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Ally of Kremlin critic Navalny arrested over tweet

Moscow - An ally of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to ten days in detention after posting a tweet calling on followers to come to an unauthorised rally last month.

Scores defy Thai junta with rally demanding elections

Bangkok - Scores of Thais on Saturday gathered in defiance of a junta ban on protests to call for a return to democracy, as public anger mounts over prolonged military repression.

Topless protest at high-society Vienna ball

Vienna - A topless activist caused an upset in Vienna on Thursday as she burst onto the red carpet of a high-society ball live on television to protest the attendance of Ukraine's president.

Queues, protests as North Korean orchestra performs in South

Gangneung - South Korean activists protested Thursday as a North Korean orchestra gave a sold-out performance on the eve of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Truck protest closes Gaza border crossing

Gaza - Dozens of truck drivers prevented goods from entering the Gaza Strip from Israel on Tuesday in a day-long protest at the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian enclave.

Man killed in Honduras police crackdown: rights groups

Tegucigalpa - A man was killed Monday in Honduras when police forcibly removed demonstrators blocking a road in protest against the disputed re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez, rights groups said.

Lebanon Kurds protest Turkey's Syria offensive

Awkar - Hundreds of Kurds protested in Lebanon on Monday against Turkey's military offensive in Syria's Kurdish enclave of Afrin.

Strippers march in New Orleans to protest club closures

New Orleans - Strippers shouting "my body is not illegal" marched Thursday to protest the closure of clubs in and around Bourbon Street, the main artery of New Orleans' raucous nightlife district.

Thai junta charges activists for protesting at poll delay

Bangkok - The Thai junta has filed charges against seven pro-democracy activists who led a 100-strong rally calling for elections, authorities said Tuesday, as the regime seeks to smother dissent over its latest poll postponement.

German police disperse Kurdish protest against Turkish offensive

Cologne - German police shut down a tense demonstration in Cologne on Saturday, after around 15,000 Kurds took to the streets to protest Turkey's offensive in northern Syria.

Chinese investors detained after Ponzi protests

Bejing - Authorities in eastern China have detained 11 investors after protests erupted over the collapse of the country's latest Ponzi scheme, dubbed "money treasure online".

More than a thousand protest against Trump in Switzerland

Zurich - More than a thousand people protested in central Zurich on Tuesday against the planned arrival of US President Donald Trump in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Turkey stifles anti-Syria operation protests after Erdogan warning

Istanbul - Turkish anti-riot police on Sunday blocked protests in Istanbul and the Kurdish-majority southeast against Ankara's military operation inside Syria.

Greenpeace activists face fine over Eiffel Tower protest

Paris - Greenpeace activists who hung a banner from the Eiffel Tower in protest against far-right leader Marine Le Pen should be given 500 euro fines and suspended sentences, French prosecutors said Friday.

Haitians protest Trump 'shithole' comment

Port-au-prince - Several dozen Haitians protested outside the US embassy in Port-au-Prince on Thursday, recalling their country's heritage after President Donald Trump reportedly called Haiti a "shithole.

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong jailed over protest

Hong Kong - Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was jailed for the second time Wednesday for his role in mass pro-democracy protests as concern grows that prison terms for young campaigners are shutting down debate in the semi-autonomous city as Beijing increases contr...

Hong Kong democracy activists appeal jail terms

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leading democracy activists appealed Tuesday against their jail terms in a case seen as a litmus test for the independence of the city's judiciary, which some fear is under pressure from Beijing.

Anti-Trump protest in Swiss capital ahead of Davos visit

Geneva - Several hundred anti-capitalist demonstrators marched in Switzerland's capital Bern on Saturday to protest against US President Donald Trump's planned visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Swiss brace for protests over Trump's Davos visit

Geneva - Swiss authorities on Thursday warned about unauthorised and potentially violent protests targeting this year's World Economic Forum in Davos and its star attraction, US President Donald Trump.

Swiss petition to keep Trump out of Davos

Geneva - A group of Swiss campaigners launched a petition Wednesday aimed at keeping US President Donald Trump away from the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos later this month.

Thousands march in Honduras to protest president's reelection

San Pedro Sula - Tens of thousands of people marched Saturday against the reelection of US-backed President Juan Orlando Hernandez, demanding that his rival be recognized as the real winner of the November presidential race.

Thousands march in Honduras to protest president's reelection

San Pedro Sula - Tens of thousands of people marched Saturday against the reelection of conservative President Juan Orlando Hernandez, demanding that his rival be recognized as the real winner of the November presidential race.

Almost a week of deadly protests in Iran

Tehran - Violent demonstrations have rocked Iran for almost a week, leaving at least 21 people dead, with the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday declaring the "end of the sedition".

Indian caste protests hit Mumbai

Mumbai - Demonstrators from India's lowest caste blocked roads and railways across Mumbai on Wednesday in protest against violence involving Hindu nationalist groups at an event commemorating a 200-year-old battle.

Trump condemns arrest of demonstrators in Iran

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday condemned the arrest of protesters in Iran, telling Tehran that "the world is watching" as officials reported fresh demonstrations over the country's struggling economy.

Ham shortage hits holiday meals in Venezuela

Caracas - Shortages in Venezuela have now hit an essential part of traditional Christmas and New Year's meals, leaving frustrated citizens with a new holiday chorus: "We want our ham!

Pussy Riot activist sentenced to community work after FSB protest

Moscow - A Russian court on Thursday sentenced a member of the Pussy Riot punk band and activist group to 40 hours of community work after she unfurled a protest sign near the Moscow headquarters of the FSB security services.

Russian police arrest Pussy Riot member after FSB protest

Moscow - Russian police arrested on Wednesday a member of the punk band and activist group Pussy Riot after she unfurled a protest sign near the headquarters of the FSB security service in Moscow.

Iran protesters say Trump speeding up the end of Israel

Tehran - A few hundred diehard Iranian conservatives rallied on Monday against Israel and said US President Donald Trump had hastened its demise with his decision to recognise Jerusalem as its capital.

Thousands protest in Jakarta against Trump's Jerusalem move

Jakarta - Thousands of Indonesian Muslims protested Sunday in Jakarta against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the latest global show of solidarity with the Palestinians.
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Protest march in Warsaw, Poland against GMOs
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Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan speaking at a rally supporting Kitchenuhmaykoosib In...
Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan speaking at a rally supporting Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug.
Women  who were found guilty of obstructing traffic during a pro-Islamist protest in October  gestur...
Women, who were found guilty of obstructing traffic during a pro-Islamist protest in October, gesture during their appeal hearing at a court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, 230 km (143 miles) north of Cairo December 7, 2013
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FEMEN protests against female circumcision at the Berlin Film Festival.
FEMEN protests against female circumcision at the Berlin Film Festival.
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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.
Protesters in Tahrir Square  Cairo.
Protesters in Tahrir Square, Cairo.
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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.
Protesters in Mexico City on July 22  2012
Protesters in Mexico City on July 22, 2012
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Yurts provided by Canadian Union $2000 each to keep warm
Yurts provided by Canadian Union $2000 each to keep warm
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
No Olympics on stolen land.
No Olympics on stolen land.
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.
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
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.
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Police make their presence known around the Occupy Los Angeles encampment on Nov. 28  when a deadlin...
Police make their presence known around the Occupy Los Angeles encampment on Nov. 28, when a deadline had been set for protesters to evict. Police enforced the ordinace two days later.
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.
File photo: People attending human rights rally  in Israel.
File photo: People attending human rights rally in Israel.
During Tel Aviv weekend social justice protests two banks were vandalized.
During Tel Aviv weekend social justice protests two banks were vandalized.