Latest Protests and demonstrations News

The Latest: HK police say they hope for peaceful resolution

Nov. 19, 2019 5:05 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Hong Kong police spokesman Kwok Ka-chuen says police have not yet decided their next steps to end a standoff at Polytechnic University but are still hoping for a peaceful resolution. Kwok said at a daily briefing Tuesday,...

Protesters force postponement of Lebanese parliament session

Nov. 19, 2019 5:04 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallying against the Lebanese political elite blocked roads in central Beirut on Tuesday, preventing lawmakers from reaching the parliament and forcing the postponement of a legislative session. The session had been scheduled even though the country is still without a...

Hard-line newspaper: Violent Iran protesters face execution

Nov. 19, 2019 4:48 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A hard-line newspaper in Iran is suggesting that those who led violent protests will be executed by hanging as the unrest continues. An article published Tuesday in the Keyhan newspaper made the claim, though Iranian authorities still have not offered a detailed...

Last holdouts surrounded by police at Hong Kong university

Nov. 19, 2019 4:37 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday, unsure what to do next as food supplies dwindled and a police siege of the campus entered its third day. City leader Carrie Lam said 600 people had left the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus, including 200...

Q&A: How the Hong Kong protests converged at Poly U

Nov. 19, 2019 3:25 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Anti-government protesters are occupying Hong Kong Polytechnic University after retreating from the other campuses where they had held demonstrations last week. The ongoing confrontation with police has turned the school known as “Poly U” into a fiery battleground. WHAT IS...

Cuban asylum-seekers: Hunger strikes punished with solitary

Nov. 19, 2019 12:03 AM EST

MILAN, N.M. (AP) — A dozen Cuban asylum-seekers detained in a New Mexico say they have repeatedly been placed in solitary confinement for going on hunger strikes. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports two asylum-seekers in federal immigration custody said they and 10 others were put in solitary confinement...

Thousands of teachers expected at Indiana Statehouse protest

Nov. 19, 2019 12:02 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of teachers are expected to pack the Indiana Statehouse for a rally calling for further increase teacher pay in the biggest such protest in the state amid a wave of educator activism across the country. Teacher unions says about half of Indiana’s nearly 300 school...

Iran downplays, demonizes protests amid internet shutdown

Nov. 18, 2019 8:43 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Monday alternatively downplayed and demonized ongoing protests across the country that have killed at least five people and renewed pressure on the government as the country struggles under the weight of U.S. economic sanctions. The full scale of the protests,...

Chilean leader acknowledges excess force used in protests

Nov. 18, 2019 8:15 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s president is struggling to bring calm as demonstrators took to the streets again Monday, a month into a potent protest movement that has dramatically altered the political landscape of the South American nation. More protests erupted after President Sebastián...

Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle protesters

Nov. 18, 2019 7:31 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. In yet another escalation for the movement, protests raged...