Protests and demonstrations

FILE - In this June 17, 2019, file photo, a man walks alone on normally busy road near the Legislative Council after protesters continue to protest against the extradition bill in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the city’s economy is being battered by months of increasingly violent protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
October 08, 2019 - 4:28 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's economy is languishing after months of increasingly violent protests, the city's embattled leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday. Lam, addressing reporters after a long weekend of more turmoil, said tourism arrivals were down by half and that hotels and retailers were...
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Climate change protestors from the Extinction Rebellion movement gather to demonstrate at Town Hall in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. In a series of protests also including Australian cities of Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, protestors are demanding much more urgent action against climate change. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
October 08, 2019 - 3:22 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Activists blocked major roads and demonstrated in Australian cities Tuesday in a second day of global protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement demanding more urgent actions to counter climate change. In Brisbane, protesters chained themselves to intersections in the...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu
October 08, 2019 - 2:30 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months "becomes so bad" but reiterated the government still hopes to resolve the crisis itself. Lam urged foreign critics to...
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Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook, left, grabs at James Harden as they joke around at the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball preseason game against the Shanghai Sharks, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
October 07, 2019 - 3:31 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The NBA put out one statement reacting to Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of the Hong Kong protest movement. Depending on which language it was read in, the league's words had very different meaning. A politically charged disagreement over Morey's tweet...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, second from left, attends the semifinal match between Argentina and France in the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing. The multibillion-dollar relationship between China and the NBA is strained right now in ways unlike any other since the league first began planting roots there three decades ago. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
October 07, 2019 - 1:16 pm
It wasn't even a month ago that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sat overlooking center court at an arena in Beijing, watching the gold-medal game at the World Cup with other basketball dignitaries. That night was all smiles. Silver's return to China later this week will be much different. The...
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A climate protestors sits outside Britain's Parliament in central London Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Extinction Rebellion movement blocked major roads in London, Berlin and Amsterdam on Monday at the beginning of what was billed as a wide-ranging series of protests demanding new climate policies. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 07, 2019 - 1:05 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked roads and staged demonstrations in big cities around the globe Monday, part of a wide-ranging series of protests demanding much more urgent action against climate change. Demonstrators stopped traffic in European cities...
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A street vendor sells coffee to the Iraqi Federal police as they deployed in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Iraq's prime minister on Monday ordered the police to replace the army in Sadr City, a heavily populated Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad where dozens of people were killed or wounded in weekend clashes stemming from anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 07, 2019 - 11:50 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister on Monday ordered the police to replace the army in a heavily populated Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad where dozens of people were killed or wounded in weekend clashes stemming from anti-government protests, the military said. Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi...
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Climate protestors block the Mall leading to Buckingham Palace, rear, central London Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked major roads in London, Berlin and Amsterdam on Monday at the beginning of what was billed as a wide-ranging series of protests demanding new climate policies. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 07, 2019 - 10:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on international climate protests (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Protesters have doused New York City's famous charging bull statue with fake blood as part of a protest against climate change. The group Extinction Rebellion staged the protest Monday at the bull statue near...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2011, file photo, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey discusses the direction of the team with the media during a basketball news conference, in Houston, after the decision to part ways with NBA basketball head coach Rick Adelman. Morey tried Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters, saying he did not intend to offend any of the team's Chinese fans or sponsors. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
October 07, 2019 - 1:14 am
BEIJING (AP) — Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tried Sunday to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters, saying he did not intend to offend any of the team's Chinese fans or sponsors. A short time after Morey...
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Protestors face police tear gas in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Shouting "Wearing mask is not a crime," tens of thousands of protesters braved the rain Sunday to march in central Hong Kong as a court rejected a second legal attempt to block a mask ban aimed at quashing violence during four months of pro-democracy rallies. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
October 06, 2019 - 10:27 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Two protesters have been charged with violating Hong Kong's new ban that criminalized the wearing of masks at rallies. The charges filed Monday are the first prosecution under the ban that took effect Saturday under sweeping emergency powers to quash rising violence in four months...
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