Protests and demonstrations

Turkish soldiers stand outside the court in a prison complex where the trial of prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala and 15 others started, while people arrive, in Silivri, outside Istanbul, Monday, June 24, 2019. The defendants went on trial in Turkey Monday accused of organizing anti-government protests in 2013, with them and rights groups calling the charges baseless and aimed at silencing civil society activities.Protests began in 2013 to protect the small Gezi Park in central Istanbul from development but quickly transformed into wider anti-government demonstrations across Turkey. (Ibrahim Mase/DHA via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 12:44 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala and 15 others went on trial in Turkey Monday accused of organizing anti-government protests in 2013, with defendants and rights groups calling the charges baseless and aimed at silencing civil society activities. The prosecutor claims the...
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An opposition demonstrator waves Georgian national flags as he and others march on the main street near the Georgian parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, Monday, June 24, 2019. Thousands of protesters have convened outside the building, calling for the resignation of the interior minister and for changes in the election code. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
June 24, 2019 - 6:05 am
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The leader of Georgia's ruling party said Monday that the ex-Soviet nation will hold the next parliamentary election based entirely on a proportionate system, fulfilling a key demand of anti-government protesters. The statement from Bidzina Ivanishvili, the founder of the...
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A security guard tries to close the entrance to the Hong Kong Revenue Tower as protesters block people from entering in Hong Kong on Monday, June 24, 2019. Hong Kong has been rocked by major protests for the past two weeks over legislative proposals that many view as eroding the territory's judicial independence and, more broadly, as a sign of Chinese government efforts to chip away at the city's freedoms. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 24, 2019 - 2:53 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters fearing an erosion of Hong Kong's legal autonomy blocked access to a government office building for nearly two hours Monday and plan more demonstrations to draw the attention of leaders attending the G-20 summit this week. About 100 demonstrators jammed the entryway and...
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Sudan's ruling Military Council spokesperson Shamseddine Kabbashi, speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Sudan's protest movement accepted an Ethiopian roadmap for a civilian-led transitional government, a spokesman said on Sunday, after a months-long standoff with the country's military rulers. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
June 23, 2019 - 2:52 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's protest movement accepted an Ethiopian roadmap for a civilian-led transitional government, a spokesman said on Sunday, after a months-long standoff with the country's military rulers — who did not immediately commit to the plan. Ethiopia has led diplomatic efforts to...
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A man waves the Czech flag as people protest in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Protesters are on calling on Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis to step down over fraud allegations and subsidies paid to his former companies. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 23, 2019 - 1:52 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people rallied Sunday in Prague to urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign, assembling from across the Czech Republic for the capital's biggest anti-government protest since the 1989 pro-democratic Velvet Revolution that brought down the communist regime...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr. A sentencing hearing has been moved up for the self-avowed white supremacist convicted of federal hate crimes for plowing his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia. Fields was originally scheduled to be sentenced July 3, 2019. A notice filed in court says the hearing has been moved to June 28. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
June 23, 2019 - 9:47 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison. Lawyers for James Alex Fields...
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A man holds a Georgian national flags as opposition demonstrators gather in front of the Georgian Parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, Saturday, June 22, 2019. Demonstrators denounced the government Friday as overly friendly to Russia and calling for a snap parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
June 22, 2019 - 3:27 pm
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators crowded outside Georgia's parliament Saturday night for the third straight day of protests that have kindled tensions in the country and prompted Russia to block air connections with its neighbor. The throng was mostly orderly but insistent in its...
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Numerous environmental activists walk on a roadway on the site of the Garzweiler open-cast mine in Garzweiler, Germany, Saturday, June 22, 2019. The protests for more climate protection in the Rhineland continue. (David Young/dpa via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 10:23 am
HOCHNEUKIRCH, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of climate change activists broke through a police cordon and stormed into one of Germany's biggest lignite coal mines Saturday, two days after European Union leaders disagreed on a plan to make the bloc carbon neutral by 2050. Police ordered protesters to...
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Police officers stand guard in front of a wall defaced by protesters with Chinese words "Withdraw and Release" at the main entrance of the police headquarters in Hong Kong, Saturday, June 22, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong ended their overnight siege of police headquarters peacefully, disappointed that their demands for the territory's leader to formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill and police to apologize for heavy handed tactics are unmet. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 22, 2019 - 7:27 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong ended their overnight siege of police headquarters peacefully Saturday, disappointed that their demands for the territory's leader to formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill and police to apologize for heavy handed tactics have gone unmet. By...
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A TV reporter interviews self-employed logger Bridger Hasbrouck, of Dallas, Ore., outside the Oregon State House in Salem, Ore., on Thursday, June 20, 2019, the day the Senate is scheduled to take up a bill that would create the nation's second cap-and-trade program to curb carbon emissions. Senate Republicans, however, pledged to walk out so there wouldn't be enough lawmakers present for a vote on House Bill 2020, which is extremely unpopular among loggers, truckers and many rural voters. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
June 21, 2019 - 10:12 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The president of the Oregon Senate ordered the state Capitol to close on Saturday due to a "possible militia threat" from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate change legislation dragged on. Republican state senators fled the Legislature...
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