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Rare protests in Egypt call for president to step down

Sep. 21, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Rare anti-government protests broke out in several Egyptian cities late Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The small street demonstrations were quickly dispersed by riot police using batons and tear gas. Dozens of people were arrested, including at least two...

Paris police repeatedly use tear gas on day of protests

Sep. 21, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Clusters of anti-government activists in Paris repeatedly scuffled with police who responded with tear gas Saturday as supporters of France's yellow vest protests tried to revive the movement opposed to President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies. In the morning, officers dispersed small...

Hong Kong protesters, police face off in renewed clashes

Sep. 21, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs and police fired tear gas Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Reporters saw at least one person arrested after violence erupted following an afternoon march by several thousand people in Tuen Mun, a district in the...

Traffic around England's Port of Dover disrupted by protest

Sep. 21, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Traffic around the Port of Dover, England's major sea connection with France, has been disrupted as a result of a protest by environmental activists. Activists from Extinction Rebellion said their protest around the port is intended to "highlight the vulnerability of the U.K.'s food supply in...

The Latest: Hong Kong police, protesters clash

Sep. 21, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 6 p.m. Protesters have burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray during a march in an outlying district of Hong Kong in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Police accused protesters of spraying water at officers...

At least 57 arrested in Kazakh anti-government protests

Sep. 21, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Kazakhstan have detained 57 protesters taking part in unsanctioned rallies organized by an opposition movement banned by the government. Videos posted on social media suggested the turnout was small — perhaps a few hundred demonstrators — and police vastly...

Portland students join global climate protests

Sep. 20, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of students demanding action on the global climate crisis walked out of class in Portland, Oregon, part of global protests that stretched from Australia to South America. KOIN reports that students rallied Friday outside City Hall, making demands of Mayor Ted Wheeler. In a...

'I want a future': Global youth protests urge climate action

Sep. 20, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Young people afraid for their futures protested around the globe Friday to implore leaders to tackle climate change, turning out by the hundreds of thousands to insist that the warming world can't wait any longer. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape...

Judge: Trump must give deposition in protesters' lawsuit

Sep. 20, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge Friday ordered President Donald Trump to give a videotaped deposition in a lawsuit filed by protesters who claim they were roughed up outside Trump Tower in 2015. State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez of the Bronx denied Trump's effort to quash the subpoena, ordering him...

'Climate strike' crosses continents: A look at the protests

Sep. 20, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of mostly young people marched, rallied and demonstrated around the world Friday, demanding action to combat climate change. A look at some of the "Global Climate Strike" protests: AFRICA — KENYA: Some young protesters in Nairobi wore hats and outfits fashioned...