Protests and demonstrations

A protester holds up a placard outside the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Hong Kong activists opposed to contentious extradition legislation on Wednesday called on leaders of the U.S., the European Union and others to raise the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping at this week's G-20 summit in Japan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 26, 2019 - 5:27 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong activists opposed to extradition legislation urged the leaders of the U.S., the European Union and others on Wednesday to raise the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping at this week's G-20 summit in Japan. Beijing has strongly opposed any such discussion, saying Hong...
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Protesters flood the steps of the Oregon State Capitol Tuesday, June 25, 2019, to push back against a Republican walkout over a climate change bill that has entered its sixth day in Salem, Ore. The president of the Oregon Senate said Tuesday there weren't enough votes in his majority Democratic caucus to approve a landmark climate bill that has sparked a walkout by Republicans and left other key issues such as the state budget in limbo. (AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman)
June 25, 2019 - 6:14 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The president of the Oregon Senate said Tuesday there weren't enough votes in his majority Democratic caucus to approve a landmark climate bill that has sparked a walkout by Republicans and exacerbated tensions between urban and rural areas. All 11 Republican senators extended...
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Opposition demonstrator react while listening to a speaker as they gather in front of Georgian Parliament's building in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The leader of Georgia's ruling party says the ex-Soviet nation will hold the next parliamentary election based entirely on a proportionate system, fulfilling a key demand of anti-government protesters. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
June 25, 2019 - 4:32 pm
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Opposition lawmakers walked out of Georgia's parliament Tuesday after the ruling party ignored demands for the interior minister's resignation over a violent crackdown on protesters. Throngs of protesters tried to break into parliament last Thursday, vexed by a Russian...
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An inflatable Baby Trump balloon towers over protestors during a rally Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. A large group was protesting against President Donald Trump was rallying near where Trump was announcing his re-election campaign. President Trump is being trolled by an angry diaper-clad caricature armed with a cell phone. It’s Baby Trump, the blimp that has become synonymous with resistance to the American president. The balloon has been cloned multiples times over and become something of a celebrity _ for at least one slice of the U.S. electorate. He’s also emerged as a rallying point for supporters of the president who see the blimp as evidence of just how over-the-top the opposition has become.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 25, 2019 - 1:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — He was born in a London pub and now his clones are floating all over the U.S. — quite literally. President Donald Trump increasingly is being tailed and trolled by an angry diaper-clad caricature armed with a cell phone. He's Baby Trump, the blimp who has become synonymous with...
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June 25, 2019 - 1:28 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has decided to release a civil society leader from detention but kept prominent philanthropist Osman Kavala behind bars pending the outcome of their trial. The two are among 16 people accused of terror charges and organizing anti-government protests in 2013,...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2018 file image from video provided by KTHV-TV, a death penalty protester outside the Arkansas governor's mansion in Little Rock prepares to tie rope around Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen who is laying on a cot in protest of executions. Griffen on Monday, June 24, 2019 petitioned the high court, which disqualified him from hearing capital punishment cases, to allow him to handle execution-related cases again. (KTHV/TEGNA Inc. via AP, File)
June 25, 2019 - 12:00 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration outside the governor's mansion two years ago has asked the state Supreme Court to allow him to handle execution-related cases again. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen on Monday petitioned...
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June 25, 2019 - 11:41 am
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Former Armenian President Robert Kocharian has been jailed for a third time in a case that he contends is political revenge by the country's current leadership. Kocharian was placed in custody Tuesday after an appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that had freed him...
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June 25, 2019 - 9:32 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary says the country will refrain from issuing export licenses for crowd control equipment to Hong Kong unless it addresses human rights concerns. Jeremy Hunt also urged the Hong Kong government to establish a "robust, independent investigation into the violent...
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Protestors hold up signs to apologize for a demonstration that jammed the entrance of a government tax office in Hong Kong on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Hong Kong protestors handed out flyers, held up signs, and bowed to passersby Tuesday to apologize for a sit-in demonstration the day before that blocked access to a government office for nearly two hours. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
June 25, 2019 - 7:59 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A small number of Hong Kong protesters handed out flyers and bowed to passers-by Tuesday to apologize for a demonstration that jammed the entrance of a government tax office for nearly two hours the previous day. They said they are trying to maintain public support for future...
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In this Wednesday, June 12, 2019, photo, a woman waves a British flag as policemen in anti-riot gear stand guard against the protesters on a closed-off road near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. China promised that for 50 years after Britain gave up control of its last colony in 1997, this shimmering financial enclave would get to keep freedoms absent in the communist-ruled mainland that many here don't want to live without. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 25, 2019 - 7:54 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China promised that for 50 years after Britain gave up control of its last colony, this shimmering financial enclave would get to keep freedoms absent in the communist-ruled mainland. Twenty-two years on, those are rights many here believe Hong Kong cannot live without. The...
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