Protests

Protestors set fire on a street to prevent police from approaching in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
Vincent Yu/AP Photo
AP News
October 20, 2019 - 3:29 pm
Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally Sunday as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon.
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Hong Kong
Carolyn Kaster/AP
August 19, 2019 - 8:00 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully in the latest massive demonstration in the Chinese territory. The government of...
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 Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters Sunday as they marched from a packed park and filled a major road in Hong Kong.
Vincent Thian/AP Photo
August 18, 2019 - 12:01 pm
By Kelvin Chan and Yanan Wang HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets were turned into rivers of umbrellas on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain down a major road in the Chinese territory, where massive pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity...
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Protesters react to tear gas from Shum Shui Po police station in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
Vincent Yu/AP Photo
August 14, 2019 - 12:00 pm
By Vincent Thian and Yanan Wang, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong's airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous...
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Airport security personnel stand guard as travelers walk past protesters holding a sit-in rally at the departure gate of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019.
Vincent Thian/AP Photo
August 13, 2019 - 6:44 am
By Yanan Wang and Katie Tam, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters severely crippled operations at Hong Kong's international airport for a second day Tuesday, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights out of the city after demonstrators took over the terminals as part of their push...
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Protesters wave flags at the Hong Kong International Airport, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal Monday afternoon.
Kin Cheung/AP Photo
August 12, 2019 - 8:44 am
By Yanan Wang, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal Monday afternoon. Hong Kong International Airport said in a statement that the demonstration "seriously...
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Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez Garced, speaking with reporters in 2018.
Carlos Giusti/AP via CNN
August 07, 2019 - 9:02 pm
By Ray Sanchez, CNN (CNN) -- Puerto Rico's Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez Garced was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the third governor that the financially and politically troubled island has had in less than a week. Hours earlier, the highest court declared unconstitutional the governorship of...
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Protesters have marched in Old San Juan for days calling for the governor's resignation.
Jose Jimenez/Getty Images via CNN
July 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm
By Mayra Cuevas, Dakin Andone and Amir Vera, CNN (CNN) - - As thousands of people crowded the streets calling for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to step down, the president of Puerto Rico's House of Representatives created a special committee on Friday to advise him on whether the governor committed...
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Protesters in Hong Kong took over the legislature's main building Monday night, tearing down portraits of legislative leaders and spray painting pro-democracy slogans on the walls of the main chamber.
Kin Cheung/AP Photo, File
July 04, 2019 - 9:42 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — It was almost noon on Monday when hundreds of protesters outside Hong Kong's legislature voted to break in. Watching from the side, one protester disagreed. They were too few, 19-year-old Daisy Chan worried, and the police presence was heavy. As hours passed, thousands more...
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CNN
July 01, 2019 - 3:17 pm
By James Griffiths, Julia Hollingsworth, Ben Westcott and Eliza Mackintosh, CNN (CNN) - - On the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule, a large group of protestors smashed through glass doors and stormed the government headquarters. The dramatic July 1 events have marked a break from...
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