Latest Protests and demonstrations News

Hong Kong readies for more protests after night of clashes

Sep. 22, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Another day of protest is expected in Hong Kong after a night of violent clashes in which the police used tear gas and rubber rounds against protesters who threw gasoline bombs toward them and set fires in streets. Transit authorities closed the two intermediate stations on the airport...

28 telescope protesters plead not guilty in Hawaii court

Sep. 21, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Dozens of people arrested on the Big Island during the first week of Mauna Kea demonstrations in July have pleaded not guilty in their first court appearances. Twenty-eight of the 38 people arrested appeared in Hilo District Court Friday on obstruction charges for blocking access to the...

Protesters march on immigration detention center in Colorado

Sep. 21, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Protesters have marched several miles from Denver to an immigrant detention center where dozens of counter-demonstrators were waiting. Police shut down streets and were out in force on Saturday as the demonstrators walked from Denver's City Park to the privately run detention center in...

Rare protests in Egypt call for president to step down

Sep. 21, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Rare anti-government protests broke out in several Egyptian cities late Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The small street demonstrations were quickly dispersed by riot police using batons and tear gas. Dozens of people were arrested, including at least two...

Climate activists step up protests in Britain and France

Sep. 21, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Environmental activists in Britain and France stepped up campaigns Saturday to get their governments to confront climate change with greater urgency, part of a week of global climate actions. Thousands of people marched in south Paris to press French President Emmanuel Macron, world leaders at...

Paris police repeatedly use tear gas on day of protests

Sep. 21, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Clusters of anti-government activists in Paris repeatedly scuffled with police who responded with tear gas Saturday as supporters of France's yellow vest protests tried to revive the movement opposed to President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies. In the morning, officers dispersed small...

Hong Kong protesters, police face off in renewed clashes

Sep. 21, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs and police fired tear gas Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Reporters saw at least one person arrested after violence erupted following an afternoon march by several thousand people in Tuen Mun, a district in the...

City to pay Republican National Convention protester $50K

Sep. 21, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for a protester arrested during the 2016 Republican National Convention says Cleveland will pay his client $50,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit. Attorney Subodh (soo-BODE') Chandra (CHAHN'-druh) says Richard Newburger in July 2016 joined fellow protesters preparing...

Maine's rural living fair out to get everyone's goat

Sep. 21, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

UNITY, Maine (AP) — Maine's annual celebration of rural living is taking place this weekend with demonstrations about everything from milking your own goats to adeptly wielding a chain saw. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's Common Ground Country Fair began Friday and runs through...

Traffic around England's Port of Dover disrupted by protest

Sep. 21, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Traffic around the Port of Dover, England's major sea connection with France, has been disrupted as a result of a protest by environmental activists. Activists from Extinction Rebellion said their protest around the port is intended to "highlight the vulnerability of the U.K.'s food supply in...