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Italians protest austerity in force

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Demonstrators marching during a protest against austerity measures in Italy’s capital, Rome. Thousands of Italians have taken to the streets in the capital Rome to protest against tough austerity measures adopted by the government of Prime Minister Mario Monti. Thousands of anti-austerity demonstrators gathered in Rome’s Piazza della Repubblica on Saturday, expressing their anger at the government’s... 

Israelis protest Netanyahu's harsh austerity measures

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Israelis demonstrate against the cost of living in Tel Aviv. Protests have erupted in Israel as Premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet finalizes an annual budget that includes harsh austerity measures. Crowds of people gathered in a protest outside the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Monday, where Netanyahu expressed hope that the disputed budget will be passed. The budget is expected to raise... 

Saudis stage anti-regime demonstration in Qatif

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A protester holds up a picture of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr during a July 8, 2012 rally in the Saudi Arabian coastal town of Qatif against Nimr’s arrest. Saudi people have staged a fresh anti-regime demonstration in the town of Qatif in Eastern Province, calling for the freedom of political detainees held in the kingdom’s prisons, Press TV reports. Defying the Saudi regime’s ban on... 

Spaniards hold mass anti-austerity demos

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Thousands of demonstrators in Madrid take part in a Labor Day protest against the Spanish government’s austerity policies, May 1, 2013. Thousands of protesters have staged rallies in Spain to express resentment against austerity measures, recession and the soaring rate of unemployment in the country. Spaniards took to the streets in some 80 cities in trade union-organized Labor Day demonstrations... 

Anti-drone protest in UK over domestic opening of Reaper control center

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Anti-war groups have held a protest at a UK airbase from which the country has begun controlling its fleet of assassination drones in Afghanistan. Previously, the remote pilots were deployed only in the US. Four anti-war groups – including CND, the Drone Campaign Network, Stop the War and War on Want – are staging a nonviolent protest on Saturday over drone use by the Waddington base in Lincolnshire. About... 

French police clash with anti-gay marriage protesters

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Police clash with protesters demonstrating against a bill that legalizes same-sex marriages, Paris, France, March 24, 2013. French police have clashed with thousands of demonstrators in the capital, Paris, protesting against the approval of a bill that legalizes gay marriages and adoptions for same-sex couples by the country’s parliament. Tuesday night, police fired tear gas at the angry protesters... 

Rape of 5-year-old girl outrages India

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Indian protesters shout slogans during an anti-rape demonstration in New Delhi, on April 20, 2013. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Indian capital New Delhi to protest against the brutal torture and rape of a five-year-old girl, demanding punishment for policemen over their apathy in dealing with the case. Protesters gathered in front of the police headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday... 

Thousands protest gay marriage bill in French capital

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Thousands of demonstrators take to the streets in Paris to protest a planned legalization of same-sex marriage on January 13, 2013. Thousands of the French have staged a demonstration in the capital, Paris, in a last-ditch effort to block a controversial bill on gay marriage. Opponents of gay marriage took to the streets in Paris on Sunday, carrying French flags and pink and blue banners which represented... 

Italian workers protest worsening economic situation

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Italy’s main union leaders speak to crowds outside Parliament in Rome April 16, 2013. Thousands of Italians have protested against the deteriorating conditions for the country’s workforce, blaming the political stalemate for the worsening economic situation. The country’s three major unions organized the rally outside Parliament on Tuesday, where workers demanded more money to a state... 

US Embassy is behind unrest over vote in Venezuela: Maduro

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro has blamed the United States for fuelling violence in the South American country. Maduro said on Tuesday that the US Embassy in Caracas is responsible for all the violence that has happened in the wake of Sunday’s presidential elections. He stated that the US Embassy has been “financing and leading all the violent... 

7 killed, 61 injured in Venezuela protests

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Venezuela’s attorney general has announced that seven people have been killed and 61 injured during opposition protests over presidential election result. Celia Flores did not give any reports any details about the death or injuries or when they occurred. However, prosecutor Luisa Ortega said the victims were humble member of the working class, giving suggestions that the opposition might be to... 

Washington march against US drone warfare

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As Washington pushes to expand its drone warfare in Africa, hundreds have gathered in front of the White House to protest the “robotic killing machines” slaughtering thousands across the globe. Organized by the ANSWER coalition, the movement is calling on the administration to stop the use of drones on foreign soil. The coalition urges its members to stop the US government as it “functions as... 

Homeless people hold march in Greece

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A homeless man in Athens Homeless people in Greece have staged a silent march, calling on the government to provide them with healthcare and improved social services. The protestors took to the streets of central Athens on Friday, urging the authorities to provide basic medical and sanitation facilities. The demonstrators were carrying placards reading, “We have no slogans. We have demands.” The... 

Italy suffers record fall in income for 2012

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Italians staging a protest against austerity in Rome Official figures show that Italian households have experienced a record fall in income for 2012, as the country’s economy is expected to remain bleak. Italy’s national statistics agency Istat reported on Tuesday that the households’ purchasing power contracted by 4.8 percent last year, making it the worst result since 1990 for Eurozone’s... 

Tear gas in Cairo as thousands rally to mark April 6 group anniversary

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Security forces used teargas after crowds tried to breach the Egyptian High Court building in Cairo in a 6th of April anniversary rally. The Ministry of Health puts the injury toll at 18, although eyewitnesses report much more. Thousands of protesters have joined the Cairo rally marking the birth of the 6 April movement, whilst also expressing their “dissent” against Egypt’s President Mohammed... 
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