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The protest of Belarus' 'social parasites'

"To join the protests is frightening, not to join is shameful."<p>After enjoying a rapprochement with the European Union over the past three years, Belarus - a country with a fluctuating political and human rights record - diverted from this path and returned to its habit of brutal crackdowns on …

Here’s How Republicans Want to Crack Down on Large Protests

Lawmakers in more than a dozen states have introduced legislation aimed at curbing large protests, sparking heated debates as high-profile …

Honduran protesters remember murdered environmentalist

Protesters faced off with riot police in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa on Thursday (March 02) after tempers flared during a demonstration to mark the one year anniversary of the murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres.<p>Berta Caceres, 43, who fought to stop the construction of …

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Belarus suspends joblessness penalty that sparked protests

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The president of Belarus has suspended collection of a fee from the unemployed which had sparked an unusual wave of protests …

Tenn. protesters drown out Trump backer by chanting 'bless your heart'

Anti-President Trump protesters in Tennessee gave a Southern welcome to a Trump supporter who confronted their protest, shouting him down with a …

Angry Americans spent $6 million making posters before the anti-Trump protests

Recent political demonstrations have had people skipping work, protesting at major cities and airports — and running to the store for office supplies.<p>…

Short of options, Venezuela opposition stages flash protests | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - A dozen activists alight surreptitiously from cars, walk determinedly towards Venezuela’s heavily-guarded Food Ministry, and dump two bags of garbage at its front entrance.<p>Carlos Paparoni (R, in yellow), deputy of the Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (MUD), clashes …

Belarus President Lukashenko blames protests on foreign spies

Belarus’s autocratic president has blamed western intelligence agencies for fomenting unrest against his 23-year rule after a spate of public …

Protesters Hurl Water Bottles at Lebanese PM Over Proposed Tax Hikes

Protesters in central Beirut hurled empty water bottles at Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Sunday when he tried to calm hundreds of people …

100 years of protests: New exhibition on display in London

100 years of protests: New exhibition on display in London.<p>From unpopular wars to rallies against nuclear weapons, Britain's history of protests is long and varied.<p>A new exhibition, at London's Imperial War Museum of all places, celebrates the people power involved in these demonstrations, and …

NYPD filmed hundreds of BLM and Occupy protests without approval

Police are frequently fond of monitoring protesters, and that includes cops in New York -- NYPD cameras have been a mainstay at large protests over the past several years. However, it's now clear that the NYPD has been skirting internal rules in the process. <i>The Verge</i> has obtained documents showing …

The NYPD sent video teams to film Black Lives Matter and Occupy protesters over 400 times

The omnipresence of smartphones means that wherever police behave unjustly, it's possible that they could be filmed. Now that movements like Black …

Anti-corruption fever rages on eve of Brazil protests

Rio de Janeiro - A lot's rotten in Brazil - from politics to tainted meat exports - and activists hope big crowds will show their disgust on Sunday.<p>A …

NYC Protesters March Against Alleged White Supremacist Slaying Of Black Man

“White folks now have felt encouraged and emboldened to take steps to target folks that look like me,” one of the speakers says.<p>NEW YORK ― Nelini Stamp wants America to say Timothy Caughman’s name ― not the name of the man who killed him.<p>“Timothy was killed by a white supremacist, by a white …

Hundreds detained as Belarus struggles to quell protests | Reuters

MINSK (Reuters) - Belarus authorities detained hundreds of people on Saturday during an attempt to hold a street protest in the capital Minsk, amid rising public anger over falling living standards and an unpopular tax on the unemployed.<p>Law enforcement officers detain a man during a gathering, …

Prosecutors access data from locked phones of 100 Trump protesters

Personal data from protesters' devices including photographs will be available to all the defendants' lawyers via a cloud portal

From the women’s march to climate change protests, people are taking to the streets in an attempt to get their voices heard. How can they make an impact?<p>Protesting is back. People have woken up to the undeniable fact that power ultimately lies with them. We can’t change what’s already happened, but …

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Violence Erupts as Fights Break Out Between Pro-Trump Marchers, Protesters in California

News Alert: Protesters detained at pro-Trump rally in California. pic.twitter.com/pKA0puMUgU<p>— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 25, 2017<p>Things got intense in …

Protests in Russia & Belarus; Attacks on Schools

In today's Daily Brief: Protests in Russia & Belarus; Attacks on Schools in Pakistan<p>Plus: #EU60 anniversary; Attack on refugee boat by Saudi …

Activists divided over legacy of Quebec’s Maple Spring protests

Five years after seas of angry students took to Montreal streets to protest planned university tuition-fee hikes, activists remain divided over the legacy of the so-called "Maple Spring."<p>For several months, images of blockaded government offices, clashes between demonstrators and police, and the …

Belarus protests: Government defends mass arrests

<b>Belarus has defended the arrests of hundreds of people who were taking part in rare protests on Saturday.</b><p>About 400 people were detained, and some beaten, in the protests against a tax on those classed as under-employed.<p>More people were arrested on Sunday in further demonstrations in the capital, …

A model for anti-corruption Russians

The March 26 protests in dozens of Russian cities were not simply against the corruption under President Putin. Many demonstrators also know how …

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Arrested After Protests

Large anti-corruption protests swept across Russia Sunday. Many of them were organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny who has now been arrested. These protests were the biggest since 2012 when tens of thousands came out against the Kremlin over allegations of widespread vote fraud. NPR's Kelly …

Protests erupt across Russia, hundreds arrested: reports

Hundreds of people were arrested across Russia on Sunday as protests erupted against corruption there, according to multiple reports.<p>The BBC reported …

I Know Paid Protesters Are Real (Because I'm One Of Them)

"Paid protesters" are all over the news recently, from Donald Trump's accusation that all the people attending anti-Trump rallies are secretly funded …

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Russian Police Arrest Dozens at Anti-Corruption Protests

Russia's weekend protesters were young, organized, and ready to challenge Putin

Going into Sunday, no one really knew how many people would show up for the “anti-corruption” rallies across Russia. But show up they did.<p>Independent estimates say some 60,000 Russians defied strict government, anti-assembly laws in more than 90 cities across Russia — the largest turnout against …

Behind the Striking Viral Photo From the Russian Protests

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Russia on Sunday in nationwide protests against government corruption — the country’s …

What Putin Should Do About Those Protests

His power relies too much on the very corruption that is trying Russians’ patience. Who’s afraid of a little competition?<p>New protests in Russia highlight a fundamental flaw in the regime of President Vladimir Putin: His grip on power relies far too much on the very corruption that is increasingly …