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France investigates after older protester is injured in Nice

Mar. 24, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — French authorities are investigating the case of an older female protester who suffered head injuries when police charged people defying a ban on yellow vest protests in Nice. The woman was waving a rainbow flag marked "Peace" and holding a yellow vest when riot police carrying shields...

Moroccan teachers protest low wages, temporary contracts

Mar. 24, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Several thousand Moroccan teachers have staged a protest in the capital Rabat, in the latest outbreak of anger at low-wage, temporary teaching contracts that do not cover health care or provide for pensions. Sunday's march came the day after police used water cannon to disperse...

Student suspended after using toy gun in veterans memorial

Mar. 24, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

CELINA, Ohio (AP) — Military veterans and students are upset over the suspension of a middle school student in Ohio whose class project creating a memorial to veterans included a toy gun. About two dozen people in Celina (suh-LEYE'-nuh) in northwest Ohio protested the suspension earlier this week. The...

Anti-government protesters march in Belarusian capital

Mar. 24, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — About 2,000 opponents of Belarus' authoritarian government have rallied in the country's capital of Minsk. The Sunday rally marked the 101st anniversary of the formation of the short-lived Belarusian People's Republic, an attempt to form an independent state amid the chaos of World War...

Palestinian dies of wounds from Israeli fire at Gaza protest

Mar. 24, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian has died of wounds sustained from Israeli gunfire at protests along the perimeter fence. The ministry says Sunday that 24-year-old Habib al-Masri was shot in the chest at protests near Beit Hanoun the previous night, and that two others...

Timeline: Key events since Thailand's last general election

Mar. 23, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand on Sunday held its first general election since the military ousted the elected government in a coup nearly five years ago. Thailand has a long history of cycling through elected governments that are then ousted by the army, which in time allows fresh elections. Here's a look the...

The Latest: Protesters in London demand halt to Brexit

Mar. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9 p.m. Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands, demanding that Britain's Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union. The "People's Vote March" on Saturday...

Protests held in Pittsburgh after cop cleared in shooting

Mar. 23, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The father of a slain black teenager pleaded for peace Saturday after the acquittal of a white police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney's office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsburgh. Police put officers on 12-hour shifts until...

French yellow vest protests in Paris avoid last week's riots

Mar. 23, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Scattered yellow vest protesters clashed with French police firing tear gas Saturday after a peaceful march through Paris, but tougher security measures and protest bans in high-risk neighborhoods prevented the kind of rioting that devastated the capital a week ago. The 4-month-old movement...

Anti-Brexit marchers flood into London, demand new vote

Mar. 23, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands on Saturday, demanding that Britain's Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union. The "People's Vote March" snaked from Park Lane and other locations to...