Protests and demonstrations

Susan Bro, left, mother of Heather Heyer is hugged by a supporter on the steps of the courthouse after a guilty verdict was reached in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Charlottesville General district court in Charlottesville, Va. Fields was convicted of first degree murder in the death of Heather Heyer as well as nine other counts during a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville . (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 08, 2018 - 5:36 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, a verdict that local civil rights activists hope will help heal a community still scarred by the violence and the racial tensions it...
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School children demonstrate in Paris, Friday Dec.7, 2018. Footage showing the brutal arrest of high school students protesting outside Paris is causing a stir ahead of further anti-government protests this weekend. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 07, 2018 - 5:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the protests in France (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Seven members of the "yellow vest" movement say they are satisfied after their meeting with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on the eve of anti-government protests that authorities fear could turn violent. One of...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, Armenian President Robert Kocharian talks to the media at a polling station in Yerevan, Armenia. An Armenian court has ruled that the nation's former president should be put in custody on charges linked to the dispersal of a 2008 protest. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)
December 07, 2018 - 2:55 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — An Armenian court on Friday put the nation's former president in custody on charges linked to a deadly police crackdown on a 2008 protest over alleged voting fraud. Robert Kocharian, 64, spent two weeks in jail last summer on charges of violating the constitutional order by...
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FILE - In this Nov.27, 2018 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron leaves after delivering a speech on 'The presentation of the strategy for ecology transition', at the Elysee Palace in Paris. As protests rage through France and Paris locks down fearing new riots, the man whose presidency unleashed the anger is nowhere to be seen. President Emmanuel Macron has stayed out of the public eye all week, leaving his unpopular government to try to calm the nation. Behind reads: Change together (Ian Langsdon, Pool via AP, File)
December 07, 2018 - 2:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — As anti-government protests rage through France and Paris locks down, fearing new riots, the man whose presidency has unleashed the anger is nowhere to be seen. French President Emmanuel Macron has stayed out of the public eye all week, leaving his unpopular government to try to calm...
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Mathilde Pouzet speaks during an interview with Associated Press in Villeneuve-La-Garenne, outside Paris, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Pouzet set out for Paris on Nov. 17 for her first protest with a grassroots movement that is now shaking France. She returned for the next two, braving tear gas and dodging violence. Three weeks later, she was blockading a fuel depot of gas giant Total, until dozens of police in riot gear cleared out her small group. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 07, 2018 - 8:30 am
VILLENEUVE-LA-GARENNE, France (AP) — With a yellow safety vest tied to her backpack, Mathilde Pouzet set out for Paris on Nov. 17 for her first protest with a grassroots movement that is now shaking France. She returned for the next two, braving tear gas and dodging violence. Three weeks later, she...
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Workers set up protection on shop windows on the Champs-Elysees avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 in Paris. Many shop owners across the French capital are getting ready for the violence, setting up walls with carton boards to protect their windows. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 07, 2018 - 7:08 am
PARIS (AP) — France was mobilizing tens of thousands of police officers and closing landmarks including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre as authorities warned that anti-government protests on Saturday could be even more violent than the ones that have crippled the country for weeks. "According to...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2018 file photo, demonstrators stand at a makeshift barricade set up by the "yellow jackets" protesters to block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France. Even proponents of carbon taxes acknowledge that an increase in fuel taxes can disproportionally hurt low-income people. Energy costs make up a larger portion of their overall expenses, so a fuel price increase eats up more of their paycheck and leaves with less to spend. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
December 06, 2018 - 10:57 am
PARIS (AP) — The "yellow vests" in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate...
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A group of demonstrators wearing their yellow vest occupy a traffic circle, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, outside La Mede oil refinery, near Martigues, southeastern France. Trade unions and farmers pledged Wednesday to join nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron, as concessions by the government failed to stem the momentum of the most violent demonstrations France has seen in decades. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
December 05, 2018 - 2:30 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on mass protests in France (all times local): 9:20 p.m. French protesters are welcoming President Emmanuel Macron's decision to scrap a fuel tax rise planned for next year — but say it may not be enough to contain public anger. Jacline Mouraud, one of the group's self-...
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A demonstrator wearing a yellow jacket reading " Macron give us the wealth tax" protests at the toll gates on a motorway at Biarritz southwestern France, Wednesday, Dec.5, 2018.The concessions made by French president Emmanuel Macron's government in a bid to stop the huge and violent anti-government demonstrations seemed on Wednesday to have failed to convince protesters, with trade unions and disgruntled farmers now threatening to join the fray.(AP Photo/Bob Edme)
December 05, 2018 - 1:02 pm
PARIS (AP) — Nationwide protests against French President Emmanuel Macron took on an even bigger dimension Wednesday after trade unions and farmers vowed to join the fray, unimpressed by government concessions that tried to stem the momentum of the most violent demonstrations France has seen in a...
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, left, with the help of the Mary and Don Miller family from Plainfield, Wis., flipped the switch to light the state Christmas Tree in the Capitol Rotunda, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. The Senate and Assembly are set to send dozens of changes in state law to Walker's desk Tuesday. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
December 04, 2018 - 10:43 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Demonstrators booed outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, at times drowning out a high school choir with their own songs in protest of a Republican effort to gut the powers of his Democratic successor. The governor, wearing a...
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