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Venezuelan riot police break up opposition protest

Caracas - Venezuelan riot police fired tear gas Tuesday to break up a demonstration in Caracas called by opposition leader Juan Guaido as he seeks to ramp up demands for elections to replace leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuelan police fire tear gas at opposition protest

Caracas - Venezuelan riot police fired tear gas at a demonstration in Caracas called by opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday to demand elections to replace leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Two Guinea protest figures in custody: lawyer

Conakry - Two prominent figures from Guinea's anti-government protest movement have been charged with assault and kept in custody in the capital of the West African country, one of their lawyers said.

'A Day Without Us': Mexican women stage protest by absence

Mexico - Women mostly stayed off Mexico City's streets Monday as part of a protest against the country's soaring rate of gender violence.The "Day Without Us" strike was staged to highlight the more than 1,000 women and children murdered in Mexico last year.

Cyprus police use tear gas at protest against crossing closure

Nicosia - Cyprus police sprayed tear gas on Saturday as several hundred people protested against the closure of crossings on the divided island's ceasefire line over coronavirus fears.

Violence flares again as Chile braces for new protests

Santiago - Chile's capital experienced its worst night of anti-government violence in weeks after stone-throwing protesters clashed with police in running battles across the city, forcing public transport to shut down.

Iraq crisis deepens after PM-designate steps down

Baghdad - Protest-torn Iraq on Monday faced more political gridlock after prime minister-designate Mohammed Allawi withdrew overnight, accusing lawmakers of obstructing his attempt to form a government.

Fire in Paris, train station partly evacuated during protests: police

Paris - Paris police reported a fire Friday near the Gare de Lyon train station, which was partially evacuated amid violent protests against a Congolese singer due to give a concert nearby.

Greek islanders stage new protests over migrant camps

More than 1,000 people rallied on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday to protest against new migrant camps, a day after violent clashes left more than 60 injured, mostly police officers.

Greek islanders stage new protests over migrant camps

More than 1,000 people rallied on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday to protest against new migrant camps, a day after violent clashes left more than 60 injured, mostly police officers.

Dozens injured in fresh Greek protests over migrant camps

Hundreds of protesters on the Greek island of Lesbos on Wednesday threw stones at police who responded with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets, an AFP photographer said, on a second day of demonstrations against the construction of new migrant ...

Police move in to clear Canada rail blockade

Ottawa - Ontario police moved in Monday to clear indigenous protestors fighting a new pipeline who have caused major disruptions to the Canadian economy by blocking a key east-west rail artery for nearly three weeks.

Londoners rally for Assange ahead of extradition hearing

London - A few hundred protesters marched across central London Saturday to call on Britain to reject WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to the United States at hearings that start next week.

Venezuela's Guaido calls anti-Maduro rally for March 10

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido on Friday called a demonstration in a bid to reignite the protest movement he hopes will force President Nicolas Maduro from office.

Greek islanders take anti-camp protest to Athens

Athens - Greek officials and residents from islands hosting thousands of asylum-seekers staged a protest in Athens on Thursday against plans to build new camps.

Indonesians protest use of island for virus quarantine

Menteng Dua - Hundreds of residents of a remote Indonesian island protested Monday at the government's decision to use it to quarantine evacuees from the Chinese city at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

Outcry in Guinea over police 'human shield' video

Conakry - Police in the West African state of Guinea are facing a storm of criticism over a viral video that apparently showed them using a woman as a human shield against stone-throwing protestors.

Iraq resumes joint ops with US-led coalition

Baghdad - Iraq's security forces have resumed operations with the US-led coalition to fight Islamic State group sleeper cells, the global alliance said, after tensions led to a more than three-week pause.

French firefighters demand better conditions in fiery Paris protest

Paris - Thousands of French firefighters on Tuesday took to the streets of Paris in a pyrotechnic protest to demand better working conditions, igniting flares and even setting their fireproof jackets alight.

Iraq protesters rebuild torched camps as rocket attack sparks fears

Baghdad - Anti-government demonstrators rebuilt torched protest camps across Iraq on Monday, seeking to keep up their movement's momentum after a rocket attack on the US embassy in Baghdad threatened an escalation.

One protester killed in south Iraq as anti-govt tents torched

Baghdad - One protester was killed early Monday in Iraq's flashpoint city of Nasiriyah, a medic told AFP, as gunmen stormed the square where anti-government demonstrators had been camped out for months.

Proposed Hong Kong virus quarantine building firebombed during protest

Fpo - Protesters threw petrol bombs on Sunday night at an empty public housing complex in Hong Kong that had been earmarked to become a temporary quarantine zone as the city battles the outbreak of a SARS-like virus.

Anti-Semitic attack sparks Italy protest

Mondov - Hundreds of people carrying candles protested in an Italian town Friday after unknown vandals wrote "Jews Here" on the front door of the house of a Nazi concentration camp survivor.

Iraq protester gunned down in second night of violence

Basra - An Iraqi demonstrator was shot dead in the southern city of Basra overnight, a security source and the human rights commission said Thursday, the latest in a string of protester deaths.

French union cuts power to thousands of homes in pensions protest

Paris - Striking workers at France's national grid operator cut off electricity to thousands of businesses and homes south of Paris on Tuesday, the latest in a string of power cuts over a planned pensions overhaul.

French inquiry opened over police assault of protester

Paris - French prosecutors said Sunday they had opened an inquiry after a riot police officer was caught on camera punching a protester at a demonstration in Paris, footage that went viral online.

Tear gas, arrests in new anti-Macron demo in Paris

Paris - French police fired tear gas under a rain of projectiles and arrested dozens of people on Saturday as thousands of "yellow vest" anti-government protesters returned to the streets of Paris.

French unions vow to stand firm as pension strike softens

Paris - Striking workers poured into streets across France Thursday for a sixth day of demonstrations against a pensions overhaul, putting up a show of defiance after Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the historic transport stoppage "has gone on for too lon...

Protests and outrage as Siemens backs Aussie mine project

Berlin - Environmental activists across the world slammed German engineering conglomerate Siemens on Monday after it decided to carry on with a controversial coal mine project in Australia.

French govt offers compromise in bid to end transport strike

Paris - France's government Saturday proposed a compromise to end a crippling transport strike against pension reform, with an offer to withdraw a key proposal on raising the retirement age, but trade unions gave the announcement a mixed welcome.
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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.
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.
Madrid: Protest against the medieval & brutal  Toro de la Vega  event in Tordesillas - Saturday  Sep...
Madrid: Protest against the medieval & brutal 'Toro de la Vega' event in Tordesillas - Saturday, September 14, 2013.
Joan Roca Febrer
Madrid: Protest against the medieval & brutal  Toro de la Vega  event in Tordesillas - Saturday  Sep...
Madrid: Protest against the medieval & brutal 'Toro de la Vega' event in Tordesillas - Saturday, September 14, 2013.
Joan Roca Febrer
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.
Protester in Mexico City.
Protester in Mexico City.
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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.
No Olympics on stolen land.
No Olympics on stolen land.
Occupy Vancouver protest at Vancouver Art Gallery  close to TD Bank.
Occupy Vancouver protest at Vancouver Art Gallery, close to TD Bank.
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
200 000 people protested against Japan s nuclear restart in Tokyo.
200,000 people protested against Japan's nuclear restart in Tokyo.
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Palestinian Protest in Ramallah over rising prices Sept 9 2012
Palestinian Protest in Ramallah over rising prices Sept 9,2012
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Veterans protest at Obama s campaign headquarters in Oakland  Ca.
Veterans protest at Obama's campaign headquarters in Oakland, Ca.
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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.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
 Citizens and public employees are not responsible for the waste  - Local police & firefighters ...
"Citizens and public employees are not responsible for the waste" - Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
Protest in Malaga  Spain on April 15  2012
Protest in Malaga, Spain on April 15, 2012
Alfredo P. Chomón
Million Mask March gathered outside of White House.
Million Mask March gathered outside of White House.
Anti-US demonstration in Sydney  Australia
Anti-US demonstration in Sydney, Australia
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