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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Big global climate protests on Friday get union support

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend their support …


Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Hong Kong’s evolving protests: Voices from the front lines

On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, lifted a pair of binoculars …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

2 hurt when pickup drives through immigration protest

Rhode Island’s attorney general and state police launched investigations Thursday after a truck drove through a group protesting federal immigration policies at a detention center, which has since placed an …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

Mob violence marks 2nd day of protests at Hong Kong airport

Pro-democracy demonstrators severely crippled operations at Hong Kong’s international airport for a second day Tuesday, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights as the city’s pro-Beijing leader warned that the …


Walmart employees staging a walkout to protest gun sales

Dozens of white-collar Walmart employees are expected to walk out Wednesday afternoon to protest the retailer’s gun policies after shootings at two company stores left 24 people dead.


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Russian police arrest more than 1,000 in Moscow protest

Russian police cracked down fiercely Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting more than 1,000 who were protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the ballot …


China lashes out at Hong Kong protest targeting its office

China on Monday harshly criticized a weekend demonstration in which eggs were thrown at its office in Hong Kong, accusing the demonstrators of violence without mentioning a violent attack against …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign

A feeling of outrage is rippling across Puerto Rico as people say they’re fed up with neglect from Washington and the U.S. territory’s own government.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Deals, protests during Amazon Prime Day

This year, some used the high-profile event as a way to garner attention for their protests against Amazon.


Hawaii activists protesting over start of work on telescope

Hundreds of demonstrators are gathered at the base of Hawaii’s tallest mountain to protest the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Hundreds gather in Spokane to remember children who died in border detention centers

Hundreds of people gathered Friday evening to take part in Lights for Liberty Spokane: End Detention Camps, the local incarnation of a national day of remembrance for the immigrants who …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Wayfair workers protest contract with detention center

Employees at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair planned a walkout Wednesday to protest the company’s decision to sell $200,000 worth of furniture to a government contractor that runs a detention …


’Baby Trump’ blimp now a world traveler, rallying point

He was born in a London pub and now his clones are floating all over the U.S. – quite literally. President Donald Trump increasingly is being tailed and trolled by …


UK man fined for hurling milkshake at Brexiteer Nigel Farage

A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to community service for dousing pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage with a milkshake.


Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger Saturday by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China, but opponents of …


Hundreds detained in Moscow protest over journalist’s case

Hundreds of people were detained Wednesday as they marched in the Russian capital to protest what they called police fabrications in the wake of the arrest of an investigative journalist …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

Libraries plan Drag Queen Story Hour, attract debate

Story time at the Spokane Public Libraries doesn’t normally attract protesters, or counterprotesters for that matter. Both “500 Mom Strong” and “500 Drag Queen Strong” plan to attend the Drag …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 2:01 p.m.

Uber, Lyft drivers protest across the U.S., overseas

Some drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft turned off their apps Wednesday to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Spokane’s May Day March takes stand against local agencies working with border patrol

A group of protesters gathered Wednesday in Riverfront Park is calling on Spokane County officials to stop working with border patrol agents.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Protesters call for Inslee to veto measles vaccine bill

Governor Jay Inslee’s office receives an estimated 9,500 requests to veto the bill ending personal exemptions for the measles vaccine.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:08 p.m.

Protests slam Trump’s emergency declaration for border wall

Protesters converged in cities around the country Monday to decry President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to fund his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall.


With voodoo dolls, cookies Saints fans protest missed call

A New Orleans bakery is turning out thousands of cookies with a picture of a referee with a circle and slash mark across it in red icing.


Hundreds of IRS workers skip work, citing hardship

Hundreds of Internal Revenue Service employees have received permission to skip work during the partial government shutdown due to financial hardship, and union leaders said Tuesday they expect that number …


Boys school shuts down amid fallout over protest videos

A Kentucky boys’ school shut down its campus Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter involving white teenagers, …


Greek state school teachers clash with riot police in Athens

Protesting Greek school teachers have clashed with police in central Athens during a demonstration against government plans for hiring new teachers.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 1:32 p.m.

French police brace for New Year’s Eve unrest

France is deploying more than 147,000 security forces nationwide to gird for New Year’s Eve unrest as yellow vest protesters prepare to join the public revelry.


France: Unions urge work slowdowns by protest-weary police

After five straight weekends of disruptive and sometimes violent protests across France, police are taking a turn expressing anger at the French government.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Washington Women’s March group disbands amid anti-Semitism controversy at national level

The decision won’t affect plans for a downtown march next month in Spokane, which will mark the third year of the annual demonstration that grew out of concern over the …


Gatherings set to protest steelhead season closure

Steelhead fishing outfitters, guides and anglers from the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and Clearwater Valley have formed a Clearwater chapter of the Idaho River Community Alliance and are planning a protest and …