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March 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Police in the northern German town of Dannenberg cleared protesters with water cannons as a train laden with 60 tons of nuclear waste arrived a day late after being blocked by demonstrators who chained themselves to the tracks. With seven helicopters overhead, the train entered town as night fell. The waste was to be carried by trucks on the last leg of a much-disrupted trip from a French reprocessing plant to a dump at Gorleben.
July 30, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Police using batons, dogs and water cannons broke up a protest by thousands of Islamists marching through Turkey's capital, Ankara, to challenge Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz's effort to curtail religious education. Witnesses said police repeatedly charged demonstrators outside the Education Ministry after hours of protests. The Anatolian news agency said 11 people were hospitalized. Estimates of the crowd size ranged from 6,000 to 15,000.
April 18, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Riot police fired water cannons and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators and clashed with stone-throwing youths in anti-government protests. Demonstrations against Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad have raged in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, since a judge sentenced Malaysia's ousted No. 2 leader, Anwar Ibrahim, on Wednesday to six years in prison. Armed police repeatedly ordered protesters to disperse, but they ignored the warnings.
September 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Rock-throwing protesters clashed with police backed by water cannons and tear gas during a march paying tribute to victims of the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. The government said 147 people were detained and a police officer was injured in the annual march marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 1973, putsch that brought Pinochet to power. It was the first coup-anniversary protest since the former strongman died in December at 91.
March 18, 2011 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
Engineers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant worked all day Friday attempting to connect a newly restored power line to reactors No. 1 and 2, but their task was repeatedly interrupted by the need to withdraw workers because of high radiation levels. The team said they hoped the task would be completed sometime Friday evening or in the early morning hours Saturday. It is not clear yet, however, whether restoring power to the two damaged reactors will help with cooling. Some engineers believe the cooling pumps were irretrievably damaged by the hydrogen explosions that wracked the reactor buildings in the first four days after the March 10 magnitude 9 Tohoku quake, or by corrosion from the seawater that has been pumped into the reactor.
August 28, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
In a chaotic confrontation, Venezuelan lawmakers broke through crowds of protesters in Caracas and climbed over the fence of the capitol building, defying a constitutional assembly's order that virtually shut down Congress. Police and guardsmen fired tear gas and water cannons to control the melee between hundreds of supporters and opponents of President Hugo Chavez. About 30 people were injured.
July 21, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Protesters raged in the capital and other Yemeni cities, pelting troops with stones, burning tires and ripping down billboards to protest a government subsidy cut that nearly doubled gasoline prices. At least eight people were killed. About 300 people blocked roads, halting traffic to the airport. Riot police fired into the air to disperse the crowd, which later re-formed and pelted officers with stones. Police retaliated with water cannons.
September 13, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Fourteen police officers were hurt and at least 445 people were arrested in Chile's capital after a night of demonstrations marking the 29th anniversary of the coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. The anniversary Wednesday passed without violence. But protests erupted overnight in Santiago. Demonstrators burned tires, and police moved in with water cannons and tear gas. Protesters threw rocks and Molotov cocktails. More than 3,000 people were killed for political reasons during Pinochet's rule.
January 8, 1995 | Times Wire Services
Israeli police and hundreds of right-wing demonstrators clashed outside Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's residence Saturday night, witnesses said. One policeman was injured and 14 people were arrested when police used water cannons and horses to disperse a crowd calling for tighter security in the occupied West Bank. Many demonstrators were Jewish settlers from the West Bank.
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