Protests and demonstrations

High-school students protest in front of main police station in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, March 18, 2019. Dozens of high-school students have staged a sit-down protest demanding that the authorities release from detention a fellow-student who was jailed during weekend anti-government protests in Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
March 18, 2019 - 11:13 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Dozens of Serbian high school students on Monday staged a sit-down protest demanding the release from detention of a fellow student jailed during weekend anti-government protests in the Balkan country. The protest came as President Aleksandar Vucic reportedly called for the...
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FILE - This June 14, 2015 file photo, shows Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a visit to Johannesburg, South Africa. On Sunday, March 17, 2019, hundreds of Sudanese took part in anti-government protests in the capital and other cities, as the government says it has secured $300 million in loans from Emirate-based sources to address the economic crisis that triggered the unrest. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)
March 17, 2019 - 10:50 am
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Sudanese took part in anti-government protests in the capital and other cities on Sunday as the government announced it had secured $300 million in loans to address the economic crisis that triggered the unrest. The demonstrations began in December over price hikes and food...
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Riot police clash with protesters in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 17, 2019. As Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic held a news conference in the presidency building in downtown Belgrade, thousands of opposition supporters gathered in front demanding his resignation. Skirmishes with riot police were reported, including officers firing tear gas against the protesters who have pledged to form a human chain around the presidency to prevent Vucic from leaving the building. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
March 17, 2019 - 9:43 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president pledged on Sunday to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station protesting what they said is his autocratic rule and firm control of the media. As Aleksandar Vucic held a news conference in the...
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Inside view of the burned out remains of terrasse of the famed restaurant Le Fouquet's on the Champs Elysees the day after it was vandalized and set on fire during the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations by the yellow vests, in Paris, France, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Paris cleaned up one of the world's most glamorous avenues Saturday after resurgent rioting by yellow vest protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron stunned the nation. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
March 17, 2019 - 8:54 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris cleaned up one of the world's most glamorous avenues Sunday after rioting by an ultraviolent core in the dwindling yellow vest protest movement angry at President Emmanuel Macron. Luxury stores, restaurants and banks on the Champs-Elysees assessed damage after they were ransacked...
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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, greets supporters at a rally in Valencia, Venezuela, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Large crowds gathered in the northern Venezuelan city to greet Guaido, who plans to tour the country as part of his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 16, 2019 - 5:22 pm
VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido embarked on a new stage of his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday as the rivals held competing rallies in the capital of Caracas, a pattern which has unfolded repeatedly as both sides attempt to convey strength...
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People march during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia's capital for 15th week in a row against populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
March 16, 2019 - 3:59 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Protesters demonstrating against the autocratic rule of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic burst into state-run TV headquarters in Belgrade on Saturday to criticize a broadcaster whose reporting they consider highly biased. Riot police arrived at the scene in the Serbian...
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A protester pushes a gate amid smoke from teargas during an anti-government rally in Tirana, Albania, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Albanian opposition supporters clashed with police while trying to storm the parliament building Saturday in a protest against the government which they accuse of being corrupt and linked to organized crime. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
March 16, 2019 - 3:13 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian opposition supporters clashed with police while trying to storm the parliament building Saturday to protest the government, which they accuse of being corrupt and linked to organized crime. Thousands of supporters of the center-right Democratic Party-led opposition...
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Yellow vests protesters set a burricade afire on the Champs Elysees avenue Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. French yellow vest protesters clashed Saturday with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe as they kicked off their 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 16, 2019 - 2:00 pm
PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores in Paris and clashed with police Saturday in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Large plumes of smoke rose above the rioting on Paris' landmark Champs-Elysees...
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Paris famed restaurant Fouquet's burns on the Champs Elysees avenue during a yellow vests demonstration Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. Paris police say more than 100 people have been arrested amid rioting in the French capital by yellow vest protesters and clashes with police. They set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores and clashed with police firing tear gas and water cannon (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 16, 2019 - 1:16 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Yellow vest protesters say they have turned out in increased numbers in Paris on Saturday to show President Emmanuel Macron their disappointment after a two-month national debate ended Friday. Frank Leblanc, 62,...
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Far-right demonstrators throw toy pigs and shout "Poroshenko's pigs to jail" during a rally against corruption in front of the Presidential administration's building in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
March 16, 2019 - 10:22 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the Ukrainian city of Poltava have arrested 10 people as nationalist demonstrators attempted to interrupt a campaign appearance by President Petro Poroshenko. Police said the demonstrators aggressively tried to provoke a conflict with officers at the event Saturday in...
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