Political activism

October 17, 2019 - 5:26 am
LONDON (AP) — Angry commuters have scuffled with climate activists who climbed onto the roofs of trains, snarling services in the busy morning rush hours in the British capital. Television images showed at least one man reaching up and grabbing the leg of a protester on top of a Tube train,...
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An attendant shows an automotive product to a driver in front of a display with new fuel prices at a gas station in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The recent strike that paralyzed the Andean nation for almost two weeks, has left a gaping hole in Ecuador’s economy, this after President Lenin Moreno called back his elimination of fuel subsidies which provoked the violent protests. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
October 15, 2019 - 6:16 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Lenín Moreno survived the toughest political crisis of his presidency by negotiating an end to indigenous anti-austerity protests. Now he faces an even tougher challenge. Ten years of populist rule and a drop in oil prices have left Ecuador with a $64 billion public...
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Policemen in riot gear charge against protestors outside the Spanish Government Office in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 15, 2019 - 3:17 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Violent clashes erupted for a second consecutive night in Barcelona between police and protesters angry about the conviction of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders, as Spain launched an investigation Tuesday into an activist group organizing the protests. Thousands of people...
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Catalonia's former regional president Carles Puigdemont, fourth right, hold a banner with others during a protest in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019. New disruptions to Catalonia's transportation network on Tuesday followed a night of clashes between activists and police over the conviction of separatist leaders, as Spanish authorities announced an investigation into the group organizing the protests. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 15, 2019 - 9:46 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Catalan protests and politics (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Fugitive ex-Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has joined dozens of pro-Catalonia independence supporters in a protest outside the European Commission a day after the conviction of 12 colleagues in Spain for...
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A man waves an Estelada pro Catalonia independence flag during a protest in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. New disruptions to Catalonia's transportation network on Tuesday followed a night of clashes between activists and police over the conviction of separatist leaders, as Spanish authorities announced an investigation into the group organizing the protests. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 15, 2019 - 9:06 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on protests in Catalonia (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Convicted Catalan activist Jordi Cuixart says the politicians and activists sentenced for their roles in a 2017 push for Catalan independence will take their case to the European Court of Human Rights, claiming that the...
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Young people hold up signs in Catalan reading "Everybody to the airport" during protests in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 15, 2019 - 8:20 am
MADRID (AP) — New disruptions to Catalonia's transportation network on Tuesday followed a night of clashes between activists and police over the conviction of separatist leaders, as Spanish authorities announced an investigation into the group organizing the protests. Authorities said that three...
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Protesters block the roads leading to El Prat airport, outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced 12 prominent former Catalan politicians and activists to lengthly prison terms for their roles in a 2017 bid to gain Catalonia's independence, sparking protests across the wealthy Spanish region. The banners in the center read in Catalan "Freedom Political Prisoners" (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
October 14, 2019 - 12:48 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Police in riot gear have charged protesters blocking the entrance to Barcelona's international airport over the criminal convictions of a dozen politicians and activists who pushed for the...
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Protestors stand behind a banner reading in Catalan, "Freedom for Political Prisoners" at El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 14, 2019 - 11:17 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The former president of Spain's Catalonia region says the lengthy prison sentences the country's Supreme Court gave to 12 leaders of a push for independence are "unfair" and "inhumane."...
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Police officers stand by a doorway as protestors sit down blocking access to El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 14, 2019 - 9:36 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced 12 prominent former Catalan politicians and activists to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2017 bid to gain independence for Catalonia, sparking protests across the wealthy Spanish region. The landmark ruling, after a four-month trial...
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Protestors, one of them carrying an Estelada pro-independence flag, try to block access to El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 14, 2019 - 9:01 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 3 p.m. Police have clashed at Barcelona's airport with Catalans protesting the guilty verdict against 12 separatist leaders for their part in a 2017 failed secession bid. Catalan police in riot gear...
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