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Iran calls for calm after water protests, clashes

Iran calls for calm after water protests, clashesIran called for calm on Sunday after protests in a southern city over water shortages turned violent overnight with reports of police shooting at demonstrators who attacked banks and public buildings. “No one has been killed in the unrest and just one person has been wounded in a shooting,” said Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, quoted by the state news agency IRNA. “Our effort is to bring these protests to an end as soon as possible with restraint from police and the cooperation of authorities, but if the opposite happens, the judiciary and law enforcement forces will carry out their duties,” Rahmani Fazli was quoted as saying.



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Antwon Rose Protests Continue In Days Following Teen’s Police Shooting Death

Antwon Rose Protests Continue In Days Following Teen’s Police Shooting DeathProtesters gathered in the streets of Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning to



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Protests as children remain in limbo and separated families await reunification

Protests as children remain in limbo and separated families await reunificationAs outrage grows over the nearly 2,000 children still in limbo, demonstrators protested the Trump administration’s policies outside the nation’s largest immigration processing facility and in cities across the U.S.



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Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appeals

Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appealsProtesters demonstrated Friday for a third day over the fatal police shooting in Pennsylvania of an unarmed black teen fleeing a traffic stop as they sought to get the attention of a nation engrossed by the immigration debate, and to pressure officials to charge the officer.



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Antwon Rose Protests Continue In Pittsburgh For Third Straight Night

Antwon Rose Protests Continue In Pittsburgh For Third Straight NightFor the third day in a row, hundreds of protesters continue to call for



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Antwon Rose Police Shooting Sparks Second Night Of Pittsburgh Protests

Antwon Rose Police Shooting Sparks Second Night Of Pittsburgh ProtestsHundreds of protesters enraged over an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal



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Protests against Trump administration’s family separation policy as first lady weighs in

Protests against Trump administration’s family separation policy as first lady weighs inDemocratic members of Congress arrived for an “unannounced inspection” of a New Jersey detention facility as protesters rallied the separation policy. In a statement, Melania Trump’s office said she “hates to see children separated from their families.”



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US citizen detained during violent Vietnam protests

US citizen detained during violent Vietnam protestsThe US has urged the Vietnamese authorities to release one of its citizens who was among dozens of people arrested during violent protests last week.  Will Nguyen, 32, a Yale graduate who comes from Houston, Texas, was visiting Ho Chi Minh City, en route from the US to Singapore, where he was due to graduate from a master’s programme in July.  According to a statement released on Thursday on behalf of Mr Nguyen’s family and friends, he was “beaten over the head and dragged into a police truck” after joining a rare demonstration on June 9 against proposed special economic zones that have raised fears of Chinese encroachment.  A video linked to the statement allegedly shows Mr Nguyen being dragged along the street with blood streaming from his face. He is later shown standing on the back of a police pickup truck.  This is #democracy in #Vietnampic.twitter.com/j2hb76QZwO— Will Nguyen (阮英惟) (@will_nguyen_) June 10, 2018 Vietnam’s Communist government bans anti-government protests and public gatherings must be approved by the authorities.  However, demonstrations erupted over the weekend over planned special economic zones that would give leases to foreign investors with less red tape, stoking fears that national security would be undermined by giving China control over Vietnamese territory.  Before he was arrested, Mr Nguyen was live-tweeting from the protest, revealing that events had taken a nasty turn after police had allegedly struck a man, who was seen in lying motionless on the ground. The statement released on Thursday said that he had been taken to a police station and accused of “causing a scene and destroying public property.” Police struck a protestor and chaos has broken out pic.twitter.com/XMf5x6lEwb— Will Nguyen (阮英惟) (@will_nguyen_) June 10, 2018 It said the authorities had confiscated his laptop, passport and credit cards from the AirBnB property where he had been lodging, and that he had been falsely accused of being a member of the reform-focussed Viet Tan political party, which is banned in Vietnam.  This was “not plausible” said the statement. “The diplomatic protocol is that the Vietnamese have 48 hours in which to notify the US embassy that one of its citizens has been detained, but this has not been adhered to in the current situation,” it alleged.  “The state of his health and his whereabouts are currently unknown.” Pope Thrower, a US embassy spokesman told the New York Times that the embassy was “aware of media reports that a US citizen was arrested.”  He added: “When a US citizen is detained overseas, the US Department of State works to provide all appropriate consular assistance.” 



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American detained in Vietnam after joining protests

American detained in Vietnam after joining protestsHANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An American citizen of Vietnamese descent has been detained in Vietnam after joining a protest over a controversial draft law on special economic zones that protesters fear would favor Chinese investors.



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China warns citizens in Vietnam after protests over economic zones

China warns citizens in Vietnam after protests over economic zonesChina has warned its citizens in Vietnam after protesters clashed with police over a government plan to create new economic zones for foreign investment that has fueled anti-Chinese sentiment in the country. More than 100 protesters were arrested and dozens of police injured at a protest in central Vietnam on Sunday, one of several demonstrations nationwide against the special economic zones opponents fear will be dominated by Chinese investors. The Chinese embassy in Hanoi posted a notice on its website referring to the protests as “illegal gatherings” that had included some “anti-China content”.



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