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Former president Henri Konan Bedie, 86, gestures to supporters at a party rally to celebrate his presidential candidacy for the opposition PDCI-RDA party and as a show of strength ahead of next months presidential election, in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Bedie, who led the country from 1993-1999, and Pascal Affi N'Guessan of the Ivorian Popular Front party, are the two opposition leaders who pose the strongest threat to incumbent President Alassane Ouattara. (AP Photo/Diomande Ble Blonde)

Ivory Coast opposition urges civil disobedience before vote

Sep. 20, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Opposition candidate Henri Konan Bedie called Sunday for civil disobedience to take place nationwide to protest President Alassane Ouattara's quest for a third term, which his critics consider unconstitutional. The public declaration by Bedie ahead of the Oct. 31 vote raises the...

A demonstrator holds up a poster at Parliament Square during an Extinction Rebellion climate change protest in London, Tuesday, Sept 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

London police arrest 65 people during climate demonstration

Sep. 1, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police in London said 65 people were arrested Tuesday during climate change protests near the Houses of Parliament. The Metropolitan Police said the number of arrests for public order offenses during the Extinction Rebellion demonstration was correct as of 4 p.m. local time. Hundreds of...

The Rev. Al Sharpton listens during an interview at his office, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in New York. For more than three decades, Sharpton, 65, has been an advocate for Black American families seeking justice in the wake of violence that highlight systemic racism. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Decades later, Sharpton still insists: No justice, no peace

Aug. 26, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton sat quietly in his office in late July, watching the final funeral service for Rep. John Lewis on a wall-mounted television. Instead of flying down to the memorial in Atlanta, Sharpton had remained in New York; he had work to do. Preaching at the funeral of a year-old...

Police: Investigator removed for bias favoring officer

Aug. 21, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An internal affairs investigator at a Florida police department has been removed from his post after showing bias in favor of an officer who shot a woman with a rubber bullet during a demonstration, officials said. Fort Lauderdale Police Sgt. Jeffrey Newman was removed from the...

Pittsburgh mayor overhauls how police handle civil protests

Aug. 21, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

Pittsburgh's mayor on Friday put new limits on dispatching police to civil protests, halted the practice of having plainclothes officers in unmarked cars jump out and arrest people and ordered officers to stop wearing camouflage at protests. Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto also said a commander will be designated to...

FILE - In this Sunday, June 14, 2020, file photo, Benjamin Watson, a former New England Patriots football player, front, addresses an audience in Boston during an event called

Christian groups unveil new criminal justice reform push

Aug. 19, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

A coalition of Christian groups including the Church of God in Christ and the National Association of Evangelicals is launching a new criminal justice reform push that seeks to rally believers behind policing changes grounded in biblical principles. Set to be announced Wednesday, the Prayer & Action Justice...

LGBT rights supporters protest in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. A large crowd of LGBT rights supporters gathered in Warsaw on Saturday to protest the arrest of a transgender activist who had carried out acts of civil disobedience against rising homophobia in Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Protesters decry government's anti-LGBT attitudes in Poland

Aug. 8, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Demonstrators turned out in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday to protest anti-LGBT attitudes promoted by the government as well as the detention of pro-LGBT protesters. “You will not lock all of us up!” people chanted at a protest in Warsaw that drew thousands of...

FILE - In this September 1916 file photo, demonstrators hold a rally for women's suffrage in New York. The Seneca Falls convention in 1848 is widely viewed as the launch of the women's suffrage movement, yet women didn't gain the right to vote until ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. (AP Photo)

Protests in the long term: How is a lasting legacy cemented?

Aug. 2, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What sort of staying power does it take for a protest movement to be judged a success? This year, without a centralized team of senior leaders, perhaps the largest protest movement in U.S. history has been unfolding nationwide since the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of...

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Activists vow to meet arriving federal agents in Albuquerque

Jul. 30, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Activists in Albuquerque said Thursday they are preparing to greet federal agents coming to New Mexico’s largest city with civil disobedience and peaceful protests. Gathering at a park and wearing masks, members of a coalition organized by the Albuquerque Center for Peace...

Transcript: Barack Obama's address at John Lewis' funeral

Jul. 30, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A transcript of former President Barack Obama's address to those present at the funeral service for John Lewis at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Thursday. ___ James wrote to the believers, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,...