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Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 02/25/2014

How did Venezuela’s protests get so big? These two charts offer a clue

Venezuela’s economy is in the tanks.

By Adam Taylor  |  03:57 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economy, Protests, Venezuela

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Bahrain hunger striker has not eaten for two months; government does not respond

A jailed Shia activist has been on a hunger strike for two months, but the government has refused repeated requests to contact him.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:29 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bahrain, hunger strike, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, Grand Prix, anti-government protests

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 03/06/2012

California school protests: 5 reasons students are demonstrating

Five reasons students are protesting in California.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:25 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, higher education, protests, budget cuts

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Anti-Putin protesters, police scuffle at Moscow rally a day after election

The protests in Moscow’s Pushkin Square come a day after Vladi­mir Putin won the Russian presidency.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:40 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, Vladimir Putin, protests

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Occupy Well Street: Anti-fracking groups meet Occupiers

Anti-fracking groups meet Occupiers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Well Street, Occupy protests, fracking

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Indian prime minister blames American NGOs for anti-nuclear protests

On Friday, Manmohan Singh raised the Cold War-era bogey of the “foreign hand.”

By Rama Lakshmi  |  12:21 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, NGOs, nuclear power, nuclear protests

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Putin releases suggestive ads to sway young voters — with little success

But young voters are planning a anti-Putin flash mob, sang anti-Putin songs, and a ‘toy revolution.’

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:37 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, Vladimir Putin, protests, Russia election

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Occupy is back? Movement gets a TV show, issues concrete demands, begins new protests

A TV show, letter of concrete demands, and new protests suggest the movement may be gaining steam once again.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:43 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, protests

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Xi Jingping’s visit to Washington met with protests, diplomatic flaps

Chinese vice president’s visit to the U.S. isn’t going quite as smoothly as planned.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:59 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Xi Jinping, Obama, Wikileaks, protests

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Anonymous marks Bahrain anniversary by hacking U.S. tear gas company

The hacker collective took down a U.S. tear gas company’s Web site.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:13 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bahrain, protests, Anonymous, tear gas

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 02/13/2012

As violence erupts in Athens, Anonymous takes down Greek government Web sites

As Greece’s parliament approved austerity measures Monday, parts of the capital burned.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:24 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Greece, protests, austerity measures, Anonymous

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Saudi Arabian protester, second in two days, reportedly shot dead by security forces

Both were reportedly shot dead by security forces.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:54 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Saudi Arabia, protests

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Angela Merkel depicted as Nazi in Greece, as anti-German sentiment grows

The image reflects a rising anti-German sentiment in the country.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:40 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Greece, Angela Merkel, protests, Germany, austerity measures

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Mohamed Nasheed: Arrest warrant issued for deposed Maldives president

On Wednesday, scores of people were injured as the military battled the police.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:02 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, protests

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 02/02/2012

ACTA is Europe’s SOPA moment

The fight against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trademark Agreement (ACTA) is all too familiar.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:14 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Europe, Czech Republic, ACTA, protests, counterfeiting

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Wukan, tiny village in China that staged open rebellion, gets the right to vote

Tiny village in China that staged open rebellion had its first-ever free and fair elections Wednesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:59 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Wukan, protests, votes

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Abdoulaye Wade to run for third term as president in Senegal, sparking riots, instability

Abdoulaye Wade’s attempts to hold on to power have sparked riots and instability in the country.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:21 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Senegal, elections, protests, Youssou Ndour

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Indonesians sew mouths shut in protest over deforestation

Twenty-eight Indonesians took an extreme measure this week to protest against deforestation on their island. They sewed their mouths shut.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:45 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Indonesia, protests

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Hungary loses ‘Republic’ in name, and protests fill capital

Tens of thousands of people protested against Hungary's new constitution in Budapest Monday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:44 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Hungary, protests

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Russian journalist who investigated government corruption gunned down

A Russian journalist who investigated government corruption was shot dead Thursday night.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:58 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, Gadzhimurat Kamalov, Chernovik, Committee to Protect Journalists, press freedom, protests

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 12/16/2011

China’s Twitter, Weibo, ordered to require users’ real names

Beijing authorities have ordered that Internet microblogs require users register with their real names, in an attempt to better control the growing sites.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:16 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Weibo, online anonymity, protests

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Occupy Cabinet: Egyptian security clash with food-poisoned protesters

Egyptian forces stormed a sit-in early Friday outside the Cabinet building in Cairo

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:48 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Occupy Cabinet, protests

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Bahraini activist ‘Angry Arabiya’ arrested

Activist Zaynab al-Khawaja, known for her outspoken tweets on human rights abuses, has been arrested in Bahrain.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:46 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bahrain, Zaynab al-Khawaja, Angryarabiya, protests

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 12/15/2011

As China threatens to crack down on Wukan protesters, the village disappears from the Web

As the government threatens to punish protest leaders in Wukan, all mentions of the village disappear from Web

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:20 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Wukan, protests, land grabs

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Time Person of the Year 2011: ‘The protester’

In its annual award for person of the year, Time this year simply chose “the protester.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:37 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Time Magazine, person of the year, protests

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Russian government tried to close opposition social media accounts

Popular social network VKontakte refused to deactivate accounts.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:41 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, Vladimir Putin, protests, social media

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Congolese protesters say election is fraudulent, clash with police

As the Democratic Republic of Congo counted votes Tuesday, protesters said the election was fraudulent and demonstrations spread.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:55 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Democratic Republic of Congo, protests, Joseph Kabila, elections

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Moscow protests Putin after observers say election was rigged (photos)

Thousands protested against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his party Monday night, saying the election was rigged.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:36 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, protests, voter fraud, elections

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Iranian students storm British embassy in Tehran (audio, video)

Iranian student hardliners have broken into British Embassy in Tehran to protest latest sanctions, and to demand the British ambassador’s immediate expulsion.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, protests

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Wall Street protesters to target NYPD cops Friday (photos)

Anger toward NYPD has risen since some 80 people participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement were arrested.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:52 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, protests, NYPD

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Donald Rumsfeld greeted by protesters, hecklers in Boston

When former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld stopped in Boston last night to promote his biography, he was greeted by protesters who called him a “war criminal.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:43 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Donald Rumsfeld, Iraq war, protests

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Occupy Wall Street protests: The women who were maced, the policeman who maced them (video)

The Wall Street protesters who got maced over the weekend speak out. And details are learned about one of the policemen who maced them.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:18 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, protests, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 09/26/2011

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests may grow Monday after weekend arrests (video)

The Wall Street protesters appear to be reinvigorated by arrests that took place over the weekend.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:26 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, protests, Occupy Wall Street, multimedia

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Wall Street protesters may be disrupted by champagne attack before ‘Day of Vengeance’

The protests on Wall Street have so far been peaceful. But two groups seem keen to disrupt that.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:39 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, protests, Wall Street, Anonymous

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Bahraini protesters take to the streets in ‘Lulu Return’ ahead of elections (photos, video)

Bahrain security forces fired tear gas Friday as protesters took to the square in large numbers, calling it the ‘Lulu Return.’

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:03 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bahrain, Arab Spring, protests

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Wall Street protesters won’t leave financial avenue

Some 5,000 people descended on Wall Street for a “Day of Rage” Saturday. A few hundred remain and won’t leave.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:22 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National; Multimedia; Wall Street; protests

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Yemen street clashes extremely violent, leave more than 20 dead (live updates)

President Saleh’s security forces have cracked down on protesters in Yemen, leaving more than 20 dead on Monday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:12 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World;, Yemen;, Arab Spring;, protests;, live stream