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Usage for quell

Saleh loyalists have been shelling residential areas in Taiz for months to quell protesters in the country's second largest city.

BEIJING // Armed police have surrounded a village in southern China, cutting off food and water supplies to 20000 people, a move aimed to quell protests over land seizures in the latest eruption of rural anger that is eroding the Communist Party's rule ...

The chairman of Russia's ruling party, United Russia, resigned from his post as speaker of the lower house of Parliament on Wednesday, an apparent attempt to quell some of the uproar over perceived fraud in recent parliamentary elections.