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Strip-Searches of Protesters Renew Issue in Australia

17-year-old says she told officers her age

(Newser) - More than 20 people arrested during climate protests earlier this month were strip-searched by Brisbane police, a practice that's an issue in Australia. "I said I'm 17, can you strip-search me?" a female demonstrator told the Guardian Australia . "They said actually it doesn’t matter."...

70 Busted at Protest Against NYT Climate Coverage

Demonstrators want Times to say there's a crisis

(Newser) - A demonstration to call attention to how the news media cover climate change resulted in 70 arrests outside the New York Times headquarters Saturday, Reuters reports. The protesters called for the newspaper to refer to climate change as a climate emergency in its coverage, a spokeswoman for the group said,...

Protester to UK Politician: You Need Anger Management

Mark Field is suspended after roughly escorting Greenpeace's Janet Barker from room

(Newser) - A British officeholder has been suspended by Prime Minister Theresa May after video showed him grabbing a protester at a London event and pushing her out of the room. Mark Field, who is a Conservative Party member of Parliament as well as an officer in the Foreign Office, has apologized,...

Police Tear Gas Climate Protesters

Some 230 protesters have been detained

(Newser) - Copenhagen's climate protests turned ugly today, as police used tear gas and batons to disperse crowds that were trying to disrupt the UN conference. A police spokesman said 230 protesters had been detained in the clashes. Television reports showed a man being pushed from the roof of a police van...

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