AP - Protesters who have camped outside St. Paul's Cathedral in central London for six days have forced the venerable cathedral to close to visitors for the first time since World War II, church officials said Friday.
In the photo above, a Turkish anti-government protester is trying to remain standing as he is hit by the incredible force of a water cannon. The picture was taken as police worked to clear the Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
Toronto’s Catholic cathedral will be closing for the next nine months to deal with safety concerns over a long-running restoration process.
St. Michael’s Cathedral has been undergoing renovations since 2011 with the goal of restoring the 168-year-old internal and external architecture. Father Michael Busch, the cathedral’s rector, said he planned to announce the closure in three weeks, but safety issues concerning the columns and the floor forced a quicker decision.
LONDON — Thousands marched in central London Saturday to protest against British government austerity programs and spending cuts in a massive show of force meant to win attention to the plight of the poor.
The march began with a festive mood. Red flares exploded as the rally got underway at the Bank of England, sending plumes of scarlet smoke through the financial district’s narrow and winding streets. Brass musicians offered a tune as demonstrators waved placards, balloons and banners on the way to Parliament Square
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Nigeria's electoral commission will postpone Feb. 14 presidential and legislative elections for six weeks to give a new multinational force time to secure northeastern areas under the sway of Boko Haram, an official close to the commission told The Associated Press on Saturday.
Charleston (United States) (AFP) - Residents of South Carolina, still shaken by the unthinkable murder of nine African Americans, planned protests across the state Saturday, giving voice to their grief, anger and demands for change.