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Boy among seriously injured in Dakar Rally crash

Buenos Aires - A ten-year-old boy and his father were seriously injured when a speeding car smashed into spectators during the prologue of the Dakar Rally on Saturday.

Piggy bank power kicks off Taiwan election

Taipei - Tsai Ing-wen, widely tipped to become Taiwan's next president, kicked off a one-month election campaign Sunday, with supporters bringing donations in piggy banks to a rally held by her opposition party.

Thousands march against 'barbarity' in French city Toulouse

Toulouse - More than 10,000 people marched Saturday in the French city of Toulouse for peace and against "barbarity" a week after the devastating attacks in the capital left 130 people dead.

Reeling from attacks, France bans Paris climate rallies

Paris - France Wednesday banned two citizens' rallies planned for a crunch climate conference due to open in Paris just two weeks after terror attacks killed 129 people in the French capital.

Tens of thousands rally for Congo leader's bid to extend rule

Brazzaville - Tens of thousands of supporters of Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso took to the streets of the capital Brazzaville on Saturday to back his controversial bid to change the constitution in order to remain in power, an AFP journalist said.

Op-Ed: Justin Trudeau engaged the crowd in Brampton ON pre-election 2015

Brampton - On October 4th, 2015, Justin Trudeau engaged a huge crowd at the Brampton, Ont. rally where he offered hope for Real Change and a better future for Canadians. Working together is vital where opportunities and growth will secure a prosperous Canada.

Tens of thousands of Moldovans protest corruption

Chisinau - Tens of thousands of Moldovans took to the streets on Sunday in the capital Chisinau calling for early elections as the country continues to be rocked by a $1 billion banking scandal.

Greek conservative pledges wide government in case of victory

Atenas - Greek conservative leader Vangelis Meimarakis wound up his election campaign Thursday offering to set up a wide-ranging "national team" government should he win the vote on Sunday.

Moldovan protesters set up camp over 'fraud of century'

Chisinau - Demonstrators pitched around 100 tents in the Moldovan capital Chisinau Monday, demanding the president's resignation and snap elections in the wake of a scandal dubbed the "fraud of the century.

Protesters urge Greeks to use fake ballot papers in referendum

Atenas - Thousands of Communist Party supporters held a rally in Athens Thursday calling for people to defy the government and vote with fake ballot papers at Greece's upcoming bailout referendum.

Some 17,000 anti-bailout demonstrators rally in Greece

Atenas - Some 17,000 people took to the streets of Athens and Thessaloniki on Monday to say 'No' in an upcoming referendum on the latest bailout proposals, accusing Greece's international creditors of blackmail."Our lives do not belong to the creditors!

Russian police hold gay activists at unauthorised rally

Moscow - Russian police on Saturday held around half a dozen activists for attempting to stage an unauthorised gay pride rally in central Moscow, AFP journalists witnessed.

Supporters rally for embattled Argentine president

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands of supporters rallied Sunday for Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, days after a judge dismissed allegations brought against her by a prosecutor who died mysteriously.

Rallies in Athens, Europe ahead of bailout talks

Atenas - Tens of thousands of people joined rallies in Greece on Sunday ahead of talks in Brussels on the new leftist government's bid to revise its massive bailout.

For Nigerian opposition supporters, no wait is too long

Kaduna - Aliyu Abdulrazhi had been on his feet since 6:00 am but had no intention of leaving Muhammadu Buhari's presidential campaign rally in Kaduna, northern Nigeria.

Hundreds march in memory of slain Russian lawyer and journalist

Moscow - Hundreds of Russians marched in Moscow and Saint Petersburg on Monday, six years after a lawyer and reporter were murdered by ultra-nationalists.

German police ban anti-Islamic rally citing terror threat

Dresden - German police banned a planned rally by the anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement and other public open-air gatherings in the eastern city of Dresden Monday, citing a terrorist threat.

Government employees march in D.C. for higher pay, a union

Washington - Hundreds of federally-contracted government workers staged a day-long protest strike Thursday in an effort to persuade President Barack Obama to issue executive orders that would increase pay and benefits for workers on government contract.

Moscow marchers condemn Kremlin role in Ukraine war

Moscow - Thousands of Russians on Sunday marched through Moscow to protest against the Kremlin's involvement in the Ukraine crisis, in the country's first major anti-war rally since fighting erupted in April.

Tears and fears as Scottish independence bid defeated

Edinburgh - Supporters of Scottish independence reacted with bitter disappointment on Friday as their hopes of breaking away from Britain were dashed, with some breaking down in tears in the streets of Edinburgh.

Taiwan to review minimum wage after thousands rally on Labor Day

Taipei - Dozens of trade union members, labor rights groups and student groups marched in the streets Thursday, protesting against low pay and the use of temporary workers.

Animal rights rally calls for changes to laws Special

Edmonton - Hundreds of animal lovers gathered at the Alberta Legislature on April 27 to call for changes to Canada's anti-cruelty laws.

Five years from U.S. stock market's low, it's joy versus worry

Five years ago, the United States was in the midst of its worst recession in seven decades, and stocks were feeling it.

100,000 rally in Ukraine defying anti-protest law

Kiev - About 100,000 Ukrainian protesters massed in central Kiev on Sunday in defiance of controversial new curbs on rallies pushed through by supporters of President Viktor Yanukovych.

Distance education funding cuts protested in Alberta Special

Edmonton - Distance learning has always been an option for students in Alberta's public school system. However, recent cuts to distance learning has many teachers, students, and parents concerned.

Viral video released ahead of rally to end mass surveillance

New York - Fight for the Future and Demand Progress released a video explaining how the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance programs function last week. The video was released in New York City and has since gone viral over social media outlets.

'Ginger Pride' rally in Edinburgh, Scotland made people see red

Edinburgh - As part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a parade was organized by Canadian comedian Shawn Hitchins to demonstrate against "gingerism," or prejudice against people with red hair.

Op-Ed: Protesters make a 'Stumpfville' rally of Wells Fargo CEO's home Special

San Francisco - Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment organized a protest outside the home of Wells Fargo Bank, CEO John Stumpf last Saturday, on July 20. Jena Fleur was among those who participated and she took a few moments to speak to this reporter

Lady Gaga sings national anthem at New York gay pride event

New York - On June 26, global pop music phenom Lady Gaga made an appearance at Pier 36 in New York City for a gay pride parade rally, where she made a speech and subsequently sang the national anthem.

Pictorial Display of First Nations Protest Against FIPPA Special

Vancouver - On June 5, 2013, some First Nations citizens held a public meeting or rally in downtown Vancouver to protest against the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA) signed by the federal government and the government of China.
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Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
Police blocking protesters from walking on the road.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Al Nakba  Free Palestine  rally  Sydney.
Al Nakba 'Free Palestine' rally, Sydney.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Madrid: Protest against the medieval & brutal  Toro de la Vega  event in Tordesillas - Saturday  Sep...
Madrid: Protest against the medieval & brutal 'Toro de la Vega' event in Tordesillas - Saturday, September 14, 2013.
Joan Roca Febrer
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and govern...
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
Al Nakba  Free Palestine  rally  Sydney.
Al Nakba 'Free Palestine' rally, Sydney.
Military protest in Lisbon  Portugal on November 10  2012 -  “Police are unhappy  military are unh...
Military protest in Lisbon, Portugal on November 10, 2012 - “Police are unhappy, military are unhappy, people are unhappy”.
Video screen capture
A tattoo repair booth
A tattoo repair booth
A helicopter hovering over the massive rally.
A helicopter hovering over the massive rally.
Ban Live Exports - Sydney Rally. Sunday 15 April 2012.
Ban Live Exports - Sydney Rally. Sunday 15 April 2012.
Toronto EMS hold rally at City Hall to become an essential service.
Toronto EMS hold rally at City Hall to become an essential service.
Hundreds gathered at the Toronto police headquarters to protest against the police s treatment of pr...
Hundreds gathered at the Toronto police headquarters to protest against the police's treatment of protesters, journalists and citizens.
During Tuesday s remembrance ceremony  the organizers presented attendees a dance to reflect upon th...
During Tuesday's remembrance ceremony, the organizers presented attendees a dance to reflect upon their culture.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Al Nakba  Free Palestine  rally  Sydney.
Al Nakba 'Free Palestine' rally, Sydney.
Thousands remembered and mourned those who lost their lives in Sri Lanka.  Organizers urged people t...
Thousands remembered and mourned those who lost their lives in Sri Lanka. Organizers urged people to let the flames burn.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.