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Romanian PM denounces protests, defends police

Bucharest - Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has written a letter to the EU describing last week's protests in Bucharest as an attempt to overthrow the government and defending the handling of the demonstrations by the police, Romanian media reported on Fr...

Hundreds rally in Moscow to demand release of 'extremist' teens

Moscow - Hundreds of people, many clutching stuffed toys, rallied in Moscow on Wednesday to demand the release of two teenagers accused of "extremism" in a case they say is part of a growing Kremlin crackdown on Russian youth.

Romania to probe alleged police violence at protest

Bucharest - Romania has opened an enquiry into alleged police violence at a mass anti-corruption protest against the leftwing government last week where hundreds were injured, military prosecutors said Monday.

Third night of anti-government protests in Romania

Bucharest - Thousands took part Sunday in a third night of protests in Bucharest against alleged government corruption, two days after a crackdown on a mass demonstration left hundreds injured.

Second night of Romania demos after hundreds injured

Bucharest - Tens of thousands gathered Saturday in the Romanian capital Bucharest for a second straight day after more than 450 people were hurt and around 30 arrested in a huge anti-corruption protest.

Over 450 people hurt in Romania protest clashes

Bucharest - More than 450 people were hurt and around 30 arrested during a huge anti-corruption protest in Bucharest, Romanian police said on Saturday, a day after the rally.

Russia stops Pussy Riot member leaving country

Moscow - Russian security services on Wednesday prevented Maria Alyokhina of punk protest group Pussy Riot from flying out of the country to perform at a top arts festival, she said.

China deploys huge police force to prevent fraud protest

Bejing - Hundreds of police patrolled the streets of Beijing's financial district Monday as Chinese authorities thwarted a planned protest against money lost in risky peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms and a lack of government help.

New protests hit southern Iraq, a month into unrest

Basra - Protesters flooded the streets of southern Iraq again on Sunday, nearly a month into a wave of unrest over corruption and decaying public services, AFP correspondents said.

Pussy Riot members freed over World Cup protest

Moscow - Russian police unexpectedly released Pussy Riot punk group members early Wednesday while they still face charges for invading the pitch at the World Cup football final in Moscow last month, the activists said.

Iraq PM sacks electricity minister after weeks of protest

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday sacked his minister of electricity after three weeks of protests against corruption and chronic power cuts in the energy-rich country.

Co-founder of Femen feminist group found dead in Paris

Paris - Oksana Shachko, one of the founders of the Femen feminist protest movement, has been found dead in her Paris apartment, the group said on Monday.

Muscovites protest pension reform ahead of parliament vote

Moscow - Around 1,000 people gathered in Moscow on Wednesday to protest a planned hike in the pension age, a day before the lower house of the Russian parliament is set to vote on the measure.

Muscovites protest pension reform ahead of parliament vote

Moscow - Around 1,000 people gathered in Moscow on Wednesday to protest a planned hike in the pension age, a day before the lower house of the Russian parliament is set to vote on the measure.

Toll from Nicaragua unrest hits 264: rights body

Washington - The known death toll from a four-month crackdown on anti-government protests in Nicaragua has risen to 264, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Wednesday.

At least 14 dead after raid by Nicaragua pro-govt forces: rights group

Managua - A raid by pro-government forces Sunday left at least 14 people dead in Nicaragua, where hundreds have been killed since unrest broke out in April, a rights group said.

Two dead in raid by Nicaragua pro-government forces: rights group

Managua - A raid by pro-government forces left at least two people dead in Nicaragua on Sunday, where more than 230 people have been killed since unrest broke out in April, a rights group said.

Haiti suspends fuel price hike after arson, looting, gunfire

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant on Saturday announced the suspension "until further notice" of a fuel price hike that triggered violent protests and left one dead in the Caribbean nation.

Swedish intellectuals form new literature prize in Nobel protest

Stockholm - What do you do when this year's Nobel Literature Prize, the world's most prestigious accolade of its kind, is postponed because of a sexual assault scandal?You create your own award.

In Bosnia, young man's death stirs nationwide protest

Banja Luka - When the body of a 21-year-old student was found in a stream in March, police said it was an accident. But his family cried foul, unleashing a wave of protests unseen in Bosnia since 2014.

Haiti tense after unpopular fuel price hike

Port-au-prince - At least one person was killed amid protests in the capital of impoverished Haiti Friday, following the announcement of a fuel price rise to comply with an International Monetary Fund agreement.

Three dead in Nicaragua clashes as US slaps sanctions on government

Le - Three people were killed in fresh clashes in Nicaragua on Thursday as the US sanctioned the Central American country's police chief and two other top officials over rights abuses and corruption.

Three dead in fresh Nicaragua clashes: clergy

Le - Three people were killed in fresh clashes Thursday between opposition protesters and police and pro-government paramilitaries in northwestern Nicaragua, local Catholic clergy said.

Woman confronts EPA chief at Washington restaurant

Washington - A woman confronted EPA chief Scott Pruitt at a Washington restaurant and called on him to resign -- the latest time an official from President Donald Trump's administration has come under fire while dining out.

Thousands march against US immigration policy

Washington - Thousands of demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Saturday against President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policy and to demand the immediate reunification of families separated at the border with Mexico.

Chinese police break up protest of military veterans

Bejing - Police have dispersed military veterans who had demonstrated in an eastern Chinese city to protest the alleged beating of elderly ex-soldiers demanding better pensions, witnesses told AFP on Monday.

Palestinians protest in Ramallah over Gaza sanctions

Ramallah - Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated Saturday in the occupied West Bank to demand the Palestinian Authority lift punitive measures against the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, an AFP reporter said.Demonstrators in Ramallah chanted "scrap the sanctions!

Palestinians protest in Ramallah over Gaza sanctions

Ramallah - Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated Saturday in the occupied West Bank to demand the Palestinian Authority lift punitive measures against the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, an AFP reporter said.Demonstrators in Ramallah chanted "scrap the sanctions!

Kazakhstan detains dozens gathering for opposition rally

Almaty - Police detained dozens of opposition protesters in Kazakhstan's largest city on Saturday after the exiled nemesis of long-time leader Nursultan Nazarbayev called for rallies across the country.

Russian opposition leader Navalny calls for protests during World Cup

Moscow - Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny called Tuesday for nationwide protests to take place across the country during the World Cup over a government plan to raise the retirement age for the first time in its modern history.
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Local police and firefighters protesting at the Town Hall in Fuengirola about 25% cuts to their sala...
Local police and firefighters protesting at the Town Hall in Fuengirola about 25% cuts to their salaries, February 12, 2013.
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.
 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.
A man stands on the sidewalk with his sign.
A man stands on the sidewalk with his sign.
Canadian activist Maude Barlow addressing crowd
Canadian activist Maude Barlow addressing crowd
Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood, Washington DC
Protester carries a photo of imprisoned American activist Jeremy Hammond during Bhopal protest.
Protester carries a photo of imprisoned American activist Jeremy Hammond during Bhopal protest.
Sanjay Verma
Global Noise in Paris  France  October 13  2012
Global Noise in Paris, France, October 13, 2012
Global Noise
Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
Million Mask March sit in outside of the World Bank.
Million Mask March sit in outside of the World Bank.
A group of people stand with rainbow flags in an attempt to block the signs of the street preachers.
A group of people stand with rainbow flags in an attempt to block the signs of the street preachers.
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.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
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
Previous protests in California  such as this one on May Day  had taken the opposite stance with som...
Previous protests in California, such as this one on May Day, had taken the opposite stance with some very different demographics involved.
Jonathan McIntosh
File photo: People attending human rights rally  in Israel.
File photo: People attending human rights rally in Israel.
Polish beekeepers & Anti-GMO protesters in Warsaw  Poland
Polish beekeepers & Anti-GMO protesters in Warsaw, Poland
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Act Up protesters storm House Speak John Boehner s office
Act Up protesters storm House Speak John Boehner's office
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.