Police in Cairo clashed with demonstrators who had gathered near the presidental palace. Tens of thousands came out to protest against the draft constitution which they fear will turn Egypt into a state based on Sharia law.
Violent clashes between protesters and police have also broken out in the French city of Nantes. Nationwide protests have disrupted several sectors across France, with air travel among the worst affected.
Anti-government activists in Zimbabwe vow to challenge a police ban on protests in the high court. Meanwhile, demonstrations have been planned despite the ban.
Asset freezes in Egypt have paved the way for the criminal prosecution of prominent human rights activists. Observers fear the case is a signal that the state's assault on civil society may escalate.
Hugs, not protests, is what brought Ken Nwadike to Charlotte, North Carolina, a city which is seeing violent nightly demonstrations following the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a police officer.
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