Political riots http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24565/all en Protesters pelt N.Irish police with petrol bombs for sixth night http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/protesters-pelt-nirish-police-petrol-bombs-sixth-night <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephen Mangan</p> <p>BELFAST, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Pro-British protesters pelted police with petrol bombs and fireworks in a sixth successive night of rioting in Northern Ireland's capital of Belfast.</p> <p>A crowd of about 100, mostly teenagers, attacked officers on Tuesday in the east of the city but police did not have to resort to water cannon and plastic baton rounds to stop the violence as was the case on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/protesters-pelt-nirish-police-petrol-bombs-sixth-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> History of Northern Ireland Political riots Politics Urban warfare Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:15:40 +0000 5731899 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-N.Irish police fire plastic bullets at rioters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-nirish-police-fire-plastic-bullets-at-rioters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Hundreds take to streets in latest outbreak of violence</p> <p>* Youths angry at removal of British flag from city hall</p> <p>* Protesters block roads, bus services suspended</p> <p>* Highway closed after pipe bomb found</p> <p>By Stephen Mangan</p> <p>BELFAST, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Police in Northern Ireland fired plastic bullets and water cannon at rioters who wounded four officers with missiles and petrol bombs in the latest outbreak of anger at the removal of the British flag from Belfast City Hall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-nirish-police-fire-plastic-bullets-at-rioters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> History of Northern Ireland Political riots Urban warfare Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:45:19 +0000 5733419 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-N.Irish youths pelt Catholic church in latest 'flag riots' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-nirish-youths-pelt-catholic-church-latest-flag-riots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BELFAST, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Protestant youths in Northern Ireland threw petrol bombs at homes and a church in a Catholic area on Monday night as the latest outbreak of violence in Belfast took on increasing sectarian overtones.</p> <p>At least one police officer was injured during violent clashes between pro-British and Irish crowds who threw rocks and other missiles at each other, police said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-nirish-youths-pelt-catholic-church-latest-flag-riots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belfast Disaster Labor Political riots Politics Social Issues Urban warfare War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 01:30:09 +0000 5734506 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Azeri police break up protests after night of rioting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-azeri-police-use-tear-gas-break-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Local governor says will not resign after riots</p> <p>* Riots resume briefly on Thursday evening</p> <p>* Opposition groups call for protest in Baku on Friday (Adds details)</p> <p>By Lada Evgrashina</p> <p>BAKU, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Azeri police used tear gas and water cannon on Thursday to disperse hundreds of protesters demanding the resignation of a regional leader, the day after cars were torched and a hotel set ablaze in a night of rioting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-azeri-police-use-tear-gas-break-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government Political riots Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:30:36 +0000 5738814 at http://www.globalpost.com Sporadic clashes outside Egypt presidential palace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/sporadic-clashes-outside-egypt-presidential-palace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sporadic clashes broke out overnight between protesters demanding the ouster of Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and security forces outside the presidential palace, witnesses said on Sunday.</p> <p>There were no immediate reports of casualties from the confrontations which follow violent clashes on Friday outside the presidential palace that left one person dead.</p> <p>Late on Saturday several hundred mostly young protesters again gathered outside the compound and threw stones and petrol bombs at its walls, an AFP correspondent said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/sporadic-clashes-outside-egypt-presidential-palace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political riots Social Issues Technology AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:15:51 +0000 5744378 at http://www.globalpost.com Albania protester deaths verdict prompts parliament walkout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/albania-protester-deaths-verdict-prompts-parliament-walkout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Officers found not guilty of killing protesters in 2011</p> <p>* Opposition walks out of parliament over acquittal</p> <p>* U.S. embassy says "dismayed" by ruling</p> <p>By Benet Koleka</p> <p>TIRANA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - An Albanian court on Thursday found two state guards not guilty of killing four people during an anti-government protest in 2011 - a ruling that dismayed opposition politicians and Albania's ally the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/albania-protester-deaths-verdict-prompts-parliament-walkout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political riots Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:45:28 +0000 5749064 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish schools rage at crisis cutbacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-schools-rage-at-crisis-cutbacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Spanish pupils, teachers and parents marched on Thursday to protest budget cuts they warn are undermining an already shaky education system in the economic crisis.</p> <p>Thursday's march crowned three days of strikes in schools who complain the conservative government's deficit-cutting measures are forcing pupils to learn in overcrowded, unheated classrooms.</p> <p>After a demonstration by students on Wednesday, teachers and parents joined in another on Thursday, the last of three days of strikes called in public schools.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-schools-rage-at-crisis-cutbacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Impact of the Arab Spring Political riots AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:46:05 +0000 5749420 at http://www.globalpost.com Irish marchers protest nationwide against austerity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/irish-marchers-protest-nationwide-against-austerity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Thousands protest nationwide against debt burden</p> <p>* Protesters dismissive of Anglo debt deal</p> <p>* Unions say taxpayer burden must be eased</p> <p>By Stephen Mangan</p> <p>DUBLIN, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people marched in six cities around Ireland on Saturday to protest against austerity measures, days after the government struck a vital deal on its bank debt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/irish-marchers-protest-nationwide-against-austerity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anglo Irish Bank Business Financial services Political riots Politics Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:30:20 +0000 5751426 at http://www.globalpost.com 11 injured in Bulgaria protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/11-injured-bulgaria-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Eleven people including five policemen have been injured n the Bulgarian capital Sofia as anti-government protesters fought running battles with riot police and vandalised buildings and vehicles late Monday, officials said.</p> <p>In the latest wave of anger against the government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov sparked by sharply higher electricity prices, demonstrations were also held in around a dozen other cities across the European Union's poorest member.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/11-injured-bulgaria-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Political riots Politics Simeon Djankov Social Issues AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:45:39 +0000 5759703 at http://www.globalpost.com 11 injured in Bulgaria protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/11-injured-bulgaria-protests-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Eleven people including five policemen have been injured in the Bulgarian capital Sofia as anti-government protesters fought running battles with riot police and vandalised buildings and vehicles late Monday, officials said.</p> <p>In the latest wave of anger against the government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov sparked by sharply higher electricity prices, demonstrations were also held in around a dozen other cities across the European Union's poorest member.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/11-injured-bulgaria-protests-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Political riots Politics Simeon Djankov Social Issues AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:00:26 +0000 5759710 at http://www.globalpost.com Hundreds protest in Delhi over sex assault on schoolgirl http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/hundreds-protest-delhi-over-sex-assault-schoolgirl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hundreds of protesters clashed with police on Friday outside a New Delhi hospital where a seven-year-old victim of sexual assault was admitted earlier in the day, a police official said.</p> <p>Angry youths hurled stones at buses and police, who then used batons to break up the demonstration outside the hospital which is located in a low-income neighbourhood, India's NDTV channel reported.</p> <p>"The protesters were angry over the assault on the little girl and were demanding that police act against the culprit," the police official told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/hundreds-protest-delhi-over-sex-assault-schoolgirl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political riots Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:46:07 +0000 5770887 at http://www.globalpost.com Clashes in Egypt Port Said as police move prisoners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/clashes-in-egypt-port-said-as-police-move-prisoners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Protesters clashed with police Sunday in the Egyptian city of Port Said as the interior ministry decided to move 39 prisoners awaiting a verdict over alleged involvement in a deadly football riot, a security official said.</p> <p>The verdict, expected next Saturday, is for the remaining defendants in a case which resulted in death sentences in January for 21 defendants, sparking clashes that killed at least 40 people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/clashes-in-egypt-port-said-as-police-move-prisoners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nonviolent revolutions Political riots AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 11:00:25 +0000 5772041 at http://www.globalpost.com Clashes in Egypt Port Said as police move prisoners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/clashes-egypt-port-said-police-move-prisoners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Protesters clashed with police Sunday in the Egyptian city of Port Said as the interior ministry decided to move 39 prisoners awaiting a verdict over alleged involvement in a deadly football riot, a security official said.</p> <p>A health ministry bulletin said 253 people were injured in the clashes.</p> <p>The verdict, expected next Saturday, is for the remaining defendants in a case which resulted in death sentences in January for 21 defendants, sparking clashes that killed at least 40 people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/clashes-egypt-port-said-police-move-prisoners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political riots AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 19:45:07 +0000 5772308 at http://www.globalpost.com 4 Egyptians killed in Port Said clashes: ministry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/4-egyptians-killed-port-said-clashes-ministry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four people including two policemen were killed in overnight clashes between police and protesters in Egypt's restive canal city of Port Said, the interior ministry said on Monday.</p> <p>At least 420 people were also injured in the clashes which began on Sunday after authorities decided to move prisoners awaiting a verdict over alleged involvement in a deadly football riot last year.</p> <p>The two policemen died from gunshots to the head and neck, an interior ministry official said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/4-egyptians-killed-port-said-clashes-ministry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football hooliganism Political riots AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 08:30:19 +0000 5772603 at http://www.globalpost.com 4 Egyptians killed in Port Said clashes: ministry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/4-egyptians-killed-port-said-clashes-ministry-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four people including two policemen were killed in overnight clashes between security forces and protesters in Egypt's restive canal city of Port Said, the interior ministry said on Monday.</p> <p>At least 420 people were also injured in the clashes which began on Sunday after authorities decided to move prisoners awaiting a verdict over alleged involvement in a deadly football riot last year.</p> <p>The two policemen died from gunshots to the head and neck, an interior ministry official said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/4-egyptians-killed-port-said-clashes-ministry-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nonviolent revolutions Political riots AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:15:24 +0000 5772629 at http://www.globalpost.com