Blockades

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., finishes speaking to reporters at the Capitol in Washington. McConnell’s blockade of a popular criminal justice reform package has angered top senators. And it’s created an unusual rift with a longtime Republican ally, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 07, 2018 - 7:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal justice bill has angered top Republican senators and created an unusual rift with a longtime GOP ally, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. And on Friday, it also brought on a tweet from President...
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Mathilde Pouzet speaks during an interview with Associated Press in Villeneuve-La-Garenne, outside Paris, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Pouzet set out for Paris on Nov. 17 for her first protest with a grassroots movement that is now shaking France. She returned for the next two, braving tear gas and dodging violence. Three weeks later, she was blockading a fuel depot of gas giant Total, until dozens of police in riot gear cleared out her small group. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 07, 2018 - 8:30 am
VILLENEUVE-LA-GARENNE, France (AP) — With a yellow safety vest tied to her backpack, Mathilde Pouzet set out for Paris on Nov. 17 for her first protest with a grassroots movement that is now shaking France. She returned for the next two, braving tear gas and dodging violence. Three weeks later, she...
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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 - 12:14 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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Demonstrators, called the yellow jackets, use a construction barrier to repel a police water canon, during clashes on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, as they protest against the rising of the fuel taxes, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. France is deploying thousands of police to try to contain nationwide protests and road blockades by drivers angry over rising fuel taxes and Emmanuel Macron's presidency. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
November 24, 2018 - 5:20 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in France (all times local): 8:05 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned violence by protesters at demonstrations against rising fuel taxes and his government. Macron said in a strongly worded tweet: "Shame on those who attacked (police). Shame on...
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A demonstrator throws debris at a burning barricade while protesting with others against the rising of the fuel taxes on the famed Champs Elysees avenue, in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators in Paris Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and staged road blockades across the nation to vent anger against rising fuel taxes and Emmanuel Macron's presidency. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
November 24, 2018 - 11:29 am
PARIS (AP) — French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse violent demonstrators in Paris on Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and beyond and staged road blockades to vent anger against rising fuel taxes. Thousands of police were deployed nationwide to contain the eighth...
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Demonstrators wearing yellow jackets open the toll gates on motorway at Benesse-Maremne southwestern France, Monday, Nov.19, 2018. The protests reflect broader frustration at President Emmanuel Macron, whose government is sticking to the fuel tax rise as part of efforts to clean up the environment. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
November 19, 2018 - 3:01 pm
PARIS (AP) — Citizen protests of fuel tax hikes are choking facilities critical to the French economy, and police have orders to remove the drivers blocking sensitive sites to show their anger, France's interior minister said Monday. In a third day of actions, grassroots protesters blocked oil...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Netanyahu says he will take over temporarily as defense minister as early elections still loom. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
November 19, 2018 - 1:24 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday survived a political showdown that had threatened to bring down his coalition and trigger early elections. Netanyahu managed to persuade Education Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the ultranationalist Jewish Home Party, to drop...
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Demonstrators block a motorway exit to protest fuel tax, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2018. France is bracing for a nationwide traffic mess as drivers plan to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
November 17, 2018 - 7:05 am
PARIS (AP) — One protester was killed and 47 others were injured during roadblocks set up around France to demonstrate against rising fuel taxes, a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. The protester was killed when a driver caught in traffic accelerated in a panic at Pont-de-...
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Demonstrators salute drivers blocking road in Rennes, western France, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2018, to protest against rising fuel taxes. France is bracing for a nationwide traffic mess as drivers plan to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
November 17, 2018 - 5:57 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in France against rising fuel taxes (all times local): 12:45 p.m. French interior ministry officials say that one protester has been killed and 47 injured as demonstrators block roads around France to protest gas price increases. Police say that three of the...
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A residential building was destroyed by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
November 13, 2018 - 2:01 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and other militant groups said Tuesday they had accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire to end two days of intense fighting with Israel that had pushed the sworn enemies to the brink of a new war. The sudden announcement brought relief to a region that had been...
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