Protests and demonstrations

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega speaks to supporters in Managua, Nicaragua, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. A United Nations report released Wednesday calls on Ortega's government to immediately halt the persecution of protesters and disarm the masked civilians who have been responsible for much of the killings and arbitrary detentions. Ortega's government dismissed the report as baseless. It denied accusations of excessive use of force against protesters. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
September 01, 2018 - 12:04 am
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expelling a United Nations human rights team two days after the body published a report blaming it for the violent repression of opposition protests. Guillermo Fernandez Maldonado, chief of the U.N.'s human rights...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, center, arrives at a magistrate's court in Gulu, northern Uganda. Protests erupted in Uganda's capital on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 after police blocked a pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker from leaving for the United States for treatment after alleged torture. (AP Photo, File)
August 31, 2018 - 10:00 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Protests erupted in Uganda's capital on Friday after police blocked a pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker from leaving for the United States for treatment after alleged torture while in detention, while the government accused hospital workers of refusing to help police take...
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ADDS THAT MAN BLOCKING CAMERA IS A VOLUNTEER - A volunteer member of the advance team for President Donald Trump blocks a camera as a photojournalist attempts to take a photo of a protester during a campaign rally at the Ford Center, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Evansville, Ind. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 31, 2018 - 2:03 am
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A volunteer member of the advance team for President Donald Trump blocked a photojournalist's camera as he tried to take a photo of a protester during a campaign rally in Indiana. A photo taken by Associated Press photographer Evan Vucci on Thursday in Evansville shows the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, police stand guard after the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. A broadcast outlet reports a North Carolina police chief told his officers to stand aside as protesters tore down the Confederate monument. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
August 30, 2018 - 12:57 pm
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A protester accused of helping yank down a Confederate statue at North Carolina's flagship university said Thursday that the community brought it down with "a righteous show of people power" after university leaders declined their pleas to lawfully remove it. Raul Jimenez...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018, file photo, vehicles are parked outside the Grand Mosque in Weizhou in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Authorities said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, that reckless actions by officials in China's Ningxia region were to blame for a rare public protest by the country's Hui Muslim minority over government plans to raze a mosque. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil, File)
August 30, 2018 - 3:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — A rare public protest by thousands of Hui Muslims this month was caused by local officials' recklessness, Chinese authorities said Thursday, without settling concerns a large mosque in the northwestern region would be razed. The governor of the region of Ningxia and a regional...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2018 file photo, police in riot gear riding on the back of pick-up trucks fire their shotguns towards university students protesting Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega in Managua, Nicaragua. More than 300 people have been killed in violence since mid-April. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)
August 29, 2018 - 11:43 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A United Nations report released Wednesday on four months of unrest in Nicaragua describes a comprehensive effort of repression by the government that extends from the streets to the courts. The report by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights calls on the...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with local officials in Omsk, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 6:48 am
MOSCOW (AP) — In a rare televised address Wednesday, Russia's President Vladimir Putin offered some concessions to a package of pension reforms that have hit his approval ratings. Putin said the new retirement age for women will be raised to 60 from the current 55, instead of the 63 previously...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 file photo, a road sweeper van passes Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Protesters in Northern Ireland are demanding feuding political parties get back to governing, as the region matches a record for the world's longest peacetime period without a government. Tuesday Aug. 28, 2018 marks 589 days since the Catholic-Protestant power-sharing administration collapsed in January 2017 over a botched green-energy project. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)
August 28, 2018 - 11:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Protesters demanded Northern Ireland's feuding political parties get back to governing, as the region matched a world record Tuesday for the longest peacetime period without a government. It has been 589 days since the Catholic-Protestant power-sharing administration collapsed in...
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Protesters light fireworks during a far-right demonstration in Chemnitz, Germany, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 after a man has died and two others were injured in an altercation between several people of "various nationalities" in the eastern German city of Chemnitz on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
August 28, 2018 - 9:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official offered to send federal assistance to the eastern state of Saxony on Tuesday following violence during a far-right protest in the city of Chemnitz that left at least 18 people injured. The protest late Monday, sparked by the killing of a 35-year-old...
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A police officer pushes a man during a demonstration in Chemnitz, Germany, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 after a man has died and two others were injured in an altercation between several people of "various nationalities" in the eastern German city of Chemnitz on Sunday. Slogan reads 'No Access For Terror'. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
August 27, 2018 - 4:32 pm
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of police officers worked to keep right-wing and left-wing demonstrators apart Monday night in a city in eastern Germany where an Iraqi and a Syrian citizen were arrested in the killing of a German man. About 1,000 left-wing protesters yelled slogans like "Nazis...
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