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Kazakhstan accuses protesters of trying to oust government

Astana - Oil-rich Kazakhstan on Friday accused organisers of anti-land reform demonstrations last week of trying to overthrow the Central Asian country's government.

Iraq forces fire tear gas as thousands protest in Baghdad

Baghdad - Security forces fired tear gas as thousands of protesters gathered in central Baghdad on Friday and attempted to head to the Green Zone, a fortified area they have breached twice.

Disabled protesters clash with police in Bolivia

La Paz - Bolivian police fired water cannons Wednesday at disabled protesters, many of them wheelchair-bound, who tried to get near the presidential palace to demand increased benefit payments.

Huge pro-Mugabe march in Zimbabwe capital

Harare - Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans marched through Harare on Wednesday in support of veteran President Robert Mugabe after the main opposition party staged a rally last month calling for him to resign.

Major opposition rally banned in Congo after Kabila ruling

Kinshasa - Public demonstrations have been banned in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Tuesday, ahead of a planned opposition rally to denounce a controversial court ruling allowing President Joseph Kabila to remain in power beyond his man...

Brussels police fire water cannon at anti-austerity protest

Brussels - Belgian police Tuesday fired water cannon during clashes with protesters at a huge demonstration in Brussels against the centre-right government's labour reform plans, leaving 10 people injured.

Four charged with attempted murder after police car torched

Paris - Four men were charged with attempted murder Saturday over the torching of a police car while two officers were inside during a protest in Paris this week, prosecutors said.

One dead in Chile protests: Officials

Playa Ancha - A security guard died Saturday during protests here as President Michelle Bachelet was delivering an annual address to Chile's Congress, officials said.

Iraq forces 'killed at least two protesters'

Baghdad - Iraqi forces killed at least two protesters while defending Baghdad's Green Zone, officials said on Saturday, as the troubled country's leaders warned against further escalation.

Protesters break into Green Zone, enter Iraq PM's office

Baghdad - Supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed the premier's office Friday after breaking into the Green Zone for the second time in three weeks, further escalating a long-running political crisis.

Artistic dissent alive in Russia despite crackdown

Moscow - Clad in a rather unpresidential blue parka and jeans, Roman Roslovtsev unfurls a rubber mask of Vladimir Putin and pulls it over his head. He then holds up his protest poster and walks towards the Kremlin.

French PM urges 'harsh' punishment over anti-police violence

Paris - France's prime minister called on Thursday for "harsh" punishment for those attacking police officers, a day after protesters torched a police vehicle in central Paris.

Dozens of Myanmar workers arrested in rally clampdown

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar police on Wednesday arrested dozens of activists and factory workers as they broke up a labour rights march on the capital, the latest rally to test freedoms under Aung San Suu Kyi's new civilian government.

Dozens of Myanmar workers arrested in rally clampdown

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar police on Wednesday arrested dozens of activists and factory workers as they broke up a labour rights march on the capital, the latest rally to test freedoms under Aung San Suu Kyi's new civilian government.

Dozens of Myanmar workers arrested in rally clampdown

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar police on Wednesday arrested dozens of activists and factory workers as they broke up a labour rights march on the capital, the latest rally to test freedoms under Aung San Suu Kyi's new civilian government.

French police attacked during rally against 'anti-cop hatred'

Paris - A rare rally of police officers against "anti-cop hatred" in France descended into violence as counter-demonstrators smashed and torched a police car, forcing two officers to flee.

Macedonia's paint-filled protests struggle to spur change

Skopje - They start with a Facebook post announcing the target of the day, and end at dusk with a flurry of attacks on a Macedonian government building -- using balloons and water pistols filled with bright paint.

Kabul locked down as minority Hazaras protest over power line

Kabul - Afghanistan's capital was under lockdown Monday as thousands of minority Shiite Hazaras launched protests over a multi-million-dollar power transmission line, in what could snowball into a political crisis for the beleaguered government.

Nepal ethnic groups in fresh protests against constitution

Kathmandu - Hundreds of members of Nepal's ethnic minorities blocked roads in the capital on Sunday in renewed protests calling for changes to the Himalayan nation's controversial new constitution.

Egypt jails 152 over anti-government protests

Cairo - Egyptian courts have handed out jail sentences on the weekend to 152 people for taking part in unlicensed anti-government protests, judicial officials and lawyers said on Sunday.

Bosnian Serb leader supporters, opposition protest

Banja Luka - Thousands of opponents and supporters of Milorad Dodik, head of the Bosnian Serb-run entity, held rival rallies in Banja Luka Saturday, accusing each other of corruption and treason.

Egypt court jails 51 for protests over Saudi island deal

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 51 people to two years in prison for protests against the handover of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, judicial officials and lawyers said.

Eco campaigners blockade German coal mine

Proschim - Two thousand environmental protesters blockaded a coal mine in Germany on Friday as part of an international campaign against the use of fossil fuels.

Thousands protest against axing of Mauritania senate

Nouakchott - Thousands of people gathered in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott to protest against a move by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to abolish the senate.

French citizens' movement calls for worldwide demos on May 15

Paris - The French citizens' movement "Nuit debout" that has been holding a nightly sit-in in central Paris for more than a month called on Saturday for demonstrations on May 15 around Europe and the world.

240,000 Poles join landmark pro-EU, pro-democracy march

Varsovia - Around a quarter of a million Poles flooded central Warsaw on Saturday, marching to defend their country's place in the European Union and protest against moves by the right-wing government, which they claim undermine democracy.

Rousseff rallies Brazil anti-impeachment crowd

S - Brazil's embattled leftist President Dilma Rousseff vowed at a protest Sunday to go down fighting ahead of what could be her final full week in power before impeachment.

Open house in Baghdad's mythical Green Zone

Baghdad - Thousands of wide-eyed Iraqis marvelled at the fountains, flowers and perfect lawns in Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday, a day after protesters breached the walls of the fortified area.

Tear gas in Paris, Istanbul as tensions erupt on May Day

Paris - French and Turkish police fired tear gas at protesters as tensions erupted in both countries during May Day rallies Sunday, while thousands marched across the globe for the annual celebration of worker's rights.

Tense protests outside Trump speech in California

Burlingame - Hundreds of demonstrators jostled with police in riot gear outside a California hotel where Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was to give a speech, forcing the candidate to duck into a back entrance.
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Some of the people and dogs at Charlee s Angels for the Animals rally on April 27  2014. Some more o...
Some of the people and dogs at Charlee's Angels for the Animals rally on April 27, 2014. Some more of Shania's puppies.
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Saturday in New York City during the Occupy Wall Street Protest
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Police brutality during the miners' demonstration in Madrid, Spain
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Ireland: Protest against government austerity measures.
Ireland: Protest against government austerity measures.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton, July 8, 2014.
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Man with symbolic upside down umbrella on Avenue Saxe, Lyon.
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Streetcar shooting protest at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario.
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February 11, 2012 - worldwide protests against the ACTA internet censorship treaty - Leipzig, Germany.
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Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
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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.
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