Latest Riots News

2 charged with murder of N Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Sep. 17, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two men appeared in court Friday in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee, a Northern Irish journalist shot dead as she covered rioting in Londonderry in 2019. Gearoid Cavanagh, 33, and Jordan Devine, 21, were charged with murder, possession of a...

Oath Keeper pleads guilty in Jan. 6 riot, will cooperate

Sep. 16, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

A member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has pleaded guilty and will cooperate with investigators against his fellow extremists, marking another win for the Justice Department in its major conspiracy case stemming from the attack. ...

Gov vetoes North Carolina bill limiting K-12 racial teaching

Sep. 10, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed two bills on Friday that would have limited how public school teachers can discuss certain racial concepts and raised penalties on those who engage in violent protests. The vetoed education bill was...

Florida's GOP-backed 'anti-riot' law blocked by judge

Sep. 09, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida's new “anti-riot” law championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis as a way to quell violent protests is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The 90-page decision by U.S. District Judge Mark...

Capitol riot participant from Alabama reaches plea deal

Sep. 09, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man charged with bringing 11 Molotov cocktails and other weapons to Washington on the day of the U.S. Capitol riot has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, according to a court filing. The Wednesday filing from federal...

South African riots to cost $1.7 billion in insurance claims

Sep. 08, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The rioting that erupted in parts of South Africa in July over former President Jacob Zuma’s imprisonment caused damage worth $1.7 billion (25 billion rand), according to the state insurance company handling the claims. More than 300 people died...

Capitol rioter from Idaho pleads guilty to assaulting police

Sep. 07, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho. (AP) — An Idaho man pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting police in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Duke Edward Wilson pleaded guilty Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to one count of assaulting, resisting or impeding...

Police clash with opponents of Serbian church in Montenegro

Sep. 05, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

CETINJE, Montenegro (AP) — Arriving in a military helicopter, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro was inaugurated in the state's old capital on Sunday amid clashes between police and protesters who oppose continued Serb influence in the tiny Balkan nation. ...

Ethnic tensions flare up in Montenegro over church ceremony

Sep. 04, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Protesters clashed with hundreds of riot police in the old capital of Montenegro on Saturday, setting up blockades of tires and large rocks ahead of the inauguration of the new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the small Balkan nation. ...

AP sources: Intel shows extremists to attend Capitol rally

Sep. 02, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Far right extremist groups like the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers are planning to attend a rally later this month at the U.S. Capitol that is designed to demand “justice” for the hundreds of people who have been charged in connection with January’s insurrection,...