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Iranians hold nationwide protests against US Jerusalem al-Quds decision

December 8, 2017 11:48 pm
Iranians hold nationwide protests against US Jerusalem al-Quds decision

Large groups of Iranians have taken to the streets across the country to protest against US recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital.” Protesters in the capital city of Tehran and other cities across the country staged anti-Israeli rallies after Friday prayers. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday defied global […]

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45,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled leader

December 7, 2017 11:30 pm
45,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled leader

A sea of around 45,000 pro-Catalonia protesters have demonstrated in Brussels to show support for the region’s deposed president Carles Puigdemont and urge the European Union to back its drive for independence from Spain. Demonstrators chanted “Wake up Europe!” and waved Catalonia’s red, yellow and blue Estelada separatist flag on […]

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Violence erupts in Honduras as vote results remain unclear

December 1, 2017 9:38 am
Violence erupts in Honduras as vote results remain unclear

Police in Honduras have violently clashed with the supporters of the main opposition presidential candidate, Salvador Nasralla, who has alleged that the vote results are being manipulated by his rival, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez. Nasralla’s supporters poured onto the streets on Thursday and remained outside the electoral court’s headquarters […]

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About 300,000 protest proposed tax, pension reforms in Argentina

November 30, 2017 9:13 am
About 300,000 protest proposed tax, pension reforms in Argentina

Hundreds of thousands of Argentinean people have flocked to the streets in the country’s capital of Buenos Aires to express discontent over government-proposed labor, tax, and pension reforms. An estimated 300,000 protesters gathered outside the Argentine Congress in central Buenos Aires on Wednesday, denouncing what they called President Mauricio Macri’s […]

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Religious Pakistani group calls off protests after deal with government

November 27, 2017 2:18 am
Religious Pakistani group calls off protests after deal with government

Pakistani protesters from the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah group shout slogans during a protest in Islamabad on November 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A Pakistani religious group, whose supporters have been holding sit-ins and clashing with police, has ended the protests after the Islamabad government agreed to its demand for […]

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Dozens arrested at anti-war protest in Belgium

November 24, 2017 10:00 pm
Dozens arrested at anti-war protest in Belgium

Police in Belgium have arrested dozens of people protesting in the capital, Brussels, against the European Union (EU)’s plan to spend 40 billion euros on arms research and development amid the bloc’s austerity measures, Press TV reports. Dozens of anti-war activists staged a protest outside the venue of an arms […]

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More than 200,000 Spaniards urge ban on National Francisco Franco Foundation

November 23, 2017 10:30 pm
More than 200,000 Spaniards urge ban on National Francisco Franco Foundation

A man holds a sign reading “Rajoy, Mussolini, Hitler and Franco, the people are no longer here. Yes.” next to protesters during a protest outside the Generalitat Palace in Barcelona on November 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) More than 200,000 Spaniards have signed a petition filed in parliament asking the […]

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Greek islanders protest detention of refugees on Lesbos

November 21, 2017 5:00 pm
Greek islanders protest detention of refugees on Lesbos

The residents of the Greek island of Lesbos hold banners as they demonstrate in the town of Mytilene, during a general strike to protest the long-lasting detention of asylum-seekers at a refugee center on the island, on November 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The residents of the Greek island of […]

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DC protesters march in unity with hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

November 20, 2017 10:00 pm
DC protesters march in unity with hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Hundreds of protesters have marched in Washington, DC, to draw attention to the situation in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico amid criticism that the Trump administration’s response has been inadequate.  Dubbed “The Unity for Puerto Rico March,” the event was attended by San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and politicians like Representative Luis Gutierrez […]

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Clashes erupt in Kenya after discovery of 4 bodies in Nairobi slum

November 19, 2017 10:53 am
Clashes erupt in Kenya after discovery of 4 bodies in Nairobi slum

Supporters of Kenya’s opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA) clash with police during a demonstration on November 17, 2017 in Nairobi. (Photo by AFP) Clashes have once again erupted between Kenyan police and protesters after at least four dead bodies, allegedly belonging to opposition supporters, were found in a slum […]

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News of Libya ‘slave market’ stirs controversy from African Union

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News of Libya ‘slave market’ stirs controversy from African Union

A picture taken on March 31, 2017 shows West African refugees returning from Niger after fleeing violence in Libya by pickup truck in Agadez, in northern Niger, following their failed attempt to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea. (By AFP) News of black men being put on sale at […]

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Zimbabweans call for Robert Mugabe’s resignation at Harare rally

November 18, 2017 12:23 am
Zimbabweans call for Robert Mugabe’s resignation at Harare rally

Thousands of Zimbabweans have taken to the streets in the country’s capital of Harare, calling for the resignation of President Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power. An estimated 5,000 elated demonstrators marched through the capital city on Saturday, waving national flags and chanting slogans against the  93-year-old veteran […]

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Hundreds of angry Siemens workers vow fightback against mass job cull in Germany

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Hundreds of angry Siemens workers vow fightback against mass job cull in Germany

Employees of German industrial conglomerate Siemens demonstrate at the famed “Dyanomowerk” site in Berlin to protest against restructuring plans that include mass layoffs, November 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Hundreds of angry Siemens workers protested at the industrial behemoth’s historic Berlin factory Friday, in the first revolt against a mass […]

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Greece: Clashes break out on 1973 student revolt anniversary

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Greece: Clashes break out on 1973 student revolt anniversary

Clashes erupted between police and protesters in Greece on Friday during a demonstration marking the anniversary of the bloody Athens Polytechnic Uprising in 1973. Tensions grew in the capital’s district of Exarcheia when Antifa protesters hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at police who responded with tear gas. More than 5,000 […]

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Turkish Interior Ministry to pay over $271,000 to man blinded in anti-government rally

November 13, 2017 2:00 am
Turkish Interior Ministry to pay over $271,000 to man blinded in anti-government rally

Burak Ünveren, a lecturer at Yildiz Technical University The Turkish Interior Ministry is going to pay over 270,000 dollars to an academic who went blind in one eye during a heavy-handed police crackdown on a demonstration against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) back in June 2013. Burak Ünveren, […]

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Hundreds of Italians protest against European Union, NATO

November 12, 2017 2:24 am
Hundreds of Italians protest against European Union, NATO

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Italy’s capital Rome to protest the policies of the European Union and the US-led NATO military alliance. The protesters rallied in central Rome on Saturday, chanting slogans and carrying placards that read, “No euro, no EU, no NATO,” and “Never Slaves.” […]

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60,000 attend far-right march on Poland’s Independence Day

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60,000 attend far-right march on Poland’s Independence Day

Far-right demonstrators burn flares and wave Polish flags during the annual march to commemorate Poland’s National Independence Day in Warsaw on November 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Tens of thousands of nationalist and fascist demonstrators have taken to the streets in the Polish capital of Warsaw, attending a rally on […]

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Tens of thousands of Catalans protest in Barcelona for release of leaders

November 11, 2017 1:49 am
Tens of thousands of Catalans protest in Barcelona for release of leaders

A man holds a Catalan pro-independence “estelada” flag while others hold placards reading, “Freedom,” during a demonstration in Barcelona on November 11, 2017, calling for the release of jailed separatist leaders. (AFP photo) Tens of thousands of people have protested in Catalonia’s main city of Barcelona, urging Spain to release […]

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Hundreds of protesters demand US Congress to pass immigration bill

November 10, 2017 4:47 am
Hundreds of protesters demand US Congress to pass immigration bill

Dreamers fill the halls and atrium during a protest inside of the Hart Senate Office Building on November 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images) Hundreds of protesters have occupied a US Senate office building to press Congress to pass legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants brought to the US […]

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Catalonia on standstill amid hundreds of pro-independence protests

November 8, 2017 1:51 am
Catalonia on standstill amid hundreds of pro-independence protests

Protesters block the C-32 highway near Sitges, during a general strike in Spain’s Catalonia, on November 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Catalonia has been brought to a standstill as hundreds of pro-independence protesters blocked the main roads and halted transportation in the Spanish region. On Wednesday, crowds blocked roads in the regional capital […]

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Thousands of Romanians hold rally in Bucharest to blast judicial overhaul plan

November 5, 2017 8:00 pm
Thousands of Romanians hold rally in Bucharest to blast judicial overhaul plan

More than ten thousand Romanians demonstrated in Bucharest on Sunday to “defend the independence of the judiciary” in protest against a government bill that critics say will weaken anti-corruption measures. The protesters gathered in front of the government headquarters in the capital and then marched to the parliament chanting “thieves.” […]

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Thousands of anti-Trump protesters rally in US cities

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Thousands of anti-Trump protesters rally in US cities

Demonstrators from the Refuse Fascism movement protest, calling for the end of the administration of US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, in Los Angeles, California, on November 4, 2017. (AFP photo) Thousands of protesters have marched in over 20 cities across the United States to denounce the […]

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Iranians hold rallies to mark US embassy takeover

November 4, 2017 9:35 am
Iranians hold rallies to mark US embassy takeover

Iranians rally to mark the 38th anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US embassy, in the capital, Tehran, on November 4, 2017. Iranians have taken to the streets across the nation to commemorate the anniversary of the takeover of the American embassy in Tehran 38 years ago. On November 4, 1979, […]

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Students block Barcelona motorways to protest Catalan arrests

November 3, 2017 10:08 pm
Students block Barcelona motorways to protest Catalan arrests

Hundreds of students from the University of Barcelona blocked the city’s central motorways including AP-7 and B-30 on Friday (3 Nov. 2017), to protest against the imprisonment of former Catalan government vice-president Oriol Junqueras and seven other former Generalitat counsellors. Protesters blocked and disturbed traffic, triggering arguments between protesters and […]

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Hundreds of thousands rally in Barcelona for unity with Spain

October 29, 2017 6:39 pm
Hundreds of thousands rally in Barcelona for unity with Spain

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona Sunday, waving national and European flags and chanting “Viva Espana!” to denounce regional lawmakers’ vote to sever the region from Spain. Protesters swarmed, singing and clapping, through Barcelona’s streets in a sea of red-and-yellow Spanish flags, brandishing placards reading “De […]

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