Protests and demonstrations

Yellow vest protesters march during a protest in Paris, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. French yellow vest protesters are marking three months since the kickoff of their anti-government movement, as anti-Semitic remarks by some demonstrators have raised national concern about the movement's ascendant radical fringe. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
February 17, 2019 - 5:21 pm
PARIS (AP) — An upsurge in anti-Semitism in France reached a climax this weekend with a torrent of hate speech directed at a distinguished philosopher during a march of yellow vest protesters, adding to questions about the radicalized fringes of the movement hidden within French society and...
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People light flares in front of the Serbian parliament building during a protest march against populist President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. People protested against what they say is Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s autocratic rule. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
February 17, 2019 - 2:21 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia's capital for 11th week in a row against populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. The crowds at Saturday's protest lit flares outside the parliament building chanting anti-government slogans. Opposition parties...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, Joey Gibson speaks during a rally in support of free speech in Berkeley, Calif. The mayor of Portland, Oregon, has asked the police chief to investigate "disturbing" texts between the commander of the department's rapid response team and Gibson the leader of a far-right group involved in violent protests in the city. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 15, 2019 - 5:05 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland, often in the spotlight for its liberal leanings, has been roiled by the revelation that a police lieutenant in charge of containing protests texted repeatedly with the leader of a far-right group involved in those demonstrations. The mayor asked the...
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In this Feb. 7, 2019 photo, thousands of demonstrators march in the street as they chant anti-government slogans during a protest to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise and demanding to know how Petro Caribe funds have been used by the current and past administrations, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Much of the financial support to help Haiti rebuild after the 2010 earthquake comes from Venezuela's Petro Caribe fund, a 2005 pact that gives suppliers below-market financing for oil and is under the control of the central government. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
February 15, 2019 - 3:59 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians on Friday vowed to keep protesting until President Jovenel Moise resigns, despite his announcement of upcoming economic measures designed to quell more than a week of violent demonstrations across the country. Moise said during a televised address late Thursday...
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FILE - This June 2018 file photo shows protesters walking along Montana Avenue outside the El Paso Processing Center, in El Paso, Texas. The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside a Texas immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The dramatic reversal comes as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes against their will. (Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP, File)
February 15, 2019 - 2:02 pm
The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The dramatic reversal came Thursday as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves...
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A man protests holding a banner reading in Spanish "The elder people without their pension" outside a BBVA bank building in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Feb. 15. 2019. Hundreds of Chinese have protested outside a Spanish bank's premises in Madrid, claiming they are being denied access to their accounts while the bank insists it is obeying money-laundering laws. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
February 15, 2019 - 8:23 am
MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of Chinese have protested outside a Spanish bank in Madrid, claiming they are being unfairly denied access to their accounts while the bank insists it's merely complying with money-laundering laws. Spanish media report that the protesters are demanding access to their money...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2018, file photo, counter protesters tear a Nazi flag, in Portland, Ore. A member of Portland's city council says she is shocked by a newspaper report that the commander for the police rapid response team exchanged friendly text messages with a leader of far-right protests that have rocked the city. Councilwoman Jo Ann Hardesty said the reporting in Willamette Week on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, confirms there are members of the Portland police force who work in collusion with right-wing extremists. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, File)
February 14, 2019 - 9:57 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A member of Portland's city council said Thursday a newspaper's report that the commander for the police rapid response team exchanged friendly text messages with a leader of far-right protests that have rocked the city confirms collusion exists between some police and right-...
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February 14, 2019 - 11:32 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An inquest in Kenya says five police officers are liable for the death of a six-month-old baby who was hit by baton-wielding police during skirmishes following the disputed 2017 presidential election. Magistrate Beryl Omollo recommended Thursday that the director of public...
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Students march during a climate change protest in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Thousands of teenagers in Belgium have skipped school for the sith week in a row in an attempt to push authorities into providing better protection for the world's climate. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
February 14, 2019 - 6:54 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Thousands of Belgian teenagers skipping school to protest for better climate protections have been joined by university students and grandparents for a sixth straight week of marches to keep pressure on authorities to do more. Police say the demonstration in Brussels drew at least...
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February 13, 2019 - 8:45 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested two suspected former members of Syria's secret police on allegations of carrying out or aiding in crimes against humanity, officials said Wednesday. Police arrested the men Tuesday in Berlin and the southwestern state of Rhineland-Palatinate, according...
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