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Police halt anti-KKNPP protest, 1,800 arrested

Hundreds of anti-nuclear activists were arrested here on Monday after they attempted to march towards the Secretariat. The protesters, including many owing allegiance to different political parties, alleged that the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) posed a grave threat to … Continue reading

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South African miners riots draw fire

South African police have fired rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas to disperse striking miners trying to prevent a rally by the country’s main labour grouping. Bullet casings littered the ground and a helicopter circled above, with police sirens … Continue reading

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Chandpur violence: Magistrate denies allegation

A magistrate of Chandpur who has been sued for ordering police to open fire during Sunday’s violence that left two persons dead denied the allegation. “Police opened fire as per their own decision. I reached the spot after the firing,” … Continue reading

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Chinese troops seal off Tibetan protest region

In response to the most vicious crackdown by Chinese forces since 2008, Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay has exhorted Tibetans not to celebrate Tibetan New Year, which falls on February 22, and called for a worldwide vigil. “I call on … Continue reading

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Police shoot, beat opposition protesters in Bangladesh, 3 dead, 100 hurt, doctors, reports say

Police fired guns and used batons on crowds of stone-throwing opposition activists in several Bangladesh towns Sunday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 100, a news report and doctors at two hospitals said. The opposition party said … Continue reading

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Public workers stage mass protest in Barcelona

Thousands of police, teachers and hospital staff staged a mass protest march in Barcelona on Saturday in growing anger at spending cuts hitting key services in Spain’s Catalonia region. “No to the Cuts,” read a banner at the head of … Continue reading

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Romanians protest against gold mine plan

Hundreds of Romanians protested on Saturday against a plan to set up Europe’s biggest open-cast gold mine in a small Carpathian town, joining a wave of anti-government rallies. For the past two weeks, thousands of citizens have gathered in cities … Continue reading

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Italy anti-austerity protests reach Sicily

In Sicily, a series of strikes organized by protest movements has brought the island to its knees. The Shock Wave Group – composed of angry truck drivers – and the Sicilian haulage companies association blocked roads, motorways and the gates … Continue reading

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Strikes, protests halt Italian transport

Buses, trains and the subway system experienced heavy delays or stoppages on Friday as Italian public transit system employees and union workers took to the streets demonstrating against Prime Minister Mario Monti’s government. Other services such as sanitation, public schools … Continue reading

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New protests rage across Egypt

Thousands of demonstrators have again flooded Cairo’s now-iconic Tahrir Square and other rallying points across the country to demand immediate reforms and swifter prosecution of former officials from the toppled government of Hosni Mubarak. The “March of the Million”, as protesters are calling the … Continue reading

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