Protests and demonstrations

Women hold placards as they march against domestic violence, in Paris, Saturday, Nov, 23, 2019. Activists hold a march through Paris to pressure the French government to take bold steps to prevent deadly domestic violence, a problem President Emmanuel Macron calls "France's shame." France has among the highest rates in Europe of domestic violence, in part because of poor police response to reports of abuse. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 23, 2019 - 8:53 am
PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters marched through Paris on Saturday to demand a national wake-up call and more government investment to prevent deadly domestic violence against women, a problem that President Emmanuel Macron calls “France’s shame.” A wave of purple flags and signs snaked...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian participates in a panel discussion on media freedom at United Nations headquarters. A U.S. federal judge on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, awarded Rezaian and his family nearly $180 million in their lawsuit against Iran over his captivity and torture while being held on internationally criticized espionage charges. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
November 23, 2019 - 6:41 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. federal judge has awarded a Washington Post journalist and his family nearly $180 million in their lawsuit against Iran over his 544 days in captivity and torture while being held on internationally criticized espionage charges. The order in the case filed...
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November 23, 2019 - 1:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — The governor of a northern German state has urged citizens to join a rally against a far-right protest in Hannover. Lower Saxony’s Stephan Weil asked people to rally against a protest Saturday by the far-right NPD party, which is marching to intimidate journalists who have reported...
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Bolivia's President Evo Morales speaks during a press conference at the military base in El Alto, in the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Nov. 10, 2019. Hours later Morales announced his resignation under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
November 22, 2019 - 7:44 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Supporters of ousted President Evo Morales began abandoning barricades set up on roads leading into Bolivia’s main cities after an agreement was reached late Friday to hold new elections and launch talks to end unrest that has claimed at least 32 lives, officials said. The...
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An anti-government protester kneels before a police officer in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Labor unions and student leaders called on Colombians to bang pots and pans on Friday evening in another act of protest while authorities announced three people had died in overnight clashes with police after demonstrations during a nationwide strike. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
November 22, 2019 - 5:08 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Iván Duque ordered a curfew in the nation’s capital Friday amid continuing unrest following a massive march a day before that brought tens of thousands to the streets in a strong message of rejection against his conservative government. The president said...
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Police attend an anti-government protester affected by tear gas during clashes in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Labor unions and student leaders called on Colombians to bang pots and pans Friday evening in another act of protest while authorities announced three people had died in overnight clashes with police after demonstrations during a nationwide strike. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
November 22, 2019 - 3:25 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on protests in Colombia (all times local): 6:23 p.m. Colombian President Iván Duque has ordered a curfew in the nation’s capital amid continuing unrest following a massive march. The president announced on Twitter that he has requested that Bogota’s mayor enforce...
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President Donald Trump listens during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 22, 2019 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday wouldn’t commit to signing bipartisan legislation supporting pro-Democracy activists in Hong Kong as he tries to work out a trade deal with China. Trump’s comments came after the House and Senate this week passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and...
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Algerian demonstrators take to the streets in the capital Algiers to protest against the government and reject the upcoming presidential elections, in Algeria, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The demonstrators in Algiers Friday demanded an end to Algeria's post-colonial political system, including the departure of acting leader Abdelkader Bensalah and powerful army chief Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)
November 22, 2019 - 11:07 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Thousands of Algerians took to the streets on the 40th consecutive Friday of increasingly vociferous protests against the North African nation’s leadership, expressing fears that next month’s presidential poll will be rigged. Chanting “No election on Dec. 12!" and “Nothing...
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Anti-government protesters wave Lebanese national flags as gather during separate civil parade at the Martyr square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Protesters gathered for alternative independence celebrations, converging by early afternoon on Martyrs’ Square in central Beirut, which used to be the traditional location of the official parade. Protesters have occupied the area, closing it off to traffic since mid-October. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
November 22, 2019 - 7:41 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s protesters and top politicians held competing Independence Day celebrations Friday, reflecting the deepening rift that has beset the country grappling with its worst political and economic crises in decades. The top leadership attended a truncated military parade which was...
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An injured protester is rushed to a hospital during clashes between security forces and anti-government demonstrators in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Iraq's massive anti-government protest movement erupted Oct. 1 and quickly escalated into calls to sweep aside Iraq's sectarian system. Protesters occupy several Baghdad squares and parts of three bridges in a standoff with security forces. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
November 22, 2019 - 5:34 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces clashed with protesters on a historic Baghdad street near a key bridge for the second day on Friday, killing three and bringing the death toll from the fierce outburst of fighting to 13, security and medical officials said. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the...
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