Protests and demonstrations

Police officers hold a banner reading in Portuguese "Respect, dignity and appreciation" during a protest in Lisbon, Portugal, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Thousands of off-duty Portuguese police officers are marching through Lisbon in a protest over pay and working conditions. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
November 21, 2019 - 10:36 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Thousands of off-duty Portuguese police officers are marching through Lisbon in a protest over pay and working conditions. Organizers said they expected more than 10,000 police from across the country to attend the demonstration Thursday. Uniformed police, including riot...
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Demonstrators try to extinguish a protester who has caught fire, during clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-Government protesters, in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Iraqi officials said several protesters were killed as heavy clashes erupt in central Baghdad. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 21, 2019 - 10:32 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Three people died and 24 were wounded in renewed clashes in central Baghdad between anti-government demonstrators and security forces, bringing the death toll for the day to seven, Iraqi security and hospital officials said Thursday. The clashes, the deadliest in recent days, erupted...
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Lara, center, the wife of Alaa Abou Fakher, a man killed by a Lebanese soldier on Tuesday night protests in southern of Beirut, mourns with other relatives as they wave Lebanese flags over his body, during his funeral in Choueifat neighborhood, Lebanon, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. For nearly a month, the popular protests engulfing Lebanon have been startlingly peaceful. But the death of the 38-year-old father by a soldier, the first such fatality in the unrest, points to the dangerous, dark turn the country could be heading into. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
November 21, 2019 - 10:07 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese soldier who shot and killed a protester in Beirut last week was charged Thursday by a military prosecutor with murder, state-run National News Agency said. The agency said a colonel who was on the scene with the soldier at the time was also charged. The soldier could get a...
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November 21, 2019 - 9:59 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Protesters in Bosnia have rallied outside the government building in Sarajevo after an opposition lawmaker published shocking photos of special needs children tied to beds and radiators in a nearby government facility. The protest Thursday by 1,000 people...
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Anti-government protesters stage a sit-in on the Ahrar Bridge, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Iraqi security officials said Wednesday that at least 27 protesters have been wounded in renewed clashes overnight in central Baghdad. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 21, 2019 - 9:32 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Iraqi officials say three protesters have been killed as heavy clashes erupt in central Baghdad, bringing the total death toll for the day to 7 following fighting earlier in the day. Security and medical...
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A protester is wheeled on a stretcher by first aid personnel as they leave the Polytechnic University campus in Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. A small group of protesters refused to leave Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the remnants of hundreds who took over the campus for several days. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
November 21, 2019 - 7:48 am
HONG KONG (AP) — More than 20 protesters inside a Hong Kong university campus surrendered to police on Thursday as the city’s largest pro-Beijing political party urged voters to “kick out the black force” in upcoming elections seen as a key gauge of public support for anti-government demonstrations...
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Traffic passes a building that was set ablaze during recent protests over government-set gasoline prices rises, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The demonstrations struck at least 100 cities and towns, spiraling into violence that saw banks, stores and police stations attacked and burned. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
November 21, 2019 - 7:22 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Six conservationists working to save the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah have been sentenced to prison on internationally criticized espionage charges in Iran, activists said Thursday, even as protests and unrest continue in parts of the country amid a...
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A protester is wheeled on a stretcher by first aid personnel as they leave the Polytechnic University campus in Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. A small group of protesters refused to leave Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the remnants of hundreds who took over the campus for several days. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
November 21, 2019 - 7:11 am
HONG KONG (AP) — More than 20 protesters inside a Hong Kong university campus surrendered to police on Thursday as the city’s largest pro-Beijing political party urged voters to “kick out the black force” in upcoming elections seen as a key gauge of public support for anti-government demonstrations...
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A protester is wheeled on a stretcher by first aid personnel as they leave the Polytechnic University campus in Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. A small group of protesters refused to leave Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the remnants of hundreds who took over the campus for several days. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
November 21, 2019 - 5:04 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A small but determined group of protesters remained holed up Thursday inside a Hong Kong university campus as the city’s largest pro-Beijing political party urged voters to “kick out the black force” in upcoming elections seen as a key gauge of public support for anti-government...
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Hongkongers hold up their hands to represent their five demands and a United States flag as they chant "Pass the bill, save Hong Kong" at the IFC mall in Hong Kong Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Pressure ratcheted up on Hong Kong as the U.S. Congress approved legislation late Wednesday to sanction officials who carry out human rights abuses and require an annual review of the favorable trade status that Washington grants Hong Kong. Another bill bans export of tear gas and other non-lethal tools to Hong Kong, (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 21, 2019 - 4:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday demanded President Donald Trump veto legislation aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong and renewed a threat to take “strong countermeasures” if the bills become law. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act...
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