Police wield their batons against a supporter of India’s ruling Congress party during a protest outside Odisha state legislative assembly in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar September 6, 2012.
Thousands of Congress supporters clashed with the police on Thursday during a protest demanding resignation of Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the coal blocks allocation, local media reported. [REUTERS/Stringer]
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Civilians and firemen run inside a burning cinema in Athens February 12, 2012.
Historic cinemas, cafes and shops went up in flames in central Athens on Sunday as black-masked protesters fought Greek police outside parliament, while inside lawmakers looked set to defy the public rage by endorsing a new EU/IMF austerity deal. [REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis]
A cinema is burning out during anti-austerity demonstration in central Athens February 12, 2012. Greek lawmakers looked set to endorse a new and deeply unpopular austerity deal on Sunday to secure a multi-billion-euro bailout and avert what Prime Minister Lucas Papademos warned would be “economic chaos.” [REUTERS/Panayiotis Tzamaros]
Rocks, molotov cocktails and tear gas flew threw the air Friday as protesters and police clashed in the streets of Athens, Greece.
The violence erupted at the start of a 48-hour general strike against new austerity measures imposed by eurozone finance ministers that would further cut jobs and pay. The Greek parliament is expected to vote on the harsh austerity plan by Sunday or Monday.
Protesters chant anti-government slogans during a protest condemning the death of soccer fans at Port Said stadium, near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, February 2, 2012.
Egyptians incensed by the deaths of 74 people in soccer violence staged protests in central Cairo on Thursday as the army-led government came under fire for failing to prevent the deadliest incident since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. [REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih]
VIDEO: At least 73 people are dead, with hundreds injured after fans stormed a soccer field in Port Said while another stadium in Cairo was set on fire.
UPDATE: Egypt’s Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the head of the country’s ruling military council, ordered two helicopters be sent to Port Said, the scene of violent soccer clashes, to fly out some of the visiting Al Ahli soccer team and its fans, military sources said.
“This is unfortunate and deeply saddening. It is the biggest disaster in Egypt’s soccer history,” deputy health minister Hesham Sheiha told state television. [Photo: REUTERS/Stringer]
Seventy-three people were killed and at least 1,000 injured on Wednesday after a soccer pitch invasion in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a health ministry official said, in an incident that one player described as “a war, not football.” [Photo: REUTERS/Stringer]
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