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UN blasts Thai junta for 'Hunger Games' detentions

Bangkok - The United Nations criticised Thailand's junta Friday for detaining people caught throwing a three-fingered protest salute inspired by "The Hunger Games" movies, as the prime minister warned that people using the defiant gesture could "jeopardise their...

Clashes as Mexicans hold rally for 43 missing students

- Protesters angry at the presumed massacre of 43 students clashed with police outside Mexico's National Palace after a massive march demanding President Enrique Pena Nieto's resignation.

Clash erupts in Mexico demo over 43 missing students

- Protesters furious at the presumed massacre of 43 students clashed with riot police in Mexico City on Thursday, during a new day of national demonstrations rattling the government.

Thousands protest in Ecuador against president

Quito - Thousands of people marched Wednesday in Ecuador against the leftist government of President Rafael Correa, denouncing a move that would allow him to extend his rule beyond 2017.

Istanbul plans redevelopment of controversial protest park

Istanbul - Turkish authorities said on Wednesday they intend to go ahead with the redevelopment of Istanbul's Gezi Park, the same project that sparked deadly nationwide anti-government protests last year.

The Sabal Trail Pipeline: Were there other options? Promoted

The many critics of Florida’s Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline have already made numerous compelling arguments why the project is an unnecessary boondoggle.

Myanmar students stage illegal education protest in Yangon

Yangon - Scores of Myanmar students rallied illegally in Yangon Monday against a new education bill they describe as undemocratic, the latest in a series of protests that began during a visit by US President Barack Obama.

Thousands of Romanians protest against Ponta ahead of vote

Bucharest - Thousands of Romanians took to the streets Friday calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Victor Ponta, favourite to win a presidency runoff this weekend, after a scandal over Romanians prevented from voting abroad.

Pope targeted by explicit protest on St Peter's Square

- Femen, the women's rights group known for topless protests, took their act to a new level of provocation on Friday with an explicitly sexually suggestive demonstration in front of the Vatican.

Government employees march in D.C. for higher pay, a union

Washington - Hundreds of federally-contracted government workers staged a day-long protest strike Thursday in an effort to persuade President Barack Obama to issue executive orders that would increase pay and benefits for workers on government contract.

Protesters burn state congress over Mexico 'massacre'

Chilpancingo - Demonstrators angry over the disappearance of 43 college students set fire to the Guerrero state congress in southern Mexico on Wednesday in a new protest over the presumed massacre.

Mexico first lady's mansion causes stir

- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto battled an emerging controversy over his wife's purchase of a mansion built by a company that later briefly won a lucrative bullet train contract.

Million Mask March protests government corruption Special

Edmonton - "Remember, remember the fifth of November." Guy Fawkes Day also marked the Million Mask March against government corruption.

Hundreds of thousands protest in Brussels

Brussels - In the face of government attacks on pensions, wages and public spending, a monster demonstration of trade unionists filled the streets of Belgium capital Brussels yesterday.

Tensions as protesters gather in memory of dead French activist

Paris - Protesters in several parts of France gathered in a sometimes tense atmosphere Sunday in memory of an eco-activist who was killed last weekend during a demonstration against a controversial dam project.

Marchers in Brazil target re-elected president

Liberdade - Angry demonstrators took to Sao Paulo's streets Saturday to push for the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff, with some charging that she should be impeached.

Violent protests erupt in France over alleged police brutality

Nantes - Violent protests broke out on Saturday in two French cities against alleged police brutality, leaving several people injured.

Controversial French dam halted after protester death

Paris - Local French authorities Friday decided to suspend work on a controversial dam after the death last week of an activist protesting against the project that sparked uproar in the country.

Burkina Faso leader refuses to quit after day of violence

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore refused to give up power but called off a state of emergency imposed after a violent uprising against his 27-year rule that saw parliament set ablaze.

Burkina army seizes power after uprising against veteran ruler

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore was toppled on Thursday as the army took power after protesters set parliament ablaze in a popular uprising against the veteran leader's 27-year-rule.

Burkina president declares state of emergency after uprising

Ouagadougou - President Blaise Compaore declared a state of emergency in Burkina Faso Thursday after angry demonstrators set parliament ablaze in an uprising against his long-standing regime.

Burkina army 'backs protesters' as parliament set ablaze

An opposition leader in Burkina Faso said Thursday that the army was "with the people" against the regime of President Blaise Compaore after protesters set light to the parliament building in Ouagadougou.

Call to blockade Burkina Faso parliament

Ouagadougou - The Burkina Faso opposition has called for a blockade of parliament Thursday when the legislature mulls constitutional changes to allow long-serving President Blaise Compaore to extend his rule.

General strike call after mass rally against Burkina Faso leader

Ouagadougou - Trade unions in Burkina Faso have called a general strike on Wednesday following a day of protests against long-serving President Blaise Compaore that saw hundreds of thousands of people on the streets.

Probe into cause of French protester's death veers towards police

Paris - A probe into the cause of a French eco-protester's death in violent clashes with security forces veered towards riot police Tuesday, in a new development to a case that has shocked the country.

Giant Burkina Faso rally against prolonging leader's rule

Ouagadougou - Demonstrators wielding iron bars and stones battled police in the Burkina Faso capital on Tuesday after a massive rally against plans to extend the rule of the country's veteran president.

Peace group opposes Canada's military action in Iraq Special

Edmonton - A peace group in Edmonton was vocal about its opposition to Canada's pending military action against Iraq, in a rally on October 25.

Egypt sentences 23 pro-democracy protesters to 3 years

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced 23 pro-democracy activists on Sunday to three years in prison each for holding an unlicenced and violent protest, after international calls to free the defendants.

New protest in Mexico for 43 missing students

Acapulco - Thousands of protesters marched in Acapulco on Friday to demand the safe return of 43 students who went missing in southern Mexico after an attack by gang-linked police last month.

Protesters grab Mexico town halls over missing students

Iguala De La Independencia - Protesters occupied three town halls in southern Mexico on Thursday to demand the safe return of 43 students who disappeared after gang-linked police attacked them last month.
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Protest at Fort McNair in support of Pfc. Bradley Manning.
Protest at Fort McNair in support of Pfc. Bradley Manning.
Bradley Manning Support Network
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Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
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A Code Pink protester at the NRA press conference
A Code Pink protester at the NRA press conference
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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
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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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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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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.
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Italian protesters demonstrating for freedom in Syria
Italian protesters demonstrating for freedom in Syria
Milano
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Trade union march
Trade union march
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Signs used at Occupy NWA protest.  Fayetteville  Ark.  10-15-11
Signs used at Occupy NWA protest. Fayetteville, Ark. 10-15-11
Kelly Hampton Eubanks
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Protesters at Toronto s Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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November 2011: Tibetians are peacefully protesting China in Melbourne s Federation Square
November 2011: Tibetians are peacefully protesting China in Melbourne's Federation Square
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The Brazilian community protesting in London
with the same demands as their brothers and sisters in ...
The Brazilian community protesting in London with the same demands as their brothers and sisters in Brazil.
Photograph courtesy of Jo Maran, in London.
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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.
Prisotnost Steje OccupyLjubljana
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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.
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Scenes of protest in Lisbon.
Scenes of protest in Lisbon.
Vimeo
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Pussy Riot burn Putin photo in protest
Pussy Riot burn Putin photo in protest
Pussy Riot/YouTube
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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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Polish beekeepers & Anti-GMO protesters in Warsaw  Poland
Polish beekeepers & Anti-GMO protesters in Warsaw, Poland
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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.
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