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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Russian crackdown on protesters seen as intimidation tactic

MOSCOW – In just a few days, Sergei Abanichev was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a crime that could keep him behind bars for up to eight years …


Hong Kong police storm subway with batons as protests rage

Protesters in Hong Kong throw gasoline bombs at government headquarters and set fires in the street; police storm a subway car and hit passengers with batons and pepper spray.


Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

Sudan’s pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council signed a document early Wednesday that outlines a power-sharing deal, but the two sides are still at work on a more contentious …


Sudan prosecutors charge al-Bashir with killing protesters

Sudanese prosecutors have charged ousted President Omar al-Bashir with involvement in killing protesters and incitement to kill protesters during the uprising that drove him from power last month, state news …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 1:26 p.m.

McConnell says Senate ‘not broken’ after Kavanaugh fight

Picking up the pieces after a contentious nomination battle, the Senate’s majority leader said Sunday that the chamber won’t be irreparably damaged by the wrenching debate over sexual misconduct that …


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 10:16 a.m.

Protesters take apartment that put Brazil ex-leader in jail

More than 100 members of a homeless movement on Monday took over the beachfront apartment that sits at the center of the corruption case against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Protesters sue Portland over clashes with police

Six activists filed lawsuits Thursday against the city of Portland, asserting they were roughed up by police at various protests.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

US marches for women’s rights slam Trump, encourage voting

Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump’s views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women’s rights on Saturday, the …


Lawsuit filed by Dakota Access protesters to proceed

An appeals court ruled Tuesday that a federal judge in North Dakota was correct in not barring police from using harsh methods against Dakota Access pipeline protesters.


Striking protesters disrupt roads, trains in Catalonia

Pro-independence protesters blocked roads and stopped commuter trains Wednesday in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia as part of a general strike to protest the jailing of ousted Catalan government officials …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:53 p.m.

7 arrests outside Yiannopoulos’ speech at California college

Several dozen protesters have gathered Tuesday night and at least one fight has broken out at a Southern California college before a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, whose speeches at other …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Kenya’s vote dispute simmers, though opposition areas calmer

Kenyan opposition areas were calmer Saturday, a day after the country’s election commission postponed voting in four restive counties where deadly clashes between police and protesters have occurred. It was …


DeVos fundraising visit draws hundreds of protesters

An appearance from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at a dinner for a conservative think tank in Bellevue Friday drew hundreds of protesters.


DeVos met by protesters at Harvard speech on school choice

Students at Harvard University staged a protest Thursday as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered an address on school choice.


ACLU sues St. Louis over treatment of protesters

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis on Friday over what it called “unlawful and unconstitutional action” during demonstrations that followed …


Berkeley closes streets, police align for conservative talk

Police in riot gear ringed the campus of the University of California, Berkeley and surrounding streets Thursday, helping to keep the peace as hundreds of protesters gathered outside a venue …


19 indicted for attacking protesters during Erdogan U.S. visit

A total of 19 people, including 15 identified as Turkish security officials, were indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in the U.S. capital for attacking protesters in May 2017 during …


House Speaker Paul Ryan visits Idaho to fundraise for GOP

House Speaker Paul Ryan made his first official visit to Idaho as sitting speaker.


Goodman: Health care is a life-or-death issue

Where are the protesters voices? Instead, the networks turn to the same circle of pundits who know so little about so much, focusing only on the Democratic/Republican divide in Congress.


Harrop: Trump as Caesar: They protest too much

I’m not taking bets that either side will sit down and read the play. But that could help any interested parties decide for themselves whether the presentation was unfair, unbalanced …


Pepsi says it’s pulling widely mocked ad

Pepsi is pulling an ad that has been widely criticized for appearing to trivialize protests for social justice causes. It said it was “removing the content and halting any further …


Dana Milbank: Republican leaders on the run

As recent town hall meetings of GOP Reps. Jason Chaffetz, Utah, Tom McClintock, Calif., Gus Bilirakis, Fla., Diane Black, Tenn., and others turn into well-publicized tongue lashings, their colleagues are …


North Dakota emergency officials: We won’t let pipeline protesters freeze

The head of North Dakota’s emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some …


Anti-Trump demonstrators say nationwide protests are ‘just a taste of things to come’

They’re angry. They’re afraid. They’re upset that Donald Trump is going to be their next president. But many of the protesters who took to the streets in cities across the …


Debra J. Saunders: Civics lesson needed in San Jose

For his trouble, Hernandez was called names, beaten and bloodied. For dessert, he got to hear politicians suggest it was the fault of his candidate that thugs beat him up.


Bill Clinton says he regrets scolding protesters at wife’s rally

A day after a heated exchange with protesters, Former President Bill Clinton is offering a near-apology for his behavior at a campaign event for his wife, Hillary Clinton.


Protesters block main road to Trump rally

PHOENIX – Protesters blocked a main highway leading into the Phoenix suburb Saturday where Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was preparing to hold a campaign rally alongside Arizona’s revered Sheriff …


Medic: At least 70 protesters killed in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine — Fearing that a call for a truce was a ruse, protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraine’s embattled capital. Government snipers shot back …


Riot police move in against Kiev protest camp

KIEV, Ukraine — Using water cannons and stun grenades, Ukrainian riot police moved in against the sprawling protest camp in the center of Kiev late Tuesday after nine people were …


Texas abortion bill falls after challenge

AUSTIN, Texas — Despite barely beating a midnight deadline, hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country.