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World Popular Resistance Clippings 16/3/2013

Over 200 arrested in annual Montreal police brutality clash MONTREAL — Police wasted little time Friday cracking down on an annual protest that has a history of getting rowdy, deploying charging squads of helmeted officers, cops on horseback and pepper … Continue reading

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Clashes erupt in Senegal after youth dies in police custody

Police fired teargas at stone-throwing demonstrators in south-eastern Senegal Monday, injuring one person as protests erupted over the death of a deaf-mute youth in police custody, sources said. A security source speaking on condition of anonymity said a man in … Continue reading

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Senegal deploys army to halt anti-government riots

  DAKAR, June 29 (Reuters) – Senegal said on Wednesday it had deployed the army to help end a spate of riots that destroyed state buildings and left charred vehicles in the streets of the capital Dakar. The normally tranquil … Continue reading

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Senegal deploys extra troops as power cuts enrage

DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal deployed troops at ministry buildings, armoured personnel carriers near the presidential palace and at least one helicopter gunship in the capital Dakar on Tuesday after riots over lengthy power cuts. Many Dakar homes and businesses have … Continue reading

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Senegal’s disabled ex-troops demonstrate

DAKAR — About 200 disabled Senegalese former soldiers held a two-hour demonstration Friday on a busy Dakar street to call for better pay and health coverage, an AFP correspondent saw. The soldiers had collected their medication from a military hospital … Continue reading

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Senegal arrests 15 before anti-government protest

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal’s government said it had foiled an attempted coup just hours before anti-government protests were set to begin Saturday and that 15 people who had planned attacks in the capital had been arrested. Justice Minister Cheikh … Continue reading

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Man sets himself on fire outside Senegal presidential palace in latest self-immolation protest

DAKAR, Senegal – A man set himself on fire in front of the presidential palace in Senegal on Friday, the latest self-immolation on the African continent. Witnesses said the man stood on the sidewalk and doused himself with paint thinner, … Continue reading

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Senegalese Protest Outside Home of President’s Family, Pop Says

Demonstrators in Senegal surrounded the home of President Abdoulaye Wade’s family last night to protest against a series of power outages on the outskirts of the capital, Dakar, Le Pop reported. Anti-riot police broke up the demonstration, in which protesters … Continue reading

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Senegal Capital Hit by Riots Over Electricity Outages, Pop Says

Protestors blocked roads, lit fires and stoned anti-riot police late yesterday in the outskirts of Senegal’s capital, Dakar, where residents said power had been cut for as long as 34 hours, Le Pop reported. Police responded with tear-gas grenades and … Continue reading

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Senegal seeks to keep food prices down

DAKAR — Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has asked for proposals to lower the prices of basic commodities after steep increases, the government said Friday, after protests over food costs shook north Africa. The Senegalese head of state “expressed great concern … Continue reading

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