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AseanPlus News 23 Oct 2014 | 3:29 PM

Hong Kong protests: saving the movement's art

HONG KONG (AFP) - A band of Hong Kong art guardians are on constant standby at the city's sprawling protest site. Their mission: to swoop in and save a vast array of creative works -- including the towering "Umbrella Man" statue -- if the police move in.

World 20 Feb 2014 | 8:21 PM

Pussy Riot mocks Russia's Olympics in music video

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Protest group Pussy Riot published their first music video since two members were freed from jail, mocking President Vladimir Putin's hosting of the Olympics as a public relations stunt papering over human rights violations in Russia.

World 17 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Pussy Riot decry lack of freedoms as trial verdict due

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Three members of a feminist punk band denounced a lack of freedom in Russia as a judge prepared to deliver a verdict on Friday over their anti-Kremlin protest in a church, a case that supporters say has put President Vladimir Putin's tolerance of dissent on trial.

World 17 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Russia's Pussy Riot face verdict; Putin's tolerance on trial

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian judge delivers a verdict on Friday against three members of a feminist punk band for staging an anti-Kremlin protest in a church, in a case their supporters say has put President Vladimir Putin's tolerance of dissent on trial.

World 17 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Russia's Pussy Riot face verdict; Putin's tolerance on trial

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian judge delivers a verdict on Friday against three members of a feminist punk band for staging an anti-Kremlin protest in a church, in a case their supporters say has put President Vladimir Putin's tolerance of dissent on trial.

World 20 Aug 2016 | 11:11 PM

Police pull down 'favela' built on Copacabana to protest Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A mock favela built on Copacabana beach to protest the lack of an Olympic legacy for Rio de Janeiro's poor was broken up by police on Saturday, who said it was blocking access to the beach.

World 17 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Russia's Pussy Riot face verdict; Putin's tolerance on trial

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian judge delivers a verdict on Friday against three members of a feminist punk band for staging an anti-Kremlin protest in a church, in a case their supporters say has put President Vladimir Putin's tolerance of dissent on trial.

World 17 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Russia's Pussy Riot face verdict; Putin's tolerance on trial

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian judge delivers a verdict on Friday against three members of a feminist punk band for staging an anti-Kremlin protest in a church, in a case their supporters say has put President Vladimir Putin's tolerance of dissent on trial.

World 11 Oct 2014 | 11:50 PM

Pitching tents, Hong Kong democracy protesters dig in for long haul

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of student activists camped overnight at major protest sites in Hong Kong as the democracy movement sought to re-gather momentum after the government called off talks on defusing unrest in the global financial hub.

AseanPlus News 31 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM

For Hong Kong youngsters, protests bring taste of freedom

HONG KONG, Oct 31, 2014 (AFP) - A month on the streets has given young Hong Kong democracy protesters a taste of life outside the city's cramped shoebox apartments - and away from the prying eyes of overprotective parents.