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Maradona buried after clashes break out between fans and police

Maradona buried after clashes break out between fans and police

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Diego Maradona's funeral sparked clashes in Argentina after thousands of fans were unable to get a glimpse of his coffin.Tens of thousands managed to pay their respects on Thursday as his body lay in state in Buenos Aires, before viewing was cut short at 6pm by the family, who wanted his body taken for burial. The football icon died of a heart attack aged 60 on Wednesday. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Maradona mourners clash with riot police Image: Fans cheered an...

Portland clashes: Fatal shooting as rival groups protest

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One person has been shot dead in Oregon as a large procession of supporters of President Trump clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland. Images from the scene showed medics trying to save what appeared to be a white man.Police have not given an identity or specified whether the shooting was directly linked to the clashes which broke out in a downtown area. Portland's streets have been the scene of frequent protests in recent weeks. The city has become a focus for demonstrations against police brutality and racism since the police killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May triggered a wave of national and international outrage.Federal forces were sent by President Trump to Portland in July in w...
Violent clashes erupt between left and right-wing protesters in Oregon

Violent clashes erupt between left and right-wing protesters in Oregon

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Violent clashes have erupted between left-wing and right-wing protesters in Portland, Oregon - prompting authorities to force them away from a plaza near a federal building.The area, which has been the site of numerous recent protests, houses both county and federal buildings. Protests against police brutality and racism began several months ago, in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Image: Some protesters were seen flushing their eyes clean of pepper spray on the street Demonstrations kicked off around midday near the Multnomah County Justice Center in Oregon's biggest city, according to local media.Fights quickly broke out with demonstrators hurling rocks and other missiles at one another. ...
Hong Kong protests: Christmas Eve rallies lead to clashes

Hong Kong protests: Christmas Eve rallies lead to clashes

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Police in Hong Kong have battled pro-democracy protesters with tear gas in some of the most sustained unrest seen in the Chinese territory in weeks.Demonstrators - some wearing Santa hats or reindeer horns to mark Christmas Eve - held flashmob rallies in multiple shopping centres, while others took to the streets of a popular tourist area.Some threw petrol bombs, while police used pepper spray and batons. Hong Kong has seen six months of anti-government protests.The protests started in June over a controversial extradition bill, and have now evolved into a broader movement demanding an investigation into police brutality, and democratic reform.The territory's pro-democracy movement made unprecedented gains in local elections in N...
Clashes rock Bolivia as new interim leader challenged

Clashes rock Bolivia as new interim leader challenged

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Renewed clashes rocked Bolivia’s capital on Wednesday as the country’s self-declared interim president, a second-tier lawmaker thrust into the post because of a power vacuum, faced challenges to her leadership claim from supporters of ousted Evo Morales. A day after Jeanine Añez claimed the presidency, violent clashes broke out between rock-throwing Morales’ supporters and police in riot gear, who fired volleys of tear gas to disperse the large crowd of protesters. Opposition was also building in Congress, where lawmakers loyal to Morales were mounting a challenge to Añez’s legitimacy by trying to hold new sessions that would undermine the basis of her claim to the presidency. The sessions — dismissed as invalid by Añez’s faction — added to the political uncertainty following the ouster o