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Thai activists charged for violence against the queen

Bangkok - Five pro-democracy activists in Thailand were charged Wednesday with the criminal offence of attempting to harm the queen, over an encounter with a royal motorcade during a protest last year.

Police van torched in Barcelona protest against rapper's jailing

Barcelona - A police van was torched and looting broke out on Saturday as police and protesters clashed in the latest demonstration in Barcelona, 11 days after the jailing of a Spanish rapper in a highly contentious free speech case.

Targeted by Erdogan, Turkey's LGBT community face 'tsunami of hate'

Istanbul - Murat has watched for years as LGBT people who face persecution in the Middle East have found refuge in his cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Istanbul.

Looting as police, protesters clash at Barcelona rally for rapper

Barcelona - Looting broke out as police and demonstrators in Barcelona clashed for a fifth night Saturday, with thousands hitting the streets across Spain in protest against the jailing of a controversial rapper.

Four arrested after fresh rapper protests in Spain

Madrid - Four more people were arrested following another night of violent protests over the jailing of a rapper for controversial tweets, police said on Saturday.

Russians risk their jobs for supporting Navalny

Moscow - Physics teacher Alexei Alexeyev still can't believe he was fired on the spot after taking part in a rally in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

'Violence unacceptable' Spain PM says as rapper protests rage

Madrid - Spain's government will confront all forms of violence, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Friday as violent protests over the jailing of a rapper for controversial tweets ran into a fourth night.

Spanish govt will confront any form of violence: PM

Madrid - Spain's government will confront all forms of violence, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Friday following the third night of violent protests over the jailing of a rapper for controversial tweets.

Russian protesters released from custody vow to fight on

The time in prison has done little to quench Ruslan Krasnikov's thirst for change at the helm of Russian government -- and to fight for it through street protests. "The protests will continue.

Turkish student protests feed anti-Erdogan anger

Istanbul - Fenced in by riot police, Zeynep Kurbanzade stands with her university classmates in daily protest against the rector picked by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has ruled Turkey since she was just one year old.

Police shooting of street artist sparks violent protests in Chile

Hundreds protested and a public building was burned down in a southern Chilean town Friday in reaction to the fatal police shooting of a street artist.

Erdogan says political opponents behind student protests

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday accused his political opponents of being behind a month of student protests rattling his 18-year rule.

Poland's Walesa nominates Kremlin critic Navalny for Nobel

Warsaw - Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa on Thursday nominated Alexei Navalny for a Nobel Peace Prize, lauding the jailed Russian opposition figure for his courage in working to reveal corruption and defend political pluralism.

Poland's Walesa calls for 'system change' in Russia

Gdansk - Polish freedom icon Lech Walesa on Wednesday called for international cooperation to bring about "system change" in Russia following the jailing of opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

Navalny jailing to burden, not break, Russia-EU ties

Paris - The jailing of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny is corroding already damaged Europe-Russia ties but EU leaders are unwilling to cut all contact with President Vladimir Putin and risk sacrificing climate and security cooperation, analysts say.

Russian prosecutors back request to imprison Navalny

Moscow - Russian prosecutors on Monday backed a request to imprison opposition leader Alexei Navalny for several years on old embezzlement charges, after police detained a record number of anti-Kremlin protesters across the country.

Canada urges release of detained pro-Navalny protesters in Russia

Montr - Canada on Sunday urged the release of protesters held in "mass detentions" during demonstrations in Russia against the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

US condemns Russia's 'harsh' tactics against protesters

Washington - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday condemned Russian authorities for their "harsh" response to protests across the country that called for the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny."The U.S.

Protesters disrupt coronavirus vaccination site in Los Angeles

Los Angeles - Protesters briefly disrupted a coronavirus vaccination distribution center at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, US media reported Saturday.

Navalny brother, aides under house arrest ahead of Russia protests

Moscow - The brother and aides of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were placed under house arrest on Friday ahead of new rallies, as Russian authorities warned that protesters could face charges of taking part in "mass unrest".

Lebanon lockdown protestors target Tripoli's political barons

Tripoli - Angry crowds gathered outside the Tripoli homes of some of Lebanon's top politicians on Thursday, torching rubbish and smashing surveillance cameras as rage grows over the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Navalny's team calls for weekend protests outside Russia's FSB

Moscow - Aides of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny called Tuesday for new anti-government rallies in Moscow this weekend outside the FSB security agency and Vladimir Putin's presidential administration.

Putin denies he owns 'palace' as Navalny aides urge fresh rallies

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday dismissed claims by opposition leader Alexei Navalny that he owns a luxury property on the Black Sea worth $1.35 billion, as the opposition urged fresh nationwide demonstrations.

Navalny scores points in standoff with the Kremlin

Moscow - Thousands across Russia braved police violence and legal action this weekend in a symbolic victory for jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny, whose standoff with the Kremlin promises to be protracted and above all very risky.

Toilet brushes and blue pants: symbols of Russia's protests

Moscow - Blue underwear and toilet brushes, snowball barrages and snow graffiti. Russia's burgeoning protest movement in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has seen demonstrators get creative.

Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained

Moscow - The Kremlin on Sunday accused the United States of interfering in Russia's domestic affairs and downplayed the scale of the weekend's protests, when tens of thousands rallied in support of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

Russia police violence under review after 3,300 protesters held: monitor

Moscow - More than 3,300 protesters were arrested at demonstrations in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, a monitor reported Sunday, as prosecutors probed possible violence "on the part of law enforcement".

Quebec’s province-wide COVID-19 curfew under fire

Montreal - The first night of a month-long curfew in Quebec starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, even as the province set a new daily record of COVID-19 cases, with 3,127 people testing positive for the disease in the past 24 hours.

Trump tells supporters to 'stay peaceful' as protesters storm Capitol

Washington - US President Donald Trump called for "peaceful" protests on Wednesday after his supporters stormed the Capitol following a rally during which he urged Congress to reject Democrat Joe Biden's election victory.

Year of athlete activist as sport embraces protests

Los Angeles - A wave of activism swept across the sporting world in 2020 as a new generation of increasingly confident athletes found their voices to champion social justice initiatives on an unprecedented scale.
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ABOVE: An aerial view of a University of California campus in Berkeley, near where more than a dozen people were injured during two Black Lives Matter protests on Telegraph Avenue in December 2014.
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An individual carrying a "Karl Marx was Wrong" sign. He spoke with another person about how Marx has never been right about anything.
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2,000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
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Police attack protesters with a water canon
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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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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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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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2 000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
2,000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
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One of many protesters wearing a Guy Fawkes mask at the Occupy Toronto rally.
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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 Shia girl at the Pearl Roundabout sit-in, Manama.
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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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Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
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Police battle protesters at Taksim Square in Istanbul
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Shia men sit at a protest in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.

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