Riots

A protester holds a banner that reads in Spanish "Soldier don't fire against the people" in front of riot police during in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Rioting, arson attacks and violent clashes wracked Chile as the government raised the death toll to 15 in an upheaval that has almost paralyzed the South American country long seen as the region's oasis of stability. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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October 23, 2019 - 11:01 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters swarmed Chile's capital setting up fiery barricades and clashing with riot police Wednesday, as an apology and promises of economic reform from President Sebastián Piñera failed to calm unrest and rioting that has led to at least 18 deaths...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, center, leaves a mosque in Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Lam and other officials apologized to leaders of the Kowloon Mosque after riot police sprayed the building's gate and some people nearby with a blue-dyed liquid from a water cannon as they tried to contain pro-democracy demonstrations Sunday. (AP Photo)
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October 21, 2019 - 6:42 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials apologized to Muslim leaders Monday after riot police sprayed a mosque and bystanders with a water cannon while trying to contain turbulent pro-democracy demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The city's leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, and...
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Protestors set fire on a street to prevent police from approaching in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Hong Kong protesters again flooded streets on Sunday, ignoring a police ban on the rally and setting up barricades amid tear gas and firebombs. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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October 20, 2019 - 8:33 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally Sunday, as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses, and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon. Protesters tossed firebombs and took their anger out on shops with...
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A protester kicks a tear gas canister launched by police during a protest in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. The protests started on Friday afternoon when high school students flooded subway stations, jumping turnstiles, dodging fares and vandalizing stations as part of protests against a fare hike, but by nightfall had extended throughout Santiago with students setting up barricades and fires at the entrances to subway stations, forcing President Sebastian Pinera to announce a state of emergency and deploy the armed forces into the streets. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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October 19, 2019 - 10:55 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera on Saturday announced the suspension of a subway fare hike that had prompted violent student protests, less than a day after he declared a state of emergency amid rioting and commuter chaos in the capital. Soldiers patrolled the streets in...
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Catalan pro-independence demonstrators sit in the street in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Barcelona and the rest of the restive Spanish region of Catalonia are reeling from five straight days of violent protests for the sentencing of 12 separatist leaders to lengthy prison sentences.The riots have broken out at nightfall following huge peaceful protests each day since Monday's Supreme Court verdict. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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October 19, 2019 - 3:27 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The mayor of riot-stricken Barcelona pleaded Saturday for calm after violent protests by Catalan separatists rocked Spain's second largest city for a fifth consecutive night. "This cannot continue. Barcelona does not deserve it," Mayor Ada Colau told reporters, adding that...
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An anti-government protester makes victory signs in front a fire set to block a road during a demonstration in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Scores of people are protesting in Beirut and other parts of Lebanon over the government's plans to impose new taxes amid a harsh economic crisis in the country. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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October 17, 2019 - 10:17 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters in Beirut early Friday after they tried to push through security barriers around the government headquarters amid some of the largest demonstrations the country has seen in years. The riots left two people dead...
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A poster lies on the ground during clashes between protestors and riot police outside the Spanish Government Office in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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October 15, 2019 - 3:33 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Catalan protests and politics (all times local): 9:25 p.m. A line of riot police has charged a mass of demonstrators in Barcelona after some in the crowd protesting the convictions of Catalan separatists lit a fire in the street, set off firecrackers and taunted officers...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to a journalist's question during a press conference at the government building in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to "kill or to harm" riot control officers was detonated as they deployed against renewed violence in Hong Kong over the weekend, police said Monday, in a further escalation of destructive street battles gripping the business hub. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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October 15, 2019 - 5:30 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that "it's totally irresponsible and unfounded" to suggest the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is becoming a police state as her government grapples with protests now in their fifth month. In a spirited defense of Hong Kong's 30,000-strong police...
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Protestors light their torches during a peaceful rally in central Hong Kong's business district, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. The protests that started in June over a now-shelved extradition bill have since snowballed into an anti-China campaign amid anger over what many view as Beijing's interference in Hong Kong's autonomy that was granted when the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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October 14, 2019 - 10:06 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to "kill or to harm" riot control officers was detonated as they deployed against renewed violence in Hong Kong over the weekend, police said Monday, in a further escalation of destructive street battles gripping the business hub. The "...
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Riot police cross barricade made by protesters during a protest in Hong Kong, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Protesters marching peacefully hit the rain-slickened streets of Hong Kong again in multiple locations on Saturday, defying police warnings that they were gathering illegally. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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October 12, 2019 - 11:24 am
HONG KONG (AP) — As a police van sped past them, the 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old daughter raised their fists, pointed their thumbs very deliberately down and yelled, "Triads!" That silver-haired women in Hong Kong no longer think twice about openly accusing officers of being in cahoots...
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