Protests and demonstrations

Sudanese celebrate after officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo)
April 11, 2019 - 4:12 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday after months of bloody protests against his repressive 30-year rule. But pro-democracy demonstrators vowed to keep up their campaign in the streets after the military said it would govern the country for the next two years...
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Protesters celebrate in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Tens of thousands of Sudanese were making their way to the center of the country’s capital on Thursday, cheering and clapping in celebration as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power. (AP Photo)
April 11, 2019 - 3:43 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The latest on developments in Sudan (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Sudan's state-run broadcaster says Defense Minister Awad Mohammed Ibn Ouf is being sworn in as head of a new military council that will run the country for two years. The move is being taken after the military ousted...
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Algerian police forces use a water cannon as students demonstrate in Algiers, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Algerian police have fired tear gas and water cannon to break up a group of students protesting in the country's capital, less than an hour after the country's parliament chose an interim leader. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)
April 09, 2019 - 2:58 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Latest on Algerian protest (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Algeria's new interim leader has vowed to quickly put in place an independent body to lay the groundwork for elections within the 90 days of his tenure. Abdelkader Bensalah was appointed interim president Tuesday to...
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Protesters carry national flags at at rally in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, April 8, 2019. Organizers behind anti-government demonstrations in Sudan said security forces attempted to break up a sit-in outside the military headquarters. A spokeswoman for the Sudanese Professionals Association told The Associated Press that clashes erupted early Monday between security forces and protesters, who have been camped out in front of the complex in Khartoum since Saturday. (AP Photo)
April 09, 2019 - 7:26 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces tried again to break up an anti-government sit-in outside the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, killing at least seven people on Tuesday, activists behind the demonstrations said. The deaths brought the total number of people killed at the sit-in...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019 file photo, Algeria's Abdelkader Bensalah attends the opening session of the 30th Arab Summit in Tunis, Tunisia. The parliament on Tuesday named Abdelkader Bensalah, the leader of parliament's upper chamber, as president for a maximum 90 days as is called for by the constitution until a new election can be organized. Bensalah was a key ally of Bouteflika. (Fethi Belaid/ Pool photo via AP, File)
April 09, 2019 - 5:50 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's parliament named an interim leader Tuesday to replace former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned last week under pressure from a pro-democracy protest movement that won the army's backing. But the protesters who drove the leader out after two decades in...
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Occupy Central leaders, from right, Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man, Chu Yiu-ming, Tanya Chan and Eason Chung shout slogans before entering a court in Hong Kong, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Nine leaders of the 2014 Hong Kong pro-democracy movement arrived the court to hear the verdicts in their trial. The co-founders of the "Occupy Central" campaign - legal Professor Benny Tai, sociology professor Chan Kin-man and retired pastor Chu Yiu-ming - are facing charges related to the planning and implementation of the campaign which became part of the large-scale pro-democracy Umbrella Movement protests which were carried out 79 days between September and December 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 09, 2019 - 5:21 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court found nine leaders of 2014 pro-democracy demonstrations guilty Tuesday on public nuisance and other charges, a verdict that activists say likely presages more restrictions on free expression in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Those convicted included law...
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A protester holds up a police shield at a rally in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, April 8, 2019. Organizers behind anti-government demonstrations in Sudan said security forces attempted to break up a sit-in outside the military headquarters. A spokeswoman for the Sudanese Professionals Association told The Associated Press that clashes erupted early Monday between security forces and protesters, who have been camped out in front of the complex in Khartoum since Saturday. (AP Photo)
April 08, 2019 - 11:21 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces attempted to break up an anti-government sit-in outside the military headquarters in the country's capital on Monday, setting off clashes in which a soldier was killed while trying to protect protesters, activists said. Thousands also rallied in front of the...
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Jerome Rodriguez, center, a prominent figure of the yellow vests movement takes part in a rally in Paris, France, Saturday, April 6, 2019. Protesters from the yellow vest movement are taking to the streets of France for a 21st straight weekend, with hundreds gathered for a march across Paris, one of numerous protests around the country. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
April 08, 2019 - 8:38 am
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister has called for quick tax cuts to respond to the anger expressed through yellow vest protests across the country. Edouard Philippe on Monday unveiled the results of a three-month "big debate" launched by President Emmanuel Macron in response to the demonstrations...
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File - In this Friday, March 29, 2019 file photo, students attend a protest rally of the 'Friday For Future Movement in Berlin, Germany. A group that has helped organize weekly student protests in Germany against climate change is calling for the country’s phase-out of coal-fired power plants to be sped up. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
April 08, 2019 - 7:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — A group that has helped organize weekly student protests in Germany against climate change is calling for the country's phase-out of coal-fired power plants to be sped up. The group Fridays For Future says the current tentative deadline of 2038 is too late and should be brought...
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Animal lovers leave flowers at the grave of Jeannette Ryder, an American who fought for animal rights in Cuba at the start of the 20th century, where a statue of her dog Rinti decorates her tomb at Colon cemetery during a march for an end to animal cruelty, the first march of its kind, in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, April 7, 2019. Legend has it Ryder's dog died while sitting on her owner's grave. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 07, 2019 - 1:05 pm
HAVANA (AP) — More than 400 animal-lovers peacefully marched more than a mile through Havana on Sunday, shouting slogans and waving signs calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march wrote a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. The socialist...
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