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Gaza protest toll rises to three: ministry

Gaza protest toll rises to three: ministryA 40-year-old Palestinian hit by Israeli fire on the Gaza border died of his wounds on Saturday, taking the death toll from protests the previous day to three, the territory’s health ministry said. In all 307 Palestinians were wounded on Friday, some by tear gas, including two journalists and five medics, the health ministry in the coastal enclave said.



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Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protestWEIZHOU, China (AP) — A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said Saturday that no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest.



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‘We Are Not A Number’: Black Activists Protest At Progressive Convention

‘We Are Not A Number’: Black Activists Protest At Progressive ConventionNEW ORLEANS ― A group of black activists took the stage at the Netroots Nation



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Israeli troops kill Palestinian at Gaza border protest, ceasefire efforts continue

Israeli troops kill Palestinian at Gaza border protest, ceasefire efforts continueBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian and wounded at least 220 others at protests along the Gaza border on Friday, Gaza health officials said, as diplomats sought to secure a durable ceasefire deal. Over four months of weekly Friday border protests that began on March 30 have reduced in intensity lately but organizers have vowed they would continue until Israel lifts economic sanctions on the coastal enclave. The Israeli military said troops had responded with “riot dispersal means” and had operated “according to standard operating procedures,” a term that refers to the use of accurate live fire, after some Gazans broke through the border fence and attacked troops with firebombs and an explosive device.



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Zimbabwe elections: Three dead as opposition protest ruling Zanu-PF parliamentary victory

Zimbabwe elections: Three dead as opposition protest ruling Zanu-PF parliamentary victoryClashes broke out among angry supporters of Zimbawe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Wednesday after official election results showed a ruling party victory in parliament. Three people were killed after the army opened fire in central Harare during demonstrations over alleged fraud in the country's elections. The man died after being shot in the stomach, an AFP photographer said, confirming that he died at the scene. Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu PF party won the majority of seats in parliament after sweeping rural constituencies by huge margins, official results showed on Wednesday, setting the stage for President Emmerson Mnangagwa's victory. Protesters tore down a billboard with an image of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his campaign slogan: "The voice of the people is the voice of God." A supporter of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC) of Nelson Chamisa wears a cone as they block a street in Harare Credit: Reuters Opposition supporters also marched to and from the gates of a compound where the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has been announcing results. Police padlocked the main gate. The opposition alleges the vote was rigged. Results of the presidential race have not yet been announced and the electoral commission says it will update on that "sometime tomorrow." Quite serious violence In Harare These guys say they’re angry at a stolen election. The presidential results have yet to be announced. pic.twitter.com/eziSZY9Tmg— Roland Oliphant (@RolandOliphant) August 1, 2018 Presidential results are due to be announced, with Mr Chamisa's supporters insisting they will occupy the streets of Harare if their candidate does not win. Mr Chamisa has already claimed victory and accused the electoral commission of fixing results to favour Mr Mnangagwa. Riot police equipped with water cannon looked on as several hundred MDC supporters gathered outside Mr Chamisa's MDC party headquarters in central Harare and electoral commission where results were being announced. Tererai Obey Sithole, a 26 year old MDC member, told The Telegraph: “We are not going to accept any result that is against the victory of Nelson Chamisa.” “We already have the results. Mr Chamisa won with 60 per cent plus. We are going to stay on the streets until ZEC announces the correct result.” MDC supporters burn an election banner with the face of Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa Credit: Reuters "They have stolen the election," says 78-year-old Iddah Hanyani. "I want my vote back." The European Union observer mission said on Wednesday "a truly level playing field was not achieved" in the election. The EU mission pointed out the "misuse of state resources, instances of coercion and intimidation, partisan behavior by traditional leaders and overt bias in state media" but says Monday's election was largely peaceful in a break from the past. Zimbabwean anti riot police officers close the entrance to the Rainbow Towers where the election's results were announced Credit: AFP The assessments of Western and other observers, many who returned to Zimbabwe after being barred for nearly two decades, are crucial in the possible lifting of international sanctions on this southern African nation. The EU mission says this is a preliminary statement and more is expected on how the election results are handled and announced.  Africa's tarnished jewel: how four decades of Robert Mugabe left Zimbabwe's economy reeling Parliamentary results early on Wednesday showed Mr Mnangagwa's Zanu PF party cruising to a big majority after picking up 109 seats against 41 for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Another 58 seats are yet to be declared. The House of Assembly of Parliament has 210 seats and Zanu PF would need to win 30 more to have a two-thirds majority that would allow it to change the constitution at will. Profile | Emmerson Mnangagwa The trend in the parliamentary election was expected to continue when results for the president are announced. The MDC won in most urban centres, where it enjoys majority support. The MDC accused the election commission on Tuesday of deliberately delaying results of this week's vote to favour the ruling party, reporting irregularities in the first poll since the removal of Robert Mugabe in a bloodless November coup. Election observers from southern African nations on Wednesday commended Zimbabwe for a peaceful, orderly election, though they also identified some shortcomings in how it was conducted. The Southern African Development Community said Zimbabweans had the "opportunity to exercise their constitutional right," and applauded the government for allowing more international observers for Monday's vote. Urging protesters to refrain from violence, the group aslo referred to criticism of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission for the late release of the voters' roll, as well as bias toward the ruling party by state media and traditional leaders.



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Chicago protest against violence disrupts some traffic

Chicago protest against violence disrupts some trafficCHICAGO (AP) — About 200 demonstrators briefly shutdown Chicago's Lake Shore Drive as they marched through one of the city's more affluent neighborhoods Thursday to draw attention to gun violence in the city's poorer areas.



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Danish Muslim Women Protest As Ban On Face Veils Enters Full Force

Danish Muslim Women Protest As Ban On Face Veils Enters Full ForceMuslim women and their allies organized protests in two Danish cities on



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The Latest: Police report assaults at protest in Oregon

The Latest: Police report assaults at protest in OregonNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on nationwide protests over a Trump administration immigration policy (all times local):



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Marchers Block Traffic in Pittsburgh as They Protest Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Teen Antwon Rose

Marchers Block Traffic in Pittsburgh as They Protest Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Teen Antwon RoseMarchers carried signs that said "3 Shots in the Back/ How Do You Justify That?"



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Hundreds Protest In Cities Across U.S. Against Trump's Immigrant Family Separations

Hundreds Protest In Cities Across U.S. Against Trump's Immigrant Family SeparationsHundreds protested across the country on Thursday against the Trump



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