Protests and demonstrations

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, D-P.R., testifies before the Senate Finance Committee hearing on Puerto Rico's current economic conditions and long-term fiscal health, in Washington. A Puerto Rico legislator said Tuesday, July 30, 2019, that the U.S. territory’s embattled governor plans to nominate Pierluisi as secretary of state. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)
July 31, 2019 - 3:06 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's political crisis appeared to deepen on Wednesday as the island's outgoing governor and legislators — including those from his own party — clashed over who should be the next leader of a U.S. territory unbalanced by massive protests. The upheaval has raised...
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Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, speaks during the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
July 31, 2019 - 12:00 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Democrat Tim Ryan said Wednesday he didn't put his hand over his heart when the national anthem was played at the presidential debate because of "absent-mindedness," not as a sign of protest. The Ohio congressman was the only one of the 10 candidates at the Detroit debate not to...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, July 27, 2019, Inga Kudracheva screams as her boyfriend Boris Kantorovich lies atop her while police try to detain him during an unsanctioned protest in Moscow. Images of the young couple have been spread on social media. They say the crackdown by police has left them shaken but with their resolve strengthened. (AP Photo/Denis Sinyakov)
July 31, 2019 - 11:31 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The young woman screamed as her boyfriend lay atop her, absorbing the blows of a helmeted riot policeman. It's one of the indelible images of the violent police response to an unauthorized protest in Moscow. Inga Kudracheva's terror and anguish are clear in the video and photos that...
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Protesters brace themselves against the strong wind and heavy rain as they gather outside the Eastern Court in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Charges were read Wednesday against more than 20 Hong Kong protesters who have been accused of rioting - the most serious charge brought since mass demonstrations began in the city last month. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 31, 2019 - 3:02 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Charges were read Wednesday against more than 20 Hong Kong protesters who have been accused of rioting — the most serious charge brought since mass demonstrations began in the city last month. Standing in a heavy rain, supporters rallied outside the court and chanted "Reclaim Hong...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he addresses a commemorative meeting of the Virginia General Assembly at Jamestown Settlement on the 400th anniversary of the meeting of the original House of Burgess in Jamestown, Va., Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
July 30, 2019 - 1:16 pm
JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — The Latest on events in Virginia commemorating the 400th anniversary of the rise of American democracy (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A Democratic Virginia state lawmaker says he disrupted President Donald Trump's address at a historic commemoration to protest the president's...
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A protester waves a U.S. flag as hundreds of protesters gather outside Kwai Chung police station in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 30, 2019 - 12:26 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting. Several hundred protesters mobilized in the streets outside a police station after Hong Kong media...
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Police officer assists a man who was injured during clashes between demonstrators and police in the center of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Russian police clashed with demonstrators and have arrested some hundreds in central Moscow during a protest demanding that opposition candidates be allowed to run for the Moscow city council. (AP Photo/ Pavel Golovkin)
July 30, 2019 - 12:00 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case into the weekend protest in Moscow where police detained nearly 1,400 people, indicating charges could be filed that carry prison sentences of up to 15 years. No individuals were immediately named in the case that was...
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July 30, 2019 - 10:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has imposed a heavy fine on one of the country's most prominent human rights activists for taking part in a small demonstration in Red Square. Svetlana Gannushkina was fined 150,000 rubles ($2,300) on Tuesday, according to the human rights group Memorial. Gannushkina,...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 14, 2019, file photo, the sun sets behind telescopes at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. The man tasked with trying to find a way out of an impasse over the construction of a giant telescope in Hawaii says he met with Native Hawaiian leaders. But the only issue they reached a consensus on was to meet again. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
July 29, 2019 - 10:30 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The man tasked with trying to find a way out of an impasse over the construction of a giant telescope in Hawaii says he met with Native Hawaiian leaders. But the only issue they reached a consensus on was to meet again. Hawaii County Mayor Kim said Monday he met Native Hawaiian...
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Yang Guang, spokesman of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council, speaks during a press conference about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, Monday, July 29, 2019. Yang said some Western politicians are stirring unrest in Hong Kong in hopes of creating difficulties that will impede China’s overall development. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 29, 2019 - 8:38 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China blamed Western forces and defended police conduct after Hong Kong endured another weekend of violent clashes between protesters and police. Some "irresponsible people" in the West have applied "strange logic" that made them sympathetic and tolerant to "violent crimes" but...
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