Riots

Police remove foreign migrants from the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town, Sourth Africa, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The migrants, who had been sheltering there for months, refused to leave the church and had previously demanded that South Africa relocate them to other countries, including the United States and Canada, because they had been victims of xenophobic threats in South Africa last year. (AP Photo)
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April 02, 2020 - 12:54 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African police wearing riot gear forced their way into a church in central Cape Town on Thursday to remove hundreds of foreign migrants who had been sheltering there for months. The operation at the Central Methodist Church was aimed at ending a long standoff...
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A man stands next to a burned installation which built for migrants, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Sunday, March 8, 2020. A fire broke out at a refugee center on Lesbos island, Greece's firefighting service said Sunday, causing considerable damage to a warehouse but no injuries. (AP Photo/Alexandros Michailidis)
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March 08, 2020 - 2:28 pm
ATHENS (AP) — A fire broke out at a refugee center on the Greek island of Lesbos, Greece's firefighting service said Sunday, causing considerable damage to a warehouse but no injuries. It was the second fire at an installation built for migrants, after a reception center was burned down by unknown...
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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)
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March 07, 2020 - 11:13 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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A Greek police water cannon operates from Kastanies border gate as migrants try to enter Greece from the Pazarkule border gate, Turkey at the Turkish-Greek border on Friday, March 6, 2020. Clashes erupted anew on the Greek-Turkish border Friday as migrants attempted to push through into Greece, while the European Union's foreign ministers held an emergency meeting to discuss the situation on the border and in Syria, where Turkish troops are fighting. (AP Photo)
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March 06, 2020 - 3:40 pm
KASTANIES, Greece (AP) — Clashes between Greek riot police and migrants attempting to cross the border from Turkey erupted anew Friday as European Union foreign ministers criticized Turkey for using migrants' desperation "for political purposes.” Greek riot police used tear gas and a water cannon...
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Congress party workers shout slogans against Indian Home Minister Amit Shah during a protest against last week's deadly communal riots in New Delhi, India, Monday, March 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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March 02, 2020 - 4:43 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The death toll in India’s capital from riots last week between Hindus and Muslims rose to 46, officials said Monday, a day after false rumors of new violence led to panicked calls to police in many parts of the city. The riots in New Delhi began over a disputed new citizenship law...
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In this Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 photo, paramedics tend to the wounds of Mehfooz Umar at Al-Hind hospital in Old Mustafabad neighborhood of New Delhi, India. As the Mustafabad neighborhood of India's capital broke out in brutal communal riots for three days this week, the Al-Hind Hospital turned from a community clinic into a trauma ward. Authorities haven't said what sparked the violence that has left more than 40 dead and hundreds injured, but it was the culmination of growing tensions since the passage of a citizenship law in December that fast-tracks naturalization for some religious minorities from neighboring countries but not Muslims. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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February 29, 2020 - 6:07 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The wounded came in waves. First in ones and twos, limping up the steps and staggering through the aluminum doors, and then in wheelbarrows, with bleeding skulls and stabbed necks. Finally, the motorcycles and auto-rickshaws arrived, their seats stained with the blood of as many as...
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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)
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February 28, 2020 - 7:09 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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Indian paramilitary soldiers 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)
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February 27, 2020 - 8:02 am
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 32 people dead and the Indian capital shell-shocked. Tensions had been...
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Local residents gather at a roadblock in Karava, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Greece's government hoped to defuse tensions after protests over plans for new migrant camps on two of its islands Wednesday turned into violent clashes between police and local residents, some armed with Molotov cocktails and shotguns.(AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
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February 27, 2020 - 6:14 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Demonstrators gathered Thursday for a fourth consecutive day on the eastern Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios to protest government plans to build new migrant detention centers. The protest comes amid heightened tensions on the islands that have felt the full impact of migrant...
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A protester throws a petrol bomb against riot police during clashes in Diavolorema near the area where the government plans to build a new migrant detention center, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Local authorities declared a 24-hour strike on two eastern Greek islands Wednesday to protest government plans to build new migrant detention camps there. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
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February 26, 2020 - 5:42 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government hoped to defuse tensions after protests over plans for new migrant camps on two of its islands Wednesday turned into violent clashes between police and local residents, some armed with Molotov cocktails and shotguns. Hundreds of residents attacked police...
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