Protests

Hong Kong residents Sunday continued their massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the territory's apprehension about relations with mainland China.
Apple Daily via AP
June 16, 2019 - 8:38 am
By Christopher Bodeen and Elaine Kurtenbach HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city's top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British...
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A vigil will be held on June 4 at the Victoria Park to mark the 30th anniversary of the military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement at Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.
Kin Cheung/AP Photo
May 26, 2019 - 8:48 am
HONG KONG (AP) — More than 2,000 people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to mark 30 years since a pro-democracy protest in Beijing's Tiananmen Square ended in bloodshed. Demonstrators took to the streets holding yellow umbrellas that read "Support Freedom, Oppose Evil Laws." Some people carried a...
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Pro-choice advocates took to the streets of Philadelphia Tuesday as part of a nationwide day of action. The goal was to condemn restrictive anti-abortion laws recently passed in eight states.
Kim Glovas/KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
May 21, 2019 - 3:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pro-choice advocates took to the streets of Philadelphia Tuesday as part of a nationwide day of action. The goal was to condemn restrictive anti-abortion laws recently passed in eight states. Passing cars and trucks beeped their support as about a hundred people...
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Parking workers in Philadelphia are fed up with their working conditions and took their frustration to some of the businesses they are unhappy with.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
May 06, 2019 - 3:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Parking workers in Philadelphia are fed up with their working conditions and took their frustration to some of the businesses they are unhappy with. With signs in hand, more than three dozen workers and supporters quietly marched into the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton...
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Edward Crawford Jr., returns a tear gas canister fired by police who were trying to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Mo.
Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File
March 17, 2019 - 10:47 am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation...
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Demonstrators drag the body of a fellow protester toward police, as a form of protest after police shot into the crowd in which he died, during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise near the presidential palace in Po
Dieu Nalio Chery/AP Photo
February 18, 2019 - 4:39 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations by tens of thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise over skyrocketing prices that have more than doubled for...
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A demonstrator carries a French flag as yellow vest demonstrators are hit by tear gas during clashes in Lyon, central France, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019.
AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani
January 27, 2019 - 9:46 am
PARIS (AP) — French police are investigating how a prominent yellow vest protester suffered a dramatic eye injury in Paris, as well as other protest-related injuries. Violence by protesters and the sometimes-aggressive police response have prompted a national debate since the anti-government...
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Anti-government protesters run during clashes with security forces as they show support for an apparent mutiny by a national guard unit in the Cotiza neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.
AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos
January 21, 2019 - 3:51 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela plunged deeper into turmoil on Monday as security forces put down a pre-dawn uprising by national guardsmen that triggered violent street protests and the Supreme Court outlawed the opposition-controlled congress' defiant new leadership. Socialist party chief...
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Kinshasa residents celebrate in Kinshasa Thursday Jan. 10, 2019, after learning that opposition presidential candidate Felix Tshisekedi had been declared the winner of the elections.
AP Photo/Jerome Delay
January 09, 2019 - 10:01 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won the long-delayed presidential election, the electoral commission announced early Thursday, as the vast country braced for possible protests over alleged rigging. Tshisekedi, who received more than 7 million votes, or 38 percent...
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Congolese participate in a mock voting in the Eastern Congolese town of Beni Sunday Dec. 30, 2018.
AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro
December 30, 2018 - 10:14 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — They were barred from voting in Congo's presidential election. They voted anyway. On Sunday, thousands of men and women gathered in Beni to cast paper ballots they hoped that someone, somewhere, might take seriously. Last week, the electoral commission made the surprise decision...
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