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Police fire rubber bullets, tear gas to disperse peaceful protest near Whit...

06 June, 2020 9:25 am 9:25 am

WASHINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to use the US military to halt protests over the death of a black man in police custody, before law enforcement officers fired rubber bullets and tear gas to clear demonstrators and allow the president to walk to a church and pose for pictures. As darkness … Read More

Indian police fire tear gas on jobless workers defying coronavirus lockdown

03 March, 2020 4:06 pm 4:06 pm

NEW DELHI/AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) – Police in western India fired tear gas to disperse a stone-pelting crowd of migrant workers defying a three-week lockdown against the coronavirus that has left hundreds of thousands of poor without jobs and hungry, authorities said on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the country’s 1.3 billion people to remain … Read More

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Clashes rock Beirut as security forces fire tear gas at protest

12 December, 2019 9:43 am 9:43 am

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Tear gas engulfed central Beirut as security forces chased protesters near Lebanon’s parliament on Sunday in a second night of street clashes that wounded dozens of people. Protesters had returned despite a fierce crackdown by security forces the night before when clashes also injured dozens. It marked the most violent unrest in … Read More

Paris police fire tear gas on ‘yellow vest’ protests anniversar...

11 November, 2019 4:03 pm 4:03 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris police fired tear gas in northwestern Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters on the first year anniversary weekend of anti-government “yellow vest” demonstrations. Clashes broke out between demonstrators and police near the Porte de Champerret as protesters were preparing to march across town towards Gare d’Austerlitz in southern Paris while … Read More

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as transport chaos grips city

11 November, 2019 10:19 am 10:19 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at a university campus on Tuesday and residents of the Asian financial centre struggled to get to work as territory-wide transport disruptions wreaked commuter havoc and activists planned flash protests. There were chaotic scenes as people thronged metro stations, only to stream out shortly … Read More

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Hong Kong protesters, police in dusk standoff after tear gas breaks up rall...

10 October, 2019 3:04 pm 3:04 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters, many wearing banned face masks, who had converged on the Kowloon harbour-front hotel district on Sunday to denounce perceived police brutality over months of unrest. There was a standoff as dusk began to fall, with protesters and bemused … Read More


Hong Kong: Protesters hurl molotovs at state buildings in latest wave of un...

09 September, 2019 12:56 am 12:56 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs at government buildings on Sunday, as months of sometimes violent demonstrations showed no sign of letting up. Some protesters threw bricks at police outside the Chinese People’s Liberation Army base in the city’s Admiralty … Read More


Anti-govt demos: HK police target protesters with rubber bullets, tear gas

09 September, 2019 12:55 am 12:55 am

HONG KONG – As the anti-government demonstrations enter into 14th week, Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray at protesters on Friday in a bid to clear a gathering outside a subway station. Hundreds of protesters, many of them masked and dressed in black, gathered at the Prince Edward station in Mong … Read More

Hong Kong police fire tear gas in running battles after protesters trash le...

07 July, 2019 11:56 pm 11:56 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas in running battles with hundreds of protesters, some of whom stormed the legislature, destroyed pictures and daubed walls with graffiti, on the anniversary of the city’s 1997 return to Chinese rule on Monday. Police arrived in a convoy of buses as about a thousand protesters, … Read More

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Venezuela aid convoy moves to Colombia border, troops fire tear gas

02 February, 2019 9:59 pm 9:59 pm

CUCUTA, Colombia/URENA, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido gave a personal send off to an aid caravan from the Colombian city of Cucuta towards the border between the two countries on Saturday, pledging to bring food and medicine to a hungry population despite President Nicolas Maduro’s resistance. Guaido, who most Western nations recognise … Read More