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Police detain 185 climate protesters at Brussels Motor Show

Extinction Rebellion said it targeted an auto industry that told 'a lot of lies in order to sell more cars'

Police detained 185 protesters in central Brussels on Saturday after the environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion staged demonstrations at a car show in protest at the auto industry's role in CO2 emissions that cause climate change. The protest came only days after the European Commission unveiled ideas on how to finance its flagship Green Deal project that aims to make the European Union a CO2 emissions-neutral area by 2050, in part through the transformation of the car industry. A me

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Watch: Climate change protest using fake blood goes horribly wrong

8 people arrested after losing control of the hose and 1,800 liters of fake blood

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Ride-hailing drivers across the U.S. to strike ahead of Uber IPO

It may be tough to find a ride the morning of Wednesday, May 8

It may be tough to find a ride the morning of Wednesday, May 8.

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GM workers in Oshawa walk out in protest of plant closure

'I've moved my family twice for this company and they do this to me'

"I've moved my family twice for this company and they do this to me."

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Bangladesh considers capital punishment for traffic accident deaths

Thousands of students protest after death of teenagers struck by bus

Thousands of students protest after death of teenagers struck by bus.

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Angry French taxi drivers block Paris road to protest Uber

French taxi drivers protesting Uber set fires on Parisian freeways Tuesday in the midst of a larger public sector strike gripping France.

Uber cars bashed in Mexico, cabbies protest rideshare apps

A crowd near Mexico City attacked Uber drivers and their cars yesterday. At the same time, taxi drivers protested for a total ban on the ridehailing app.

Hundreds of taxi drivers march against Uber in Mexico City

The Big Rallying Cry Is 'Uber Out!'

Taxi drivers take to the streets of Mexico City to protest Uber and its ridehailing competition.

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Protesters block I-93 in Boston suburbs [w/video]

People protesting the racial strife between black citizens and white police in Ferguson, MO and New York City chained themselves to concrete-filled drums on Boston's Interstate 93, leading to massive delays.

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Chinese protesting VW recall fix nationwide

This is unquestionably the year of the recall in the United States with an estimated 544 campaigns so far (and counting) that cover around 52 million cars. The repairs are almost starting to seem normal at this point, but apparently the same can't be said for China. That country's buyers are protesting Volkswagen for its handling of one recent safety action.

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European cabbies protest against Uber car service [w/videos] [w/poll]

Some 30,000 taxi drivers across Europe got in their cabs on Wednesday and headed out on the streets, but not to pick up fares: they took to the street in protest. What were they protesting, you ask? Uber.

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Race of Champions cancelled due to political unrest

Every year, winners from various motorsport disciplines gather for the Race of Champions. It's a time-honored tradition that anchors the end of the racing calendar, and has been held every year without fail since 1988. But it won't be happening this year as organizers have announced its cancellation.

Truckers Plans To Slow Washington Traffic A Hoax

3,000 tractor-trailer drivers have RSVP'd to block lanes on the Beltway

A protest involving more than 3,000 truckers blocking traffic in the heart of Washington D.C. has been revealed by one of the organizers as a hoax.

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Truckers planning three-day slowdown protest around DC

Semi-trucks and their drivers are the lifeblood of our economy, hauling all the goods we use on a daily basis. A group of such truckers have decided to stage a protest against many of the current practices of our government. This weekend, the Ride for the Constitution (formerly called Truckers to Shut Down America) will lead a convoy of trucks to Interstate 495 around Washington, D.C. where they will drive 55 miles per hour taking up all lanes of traffic.

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FL man arrested for protesting red light cameras

A Florida man was placed under arrest on Saturday morning in the city of Apopka, for what local police are calling obstruction of an officer without violence and a "pedestrian violation." As this is Florida, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was something insane. Rather, he was protesting his fair city's use of red light cameras.

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Tear gas fired at PSA job protesters outside of Paris Motor Show

Police in Paris fired tear gas at demonstrators outside of the Paris Motor Show today. Around 1,000 protesters showed up in an attempt to break through police lines and gain access to the show in a demonstration against further austerity measures. The group included workers from a PSA Peug

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Anti-Japan protests in China cause Honda, Mazda, Nissan to suspend production

Reuters is reporting That Honda, Mazda and Nissan have been forced to stop production in China after a series of anti-Japan protests erupted over a territorial dispute between the two countries. The stoppage will see a total of four Honda plants go dark for two days, thanks in part to the fact that local dealers have been under attack and can't receive sh

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Why gas stations in NJ, PA are selling $8/gallon gas in protest

Over 50 gas stations across New Jersey and Pennsylvania have raised the price of their fuel to more than eight dollars a gallon. They are all Lukoil stations, and their owners have raised prices in protest of practices by Lukoil North America that they say leave individual gas station owners at a competitive disadvantage.

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Student protests in Montreal threaten Canadian Grand Prix

As Formula One racing expands around the globe, we've come to expect certain potential disruptions. Demonstrators in Bahrain scuttled last year's grand prix there, and nearly did the same again this year. Violent crime in Brazil has caused some issues at that country's F1 race as well. And over in the rally raid column, threat

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UAW pickets Hyundai dealerships to support Korean worker

The United Auto Workers protested outside Hyundai dealers in the U.S. last week, though not for the reasons you might think. Automotive News reports that the UAW picketed key U.S. Hyundai dealerships yesterday in response to an incident that took place halfway around the world.

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