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Thousands march against corruption-plagued Guatemala president

Guatemala City - Some 5,000 protesters marched night in downtown Guatemala City demanding the resignation of the country's corruption-plagued president, who lost a fight for immunity from prosecution earlier this week.

Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters

Yerevan - Armenian authorities launched a criminal investigation Friday into police officers involved in a brutal crackdown on demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes.

Ecuador tense with anti-govt protests ahead of papal visit

Quito - Just days before the hotly-anticipated visit of Pope Francis to Ecuador, the country's president has come under increasing pressure from opposition protests demanding his ouster.

Armenia president suspends electricity price hike after protests

Yerevan - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Saturday suspended a controversial hike in electricity prices but the move failed to appease protesters who vowed to keep up with the largest anti-government demonstrations the ex-Soviet nation has seen in years.

Thousands in anti-corruption march against Honduras president

Tegucigalpa - Tens of thousands of Hondurans marched Friday in Tegucigalpa, many with torches in hand, as they demanded the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez over an ongoing corruption scandal.

14 Thai students face seven years in jail for anti-junta rally

Bangkok - Fourteen Thai students were taken into custody Saturday after staging an anti-coup rally on charges that could see them jailed for seven years, as the ruling junta tightens its chokehold on dissent.

Armenian PM rejects protesters' demands as anger simmers

Yerevan - The Armenian government on Thursday refused to reverse a controversial electricity price hike, sparking fresh anger among thousands of demonstrators who have rallied in the capital for a week.

9,000 'Electric Yerevan' protesters flood Armenian capital

Yerevan - More than 9,000 demonstrators rallied in the Armenian capital on Wednesday, an AFP reporter said, defying police calls to abandon their protest against electricity price hikes and police violence.

6,000 rally in Armenia after police crackdown

Yerevan - Nearly 6,000 demonstrators rallied in the Armenian capital on Tuesday after riot police used water cannon to break up an earlier protest against electricity price hikes.Waving national flags and chanting "Shame!" and "No to robbery!

Venezuela anti-government march demands election date

Caracas - Marchers hit the Caracas streets Saturday to demand elections and the release of jailed Venezuelan opposition activists including figurehead Leopoldo Lopez, who has been on hunger strike since May 24.

Thousands demand Honduras leader resign in latest protest

Tegucigalpa - Thousands of angry protesters marched in the Honduran capital Friday for the fourth week in a row to demand President Juan Orlando Hernandez step down over a corruption scandal.

East Ukrainians in rare protest against Russian-backed rebels

Donetsk - Several hundred Ukrainians in the country's war-torn east demanded Monday that pro-Russian insurgents remove scores of rocket launchers from crowded city neighbourhoods and stop provoking government fire on their homes.

Pussy Riot member arrested at Moscow women's rights demo

Moscow - A member of punk protest group Pussy Riot and a fellow activist were arrested Friday at a demonstration in Moscow demanding better conditions for women held in Russian prisons.

Jailed Venezuelan dissident ends hunger strike

Caracas - Venezuelan dissident Daniel Ceballos has ended a prison hunger strike after 20 days, his wife reported on Twitter.

Chilean police, students clash on eve of football fest

Santiago - Chilean police fired tear gas and water cannon Wednesday to break up a large student protest that turned violent on the eve of the Copa America, the South American football championship.

Mexico teachers seek to block vote in opium poppy area

Tlapa De Comonfort - Sitting around a table in a dimly lit room, teachers and activists plot how to disrupt Sunday's midterm elections in an impoverished southern Mexico town fed up with corrupt politicians.

Thousands rally in Honduras calling for president to quit

Tegucigalpa - Thousands of protesters marched through Honduras's capital demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez over a corruption scandal that has seen growing calls for him to quit.

Teachers stage new anti-election protests in Mexico

Chilpancingo - Parents of 43 missing students clashed with riot police in southern Mexico while radical teachers blocked an airport and ransacked an electoral office elsewhere in new protests against upcoming elections.

Argentines hold mass rallies condemning violence against women

Buenos Aires - Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across Argentina on Wednesday to condemn violence against women after a series of brutal murders.

Thousands of Venezuelans protest for dissidents' release

Caracas - Thousands of demonstrators took to Caracas' streets on Saturday to press for the release of imprisoned foes of President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Croatian veterans end church protest after PM agrees to talks

Zagreb - Scores of Croatian war veterans who had taken refuge in a Zagreb church left peacefully on Friday after the government agreed to hold talk with them about their benefits.Escorted by police, veterans from Croatia's 1990s independence war left St.

Chile students, police clash at new protest over reforms

Santiago - Chilean police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse stone-throwing students protesting against what they call inadequate education reforms and heavy-handed crackdowns on recent demonstrations.

Chile students, police clash at new protest over reforms

Santiago - Chilean police fired tear gas and used water cannons Thursday to disperse stone-throwing students protesting what they call inadequate education reforms and heavy-handed crackdowns on recent demonstrations.

Brazil protesters demand Rousseff impeachment

Bras - Several hundred protesters gathered Wednday in Brasilia to demand the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff after they completed a 1,000-kilometer (650-mile) march on the capital.

Thousands worldwide march against Monsanto and GM crops

Paris - Thousands of people hit the streets in cities across the world Saturday to protest against the American biotechnology giant Monsanto and its genetically modified crops and pesticides.

Peru declares state of emergency in anti-mining protest area

- Peru has declared a state of emergency in the country's south, where a violent protest against the Tia Maria copper mine has left four people dead in two months.

Eurovision to install anti-booing technology for Russian act

The organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest are installing "anti-booing" technology for the final this year. It comes after Russia's performance was met with heavy crowd protests last year, something that organisers have called "embarrassing."

Macedonia crisis talks yield no breakthroughs

Skopeia - Talks between Macedonia's embattled premier and the opposition failed to yield any breakthroughs Wednesday toward ending the political crisis that has paralysed the small Balkan country.

University short skirt ban sparks leg selfie protest in Algeria

Hundreds of Leg selfies are flooding social media in Algeria after a student was banned from her exam for wearing a skirt which came above her knees.

Ex-Guantanamo inmates end U.S. embassy protest in Uruguay

Montevideo - Former Guantanamo inmates who have been resettled in Uruguay ended a three-week protest outside the U.S. embassy Tuesday after reaching a deal with the South American country's government for economic support.
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Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
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ECAWAR's "Stop Harper in 2015!" picket on January 26.
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