Protests and demonstrations

July 05, 2019 - 11:51 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Tens of thousands of Algerians took to the streets for the 20th straight Friday to demand new democratic leadership and celebrate their country's hard-fought independence from colonial France. Amid extra-high security and resurgent anger at authorities, crowds wearing...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, Sudanese protesters shout slogans as they march during a demonstration against the military council, in Khartoum, Sudan. An African Union envoy says Sudan's ruling military council and the country's pro-democracy movement have reached a power-sharing agreement, including a timetable for a transition to civilian rule. Mohammed el-Hassan Labat said early Friday, July 5, that both sides agreed to form a joint sovereign council that will rule the country for "three years or a little more." The sides agreed to five seats for the military and five for civilians with an additional seat going to a civilian with military background. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
July 04, 2019 - 10:51 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council and the country's pro-democracy movement have reached a power-sharing agreement, including a timetable for a transition to civilian rule, an African Union envoy said early Friday. Mohammed el-Hassan Labat said both sides agreed to form a joint...
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Damage to the Legislative Council following a break-in by protesters is seen during a media tour, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Hong Kong. Chinese characters read "No Extradition to China." (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
July 04, 2019 - 4:57 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker expressed fears Thursday that the situation could worsen after police announced the arrests of more than a dozen people following protests earlier this week. Legislative Council member Claudia Mo called on people to understand the frustration and...
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Damage to the Legislative Council following a break-in by protesters is seen during a media tour, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Hong Kong. Chinese characters read "No Extradition to China." (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
July 03, 2019 - 9:23 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Police said they had arrested 13 people after the protests on Monday's anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China, including one man accused of storming the legislature building in a break-in involving hundreds of pro-democracy protesters who vandalized offices and the main chamber...
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In this July 1, 2019, photo, pro-democracy lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting, right top, who tried to stop Hong Kong protesters from breaking into the legislature, Lam says China will likely use the vandalizing of the building as a reason to step up pressure on the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 03, 2019 - 8:14 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy lawmaker who tried to stop Hong Kong protesters from breaking into the legislature this week says China will likely use the vandalizing of the building as a reason to step up pressure on the Chinese territory. Democratic Party member Lam Cheuk-ting was one of at...
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Hundreds of Mexican federal police gather at a police command center in the Iztapalapa borough, in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, to protest against plans to force them into the newly formed National Guard. The protest comes as the government is officially starting to deploy the National Guard to several states to fight crime and control immigration. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
July 03, 2019 - 6:10 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of federal police blocked highways in and around the Mexican capital Wednesday in open revolt against plans to absorb the officers into the newly formed National Guard, a move that the police fear could upend their jobs. The protests came as the government officially...
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Sudanese protesters shout slogans as they block the road in front of riot police and an army convoy, during a demonstration against the military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
July 03, 2019 - 2:46 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement resumed talks Wednesday with the ruling military council over a transfer of power to civilian rule, a protest leader said. Mariam al-Mahdi, deputy chief of the main opposition Umma Party, told The Associated Press that the Forces for Declaration...
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Police arrest a a man during a protest in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Israeli police were bracing for another day of violent protests Wednesday after community activists called for renewed street demonstrations in response to the killing of an Ethiopian-Israeli teen by an off-duty police officer. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
July 03, 2019 - 1:56 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Scores of activists returned to streets across Israel on Wednesday to protest the killing of an Ethiopian Israeli teen by an off-duty police officer in what the community calls the latest example of police brutality and discrimination in Israeli society. Protesters mobilized to...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2019, file photo, Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt addresses Conservative Party members in England's Birmingham, Britain. China's foreign ministry has lashed back at remarks by Hunt about the causes of recent anti-government protests in the former British colony of Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
July 03, 2019 - 4:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry lashed back Wednesday at remarks by Britain's foreign secretary on the causes of recent anti-government protests in Hong Kong, saying the territory's former colonial master had no right to weigh in on the city's affairs. Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said...
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Sudanese protesters shout slogans during a demonstration agains the ruling military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets on Sunday in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country calling for civilian rule, nearly three months after the army forced out the autocrat Omar al-Bashir. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
July 02, 2019 - 10:11 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese opposition group said Tuesday that two of its leaders have been arrested amid a weekslong standoff between the ruling military council and a protest coalition that held mass marches this week. The Sudanese Professionals' Association, which has spearheaded protests...
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