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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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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

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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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

‘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 …


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

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 …


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

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

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

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

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

Thousands tell Washington lawmakers to spend more on schools

Some 5,500 demonstrators fill the Capitol steps to demand more money for public schools.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017

Jennifer Holliday backs out of Trump inauguration gig

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week’s presidential inaugural following protests from her gay and black fans, further dimming the event’s already low celebrity …


Park service blocking Trump inauguration protests, lawyers say

Civil rights attorneys in Washington say they’ll take the National Park Service to court unless the agency grants permits to groups seeking to protest the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.


Mediators want Congo political crisis solved by Christmas

Mediators urged Congo’s president and opposition parties Wednesday to reach an agreement before Christmas on a peaceful settlement to the country’s political crisis, saying dozens already have been killed this …


Oil pipeline: Trump’s stock in company raises concern

President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump’s investments could affect any decision he makes on the …


Amy Goodman: Repression marks Africa’s last colony

The Sahrawis are in a protracted struggle for self-determination, and face terrible repression by Morocco.


The Latest: 300 attend Thanksgiving Day pipeline protest

About 300 opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline demonstrated on Thanksgiving Day in the North Dakota city of Mandan, about 50 miles north from where demonstrators have camped out for …


GOP senator to propose bill criminalizing “illegal protests”

A Republican state senator who campaigned for President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he plans to propose a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would take a firm stand against …


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 …