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Death toll from Venezuela unrest rises to 39

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Anti-government protesters clash with police in Caracas, Venezuela. Two more people have died during demonstrations in Venezuela, pushing the death toll from several weeks of protests to 39. The men died on Saturday in separate incidents, Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said on VTV public television. A 44-year-old man died in the western city of San Cristobal after being struck by a high-tension... 

8 killed in local election clashes as Turkey splits over rival parties

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15-year-old Berkin Elvan went out to get some bread and got caught in a demonstration crackdown. He later died in hospital of injuries sustained during the clashes. At least eight people have been killed in clashes between rival groups in Turkey’s municipal elections, media reports say. Tensions soared at the polls that will decide the distribution of power between the country’s two major parties. Two... 

Thousands hold anti-austerity demonstration in Athens

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Greek protesters shout slogans during a demonstration outside the parliament in Athens on March 30, 2014. Thousands of people in Greece have held a protest rally outside the parliament in the capital Athens against government’s austerity measures. Over 12,000 people rallied in the capital on Sunday ahead of the parliament vote on a bill for fresh international loans. Lawmakers are expected to approve... 

Anti-government protests continue in Venezuela

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Anti-government demonstrators clash with the National Guard in Caracas on March 28, 2014. Violent protests continue against the government of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, despite him having agreed to hold talks with the opposition. Anti-government demonstrators clashed with the National Guard in the capital Caracas on Friday. Maduro has agreed to hold talks with the opposition in the presence... 

Egypt police clash with anti-government protesters

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Egyptians throw Molotov cocktails towards riot police vehicles during clashes following a demonstration outside Cairo University on March 26, 2014. Egyptian police have once again clashed with anti-government protesters in various cities across Egypt, following the announcement of Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s presidential nomination. Tens of anti-coup protesters were injured and arrested... 

Albuquerque hit by protests after police executes Homeless Man for Camping

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A large number of demonstrators have poured into the streets of Albuquerque in the US state of New Mexico to protest the fatal shooting of a homeless man by the police. The demonstration was held on Tuesday evening. The protesters marched toward the Police Headquarters chanting “We want justice,” holding signs “APD is guilty,” and demanded justice for James Boyd, the Associated... 

Argentineans slam US meddling in Venezuela

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Argentinean people have staged a protest rally in the capital, Buenos Aires, to condemn the United States’ interference in Venezuela’s domestic affairs. The demonstrators gathered outside the US Embassy in the Argentinean capital, criticizing Washington for plotting a coup d’état against the Venezuelan government. The protesters also demanded an end to US meddling in the Latin American country’s... 

Chileans demand constitution reform

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Chileans have held a demonstration in the capital, Santiago, to demand constitutional reform. Protesters marched through Santiago streets on Saturday to urge the administration of President Michelle Bachelet to follow pledges to address constitutional reform in issues such as social inequality through an overhaul of education and healthcare systems. The “march of all marches” demonstration called... 

Spanish anti-austerity protesters, police clash

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An anti-austerity demonstration that drew tens of thousands of people from across Spain to central Madrid has turned violent, leaving 88 injured and 29 arrested as protesters clashed with security forces. On Saturday, some protesters sought to break through a police barrier and make their way toward the nearby headquarters of the ruling conservative Popular Party. Riot police then attacked the protesters,... 

Fast-food 'wage theft' protests staged across US

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Low-income fast-food employees and their supporters in the United States held rallies in at least 30 cities on Tuesday against “wage-theft” by McDonalds and other major fast-food restaurants. American fast-food workers, who’ve been pushing for living wages of around $15 an hour since late 2012, are now shifting their attention to the issue of wage theft by the US restaurant industry. Protesters... 

Protesters clash with police in Venezuelan capital

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Protesters demonstrating against the administration of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have clashed with police in the capital, Caracas. Demonstrators, many of them hooded, threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police officers and clogged up streets in busy areas of the city with makeshift barricades on Saturday. In response, police used tear gas and riot vehicles to disperse the angry mob. President... 

Aussie state gives police power to disperse protests pre-emptively

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Image from NO McDonalds in The Dandenong Ranges Facebook page. The Australian state of Victoria’s parliament passed a bill giving police power to suppress protests, including ordering a rally to move on based on a suspicion that it may turn violent. Opponents call the powers excessive and undemocratic. The Summary Offences and Sentencing Amendment Bill passed through the upper house of the Victorian... 

Thousands of Argentines rally for pay rise

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Thousands of teachers and government workers have taken to the streets of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, calling for a pay rise. Members of the Argentine Workers Federation, the South American country’s largest trade union, marched on Wednesday outside the Casa Rosada Government House at Plaza de Mayo square in central Buenos Aires. The protesters urged the government to double the... 

Jordanian lawyers protest Israel over killing judge at border

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Jordanian lawyers protest outside the Justice Ministry on March 12, 2014. Jordan says Israel was fully responsible for the fatal shooting of a Palestinian-Jordanian judge at the country’s border crossing with the occupied West Bank. In a Tuesday address to the parliament, Jordan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour called the shooting a hideous crime, for which Israel was “completely responsible”. “Jordan... 

Thousands of Russians stage rally in support of Crimea residents

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Participants in the “We Are Together” rally and concert to support the residents of the Crimea, at Vasilyevsky Slope, Moscow on March 7, 2014. Over 65,000 people gathered on Friday for a demonstration in central Moscow to support residents of Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The mostly Russian-speaking region has become a major stumbling block in Moscow-Kiev relations. The ‘We... 
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