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Blog posts : "protest"

Hundreds of Russians protest against Putin

Police officers detain an opposition activist during a banned anti-Kremlin protest in St. Petersburg, … MOSCOW – About 500 people demonstrated in a central Moscow square on Monday to demand the ouster of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his "rule of thieves."

The rally took place peacefully, but police detained a separate group of 20 opposition activists nearby. About 60 protesters also were detaine…

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Death Toll Tops 100 in Egypt’s Protests #opegypt #Egypt #Jan25

More than 100 people have been killed during anti-government protests that have swept Egypt, according to a Reuters tally of reports from medical sources, hospitals and witnesses.

There was no official figure, and the real figure may be very different, given the confusion on the streets.

On Saturd…

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Military Jets Fly Low Over Cairo in ‘Show of Strength’

BBC:

The Egyptian military has staged an apparent show of strength in the capital Cairo during a sixth day of anti-government protests.

Two air force jets and a helicopter are repeatedly flying low over Tahrir (Liberation) Square, the main gathering point for demonstrators.

A column of tanks…

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U.S. Advises Americans to Leave Egypt ASAP

Egyptian anti-government protesters pray in front of an Egyptian army tankduring a protest in Tahrir …WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says U.S. citizens in Egypt should consider leaving the country as soon as they can because of the spreading unrest there.

The department says demonstrations against the government of President Hosni Mubarak have not targeted Westerners, but Americans sho…

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U.S. Protesters Take to the Streets to Support Egyptians

U.S. Protesters Take to the Streets to Support Egyptians

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of people in Egypt who flooded streets in riots calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down were joined Saturday by relatives and supporters at protests in major American cities.

“Mubarak will go. If not today, then tomorrow,” Magdy Al-Abady, 39, of Chicago, said…

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Has Obama Been Tough Enough With Egypt?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tried the impossible: winning the hearts and minds of Egyptians furious with their autocratic ruler while assuring a vital ally that the United States has his back.

The four-minute speech Friday evening represented a careful balancing act for Obama. He h…

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Looters rip heads off 2 mummies at Egyptian Museum

An Egyptian army soldier stands guard near antiquities of the Egyptian museum in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, … CAIRO – Would-be looters broke into Cairo's famed Egyptian Museum, ripping the heads off two mummies and damaging about 10 small artifacts before being caught and detained by soldiers, Egypt's antiquities chief said Saturday.

Zahi Hawass said the vandals did not manage to steal any of the museum's …

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Chaos engulfs Cairo as Mubarak points to successor

Egyptian anti-government protesters pray in front of an Egyptian army tankduring a protest in Tahrir … CAIRO – With protests raging, Egypt's president named his intelligence chief as his first-ever vice president on Saturday, setting the stage for a successor as chaos engulfed the capital. Soldiers stood by — a few even joining the demonstrators — and the death toll from five days of anti-governm…

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‘Disgraceful!’: Beck Hater Disrupts National Anthem to Protest

A Tea Party event on Wednesday was interrupted when a man carrying a sign saying “Make Beck Cry, Vote Sane!” marched in front of rally goers during the singing of the National Anthem. He then positioned himself and his anti-Beck message between the American flag and the crowd:


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