Protests and demonstrations

Numerous environmental activists walk on a roadway on 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 22, 2019 - 11:23 am
HOCHNEUKIRCH, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of climate change activists broke through a police cordon and stormed into one of Germany's biggest lignite coal mines Saturday, two days after European Union leaders disagreed on a plan to make the bloc carbon neutral by 2050. Police ordered protesters to...
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Police officers stand guard in front of a wall defaced by protesters with Chinese words "Withdraw and Release" at the main entrance of the police headquarters in Hong Kong, Saturday, June 22, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong ended their overnight siege of police headquarters peacefully, disappointed that their demands for the territory's leader to formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill and police to apologize for heavy handed tactics are unmet. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 22, 2019 - 8:27 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong ended their overnight siege of police headquarters peacefully Saturday, disappointed that their demands for the territory's leader to formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill and police to apologize for heavy handed tactics have gone unmet. By...
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A TV reporter interviews self-employed logger Bridger Hasbrouck, of Dallas, Ore., outside the Oregon State House in Salem, Ore., on Thursday, June 20, 2019, the day the Senate is scheduled to take up a bill that would create the nation's second cap-and-trade program to curb carbon emissions. Senate Republicans, however, pledged to walk out so there wouldn't be enough lawmakers present for a vote on House Bill 2020, which is extremely unpopular among loggers, truckers and many rural voters. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
June 21, 2019 - 11:44 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The president of the Oregon Senate ordered the state Capitol to close on Saturday due to a "possible militia threat" from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation dragged on. Republican state senators fled the Legislature...
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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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Protestors stand outside the Phoenix Police Department, Friday, June 21, 2019, in Phoenix. The family of Hector Lopez, who was shot dead in a confrontation with Phoenix police in May, has protested for information about what happened every week since then outside department headquarters, But as the Lopez family returned for the sixth weekly protest in a row, they're protesting a department bathed in a harsh national spotlight after the release of a videotaped encounter that showed police aiming guns and curses at a black couple whose young daughter took a doll from a store. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 21, 2019 - 10:16 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Relatives of Hector Lopez, who was fatally shot by Phoenix police in May, say passing officers have laughed and made obscene gestures — a charge the department vehemently denies — during past protests seeking information. But as the Lopez family returned to headquarters Friday for...
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Opposition demonstrators help a wounded man during a protest at Georgian Parliament to call for the resignation of the speaker of the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, June 21, 2019. Police have fired a volley of tear gas at a massive throng of protesters outside the Georgian national parliament, who are trying to storm the building and are demanding the government's resignation.(AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
June 21, 2019 - 3:32 pm
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The Latest on protests in the Georgian capital (all times local): 11:30 p.m. President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian airlines to suspend the transportation of Russian citizens to Georgia, saying the move is necessary to protect national security. The decree on the...
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Former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Jack Keane, speaks to activists gathered at the State Department before a march to the White House to call for regime change in Iran, Friday, June 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 21, 2019 - 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of an Iranian exile group with ties to some of President Donald Trump's top advisers rallied Friday for regime change in Iran, amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Clad in yellow vests emblazoned with the words "Free Iran," more than 1,000 members of the...
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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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A protestor waves a black version of the Hong Kong flag outside the police headquarters in Hong Kong, Friday, June 21, 2019. More than 1,000 protesters blocked Hong Kong police headquarters into the evening Friday, while others took over major streets as the tumult over the city's future showed no signs of abating. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 21, 2019 - 11:30 am
HONG KONG (AP) — More than 1,000 protesters blocked Hong Kong police headquarters into the night Friday, while others took over major streets as the tumult over the city's future showed no signs of abating. The latest protest came after a deadline passed the previous day for the government to meet...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 25, 2019 file photo, Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters hold up a banner near the Bank of England, in the City of London. The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has postponed a plan to shut down London's Heathrow Airport with drones after it was criticized by politicians and police. The anti-climate change group said Sunday, June 16 it would "not be carrying out any actions at Heathrow Airport in June or July." (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
June 21, 2019 - 9:03 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's office suspended Foreign Office Minister Mark Field on Friday while an investigation takes place into his treatment of a climate change protester at the gala Mansion House dinner. The City of London Police, the Cabinet Office and the governing...
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