Protests and demonstrations

The large portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate next to Tiananmen Square is seen through the window of car in Beijing, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Chinese authorities stepped up security Tuesday around Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, a reminder of the government's attempts to quash any memories of a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests 30 years ago. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 04, 2019 - 4:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Chinese overseas are reporting they are being blocked from posting on a popular Chinese social networking site. Three people said on Twitter that their attempts to post on Weibo were...
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A protester wearing a Sudanese flag flashes the victory sign in front of burning tires and debris on road 60, near Khartoum's army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese protest leaders say at least 13 people have been killed Monday in the military's assault on the sit-in outside the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum. The protesters have announced they are suspending talks with the military regarding the creation of a transitional government. (AP Photo)
June 03, 2019 - 9:14 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military moved to crush the protest movement opposing its grip on power as security forces overran the main sit-in site in the capital Monday, unleashing furious volleys of gunfire, burning down tents and killing at least 35 people, witnesses and protest...
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FILE - In this June 5, 1989, file photo, three unidentified men flee the scene, as a Chinese man, background left, stands alone to block a line of approaching tanks, background right, in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The man in the background stood his ground and blocked the column of tanks when they came closer, an image captured on film by numerous other photographers and one that ultimately became a widely reproduced symbol of events there. (AP Photo/Terril Jones, File)
June 03, 2019 - 8:44 pm
CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The young woman lay on a mat in the concrete hallway of a Beijing hospital on June 4, 1989. She weakly held up an X-ray showing a bullet in her shoulder. Knowing I was a journalist, she whispered something I had heard numerous times in the previous three weeks: "Report the...
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In this image made from video, Sudanese forces escort civilian in Khartoum, Sudan on Monday, June 3, 2019. Sudanese security forces moved against a protest sit-in camp in the capital Monday, witnesses and protest organizers said. Machine gun fire and explosions were heard and smoke rose from the area. Protest organizers said at least two people were killed.(AP Photo via AP video)
June 03, 2019 - 8:05 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The latest on the Sudanese military's moves against a sit-in protest camp in the capital (all times local): 2 a.m. Organizers of Sudan's pro-democracy protests say security forces have killed five more people in the capital Khartoum, bringing the death toll to over 35. The...
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Α protester gestures in front of a police formation, during an anti-government rally, in Tirana, Sunday June 2, 2019. Some thousands of Albanian opposition supporters took to the streets again Sunday to demand new elections. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
June 02, 2019 - 4:12 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters took to the streets again Sunday to demand new elections despite repeated calls from Western powers to sit down for talks. At least seven police officers and a demonstrator were injured in scattered violence during the protest. The...
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Activists tear down a monument of Soviet Chief Marshal Georgiy Zhukov in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, June 2, 2019. The activists broke the monument to pieces as one of the last symbols of the Soviet era. (AP Photo/str)
June 02, 2019 - 10:02 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Protesters have torn down a towering bust of Soviet military hero Marshal Georgy Zhukov in Ukraine's second-largest city. Destruction of the monument in Kharkiv on Sunday came amid protests by an array of far-right and nationalist groups against an organizing session for a new...
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In this Saturday, June 1, 2019, photo, Hong Kong singer Anthony Wong speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Thirty years after it was crushed by China’s army, the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement is being commemorated in art, literature, public rallies and even synth pop. Wong’s latest release, “Is it a crime,” recorded with longtime musical partner Tats Lau is finding an audience by doing just that. The two make up the group Tat Ming Pair, long a staple of local music scene known as Cantopop for the Cantonese language in which the music is recorded. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 02, 2019 - 6:22 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Thirty years after it was crushed by China's army, the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement is being commemorated in art, literature, public rallies and even synth pop. Hong Kong singer Anthony Wong's latest release, "Is It a Crime," recorded with longtime musical partner Tats...
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Yellow vest protestors push a giant banner referring to the "Liberty Leading the People" painting by Eugène Delacroix during a march, in Paris, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Yellow vest protests are taking place for the 29th consecutive week to challenge President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 01, 2019 - 1:29 pm
PARIS (AP) — The French yellow vest movement that has challenged President Emmanuel Macron is a shadow of itself on the 29th straight Saturday of protest marches, with just a few thousand people in the streets. The anti-government protests drew 2,600 people nationwide according to an Interior...
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A Taiwanese man takes a selfie with an inflatable tank man at the Liberty Square of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, June 1, 2019. An artist erected the inflatable display in Taiwan’s capital to mark an iconic moment in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests. The larger-than-life balloon installation, which stands in front of Taipei’s famous hall, portrays a peaceful encounter between a Chinese civilian and the military tanks that contributed to a brutal shutdown of the demonstrations in Beijing on June 4, 1989. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
June 01, 2019 - 3:42 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An artist has erected an inflatable display in Taiwan's capital to mark an iconic moment in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests. The larger-than-life balloon installation, which stands in front of Taipei's famous Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, portrays a peaceful...
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FILE - In this June 5, 1989, file photo, a Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Changan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square on Jeff Widener who created the iconic image of "tank man" says its time for China's government to "come clean" about the bloody events of June 3-4 1989. (AP Photo/Jeff Widener, File)
June 01, 2019 - 2:59 am
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — The American photographer who shot the iconic image of a man standing in front of tanks at the 1989 Tiananmen protests says it's time for the Chinese government to come clean about the bloody events of 30 years ago. Jeff Widener was an Associated Press photo editor based in...
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