Political and civil unrest

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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French President Emmanuel Macron flanked by Elysee general secretary Alexis Kohler, left, holds a meeting at the Elysee presidential Palace, in Paris, Monday, March 18, 2019. Macron summoned top security officials Monday after police failed to contain resurgent rioting during yellow vest protests that transformed a luxurious Paris avenue into a battle scene. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
March 18, 2019 - 7:43 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron summoned top security officials Monday after police failed to contain resurgent rioting during yellow vest protests that transformed a luxurious Paris avenue into a battle scene. The prime minister promised to announce new measures later Monday to avoid...
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Police Officers stand in front of the court entrance prior the beginning of the trial against Alaa S. of Syria in the higher regional court in Dresden, Germany, Monday, March 18, 2019. The asylum seeker is accused together with now fugitive Iraqi asylum-seeker of having killed 35-year-old Daniel H. in Chemnitz on Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
March 18, 2019 - 6:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian asylum-seeker went on trial Monday in eastern Germany over the fatal stabbing in August of a German man that touched off far-right protests in the city of Chemnitz. Alaa S., whose last name wasn't given in line with German privacy laws, faces charges of manslaughter for the...
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March 17, 2019 - 10:36 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy has condemned Gaza's Hamas rulers for violently cracking down on popular protests over the past few days. Nickolay Mladenov said Sunday that he was especially alarmed by the "brutal beating" of journalists and human rights workers. Tahseen Astal,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014, file photo Edward Crawford Jr., returns a tear gas canister fired by police who were trying to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Six young men with connections to the Ferguson protests, including Crawford, have died, drawing attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister is at play. Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests and note that only two were homicides. But activists and observers remain puzzled and wonder if they'll ever get answers. Crawford fatally shot himself in May 2017 after telling acquaintances he had been distraught over personal issues, police said. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
March 17, 2019 - 9:47 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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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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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 17, 2019 - 8:10 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris is cleaning up one of the world's most glamorous avenues after resurgent rioting by yellow vest protesters stunned the nation. Luxury stores, restaurants and banks on the Champs-Elysees assessed damage Sunday after they were ransacked or blackened by life-threatening fires...
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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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Protesters gather outside the Prime Minister's office during an anti-government rally in Tirana, Albania, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Thousands of supporters of the center-right Democratic Party-led opposition have gathered on Saturday in front of Socialist Party's Prime Minister Edi Rama to demand his resignation, a transitory Cabinet without him that will prepare fresh elections. (AP Photo/ Hektor Pustina)
March 16, 2019 - 3:13 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian opposition supporters are holding a protest against the government which they accuse of being corrupt and linked to organized crime. Thousands of supporters of the center-right Democratic Party-led opposition have gathered on Saturday in front of Socialist Prime...
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