Blockades

Police arrest protesters as they block traffic on London's Oxford Circus, Thursday, April 18, 2019. The group Extinction Rebellion is calling for a week of civil disobedience against what it says is the failure to tackle the causes of climate change. (AP Photo/Vudi Xhymshiti)
April 18, 2019 - 1:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days said Thursday they plan to take their civil disobedience campaign to Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, at the start of the Easter holiday weekend. The Extinction Rebellion group said it would...
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Police officers patrol past a village of tents during a climate protest at Marble Arch in London, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The group Extinction Rebellion is calling for a week of civil disobedience against what it says is the failure to tackle the causes of climate change. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 16, 2019 - 1:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — Police say they have arrested more than 200 people after climate change protesters blocked major bridges and intersections in central London, bringing traffic to a standstill. The group Extinction Rebellion is organizing several weeks of civil disobedience against what it says is the...
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A skeleton is carried past the Winston Churchill statue as demonstrators take part in a 'Funeral Procession' during a climate protest in Parliament Square in London, Monday, April 15, 2019. Extinction Rebellion have organised a nationwide week of action, they are calling for a full-scale Rebellion to demand decisive action from governments on climate change and ecological collapse. They plan to engage in acts of non-violent civil disobedience against governments in capital cities around the world.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 16, 2019 - 5:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Police say they have arrested more than 100 people after climate change protesters blocked major bridges and intersections in central London, bringing traffic to a standstill. The group Extinction Rebellion is organizing a week of civil disobedience against what it says is the failure...
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Juan Guaidó, opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, sits on a boat with staff members before crossing Maracaibo Lake to reach the town of Cabimas, Venezuela where he will lead a rally, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Guaidó was forced to take the boat in order to outmaneuver police roadblocks and reach throngs of supporters waiting to hear him speak. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 15, 2019 - 7:26 pm
MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has met obstacles at nearly every turn since he declared presidential powers in a bid to end socialist President Nicolas Maduro's rule, and his visit to this once-thriving oil center was no different. He was forced to take a boat...
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Medics and protester evacuate a wounded youth, who was shot by Israeli troops from near the fence of the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, while marking first anniversary of Gaza border protests east of Gaza City, Saturday, March 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of Palestinians on Saturday gathered at rallying points near the Israeli border to mark the first anniversary of weekly protests in the Gaza Strip, as Israeli troops fired tear gas and opened fire at small crowds of activists who approached the border fence. (AP Photo/Abdel kareem Hana)
March 31, 2019 - 12:26 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Militants fired five rockets from Gaza into Israel early Sunday, the Israeli military said, following a day of Palestinian mass protests along the Israel-Gaza perimeter fence. Four Palestinians, including three teen-agers, were shot dead and dozens were wounded by...
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Medics and protester evacuate a wounded youth, who was shot by Israeli troops from near the fence of the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, while marking first anniversary of Gaza border protests east of Gaza City, Saturday, March 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of Palestinians on Saturday gathered at rallying points near the Israeli border to mark the first anniversary of weekly protests in the Gaza Strip, as Israeli troops fired tear gas and opened fire at small crowds of activists who approached the border fence. (AP Photo/Abdel kareem Hana)
March 30, 2019 - 7:04 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Five rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel early Sunday, the Israeli military announced, following a day of mass protests that saw Israeli troops kill four Palestinians near the territory's border. The rocket attack threatens to undermine Egyptian-mediated...
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A protester hurls stones near the fence of the Gaza Strip border with Israel, marking first anniversary of Gaza border protests east of Gaza City, Saturday, March 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of Palestinians on Saturday gathered at rallying points near the Israeli border to mark the first anniversary of weekly protests in the Gaza Strip, as Israeli troops fired tear gas and opened fire at small crowds of activists who approached the border fence. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
March 30, 2019 - 6:48 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on protests at Gaza border with Israel (all times local): 1:45 a.m. The Israeli military says five rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip and landed in open areas in the south of the country. No casualties were reported. No Palestinian group claimed...
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A masked protester waves his national flag near the fence of the Gaza Strip border with Israel, marking first anniversary of Gaza border protests east of Gaza City, Saturday, March 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered Saturday at rallying points near the Israeli border to mark the first anniversary of weekly protests in the Gaza Strip, as Israeli troops fired tear gas and opened fire at small crowds of activists who approached the border fence. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
March 30, 2019 - 5:44 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied in the Gaza Strip on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of their mass protests along the Israeli border, and Israeli police fired at some who approached the border fence, killing at least three young protesters...
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Relatives mourn over the body of 21-year-old Palestinian, Mohammed Saad, at the family home during his funeral in Gaza City, Saturday, March 30, 2019. Gaza's Health Ministry says Saad was shot dead by Israeli forces near the fence with Israel, hours before an expected mass protest there. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
March 30, 2019 - 4:29 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on protests at Gaza border with Israel (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Gaza's health officials say another Palestinian teenage boy has succumbed to wounds sustained in east Gaza Strip. Belal al-Najjar, 17, was killed by an Israeli gunshot at one of five protest...
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A masked protester waves his national flag near the fence of the Gaza Strip border with Israel, marking first anniversary of Gaza border protests east of Gaza City, Saturday, March 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered Saturday at rallying points near the Israeli border to mark the first anniversary of weekly protests in the Gaza Strip, as Israeli troops fired tear gas and opened fire at small crowds of activists who approached the border fence. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
March 30, 2019 - 4:11 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied in the Gaza Strip on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of their mass protests along the Israeli border, as the territory's Hamas leaders largely restrained the crowds ahead of a hoped-for cease-fire deal. Demonstrators...
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