September 28, 2003 |
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 |
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.
August 4, 2005 |
About 17,000 Israeli police officers Wednesday blocked an estimated 10,000 Jewish settlers and sympathizers from marching to a settlement in the Gaza Strip to protest the Israeli plan to withdraw from the territory. Both sides vowed to avoid violence in the confrontation on the road to the Gaza border from this southern Israeli town.
February 20, 2005 |
In an enormous, politically charged outpouring, tens of thousands of Italians marched through the capital Saturday demanding the freedom of a journalist kidnapped in Iraq. The demonstration, which ended at Circus Maximus, site of chariot races more than 2,000 years ago, was not attended by representatives of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government.
August 20, 2007 |
sipson, england -- Heathrow is the granddaddy of European airport nightmares, legendary for its long lines and lost luggage. But the hundreds of protesters who descended on the airport's administrative headquarters Sunday weren't furious passengers demanding better service, but climate change activists seeking to block expansion of the beleaguered facility.
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March 28, 2004 |
A corner of Chinatown was awash with red and blue Taiwanese flags Saturday as an estimated 3,000 Nationalist Party supporters staged a loud protest denouncing the results of their homeland's recent presidential elections. The demonstration was timed to coincide with a similar rally in Taipei, which drew close to half a million people.
December 25, 2007 |
Followers of radical Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada Sadr marched Monday south of Baghdad to protest the appointment of a provincial police chief they accuse of having links to a rival Shiite faction and to Saddam Hussein's ousted government. The demonstration in Hillah, capital of Babil province, underscored deep rivalries that threaten stability in the overwhelmingly Shiite south, generally one of the calmer parts of Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
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December 4, 2005 |
Cheering and singing, more than 100 ardent zoo fans rallied in front of the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday to voice their support for keeping elephants at the Griffith Park facility. The rally, attended by actress Betty White, was a response to the commissioning of a city study on whether to close the elephant exhibit. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ordered the study at the behest of animal rights activists who contend that the zoo lacks the scores of acres needed by the lumbering pachyderms.
February 17, 2005 |
Opposition groups and supporters of Ecuadorean President Lucio Gutierrez staged competing marches Wednesday that brought at least 100,000 people into the streets of this capital. The marches came amid international criticism of Gutierrez's efforts to gain control of the Supreme Court and fears that the country's increasingly tense and polarized political climate could degenerate into violence.
December 17, 2004 |
Saudi security forces thwarted planned protest marches in the kingdom's two main cities Thursday, deploying in force in the capital, Riyadh, and arresting at least a dozen people in the Red Sea port of Jidda. The demonstrations had been called by London-based dissident Saad Fagih, who is campaigning to overthrow the absolute monarchy. He said tens of thousands of people would take to the streets for the protests, which are illegal in Saudi Arabia.