrests and significant damage to a university campus, reminiscent of 2012 demonstrations that gripped the Canadian province.

Brazil to send police back into Rio slum after boy's death

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil will send more officers back into a Rio de Janeiro slum amid public outcry over a 10-year-old boy killed during a police shootout, officials said Sunday.

Brazil demonstrators demand end to police violence

Rio De Janeiro - Demonstrators in Rio de Janeiro took to the famous sands of Copacabana on Sunday to protest the death of boy who was killed in the crossfire during a police gunfight in a favela.

Parents of S. Korean ferry victims complete marathon protest march

Seoul - Grieving parents of the victims of last year's South Korean ferry sinking completed a 46-kilometre (28-miles) marathon march Sunday to call for an independent probe into the tragedy.

Brazilians 'march for peace' after police shooting of boy

Rio De Janeiro - The mother of a 10-year-old boy shot dead by Brazilian police joined Rio protesters in a "march for peace" on Saturday after two days of tensions which have renewed security concerns ahead of next year's Olympics.

Taxi drivers hospitalised after Beijing pesticide protest: police

Bejing - More than 30 taxi drivers were hospitalised after apparently drinking pesticide during a protest in central Beijing over a dispute with authorities, police said Saturday.

Hundreds protest Islamic law in Australia

Sydney - Protesters waving Australian flags and carrying signs such as "Yes Australia. No Sharia" rallied around the country on Saturday in events organisers said were against Islamic extremism.

Rio police fire tear gas at protest over boy's death

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police fired tear gas Friday to break up a protest in a Rio de Janeiro slum that erupted after a 10-year-old boy was killed in what officers called a shootout with drug traffickers.

Thousands call for vote re-run in Nigeria's Rivers state

Port Harcourt - Thousands of supporters of Nigeria's main opposition party on Sunday demonstrated in the oil-rich state of Rivers, calling for the cancellation of elections locally because of alleged irregularities.

European anti-Islam group's Canadian protest fizzles

Montr - A planned protest by the new Canadian branch of anti-Islam group PEGIDA failed to materialize in Montreal as around 500 opponents gathered to rally against the demonstration.

Mexicans protest six months after 43 students vanished

- Thousands marched in Mexico City to mark six months since the disappearance of 43 college students, with their parents demanding the suspension of elections in their home state.

Myanmar protesters defiant at court hearing

Yangon - Angry relatives gathered outside a Myanmar court Wednesday to show support for dozens of activists, arrested after a police crackdown on a student-led protest and facing charges that could see them jailed for nearly a decade.

Thousands in Georgia march call for government to step down

Tbili - Tens of thousands of Georgians joined a protest rally Saturday in the ex-Soviet republic's capital Tbilisi to demand the government's resignation, claimed it has mishandled the battered economy.

Brazil's Rousseff pledges talks after mass protests

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pledged Monday to hold talks with her growing number of critics and said her embattled government needed to show humility, a day after massive protests erupted across the country.

Row breaks out over Brazil demo numbers

S - A row erupted Monday over rival turnout figures for massive protests against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and her government.

Anti-Rousseff protests draw 1.5 million across Brazil

S - About 1.5 million protesters hit the streets across Brazil on Sunday in a major show of anger against leftist President Dilma Rousseff, who faces crises from a faltering economy to a massive corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras.

Thousands call on Albanian speaker to quit over murder plot claim

Tirana - Several thousand Albanian opposition supporters rallied Thursday in Tirana to call on the speaker of parliament to resign, as he faced accusations of plotting the murder of two lawmakers.

Turkey police break up protests remembering slain teen

Istanbul - Turkish police on Wednesday violently dispersed protests commemorating a teenager killed in 2013 anti-government demonstrations and whose death has become a rallying point for opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Myanmar police arrest scores in violent student rally crackdown

Yangon - Myanmar arrested 127 protesters when baton-wielding police dispersed a student rally Tuesday, as the second crackdown in days deepens fears that authorities are returning to the repressive reflexes of the junta era.

Brazil president warns on violence as new demos loom

Brasilia - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff warned she would not tolerate violence as the continent-sized Latin American country, convulsed by a graft scandal involving dozens of politicians, prepared for a new spate of protests.

Security alert prompted as man spotted on the roof of Parliament

An arrest has been made after a man was spotted pacing around on the roof of the houses of Parliament in London late last night, prompting negotiators, police and the fire service to attend the scene in England's capital.

Myanmar defends rally crackdown as police arrest more protesters

Yangon - Myanmar authorities defended a crackdown on a Yangon rally, which saw police and men in civilian clothes beat unarmed protesters, as security forces made fresh arrests on Friday.

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.
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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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Another view of HMS Sceptre
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Toronto mayor Rob Ford and his aides.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford and his aides.
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.
Anti-government protester in Bangkok  Thailand. Photo Alessio Fratticcioli.
Anti-government protester in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo Alessio Fratticcioli.
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Military protest in Lisbon, Portugal on November 10, 2012 - “Police are unhappy, military are unhappy, people are unhappy”.
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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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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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Protesters at Unite Women s March in Baton Rouge  LA.
Protesters at Unite Women's March in Baton Rouge, LA.
Juan Francisco Coydenall  injured in protests in Mexico City.
Juan Francisco Coydenall, injured in protests in Mexico City.
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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.
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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.
Protesters gather in Chicago
Protesters gather in Chicago
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.
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.
Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
Pro-democracy protesters don Guy Fawkes masks
Pro-democracy protesters don Guy Fawkes masks
Police brutally attacked protesting students in Valencia.
Police brutally attacked protesting students in Valencia.
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