Protests and demonstrations

Pakistani troops surround the Supreme Court building as security is beefed up during the hearing of blasphemy case against Pakistani Christian woman Aasia Bibi, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Pakistan's top court is to decide Tuesday whether to uphold its acquittal of the Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, a move that would finally set her free and allow her to join her daughters, who have fled to Canada where they have been given asylum. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
January 29, 2019 - 1:56 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's top court on Tuesday upheld its acquittal of a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row after being convicted of blasphemy, dealing a blow to radical Islamists who had staged violent mass protests last year calling for her execution. Aasia Bibi watched from a...
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Venezuela's Attorney General Tarek William Saab, center, arrives to the Supreme Court, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Saab asked the country’s top court to ban opposition leader Juan Guaido from leaving the country, launching a criminal probe into his anti-government activities while international pressure builds against President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 29, 2019 - 1:00 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Tuesday asked the country's top court to ban opposition leader Juan Guaido from leaving the country, launching a criminal probe into his anti-government activities while international pressure builds against President Nicolas Maduro...
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January 29, 2019 - 8:38 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Lawyers in Zimbabwe have marched on the constitutional court to protest the alleged denial of justice for hundreds of people arrested in a violent crackdown on protests that shut down the country. A police spokeswoman says over 1,000 people have been arrested. Lawyers say...
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January 29, 2019 - 5:56 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office says security forces in Venezuela detained nearly 700 people in one day last week amid anti-government protests — the highest such tally in a single day in the country in at least 20 years. Rights office spokesman Rupert Colville said Tuesday that 696...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 file photo, Herve Ryssen, left, close to the ultra-right and convicted for antisemitic and racist comments, wearing a yellow jacket, clashes with riot police officers on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris. Intolerance and conspiracy theories have haunted the margins of France’s “yellow vest” movement since the first protests over fuel taxes roused the discontented middle of French society. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)
January 29, 2019 - 3:51 am
PARIS (AP) — Intolerance and conspiracy theories have haunted the margins of France's "yellow vest" movement since the first protests over fuel taxes roused the discontented middle of French society. The men and women in fluorescent safety vests blocking traffic and intimidating shoppers on the...
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January 28, 2019 - 10:30 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president Monday said he was "appalled" by a televised report showing abuses by security forces in a continuing crackdown. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, on his official Twitter account, said was unhappy at the video, broadcast by Sky News, showing security forces...
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A woman stands next to soldiers as other members of the opposition hand out copies of an amnesty law near Ft. Tiuna military base in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Opposition National Assembly leader Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president, said Friday that he would release the text of an existing amnesty law that would pardon members of the military who cooperate in restoring democracy and asked Venezuelans to share it with officers they know. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
January 27, 2019 - 9:04 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The struggle for control of Venezuela turned to the military Sunday, with supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido handing leaflets to soldiers detailing a proposed amnesty law that would protect them for helping overthrow President Nicolas Maduro. At the same time,...
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A protestor holds a placard as he marches during a Rise for the Climate demonstration in Brussels, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
January 27, 2019 - 10:30 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Brussels saw another massive protest march Sunday as at least 70,000 people braved the cold and rain to demand that the Belgian government increase its efforts to fight climate change. Banners held high urged the country to better use renewable energies and to take more action to...
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People light torches and march during a protest against populist President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. The protesters are seeking to keep up the pressure on Vucic whom they accuse of stifling hard-won democratic freedoms in the Balkan country that went through a series of wars in the 1990s'. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
January 26, 2019 - 2:40 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people have marched through snow-covered streets in Serbia's capital to protest the populist government of President Aleksandar Vucic for an eighth week. The protesters accuse Vucic of stifling hard-won democratic freedoms in the Balkan country that was...
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A demonstrator kicks away a teargas canister fired by police during a march in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. France's yellow vest protesters hit the streets again Saturday, keeping up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron even as internal divisions and frustration over protest violence cloud the movement's future. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
January 26, 2019 - 11:15 am
PARIS (AP) — France's yellow vest movement kept up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron with mainly peaceful marches and scattered skirmishes Saturday, its 11th straight weekend action despite internal divisions and growing worries about protest violence. Multiple anti-government protests took...
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