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Video: Louisville officer punches protester during arrest

Apr. 19, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A police officer in Kentucky was seen on video repeatedly punching a protester in the head while the man was face down on the ground and being arrested by several officers during a police brutality protest Sunday afternoon. Several Louisville...

Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

Apr. 19, 2021 03:26 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 policemen almost a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore amid violent clashes with security forces, the country’s interior minister said Monday. Supporters of the...

Shots fired at Guardsmen patrolling near Wright scene

Apr. 18, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two National Guardsmen suffered minor injuries early Sunday when they were fired upon as they provided neighborhood security in Minneapolis following the police killing of a 20-year-old Black man in a nearby suburb, authorities said. The Minnesota...

Israeli police clash with Palestinian crowd in Jerusalem

Apr. 18, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police clashed with hundreds of Palestinian protesters outside Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday, firing stun grenades and a water cannon to disperse the crowd, Israeli media said. Similar clashes have occurred nightly since the Muslim holy month...

Two women get probation for actions in Wichita protests

Apr. 18, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two Wichita women who helped organize protests in the city last summer calling for changes in police conduct have been found guilty of misdemeanor charges connected to the demonstrations. Gabrielle Griffie and Marissa Gonzalez both received...

Navalny's team calls protests amid reports of failing health

Apr. 18, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Associates of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called Sunday for massive protests in the heart of Moscow and St. Petersburg on Wednesday, saying Navalny’s health is deteriorating severely during a hunger strike. Leonid Volkov, a top...

Some Jan. 6 defendants try to use journalism as riot defense

Apr. 18, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

The Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January created a trove of self-incriminating evidence, thoroughly documenting their actions and words in videos and social media posts. Now some of the camera-toting people in the crowd are claiming they were only there to record history...

Bangladesh arrests Islamist leader after violent protests

Apr. 18, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh on Sunday arrested an influential leader of an Islamist group that led violent protests against last month's visit by India's prime minister to the Muslim-majority nation, officials said. Mamunul Haque of the group...

4 officers hospitalized after they were sprayed at protest

Apr. 18, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four Sacramento police officers were hospitalized with injuries after they were sprayed with a liquid irritant during protests Saturday night, police told KCRA TV. The demonstrators had gathered at the state Capitol downtown to protest the...

In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace

Apr. 18, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — As protests intensified in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright, a group of Black men joined the crowd intent on keeping the peace and preventing protests from escalating into violence. Hundreds of people...