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Demonstrations in Toulouse on 1 November in memory of Rémi Fraisse turned violent.
02/11/2014 - FRANCE

Protests against police brutality get ugly after killing of eco-activist last week

In two French cities, protests over the death of an environmental activist turned violent yesterday. A sit-in is planned today in Paris in memory of the young man

Celebration in the streets of Ouagadougou after former president Blaise Compaoré steps down, October 31, 2014.
02/11/2014 - BURKINA FASO

Opposition calls for protests against military rule in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou is preparing for another day of large-scale demonstrations as opposition leaders challenge moves by the military to take power.

General Honoré Traoré, left, and Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida, right.
01/11/2014 - BURKINA FASO

Power struggle over leadership in Burkina Faso's "Black Spring"

Rival factions are claiming power in Burkina Faso after long-term president Blaise Compaoré stepped down on Friday under popular pressure.

An MP flees the parliament in Ouagadougou as demonstrators occupy it on Thursday
31/10/2014 - Burkina Faso - Mali

France calls for calm in Burkina Faso as army says Compaoré no longer in power

French Foreign Affairs Secretary Laurent Fabius on Friday called for calm in Burkina Faso as protesters took to the streets after President Blaise Compaoré refused to leave power and the army ...
A Turkish tank meets refugees at the border with Syria
31/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Kurds

Kurds protest as Erdogan visits Paris while Kobane fights on

Several Kurdish groups are planning a protest in Paris this Friday as Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits the French capital.
Police arrest a demonstator in Albi after Fraisse's death
29/10/2014 - France

French dam project may be suspended as police prime suspects in protester’s death

Work on a dam that is the centre of the protests in south-west France may be suspended as the police became the principal suspects in the death of a young demonstrator at the weekend.
Supporters of 'La Manif Pour Tous' movement demonstrate in Paris on 5 October 2014
05/10/2014 - France

Thousands demonstrate in France to defend "traditional family values"

Thousands of people took to the streets in Paris and Bordeaux to demonstrate against medically assisted procreation techniques for lesbian couples and surrogacy.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls
03/10/2014 - France

French PM Valls in surrogacy U-turn ahead of family-values demo

As hardline Catholics and family-values campaigners prepare to demonstrate in Paris this Sunday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has performed an about-face

People's Climate March in Paris
22/09/2014 - On-the-spot France

People's Climate March in Paris

In cities around the world on Sunday, tens of thousands took to the streets to show their support for curbing climate change.
The banned Gaza solidarity rally at Paris's Place de la République
29/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Three jailed for violence after banned pro-Gaza protest

A French court jailed three men for two months each on Monday evening for violent behaviour during Saturday’s banned Gaza solidarity demonstration.