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Greek capital of Athens comes to standstill amid strike

January 12, 2018 2:18 am
Greek capital of Athens comes to standstill amid strike

Police guard a side exit of the Greek Ministry of Finance in Athens on January 11, 2018, during a protest by All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) unionists against a law submitted to the parliament that includes strike restrictions as part of the Greek austerity measures. (Photo by AFP) The Athens subway […]

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Greek protesters storm into labor ministry

January 9, 2018 3:28 am
Greek protesters storm into labor ministry

Protesters from the Communist-affiliated trade union PAME chant slogans after storming the Greek Labor Ministry premises during a demonstration against changes to laws about calling strikes in Athens, Greece, January 9, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) Demonstrators with Greek Communist-affiliated group PAME stormed into the labor ministry on Tuesday protesting over […]

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Thousands of people in northern Morocco demand better living conditions

December 29, 2017 11:00 pm
Thousands of people in northern Morocco demand better living conditions

Moroccans take part in a demonstration in in the city of Jerada, on December 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of Moroccans have been protesting for several days in the northern city of Jerada, calling for better living conditions, after the death of two coal miners there last week. Protests […]

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Honduras government of President Juan Orland Hernandez rejects new election, unrest continues

December 19, 2017 1:00 pm
Honduras government of President Juan Orland Hernandez rejects new election, unrest continues

The government of Honduran President Juan Orland Hernandez has flatly rejected calls to repeat the presidential election that saw him re-elected, as unrest continues in the country over alleged irregularities in the poll. “The only other elections there are going to be in this country will be on the last […]

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UK: Tensions flare as London protesters rally against Libya slavery

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UK: Tensions flare as London protesters rally against Libya slavery

Around 300 protesters blocked Whitehall and several other roads outside Parliament, in London on Monday, to protest against the enslavement and sale of black Africans in Libya. Protesters chanted “We are not for sale” and marched under the banner “African lives matter, hands off Africa.” The action was organised by […]

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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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Anti-Trump rally at US embassy in London over anti-Muslim videos

December 2, 2017 11:00 pm
Anti-Trump rally at US embassy in London over anti-Muslim videos

People take part in a protest organized by Stand Up To Racism outside the US Embassy in London. (Photo by Press Association) UK protesters have gathered outside the US embassy in London to denounce US President Donald Trump’s recent move to re-tweet anti-Muslim videos of a British far-right leader. The […]

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

November 19, 2017 10:50 am
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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