Stories tagged: protests
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Brazil president revokes order deploying troops in capital
Brazil’s president on Thursday canceled an order to deploy the military to the streets of the capital after criticism that the move was excessive and merely an effort to hold …
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Seattle passes ordinance to allow recording of police
People in Seattle now have a legal right to record encounters between the police and civilians.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Russia’s Putin pledges to send food to Venezuela
Russia is pledging to send several thousand tons of wheat to Venezuela on a monthly basis, potentially helping alleviate the troubled South American country’s food crisis and further tightening relations …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
More killed, hundreds injured in Venezuela protests
Chaos erupted in Venezuela this week during another round of protests against the socialist government, with buildings set afire, tear gas canisters lobbed back and forth, and at least three …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Venezuelans again shut down capital to protest government
Protesters are hauling folding chairs, beach umbrellas and coolers onto main roads for a national sit-in.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Republicans face wrath over health care vote
Republican lawmakers across the country have faced crowds of angry constituents after they returned home to try to justify their votes on the Republican health care bill last week.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Venezuelans again take to streets as death toll jumps to 37
Students held demonstrations across Caracas Thursday as a two-month-old protest movement that shows no signs of letting up claimed more lives.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Venezuela’s Maduro starts constitution rewrite amid protests
Thousands of protesters were met with plumes of tear gas in Venezuela’s capital Wednesday, just miles from where President Nicolas Maduro delivered a decree kicking off a process to rewrite …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Gay activists detained in Russia at protest against torture
Russian police have detained several gay rights activists in St. Petersburg during a protest against the reported abuse of homosexuals in Chechnya.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Russian rallies urge Putin not to run again; dozens arrested
Under the slogan “I’m fed up,” demonstrators urging Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term rallied in cities across Russia on Saturday. Dozens were arrested in St. Petersburg …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Venezuelans march to prison to demand freedom for activists
Hundreds of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are marching to a military prison outside Caracas to demand the release of Leopoldo Lopez and other jailed activists they consider political prisoners.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
U.S. colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest
Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Venezuelans shut down roads and highways in protest
Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, worked on math homework and played cards on main roads around Venezuela Monday as part of a sit-in against the government.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Venezuela seizes a General Motors plant amid antigovernment protests
Venezuelan authorities seized a General Motors plant Wednesday, an unexpected move that appeared aimed at provoking U.S. authorities and distracting attention from intensifying protests against President Nicolas Maduro.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Tax Day demonstrators in US take on Trump, his supporters
Thousands of sign-waving, chanting protesters have marched through streets across America demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns so the public can examine his business ties and determine …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Russia blocks app used to organize protests
Russia has banned the use on its territory of a smartphone app widely used like a walkie-talkie to organize demonstrations and other gatherings.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Police fire tear gas in Venezuela protest clashes
Venezuelan police fired tear gas Monday at an opposition march led by deputies of the National Assembly against Supreme Court justices they accused of carrying out a coup.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
South Africans protest Zuma as country downgraded to junk
Tens of thousands of South Africans demonstrated peacefully Friday in a national outpouring of anger at their scandal-tainted president, and a second agency lowered the country’s credit rating to junk …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Russian prosecutors move to block online calls for protests
Russian prosecutors moved Friday to block calls on social networks for more street protests in Moscow and other Russian cities following a wave of rallies that have cast a new …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Few people allowed to enter Portland City Council meeting
City officials say tightened security measures made the latest Portland City Council meeting run more smoothly.
Fri., March 10, 2017, midnight
Goodman/Moynihan: Women engaged, enraged, organized
The women of the world and their male allies are judging Trump not on his words but on his deeds.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
‘Black snake prophecy’ at center of Dakota oil pipeline battle
Citing religious rites and the dark prophecy of a “terrible black snake” that will bring harm to its people, a Sioux Indian tribe returned to court Tuesday in an 11th-hour …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 7:33 a.m.
Trump blames Obama for protests: ‘I think he’s behind it’
President Donald Trump said he believes that predecessor Barack Obama is riling up protesters against his administration and that Obama’s “people” may be the source of unflattering national-security leaks to …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers calls on Reichert to talk safety with lawmakers amid protests
The decision to limit the number of people allowed to enter Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ downtown Spokane office should not be seen as an effort to reduce political discussion, her …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 7 p.m.
Anti-Trump protests complicate start of his presidency
Scrappy as ever, Donald Trump on Monday dismissed polls showing low approval ratings as “fake news.” But whatever his opinion, active opposition to his go-it-alone presidency appears to be widening.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Trump travel ban sows chaos at airports, outrage at protests
President Donald Trump’s immigration order sowed more chaos and outrage across the country Sunday, with travelers detained at airports, panicked families searching for relatives and protesters registering opposition to the …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Portland Trump protesters burn flags; 1 shot in Seattle
Police used incendiary devices to disperse a crowd in Portland and a man was shot and critically wounded in Seattle as protests Friday against the inauguration of President Donald Trump …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Trump protesters gather at Washington Capitol in Olympia
While Donald Trump was sworn in at the U.S. Capitol, protesters gathered on the steps of the Washington Capitol.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Violent protests resume near Trump inauguration site
Police deployed pepper spray and made numerous arrests in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president. Spirited demonstrations unfolded …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Thousands tell Washington lawmakers to spend more on schools
Some 5,500 demonstrators fill the Capitol steps to demand more money for public schools.