Political and civil unrest

A woman waves a Czech flag from a roof as people take part in a large anti-government protest in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Czechs are rallying in big numbers to use the 30th anniversary of the pro-democratic Velvet Revolution and urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign as peaceful protesters from all corners of the Czech Republic are attending the second massive protest opposing Babis at Letna park, a site of massive gatherings that significantly contributed to the fall of communism in 1989. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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November 16, 2019 - 2:06 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — About a quarter of a million Czechs gathered on the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution that brought an end to decades of communist rule in the country to give Prime Minister Andrej Babis an ultimatum — sell your business or quit your job. Protesters from across the Czech...
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A protestor kicks away a tear gas canister during a yellow vest demonstration marking the first anniversary in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Paris police fired tear gas to push back yellow vest protesters trying to revive their movement on the first anniversary of the sometimes violent uprising against President Emmanuel Macron and government economic policies (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
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November 16, 2019 - 10:53 am
PARIS (AP) — Scuffles between Paris police and activists on Saturday marred the anniversary of the birth of the yellow vest movement against government policies seen as favoring the rich. On a day of largely peaceful demonstrations across France, there were a few violent incidents in the capital...
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Zwarte Piet, or Black Pete, the blackfaced sidekick of Saint Nicholas, rear, walks in a parade in Scheveningen harbor, near The Hague, Netherlands, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. The Dutch version of St. Nicholas has become the backdrop for increasingly acrimonious confrontations between supporters and opponents of his sidekick, Black Pete. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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November 16, 2019 - 10:12 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch version of St. Nicholas arrived Saturday in the Netherlands in an annual children’s party that has become the backdrop for increasingly acrimonious confrontations between supporters and opponents of his sidekick, Black Pete. White people often don blackface...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 photo, the flag of China's Communist Youth League is seen on a sign at the entrance of a youth hostel that is offering free temporary lodging to mainland Chinese students enrolled in Hong Kong Schools in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong Province. Since anti-government demonstrators in Hong Kong began barricading university campuses earlier this week, hundreds of mainland Chinese students have retreated to neighboring Shenzhen, where the ruling Communist Party's Youth League has promised them a "warm home." (AP Photo/Yanan Wang)
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November 16, 2019 - 6:26 am
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The mainland Chinese students arriving from Hong Kong huddled with their suitcases, waiting for a bus to take them to temporary accommodation in this city across the border from the protest-wracked territory. “We’ve just escaped,” said one postgraduate student, among a dozen...
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In this picture taken on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, visitors view the exhibition "The Technology in Dictatorships," at the National technical Museum in Prague, Czech Republic. The exhibition, the first of that kind here, marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 anti-communist Velvet Revolution by looking back at the surreal repression of a nation and resistance against it. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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November 16, 2019 - 3:38 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Iron Curtain was more than just a figure of speech: Communist regimes set up thousands of miles of heavily-guarded, electrified barbed wire fencing to completely isolate Eastern Europe from the West. That still didn’t stop many from desperately attempting to flee the totalitarian...
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Mourners gather around coffins of backers of former President Evo Morales killed during clashes with security forces in Sacaba, Bolivia, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Bolivian security forces clashed with Morales' backers leaving at least five people dead, dozens more injured and escalating the challenge to the country's interim government to restore stability. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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November 15, 2019 - 11:03 pm
SACABA, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian security forces clashed with supporters of former President Evo Morales in a central town Friday, leaving at least five people dead, dozens more injured and escalating the challenge to the country’s interim government to restore stability. Guadalberto Lara, director...
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A supporter of former President Evo Morales throws a stone to police, in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Bolivia's new interim president Jeanine Anez faces the challenge of stabilizing the nation and organizing national elections within three months at a time of political disputes that pushed Morales to fly off to self-exile in Mexico after 14 years in power. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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November 15, 2019 - 8:04 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The Latest on Bolivia’s political confrontation (all times local): 9 p.m. A Bolivian hospital director says five people have been killed and at least 75 injured in a clash between pro-Evo Morales protesters and soldiers and police in the central town of Sacaba. Guadalberto...
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Juan Guaido, Venezuelan opposition leader, and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, adjusts the helmet on a motorcycle driver as he is driven from the Central University of Venezuela after a meeting with students, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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November 15, 2019 - 1:01 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has seen an ally forced from office and protests rattle leaders across Latin America in recent weeks, while he has enjoyed a period of relatively smooth sailing, expounding his socialist dream in nightly television addresses and...
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Riot police fire tear gas during clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-Government protesters in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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November 15, 2019 - 10:22 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Security forces fired live rounds and tear gas at anti-government protesters in a central Baghdad square Friday, killing three people, in bloody confrontations that continued despite an influential Shiite leader’s call for calm. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani emphasized support for...
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A protester holds a megaphone as he sits on a ladder at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Protesters who had barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university this week began to leave Friday after partially clearing a road they had blocked and demanding that the government commit to going ahead with local elections on Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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November 15, 2019 - 7:28 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Many of the protesters who had barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university this week began to leave Friday after temporarily clearing a road they had blocked and demanding that the government commit to going ahead with local elections on Nov. 24. It wasn’t immediately clear why...
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