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Navalny sentenced to 30 days in custody for violations in January ‘voters’ strike’ protest

Russian anti-corruption activist-turned opposition politician Aleksey Navalny was sentenced to 30 days of civil arrest for breaching the Russian law on public protests in the course of his January ‘voters’ strike’ event. The sentence was handed to Navalny on Monday by the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow. Earlier, he told reporters that when he asked investigators why it took them ...

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Chaos & fights with police in German city after hundreds, incl. far-right protest death of native

Police called in reinforcements after hundreds of protesters, including far-right members, hit the streets in the German city of Chemnitz following the death of a “German” in a brawl that involved men of “various nationalities.” The protesters gathered on Sunday when news broke that a 35-year-old German man was fatally stabbed during a fight involving 10 people, German media reported. ...

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Yemeni children protest Saudi-led aggression after school bus airstrike tragedy (VIDEO)

Dozens of children took to the streets of Yemen’s capital Sanaa to protest the deadly Saudi-led bombing campaign in the country. They carried pictures of the kids slain in an airstrike that hit a school bus earlier this week. The young protesters of various ages chanted anti-Saudi slogans and carried banners in both Arabic and English. “Who allowed you to ...

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‘Resist apartheid!’ Arab Israelis protest controversial ‘Jewish nation-state’ law (VIDEO)

Chanting ‘resist apartheid’ and ‘we are all brothers’, thousands of protesters rallied in Tel Aviv against the controversial new law that has proclaimed Israel to be the nation-state of just the Jewish people. Protesters carried banners demanding equality between the Jews and other nationalities and religions in Israel. “We are here to call for equality, for full citizenship and equal ...

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70,000 people protest US army base in Okinawa

Around 70,000 people protested the Japanese government’s plan to relocate a US air base within Okinawa island. Locals say the base will hurt the environment and claim they have sacrificed enough for Japan’s security alliance. The demonstrators gathered at a park in the prefectural capital of Naha on Saturday, in an attempt to urge the central government to abandon their ...

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DC metro scraps plan for special trains for Unite the Right demonstrators after workers protest

Washington’s Metrorail authorities have abandoned the idea of providing dedicated trains for white nationalists expected to descend on the capital on the anniversary of Charlottesville riots after it was slammed by a trade union. “Metro will not be having a separate train, or a separate car, or anything separate for anybody at this event that is going to happen next ...

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Mass protest in Israel over ‘discriminating’ nation-state law

Tens of thousands are protesting in Tel Aviv against ‘nation-state’ law that prioritized Jewish values in Israel and has been criticized as discriminating sparking local and international condemnation. Protesters have been holding signs “If we are brothers we must be equals”  and “Our force is in our unity – the nation-state law differentiates between us,” according to the Haaretz newspaper. They ...

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Muslim women & supporters protest as Denmark burqa ban comes into effect (VIDEO)

Hundreds have rallied in Copenhagen as a new ban on the wearing of face veils in public came into effect in Denmark. The Danish government is taking a more conservative position on immigration and integration. The ‘burqa ban’ came into effect on Wednesday, after being enacted by the Danish parliament in May. The law was brought forward by Denmark’s ruling ...

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Bill Clinton AIDS speech in Amsterdam disrupted by protest

Bill Clinton has been heckled at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam by activists for drug users and sex workers, over Trump’s Muslim travel ban and discrimination against social minorities in the United States. On Friday, the former US president was giving a speech in the Dutch capital when a group of protesters stepped in. They walked down the main ...

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'Make Peace Great Again': Finns protest Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki (PHOTOS)

Protesters have hit the streets of the Finnish capital to protest the upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, slamming both leaders ahead of the highly anticipated event. Around 2,500 demonstrators turned up for the protest on Sunday, just one day before Trump and Putin are scheduled to hold their one-on-one meeting. They held signs ...

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