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Violent end to Australia’s ‘Occupy’ protests

SYDNEY — Riot police broke up week-long anti-capitalism protests in Sydney on Sunday, with demonstrators claiming they were forcibly evicted from their city campsite in violent dawn raids. Police said 40 people were arrested after resisting orders to pack up their shelters outside the Reserve Bank of Australia, where they…

‘Indignant’ protests to sweep across world

MADRID — “Indignant” activists, angered by a biting economic crisis they blame on politicians and bankers, vow to take to the streets worldwide on Saturday in a protest spanning 71 nations. It is the first global show of power by the movement, born May 15 when a rally in Madrid’s…

As army withdraws from Bahrain’s Pearl Square, protesters return

MANAMA (AFP) – Thousands of jubilant Bahrainis returned on Saturday to Manama’s Pearl Square, the focal point of bloody anti-regime demonstrations, after police and troops withdrew in an apparently conciliatory move. After the security force pull-out, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa ordered that they were to stay away. Salman,…

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