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2013-04-02 12:59:34

As the long-term impact of the Arab Spring continues to take shape, research from political scientists at Princeton University and New York University warns that the protests that swept across the Middle East and North Africa could mark more of an isolated occurrence than a permanent rise of people power in the region.

2011-08-15 00:00:29

Ting says, “The decision to cut off cell service in order to prevent the protests violates fundamental principles of our democracy.” San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2011 Reset San Francisco founder and mayoral candidate Phil Ting said today that the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s decision Thursday night to shut down cell phone service in order to prevent a possible protest violates fundamental principles of our democracy – and that censorship should never become a...

2009-03-07 16:38:01

Thousands of people demonstrated Saturday during Israel-Sweden Davis Cup play in Malmo, Sweden, to protest the invasion of Gaza. Police estimated the crowd of protesters at 6,000, The Local reported.

2008-09-11 06:00:30

A protest against rising fuel prices took place in all Russian regions on 10 September, corporate-owned Russian Ren TV reported on the same day. Motorists held protests and motor rallies.

2008-06-15 15:00:33

Three demonstrators who wore Stop Airport Expansion T-shirts during a protest at London's Heathrow Airport say officials detained them because of their attire.

2007-09-27 18:00:04

YANGON, Myanmar - Soldiers with automatic rifles fired into crowds of anti-government demonstrators Thursday, killing at least nine people in the bloodiest day in more than a month of protests demanding an end to military rule.

2006-08-30 08:24:19

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Riot police fired teargas and beat a journalist in central Khartoum on Wednesday as opposition party supporters gathered to demonstrate against a recent rise in petrol and sugar prices, witnesses said.

2006-06-14 05:08:19

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - A crowd of demonstrators attacked Iran's consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra on Wednesday, setting fire to a reception area of the building, Reuters television footage showed.

2006-06-11 06:43:02

By Anis Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 200 people were hurt in street clashes between police and opposition activists trying to blockade Bangladesh's capital Dhaka on Sunday, witnesses said.

2006-06-11 05:07:05

By Anis Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 200 people were hurt in street clashes between Bangladesh opposition workers and police while the activists trying to stage a blockade of the capital, Dhaka, on Sunday, witnesses said.

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  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.