Protests and demonstrations

Uighurs and their supporters protest in front of the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations in New York, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group held demonstrations in cities around the world on Thursday to protest a sweeping Chinese surveillance and security campaign that has sent thousands of their people into detention and political indoctrination centers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 15, 2018 - 11:23 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group held demonstrations in cities around the world to protest a sweeping Chinese surveillance and security campaign that has sent thousands of their people into detention and political indoctrination centers. Overseas Uighur activists said they...
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March 15, 2018 - 2:59 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked state education officials to investigate reports that some New York schools prevented students from taking part in Wednesday's nationwide student walkout to protest gun violence. The Democrat sent a letter Thursday to Education Department Commissioner...
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FILE - Students at Roosevelt High School take part in a protest against gun violence Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Seattle. Politicians in Washington state are joining students who walked out of class to protest against gun violence. It was part of a nationwide school walkout that calls for stricter gun laws following the massacre of 17 people at a Florida high school. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)
March 15, 2018 - 5:21 am
They bowed their heads in honor of the dead. They carried signs with messages like "Never again" and "Am I next?" They railed against the National Rifle Association and the politicians who support it. And over and over, they repeated the message: Enough is enough. In a wave of protests one...
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Students from Ortiz Middle School march around their football field to commemorate the student and faculty victims of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting and to stand against gun violence in schools Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Santa Fe, N.M. (Gabriela Campos/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 8:51 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the nationwide student walkout to protest gun violence (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The walkouts protesting gun violence at schools across the country hit close to home for students who were attending a middle school in northern Nevada when tragedy hit their...
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FILE - Students at Roosevelt High School take part in a protest against gun violence Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Seattle. Politicians in Washington state are joining students who walked out of class to protest against gun violence. It was part of a nationwide school walkout that calls for stricter gun laws following the massacre of 17 people at a Florida high school. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)
March 14, 2018 - 8:12 pm
They bowed their heads in honor of the dead. They carried signs with messages like "Never again" and "Am I next?" They railed against the National Rifle Association and the politicians who support it. And over and over, they repeated the message: Enough is enough. In a wave of protests one...
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Sandy Shieh, center, a student at San Francisco's Lincoln High School holds a sign as she listens to speakers during a rally and march against gun violence at the Civic Center Plaza Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in San Francisco, one month after a deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 14, 2018 - 5:16 pm
They bowed their heads in honor of the dead. They carried signs with messages like "Never again" and "Am I next?" They railed against the National Rifle Association and the politicians who support it. And over and over, they repeated the message: Enough is enough. In a wave of protests one...
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Freshman Kennedi Lawson, 14, carries a sign as student walkout at Cherry Hill West High School in remembrance of those killed in the Parkland, Fla., shooting in Cherry Hill, N.J., on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. ( David Maialetti /The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 12:43 pm
Students hoisted "Stand United" signs. They chanted "''Hey, hey, ho, ho - the NRA has got to go" outside the White House. Others put 14 desks and 3 podiums in a circle to honor the students and faculty killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. These scenes played out across the country as students...
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Freshman Kennedi Lawson, 14, carries a sign as student walkout at Cherry Hill West High School in remembrance of those killed in the Parkland, Fla., shooting in Cherry Hill, N.J., on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. ( David Maialetti /The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 12:15 pm
Students hoisted "Stand United" signs. They chanted "''Hey, hey, ho, ho - the NRA has got to go" outside the White House. Others put 14 desks and 3 podiums in a circle to honor the students and faculty killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. These scenes played out across the country as students...
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Hundreds of students walk out of Midwood High School as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. It is the nation's biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month's massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
March 14, 2018 - 11:10 am
Young people in the U.S. walked out of school to demand action on gun violence Wednesday in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged since the massacre in Florida. More than 3,000 walkouts were planned across the country and around the world, organizers said. Students...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2017, file photo, Aztec High School students and area residents gather for a candlelight vigil in Aztec, N.M., after a shooting at the high school. While students across the country plan walkouts to protest gun violence, teens at the New Mexico high school still reeling after two classmates were gunned down in December by an armed intruder have organized a "walk-up" to help unify a campus with varied ideas on school safety. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
March 14, 2018 - 10:17 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the nationwide student walkout to protest gun violence (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Students were pouring out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as part of the nationwide school walkout against gun violence. The school was the site of...
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