Riot Police

  • Dozens arrested in Turkey, silent protester goes viral June 19, 2013

    Istanbul: A lone, silent vigil by a man in Istanbul inspired copycat protests on Tuesday, as police detained dozens of people across Turkey in an operation linked to three weeks of often violent demonstrations against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. Overnight in Ankara, riot police used teargas and water cannon to disperse...
  • Party invite on Facebook sparks violence in Dutch town September 22, 2012

    Amsterdam: Riot police broke up crowds of youths who turned violent in a Dutch town late on Friday after several thousand people descended on the community following an invitation to a birthday party posted on Facebook, Dutch media reported. Media reports said six people were hurt, including three seriously, after disturbances...
  • Egyptian riot police attack veiled woman: Activist December 23, 2011

    The UN women's agency has expressed concern over the recent attacks on women protesters in Egypt. ...
  • Over 1,500 people appear in courts over UK riots September 1, 2011

    London: Over 1,500 people, a fifth of them youths, have appeared in court in connection with the riots in London and other English cities, according to latest official figures. Most of the accused who came before magistrates have been remanded in custody, the Ministry of Justice said. The majority of charges have...
  • Riot police attack Bahrain protest camp; 2 dead February 17, 2011

    Manama: The main opposition group in Bahrain says at least two people are dead after police stormed a square occupied by anti-government protesters. The group, Al Wefaq, says two men were killed when riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets early Thursday to drive out thousands of demonstrators from Pearl...