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    • Opponents of new Slovakia’s vaccination law block traffic in Bratislava

      Opponents of new Slovakia’s vaccination law block traffic in Bratislava

      About 1,500 people demonstrating against Slovakia's coronavirus policies blocked traffic in Bratislava on Thursday, demanding the government to withdraw a new law on vaccination rules, news wires reported. Police said the protesters were blocking one of the most important thoroughfares in central Bratislava. Some of the protesters said they planned to stay through the night and into the days beyond.

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    • Hungarians protest against the government for alleged use of Pegasus spyware

      Hungarians protest against the government for alleged use of Pegasus spyware

      About 1,000 Hungarians protested on Monday over allegations that the government used Israeli-made Pegasus spyware for illegal surveillance of public figures in Hungary, drawing comparisons with the country's communist past, Reuters reported. Protesters gathered at the House of Terror Museum in the capital, Budapest, which commemorates victims of Nazism and Communism, and marched to the headquarters of the governing Fidesz party. Criticising PM Viktor Orban, some chanted: "Victator."

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    • Tunisia's president suspends parliament, fires PM, tensions rise

      Tunisia's president suspends parliament, fires PM, tensions rise

      Tunisia's President Kais Saied dismissed the government and suspended parliament on Sunday, following violent nationwide protests over the country’s economic troubles and virus crisis, news wires reported. Saied said he would assume executive authority with the assistance of a new prime minister, in the biggest challenge yet to a 2014 democratic constitution that split powers between president, prime minister and parliament.

      Thousands of people defied virus restrictions and scorching heat to demonstrate Sunday in the capital, Tunis, and other cities. The largely young crowds shouted “Get out!” and slogans calling for the dissolution of parliament and early elections. Clashes erupted in many places.

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    • Police in Athens use tear gas, water cannon in a protest against vaccination

      Police in Athens use tear gas, water cannon in a protest against vaccination

      Greek police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a demonstration by vaccination opponents in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on Wednesday. The approximately 3,000 demonstrators, including many professing to be religious adherents, were protesting against coronavirus measures that increase pressure on vaccination refusers to get vaccinated, state radio and journalists  on the scene reported.

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    • Thousands protest against vaccination, Covid rules in France

      Thousands protest against vaccination, Covid rules in France

      Over 100,000 people protested across France on Saturday against the government’s latest measures to push people to get vaccinated and curb rising infections by the delta variant of the coronavirus, AP reported. In Paris, separate protest marches by the far-right and the far-left wound through different parts of the city. Demonstrations were also held in Strasbourg, Lille, Montpellier and elsewhere.

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    • Thousands protest in Greece against the pressure to get vaccinated

      Thousands protest in Greece against the pressure to get vaccinated

      Around 4,000 people protested in Athens on Wednesday against a package of new coronavirus rules that ramp up the pressure on the public to get vaccinated, dpa reported. Alongside the thousands that turned out in front of the Greek parliament in Athens, police said several hundred people also took to the streets in the cities of Thessaloniki and Heraklion for the same reason.

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    • Cuban police patrol Havana, detain protesters after Sunday demonstrations

      Cuban police patrol Havana, detain protesters after Sunday demonstrations

      Cuban police are out in force on the country’s streets as the president is accusing Cuban Americans of using social media to spur a rare outpouring of weekend protests over high prices and food shortages, AP reported. The demonstrations in several cities and towns were some of the biggest displays of anti-government sentiment seen in years in tightly controlled Cuba.

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    • Protests erupt in Georgia after journalist, beaten at anti-LGBT march, dies

      Protests erupt in Georgia after journalist, beaten at anti-LGBT march, dies

      Several thousand people protested in front of the Georgian parliament on Sunday evening, demanding that the ex-Soviet nation’s prime minister resign over the death of a journalist who was attacked and beaten by anti-LGBT protesters, AP reported. Cameraman Alexander Lashkarava was found dead in his home by his mother earlier Sunday, according to the TV Pirveli channel he worked for.

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