Protests and demonstrations

People wear face masks to protect against the new coronavirus as they walk through a public park in Beijing, Saturday, May 2, 2020. China, where the pandemic began in December, reported one new infection and no deaths in the 24 hours through midnight Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 02, 2020 - 10:03 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Hundreds protest Oregon's stay-at-home order. —...
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In this December 2016, photo provided by Irene Monica Sanchez, is civil rights leader Bobby Lee Verdugo, left, and Chicano scholar Sanchez posing for a photo after Verdugo was honored at a diploma ceremony at Lincoln High School, in Los Angeles. Verdugo, one of the leaders of the 1968 East Los Angeles high school walkout to protest discrimination and dropout rates among Mexican American students, which triggered a movement across the American Southwest, died Friday, May 1, 2020. He was 69. (Courtesy of Irene Monica Sanchez via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 2:56 pm
Bobby Lee Verdugo, one of the leaders of the 1968 East Los Angeles high school walkout to protest discrimination and dropout rates among Mexican American students, which triggered a movement across the American Southwest, died Friday. He was 69. His daughter, Monica Verdugo, announced on Facebook...
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In this April 30, 2020, photo, protesters rally at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Gun-carrying protesters have been a common sight at some demonstrations calling for coronavirus-related restrictions to be lifted. But an armed militia’s involvement in an angry protest in the Michigan statehouse Thursday marked an escalation that drew condemnation and shone a spotlight on the practice of bringing weapons to protest. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
May 02, 2020 - 12:45 pm
Gun-carrying protesters have been a common sight at some demonstrations calling for coronavirus-related restrictions to be lifted. But an armed militia’s involvement in an angry protest in the Michigan statehouse Thursday marked an escalation that drew condemnation and shone a spotlight on the...
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Protesters rally outside Delaware's Statehouse on Friday, May 1, 2020, in Dover, Del., a demonstration organized by a group called Delawareans Against Excessive Quarantine to demand that Gov. John Carney lift restrictions he has imposed on businesses and individuals in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. A similar rally was held outside the state office building in Wilmington. Carney said the protesters had a right to express their opinion, but that he would have hoped they were more appreciative and supportive of what state officials have done in responding to the virus. (AP Photo/Randall Chase)
May 01, 2020 - 11:22 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Hawaii ready to move to Phase 2 after reducing rate...
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Los Angeles Police officers keep demonstrators off the street as people urge the reopening of businesses during the coronavirus pandemic in front of City Hall in Los Angeles Friday, May 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
May 01, 2020 - 8:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians weary of stay-at-home orders that have left millions unemployed staged displays of defiance Friday, with hundreds of flag-waving protesters gathering at the Capitol and along a famed Southern California beach, while a sparsely populated county on the Oregon...
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A humanoid robot Pepper wearing a face mask greets Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike at the lobby of a hotel for the new coronavirus COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms during a media preview in Tokyo Friday, May 1, 2020. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he planned to extend a state of emergency beyond the scheduled end of May 6 because infections are spreading and hospitals are overburdened. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 01, 2020 - 1:52 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ AIRLINES: The aviation industry is teetering on the edge as travel...
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A demonstrator, wearing a face mask for protection against coronavirus, gestures as he is pushed along with others into a police vehicle after being arrested by Turkish police officers during May Day protests in Istanbul, Friday, May 1, 2020. Police in Istanbul detained several demonstrators who tried to march toward Istanbul’s symbolic Taksim Square in defiance of the lockdown imposed by the government due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
May 01, 2020 - 7:19 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Police in Istanbul detained at least 15 people Friday, including trade union leaders who tried to stage a May Day march in defiance of a coronavirus lockdown and a ban on demonstrations at a historic square. The Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey, or DISK, tweeted...
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In this Thursday, April 30, 2020, photo, a street vendor waits for customers outside a shop closed due to the new coronavirus outbreak at Pasar Baru Shopping Center that is popular for its textiles products in Jakarta, Indonesia. May Day usually brings both protest rallies and celebrations rallies marking international Labor Day. This year it's a bitter reminder of how much has been lost for the millions left idle or thrown out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. Garment workers in Asia are among the hardest hit as orders dry up and shutdowns leave factories shuttered. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
May 01, 2020 - 1:54 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — May Day usually brings both protest rallies and celebrations rallies marking international Labor Day. This year, many in Asia are shut up at home, riding out the coronavirus pandemic. Among the ten of millions of people left idle or thrown out of work by the crisis,...
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A protester carries his rifle at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Thursday, April 30, 2020. Hoisting American flags and handmade signs, protesters returned to the state Capitol to denounce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-home order and business restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic while lawmakers met to consider extending her emergency declaration hours before it expires. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
April 30, 2020 - 11:55 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature refused Thursday to extend the state's coronavirus emergency declaration and voted to authorize a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's authority and actions to combat the pandemic. The governor, unfazed, responded with...
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Leaders of several opposition parties attend a protest during the curfew in front of the Serbian parliament building in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, April 30, 2020. Serbian opposition leaders gathered during an evening curfew to protest measures imposed by the populist authorities against the spread of the new coronavirus. Serbia's populist government in mid-March introduced some of the harshest measures in Europe, banning people over 65 years old from leaving their homes and imposing a daily and weekend curfews. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 30, 2020 - 2:59 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A group of Serbian opposition leaders on Thursday staged a protest during an evening curfew to voice their criticism of the populist government's measures against the new coronavirus. Also Thursday, thousands banged pots and blew whistles from their windows and balconies,...
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