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Yellow vest protesters call for huge run on French banks

Yellow vest protesters call for huge run on French banks

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Yellow vest activists are urging French citizens to empty their bank accounts and spark a massive run on French banks in their long-standing fight with the government. Ahead of a ninth straight weekend of planned protests in Paris and across France, yellow vests are issuing calls on social media for massive cash withdrawals from banks. Protesters hope the move will force the government to listen to their demands, notably their call for more direct democracy through the implementation of popular votes that allow citizens to propose new laws. Activist Maxime Nicolle called it the "tax collector's referendum." In a video message, Nicolle said "we are going to get our bread back ... You're making money with our dough, and we're fed up."Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
Israeli police: Stone-throwing protesters hurt 23 officers in West Bank

Israeli police: Stone-throwing protesters hurt 23 officers in West Bank

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Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Twenty-three police officers and several teens were injured Thursday when protesting settlers violently responded to their removal at the West Bank outpost of Amona, border police said. Those hurt were taken to a nearby hospital, the police said in a report by The Times of Israel. Border police said four young settlers were hurt and Honenu legal aid organization put the number at 10. About 300 youths had barricaded themselves into two mobile homes and threw objects in an attempt to prevent the Jerusalem District Court order from being carried out to evacuate the area. The evacuation lasted three hours. "The forces that came to the scene encountered very intense violence from dozens of rioters who threw stones, burned tires and threw barbed wire at the forces using riot con...
Macron must resign, furious protesters say

Macron must resign, furious protesters say

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Police in Paris have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters who are furious over rising fuel costs. Demonstrations and road blockades have been planned nationwide as the "yellow vest" protests enter a second weekend. They have been named after the fluorescent jackets worn by protesters, which motorists must keep in their cars by law. Image: Two people have been killed in the protests so far 1:21 Video: Paris protes...
The Latest: Russian protesters march past govt headquarters

The Latest: Russian protesters march past govt headquarters

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The Latest on Russian protests Sunday (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Russian protesters shouting slogans including "Putin is a thief!" gathered briefly around the Russian government's headquarters while marching through central Moscow. The lengthy march Sunday by the mostly young group of several hundred protesters came after a large gathering at Pushkin Square dispersed. The rally was among protests nationwide in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny's call to boycott the March 18 presidential election. The marchers headed down Novy Arbat, one of Moscow's widest and busiest avenues, to the riverside government building colloquially known as the Russian White House. They shouted slogans and some threw handfuls of snow through the high, spiked fence surrounding the building before movi...
Protesters disrupt Nikki Haley's South Sudan camp visit

Protesters disrupt Nikki Haley's South Sudan camp visit

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A visit by Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to a U.N. camp in South Sudan today was cut short after hundreds of people protesting South Sudan's president descended on the event she was attending, according to a spokesman for the US mission to the United Nations. Haley was meeting with civilians impacted by the South Sudan conflict when a group of several hundred people demonstrating against President Salva Kiir approached the event, the spokesman said. Haley's security team determined it was not safe and escorted her away, “cutting the event short by a few minutes,” the spokesman said. The demonstrators were pro-American and supported Haley, according to the spokesman. “The situation just got a little out of hand and our security colleagues decided it was better