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Bangladesh police fire rubber bullets at garment workers seeking $100 month minimum wage

Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at thousands of Bangladesh garment workers on Sunday during a second day of protests to demand a $100 minimum monthly wage, police said. Protesters threw stones and bricks at factories just outside the capital in Kaliakoir that make clothes for some of the…

Police fire rubber bullets, tear gas on Istanbul protesters

Turkish riot police on Saturday fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of protesters trying to enter an Istanbul square that was the cradle of deadly unrest that engulfed the country in June. The police moved in when demonstrators protesting in the city’s Beyoglu neighbourhood against…

California police use rubber bullets and cherry-picker to remove tree sitters

Police officers used rubber bullets and a cherry-picker to remove protesters from tall pine trees in northern California on Tuesday. Dozens California Highway Patrol officers clad in visored helmets and armed with batons removed the activists from their protest spot near Highway 101. The protesters, part of a group calling…

Thousands riot in Bangladesh over writings of ‘atheist bloggers’

DHAKA — Bangladesh police fired tear gas and rubber bullets Friday in fierce clashes with conservatists demanding the execution of bloggers they accused of blasphemy, killing one person and injuring around 100. Parts of central Dhaka turned into a battlefield as protesters attacked police with bricks and sticks in front…

Israeli police and Palestinians clash in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Israeli police used tear gas and rubber bullets against stone-throwing Palestinians in the Issawiya district of annexed east Jerusalem on Sunday, police and an AFP journalist said. “Five Palestinians were arrested after attacking a police and border guard patrol with stones,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. An AFP…

London students march amid heavy police presence

Thousands of students marched through London against cuts in university funding as a massive police operation prevented a repeat of the violence at similar protests a year ago. Organisers said 10,000 people joined the march on Wednesday through the heart of the financial district in protest against the government’s tripling…

Olbermann interviews roommate of Iraq veteran injured in Oakland

On last night’s “Countdown”, Keith interviewed Iraq War veteran Keith Shannon, the roommate of “Occupy Oakland” protester Scott Olsen, who was injured Wednesday when police attacked the crowd of protesters with tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber bullets. Olsen was struck in the head by a tear-gas canister. His skull…

Stewart: ‘What the f*ck happened in Oakland?’

On Wednesday night’s show, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart shamed authorities in Oakland who used tear gas, rubber bullets, bean-bag bullets, concussion grenades, flashbombs, sound cannons or other forceful methods to disburse protesters. “What the fuck happened in Oakland?” Stewart exclaimed. “What’s going on, Oakland? Chill out.” “So, the city was…

Marine veteran injured by non-lethal rounds at Occupy Oakland

A Marine veteran at Occupy Oakland was injured Monday night after being shot at point-blank range with bean bags or rubber bullets by police. Scott Olsen was at 14th Street and Broadway when he was shot by either San Francisco Sheriffs deputies or Palo Alto Police, according to RT. “We…

Police repeatedly clash with ‘Occupy Oakland’ in night of terror

Police in Oakland, California last night repeatedly clashed with demonstrators who refused to simply go home, even after every one of their repeated assemblies were declared illegal. As police dispersed crowds with tear gas and less-lethal weaponry, protesters fled from their positions and re-formed in other locations, leading to what…

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