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World Popular Resistance Clippings 4/4/2014

Gajurel against Indian firm to develop Upper Karnali hydel project MYAGDI, April, 4: CPN-Maoist Vice-Chairman CP Gajurel on Friday said that the Upper Karnali Hydropower Project will not be allowed to hand over to India at any cost. Speaking at … Continue reading

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World Popular Resistance Clippings 29/1/2013

  6 police injured in fight with steel workers BRUSSELS — Six Belgian police officers were injured in Tuesday’s scuffles with some 2,000 steel workers protesting plans to lay off 1,300 workers at several ArcelorMittal plants in Liege. Workers attempting … Continue reading

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World Popular Resistance Clippings 1/25/2013

Azeri Rioters Clash With Police in More Unrest in Northwest Clashes resumed between security forces and residents in Azerbaijan’s northwestern Ismayilli district as riots entered a second day in the oil-rich former Soviet republic. Police used tear gas, rubber bullets … Continue reading

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ArcelorMittal executives held in Belgian protest freed

LONDON/BRUSSELS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Six ArcelorMittal executives have been freed after being held against their will for 48 hours by Belgian workers protesting against the steelmaker’s closure of two blast furnaces near Liege, the company said. The world’s largest … Continue reading

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Gridlock in Brussels as garbage collectors call wildcat strike

Brussels – A wildcat strike by garbage collectors in Brussels on Thursday left the Belgium capital gridlocked after piles of rubbish were being set on fire across some of the city’s busiest thoroughfares. Firemen had to intervene to put out … Continue reading

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Afghan Asylum Seekers Left Stranded In Brussels

  BRUSSELS — Eighty Afghan asylum seekers have been left homeless and unsure of their future after being forcefully evicted from a derelict house in the center of Brussels by Belgian police. The police action took place early on June … Continue reading

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Anti-GM food protest leaves 18 injured in Belgium

Environmental activists stormed a field of genetically modified potatoes in Belgium Sunday, breaking through a security cordon in a raid that left police and protesters injured, authorities and organisers said. Police said they briefly detained around 40 people taking part … Continue reading

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Taxi drivers block access to Brussels airport over police shooting

Belgian taxi drivers blocked a highway leading to the main airport in Brussels overnight Wednesday, in protest over a police shooting that left one of their colleagues injured, the Belga news agency reported. The 28-year-old taxi driver did not have … Continue reading

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Protests turn violent in Brussels as summit nears

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Security forces and demonstrators clashed ahead of a European Union leaders’ summit in Brussels Thursday, with police using water cannon to disperse one group of protesters, a police spokeswoman said. Around 30 demonstrators protesting against the EU’s … Continue reading

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Asylum seekers destroy part of Brussels facility in protest

Asylum seekers destroyed a part of a Brussels detention centre in a fire on Sunday, also threatening to hang themselves in a dramatic rooftop protest, Belgian authorities said. A wing of a secure facility at Steenokkerzeel, near the main Brussels … Continue reading

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