Protests and demonstrations

Iraqi security forces fire tear gas while anti-government protesters gather for a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Iraq's prime minister told protesters Friday that their "legitimate" demands have been heard and likened security measures imposed in the wake of this week's violence, including a curfew, to a "bitter medicine" that needs to be swallowed. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 04, 2019 - 7:50 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top Shiite cleric on Friday sharply criticized the government in the wake of deadly violence gripping the country, urging both the political leaders and the protesters to pull back “before it is too late” as the death toll in this week’s anti-government demonstrations climbed...
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Pro-democracy protesters march in the city center ahead of reported plans by the city's embattled leader to deploy emergency powers to ban people from wearing masks in a bid to quash four months of anti-government demonstrations, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 04, 2019 - 6:24 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Thousands of protesters in masks are streaming into Hong Kong streets after the territory’s leader invoked rarely used emergency powers to ban masks at rallies. Immediately defying the ban set to take...
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President Donald Trump greets supporters after arriving at Ocala International Airport, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Ocala, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 03, 2019 - 2:52 pm
THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — As retirees living on a fixed income, Paula Bedner and her husband don’t have a lot of money to spare. But when Democratic House members announced last week they were carrying out an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, her husband, Don, went online to...
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An anti-government protester flashes the victory sign during a demonstration, in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Iraqi security forces fired live bullets into the air and used tear gas against a few hundred protesters in central Baghdad on Thursday, hours after a curfew was announced in the Iraqi capital on the heels of two days of deadly violence that gripped the country amid anti-government protests that killed over 19 people in two days. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 03, 2019 - 2:17 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government demonstrators defied an around-the-clock curfew in Baghdad and other cities Thursday as Iraqi security forces used live ammunition and tear gas during a third day of unrest that has left 31 people dead, most of them protesters. Authorities cut internet access in much...
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Israeli Arabs protest a wave of deadly violence within the minority community, in Nazareth, Israel, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Police say there have been more than 70 killings in Arab communities this year, nearly as many as in each of the past two years, when Arabs made up more than half of all murder victims nationwide. (AP Photo/Gil Eliyahu-JINIPIX)
October 03, 2019 - 12:24 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Arab citizens of Israel observed a general strike and held protests Thursday over a wave of deadly violence within the minority community. Schools and businesses in Arab towns and villages were closed following a call by Arab leaders, and newly elected Arab members of Israel’s...
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Students fold paper origami cranes as they march to the Chinese University to show support to those students who were arrested by police in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct.3, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 03, 2019 - 4:41 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The teenager who was the first victim of police gunfire in Hong Kong’s monthslong pro-democracy protests was charged Thursday with rioting and attacking police. The shooting occurred during widespread violence Tuesday across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory that marred China’s...
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Emerson College student Frances Hui poses in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Tensions over Hong Kong have been flaring at campuses around the world that host large numbers of visiting Chinese students. Hui, of Hong Kong, faced threatening language from classmates from mainland China after she published a column in the student newspaper, "I am from Hong Kong, not China." (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
October 02, 2019 - 5:06 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — As political tensions flare back home, Hong Kong students on U.S. college campuses say they have been ostracized and in some cases threatened by fellow students from mainland China, and they suspect they are being watched from afar by Beijing. Some say they see the hand of...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to media during his press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Ukraine on Tuesday signed much-anticipated accords with separatists from the country's east, Russia and European monitors that agree a local election can be held in separatist-controlled territory, paving the way for peace talks with Moscow. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
October 02, 2019 - 4:09 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and European powers, eager to end a protracted military conflict in war-torn eastern Ukraine, welcomed a new accord between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists, but many in Ukraine dismissed the election agreement Wednesday as a capitulation to Moscow. In the deal...
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Anti-government protesters set a fire and block roads in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Security forces fired in the air and used tear gas Wednesday to disperse groups of demonstrators in Baghdad Wednesday, killing and injuring civilians in renewed protests after violent confrontations between protesters and police a day earlier, officials said. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 02, 2019 - 2:39 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — At least seven people were killed and dozens were wounded in clashes in Iraq on Wednesday as security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas for the second day to disperse anti-government protesters demanding jobs, improved services and an end to corruption. The deaths brought the...
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Police officers demonstrate to denounce bad working conditions, lack of equipment and dilapidated police stations, in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Police unions point out overwork due to the Yellow Vests anti-government protests and say officers are exposed to excessive violence. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
October 02, 2019 - 10:39 am
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of police officers have taken to the streets of Paris to protest low wages, long hours, lack of equipment and uptick in suicides among their comrades. The so-called "anger march" held Wednesday was the first mass mobilization by French police officers since 2001. Police...
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