Tag Archives: TEAR

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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Clashes, tear gas as French police move in to break up environmentalist camp (WATCH LIVE)

Nantes police have moved in to evict the ZAD anarchist commune at Notre-Dame-des-Landes early Monday morning. Some 2,500 gendarmes and police have been mobilized to carry out the eviction. Hundreds of environmental squatters or ‘green jihadists’ have disobeyed an order to vacate an anarchist commune, initially established in 2008 to protest against a proposed airport near the western city of ...

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Protesters tear down Kim Jong-un portraits, scuffle with police ahead of Olympics (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A crowd of anti-North Korea protesters scuffled with riot police and tore down portraits of Kim Jong-un ahead of hours before the Winter Olympics Opening ceremony. Some 800 activists, some bearing South Korean and US flags, gathered for the rally near the Olympic stadium in Pyeongchang, according to Reuters estimate. One banner was apparently addressed to US leader Donald Trump, ...

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Petrol bombs & tear gas at labor reform protest in Athens (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Greek police have fired tear gas at demonstrators who gathered outside the country’s parliament building as lawmakers debated new reforms which would carry tougher conditions for unions and impose benefit cuts. More than 10,000 people gathered outside parliament in Athens, Reuters reports, some later hurling petrol bombs and stones at officers who had formed a cordon outside the building. Police ...

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Israeli troops fire live rounds & tear gas at Palestinian Day of Rage ‘inciters’ (VIDEOS)

At least 46 Palestinians have been injured in clashes with Israeli forces who again deployed tear gas and live ammunition at the weekly “Day of Rage” protests against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Around 2,000 Palestinians, enraged by US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, swarmed the streets ...

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20 cats missing after ‘out of control’ hounds tear through animal sanctuary (VIDEO)

“Out of control” hunting dogs chased a fox and a deer through a cat sanctuary on Wednesday night, scattering more than 60 terrified animals and leaving staff in a state of panic. Fox hunting is an illegal blood sport in the UK. The hounds tore through the Celia Hammond Animal Trust’s Greenacres branch near Hastings, which provides a home to ...

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Man simultaneously tasered & tear gassed by French cops turns into fireball (DISTURBING VIDEO)

Bodycam footage of an altercation between an already injured man and French police captures the moment the suspect burst into flames after being simultaneously tear gassed and tasered. The video has been making rounds online. The shocking video was captured by the bodycam of one of the officers involved in the incident, which dates back to July 2013, but has ...

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Tear gas fired at rioting protesters outside US embassy in Beirut (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: 10 Dec, 2017 08:40 Edited time: 10 Dec, 2017 08:57 A massive rally is taking place outside the US Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, with protesters rioting and shouting pro-Palestinian slogans in the wake of Washington’s decision on Jerusalem. Tear gas and water cannon have been deployed to control the crowd. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Tear gas and small clashes ...

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Tear gas v. snowballs: Quebec’s far-right rally & counter-demo clash with police (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Published time: 26 Nov, 2017 15:48 Edited time: 26 Nov, 2017 15:50 Nearly 1,000 demonstrators from far-right and anti-fascist groups took to the streets of the provincial capital of Canada’s Quebec on Saturday. Police arrested 44 protesters and fired tear gas while trying to keep the rival demonstrators apart. Police in riot gear maintained a heavy presence Saturday in order ...

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