Latest Protests and demonstrations News

Rights group: Dozens in Belarus investigated amid protests

Sep. 22, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus, that's seen six weeks of protests against the country's authoritarian president after a disputed election, have opened more than 250 criminal cases that target political opponents, activists and protesters, a Belarusian human rights group said Tuesday. Dozens...

FILE - This undated photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky.  (Courtesy of Taylor Family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP, File)

City restricts access before decision in Breonna Taylor case

Sep. 22, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Kentucky’s largest city were preparing Tuesday for more protests and possible unrest as the city nervously awaits the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death. With timing of the...

Nevada PAC protests mask mandate outside governor's home

Sep. 22, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — About 100 people gathered outside the Nevada governor's private home in southwest Las Vegas on Monday to protest a mask mandate intended to limit the spread of COVID-19. Political action committee No Mask Nevada planned the demonstration after Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak implemented the...

Vermont officer focus of protests leaving police department

Sep. 22, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

A Vermont police officer who has been the focus of protests over the use of excessive force is leaving the Burlington Police Department. At a Monday night meeting, the Burlington City Council voted 11-1 to authorize Mayor Miro Weinberger to enter into a separation agreement with Sgt. Jason Bellavance. “We...

Milwaukee mayor's budget proposal cuts 120 police officers

Sep. 22, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett would reduce the city's police force by 120 positions in his proposed 2021 budget. Barrett is presenting the $1.5 billion budget to the Common Council Tuesday. The police positions would be reduced through attrition. The mayor's budget cuts about $430,000 from...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 22, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin. September 17, 2020 Hoosiers should denounce QAnon QAnon conspiracy theories are so absurd they’d be laughable, if not for the danger they pose and the surprising number of people who are gullible enough to believe them. While QAnon started with a fringe online following, its...

Gov. Kelly concerned about state's response to coronavirus

Sep. 21, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday she is increasingly concerned the state does not have the infrastructure and policies in place to stop a continuing increase in confirmed cases of the coronavirus On Monday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported 53,959 confirmed...

Florida governor seeks new penalties for violent protesters

Sep. 21, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida is going to get tough on people who engage in violence during protests, Florida's Republican governor said Monday in announcing new legislation. Gov. Ron DeSantis said his proposed legislation will impose felony-level penalties on anyone who damages property,...

U.S. Attorney General William Barr arrives to speak with federal officials for a panel discussion on combatting human trafficking at the U.S. Attorney's Office on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Feds threaten funds to NYC, Seattle and Portland over unrest

Sep. 21, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department identified New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Donald Trump that sought to identify localities that permit “anarchy, violence and destruction in American...

Police detain a protester during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Tens of thousands of Belarusians calling for the authoritarian president to resign marched through the capital on Sunday as the country's wave of protests entered its seventh week. Hundreds of soldiers blocked off the center of Minsk, deploying water cannon and armored personnel carriers and erecting barbed wire barriers. (AP Photo/

Police detain over 400 during Sunday protests in Belarus

Sep. 21, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in Belarus said they detained more than 400 protesters who took part in a weekend demonstration demanding the resignation of the nation's authoritarian president following a disputed vote. With protests rocking the country for more than six weeks, tens of thousands of...