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Jordan police detain scores of activists, break up protests

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Amman, Jordan Jordanian riot police on Wednesday broke up protests in Amman and other cities called to mark the 10th anniversary of Arab Spring pro-democracy demonstrations, and authorities detained tens of activists...

Actress protests naked at France’s Oscars ceremony over Covid arts support

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Paris A French actress stripped naked at the country's prestigious César Awards to demand more support for the country's struggling arts industry, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Actress Corinne...

Senegal restricts internet as protests over rape allegation escalate

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Over the past two days, at least one person has been killed in clashes between riot police and supporters of Ousmane Sonko, who say his detention on Wednesday in the wake of a rape allegation is politically motivate...

Former AG Loretta Lynch issues report on Syracuse University’s campus police after student protests

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Former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch released her final report Monday into Syracuse University's Department of Public Safety, capping a nearly yearlong inquiry into the department. University Chancellor Kent Sy...

Protests in Haiti as political standoff continues

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Large crowds of Haitians took to the streets again on Sunday, as a standoff between President Jovenel Moise and the country's opposition movement stretched into its third week. "Those of us fighting, who want anothe...

Violent protests over rapper’s arrest and accusations of police brutality rock Catalonia for fifth day

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Angry protesters have now gathered in multiple Spanish cities for five consecutive nights, demonstrating over the dramatic arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel earlier in the week. Thousands gathered in Barcelona on Saturda...

Rapper’s arrest sparks protests in Catalonia

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Protesters took to the streets in Barcelona and Girona, in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region, on Tuesday night following the dramatic arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel earlier in the day. Hasel and his supporters ha...

Death sentence of Saudi man jailed as a teen for anti-government protests is commuted

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A man who was arrested and sentenced to death for taking part in anti-government protests as a teen in Saudi Arabia has had his sentence commuted, his father told CNN Sunday. Ali al-Nimr's sentence was reduced to 10...

More than 100 arrested after protests over a Black man’s death in police custody

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More than a hundred people were arrested in Brussels on Wednesday night after violent protests over the death of a man in police custody. The Brussels prosecutor's office said Wednesday it had opened an investigati...

FBI warns ‘armed protests’ being planned at all 50 state capitols and in Washington DC

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The FBI has received information indicating "armed protests" are being planned at all 50 state capitols and the US Capitol in Washington, DC in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Janu...

First lady’s chief of staff and former WH press secretary resigns over violent protests

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Stephanie Grisham, the former White House communications director and press secretary and current chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump, submitted her resignation Wednesday afternoon, effective immediately, in...

A church installs a Black Lives Matter banner ahead of pro-Trump protests in Washington, DC

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A Washington, DC, church unveiled a massive Black Lives Matter banner Wednesday morning to take a stand against violence just hours before a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol. The National City Christian Church e...

Kirk Cameron organizes caroling protests amid California’s Covid-19 surge

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Actor Kirk Cameron is facing criticism for organizing at least two events in Southern California in recent weeks, where dozens of mask-less people stood shoulder-to-shoulder to sing Christmas carols in protest of st...

Boston police officer on leave after bodycam videos from summer protests released

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A Boston police sergeant has been placed on administrative leave and the department's Bureau of Professional Standards has been ordered to investigate after a series of body camera videos taken during racial justice...

Seven dead in protests as Covid-19 hits Iraqi government worker salaries

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Erbil At least seven people have been killed in ongoing violent protests since Sunday in northern Iraq, where government workers are demanding their salaries be paid as Covid-19 plunges the country into economic turm...

At least 45 people have been killed during Uganda protests

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At least 45 people were killed in protests that rocked Kampala and other parts of Uganda last week, a police spokesperson said Monday. The protests were sparked by the arrest of popular music star turned presidenti...

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