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Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces will besiege two sit-ins by supporters of the country’s ousted president within 24 hours, police officials said Sunday, setting up a possible confrontation between the military-backed government and the thousands gathered there. One police official suggested action against the sit-in protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi could […]

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Labour unions, political opponents protest to support Turkey activists

Labour unions, political opponents protest to support Turkey activists

June 17, ISTANBUL (AP) — Two major unions urged their members to hold a one-day strike and join demonstrations in response to a police crackdown against activists who led a wave of protest that have centered on Istanbul’s Taksim Square and Gezi Park in recent weeks. Labor unions and political foes of Prime Minister Recep […]

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Turkish riot police, protesters clash over park demolition

Turkish riot police, protesters clash over park demolition

May 02, ISTANBUL (AP) — Though he offered some concessions to demonstrators, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan remained largely defiant in the face of the biggest popular challenge to his power in a decade in office, insisting the protests are undemocratic and illegitimate. In a scene reminiscent of the Arab Spring, thousands of people on […]

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