Protests and demonstrations

January 11, 2019 - 9:44 am
CAIRO (AP) — Protests calling for the resignation of Sudan's autocratic President Omar al-Bashir are ongoing in and around the capital Khartoum, with activists circulating videos showing hundreds marching at, at least, half a dozen sites. Eyewitnesses said that police fired tear gas at...
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President Donald Trump tours the U.S. border with Mexico Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 10, 2019 - 11:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says what's happening on the U.S. southern border is no emergency. W. Craig Fugate, who ran the national disaster agency...
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In this image made from video, woman protesters march with a sign outside the building housing the Saudi consulate in Sydney, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Four women held a topless protest in Sydney on Thursday to support runaway Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, as Australia began considering her bid to settle in the country as a refugee.(Australia Broadcast Corporation via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 9:27 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Four women held a topless protest in Sydney on Thursday to support runaway Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, as Australia began considering her bid to settle in the country as a refugee. Alqunun was on Wednesday deemed a refugee by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, after...
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A protestor runs from teargas launched by riot police during a demonstration of unionist and yellow vests, in Creteil, outside Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. About 200 protesters, including unionists and yellow vests, gathered Wednesday in Creteil, a Paris suburb, as Macron was doing a visit in a facility dedicated to handball. Some scuffles broke out with police forces that used tear gas to keep the crowd at a distance from the French leader. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
January 09, 2019 - 12:07 pm
PARIS (AP) — Activists from a French protest movement encouraged supporters Wednesday to set off a bank run by emptying their accounts, while the government urged citizens to express their discontent in a national debate instead of weekly demonstrations disrupting the streets of Paris. Activists...
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January 09, 2019 - 9:05 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A pro-Kurdish party lawmaker says scores of prisoners have joined a hunger strike in a show of solidarity with an imprisoned opposition legislator who has been refusing food since November. People's Democratic Party legislator Meral Danis Bestas says Wednesday that her...
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January 09, 2019 - 2:34 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of garment workers staged demonstrations to demand better wages for the fourth straight day on Wednesday, shutting down factories on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka. The Daily Star newspaper reported that one protesting worker was shot dead and three...
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Demonstrators wearing yellow vests walk on the highway in Lyon, central France, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. Protesters were looking to breathe new life into the yellow vest movement as numbers of participants fell since the first Saturday protest in mid-November. They reiterated their call for Macron, denounced as the president of the rich, to resign (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
January 08, 2019 - 2:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — French government ministers have criticized a public fundraising drive for a former boxing champion who was seen on video appearing to punch police officers during the most recent yellow vest protests in Paris. Online platform Leetchi said Tuesday that donors pledged over 100,000 euros...
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January 08, 2019 - 10:02 am
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of protesters chanting "revolution is the people's choice" took to the streets Tuesday in a city southeast of the Sudanese capital to call on longtime leader Omar al-Bashir to step down, the latest in nearly three weeks of anti-government demonstrations. The demonstration in...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo participants in #RedForEd protest march in Yuma, Ariz. After massive walkouts over teacher salaries and school funding inspired many teachers to run for office, the reality of November's results are coming into focus. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP, File)
January 08, 2019 - 1:10 am
PHOENIX (AP) — After a campaign buoyed by a surge in teacher activism, Arizona's new schools chief took office with a pledge to address the kind of grievances that led to school-shuttering walkouts in several states last spring. Kathy Hoffman, a 33-year-old school speech therapist, is among...
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January 07, 2019 - 6:44 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man was sentenced Monday to just under four years in prison for his role in the beating of a black man the day of a white nationalist rally in Virginia. Daniel Borden was sentenced to 20 years, but most of that sentence was suspended. His active sentence amounts...
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