Protests and demonstrations

February 22, 2019 - 8:30 pm
A group of Microsoft workers is demanding the company cancel a contract supplying the U.S. Army with HoloLens headsets that they say would turn real-world battlefields into a video game. Microsoft's head-mounted HoloLens displays use augmented reality, which means viewers can see virtual imagery...
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February 22, 2019 - 5:51 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Friday declared a state of emergency for a year and disbanded the government amid deadly protests. Al-Bashir — who seized power in a 1989 coup— also said that he will postpone pushing for constitutional amendments to allow him to seek a third term in...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:41 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Thousands of Algerians have taken to the streets in several towns to denounce ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term. Security was tight Friday in the capital, Algiers, where thousands of protesters headed to Martyrs Square in the city center. The crowd...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:58 am
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of French students have taken to the streets of Paris to call for more action to fight climate change, one day after a similar march in Brussels. Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl who is being hailed as her generation's voice on climate change, joined the...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:18 am
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The head of North Macedonia's main prison in the capital of Skopje has been fires after two former government ministers being held in pre-trial detention were assaulted in the prison yard by other inmates. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev demanded the resignation of Gjoko...
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, center, speaks during an event at the EU Charlemagne building in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Thunberg will also participate in a climate march through the city later in the day. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
February 21, 2019 - 9:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg led a march of thousands of Belgian students who are skipped classes for the seventh Thursday in a row to march through Brussels and draw more attention to fighting climate change. The 16-year-old Thunberg first addressed a European Union conference,...
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Catalan police officers remove demonstrators blocking a road leading to Barcelona city, during a general strike in Catalonia, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Strikers advocating for Catalonia's secession from Spain are blocking major highways, train lines and roads across the northeastern region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
February 21, 2019 - 7:12 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Protesters backing Catalonia's secession from Spain clashed with police and blocked major roads and train tracks across the northeastern region on Thursday to protest the trial of a dozen separatist leaders. Regional police say they made two arrests when they met resistance...
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Activists in Poland pull down a statue of a prominent deceased priest, Father Henryk Jankowski, who allegedly abused minors sexually, in Gdansk, Poland, on Thursday Feb. 21, 2019. The activists said it was an act of protest against the Polish Catholic Church for failing in resolving the problem of clergy sex abuse. The protest comes as Pope Francis has gathered church leaders from around the world at the Vatican to grapple with the church's sex abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Bartek Sabela/Gazeta Wyborcza)
February 21, 2019 - 5:48 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Activists in Poland pulled down a statue of a priest early Thursday after increasing allegations that he sexually abused minors, a stunt they said was to protest the failure of the Polish Catholic Church to resolve the problem of clergy sex abuse. The protest comes as Pope...
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Policemen are seen behind barbwire placed to secure the Parliament building as opposition supporters gather to participate in an anti-government rally in capital Tirana, Albania, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2019. Albania’s opposition supporters have surrounded the parliament building Thursday, asking for the resignation of the government which they allege is corrupt. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
February 21, 2019 - 5:20 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Thousands of protesters supporting Albania's opposition surrounded the parliament building Thursday and demanded the government step down, claiming it's corrupt and has links to organized crime. Hundreds of police and rolls of barbed wire are protecting the parliament...
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February 20, 2019 - 10:40 am
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan police fired water cannons at protesting teachers who were marching toward a royal palace and beat people with truncheons amid demonstrations around the capital Wednesday. Several demonstrations were held Wednesday, marking exactly eight years after the birth of a...
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