Protests and demonstrations

United Nations peacekeepers stand inside the UN buffer zone during a protest from Greek and Turkish Cypriots against a closed crossing point in the ethnically divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, March 7, 2020. Demonstrators staged another protest against a decision by the Cyprus government to temporarily shut four of nine crossing points along a United Nations controlled buffer zone that separates the south from the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north. The Cypriot government says it shut the crossing points to better check for potential coronavirus carriers at the other crossing points. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
March 07, 2020 - 10:13 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus riot police used pepper spray on Saturday to thwart Turkish Cypriot protesters trying to shove their way through a barricaded crossing point in the heart of the ethnically divided island nation's capital. Several dozen protesters tried to push their way through a...
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March 06, 2020 - 6:59 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After Brigham Young University two weeks ago dropped a section from its strict code of conduct that had prohibited all expressions of homosexual behavior, bisexual music major Caroline McKenzie felt newfound hope that she could stop hiding and be herself. She even went on a...
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Cars drive past election posters of Togo's Incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe, Presidential Candidate of Union for the Republic, on the street in Lome, Togo Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. The West African nation of Togo is voting Saturday in a presidential election that is likely to see the incumbent re-elected for a fourth term despite years of calls by the opposition for new leadership. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
March 03, 2020 - 12:36 pm
LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo’s Constitutional Court announced final results Tuesday, confirming the country’s president easily won a fourth term, extending the grip his family has had on power since 1967 as the opposition alleged fraud. The court, in its final tally of the election commission’s...
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Black Lives Matter organizer Melina Abdullah, center, addresses media in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, March 2, 2020, after a demonstration at DA Jackie Lacey's home. Black Lives Matter protesters say the husband of the Los Angeles County district attorney pointed a gun at them Monday morning as they demanded a meeting with her at her home the day before a primary election for her seat. Lacey said she's sorry her husband pointed gun at Black Lives Matter protesters at couple's home. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)
March 02, 2020 - 6:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The husband of the first black woman to lead the country’s largest local prosecutor's office pointed a gun and said “I will shoot you” to Black Lives Matter members demonstrating outside the couple's home before dawn Monday, prompting an apology from his wife on the eve of her...
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Protesters hold posters showing Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi with Arabic that reads, "Rejected by order of the people," during a rally in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 1, 2020. Iraqi student protesters converged on Baghdad's Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the five-month- anti-government protest movement, to voice their rejection of Allawi. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
March 01, 2020 - 11:34 pm
Baghdad (AP) — Iraq's prime minister-designate announced his withdrawal from the post Sunday night after failing to secure parliamentary support for his Cabinet selection, prolonging the political deadlock in the country amid multiple economic, health and security challenges. Prime Minister...
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Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn, speaks at the Blue NC celebration at the Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Joshua Komer/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
March 01, 2020 - 10:04 pm
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar canceled a rally in her home state Sunday after protesters took over the stage shouting for her to drop out of the presidential race over the case of a black teen sentenced to life in prison while Klobuchar was the county's top prosecutor...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the Rev, Al Sharpton, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., Sunday, March 1, 2020, to commemorate the 55th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," when white police attacked black marchers in Selma. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
March 01, 2020 - 6:21 pm
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Joe Biden received a warm reception Sunday in this crucible of the civil rights movement as he and other Democratic presidential hopefuls appealed for black support in a town where demonstrators were once beaten for marching for the right to vote. Themes of fighting voter...
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Muslims offer prayers on the roof of a fire-bombed mosque in New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Muslims returned to the battle-torn streets of northeastern New Delhi for weekly prayers at heavily-policed fire-bombed mosques on Friday, two days after a 72-hour clash between Hindus and Muslims that left at least 38 dead and hundreds injured. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
February 28, 2020 - 6:09 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Muslims in a northeastern neighborhood of India's capital returned for weekly prayers at fire-bombed mosques on Friday, two days after a 72-hour clash between Hindus and Muslims that left at least 40 dead and hundreds injured. Five days after the riots started, authorities have not...
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Founder of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper, Jimmy Lai, walks out from a police station after being bailed out in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper says the outspoken head of its publishing group, Lai, has been held by police over his participation in a protest march in August that was part of a months-long pro-democracy movement. (Lam Chun Tung/The Initium Media via AP)
February 28, 2020 - 3:37 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Outspoken Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai and two prominent opposition politicians were charged Friday with illegal assembly over a pro-democracy march last year as the territory's Beijing-backed government appeared to move to settle scores over the protests. The months of...
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An Indian paramilitary soldier asks residents to stay indoors as they patrol a street vandalized in Tuesday's violence in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. India accused a U.S. government commission of politicizing communal violence in New Delhi that killed at least 30 people and injured more than 200 as President Donald Trump was visiting the country. The violent clashes between Hindu and Muslim mobs were the capital's worst communal riots in decades and saw shops, Muslim shrines and public vehicles go up in flames. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
February 27, 2020 - 11:17 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's hard-line Hindu nationalists watched anti-government protests centered in Muslim communities for months in anger that finally boiled over in the worst communal rioting in New Delhi in decades, leaving 38 people dead and the Indian capital shell-shocked. Tensions had been...
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