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UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

6 hurt by fireworks amid Hong Kong protests on riot charges

Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting.


French premier holds talks after violent protests in Paris

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with political rivals Monday in a bid to ease protesters’ anger after facing widespread criticism following violent anti-government protests that rocked Paris.


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018

Haiti suspends fuel price hike after protesters riot

The Haitian government suspended a fuel price hike Saturday hours after demonstrators attacked a Best Western Premiere hotel in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods of the capital.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017

Last Kerner Commission member haunted, hopeful on race in U.S.

Nearly 50 years after the Kerner Commission studied the causes of deadly riots in America’s cities, its last surviving member says he remains haunted that its recommendations on U.S. race …


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017

Authorities identify man who died in ‘92 Los Angeles riots

After more than 25 years, authorities on Friday identified the last of the 53 people killed during the 1992 riots in Los Angeles.


25 years after LA riots, vigil honors Rodney King and other victims

When an angry mob erupted in violence across Los Angeles 25 years ago this week, two names were commonly invoked by those in the streets. One is well-known: Rodney G. …


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017

21 arrested as punches and smoke bombs fly at Trump rally in Berkeley

Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators and counterprotesters clashed Saturday at a “Patriots Day” rally in Berkeley, the third time the groups engaged in violent confrontations on city streets in recent months.


Riots erupt in Sweden’s capital just days after President Trump comments

Just two days after President Donald Trump provoked widespread consternation by seeming to imply, incorrectly, that immigrants had perpetrated a recent spate of violence in Sweden, riots broke out in …


Ex-Milwaukee officer charged in fatal shooting of black man

Prosecutors charged a Milwaukee police officer Thursday with killing a black man in August, alleging the man had thrown his gun away and was unarmed when the officer fired the …


Rubber bullets and fear: Trump protesters flood streets anew

PORTLAND, Ore. – From New York to Illinois to California, in red states as well as blue, protesters decrying Donald Trump’s election spent another night overtaking highways, smashing store windows, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 23, 2016

Clinton postpones visit to Charlotte

Hillary Clinton’s campaign says she has decided to postpone her planned trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday after hearing from community leaders.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 16, 2015

Civil rights icon James Meredith brings message to Idaho from Mississippi

Civil rights activist James Meredith visits Northern Idaho in his continuous pursuit of equal rights for all


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2015

State of emergency declared in Baltimore with 15 police officers injured in riots

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who …


Spain suspends riot control exports to Venezuela

MADRID (AP) — Spain has indefinitely suspended the export of riot control equipment to Venezuela’s government following weeks of unrest there which have seen an increase in violence as police …


32 police officers injured in Belfast riots

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland’s police commander says 32 officers have been wounded and reinforcements are arriving from Britain to combat rioting by Protestant extremists inspired by the …


U.S. ponders U.K. unrest

A black man killed by police. Mobs of looters. Cities charred and shaken. The riots in London mirror some of the worst uprisings in modern U.S. history. And there are …


Riots spread in London

LONDON — Violence and looting spread to new areas of London on Monday — and to a second major British city — as police and politicians struggled to contain the …