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Chileans march to demand end to privatized pension system

Santiago - Thousands of people marched in major cities in Chile Sunday to demand an end to a privatized pension system put in place more than 35 years ago under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Scores detained as Belarus opposition protest broken up

Minsk - Belarus authorities raided the offices of a prominent rights group Saturday, detaining dozens of people, including foreign rights workers, ahead of a planned protest by opponents of President Alexander Lukashenko.

Vancouver's Trump Tower opens amidst protests and 'fake news'

The Trump brothers have come to Vancouver, BC today for the grand opening of their family-branded Trump International Hotel and Tower. But the cold shoulders the brothers will be experiencing won't be coming from the temperature outside.

Duterte fans, foes in mass Manila rallies

Manila - Thousands of supporters and foes of President Rodrigo Duterte joined large rallies in Manila on Saturday, highlighting how his brutal drug war has polarised the Philippines.

Hong Kong police jailed over attack on democracy protester

Hong Kong - Seven Hong Kong police officers were jailed for two years Friday for what the judge described as a "vicious" attack on a protester during pro-democracy rallies in 2014, captured on film and beamed around the world.

Hong Kong police jailed over attack on democracy protester

Hong Kong - Seven Hong Kong police officers were jailed for two years Friday for what the judge described as a "vicious" attack on a protester during pro-democracy rallies in 2014, captured on film and beamed around the world.

Hong Kong police jailed over attack on democracy protester

Hong Kong - Seven Hong Kong police officers were jailed for two years Friday for what the judge described as a "vicious" attack on a protester during pro-democracy rallies in 2014, captured on film and beamed around the world.

Hong Kong police guilty over attack on democracy protester

Hong Kong - Seven Hong Kong police officers were found guilty Tuesday of assaulting a protester during pro-democracy rallies in 2014, in an attack that was captured on film and beamed around the world.

Hong Kong police guilty over attack on democracy protester

Hong Kong - Seven Hong Kong police officers were found guilty Tuesday of assaulting a protester during pro-democracy rallies in 2014, in an attack that was captured on film and beamed around the world.

Hong Kong police guilty over attack on democracy protester

Hong Kong - Seven Hong Kong police officers were found guilty Tuesday of assaulting a protester during pro-democracy rallies in 2014, in an attack that was captured on film and beamed around the world.

Trump tweets criticism over US protests

Washington - President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Sunday to needle the estimated two million people who marched in women-led mass protests against him a day earlier, including celebrities who took part.

Fury, concern over Trump presidency

Washington - Women poured into Washington to express concern, anger and outrage over Donald Trump's taking over as the 45th US president, in the "Women's March on Washington.

'Dump Trump': Tens of thousands join global march

London - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of London, Paris and other cities worldwide on Saturday in solidarity with women-led marches in the United States opposed to President Donald Trump.

Women lead huge rights protests across US

Washington - Led by women in pink "pussyhats," hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Washington and other cities Saturday in a massive outpouring of defiant opposition to America's hardline new president, Donald Trump.

Anti-Trump protesters head to Washington

Washington - Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend Donald Trump's inauguration, but hundreds of thousands of protesters are also expected in Washington next week to vent their frustration over his election win.

Protests before, after or during inauguration have been blocked

Washington - Anyone planning on attending the Women's March in Washington the day after the inauguration might want to check for updates because the Lincoln Memorial won't be available. You can blame the National Park Service for the glitch.

Demonstrators against Haiti vote outcome clash with police

Port-au-prince - Haitian police stopped hundreds of demonstrators challenging the presidential election's outcome on Wednesday, blocking them, clashing with stone-throwers and lobbing tear gas to disperse the crowds.

Myanmar crisis sparks Muslim protests in Asian capitals

Dhaka - Angry Muslim protesters took to the streets from Jakarta to Dhaka on Friday to denounce Myanmar over allegations of indiscriminate killing and rape in a military crackdown on the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.

Dakota Access Pipeline protests grow as companies look to courts

The companies behind the Dakota Access pipeline filed papers on Monday night in U.S. District Court, asking the court to intervene in the fight over the pipeline's completion.

More anti-Trump protests in New York, Miami, Portland

New York - Demonstrators took to the streets of Miami, New York, Portland and other US cities for a third straight night of nationwide protests to oppose Donald Trump's election as president.

Donald Trump election win prompts protests across US

Washington - Protesters burned a giant orange-haired head of Donald Trump in effigy, lit fires in the streets and blocked traffic as rage over the billionaire's election victory spilled onto the streets of major US cities.

Buffalo herd appears from nowhere at Standing Rock

A video of a herd of buffalo has been making its rounds online. The clip shows a buffalo heard appearing at the crest of a hill where the Dakota Pipeline protests are taking place.

Thousands march in Europe against EU-Canada trade deal

Paris - Thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in France, Spain and Poland against a EU-Canada free trade deal and a far more ambitious agreement with the United States.

Angry French villagers protest against migrant relocation plan

Paris - Demonstrators took to the streets Saturday in several towns across France to protest the government's plan to relocate migrants from the squalid Calais "Jungle" camp that is being shut down to their communities.

US police release video of fatal shooting of black man

Los Angeles - Following days of protests, police in San Diego on Friday released video footage of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, saying the decision was made to counter "misinformation" being circulated about the incident.

Protests after unarmed black man shot dead by US police

Los Angeles - Protesters marched in a California town following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man said to be mentally ill, as local officials urged calm and pledged a full investigation.

Charlotte police release video of black man's fatal shooting

Charlotte - Charlotte authorities have released footage of the deadly police shooting of a black man, after days of heavy pressure from politicians and vocal protesters, saying he had a gun and marijuana in his possession.

Family releases shocking video of Charlotte shooting

Charlotte - The family of the African American man whose death has triggered days of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina has released dramatic video of the police shooting, raising pressure on authorities to make their own footage public.

'Don't shoot!' pleads victim's wife in Charlotte video

Charlotte - The wife of the African American man whose death has triggered days of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday released dramatic video footage of the moments before and after he was shot by police.

Pressure mounts to release police video of Charlotte shooting

Charlotte - Investigators in Charlotte faced mounting pressure Friday to release video footage of the police shooting of an African American man, after protesters defied a curfew and took to the North Carolina city's streets for a third straight night.
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Protests held during the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
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Thousands of protesters marching along the streets of Toronto chanting, "We are the 99 percent - you are the 99 percent."
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A placard and a Canadian flag being waved at a protest
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An Occupy Toronto protester speaking at the intersection of Yonge and Dundas Streets.
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Anti-government protesters take cover behind a temporary barricade during clashes with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014
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Anti-government protesters walk past a burning tent encampment during clashes with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014
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A police car gassing a street in Istanbul
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Protests on the Inauguration of President Barack Obama
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Police in Istanbul
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Demonstration in Imbaba, Cairo, while been attacked by tear gas
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Smoke clouds covering the horizon on another day of protests in Alexandria, Egypt.
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Seville, May 1, 2012
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Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.

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