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A demonstrator throws a Molotov cocktail at police during a protest in Hong Kong, Aug. 31, 2019.

Violent Hong Kong protests meet violent police response

Using water cannons, gunshots, batons and tear gas, Hong Kong police pursued protesters through city streets and into subway stations, seeking people who defied and blocked police in several districts on a tense and chaotic Saturday. The demonstrations coincided with the fifth anniversary of Beijing’s denial of free, unimpeded elections in the territory.
Russian police have detained prominent opposition activist Lyubov Sobol ahead of a protest in Moscow to demand free elections.

Russia detains prominent opposition activist before mass protest

Russian police have detained prominent opposition activist Lyubov Sobol ahead of a protest in Moscow to demand free elections.

Masked youth attack Bangladeshi journalists covering election campaign

Masked youth attacked a group of Bangladeshi reporters with hockey sticks and batons, injuring about 10 of them, as they rested at a hotel after covering an election rally, the journalists said on Tuesday.
Protesters scuffle with police during a demonstration in Bucharest, Romania, August 10, 2018. Inquam Photos-Liviu Florin Albei via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. ROMANIA OUT.

Romania charges police chiefs over violence against protesters

The head of Romania's riot police and three senior officials have been charged over the use of violence to break up an anti-government protest in Bucharest that left hundreds of people hurt, prosecutors said Friday.
People shout slogans during an anti government protest in front of the Government headquarters in Bucharest on August 12, 2018. Thousands gathered Sunday in Romania's capital for a third night of protest against the government after Friday's mass demonstration left hundreds injured. Singing the national anthem and waving national flags, protesters again amassed at Victory Square in front of the government headquarters in Bucharest. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCU

Romania to probe alleged police violence at protest

Romania has opened an enquiry into alleged police violence at a mass anti-corruption protest against the leftwing government last week where hundreds were injured, military prosecutors said Monday.

Scores injured as riot police crack down on banned Catalan vote

Spanish riot police used batons and rubber bullets to storm polling stations in Catalonia on Sunday, triggering clashes as thousands turned out to vote in an independence referendum banned by Madrid.

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