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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. In a paper published online in January by the American Journal of Political Science, "People Power or a One-Shot Deal? A Dynamic Model of Protest," Princeton politics...

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 public safety tool....

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. About 1,000 officers were on duty on the ground and in helicopters. Most of those at the Stop the Match march were peaceful but police said some young people rushed the barricades and threw rocks with about five arrested, the BBC reported. Sweden won doubles play Saturday, giving it a 2-1 lead...

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. The wave of protests was organized by trade union activists; they planned to stage pickets near the buildings of Russia's largest oil companies, the report said. The correspondent added that rallies resembled May Day celebrations because people were holding flowers and taking pictures, and some protesters...

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. Former Christian Aid worker Mike Lacey said he and two other demonstrators were stopped and detained by police for wearing T-shirts that opposed airport officials' plans to add a third runway at Heathrow, the Mail on Sunday reported. The process took half an hour and the police were unable to give any justification for their...

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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. Bloody sandals lay scattered on some streets as protesters fled shouting "Give us freedom, give us freedom!" On the second day of a brutal crackdown, truckloads of troops in riot gear also raided Buddhist monasteries on the outskirts of Yangon, beating and arresting...

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. Thousands of people had been expected at the protest organized by a group of opposition parties. But riot police prevented opposition leaders and others from joining the rally, which the authorities had banned, witnesses said. Dozens of people...

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. Hundreds of protesters outside the consulate chanted slogans against an Iranian satellite station, accusing it of insulting a Shi'ite cleric in Iraq. A cleric who addressed the crowd demanded an apology from the government in neighboring, mainly Shi'ite Iran. "If our demand is not met...

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. Rock-throwing protesters fought riot police at Kanchpur on the outskirts of Dhaka, where at least 70 people were hurt, including former army chief general K.M. Shafiullah, an opposition supporter. Police, who used tear gas and baton charges, detained nearly 50 people at Kanchpur, which is on...

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. Rock-throwing protesters fought riot police at Kanchpur on the outskirt of Dhaka, in which at least 70 people, including former army chief general K.M. Shafiullah, were injured. Police, who retaliated with tear gas and baton charges, detained nearly 50 people...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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