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Protesters march on NYPD headquarters

NEW YORK — About 2,000 anti-corporate demonstrators marched Friday from a protest camp they have occupied near Wall Street to the headquarters of the New York Police Department. The noisy but peaceful rally was the largest since anti-Wall Street activists occupied a small park in lower Manhattan two weeks ago…

San Diego gay pride march to feature active duty military

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A weekend gay pride parade in San Diego will feature a large contingent of active-duty and retired military personnel, opening service members to possible discipline in the waning days of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” organizers said on Friday. The 350 current and former service members expected…

228 pro-democracy activists detained in Hong Kong

Demonstrators paralyzed traffic during an annual pro-democracy march in Hong Kong Friday, then police arrested 228 of the marchers, BNO News reported. The protesters were charged with illegal gathering, as well as obstruction of public places in the city’s center. The demonstration began Friday and continued through the night, with…

Spain’s ‘indignant’ launch new protest march

BARCELONA (AFP) – Spain’s “indignant” activists began their last and longest protest march on Saturday, leaving from the northeastern city of Barcelona to cover 650 kilometres on their way to a major Madrid rally on July 24. Two other marches set off earlier this week, from Valencia in the east…

‘SlutWalk’ anti-rape march coming to Australia

SYDNEY (AFP) – Women protesting for the right to wear what they like and behave how they choose without facing sexual harassment are set to hold “SlutWalks” across Australia as the movement goes global. SlutWalk began in Canada in April in response to a Toronto police official saying that “women…

Jobs numbers up in march, unemployment down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employment recorded a second straight month of solid gains in March and the jobless rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent, marking a decisive shift in the labor market that should help to underpin the economic recovery. Nonfarm payrolls rose 216,000 last month, the…

Violence overshadows peaceful march against UK budget cuts

LONDON – Masked rogue protesters battled police and attacked landmark London shops and hotels Saturday, overshadowing a peaceful march by more than a quarter of a million Britons against government cuts. In the biggest rally in the capital since protests against the Iraq war in 2003, adults and children joined…

Cairo women’s march turns into shouting match

About a thousand women turned out to march on International Women’s Day Tuesday in Cairo to demand “fair and equal opportunity for all Egyptian citizens — beyond gender, religion or class.” The activists in Egypt, who had called for a “Million Woman March,” were disappointed when some men chanting anti-feminist…

US trade chief urges Europe to open market to GM foods

BRUSSELS – A top US trade official said she will bang down the door of the European Commission Thursday in a bid to break a long-standing impasse blocking the march of genetically-modified foods. “When Europeans come to the United States, they come and enjoy our cuisine without any fears,” Deputy…

Thousands in Algeria protest march: organizers

ALGIERS (AFP) – More than 10,000 protesters marched against authorities in Algeria’s northeastern city of Bejaia on Saturday, organisers said, in the country’s latest rally inspired by neighbouring Tunisia. Demonstrators marched peacefully in the city in Algeria’s Berber-speaking Kabylie region, shouting Tunisia-inspired slogans such as: “For a radical change of…

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