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World Popular Resistance Clippings 9/8/2013

CPN-Maoist trains youths to disrupt polls DANG:The Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist has trained over 800 cadres with the aim of seizing polling booths in the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) election. Speaking to Republica, Tilak Pun, state committee coordinator of the party´s … Continue reading

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World Popular Resistance Clippings 4/4/2013

Commune at point of life or death KATHMANDU, April 4: Following the deviation of Maoist leaders from their ideals and their ostentatious lifestyle, most Maoist communes have seen dissolution. The remaining one commune is also at the point of life … Continue reading

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Anti-slavery supporters arrested in eastern Mauritania

Society-Abolitionist Movement – Several supporters of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement  (IRA), a Mauritanian NGO campaigning for the end of slavery in the country, were arrested Sunday afternoon following clashes within the Tribunal of Aioun El … Continue reading

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Mauritania race protest

Nouakchott – Mauritanian police used tear gas on Monday to disperse hundreds of blacks protesting against a population census they deem racist, wounding several, a spokesperson for the group said. The protesters were prevented from marching on the presidency to … Continue reading

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Mauritania Court Deports 7 After Anti-Census Protest, Group Says

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) — A court in Mauritania ordered seven foreigners to be expelled after their alleged participation in an anti-census demonstration last month in Nouakchott, the capital, according to a group that organized the protest. Wane Abdul Birane, coordinator … Continue reading

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56 held in Mauritania over census protests

Nouakchott – Mauritanian police have arrested 56 people, including 13 foreigners, in Nouakchott during clashes over a census between the security forces and young blacks, the interior ministry said on Friday. In a statement sent to AFP, the ministry said … Continue reading

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Police, youths clash in Mauritania census protests

NOUAKCHOTT — Police and demonstrators clashed in the Mauritanian capital Thursday after protests against a controversial census left one person dead earlier in the week. A police spokesman said the demonstrators “had not sought permission for their march and the … Continue reading

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Mauritania insists on census despite death

NOUAKCHOTT — Mauritania released more than a dozen protestors in the south of the country on Wednesday, activists said, a day after weeks-long demonstrations over a controversial census turned deadly. “Twenty of those detained have been released,” Dia Gando, an … Continue reading

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Black Mauritanians pursue protest against census

NOUAKCHOTT – Hundreds of black Mauritanians rallied against a census they see as racist for the third day Monday, demanding the release of people arrested in earlier protests that turned violent, sources said. Dia Gando, a spokesman for the protestors, … Continue reading

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Black Mauritanians in ‘racist’ census protest

NOUAKCHOTT — Hundreds of black Mauritanians rallied against a census they see as racist Saturday, in protests that turned violent in some cities, and several arrests were made, sources said. In Kaedi, a city of about 60,000, hundreds took to … Continue reading

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