Protests and demonstrations

September 10, 2018 - 2:59 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of Romanian protesters have vented their anger a month after an anti-corruption protest degenerated into violence leaving 450 people injured. Demonstrators gathered Monday outside government offices, holding Romanian, European Union and U.S. flags. They shouted "...
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A human rights activist with T-shirts declaring support for Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike in a Russian prison, at the annual meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
September 10, 2018 - 10:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The lawyer for an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on a hunger strike for 120 days says his health has suffered irreversible damage. Oleg Sentsov, an opponent of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015 for conspiracy to conduct terror...
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North Korean students take part in a torch light march held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day celebrations in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 10, 2018 - 9:38 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of North Korean students have rallied in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square in the final major event of the country's 70th anniversary. The elaborate celebrations marking the Sept. 9 anniversary focused on leader Kim Jong Un's economic strategies and...
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A human rights activist in a T-shirt declaring support for Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike in a Russian prison, at the annual meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
September 10, 2018 - 9:34 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Human rights activists have held a silent protest in support of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike in a Russian prison, at a major international conference in Poland. Activists stood in protest during the opening remarks of the Russian representative at the...
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Protesters storm and burn the Basra Government building during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Angry protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Basra Friday, setting a fire inside as part of ongoing demonstrations that have turned deadly in the past few days, a security official and eyewitnesses said. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
September 10, 2018 - 6:20 am
BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's embattled prime minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in the southern city of Basra, where week-long protests over poor public services and unemployment have left at least 15 people dead. The schedule of al-Abadi's Monday's visit is still unclear. Al-Abadi, who took office...
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September 10, 2018 - 4:54 am
CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Yemeni detainees, including some tortured at the hands of Emirati forces, have started a hunger strike to protest their continued detention despite a prosecutor's decision to release them. In a statement smuggled from the prison of Beir Ahmed in the southern city of Aden on...
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People gather at the site of a deadly brawl in Koethen, 90 miles southwest of the German capital Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, after police has arrested two Afghan men on suspicion of killing a 22-year-old German man. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
September 09, 2018 - 2:54 pm
BERLIN (AP) — An attack on a kosher restaurant by masked neo-Nazis on the sidelines of an anti-migrant protest in an eastern German city shows there's a deep problem with right-wing extremism in the region and should be treated as a call to action, the head of Germany's Central Council of Jews said...
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A protester is detained by riot policemen during clashes at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Police in northern Greece have clashed with protesters outside an international trade fair where prime minister Tsipras made a keynote speech. (AP Photo/Dimitris Tosidis)
September 09, 2018 - 10:35 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece's second-largest city say a protest rally that determined nationalists staged near an international trade fair where the prime minister was keynote speaker resulted in eight arrests. Authorities in Thessaloniki estimated that 6,000 people attended...
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Protesters attend a rally in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Opponents of a Russian government move to increase the age for collecting state retirement pensions are holding protests throughout the country and scattered arrests have been reported. The protests on Sunday were called by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption activist who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent foe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
September 09, 2018 - 9:31 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Opponents of a Russian government move to increase the age for collecting state retirement pensions held protests throughout the country on Sunday and more than 150 people were reported arrested. The protests were called by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption activist who is President...
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Police deploy smoke bombs into a crowd to disperse protesters after making arrests on the campus of the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Supporters and opponents of the Silent Sam statue faced off again late Saturday afternoon on the UNC campus, yelling at each other at the base where the Confederate monument was toppled last month. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 8:56 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Eight people were arrested Saturday following another protest over the toppling of a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina. The university confirmed the evening arrests in a statement. Officials did not immediately say who was arrested or what charges...
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