Latest Protests and demonstrations News

Hong Kong police clear streets as protesters move to park

Jun. 16, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong left the streets, averting possible clashes Monday after haggling for hours with police by moving to areas near the city's government headquarters. The demonstrators who stayed after a massive protest march the day before, demanding that Chief Executive Carrie Lam...

The Latest: Ex-lawmaker: Protesters angry demands are unmet

Jun. 16, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 11:50 a.m. A former legislator says protesters are angry their demands are not getting a response from Hong Kong's leader and he sees their current mission as planning for the long term. After a massive...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison

Jun. 16, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests. Wong's release from the Lai Chi Kok Correctional Facility came as student demonstrators and police were gathered near...

Sudan's Bashir appears in public for first time since ouster

Jun. 16, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir appeared in public for the first time since his ouster two months ago, as he was led to a prosecutor's office Sunday in a corruption investigation. The deposed strongman has been held under arrest in the capital, Khartoum, since the military...

Hong Kong leader fights for political life after bill fiasco

Jun. 16, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam steadily climbed her way up bureaucratic ranks to capture the top position in the former British colony, relying on sheer intelligence, ambition, canny networking and an astute deference to authority. Yet the ground has shifted considerably since she...

Hong Kong police begin to clear streets of protesters

Jun. 16, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city's top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony. Nearly 2 million of the city's 7 million...

The Latest: Hong Kong police say want to clear protesters

Jun. 16, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 7 a.m. Hong Kong police say they want to clear the streets of protesters Monday morning. Police announced the decision at an early morning news conference. Many protesters spent Sunday night near government...

Scores protest outside Florida detention center for kids

Jun. 16, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Clutching signs and umbrellas against a drenching downpour, scores of people protested Sunday outside a South Florida facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children. A coalition of religious groups and immigrant advocates said they want the...

2020 race brings free college back to the national stage

Jun. 16, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House. At least 18 of the party's 23 presidential contenders have come out in support of some version of free college . Sen. Elizabeth Warren of...

Russians keep heat on police after reporter's case closed

Jun. 16, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 1,500 people in Moscow have demonstrated against police abuse of power in the wake of a prominent Russian journalist's arrest on drug-dealing charges that the government admitted days later had no basis. Organizers had official permission for Sunday's protest rally, unlike one...