Latest Protests and demonstrations News

Scuffles erupt between police, protesters demanding return of Israeli hostages still held in Gaza

May. 25, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Scuffles between Israeli police and protesters erupted in Tel Aviv on Saturday after thousands gathered to demonstrate against the government and demand that it bring back the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza. Meanwhile, a small U.S. military vessel and what...

Pro-independence leader calls on protesters in New Caledonia to 'maintain resistance' against France

May. 25, 2024 16:45 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — The leader of a pro-independence party in New Caledonia on Saturday called on supporters to “remain mobilized” across the French Pacific archipelago and “maintain resistance” against the Paris government's efforts to impose electoral reforms that the Indigenous Kanak...

NYC college suspends officer who told pro-Palestinian protester ‘I support killing all you guys’

May. 24, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A campus safety officer at a public college in New York City has been suspended after footage circulated online showing him cursing at pro-Palestinian protesters during a graduation ceremony and saying he supported killing them all, the school confirmed Friday. An...

UCLA police arrest young man for alleged felony assault in attack on pro-Palestinian encampment

May. 24, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly a month after counterprotesters attacked a pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of California, Los Angeles, police have made their first arrest, detaining an 18-year-old who is not a student or affiliated with the school in any way, officials said Friday. ...

The distributor of a popular Hong Kong protest song will remove it from all platforms, creator says

May. 24, 2024 10:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The distributor of a popular protest song in Hong Kong has decided to remove the music from all platforms because of a court ban in the city, the group that created the song said Friday, a week after YouTube blocked access to its videos. Dgxmusic said on Instagram...

Rutgers, Northwestern defend deals with student protesters: 'We had to get the encampment down'

May. 23, 2024 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of Northwestern and Rutgers universities defended their decisions to end pro-Palestinian encampments through negotiations rather than police force, telling a House committee on Thursday that they defused the danger without ceding ground to protesters. ...

Pro-Palestinian protesters leave after Drexel University decides to have police clear encampment

May. 23, 2024 21:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Protesters packed up their belongings and left a pro-Palestinian encampment at Drexel University on Thursday after the school announced a decision to have police clear the encampment. University President John Fry said in a statement that he decided to have...

Group of graduates walk out of Harvard commencement chanting 'Free, free Palestine'

May. 23, 2024 18:46 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of students in graduation robes walked out of the Harvard commencement on Thursday chanting “Free, free Palestine” after weeks of protests on campus and a day after the school announced that 13 Harvard students who participated in a protest encampment would...

German police clear pro-Palestinian protesters from Berlin university

May. 23, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police cleared about 150 pro-Palestinian demonstrators from a Berlin university faculty on Thursday, ending one of a wave of student-led protests across Europe over Israel’s conduct in its war against Hamas. Activists had occupied several...

Those who helped file voting fraud allegations are protected from suit, North Carolina justices say

May. 23, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a defamation lawsuit against attorneys who assisted voters with submitting some 2016 ballot complaints, saying the fraud allegations they helped make were broadly protected within the protest process. The...