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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017

Thousands of protesters gather as Trump heads to his NY home

President Donald Trump went home to Trump Tower on Monday for the first time since his inauguration, with a throng of chanting protesters awaiting – but never seeing – him.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017

People from across Europe protest logging in Polish forest

Hundreds of people have gathered in an ancient forest in Poland to protest the widespread logging the government has ordered there.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017

Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, sending at least 26 others to hospitals …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017

Violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville

After a morning of violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters, police ordered hundreds of people out of a downtown park – putting an end to a noon rally …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

All-powerful Venezuelan assembly opens amid protests

Defying criticism from Washington to the Vatican, Venezuela’s ruling party on Friday installed a new super assembly that supporters promise will pacify the country and critics fear will be a …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

14 Saudi Shiites accused of staging protests now face execution

Munir al-Adam spends his hours alone in a Saudi prison, his mother says. He doesn’t know if it is day or night because he is kept mostly in a dark …


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017

Liberal groups plan protests around the country Saturday to save Obamacare

WASHINGTON – The bookend to a tumultuous week on Capitol Hill is scheduled to unfold Saturday evening on Freedom Plaza, where hundreds of people are expected to protest attempts to …


Goodman and Moynihan: Resistance to ACA repeal rolls on

The effort to kill Obamacare is not complete. Expect vigorous protests throughout August, led by the activists of ADAPT and their allies.


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017

Poles protest for eighth day over contentious judicial changes

Thousands of Poles are protesting for the eighth day over a plan by the ruling party that would drastically limit the independence of the judiciary.


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017

Three Palestinians, three Israelis killed in violence over holy site

Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land’s most contested shrine boiled over into violence on Friday that killed six people – three Palestinians in street clashes in Jerusalem and three …


Venezuela protesters block streets as general strike looms

Protesters have set up spontaneous roadblocks across Venezuela’s capital a day before a general strike planned by opponents of government plans to rewrite the constitution.


U.S. said to ready sanctions against top Venezuelans

The U.S. is poised to impose sanctions on Venezuela’s defense minister and several other top officials for human-rights violations, according to people with knowledge of the plan, who added that …


Peaceful protests mark end of G-20 summit hours after riots

Tens of thousands of peaceful protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg on Saturday, hours after masked rioters clashed with police, burned …


Parts of Hamburg ablaze as thousands of G-20 rioters clash with police

Police were struggling to contain violent protests late Friday as thousands of far-left rioters gathered in the city of Hamburg, where Germany is hosting the Group of 20 summit.


German police clash with protesters before G-20 summit

German police clashed with violent protesters Thursday in Hamburg a day ahead of the Group of 20 summit, using water cannons, pepper spray and batons to disperse marchers after some …


Evergreen faculty speaker: ‘No one should see this graduation as a return to normalcy’

There were plenty of signs that it was a Greener graduation at the Evergreen State College Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017

Demonstrators clash at Evergreen College

Protesters, counterprotests fill the square on Evergreen State College campus.


Dozens sent to jail for protest in Russia’s St. Petersburg

Two days after widespread anti-government rallies, protesters in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city, are facing a severe crackdown with local courts sending dozens of them to jail.


Woman seeks release before pipeline protest shooting trial

A woman accused of shooting at law officers during a protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants to get out of jail before her trial next month.


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

Authorities: Several demonstrators killed in Kabul protest

A demonstration in downtown Kabul turned violent Friday as police fired at rock-throwing protesters demanding better security in the Afghan capital in the wake of a powerful truck bomb attack …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

Protests, new climate pledges after Trump’s Paris pullout

Environmental campaigners protested Friday against President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, while nations around the world pledged to double down on …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017

Threat closes Evergreen State College after protests over race

Evergreen State College closed abruptly Thursday in response to a threat following a recent series of protests that have drawn national attention to student allegations of racism on the progressive …


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017

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

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

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 …


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 …


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.


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

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.


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 …