Political activism

Numerous environmental activists walk to the site of the Garzweiler open-cast mine in Garzweiler, Germany, Saturday, June 22, 2019. The protests for more climate protection in the Rhineland continue. ( David Young/dpa via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 10:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of climate activists called an end to their protest Sunday inside one of Germany's biggest open-pit mines after police repeatedly ordered them to leave, citing life-threatening danger, and authorities pulled some protesters out. The Garzweiler lignite coal mine has been the...
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In this Wednesday, June 19, 2019 photo, Cecilia Garcia, member of La Familia Latina Unida and founder of Family Reunification not Deportation, poses for a portrait after an emergency meeting plan of action on how to defend and protect undocumented communities of deportation ahead of President Donald J. Trump's announcement on immigration at Lincoln Methodist Church in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. Garcia's husband had been deported to Mexico after telling a suburban Chicago police officer during a 2012 traffic stop that he was living in the U.S. illegally. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
June 22, 2019 - 1:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Ceci Garcia believes that if her husband had a better understanding of his rights, he would have avoided deportation to Mexico after telling a suburban Chicago police officer during a 2012 traffic stop that he was living in the U.S. illegally. "He failed to remain silent," said the U...
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, left, is greeted by Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, as first lady Cilia Flores looks on, at Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, June 21, 2019. The United Nations' top human rights official is visiting Venezuela amid heightened international pressure on President Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
June 21, 2019 - 11:44 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations' top human rights official urged Venezuela's government and opposition Friday to put aside deep political differences and commit to dialogue aimed at ending a humanitarian crisis showing no signs of letting up. The comments by U.N. High Commissioner for...
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This April 16, 2019 photo shows Donna Durning at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Ky. an anti-abortion activist, said she was assaulted outside a Louisville abortion clinic. A Kentucky grand jury has declined to indict a Louisville woman accused of attacking Durning, an 82-year-old anti-abortion protester while leaving a woman's clinic in April. Court records show a grand jury decided against an assault charge on Thursday, June 20 for Janaya Alyce Gregory, who allegedly knocked Durning down outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic in April.Durning was hospitalized with a broken femur and cut to her head. (Matt Stone/Courier Journal via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 12:24 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky grand jury has declined to indict a Louisville woman accused of attacking an 82-year-old anti-abortion protester while leaving a women's clinic. Court records show a grand jury decided against an assault charge on Thursday for 32-year-old Janaya Alyce Gregory, who...
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Oyub Titiev, the head of a Chechnya branch of the prominent human rights group Memorial speaks to his supporters as he leaves a prison in Argun, Russia, Friday, June 21, 2019. Titiyev was released from a Russian prison on Friday morning, more than 18 months after first being detained on drug charges his supporters say were fabricated. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
June 21, 2019 - 11:34 am
ARGUN, Russia (AP) — A prominent rights activist in the Russian province of Chechnya has been released on parole in a case that generated widespread international condemnation. Oyub Titiyev was released from jail Friday after a court in Chechnya ruled earlier this month to grant him parole. Titiyev...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, May 28, 2019, LGBT refugee Nina Muregwa, 17, left, from Burundi, who says she left Burundi after her lover's mother threatened to kill her, sits with others in the house where they take shelter in a low-income neighborhood of the capital Nairobi, Kenya. LGBT refugees allege they have been harassed by police in recent weeks in Kenya, which is a rare regional haven for the gay community yet maintains that gay sex is illegal. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
June 19, 2019 - 6:15 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi national Nina Muregwa says she feels threatened again. After escaping death threats back home over her sexual identity the 17-year-old thought she had found a sanctuary in Kenya. Recent incidents, however, have left her scared for her life once more. She and other LGBT...
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Former FBI agent William Don Tisaby, left, is accompanied by attorney Jermaine Wooten as he turns himself in at St. Louis Police headquarters on Monday, June 17, 2019, in St Louis. Tisaby has been charged in a perjury investigation related to the prosecution of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 4:55 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some black activists in St. Louis say there's an unfair racial component to criticism of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner over her hiring of a man who led the investigation of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and who now faces perjury charges. About a dozen black activists...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves after a press conference at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Lam apologized Tuesday for an unpopular extradition bill that drew massive protests and indicated that it will not be revived during the current legislative session. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 18, 2019 - 9:19 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers and activists rejected a new apology Tuesday by the city's leader over a highly unpopular extradition bill, demanding that she quit and that the legislation be scrapped completely. Lam's plea for "another chance" drew a chorus of criticism, though...
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Photographers aim at Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speak on stage during a press conference at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Lam apologized Tuesday for an unpopular extradition bill that drew massive protests and indicated that it will not be revived during the current legislative session. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 18, 2019 - 7:51 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7:30 p.m. An alliance of Hong Kong activists has repeated its demand that the city's leader scrap a highly unpopular extradition bill and resign. In a message distributed on social media, the alliance set a 5 p.m. Thursday...
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Protesters hold a poster as they chant slogans near the Legislative Council as they continuing protest against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. A member of Hong Kong's Executive Council says the city's leader plans to apologize again over her handling of a highly unpopular extradition bill. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 17, 2019 - 7:17 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Demonstrators in Hong Kong gathered Monday outside the office of the city's leader, demanding that she resign for the crisis over an unpopular extradition bill that has tested the durability of China's promises to respect the former British colony's quasi-autonomy. The mostly young...
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