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Thousands rally in Spain for ETA prisoner amnesty

Madrid - Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Bilbao in northern Spain on Saturday, calling for amnesty for prisoners of the ETA Basque separatist group.

Protesters confront Russian Orthodox Church in cathedral dispute

Sanktpeterburg - Russians living in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg have been protesting against city authorities' decision to hand control of the country's largest cathedral to the powerful Russian Orthodox Church.

Russians petition against return of iconic cathedral to Orthodox Church

Sanktpeterburg - More than 100,000 people Wednesday signed an online petition against the handover of a flagship cathedral in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg to the Orthodox Church.

S. Korean monk sets himself on fire at anti-president rally

Seoul - A South Korean Buddhist monk is in critical condition after setting himself on fire during a mass protest against the impeached President Park Geun-Hye, officials said Sunday.

Protests, Trump threats: A rocky New Year for Mexico

Mexico - Mexico is already having a year to forget.Mexicans woke up from their New Year celebrations on January 1 with the highest increase in gasoline prices in years that sparked daily protests and looting that left at least three people dead.

Death toll in Mexico protests rises to three

Mexico - The death toll in protests against a gasoline price increase in Mexico rose to three on Friday as two men died of gunshot wounds after a clash with police.

Police clash with Mexico gas protesters, gunfire erupts

Mexico - Gunfire erupted as protesters clashed with police in Mexico during another day of looting and demonstrations against a gasoline price increase that has infuriated the population.

Looting erupts amid Mexico gas price protests

Mexico - Looting broke out at dozens of stores in Mexico on the sidelines of protests against a steep gasoline price increase as authorities detained more than 200 people.

Thousands march in Hong Kong to protest bid to unseat lawmakers

Hong Kong - Thousands of protesters, chanting "Sovereignty belongs to the people!" marched through Hong Kong on New Year's Day to protest at the government’s legal bid to unseat some pro-democracy lawmakers.

Polish leader says opposition protest a 'coup bid'

Varsovia - The head of Poland's ruling conservatives Jaroslaw Kaczynski on Tuesday denounced as a "coup bid" a rolling opposition sit-in protest in parliament that compromised a budget vote.

Hundreds protest against Russia, Iran over Aleppo in Ankara

Ankara - Hundreds marched through Ankara Thursday in protest at Russian and Iranian involvement in the siege of Aleppo, the latest in a series of demonstrations in Europe over the Syria crisis.

Brazilians protest corruption, target president's ally

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians marched in cities across the country Sunday, protesting against corrupt politicians and fears that Congress will try to scupper a huge anti-graft probe.

Thousands protest Ortega's 'farce' re-election in Nicaragua

Managua - Thousands of Nicaraguans marched in their capital on Thursday to protest President Daniel Ortega's re-election last month, calling it an "electoral farce.

Anti-canal protesters accuse Nicaragua police of blocking convoy

Managua - Nicaraguan police fired teargas and rubber bullets at a convoy of people protesting a giant cross-country canal project that threatens to boot them off their land, according to organizers.

Brazilian Senate approves austerity after violent protest

Bras - Brazil's Senate approved the cornerstone of an austerity program aimed at putting the country's finances in order, but violent clashes between police and protesters highlighted growing tensions.

Jantar Mantar: India's protest street

New Delhi - At one end of a backstreet in downtown Delhi a group of women hold a vigil to demand rapists be executed, while at the other acolytes of a spiritual leader arrested for sexual assault demand his release.

Latin Americans march to condemn violence against women

Buenos Aires - Mass marches to condemn horrific violence against women swept Latin America on Friday, after a series of brutal murders stoked outrage over a long-smoldering problem in the region.

Marcos critics strip, parade coffins in Philippines

Manila - Critics of the Ferdinand Marcos regime staged a naked protest Friday, while others marched through the streets with a mock coffin to denounce the late dictator's burial at the Philippines' cemetery for heroes.

Tribal protesters with arrows try to enter Brazil's Congress

Bras - Brazilian police on Wednesday used pepper spray to force back about 300 protesters from indigenous tribes, some armed with bows and arrows, from entering Congress.

Protesters take over entrance to Brazil's presidency

Bras - Hundreds of indigenous people and traditional fishermen occupied the veranda outside the entrance to Brazil's presidential palace on Tuesday.

Protesters storm Brazil Congress demanding military coup

Bras - Dozens of rightwing protesters burst into Brazil's legislative chamber to demand a military coup.

Protesters storm Brazil Congress demanding military coup

Bras - Dozens of rightwing protesters burst into Brazil's legislative chamber on Wednesday to demand a military coup.

Belgian soldiers clash with police in pension protest

Brussels - Several thousand Belgian military personnel on Tuesday marched in the streets of Brussels over a rise in the pension age, at times clashing with police.

British prison officers strike over system 'in meltdown'

London - Thousands of British prison officers have stopped working in protest over a system "in meltdown", union leaders said Tuesday, prompting the government to take legal action to force them back on duty.

Venetians rally to fight city exodus

Venice - Several hundred citizens of Venice rallied on Saturday to draw attention to an exodus of residents that they fear is sucking the life out of the fabled Italian city.

'Million'-strong protest piles pressure on S. Korea president to quit

Seoul - Pressure on South Korea's scandal-hit president to resign escalated sharply Saturday, with organisers claiming a million-strong turnout at one of the largest -- and loudest -- anti-government protests the country has ever witnessed.

Hong Kong rallies against China wading into lawmaker row

Hong Kong - Thousands took to Hong Kong's streets Sunday after Beijing said it would step into an escalating row over whether two city lawmakers who advocate a split from China should be banned from taking up their seats.

Shocked by women's murders, Latin Americans fight back

Montevideo - Florencia was just 10 years old when her stepfather suffocated her with a plastic bag.Lucia was 16 when two men drugged her, raped her and fatally impaled her on a spike.

Fiery protests against Chile's private pension funds

Santiago - Chilean police used tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest Friday against the country's privatized pension system, which opponents say is leaving many retirees in poverty.

Brazilian police raid leftist opposition group: activists

S - A major leftist activist group said Friday that police burst into its training center in Sao Paulo, firing gunshots and briefly detaining members.
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Anti-HST protesters in Victoria, B.C.
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Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
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Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
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