Protests and demonstrations

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police past waiting reporters trying to ask about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Sen. Collins, whose vote on Kavanaugh is uncertain, was leaving the Senate Special Committee on Aging which she chairs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 03, 2018 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The impassioned fight over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court has led to heightened security at the Capitol, with some senators using police escorts to shield them from protesters. Capitol police have arrested dozens of protesters in recent days and stepped up their...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, multiple white nationalist groups march with torches through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Va. Multiple arrests have been made in connection with a white nationalist torch-lit march and rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, federal authorities said Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File)
October 02, 2018 - 11:02 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Four members of a militant white supremacist group from California were arrested on charges they traveled to Virginia last year to incite a riot and attack counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally that turned deadly, federal authorities said Tuesday. The...
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October 02, 2018 - 3:04 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's prime minister led his supporters on Tuesday to rally outside parliament to protest what he called a "counterrevolution" by his opponents. Nikol Pashinian, who took office in May after spearheading weeks of protests that forced the resignation of his predecessor,...
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Pro independence demonstrators stand in front of a taxi as they block the Passeig de Gracia avenue in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Activists blocked major highways, train lines and avenues one year after a banned referendum crushed by police failed to deliver an independent state. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
October 01, 2018 - 8:23 am
GIRONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on independence protests in Catalonia (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Thousands of students are marching in downtown Barcelona to mark the anniversary of an independence referendum in Catalonia that was banned by Spanish authorities. The college and high school students...
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Catalan regional President Quim Torra, centre, applauds in front of a large Catalonia independence flag during a rally in Sant Julia de Ramis, Spain, Monday Oct. 1, 2018. Sant Julia de Ramis is the northern town where anti-riot police used force one year ago to enter a school-turned-polling station, injuring hundreds on the morning of Oct. 1, 2017 as a banned referendum crushed by police failed to deliver an independent state.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
October 01, 2018 - 6:37 am
SANT JULIA DE RAMIS, Spain (AP) — Pro-secession activists in Catalonia blocked major highways, train lines and avenues across the northeastern region Monday on the anniversary of a banned referendum that was crushed by police and failed to deliver independence from Spain. Student strikes, emotional...
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Pro independence demonstrators throw paint at Catalan police officers during clashes in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. Catalan separatists clashed with police on Saturday in downtown Barcelona as tensions increase before the anniversary of the Spanish region's illegal referendum on secession that ended in violent raids by security forces. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
September 29, 2018 - 9:29 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on protests in Barcelona (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Catalan regional police say that they have made two arrests after Catalan separatists clashed with police in downtown Barcelona. Catalan police have told The Associated Press that both people were arrested on...
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Catalan police officers try to stop pro independence demonstrators, on their way to meet demonstrations by member and supporters of the National Police and Guardia Civil in Barcelona on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
September 29, 2018 - 5:44 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police have clashed with a group of Catalan separatists in downtown Barcelona who have gathered to protest another march by Spanish police demanding better pay. Local Catalan police intervened Saturday to form a barrier when a separatist threw purple paint on a man who was...
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Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, Sept.28, 2018. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
September 29, 2018 - 1:34 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops killed seven Palestinians, two of them children, and wounded dozens more, Palestinian health officials said, in the deadliest day in recent weeks as Gaza's Hamas rulers stepped up protests along the border fence. Thousands of Palestinians gathered Friday...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to delay a final vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation by the FBI of the sexual misconduct allegations against him, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 28, 2018 - 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 6 p.m. U.S. Capitol Police have arrested 88 people for unlawfully demonstrating in Senate office buildings as they were protesting Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Police says 81...
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Drivers working for companies like Uber and Cabify march during a protest in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Hundreds of black vehicles of app-based ride-hailing services are blocking a central artery in the Spanish capital to protest the government's plan to approve new rules that would limit their operations. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
September 27, 2018 - 8:59 am
MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of Uber and other drivers are blocking a central artery in Madrid to protest the Spanish government's plan to approve new rules limiting the operations of app-based ride-hailing services. The drivers, who work for companies including Uber and Cabify, brought traffic in the...
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