Protests and demonstrations

Kazakhstan's police officers detain a protester during a rally in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Local media say more than one hundred people have been detained at anti-government rallies in Kazakhstan. (AP Photo)
July 06, 2019 - 11:09 am
MOSCOW (AP) — More than one hundred people have been detained at anti-government rallies in Kazakhstan on Saturday amid a continuing wave of public discontent over a perceived orchestrated handover of power. Protests first rocked this Central Asian nation in the spring, when long-time President...
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Attendees take part in a rally by mothers in Hong Kong on Friday, July 5, 2019. Hong Kong's societal divide showed no sign of closing Friday as students rebuffed an offer from city leader Carrie Lam to meet and a few thousand mothers rallied in support of young protesters who left a trail of destruction in the legislature's building at the start of the week. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 05, 2019 - 8:00 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's political divisions showed no sign of closing as students rebuffed an offer from city leader Carrie Lam to meet and a few thousand mothers rallied in support of young protesters who left a trail of destruction in the legislature's building at the start of the week. "Don...
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A Sudanese woman celebrates in the streets of Khartoum after ruling generals and protest leaders announced they have reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body on Friday, July 5, 2019. The deal raised hopes it will end a three-month political crisis that paralyzed the country and led to a violent crackdown that killed scores of protesters. (AP Photo)
July 05, 2019 - 1:25 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council and its pro-democracy movement both welcomed a new power-sharing agreement reached Friday, raising hopes that the deal would end a three-month political crisis that has paralyzed the country and led to scores of deaths following a violent...
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July 05, 2019 - 5:59 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Thousands of Algerians took to the streets Friday to demand new democratic leadership and celebrate their country's hard-fought independence from colonial France. Amid extra-high security and resurgent anger at authorities, crowds wearing Algerian flags on their shoulders,...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, Sudanese protesters shout slogans as they march during a demonstration against the military council, in Khartoum, Sudan. An African Union envoy says Sudan's ruling military council and the country's pro-democracy movement have reached a power-sharing agreement, including a timetable for a transition to civilian rule. Mohammed el-Hassan Labat said early Friday, July 5, that both sides agreed to form a joint sovereign council that will rule the country for "three years or a little more." The sides agreed to five seats for the military and five for civilians with an additional seat going to a civilian with military background. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
July 04, 2019 - 10:51 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council and the country's pro-democracy movement have reached a power-sharing agreement, including a timetable for a transition to civilian rule, an African Union envoy said early Friday. Mohammed el-Hassan Labat said both sides agreed to form a joint...
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In this file photo taken Monday, July 1, 2019, a protester breaks the glass wall to enter the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, 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. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
July 04, 2019 - 7:40 am
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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In this file photo taken Monday, July 1, 2019, a protester breaks the glass wall to enter the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, 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. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
July 04, 2019 - 7:32 am
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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Damage to the Legislative Council following a break-in by protesters is seen during a media tour, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Hong Kong. Chinese characters read "No Extradition to China." (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
July 04, 2019 - 4:57 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker expressed fears Thursday that the situation could worsen after police announced the arrests of more than a dozen people following protests earlier this week. Legislative Council member Claudia Mo called on people to understand the frustration and...
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Damage to the Legislative Council following a break-in by protesters is seen during a media tour, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Hong Kong. Chinese characters read "No Extradition to China." (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
July 03, 2019 - 9:23 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Police said they had arrested 13 people after the protests on Monday's anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China, including one man accused of storming the legislature building in a break-in involving hundreds of pro-democracy protesters who vandalized offices and the main chamber...
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In this July 1, 2019, photo, pro-democracy lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting, right top, who tried to stop Hong Kong protesters from breaking into the legislature, Lam says China will likely use the vandalizing of the building as a reason to step up pressure on the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 03, 2019 - 8:14 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy lawmaker who tried to stop Hong Kong protesters from breaking into the legislature this week says China will likely use the vandalizing of the building as a reason to step up pressure on the Chinese territory. Democratic Party member Lam Cheuk-ting was one of at...
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