Protests and demonstrations

This Feb. 8, 2013 file photo shows pro-gun demonstrators at a rally outside the state Capitol in Salem, Ore. Organizers are encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded weapons to rallies at state capitols across the U.S. this weekend of April 14, 2018, to counter a recent wave of student-led protests against gun violence. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper, File)
April 12, 2018 - 11:17 am
Organizers are encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded rifles to rallies at state capitols across the U.S. this weekend, pushing back against a wave of student-led gun violence protests that some see as a threat to the Second Amendment. A group called the National Constitutional...
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April 12, 2018 - 6:09 am
PARIS (AP) — Organizers of the Cannes Film Festival say new films by Spike Lee and Jean-Luc Godard will be among the competitors for the Palme d'Or next month. Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" will open in theaters on Aug. 10, the one-year anniversary of the violent protests in Charlottesville,...
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Lawyers and magistrates hold a placard with a portrait of French President Emmanuel Macron during a demonstration as part of a nation wide day of protest against a government draft law on Justice, in Paris, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
April 12, 2018 - 5:38 am
PARIS (AP) — Train workers, hospitals staff, students, retirees, lawyers and magistrates: they are all protesting the way President Emmanuel Macron's government is changing France. Macron is appearing on national television Thursday to respond to the daily concerns of the French and defend his...
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Nanette Swanson pauses as she listens to another teacher at Tuscano Elementary School talk about the hardships of low pay as teachers, parents and students stage a "walk-in" for higher pay and school funding Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Phoenix. Teachers gathered outside Arizona schools to show solidarity in their demand for higher salaries staging "walk-ins" at approximately 1,000 schools that are part of a statewide campaign for a 20 percent raise and more than $1 billion in new education funding. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 11, 2018 - 2:36 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Thousands of Arizona teachers gathered outside their schools Wednesday wearing red shirts, chanting and carrying protest signs to show solidarity in their demand for higher salaries and better overall school funding from the state. They gathered before classes started for "walk-ins"...
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Arizona teachers march in protest of their low pay and school funding in front of a local radio station waiting for Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to show up for a live broadcast Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Phoenix. Arizona teachers are threatening a statewide walkout, following the lead of educators in other states. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 11, 2018 - 11:00 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Teachers wearing red shirts, chanting and carrying protest signs protested outside Arizona schools Wednesday to show solidarity in their demand for higher salaries. "Walk-ins" planned at approximately 1,000 schools statewide are part of a grassroots movement pushing for a 20 percent...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 27, 2018 file photo, Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn, right, talks to attendees of a meeting to discuss the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, at the Sacramento City Hall in Sacramento, Calif. Police have issued their first written policy on when officers can turn off body cameras after two officers muted their microphones following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in his grandparents' backyard. The policy announcement came as Hahn was set to respond to city council members' questions about police department polices at a special city council meeting Tuesday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 11, 2018 - 12:05 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento police have issued their first written policy on when officers can turn off body cameras after two officers muted their microphones following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in his grandparents' backyard, and promised Tuesday to release more video...
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Teachers and supporters continue their walk circling the state Capitol as protests continue over school funding, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Oklahoma City. Leaders of Oklahoma's largest teacher's union have demanded a repeal of a capital gains tax exemption and for the governor to veto a repeal of a proposed lodging tax as they push for more education funding in massive demonstrations at the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 10, 2018 - 5:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers who have organized to push for big raises and a restoration of school funding are threatening a statewide walkout, following the lead of educators across the country, including Oklahoma where schools have been closed for more than a week. Leaders for a new grassroots...
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Mourners carry the body of Palestinian cameraman who was shot and killed, Friday by Israeli troops while covering a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, during his funeral in Gaza City, Saturday, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
April 10, 2018 - 2:01 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister said Tuesday that a well-known Gaza journalist who was killed by Israeli gunfire over the weekend was a member of Hamas, an allegation denied by the Islamic militant group and the journalist's family. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman provided no evidence...
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April 09, 2018 - 9:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" will open in theaters on the one-year anniversary of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists marched and a counterprotester was killed. Focus Features on Monday announced that Lee's newly retitled drama will be...
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April 09, 2018 - 5:37 am
PARIS (AP) — Some 2,500 French police tore down flaming barricades and fired tear gas at tenacious squatters Monday as they evacuated a protest camp erected nearly a decade ago to block construction of an airport. One police officer was hospitalized after being hit in the eye with a flare, but was...
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