Protests and demonstrations

In this photo made 27 April 2019, Polish actress Magdalena Cielecka aims a banana like a gun at her head to protest the removal of an art work from the National Museum in Warsaw that features a woman eating a banana with visible pleasure, which the conservative authorities say is obscene. wld (AP Photo/Dario Salina)
April 29, 2019 - 7:30 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's artists and opposition politicians are posting photos of themselves eating bananas in protest after the country's authorities called an artwork featuring the fruit obscene and removed it from a top national gallery. The 1973 video "Consumer Art," by prominent artist...
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Protesters chant against military rule and demand the prosecution of former officials, at the Armed Forces Square, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday April 28, 2019. Sudanese protest leaders held talks with the ruling military council on Sunday after the military condemned an attack on an Islamist party close to President Omar al-Bashir, who was removed from power and jailed earlier this month. (AP Photos/Salih Basheer)
April 29, 2019 - 4:04 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Islamists in Sudan who were allied with ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir say they have cancelled a planned rally for fear of violence from the protesters who drove him from power earlier this month. Ultraconservative preacher Abdel-Hay Youssef said in video posted on Facebook...
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Ibrahim al-Senoussi, a former aide to ousted President Omar al-Bashir, right, speaks at a press conference a day after a meeting of the Popular Congress Party, an Islamist party close to al-Bashir, was attacked by protesters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, April 28, 2019. The leader of the party says 64 members were wounded in clashes. (AP Photo)
April 28, 2019 - 2:43 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese protest leaders held talks with the ruling military council on Sunday after the military condemned an attack on an Islamist party close to President Omar al-Bashir, who was removed from power and jailed earlier this month. Dozens of protesters on Saturday surrounded...
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First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon issues a statement on Brexit and independence in the main chamber at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Wednesday April 24, 2019. Sturgeon says she wants to hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. by 2021 if Britain leaves the European Union, though she acknowledges she lacks the power to make it happen on her own. Scots voted against independence by 55% to 45% in a 2014 referendum billed as a once-in-generation poll. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
April 28, 2019 - 11:19 am
LONDON (AP) — British opposition leaders are pressuring the government to act on climate change after weeks of protests put the issue at the heart of political debate. Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday declared a "climate emergency" during her party's conference in Edinburgh, saying...
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A supporter of Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro, holds a sign that reads in Spanish "OAS Hypocrites, Criminals" during a government rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 27, 2019. The Trump administration has added Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza to a Treasury Department sanctions target list as it increases pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
April 27, 2019 - 4:03 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Saturday staged a rally to celebrate its split with a key regional forum, the Organization of American States. Supporters of Maduro attended the demonstration in the Venezuelan capital to denounce the 35-member OAS,...
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April 26, 2019 - 3:02 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Facing protests and concerned about losing the community's trust, Connecticut officials were unusually quick to release police body camera and surveillance videos of a shooting by two police officers, who opened fire on a young, unarmed couple in their car in New Haven last...
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A young boy points a camera he was playing with towards a new piece of street art believed to be by street artist Banksy on a wall where Extinction Rebellion climate protesters had set up a camp in Marble Arch, London, Friday, April 26, 2019. Extinction Rebellion ended its remaining blockades in London on Thursday evening with a closing ceremony, after disrupting the British capital for 10 days. The non-violent protest group is seeking negotiations with the government on its demand to make slowing climate change a top priority. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
April 26, 2019 - 12:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — Officials in London are trying to determine if a stenciled mural that appeared at a base camp for climate protests was created by the street artist Banksy. The mural is on a wall at Marble Arch, where the group Extinction Rebellion had an encampment for 10 days until Thursday and...
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Sudanese protesters rally in the capital Khartoum on Friday, April 26, 2019. Islamists in Sudan long allied with ousted president Omar al-Bashir’s regime called Friday for a rally to support military-backed Islamic rule in the face of alleged attempts by protesters to abolish it. (AP Photo)
April 26, 2019 - 10:53 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Islamists in Sudan long allied with ousted president Omar al-Bashir's regime called Friday for a rally to support military-backed Islamic rule in the face of alleged attempts by protesters to abolish it. Islamist preachers have been seeking to discredit protest leaders in...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Indianapolis to speak at the National Rifle Association annual meeting, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 26, 2019 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying once more to defend his remarks about racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump was asked Friday about his 2017 comments, when he said there were "very fine people on both sides" of a clash between white supremacists and anti-racist...
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People listen to speeches near the European Commission headquarters, background, during a protest by European trade unions in Brussels, Friday, April 26, 2019. Thousands of trade union demonstrators protested outside of European Union headquarters to demand better protection and working conditions in the wake of next month's EU-wide elections. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 26, 2019 - 7:38 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Thousands of trade union members protested outside European Union headquarters to demand better working conditions and protections for employees after next month's EU-wide elections. Union delegates from across many of the bloc's 28 nations gathered for the peaceful march in...
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