Students and relatives of 43 missing aspiring teachers stormed a Mexican military base in the city where they vanished.
A record 25,000 people joined an anti-Islamic march in Germany, claiming their stance was vindicated by last week's Paris jihadist attacks.
Spain's upstart left-wing protest party Podemos said it plans to hold a massive demonstration in Madrid on January 31 to press for political change.
Millions marched against terrorism in the largest protests France has ever seen, led by world leaders in Paris uniting in tribute to the victims of Islamist attacks.
Tensions were high in Sao Paulo after police resorted to tear gas and detained some 50 protesters.
Hundreds rallied night in the frigid cold proclaiming "I am Charlie" in solidarity with those killed in a deadly attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Thousands of police gathered in New York to bid farewell to a murdered officer where a small number used the funeral to protest against mayor Bill de Blasio once again.
Hungarians protested at what they see as the country's move towards Russia in the latest demonstration against the government of controversial Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Some three thousand people took to the streets of downtown Mexico City, three months after the disappearance and likely massacre of 43 students.
A national coalition of activists rejected calls to suspend anti-police protests in New York after two officers were murdered.
Embattled Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers to put aside politics and protests to mourn two murdered police officers.
Dozens of protesting students vandalized an SUV carrying the mayor of the Mexican coastal city of Acapulco, demanding justice over the presumed murder of 43 classmates
A Macau pro-democracy leader said he is being "watched" by authorities before a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Police prepared to clear Hong Kong's last remaining pro-democracy protest site where just a handful of demonstrators remain.
Thousands of demonstrators marched in major cities across the United States in a fresh wave of protests against a spate of killings of unarmed black men by white police officers.
Fast-food workers and others in low-pay jobs launched one-day strikes and protests across the United States demanding a $15 an hour minimum wage and union rights.
The original founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy movement tearfully announced they would "surrender" by turning themselves in to police.
About 200 people, including tourists, formed a giant "SOS" on a beach on Spain's Canary Islands to protest against drilling for oil off the archipelago.
US celebrities called for a boycott to take place- to protest a grand jury's decision not to prosecute a police officer who fatally shot a black teen.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters are at a crossroads -- as public support fades after nearly two months of mass sit-ins and gridlocked traffic.