Riots

A hooded youth kicks a tear gas canister in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 during a rally commemorating the killing of a 15-year old student back in 2008. School and university students marched in various towns of the country to mark the tenth anniversary of a fatal police shooting of a teenager in Athens that sparked the worst rioting Greece had seen in decades. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
December 06, 2018 - 8:10 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Demonstrators clashed with riot police in Athens and the country's second largest city of Thessaloniki on Thursday during the first of a series of events to mark the 10th anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager that sparked Greece's most extensive riots in...
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A demonstrators wearing a yellow vest clenches his fist as protesters open the toll gates on a motorway near Aix-en-Provence, southeastern France, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced a suspension of fuel tax hikes Tuesday, a major U-turn in an effort to appease a protest movement that has radicalized and plunged Paris into chaos last weekend. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
December 04, 2018 - 3:15 pm
PARIS (AP) — The French government caved in after the worst riots in decades and delayed an increase in energy taxes Tuesday — but it was seen as "too little, too late" by many protesters whose anger seems increasingly focused on embattled President Emmanuel Macron. Demonstrators were back in the...
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Demonstrators open the toll gates on motorway near Biarritz, southwestern France, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is holding crisis talks with representatives of major political parties in the wake of violent anti-government protests that have rocked Paris. The "yellow vest" movement is bringing together people from across the political spectrum complaining about France's economic inequalities and waning spending power. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
December 04, 2018 - 12:31 am
PARIS (AP) — A grassroots protest movement in France has ballooned and radicalized, unleashing anger that devastated the heart of Paris in weekend riots and revealed a fracture in the country between the haves and have-nots. Tough talk by unpopular President Emmanuel Macron, who has been roundly...
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FILE - In this 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. Leaders of North Carolina’s flagship university are meeting to decide the fate of a Confederate monument torn down by protesters. The chancellor and trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were finalizing a plan Monday, Dec. 3, for the century-old bronze statue known as “Silent Sam.” (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
December 03, 2018 - 9:06 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's flagship university proposed Monday to move a toppled Confederate statue into a new $5 million building on the outskirts of campus, seeking to balance security with strict state historical laws in a step that triggered an uproar by chanting demonstrators...
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Demonstrators open the toll gates on motorway near Biarritz, southwestern France, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is holding crisis talks with representatives of major political parties in the wake of violent anti-government protests that have rocked Paris. The "yellow vest" movement is bringing together people from across the political spectrum complaining about France's economic inequalities and waning spending power. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
December 03, 2018 - 4:01 pm
PARIS (AP) — A grassroots protest movement in France has ballooned and radicalized, unleashing anger that devastated the heart of Paris in weekend riots and revealed a fracture in the country between the haves and have-nots. Tough talk by unpopular President Emmanuel Macron, who has been roundly...
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A man rides his bicycle past by charred cars, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. A protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in the French capital Saturday, as activists caused widespread damage and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti during clashes with police. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
December 03, 2018 - 5:54 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's response to violent protests (all times local): 11:50 a.m. France's finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, has warned that the violent protests and road blockades will have a negative impact on the economy. More than 100 people were injured in the French capital and...
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Workers are about to clean a graffiti, center, reading "yellow jackets will triumph" on the Arc de Triomphe the day after a demonstration, in Paris, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. A protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in the French capital, as activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 02, 2018 - 10:52 pm
PARIS (AP) — The latest on French protests against higher taxes (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The chief of police in Paris has condemned protest-related rioting in the French capital as unprecedented and unacceptable violence. Police prefect Michel Delpuech said Sunday that fires were started at six...
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A woman takes a snapshot of charred cars the day after a demonstration, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. A protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in the French capital, as activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 02, 2018 - 8:42 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron visited the graffiti-damaged Arc de Triomphe monument and held an emergency meeting on security Sunday, a day after central Paris was hit by France's worst riot in a generation. Macron, who was meeting with his prime minister and interior and...
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Demonstrators wearing yellow jackets face water cannons near the Champs-Elysees avenue during a demonstration Saturday, Dec.1, 2018 in Paris. French authorities have deployed thousands of police on Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue to try to contain protests by people angry over rising taxes and Emmanuel Macron's presidency. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
December 01, 2018 - 11:11 am
PARIS (AP) — A French protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot Saturday in Paris as police fired tear gas and water cannon in street battles with activists wearing the fluorescent yellow vests of a new movement. Police said at least 65 people, including 11 police...
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A demonstrator gets hit by a water cannon during a protest of the yellow jackets in Brussels, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The demonstrators are protesting against rising fuel prices. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
November 30, 2018 - 1:14 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Police and hundreds of yellow jacket protesters upset over high taxes and living costs clashed Friday in Brussels. Dozens were detained as the grassroots movement that started in France two weeks ago gained traction in Belgium. Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons on...
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