Political and civil unrest

June 30, 2020 - 9:45 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Five Austin police officers are on paid administrative duty amid an investigation into the use of what authorities call “less lethal” force during May protests against police brutality and racial injustice, according to the police department. The investigation follows public...
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June 30, 2020 - 8:36 pm
ACKLEY, Iowa (AP) — An SUV carrying Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds hit a Black Lives Matter protester who was trying to block the vehicle Tuesday as she was leaving an event in northern Iowa, but the Iowa State Patrol blamed the protester and said there was little contact. The state patrol confirmed the...
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Police stand on the street beside a protest encampment surrounded by handmade signs and barricades outside City Hall, Friday, June 26, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
June 30, 2020 - 12:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers are holding a high-stakes debate on the city budget as activists demand a $1 billion shift from policing to social services and the city grapples with multibillion-dollar losses because of the coronavirus pandemic. The City Council was meeting Tuesday, with a...
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June 30, 2020 - 12:14 pm
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s interior minister on Tuesday stepped down in protest of an investigation against the economy minister in the procurement of medical equipment during the coronavirus outbreak. Ales Hojs said that the probe was politically motivated and directed against the...
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Pro-China supporters holding Chinese national flags, toast during a rally to celebrate the approval of a national security law for Hong Kong, in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Hong Kong media are reporting that China has approved a contentious law that would allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, sparking fears that it would be used to curb opposition voices in the semi-autonomous territory. A placard reads "Country secure, Hong Kong secure, the country prospects, the people at peace". (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 30, 2020 - 11:43 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China on Tuesday approved a contentious national security law for Hong Kong that takes direct aim at some of the actions of anti-government protesters last year, in a move many see as Beijing’s boldest yet to erase the legal firewall between the semi-autonomous territory and the...
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Financial union members wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus attend a rally against government's financial policy in front of the Financial Supervisory Service in Seoul, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 29, 2020 - 9:36 pm
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 43 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 from across the country as infections begin to spread beyond the greater capital area, which has been at the center of a virus resurgence since late May. The figures announced by South Korea’s Centers for Disease...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2020, file booking photo from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, is Steven Carrillo. A federal grand jury indicted Carrillo, an Air Force sergeant, for murder and attempted murder after he allegedly killed a federal security guard in Oakland, Calif., and wounded his partner, a federal judge said Monday, June 29, 2020. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler told Carrillo that the grand jury charged him in the indictment with first-degree murder of a person assisting an officer or employee of the United States and attempted murder of a person assisting an officer or employee of the U.S. (Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
June 29, 2020 - 8:31 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted an Air Force sergeant for murder and attempted murder after he allegedly killed a federal security guard in Northern California and wounded his partner amid protests against police brutality, a judge said Monday. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler...
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Armed homeowners standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house Sunday, June 28, 2020, in the Central West End of St. Louis. The protesters called for Krewson's resignation for releasing the names and addresses of residents who suggested defunding the police department. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
June 29, 2020 - 7:40 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A white couple who stood outside their St. Louis mansion and pointed guns at protesters support the Black Lives Matter movement and don't want to become heroes to those who oppose the cause, their attorney said Monday. Video posted online showed Mark McCloskey, 63, and his 61-year-...
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A car sits in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone following a shooting in Seattle early Monday, June 29, 2020. At least one man was killed and another was wounded early Monday morning when they were shot in the protest area known as CHOP, after driving the vehicle into the area. (AP Photo/Aron Ranen)
June 29, 2020 - 2:47 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was killed and and a younger teenager was wounded early Monday in Seattle's “occupied” protest zone — the second deadly shooting in the area that local officials have vowed to change after business complaints and criticism from President Donald Trump. The violence...
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June 29, 2020 - 10:52 am
A group of protesters is suing Pittsburgh city and police officials, saying officers used unnecessary, excessive force to disperse a crowd protesting against police brutality and officials lied about the protesters’ behavior to justify that response. The lawsuit filed Monday alleges protesters’...
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