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Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez goes on trial

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez went on trial Wednesday on charges of inciting violence during anti-government protests that ultimately left 43 people dead.
In the Media by AFP

Anti-Semitism, violence rise in Europe as Gaza conflict continues

The ongoing conflict in Gaza has sparked anger in cities across Europe, with anti-Semitism seeing a sharp rise, resulting in violent protests, anti-Semitic chants and attacks on Jewish synagogues in some of Europe’s largest cities.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

U.S. protesters use their bodies to block transport of immigrants

Murrieta - Around 150 protesters blocked an access road for three buses that were carrying immigrants to a processing center for deportation. The buses had to turn around and find another route to take.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

UK police urge the use of 'SmartWater' to track protesters

London - Commissioners of the London police are urging the Met area officials to put dye into their water cannons. This would mark the clothes of protesters and allow them to more easily track offenders.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Protests banned as 120 snipers line up to protect Spanish crown

Madrid - As Prince Felipe gets ready to be crowned the new King of Spain, two demonstrations and two concentrations planned for Thursday have been banned, thousands of extra police officers brought in and 120 snipers prepped to protect the ceremonial event.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Venezuela's judiciary targeting protestors

Geneva - Venezuela's judiciary is cracking down on students and dissidents while allowing nine out of ten other crimes, including thousands of murders, to go unpunished, an international watchdog said Thursday.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

Venezuela opposition leader to face trial over demos

Caracas - A Venezuelan opposition leader has been ordered to stand trial on charges of instigating violence at an anti-government demonstration in February, prosecutors said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

'No more monarchy' protests hit the streets of Spain (Video)

Madrid - Yesterday morning, King Juan Carlos I announced his abdication from the throne. By that evening, thousands were in the streets, demanding an end to the monarchy and a return to the republic.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Brazil's economic image at stake with World Cup

In 2007, being awarded the right to hold a World Cup event was the answer to a glorious dream. Brazil had big expectations of showing the world they were a major economic power, giving them a good reason to fix a crumbling transportation infrastructure.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Clashes in Sao Paulo 27 days from World Cup

Braz - Brazilian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a protest near the airport in Sao Paulo, the city hosting the football World Cup opener in less than a month.
In the Media by AFP

FBI aiding Brazil police in Cup challenge

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police compared notes with US law enforcement officers here Thursday as they geared up for a mammoth security operation at next month's World Cup.
In the Media by AFP

Protests, strikes hit Brazil 28 days from World Cup

Braz - Brazil faced a test of its security preparations for the World Cup as demonstrators angry at the cost of the event joined protests and strikes in several major cities.
In the Media by Natalia Ramos (AFP)

U.S. congressional panel backs Venezuela sanctions

Washington - A U.S. congressional panel passed a bill that would impose sanctions on those responsible for human rights abuses against anti-government protesters in Venezuela.
In the Media by AFP

Policeman shot dead in Venezuela protests

Caracas - A Venezuelan policeman died after he was shot in the neck in clashes with anti-government demonstrators in Caracas angered by pre-dawn raids on their protest camps.
In the Media by Marcelo Daniel Brusa (AFP)

HRW denounces 'pattern of serious abuses' in Venezuela

Washington - Venezuela's security forces have engaged in a "pattern of serious abuses" against anti-government protesters, including the use of torture, with the apparent aim of punishing political dissent, Human Rights Watch said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Bolivia military backtracks on sackings over protests

La Paz - Bolivia's military command moved Saturday to try to defuse unrest in the ranks, announcing it would not go ahead with the planned firing of more than 400 non-commissioned officers.
In the Media by AFP

Police homes destroyed in violent Bloemhof protests

A total of 12 police homes have now been destroyed in violent protests after residents of the Boitumelong township in the Bloemhof area went on the rampage over nepotism and lack of service delivery in the local ANC government.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

UN concern over 'high human cost' of Venezuela protests

Caracas - The United Nations office in Venezuela expressed deep concern Saturday over the "high human cost" of anti-government protests which have left 39 people dead during two months of unrest.
In the Media by AFP

Ukraine says Russian agents involved in Kiev carnage

Kiev - Ukraine on Thursday accused both ousted pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych and Russian security agents of being responsible for February unrest in Kiev that claimed nearly 90 lives.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuela government seeks 'totalitarian' regime

Caracas - The Roman Catholic Church in Venezuela accused the leftist administration of President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday of seeking to impose a "totalitarian government" and blaming it for protests shaking the country.
In the Media by AFP

Venezuelan police block opposition lawmaker's return

Caracas - Venezuelan police blocked an opposition lawmaker from returning to the legislature to retake her seat and fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of her supporters.
In the Media by Valeria Pacheco (AFP)

Venezuelan showdown over opposition lawmaker's ouster

Caracas - In a direct challenge to President Nicolas Maduro, a prominent Venezuelan opposition politician vowed to take her seat in the National Assembly Tuesday despite her ouster by the Supreme Court.
In the Media by AFP

Ousted lawmaker brands Venezuela's Maduro 'desperate'

Caracas - An ousted Venezuelan lawmaker hit back at President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, accusing the government of desperation after she was effectively fired for raising the country's deadly political crisis.Maria Corina Machado has been placed under criminal i...
In the Media by AFP

Ousted lawmaker brands Venezuela's Maduro 'desperate'

Caracas - An ousted Venezuelan lawmaker hit back at President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, accusing the government of desperation after she was effectively fired for raising the country's deadly political crisis.Maria Corina Machado has been placed under criminal i...
In the Media by AFP

OAS bars press for session on Venezuela

Washington - The Organization of American States decided Friday to close to the press a session at which a prominent Venezuelan opposition lawmaker was expected to speak to the regional body.The OAS's permanent council voted 22 to 11 in favor of barring the press, ...
In the Media by AFP

Venezuela breaks ties with Air Canada over flights suspension

Venezuela's government said on Tuesday it was breaking commercial ties with Air Canada ACb.TO a day after the airline suspended flights to Caracas citing the country's civil unrest.
In the Media by Reuters

Venezuela forces take opposition protest plaza

Caracas - Venezuela's authorities deployed hundreds of security forces into an opposition stronghold early Monday to stamp out protests in Caracas against the leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro.The show of force came as the death toll from a month an...
In the Media by AFP

Venezuelan students march to mark first protest deaths

Caracas - About 3,000 Venezuelan students marched Wednesday to mark a month since the first deaths in anti-government protests that have now claimed at least 21 lives.Similar opposition protests took place in the cities of San Cristobal, Merida and Valencia.The ...
In the Media by AFP

Media covering Venezuela unrest subject to arrests, attacks: union

Caracas - Nearly 100 journalists have suffered arbitrary arrests, robberies or physical attacks and harassment covering protests in Venezuela, the national press workers union SNTP said Wednesday."Most of the aggressions carried out against press workers over th...
In the Media by AFP

Anti-government rally called in Caracas amid new violence

Caracas - Students and opponents of the Venezuelan government have called a new rally for Wednesday to mark a month of protests in Caracas, as the death toll from demo-related violence reached 21.Students throwing rocks and homemade firebombs clashed late Tuesda...
In the Media by AFP
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Blockage at Yurt at Occupy Toronto
Blockage at Yurt at Occupy Toronto
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Issues that were outside the scope of the original Occupy Toronto also found their way into St. Jame...
Issues that were outside the scope of the original Occupy Toronto also found their way into St. James Park as this photo shows of Islam advocates making a pitch.
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Police battle protesters at Taksim Square in Istanbul
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Police battle protesters at Taksim Square in Istanbul
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order ...
Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing Marijuana
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Idle No More protesters in Vancouver  BC in December  2012
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Idle No More protesters in Vancouver, BC in December, 2012
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Hundreds of protesters outside of city hall clashing with Toronto police officers.  The peaceful pro...
Hundreds of protesters outside of city hall clashing with Toronto police officers. The peaceful protest became violent after activists wanted to enter city hall.
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A Turkish woman reads her freedom declaration to police
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A Turkish woman reads her freedom declaration to police
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Tear gas in Istanbul
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Tear gas in Istanbul
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Fast food workers attend a protest against McDonald s outside one of its restaurants in New York Dec...
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Fast food workers attend a protest against McDonald's outside one of its restaurants in New York December 5, 2013
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Thai riot policemen stand guard during an anti-government protest rally at the Air Force auditorium ...
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Thai riot policemen stand guard during an anti-government protest rally at the Air Force auditorium in Bangkok, on May 15, 2014
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Washington: Protest of the partial government shutdown
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Washington: Protest of the partial government shutdown
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Lawyers protest the arrest of their fellow lawyers in Istanbul
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Lawyers protest the arrest of their fellow lawyers in Istanbul
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A group of sympathizers for an Air Canada union holds a banner criticizing government intervention i...
A group of sympathizers for an Air Canada union holds a banner criticizing government intervention in negotiations.
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Cops on the scene at 6am Wednesday
Cops on the scene at 6am Wednesday
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Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization hold placards and party flags as they shout sl...
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Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization hold placards and party flags as they shout slogans during a protest against U.S. drone attacks. The banner in Urdu reads, "Barbaric drone attacks on innocent tribal people is blatant state terrorism by America"
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File photo: Occupy Fort Worth march. A common slogan that is being used during the Occupy protests
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File photo: Occupy Fort Worth march. A common slogan that is being used during the Occupy protests
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