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Veterans group angry that tea party activists hijacked their memorial protest

Organizers of a veterans march on Washington, D.C., distanced themselves from right-wing political figures who tried to take over the demonstration. Tea party activists and Republican lawmakers led a protest Sunday to tear down barriers set up at the World War II Memorial during the House Republican-engineered shutdown of the…

Four arrests blemish peaceful ‘Occupy Congress’ rally

#OccupyCongress kicked off its first large, coordinated protest on Capitol Hill in several months today, but the first of two big events did not pass without controversy. As of the time of publication, there were four confirmed arrests marring a protest organizers tried to encourage participants to keep very peaceful.…

‘Occupy’ protesters hope to shut down Wall Street with street carnival

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Protesters hope to shut down Wall Street on Thursday by holding a street carnival to mark the two-month anniversary of their campaign against economic inequality. Protest organizers acknowledged that the “day of action” they have planned could be the group’s most provocative most yet, and could…

Across country, ‘Occupy’ protesters dig in against police

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Tensions were rising at anti-Wall Street protests in three western cities on Friday as demonstrators in Portland, Salt Lake City and Oakland defied orders by police to dismantle their camps. In Portland, police said they had received reports that protesters were digging a reinforced hole and…

‘Occupy’ protesters dig in against police

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Tensions were rising at anti-Wall Street protests in three western U.S. cities on Friday as demonstrators in Portland, Salt Lake City and Oakland defied orders by police to dismantle their camps. In Portland, police said they had received reports that protesters were digging a reinforced hole…

Protesters vow to ‘occupy’ Rose Parade

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Anti-Wall Street protesters hoping to commandeer a worldwide television audience to air their grievances said on Thursday they would peacefully “occupy” this year’s Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. Calling on Occupy demonstrators from across the country to join them, organizers said they would set up encampments…

‘Occupy Oakland’ protesters shut down Port of Oakland

Several thousand “Occupy Oakland” protesters on Wednesday night shut down the California city’s port, one of the busiest in the United States. Some 5,000 people joined the protest, organizers said, in a strong start for the strike, called after police raided the group’s downtown encampment last week and later clashed…

Military rulers suspend Egyptian constitution

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s new military rulers said on Sunday they had dissolved parliament, suspended the constitution and would govern only for six months or until elections took place, following the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. In a statement, the Higher Military Council which took over after 18 days of protest…

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