Protests and demonstrations

FILE - In this May 1, 2020, file photo protesters calling for the end of Gov Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home orders march around the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. More Americans disapprove than approve of protests that have taken place across the country against restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to a new poll by The University of Chicago Divinity School and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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May 11, 2020 - 5:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans disapprove of protests against restrictions aimed at preventing the spread the coronavirus, according to a new poll that also finds the still-expansive support for such limits — including restaurant closures and stay-at-home orders — has dipped in recent...
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Police arrest anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, early Monday, May 11, 2020. A pro-democracy movement that paralyzed Hong Kong for months last year has shown signs of reviving in recent weeks as the coronavirus threat eases. The government recently decided to allow public gatherings of eight people, up from four previously. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 11, 2020 - 1:44 am
HONG KONG (AP) — More than 200 people were arrested during anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Sunday night, police said, as authorities seek to prevent a revival of last year's massive demonstrations, including through the application of anti-social gathering regulations intended to contain...
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Mustafa al-Kahdimi, Iraqi Prime Minister-designate speaks to members of the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Iraq's former spy chief was sworn in early Thursday as the prime minister by lawmakers after weeks of tense political negotiations as the country faces a severe economic crisis spurred by the coronavirus pandemic. The parliament approved the government of al-Kahdimi after long wrangling over his proposed Cabinet. (Iraqi Parliament Media Office, via AP)
May 10, 2020 - 4:29 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's judiciary ordered courts on Sunday to release anti-government protesters, carrying out one of the first decisions of the recently inaugurated prime minister just as dozens of demonstrators burned tires in renewed protests against the new leadership. Prime Minister Mustafa al-...
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In this Thursday, May 7, 2020 photo, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Randal Taylor, left, and family of Dreasjon Reed, his father Jamie Reed and sister Jazmine Reed, right, speak during an emotional meeting at a protest on Michigan Road in Indianapolis. The protest was for the fatal Indianapolis police shooting of Reed, who was killed earlier in the week following a police pursuit on the city's northwest side. (Kelly Wilkinson/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
May 08, 2020 - 2:21 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police Chief Randal Taylor solemnly promised thoroughness and transparency as his department investigates the fatal shootings of two black men in the city by officers. Taylor, an African American and longtime member of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department...
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Protesters listen during a rally outside of the City County Building, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Indianapolis. The crowd was protesting the fatal shooting Wednesday evening by an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 07, 2020 - 3:45 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters crowded the streets of Indianapolis on Thursday to voice concerns about police treatment after officers shot and killed two men and fatally struck a pregnant pedestrian in three separate incidents just hours apart. Officials said both men exchanged gunfire with...
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May 07, 2020 - 6:48 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A second member of a left-wing popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey has died of a hunger strike in protest of the government’s crackdown on the band, the group said Thursday on its Twitter account. Grup Yorum said bass guitarist Ibrahim Gokcek, 41, died in a...
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May 06, 2020 - 6:55 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s former spy chief was sworn in as prime minister by lawmakers early Thursday after weeks of tense political negotiations as the country faces a severe economic crisis spurred by plummeting oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of 255 legislators attending the...
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Barrel of a gun belonging to an Indian paramilitary soldier is seen between partially closed doors of an armored vehicle as they drive towards the site of an operation in Awantipora area, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Government forces killed a top rebel commander and his aide in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday and shut down cellphone and mobile internet services during subsequent anti-India protests, officials, and residents said. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
May 06, 2020 - 11:14 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian government forces killed a top rebel commander and his aide in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday and shut down cellphone and mobile internet services during subsequent anti-India protests, officials and residents said. India's security officials and some members of the...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2020, file photo, volunteers line up to begin taking hundreds of free COVID-19 tests at a pop-up site at the House of Hope in Decatur, Ga. Many African Americans watching protests calling for easing restrictions meant to slow the spread of the new coronavirus see them as one more example of how their health, their safety and their rights just don’t seem to matter. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
May 05, 2020 - 9:14 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Many African Americans watching protests calling for easing restrictions meant to slow the spread of the new coronavirus see them as one more example of how their health, their safety and their rights just don’t seem to matter. To many, it seems that the people protesting —...
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Women exercise on Philopappou Hill, backdropped by the ancient Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis Hill during the first day that Greece has begun gradually lifting its restrictive measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Monday, May 4, 2020. Greece's government imposed a lockdown early in the country's outbreak, which has been credited with keeping the number of deaths and critically ill at low levels. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
May 05, 2020 - 6:11 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — 4 new cases in South Korea, China show work on...
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