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December 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Security forces opened fire on crowds of anti-government protesters shouting "Down, Ceausescu!" in the Romanian capital of Bucharest today and several demonstrators were killed, Yugoslav radio reported. Military tanks rolled through the city and formed a circle around several thousand mostly young people at a main intersection in an effort to control the burgeoning unrest, said a Yugoslav reporter.
February 7, 1985 | United Press International
More than 500 apartheid protesters peacefully circled the Capitol Wednesday night during President Reagan's State of the Union address to appeal for racial equality in South Africa. Wearing placards reading, "Freedom in South Africa," and carrying flashlights, the demonstrators called on Reagan and Congress to impose sanctions against white-ruled South Africa until suppression of blacks is lifted in that country. The "Circle of Conscience" was organized by the Rev.
December 1, 2011
After weeks of uncertainty about when and how the endgame would play out, the Occupy L.A. eviction was the best possible outcome, a tribute to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Chief Charlie Beck and a disciplined, creative Los Angeles Police Department. Clearly, the Monday morning dress rehearsal had provided police and protesters ample preparation for the real thing, and both sides showed admirable restraint in the unavoidable confrontation that occurred in the early hours of Wednesday. This was not merely a case of routine police work well done.
November 15, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
Occupy Wall Street protesters were ordered early Tuesday to leave New York City's Zuccotti Park, their longtime encampment in Lower Manhattan, but were told they could return once it had been cleaned. About 1 a.m., police handed out notices from the park's owner, Brookfield Office Properties, and the city saying the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous, the Associated Press reported. Rabbi Chaim Gruber, an Occupy Wall Street member, said police officers were clearing the streets near the park.
November 30, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Occupy L.A. protesters, whose eight-week encampment on the City Hall lawn has become a political hot potato for city leaders, were locked in a tense standoff with police at one downtown intersection late Tuesday as demonstrators vowed to resist efforts to evict them. At Broadway and 1st Street — one of several intersections blocked off by police in advance of the action to remove the protesters — a line of about 12 officers in riot gear and holding batons blocked the street as about 100 demonstrators chanted and took photos.
September 9, 2011 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
Protesters broke through a security wall and stormed the Israeli Embassy in Cairo late Friday, throwing documents out windows and sharpening the tensions that have been growing between the two countries since the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak. Hundreds of demonstrators marched toward the embassy, battered the wall and pulled down barricades recently set up to protect the high-rise. Police did not intervene until shortly before midnight, hours after young men set fire to the embassy's Israeli flag along the Nile.
May 5, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Demonstrators blocked traffic on one of the main bridges into Washington, D.C., for about two hours Monday as protests belatedly sprouted over the verdicts in the Rodney G. King beating case. Several hundred people also demonstrated outside the White House and Justice Department, and thousands of District of Columbia employees stayed home from work. Police said about 200 people sat down across the Washington approach to the 14th Street bridge over the Potomac River.
May 1, 2012 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
SEATTLE — Downtown Seattle erupted in chaos Tuesday as black-clad May Day demonstrators marauded through the shopping district, smashing plate glass windows at banks and retail outlets, spray-painting cars and slashing tires. At least eight people had been arrested by early evening. May Day arrests also were reported in Portland, Ore., and New York. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn signed an emergency order authorizing police to confiscate sticks, tire irons, hammers and other implements that might be used for continued destruction.
February 25, 2011 | By Haley Sweetland Edwards, Los Angeles Times
Protests in Yemen mushroomed Friday into the largest pro-democracy demonstrations in the nation's history, as more than 180,000 people marched in streets and squares calling for the ouster of longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh. About 30,000 anti-government protesters, 10 times as many as have gathered in recent days, convened in front of Sana University here in Yemen's capital in peaceful, joyful demonstrations. More than 150,000 others convened in other cities and provinces across Yemen, according to local news reports.
A court appearance Friday by a 40-year-old Granada Hills woman charged with seducing at least 10 teen-age boys prompted a brief demonstration by a group of parents protesting state rape laws that apply only to female victims. Commissioner Richard L. Brand postponed an arraignment until May 29 at the request of a lawyer for Faye D. Abramowitz, who has been charged with three counts of lewd conduct with a child and five counts of oral copulation with a person under 18.
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