May 1, 2012 |
Hundreds of Occupy marchers peacefully convened Tuesday evening in Pershing Square, an hour after the May Day protest in downtown Los Angeles took a tense turn. The mood was jovial as about 200 protesters listened to live music and watched performers. Earlier, police clashed with protesters at 4th and Hill streets, causing officers clad in riot gear to swarm the area. A police official said a female officer was struck in the head with a skateboard and taken to a hospital.
February 3, 2011 |
Clashes flared for a second day Thursday between opponents and supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, spilling out of the central Cairo square occupied by antigovernment demonstrators and deepening the chaos gripping Egypt. The army acted decisively for the first time to try to separate the two sides, planting tanks and soldiers in the no-man's land between what have become enemy lines. In the early afternoon, as helicopters circled overhead, the fighting was scattered and less intense than the previous day. Confrontations were confined mainly to the periphery of Tahrir Square and the backstreets of the adjoining district, with relative calm in much the sprawling plaza itself.
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May 1, 2013 |
As the beats of a live mariachi band blared through the intersection of Broadway and Olympic at the start of Wednesday's May Day march, Susana Gonzalez focused on her sizzling bacon-wrapped hot dogs. "Hasta ahorita, nada," she said, shaking her head as she explained that she hadn't sold a single hot dog to demonstrators. She showed up at the intersection at 11:30 a.m., and based on sales during past years at the event had expected to sell at least a handful of hot dogs before noon.
April 28, 2008 |
Chinese students clashed with demonstrators criticizing China's treatment of North Korean refugees at the Olympic torch relay in Seoul, throwing rocks and punches. The small groups of anti-torch demonstrators were far outnumbered by Chinese supporters. Police took away a protester who had doused himself with gasoline before he could set himself on fire. Thousands watched the torch relay peacefully today in North Korea.
December 28, 2009 |
The months-long confrontation between Iran's budding opposition movement and a hard-line government determined to stamp it out escalated sharply over the weekend, as parts of the capital became engulfed in fiery political protest and demonstrations broke out across the country on the occasion of an important Shiite religious holiday. Opposition websites reported as many as nine people killed in Tehran and the western city of Tabriz on Sunday during Ashura, a commemoration of the 7th century martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the prophet Muhammad.
June 11, 2011 |
Government-sponsored demonstrators, some armed with clubs, attacked pro-democracy protesters Friday in Tahrir Square and paraded pictures of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's chief rival, Iyad Allawi, with a red X slashed across his face. Groups of rowdy young men, some said by Western sources to have been bused in by Maliki's Islamic Dawa Party, roamed the streets armed with sticks and other weapons. At least four men were badly beaten and several women were assaulted, said pro-democracy activists who have held weekly rallies at the downtown square since February, inspired by the populist movements that first swept Tunisia and Egypt.