Latest Protests and demonstrations News

Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in Seattle

Aug. 18, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a "Liberty or Death" rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated. The right-wing groups Washington 3 Percenters and Patriot Prayer were holding the rally outside Seattle City...

Rally against "far-left violence" draws larger counter rally

Aug. 18, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A conservative rally against "far-left violence" has been met by hundreds more counterprotestors in Boston a year after a similar demonstration drew tens of thousands of counterprotesters. The event organized by Boston Free Speech drew a few dozen supporters to City Hall Plaza waving American...

Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

Aug. 18, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections. Khan' s Tehreek-e-Insaf party won the most seats in the July 25...

Hundreds of neo-Nazis march in Berlin, protected by police

Aug. 18, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of neo-Nazis waving flags with the colors of the German Reich are marching through central Berlin, protected from counter-protesters by police in riot gear. Berlin police spokesman Thilo Cablitz said officers had to physically remove some left-wing demonstrators who had staged...

Judge seeks end to ethics case over death penalty protest

Aug. 17, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An effort to sanction an Arkansas judge who participated in a death penalty demonstration the same day he blocked the use of an execution drug has more to do with displeasure at the sight of his protest than any ethical violations, an attorney for the judge told a disciplinary...

Romanian PM tells EU: Force against protesters was justified

Aug. 17, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister on Friday defended the use of force by riot police during a violent anti-government protest that left more than 450 people injured earlier this month. Prime Minister Viorica Dancila sent a letter to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in which she...

Palestinians say 2 killed by Israel fire at Gaza border

Aug. 17, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and another 60 injured at a protest along the Gaza border amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a cease-fire, Gaza's Health Ministry said Friday. The protesters threw rocks and firebombs from behind clouds of black smoke of burning...

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as prime minister

Aug. 17, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was chosen Friday as Pakistan's next prime minister, elected on a promise to reform a system rife with corruption and traditionally controlled by the country's powerful landowners. In the vote by lawmakers at the National Assembly, Khan secured 176...

Protesters call on drug maker to address opioid crisis

Aug. 17, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several hundred protesters have gathered outside the Connecticut headquarters of Purdue Pharma and demanded the drug maker set up a fund to fight the nation's opioid crisis. Demonstrators who rallied Friday in Stamford allege the company's marketing of its opioid painkiller OxyContin...

Satanic Temple brings Baphomet statue to Arkansas for rally

Aug. 17, 2018 9:02 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Satanic Temple temporarily placed a bronze statue of a goat-headed, winged creature called Baphomet at the Arkansas State Capitol during a rally to call for the removal of a Ten Commandments monument already mounted on Capitol grounds. About 150 Satanists, atheists and...