Clashes erupt in Mauritania ahead of constitutional referendum

People hold a banner (R) reading “No to arbitrary arrests” during a demonstration against discrimination in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on April 29, 2015. (Photo by AFP) Police and opposition activists clashed Thursday in Mauritania’s capital on the final day of campaigning for a controversial constitutional referendum. Authorities had refused to give the green light for protests […]

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Clashes have broken out between police and people protesting against the new Belgian government’s austerity

The clashes came after a two-hour peaceful march by some 100,000 workers in the city on Thursday. Belgian police deployed tear gas, water cannon and pepper spray against the demonstrators when some of them began hurling objects at officers, torching bins, overturning cars, and setting off fireworks.  Clashes have broken out between police and people […]

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