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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.

Guatemalans block roads in anti-government protest

Guatemala City - Thousands of indigenous Mayans blocked a major highway in western Guatemala on Monday, the latest in a series of protests calling for the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei.

Germany's anti-mask movement draws strange bedfellows

Berlin - A dancer in harem pants moves down a Berlin street next to a skinhead wearing a "Reich" flag: Germany's escalating anti-mask protests in the coronavirus pandemic draw from a wide, seemingly contradictory range of political camps.

Thai leader orders police crackdown on democracy protests

Bangkok - Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered security agencies Thursday to crack down on pro-democracy protesters, as rights groups condemned police for using tear gas and water cannon at a Bangkok rally.

Swiss photographer cleared of aiding Hong Kong protest assault

Fpo - A Swiss photographer who closed a door on a Chinese mainlander moments before he was assaulted during last year's Hong Kong protests was on Friday found not guilty of aiding the attack.

Op-Ed: 'Non-scalable' fence will go up around WH before election

Federal authorities are expected to re-erect a “non-scalable” fence around the White House on Monday, a day before a presidential election many fear may lead to mass protest, civil unrest, and even armed insurrection.

Clashes in Spain over virus restrictions for second night

Madrid - Police in Spain made dozens of arrests during clashes with protestors for a second consecutive night as demonstrators took to the streets to denounce the new coronavirus restrictions.

Clashes in Barcelona over virus restrictions

Madrid - Protesters clashed with police in central Barcelona on Friday after hundreds gathered to demonstrate against new coronavirus restrictions, including a curfew and a ban on leaving the city over the holiday weekend.

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.
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Al-Azhar University student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Morsi...
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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Anti-government protesters help a fellow protester injured in a grenade attack during a rally in Ban...
Anti-government protesters help a fellow protester injured in a grenade attack during a rally in Bangkok January 17, 2014
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One of many protesters wearing a Guy Fawkes mask at the Occupy Toronto rally.
One of many protesters wearing a Guy Fawkes mask at the Occupy Toronto rally.
Stray dogs in Athens
Stray dogs in Athens
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2 000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
2,000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
Anti-government protesters clashed with riot police at the Independence Square in Kiev January 18  2...
Anti-government protesters clashed with riot police at the Independence Square in Kiev January 18, 2014
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ABOVE: An aerial view of a University of California campus in Berkeley  near where more than a dozen...
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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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
A lady in a wheelchair urging people to  stand up for your rights  leads the march.  Thousands were ...
A lady in a wheelchair urging people to "stand up for your rights" leads the march. Thousands were behind her walking the streets of downtown Toronto.
A placard and a Canadian flag being waved at a protest
A placard and a Canadian flag being waved at a protest
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 cannabis.
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Protest in Madrid Spain over latest budget cuts and bailout.
Protest in Madrid Spain over latest budget cuts and bailout.
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Canadians gather at Ontario Legislature to support Egypt.
Canadians gather at Ontario Legislature to support Egypt.
Tens of thousands of protesters demand money from government for cotton crop losses.
Tens of thousands of protesters demand money from government for cotton crop losses.
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Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.

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