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November 20, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
About 3,000 Lebanese university students and right-wing Christian activists in Beirut defied government warnings and demonstrated against Syria's domination of their country. Large numbers of security forces watched but did not intervene as the crowd converged downtown, shouting, "Syrians out!" One demonstrator dressed as Osama bin Laden wore a sign on his chest that read "Syrian Terror." He held a toy gun to the head of a protester who was wrapped in the Lebanese flag.
March 10, 2005 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
Scores of Ventura County community college students staged a sit-in Wednesday at the president's office at Oxnard College to protest sweeping cuts to programs and personnel to close a $7.5-million budget gap this year and next. The demonstration came just hours after Ventura County Community College District trustees shuttered cafeteria services at all three campuses, eliminated or reduced nearly two dozen academic programs and laid off about 130 instructors, most of whom work part time.
March 30, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands of Canadians marched to show solidarity with the United States and counter antiwar rallies. The biggest demonstration was in the capital, Ottawa, where about 5,000 people braved rainstorms. In the United States, as many as 12,000 people packed the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg. A rally in Cape Cod, Mass., supporting U.S. troops drew about 2,000 and in Miami, thousands of Cuban exiles and others marched to support the U.S. military and to oppose relations with Cuba.
January 18, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
U.N. peacekeepers fired warning shots and tear gas at protesters trying to breach the security walls of the world body's headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. In San Pedro, west of Abidjan, protesters hurled firebombs into a United Nations office, but no injuries were reported. A U.N. official accused the government of orchestrating the demonstrations. Protests began Monday after U.N.
June 16, 2011
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May 27, 1989 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
In a significant defeat for liberal members of the new national assembly, the Congress of People's Deputies refused Friday to suspend a controversial law restricting political demonstrations here after crowds gathered outside the Kremlin wanting to meet their deputies. Although the liberals complained that the riot police had prevented people from meeting them as their elected representatives, conservatives voted to keep in force--even during the current session of the congress--legislation that bans unauthorized public gatherings.
April 16, 1989 | EVELYN De WOLFE, Times Staff Writer and
Grass-roots groups dedicated to preserving the dwindling remnants of architectural history in their neighborhoods will gather this week to recommit themselves to their goals at the 14th annual California Preservation Conference at the Biltmore Hotel. The public is invited to special events that include all-day demonstrations of restoration techniques Friday and Saturday, and 19 neighborhood tours next Sunday. Award Presentation About 1,500 preservationists will participate in seminars on supportive federal legislation, local zoning practices and methods of organizing neighborhoods.
July 2, 2004 | Mark Magnier, Times Staff Writer
Even as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched peacefully in Hong Kong on Thursday, at least 30 protesters were detained by police in Beijing's Tiananmen Square for holding banners, kneeling before the national flag and handing out leaflets accusing the government of injustice.
September 28, 2003 | From Associated Press
Thousands of protesters demanding an end to the occupation of Iraq took to the streets Saturday in London, Athens, Paris and other cities around the world, chanting slogans against the United States and Britain. The first major demonstrations since Saddam Hussein was ousted in April were organized in each country by local activist groups that have informal contacts. London's was the biggest protest, drawing 20,000 people.
February 26, 2008 | Rushdi abu Alouf and Richard Boudreaux, Special to The Times
As Israelis watched nervously from across the border, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip staged parallel protests Monday against the Jewish state, placing a few thousand placard-waving demonstrators along the main highway and firing 11 rockets into Israel. One of the rockets injured 10-year-old Yossi Haimov in the town of Sderot as an air-raid siren sent him and his 8-year-old sister, who were playing near their home, rushing for cover against a wall. Surgeons removed shrapnel from his right shoulder, saving his arm. Israel had braced for a day of far more trouble.
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