Protests and demonstrations

October 06, 2019 - 7:30 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's official basketball association says it will suspend cooperation with the Houston Rockets following a tweet by the team's general manager in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The Chinese Basketball Association said Sunday on its official Twitter-like Weibo...
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Iraqi Army troops deploy at a site of protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. The spontaneous protests which started Tuesday in Baghdad and southern cities were sparked by endemic corruption and lack of jobs. Security forces responded with a harsh crackdown, with dozens killed. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
October 06, 2019 - 6:42 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — An eerie calm prevailed Sunday in the Iraqi capital Baghdad at the start of the work week, following a bloody night when security forces opened fire to break up anti-government protests, killing at least 19. Meanwhile, Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi called on protesters to...
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October 06, 2019 - 5:43 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has summoned a top U.S. diplomat to protest after U.S. Embassy's official Twitter account "liked" a tweet that said Turkey should prepare for a political era without the leader of Turkey's national party, who is reportedly ill. The Foreign Ministry said the U.S. charge...
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October 06, 2019 - 4:31 am
PARIS (AP) — Conservative activists are gathering in Paris to protest a French bill that would give lesbian couples and single women access to in vitro fertilization and related procedures. Traditional Catholic groups and far-right activists who held mass demonstrations against France's...
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Protesters throw back tear gas at police in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Shouting "Wearing mask is not a crime," tens of thousands of protesters braved the rain Sunday to march in central Hong Kong as a court rejected a second legal attempt to block a mask ban aimed at quashing violence during four months of pro-democracy rallies. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 06, 2019 - 4:16 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Shouting "Wearing a mask is not a crime," tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Hong Kong on Sunday, as a court rejected a second attempt to block a ban on masks aimed at quashing violence at pro-democracy rallies. The ban, which took effect Saturday, triggered chaos...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to media during his press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Ukraine on Tuesday signed much-anticipated accords with separatists from the country's east, Russia and European monitors that agree a local election can be held in separatist-controlled territory, paving the way for peace talks with Moscow. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
October 06, 2019 - 3:43 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands are rallying in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv against the president's plan to hold a local election in the country's rebel-held east, a move seen by some as a major concession to Russia. Ukraine, Russia and mediators Germany and France on Tuesday signed a tentative...
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Shoppers browse in a market in Leogane, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The political turmoil is hitting cities and towns outside the capital of Port-au-Prince especially hard, forcing non-government organizations to suspend aid as barricades ranging from large rocks to burning tires cut off the flow of goods between the city and the countryside, further deepening poverty in places like Leogane.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
October 05, 2019 - 9:06 pm
LEOGANE, Haiti (AP) — Gabriel Duvalesse squatted slightly as he prepared to push 50 gallons (190 liters) of cooking oil in an old wheelbarrow to an outdoors market an hour away so he could earn $1. It was his first job in seven days as deadly protests paralyze Haiti's economy and shutter businesses...
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Anti-government protesters set fires and close a street during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Security forces opened fire directly at hundreds of anti-government demonstrators in central Baghdad, killing some protesters and injuring dozens, hours after Iraq's top Shiite cleric warned both sides to end four days of violence "before it's too late." (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
October 05, 2019 - 6:49 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Iraqi officials say one person has been killed and 17 injured as security forces fired on anti-government protesters to disperse renewed demonstrations in the capital Baghdad. The protests Saturday come after...
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Extinction Rebellion climate activists protest at the shopping center "Italie 2", in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
October 05, 2019 - 5:20 am
PARIS (AP) — Climate activists in Paris have entered and blocked a Paris shopping mall. Hundreds of protesters from Xtinction Rebellion mingled with some members of the Yellow Vest movement and entered the "Italie Deux" center in the south of the French capital Saturday morning. Shops closed as...
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Anti-government protesters set fires and close a street during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Security forces opened fire directly at hundreds of anti-government demonstrators in central Baghdad, killing some protesters and injuring dozens, hours after Iraq's top Shiite cleric warned both sides to end four days of violence "before it's too late." (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
October 05, 2019 - 4:32 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq faced the prospect of a deepening political crisis Saturday, after four days of unrest left at least 64 people dead, and authorities lifted a round-the-clock curfew in the capital meant to quell the anti-government demonstrations. By early afternoon, dozens of protesters began...
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