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Venezuela protest violinist alleges torture in custody

Caracas - A young violinist who became a symbolic feature of Venezuelan protests against President Nicolas Maduro alleged Thursday he was tortured while held in army custody.

Detained Venezuelan violinist, symbol of protests, released

Caracas - A young Venezuelan violinist who became a beloved fixture at anti-government protests has been released after spending 19 days in police custody.Wuilly Arteaga, 23, was freed overnight Tuesday, attorney general Tarek William Saab said on Twitter.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe had already declared a state of emergency

Charlottesville - A white nationalists' rally erupted into deadly violence Saturday as a car plowed into a crowd while demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed, spurring President Donald Trump to condemn "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides."

Merkel stands by Hamburg G20 despite violent protests

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she stood by her decision to hold a G20 summit in Hamburg even after it was marred by street protests that turned violent."Things happened that were unacceptable.

German minister compares G20 rioters to 'neo-Nazis, terrorists'

Berlin - Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Monday compared the far-left and anarchist radicals who rampaged through the G20 summit host city of Hamburg to "neo-Nazis and Islamist terrorists".

Third night of G20 clashes between police, protesters

Hamburg - Fresh clashes erupted early Sunday in the streets of Hamburg following the end of the G20 summit, with protesters setting fire to a number of vehicles, police said.

German policeman fires 'warning shot' on sidelines of G20 demos

Hamburg - A German officer fired a warning shot in Hamburg on Friday evening as anti-G20 protests raged in the German city for a second straight evening, police said."A police officer was attacked by several violent people..

Melania Trump stuck at residence over G20 demos

Hamburg - US First Lady Melania Trump was stuck inside her guesthouse in Hamburg on Friday because of anti-G20 protests, her spokeswoman said.

Hamburg police request reinforcements for G20 demos

Hamburg - Police in Hamburg on Friday requested reinforcements from elsewhere in Germany to help cope with demonstrations and clashes around the G20 summit, a police spokesman told AFP.

Four killed in Venezuela protest: prosecutors

Caracas - Four protesters were killed in the Venezuelan city of Barquisimeto according to officials on Saturday, who said the number of people who have died in three months of anti-government demonstrations now has reached 89.

Merkel urges anti-G20 protesters to stay peaceful

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged protesters to remain peaceful when they rally against a G20 summit next week, when police expect thousands of anti-capitalist militants.

Kabul voices alarm as anti-govt protesters expand sit-in camps

Kabul - Afghan authorities warned anti-government protesters of legal action Thursday as demonstrators set up new sit-in camps around Kabul, raising security alarms after a week of deadly bombings and street clashes.

Kabul voices alarm as anti-govt protesters expand sit-in camps

Kabul - Afghan authorities warned anti-government protesters of legal action Thursday as demonstrators set up new sit-in camps around Kabul, raising security alarms after a week of deadly bombings and street clashes.

Kabul voices alarm as anti-govt protesters expand sit-in camps

Kabul - Afghan authorities warned anti-government protesters of legal action Thursday as demonstrators set up new sit-in camps around Kabul, raising security alarms after a week of deadly bombings and street clashes.

Will Macron face French resistance with reform drive?

Paris - He had just secured a great win, but on the night Emmanuel Macron captured the French presidency, several hundred far-left and anti-capitalist activists and anarchists took to the streets.

Spiraling violence a double-edged sword in Venezuela

Caracas - A young man set ablaze by protesters in Caracas. Looting, destruction and 57 people dead.

Brazil's Temer orders troops in after protesters trash ministries

Bras - Brazilian soldiers deployed Wednesday to defend government buildings in the capital Brasilia after protesters demanding the exit of President Michel Temer smashed their way into ministries and fought with riot police.

Venezuela toll rises to 48 dead after protester is killed

Caracas - A young demonstrator has died from a gunshot wound to the chest, raising to 48 the number of people killed in seven weeks of protests against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, officials said Sunday.

'Enough': famous Venezuelan music conductor Dudamel tells Maduro

Los Angeles - "Enough is enough," world celebratedVenezuelanconductor Gustavo Dudamel said Thursday of the increasingly deadly political crisis gripping his homeland.

Huge May Day march in Moscow, turnout almost 1.5 mln

Moscow - Almost a million and a half people turned out in central Moscow on Monday for the annual May Day parade, many more than in past years, Russian police said."Nearly 1.

Russian PM rejects Navalny's corruption allegations

Moscow - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev dismissed for the first time on Tuesday allegations of corruption made against him by opposition leader Alexei Navalny, which sparked nationwide protests.

Brazilians take to streets against Temer-backed reforms

S - Tens of thousands of Brazilians returned to the streets Friday to protest reforms backed by President Michel Temer's conservative government.

Hong Kong activist jailed over Umbrella Movement protest

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong democracy activist was jailed Thursday over Umbrella Movement mass protests while nine more campaigners face charges, as fears grow that freedoms are under threat in the semi-autonomous city.

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.
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Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan.
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An Occupy Toronto protester speaking at the intersection of Yonge and Dundas Streets.
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Thousands attend the Occupy Toronto protest in the city's Financial District.