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Protests News

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

Venezuela protest toll climbs to 21 with student shooting

Caracas - The death toll from five weeks of political unrest in Venezuela has climbed to 21 after a student was fatally shot in the city of San Cristobal, authorities said Tuesday.Daniel Tinoco, 24, was killed Monday night in the western city where nationwide pr...
In the Media by AFP

Doctors stage protest in Venezuela

Caracas - Several hundred doctors and medical students protested conditions in Venezuela's hospitals Monday, citing shortages of medicines and critical supplies in the troubled oil-rich country.As police held back the demonstrators in the city's Plaza Venezuela,...
In the Media by AFP
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Anti-government protesters help a fellow protester injured in a grenade attack during a rally in Ban...
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Anti-government protesters help a fellow protester injured in a grenade attack during a rally in Bangkok January 17, 2014
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Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
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Egyptians praying  head down to the ground  as tanks wait in the background
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Egyptians praying, head down to the ground, as tanks wait in the background
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3:18pm: These police burst into this area and created a blockade. at Queen and Spadina / Soho. A pho...
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3:18pm: These police burst into this area and created a blockade. at Queen and Spadina / Soho. A photo from downtown Toronto, during the June 26, 2010 G20 Protests.
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An Occupy Nigeria protester holding a bullhorn at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto.
An Occupy Nigeria protester holding a bullhorn at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto.
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Spanish workers from Edesa  march behind a banner that reads  In Defense Of Our Jobs  during a prote...
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Spanish workers from Edesa, march behind a banner that reads "In Defense Of Our Jobs" during a protest at the factory's closure in Basauri
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Thousands attend the Occupy Toronto protest in the city s Financial District.
Thousands attend the Occupy Toronto protest in the city's Financial District.
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Demonstrators in Istanbul  Turkey
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Demonstrators in Istanbul, Turkey
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Al-Azhar University student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Morsi...
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Al-Azhar University student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Morsi make the four-finger Rabaa gesture as they hold tear gas canisters during clashes with riot police and residents of the area at the Al-Azhar University campus in Cairo
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Protests held during the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
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Protests held during the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
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A snapshot of the recent Occupy Wall Street protests in NYC
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A snapshot of the recent Occupy Wall Street protests in NYC
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File photo: Protesters march in Manchester
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File photo: Protesters march in Manchester
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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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Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
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Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
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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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Demonstrators at Cairo s Tahrir Square
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Demonstrators at Cairo's Tahrir Square
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