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Thai opposition figure charged over illegal protest

Bangkok - A prominent Thai anti-establishment figure was on Thursday charged for his role in an illegal flash mob protest last year, prosecutors in the country's capital said.

Chile police arrest 600 after protests as referendum looms

Santiago - Police arrested nearly 600 people after demonstrations to mark the anniversary of Chile's social protests turned violent as rioters torched two Catholic churches, the government said Monday.

Israeli police arrest saboteurs amid protests against premier

Jerusalem - Israeli police said they arrested several people who attacked protesters with tear gas during demonstrations in major cities on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Anti-Trump women's rallies draw thousands across US

Washington - Thousands took to the streets across the United States for women's marches on Saturday, many wearing pink protest hats while issuing fervent calls against President Donald Trump and his conservative Supreme Court pick.

Lebanon protest movement marks 'harrowing' first year

Beirut - Hundreds marched in Lebanon's capital Saturday to mark the first anniversary of a non-sectarian protest movement that has rocked the political elite but has yet to achieve its goal of sweeping reform.

Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

Beirut - Lebanon marks the first anniversary on Saturday of a non-sectarian protest movement that has rocked the political elite but has yet to achieve its goal of sweeping reform.

Chile president condemns police violence against protesters

Santiago - Chile's conservative President Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday condemned police violence against protesters in Santiago after an officer threw a young demonstrator from a bridge.

A year after unprecedented Iraq protests, what has changed?

Baghdad - Back in October 2019, unprecedented protests demanded the fall of Iraq's ruling class. One year on, with a new government in place and nearly 600 protesters killed, almost nothing has changed.

I.Coast court clears president's third-term bid as fresh violence erupts

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's top court on Monday cleared the path for President Alassane Ouattara to seek a contentious third term, as protests turned violent in several cities and fears grew of a repeat of the conflict that claimed 3,000 lives in the West African co...

Hong Kong police swoop on postponed poll protests

Fpo - Nearly 300 people were arrested by Hong Kong police on Sunday as riot officers swooped on democracy protesters opposed to the postponement of local elections.

100 days of protests against police violence, racism in Portland

Portland - Portland this weekend marks 100 days since protests erupted in the western US city to denounce police brutality and racism, shining a spotlight on a deeply polarized America as it prepares for high-stakes elections.

Belarus says protests 'smaller' after third night of crackdown

Minsk - Authorities in Belarus said Wednesday that post-election protests were getting smaller, after police violently put down a third night of demonstrations.

Two protesters in first Iraq deaths under new PM: medics

Baghdad - Two demonstrators died in Baghdad early Monday after being shot in confrontations with security forces, the first victims of protest-related violence under a new Iraqi premier who had promised a dialogue with activists.

Bulgaria's youth push for national renewal

Sofia - "Get out! We'll come to visit you in jail!" shouted a group of young Bulgarians at a recent rally, demanding not only the end of the government but a whole corrupt system.

Op-Ed: Trump's DHS and U.S. Marshalls are out of control in Portland

The US Attorney for the Oregon District on Friday requested an investigation into masked, camouflaged federal authorities without identification badges who are arresting protesters in Portland, Oregon.

Belarus threatens opposition protesters with criminal charges

Minsk - Belarus said Wednesday that protesters could face serious criminal charges after hundreds were arrested at demonstrations over the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential election.

Belarus threatens opposition protesters with criminal charges

Minsk - Belarus said Wednesday that protesters could face serious criminal charges after dozens were arrested at demonstrations over the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential poll.

Kremlin envoy in Far East as more protest governor's arrest

Khabarovsk - Protesters in Russia's Far East rallied again Monday in support of a popular regional governor arrested on murder charges, as a Kremlin envoy looked to ease tensions.

Half year on, activists fear no justice for Iran protest killings

Paris - Half a year after protests which Iran has now acknowledged claimed more than 200 lives, rights groups fear the real toll from the crackdown was far higher and that nobody will be brought to justice.

Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

Paris - Thousands marched in cities around the world for a second week of rallies Saturday to support the US Black Lives Matter movement, but also to highlight racism and police brutality in their own countries.

Thousands in Switzerland march against racism

Geneva - Thousands of demonstrators marched in cities and towns across Switzerland on Saturday to denounce racism and police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the United States.

UK slave trader's statue toppled in anti-racism protests

London - British protesters tore down the statue of a renowned slave trader Sunday and threw it in the harbour on the second day of weekend protests against George Floyd's death.

Europeans join global wave of anti-racism protests

Madrid - Calling for racial justice, protesters rallied across Europe Sunday, joining a wave of demonstrations sparked by the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of US police.

'Burn down racism': world rallies against George Floyd's death

London - Taking a knee, banging drums and ignoring social distancing measures, outraged protesters from Sydney to London on Saturday kicked off a weekend of global rallies against racism and police brutality.

Pressure mounts to remove Confederate monuments amid US protests

Washington - As protests for racial justice grip the United States, pressure is mounting to take down monuments to the slave-holding Civil War South, with several memorials being dismantled this week and others slated for removal.

Protests, pandemic rob Iraqi students of graduation dreams

Baghdad - It was supposed to be Basma's big year: a degree, language certification and maybe a master's abroad. But local protests and a global pandemic threw the Iraqi student's plans off-course.

Protests, court rulings: anti-lockdown push turns partisan in US

Lansing - Hundreds of protestors rallied against stay-at-home orders in Michigan's capital on Thursday and a legal tug-of-war over coronavirus restrictions was taking place in neighboring Wisconsin as lockdown debates turn bitterly partisan in the United States....

Chile police arrest dozens at Santiago May Day protest

Santiago - Chilean police on Friday arrested dozens of people, including press photographers, when they broke up a May Day demonstration in the capital Santiago.

COVID-19 update — Iran reports two more deaths and 13 new cases

World health officials said Friday the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Iran, where health officials confirmed 18 new cases and four deaths in just two days, is “very worrisome.”

Algerians flood streets to mark protest movement's first birthday

Alger - Algerians flooded the capital's streets Friday to mark the first anniversary of a protest movement that has forced the president to quit but still clamours for the complete overhaul of the political system.
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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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A protester in Cairo holds up a sign asking for Hosni Mubarak's swift exit
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Horses were standing by, but were not needed
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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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2,000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
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Smoke billows from the streets of Attécoubé, in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, after forces loyal to former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo shut down anti-Gbagbo protests.
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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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People surround a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin, which was toppled by protesters during a rally organized by supporters of EU integration in Kiev, December 8, 2013
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A placard and a Canadian flag being waved at a protest
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2 000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
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