Protests and demonstrations

Police stand guard at fencing surrounding the Legislative Council to help block protesters during upcoming meetings on the government's extradition law bill, in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Local media reports said police were mobilizing thousands of additional officers to keep order amid calls for protesters to begin gathering Tuesday night. Some businesses have also announced plans to close on Wednesday and scattered reports told of students planning to boycott classes. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 11, 2019 - 6:30 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong residents braced for further political turmoil as the territory's government prepared to send the legislature a widely opposed bill that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China. The legislation has become a lightning rod for concerns about Beijing...
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From right, Hong Kong Secretary for Security John Lee, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng listen to reporters questions during a press conference in Hong Kong Monday, June 10, 2019. Lam signaled Monday that her government will go ahead with proposed amendments to its extradition laws after a massive protest against them. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 11, 2019 - 5:15 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on a highly contentious extradition bill in Hong Kong (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Local media reports in Hong Kong say police are mobilizing thousands of additional officers to keep order amid calls for protesters to begin gathering Tuesday night to oppose a highly...
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In this Sunday, June 9, 2019 frame grab from SUDAN TV, Lt. Gen. Jamaleddine Omar, from the ruling military council, speaks on a broadcast of SUDAN TV. Sudan's ruling military is blaming the leaders of the country's protest movement for an escalation as the second day of the opposition's general strike kicks in. The protesters have been trying to pressure the army to hand over power to civilian rule following the April ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. Arabic banner reads: "The statement of Security and Defense Committee of the Transitional Military Council Lt. Gen. Jamaleddine Omar, member of the council." (SUDAN TV via AP)
June 10, 2019 - 1:27 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Shops and businesses reopened Monday and some traffic returned to the streets of the capital of Khartoum and another major city despite calls by pro-democracy protesters to continue a general strike and other civil disobedience to try to pressure Sudan's ruling military...
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Kazakh police detain demonstrators during an anti-government protest during the presidential elections in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Voters in Kazakhstan are choosing a successor to the president who had led the Central Asian country since independence from the Soviet Union, with a longtime loyalist expected to win easily. (AP Photo)
June 10, 2019 - 5:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An ally of Kazakhstan's former president was named winner of the presidential election on Monday in a vote marred by a police crackdown on protesters who criticized the result as an orchestrated handover of power. The Central Election Commission in this Central Asian country said...
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From right, Hong Kong Secretary for Security John Lee, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng listen to reporters questions during a press conference in Hong Kong Monday, June 10, 2019. Lam signaled Monday that her government will go ahead with proposed amendments to its extradition laws after a massive protest against them. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 10, 2019 - 5:33 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader signaled Monday that her government will push ahead with amendments to extradition laws despite a massive protest against them that underscored fears about China's broadening footprint in the semi-autonomous territory. Chief Executive Carrie Lam told reporters...
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A protester yells anti-government slogans in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Protesters denouncing corruption paralyzed much of the capital as they demanded the removal of President Jovenel Moise. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
June 09, 2019 - 9:23 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protesters denouncing corruption blocked roads and paralyzed much of Haiti's capital Sunday as they demanded the removal of President Jovenel Moise, while police reported two people killed and five injured. Demonstrators burned tires and threw stones during the march in...
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A detained demonstrator shouts from a police bus during an anti-government protest during the presidential elections in Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Voters in Kazakhstan are choosing a successor to the president who had led the Central Asian country since independence from the Soviet Union, with a longtime loyalist expected to win easily. (AP Photo/Alexei Filippov)
June 09, 2019 - 5:43 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Police detained hundreds of people in Kazakhstan amid unauthorized protests of a presidential election Sunday that opponents alleged was a fake exercise in democracy. Officers, some in riot gear with shields and helmets, broke up the demonstrations in the capital, Nur-Sultan, and in...
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In this frame grab from video shops are closed during a general strike, in the Al-Arabi souk business district of Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 9, 2019. The first day of the workweek in Sudan saw shops closed and streets empty as part of a general strike called by protest leaders who are demanding the resignation of the ruling military council. The Sudanese Professionals Association had urged people to stay home to protest a deadly crackdown last week, when security forces violently dispersed the group’s main sit-in camp outside the military headquarters in the capital of Khartoum. (AP Photo)
June 09, 2019 - 4:07 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on Sunday, the first day of a general strike called for the start of the workweek by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council. The Sudanese Professionals Association urged people to stay...
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Protesters march along a downtown street against the proposed amendments to an extradition law in Hong Kong Sunday, June 9, 2019. A sea of protesters is marching through central Hong Kong in a major demonstration against government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 09, 2019 - 4:00 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to voice their opposition to legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China where they could face politically charged trials. The massive demonstration took place three days before the...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, June 8, 2019, Ivan Golunov, a prominent Russian investigative reporter, who worked for the independent website Meduza, leaves the cage in a court room in Moscow, Russia. Golunov left the courtroom after the ruling to place him under house arrest until Aug. 7. In the court hearing, he denied being involved with drugs and said he would be willing to help investigators. (Evgeny Feldman/meduza.io via AP)
June 09, 2019 - 11:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer for a Russian journalist detained on charges of drug dealing has filed a complaint that accuses police of using violence against the prominent reporter, a human rights group said Sunday. Police refuted claims that Ivan Golunov was beaten after his Thursday arrest; his lawyers...
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