Latest Protests and demonstrations News

The Latest: Teen in video says he sought to calm tension

Jan. 21, 2019 2:26 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on videos showing Kentucky students in a confrontation at a Native American at a rally in Washington (all times local): 8:45 p.m. A teen at the center of a video confrontation with a Native American organizer of a march in Washington, D.C., says he did nothing to provoke...

Sudan protesters show resilience, employ Arab Spring tactics

Jan. 21, 2019 1:17 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The anti-government protests rocking Sudan for the past month are reminiscent of the Arab Spring uprisings of nearly a decade ago. Demonstrators, many in their 20s and 30s, are trying to remove an authoritarian leader and win freedoms and human rights. Activists challenging President Omar...

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn't provoke

Jan. 20, 2019 10:46 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The student who stared and smiled at an elderly Native American protester drumming in his face outside the Lincoln Memorial as his schoolmates chanted and laughed says he did nothing to provoke the man in the videotaped confrontation and was only trying to calm the situation. The student...

Iraqi prime minister visits Basra, months after unrest

Jan. 20, 2019 2:59 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, made his first visit to Basra on Sunday, promising better water and electricity services after riots swept through the impoverished city last summer. Demonstrators set fire to nearly every government building in the summer unrest and torched most...

Congo on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win

Jan. 20, 2019 2:09 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions remain about the result. Tshisekedi, son of the late,...

Greek protesters angry over Macedonia deal clash with police

Jan. 20, 2019 1:34 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Protesters clashed with police outside Greece's parliament during a rally that drew tens of thousands of people Sunday against the Greek-Macedonia name deal. At least 25 police officers were injured and seven people arrested, police said. Demonstrators threw rocks, flares, firebombs,...

Zimbabwe president to return home after deadly turmoil

Jan. 20, 2019 1:30 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president announced on Sunday that he will return home and skip the World Economic Forum after a week of turmoil in which activists have said at least a dozen people have been killed in a government crackdown. President Emmerson Mnangagwa had been under growing pressure...

'I've been robbed by the state:' Zimbabwe, in chaos, mourns

Jan. 20, 2019 12:31 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Before the family of Kelvin Tinashe Choto knew he had been killed, social media in Zimbabwe was circulating a photo of his battered body lying on the reception counter of a local police station. Angry protesters had left him there. The 22-year-old was shot in the head, one of at...

Colombians flood streets to protest terror after car bomb

Jan. 20, 2019 11:54 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of Colombians dressed in white poured into the streets Sunday to repudiate terrorism after a car bombing at a Bogota police academy killed 21 people and left dozens more wounded. Amid heavy security and loud chants of "Down with the terrorists!" and "No more violence," the...

Sudan police clash with demonstrators in fresh protests

Jan. 20, 2019 11:23 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese police clashed with demonstrators in and around the capital Khartoum on Sunday, after they deployed in large numbers in anticipation of fresh protests calling on longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir to step down, activists said. Video clips circulating online showed hundreds of security...