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Thousands in Paris Protest Macron’s Effort to Restrict Images of Police

PARIS—Tens of thousands of people took to the streets here to decry police brutality and protest legislation that would restrict people from publishing identifiable images of French police officers. Saturday’s protest, which took place as France began a gradual relaxation of a month-long lockdown, is shaping up as a test of civil liberties in an…

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Thousands protest French law restricting rights to film, photograph police

Nov. 28 (UPI) — French police fired tear gas at demonstrators rallying in Paris Saturday to oppose a bill that would make it a criminal offense to film or take photos of police with malevolent intent. Opponents, who also demonstrated in Bordeaux, Lille, Montpelier, Nantes and other cities, say the bill undermines press freedom to…

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Thousands of mink culled over COVID fears rise from a mass grave in Denmark

Order to cull millions of mink canceled Order to cull millions of mink canceled 00:31 Copenhagen — A rushed cull of Denmark’s mink over concerns about a coronavirus mutation has left the country facing a new horror, as cadavers of the animals re-emerge from the earth. The macabre phenomenon was observed in a military training field…

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Thousands line up to bid farewell Maradona in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES — Tens of thousands of fans eager to honor Diego Maradona lined up to file past the coffin of Argentina’s most iconic soccer star on Thursday, some confronting police who tried to maintain order at the country’s presidential mansion.Some threw bottles and pieces of metal fencing at police near the Casa Rosada in…

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As anger rises, thousands of Muslims protest French cartoons

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Thousands of Muslims in Pakistan poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president’s vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to roil the Muslim world.An estimated 2,000 worshippers celebrating the Mawlid, the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, took…

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Thousands in Louisiana, Mississippi brace as Hurricane Zeta makes landfall

Oct. 28 (UPI) — Thousands in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are finishing preparations for Hurricane Zeta, a Category 2 storm, which arrived on the U.S. Gulf Coast Wednesday afternoon. Hurricane warnings were issued for metropolitan New Orleans and other parts of southeastern Louisiana ahead of the storm’s arrival, which forecasters say will bring life-threatening storm…

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Hundreds of thousands lose power as Northern California braces for more wildfires

Hundreds of thousands of people lost power in dozens of California counties Sunday as weather forecasters predicted the most powerful winds of the year and the potential for more raging wildfires, officials said.Pacific Gas & Electric, which supplies power to millions across Northern and Central California, had shut off electricity to 225,000 customers by Sunday…

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Thousands of Iraqis head back to the streets, a year after protests swept their nation

BAGHDAD — Several thousand Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad on Sunday, a year after large-scale protests over corruption and a lack of basic services swept Iraq and toppled the government.In the heart of Baghdad, Iraqis awoke to find blue- and green-clad riot police fanned throughout central squares as concrete barricades blocked the gates…

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Thousands rally in Iraq to mark one year of protests

BAGHDAD — Thousands of protesters took to the streets on Sunday to mark one year since mass anti-government demonstrations swept Baghdad and Iraq’s south, sparking calls to end to rampant corruption.Protesters marched in the capital and several southern cities including Najaf, Nasiriyah and Basra to renew demands proclaimed a year ago to bring an end…

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Thousands of anti-government protesters giving ‘Hunger Games’ salutes defy a ban on mass gatherings in Thailand

Pro-democracy protesters show the three-finger salute as they gather demanding the government to resign and to release detained leaders in Bangkok, Thailand on October 15, 2020. Reuters/Jorge Silva Protests have erupted in Thailand as anti-government demonstrators demand democratic reforms, the removal of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha, and curbs on the royal family’s power and budget.…