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Polish police use tear gas on right-wing protesters during city's 1st gay rights march (VIDEO)

Polish police deployed tear gas, water cannon, and concussion grenades on right-wing demonstrators as a city in the country’s east hosted its very first gay rights march. More than 1,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights activists were interrupted by around 300 right-wing opponents in the city of Lublin on Saturday, according to AP. The demonstrators threw stones at police, ...

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Police fire tear gas and water cannons against thousands of Indian protesters (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Police in India have resorted to water cannons and tear gas to disperse thousands of farmers protesting what has been branded unprecedented “agrarian distress,” local media reports. Some 20,000 farmers are understood to have taken part in the rally on Tuesday, organized by the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), to call on the government to grant them a series of demands, ...

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Journalist working with RT caught in tear gas attack amid deadly Gaza protests (VIDEO)

A journalist working with RT was caught in a tear gas attack as she covered the clashes along the Gaza border. Three Palestinians were reportedly killed and dozens injured, mostly by Israeli ammunition during the protests. A 17-year-old Palestinian died of his wounds on Saturday after being shot by Israeli forces near the Gaza security fence, where protests have been ...

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Protesters tear gassed at demonstrations against Poland’s controversial reform law (VIDEO)

Demonstrators were treated for injuries after police launched tear gas as part of a crackdown on the rally against laws passed by the Polish government that, critics say, undermine the independence of the country’s judiciary. Thousands gathered outside Warsaw’s President Palace and across dozens of Polish cities and towns Thursday, to voice their concern against a law that will allow ...

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Ukrainian neo-nazi mob mocks Roma women as they tear down Kiev camp with axes (VIDEO)

Members of a far-right group proudly filmed themselves destroying a Roma camp in Kiev– marking the second such attack by militant nationalists against Roma living in Ukraine’s capital in the past six weeks. The National Druzhyna, a nationalist militia formed by veterans of the far-right Azov Battalion, used axes and hammers to dismantle a small Roma camp in Kiev’s Holosiyivskiy ...

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8-month-old Palestinian killed after inhaling Israeli tear gas – health ministry

An eight-month-old baby was killed after Israel fired tear gas at protesters in Gaza, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. Her death is one of dozens that occurred during demonstrations against the US Embassy’s move to Jerusalem. Read more Leila al-Ghandour was killed after inhaling tear gas on Monday, according to the ministry. It was not immediately clear how close the ...

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‘Venice is not a theme park’: Locals tear down tourist turnstiles into city (VIDEO)

A step designed to make Venice more “livable” for residents, instead became a lightning rod of protest for inhabitants of the Italian city, which has a population of under 60,000 but receives up to 30 million tourists annually. Luigi Brugnaro, the city’s conservative mayor, ordered the installation of temporary turnstiles ahead of the popular May holidays in some of the ...

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French police use tear gas & water cannons against thousands of eco-activism protesters (VIDEO)

Activists clashed with police for a sixth day in western France. Law enforcement officials used tear gas and water cannons against crowds protesting the demolition of their ‘eco-camp’ on the site of an abandoned airport. Saturday’s demonstration drew nearly 7,000 people in support of occupants of the ZAD (French abbreviation for ‘Zone to Defend’) anarchist commune, France 24 reported. The ...

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Ruptly crew caught in tear gas as French police crack down on environmental squatters (VIDEO)

Molotov cocktails and stun grenades flew through clouds of tear gas as 2,500 officers moved in to evict the illegal occupants of the ZAD anarchist commune in western France. Ruptly crew were caught up in the action, and tear gas. RT’s Charlotte Dubenskij, reporting from the thick of the action, said at times it felt like the “sky was raining ...

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