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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 11, 2004
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Riot police fought with demonstrators and used water cannons mounted on armored cars last night as a large rally in front of the presidential palace turned unexpectedly violent. A crowd estimated by organizers at 300,000 and by the police at 100,000 assembled peacefully yesterday afternoon to call for a parliamentary investigation into a shooting incident that wounded President Chen Shui-bian on the eve of elections last month and may have helped him win re-election. Most of the crowd dispersed at sunset, but a few thousand remained and began skirmishing with riot police.
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August 21, 2014
As an Army officer in the late 1960s, I was trained in riot control, responding to the race riots in Washington, D.C. after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and just before my departure to Vietnam. I have a simple solution. You see the use of tear gas frequently. Did you know that you can mix with tear gas an element called DM, which is a vomiting agent? No need for bullets. No need for heavy armament. Just deploy a few canisters of a mixture of CS and DM. No one will die, but it won't be a pretty sight.
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By KIM MURPHY and KIM MURPHY,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 26, 2006
MOSCOW -- A rally billed as a last-ditch attempt to challenge discredited presidential elections in Belarus erupted in violence yesterday as riot police plunged into the crowd with truncheons and arrested dozens of people, including opposition candidate Alexander Kozulin. As protesters, some of them bloodied, ran screaming from the scene, police chased ringleaders down side streets of the capital, Minsk, clubbing them to the ground once they were caught. "Law enforcement took maximum security measures to prevent an escalation and protected people who were simply trying to spend their leisure time nearby," Interior Minister Vladimir Naumov said at a news conference later in the day. He accused Kozulin, one of two opposition candidates who unsuccessfully challenged President Alexander Lukashenko in last Sunday's elections, of urging supporters to storm a jail where detained activists were being held and also calling "for the physical elimination of the head of state and for a power grab."
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January 21, 2012
I was at the Occupy Baltimore "Schools Not Jails" action on Monday, the 18th - Martin Luther King Jr Day. The police actions to which I was witness that evening would have left anyone feeling angry at the overreaction of our government and police. Once they had pushed away all the "official" media, I saw police in riot gear corral and intimidate young activists, smashing their meeting tent to the ground and shoving it into a garbage truck. The police and other officials have issued the excuse that the tent was "blocking a right of way" - I assure you, nothing critical was blocked.
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By KIM MURPHY and KIM MURPHY,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 27, 2005
MOSCOW -- Thousands of protesters in Azerbaijan shouting "Freedom!" and vowing to occupy downtown Baku were beaten back yesterday by riot police wielding truncheons and water cannons. Witnesses said hundreds of protesters were injured, along with at least 26 police officers. The demonstration, in which opposition leaders demanding new Parliament elections appeared to be staging an attempt to occupy the capital's Victory Square, ended when officers in helmets and riot shields broke apart the speaker's stand, ripped orange flags out of protesters' hands and began beating demonstrators and opposition leaders with batons, leaving several people lying injured in the square.
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By Kathy Lally and Kathy Lally,Moscow Bureau | May 2, 1993
MOSCOW -- Pro-Communist demonstrators, turned awa from Red Square on May Day, charged into a line of riot police with bricks and makeshift staves yesterday, setting off an hourlong battle that injured more than 150 people.The battle on Gagarin Square, under a tall monument dedicated to the first man in space, was the worst political violence here since the August 1991 coup. It was broken up with water cannons and police on horseback.Later, spokesmen for both President Boris N. Yeltsin and his critics called the clash largely inevitable.
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By ASSSOCIATED PRESS | July 11, 2000
BELFAST, Northern Ireland - Protestant hard-liners angry over restrictions on their traditional July parades mounted mass street protests yesterday, forcing shops to close early and inspiring more violence across Northern Ireland. Despite calls for peaceful protests by the leaders of the Orange Order brotherhood, trouble broke out within minutes in Belfast and other towns. Along the so-called "peace line," a network of fences and walls separating British Protestant and Irish Catholic communities in west Belfast, youths on both sides traded salvos of bottles and rocks.
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By Alex Rodriguez and Alex Rodriguez,Chicago Tribune | November 25, 2007
MOSCOW -- Riot police broke up a march against President Vladimir V. Putin in the Russian capital yesterday and arrested former chess champion Garry Kasparov and several other opposition leaders, a clampdown on pro-democracy protesters a week before Russia's pivotal parliamentary election. Police armed with truncheons moved in on marchers as they tried to make their way toward the Central Election Commission building, where they had planned to submit a petition questioning authorities' adherence to democratic principles before legislative elections Dec. 2. The march followed an authorized rally held by Kasparov and fellow opposition activists in downtown Moscow, attended by about 2,000 Russians.
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By Los Angeles Times | July 4, 1994
JERUSALEM -- As hundreds of angry Jews clashed with police outside his office yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin defended the Mideast peace accord and accused his opponents of inciting violence with scare stories of a Palestinian-controlled Jerusalem."
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By HOSSAM HAMALAWY AND MEGAN K. STACK and HOSSAM HAMALAWY AND MEGAN K. STACK,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 12, 2006
CAIRO, Egypt -- Thousands of cane-wielding riot police clubbed and arrested protesters and journalists yesterday as the Egyptian government clamped down bloodily on a demonstration to support two pro-reform judges. Toting shields and sticks, police and plain-clothes security men flooded the streets of the capital in the morning, sealing off roads, closing subway stations and waiting for protesters. As chanting bands of demonstrators attempted to coalesce into a street protest, the riot police swarmed.
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By Justin Fenton and Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2011
The eviction of Occupy Baltimore protesters from a park near the Inner Harbor was carried out "in a respectful way," Baltimore's mayor said this morning, adding that she was pleased there were no injuries or arrests. "It certainly wasn't going to go on forever and we decided it was time," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said after a ground-breaking for a housing development in Fells Point. She added, "This is not about the [Occupy] message … The message resonates with me. It resonates with people across the country.
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By New York Times News Service | January 27, 2008
JERUSALEM -- Egyptian riot police used armored vehicles to try to restrict Gazans from taking cars into Egypt yesterday, and the Egyptian foreign minister warned of "provocations" at the border. He said that at least 36 Egyptian security officers had been hospitalized, some in critical condition, after confrontations with Palestinians. In a thinly veiled rebuke to the militant group Hamas, which governs Gaza, the Egyptian minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, said in Cairo that Egypt would show restraint but not at the cost of Egyptian lives.
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By Geraldine Baum and Geraldine Baum,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 28, 2007
VILLIERS-LE-BEL, France -- They burned the library overnight during a riot in this gritty suburb outside of Paris. The blackened shelves and books were thrown around like garbage the next morning, and singed desks were piled on top of each other like old firewood. As they examined the wreckage yesterday - the senator, the sports coach and the teenagers with sticks and pipes still skulking around in the light of day - all had similar explanations as to why. Why the arson up and down the commercial streets?
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By Alex Rodriguez and Alex Rodriguez,Chicago Tribune | November 25, 2007
MOSCOW -- Riot police broke up a march against President Vladimir V. Putin in the Russian capital yesterday and arrested former chess champion Garry Kasparov and several other opposition leaders, a clampdown on pro-democracy protesters a week before Russia's pivotal parliamentary election. Police armed with truncheons moved in on marchers as they tried to make their way toward the Central Election Commission building, where they had planned to submit a petition questioning authorities' adherence to democratic principles before legislative elections Dec. 2. The march followed an authorized rally held by Kasparov and fellow opposition activists in downtown Moscow, attended by about 2,000 Russians.
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By Alex Rodriguez and Alex Rodriguez,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | May 19, 2007
MOSCOW -- Former chess champion Garry Kasparov is finding out what it means to take on the Kremlin. Last month he was arrested by Moscow riot police at a pro-democracy march he helped organize and then grilled by Russian security agents on suspicion of seeding extremism. Yesterday, as he checked in at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport for a morning flight to the Volga River city of Samara to take part in a protest march coinciding with a Russia-European Union summit, a Russian police officer approached.
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By HOSSAM HAMALAWY AND MEGAN K. STACK and HOSSAM HAMALAWY AND MEGAN K. STACK,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 12, 2006
CAIRO, Egypt -- Thousands of cane-wielding riot police clubbed and arrested protesters and journalists yesterday as the Egyptian government clamped down bloodily on a demonstration to support two pro-reform judges. Toting shields and sticks, police and plain-clothes security men flooded the streets of the capital in the morning, sealing off roads, closing subway stations and waiting for protesters. As chanting bands of demonstrators attempted to coalesce into a street protest, the riot police swarmed.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 31, 2005
CAIRO -- Egyptian riot police armed with clubs and water cannons stormed a downtown square packed with Sudanese war refugees before dawn yesterday in an attack that a human rights group said left 23 people dead. About 2,000 Sudanese had been living for months in a dilapidated tent city near the offices of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, demanding to be resettled abroad. Their protest was viewed by many Cairo residents as an eyesore in one of the city's upscale areas. Thousands of Egyptian riot police massed around the square early yesterday and tried to force the demonstrators onto buses.
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By Alex Rodriguez and Alex Rodriguez,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | May 19, 2007
MOSCOW -- Former chess champion Garry Kasparov is finding out what it means to take on the Kremlin. Last month he was arrested by Moscow riot police at a pro-democracy march he helped organize and then grilled by Russian security agents on suspicion of seeding extremism. Yesterday, as he checked in at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport for a morning flight to the Volga River city of Samara to take part in a protest march coinciding with a Russia-European Union summit, a Russian police officer approached.
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By TOM HUNDLEY and TOM HUNDLEY,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | March 29, 2006
PARIS -- Students battled with police yesterday and commuters battled with widespread service disruptions as cities across France were hit with strikes and demonstrations against the government's attempt to reform youth labor laws. For the most part, the demonstrations were peaceful, but at the Place de la Republique, in the center of Paris, riot police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators who attacked them with stones and bottles. Police made 787 arrests around France, 488 of them in Paris, National Police Chief Michel Gaudin said.
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By KIM MURPHY and KIM MURPHY,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 26, 2006
MOSCOW -- A rally billed as a last-ditch attempt to challenge discredited presidential elections in Belarus erupted in violence yesterday as riot police plunged into the crowd with truncheons and arrested dozens of people, including opposition candidate Alexander Kozulin. As protesters, some of them bloodied, ran screaming from the scene, police chased ringleaders down side streets of the capital, Minsk, clubbing them to the ground once they were caught. "Law enforcement took maximum security measures to prevent an escalation and protected people who were simply trying to spend their leisure time nearby," Interior Minister Vladimir Naumov said at a news conference later in the day. He accused Kozulin, one of two opposition candidates who unsuccessfully challenged President Alexander Lukashenko in last Sunday's elections, of urging supporters to storm a jail where detained activists were being held and also calling "for the physical elimination of the head of state and for a power grab."
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