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Utah bill may exonerate some who injure protesters

Nov. 18, 2020 9:19 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah state representative has proposed a bill that may exonerate drivers who accidentally kill or injure protesters while fleeing in fear for his or her life. The legislation advanced by Republican Rep. Jon Hawkins Tuesday would also make obstructing traffic during a riot into a...

Police use water cannons to disperse pro-democracy protesters during a street march in Bangkok, Thailand Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. The protesters continue to gather Sunday, led by their three main demands of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's resignation, changes to a constitution that was drafted under military rule and reforms to the constitutional monarchy. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai protesters defy police water cannons to deliver letters

Nov. 8, 2020 10:01 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand were confronted by riot police and sprayed by water cannons Sunday as they tried to approach Bangkok's Grand Palace to deliver letters about their political grievances addressed to the country's king. The pro-democracy movement has been pushing a bold...

Three charged in break-in at Science Museum of Virginia

Nov. 7, 2020 10:51 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three men have been charged with felonies, and authorities are seeking a fourth man following an investigation of a break-in at the Science Museum of Virginia during a night of riots and looting, Virginia Capitol Police said. A news release from police Friday said warrants listing four...

Pair plead guilty to damaging Utah police car in protest

Nov. 5, 2020 10:50 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two men charged with helping to flip and damage a police car at a Utah demonstration that devolved into a riot have admitted to criminal charges. Connor Matthew Peebles, 21, and 19-year-old Ian Eric Nightingale pleaded guilty Thursday to criminal mischief, a second-degree felony, The...

Oregon State Police arrest a protester in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, following Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Election demonstrators arrested in Seattle and Portland

Nov. 5, 2020 10:25 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Seattle and Portland, Oregon arrested more than a dozen people as hundreds took to the streets to demand a full count of all presidential election votes and a halt to President Donald Trump's court challenges to stop counts in some key battleground states, officials said....

Portland police declare riot after windows smashed

Nov. 1, 2020 11:52 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, declared a riot Saturday night after authorities said protesters smashed windows in businesses and threw projectiles at police. Demonstrators caused damage in the city's Lloyd District, a commercial neighborhood where Portland's convention center is...

Demonstrators throw metallic fences against police during clashes in downtown Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Clashes have erupted in a central Barcelona square between anti-riot police and hundreds who had gathered to protest the mandatory closure of bars, restaurants and other businesses in the latest effort to rein in on coronavirus outbreaks. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Crowds protesting virus curbs clash with police in Barcelona

Oct. 30, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Clashes erupted Friday in central Barcelona between riot police and dozens of people in a hundreds-strong crowd protesting the mandatory closure of bars, restaurants and other businesses as authorities struggle to rein in a sharp coronavirus resurgence. The evening riots were the...

Texas man accused of shooting at Minneapolis police station

Oct. 23, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Texas man who says he is affiliated with the Boogaloo Bois anti-government movement and is suspected of opening fire on a Minneapolis police station during a protest in May is facing riot charges, a federal prosecutor announced Friday. Video shot on the night of May 28 shows a person...

Serbian police officers guard the street during a protest against a festival ''Mirdita-Dobar Dan'' organized by liberal groups from Serbia and Kosovo, in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Serbian police prevented dozens of right-wing extremists from disrupting a youth cultural event with Kosovo after similar groups in the past weeks broke into a cartoon exhibition and threatened artists in a theatre play about the 1995 killings in Srebrenica. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Serb police block right-wing disruption of event with Kosovo

Oct. 22, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian riot police on Thursday prevented dozens of right-wing extremists from disrupting a youth cultural event with Kosovo after similar groups in previous weeks broke into two exhibitions and threatened artists in a theatre play.. Riot police deployed around the venue in central...

What drove protesters in May unrest over George Floyd?

Oct. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Before facing federal arson charges, the only other time McKenzy Ann DeGidio Dunn could recall appearing before a judge was three years ago, when she was legally adopted by a rural Pope County, Minnesota family at the age of 16. Her biological mother had died of brain cancer when she...