Political activism

Pavel Latushko, former culture minister and Belarusian Ambassador to France, greets his supporters and journalists on his way to Belarusian Investigative Committee in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Members of the opposition's Coordination Council, as Pavel Latushko and Svetlana Alexievich, Belarus' most famous writer who won the 2015 Nobel Prize in literature, have been summoned for questioning over the protests in an apparent attempt by authorities to intimidate them. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
August 25, 2020 - 7:15 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Authorities in Belarus on Tuesday steadily cranked up the pressure on protesters pushing for the resignation of the country's authoritarian leader, jailing several opposition activists, summoning others for questioning and selectively ordering demonstrators to appear in court...
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Protesters march down Amb Caffery and Johnston St. Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lafayette, La. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
August 24, 2020 - 6:37 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Protesters marched through a Louisiana city holding signs and blocking traffic in response to the fatal police shooting of a Black man that has heightened tensions between community activists and local leaders. The march Sunday followed an event at Lafayette City Hall where...
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Anti-government protester Panupong Jadnok holds poster reading "protesting the government-funded sea-filling project in Rayong" in Rayong province, Thailand, Monday, Aug, 24, 2020. Panupong was arrested for attending a protest last month by authorities while staging a solo demonstration Monday against Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha in the eastern province of Rayong where the prime minister was visiting. (AP Photo/Str)
August 24, 2020 - 6:34 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Monday that they have issued summonses to five activists who spoke at an anti-government rally in front of army headquarters last month, accusing them of violating a coronavirus emergency decree that prohibits public gatherings. One of the five was arrested later...
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This image made from video provided by the State TV and Radio Company of Belarus, shows Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko armed with a Kalashnikov-type rifle near the Palace of Independence in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. Lukashenko has made a dramatic show of defiance against the massive protests demanding his resignation, toting a rifle and wearing a bulletproof vest as he strode off a helicopter that landed at his residence while demonstrators massed nearby. (State TV and Radio Company of Belarus via AP)
August 24, 2020 - 5:29 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Monday detained two leading opposition activists who have helped spearhead a wave of protests demanding the resignation of the country's authoritarian ruler of 26 years. The opposition’s Coordination Council said its members Sergei Dylevsky and Olga...
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Ebony Wallace holds her fist in the air along with other participants at an event, Gathering in Gratitude presented by Motherhood, held to honor the memory of Elijah McClain, in Denver on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. McClain died after being stopped by police last year in the suburb of Aurora. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)
August 24, 2020 - 1:31 am
DENVER (AP) — A year after Elijah McClain was stopped by police in suburban Denver on his way home from the store, people gathered on a football field on Sunday night to dance and sing and to also call for justice for him and his family. The event was intended as a way to celebrate the life of the...
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Belarusian opposition supporters hold flowers and flash victory signs during a protest in Victory Square in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. Demonstrators are taking to the streets of the Belarusian capital and other cities, keeping up their push for the resignation of the nation's authoritarian leader. President Alexander Lukashenko has extended his 26-year rule in a vote the opposition saw as rigged. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
August 20, 2020 - 1:30 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Prosecutors in Belarus opened a criminal investigation Thursday against opposition activists who set up a council to negotiate a democratic transition of power amid massive protests against official election results that extended the 26-year rule of the country’s authoritarian...
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Belarusian opposition activists, members of the coordinating council, from the left, Pavel Latushko, Maria Kolesnikova, Olga Kovalkova, Maxim Znak, Sergey Dylevsky attend a joint news conference in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. The opposition is creating the Coordination Council to discuss the transition of power. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
August 20, 2020 - 11:17 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As a former culture minister and ambassador to France, Pavel Latushko is the most well-connected member of a new council established by the political opposition in Belarus to facilitate a transition of power amid massive protests challenging the continued rule of the country's...
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Mourners escort the flag-draped coffin of activist Reham Yacoub during her funeral procession in Basra, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. Activist Reham Yacoub was gunned down in the southern Iraqi province of Basra on Wednesday by unidentified gunmen, a security official and human rights watcher said, marking the second such killing in the span of a week. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
August 20, 2020 - 8:57 am
BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Human rights monitors sounded the alarm over a recent spike in assassinations targeting civil rights activists in Iraq's south on Thursday, ahead of a much anticipated meeting between the prime minister and the U.S. president as part of ongoing strategic talks. Iraqi Prime...
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In this image from video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., delivers a nominating speech during the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)
August 19, 2020 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly three minutes at this week's Democratic National Convention, Cindy McCain recounted Joe Biden's friendship with her late husband, John McCain, the Arizona senator and former Republican presidential candidate. Colin Powell, President George W. Bush's secretary of state,...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2020, file photo, Isis and Alexis Valenzuela, daughters of Antonio Valenzuela, hug each other during a candlelight vigil in Las Cruces, N.M. Antonio Valenzuela was killed by a Las Cruces police officer in February. As national Black Lives Matter demonstrations grow, Latino activists are joining the multiracial protests while trying to draw attention to their deadly police encounters, some of which go back decades. (Bethany Freudenthal/The Las Cruces Sun News via AP, File)
August 17, 2020 - 5:15 pm
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Forty-year-old Antonio Valenzuela’s death didn’t spark widespread protests like George Floyd’s. In fact, the police killing of Valenzuela drew little attention outside the American Southwestern city just north of the U.S.-Mexico border. The details about Floyd's death, a 46-...
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