Protests and demonstrations

FILE - This Oct. 15, 2019, file photo shows a patron of The Salvation Army homeless shelter, right, checking his belongings at a shelter near downtown Las Vegas. Amid protests that they would criminalize being homeless, Las Vegas elected officials are poised to make it a misdemeanor for people to sleep or camp in public areas when beds are available at established shelters. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
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November 06, 2019 - 9:56 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Despite protests about a "war on the poor," Las Vegas officials passed a law Wednesday making it illegal for the homeless to sleep on streets when beds are available at established shelters. The issue spurred emotion and drama, including the ejection by city marshals of several...
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Anti-government protesters shoot laser lights at security forces during clashes on a bridge leading to the Green Zone government areas during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks in the capital, Baghdad, and across the Shiite south, demanding sweeping political change. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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November 06, 2019 - 5:34 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Iraq stormed a bridge Wednesday in central Baghdad, where security forces pushed them back with batons and tear gas, wounding dozens. A medic was killed while aiding demonstrators. The military called on the protesters to stop blocking roads and ports,...
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In this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, photo, people wearing "Save The Paseo" shirts stand among attendees at a rally to keep a street named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Paseo Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo. In January, the City Council voted to rename one of the city's main boulevards, The Paseo, after King, but many in the community want the old name back. A petition drive put the issue on the Nov. 5 ballot pitting neighbors against each other. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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November 06, 2019 - 12:42 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King's name from one of the city's most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city council decided to rename The Paseo for the civil rights icon. Unofficial results showed the proposal...
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In this Aug. 12, 2019, photo, pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho, left, attends a demonstration of an anti-riot vehicle equipped with water cannon at the Police Tactical Unit Headquarters in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police say an anti-government supporter stabbed and wounded the pro-Beijing lawmaker who was campaigning for local elections. The government condemned the attack on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 against Ho, a hate figure for protesters, and said police arrested the assailant. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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November 06, 2019 - 10:11 am
HONG KONG (AP) — An anti-government assailant stabbed and wounded a pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker who was election campaigning Wednesday, police said, in another escalation of violence surrounding the protests demanding political reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Junius Ho has...
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A group of government workers hold placards while protesting in Harare, Wednesday, Nov, 6, 2019. Zimbabwe police Wednesday blocked government workers from marching to protest for better salaries, a day after dozens of public hospital doctors were fired for striking for more pay. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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November 06, 2019 - 9:11 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police Wednesday blocked government workers from marching to protest for better salaries, a day after dozens of public hospital doctors were fired for striking for more pay. Strikes have become frequent in the southern African country in recent weeks as the economy...
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A mask demonstrator poses for a picture during an anti-government protest in Santiago, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Chileans have been taking to the streets and clashing with the police to demand better social services and an end to economic inequality, even as the government announced that weeks of demonstrations are hurting the country's economic growth. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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November 05, 2019 - 8:17 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Protests that have gripped Chile for nearly three weeks to demand better salaries and pensions, and a more equal distribution of the wealth, shrunk in size on Tuesday. Chileans calling for better social services poured into downtown Santiago again, a day after violent clashes...
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FILE - In this April, 20, 2019, file photo, public works employee Jerry Brooks changes a street sign from The Paseo to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo. More than 50 years after King was assassinated, the city's efforts to honor the civil rights leader has met opposition from citizens opposed to the renaming of The Paseo, one of the city's iconic boulevards. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
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November 05, 2019 - 6:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City residents will decide whether the city will remove the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from one of its most historic boulevards, less than a year after the street was renamed for the civil rights icon. Voters on Tuesday considered a ballot question that would...
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Protesters stage a sit-in under a bridge that leads to the Green Zone where many government offices and embassies are located, during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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November 05, 2019 - 3:30 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — At least three anti-government protesters have been killed in clashes with security forces in southern Iraq, officials said Tuesday, as authorities tried to reopen the country's main port, which had been blocked by demonstrators for three days. Security and medical officials said a...
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Bosnian women whose male family members, including sons and husbands, perished in the Srebrenica massacre hold placards as they protest outside Swedish embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Several dozen survivors of Bosnia's 1992-95 war staged a protest in Sarajevo to call on the Nobel Committee to reverse its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature to Austria's Peter Handke. Placards read: 'to award Handke is equal awarding committed crime' and 'award for Hadke is award for Slobodan Milosevic'. Despite a U.N. court ruling to the contrary, Handke has persistently denied that genocide took place in Srebrenica. (Almir Razic/Fena Agency via AP)
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November 05, 2019 - 9:52 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian war survivors, including mothers who lost husbands and sons in the Srebrenica massacre, protested Tuesday in Sarajevo, urging the Nobel Committee to reverse its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke...
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In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping poses with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam for a photo during a meeting in Shanghai, China. Lam is here for the second China International Import Expo (CIIE). (Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP)
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November 05, 2019 - 9:36 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that she has received the backing of Chinese President Xi Jinping in her handling of five months of anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, as hundreds of masked demonstrators took to the streets again...
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