Latest Protests and demonstrations News

Police arrest protesters amid curfew in India's northeast

Dec. 12, 2019 2:35 AM EST

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Police arrested dozens of people and enforced curfew Thursday in several districts in India's northeastern Assam state where thousands protested legislation granting citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from neighboring countries. Groups of protesters defied the curfew in Gauhati,...

Doctors end protest to demand flu vaccines for migrants

Dec. 12, 2019 12:56 AM EST

San Diego (AP) — A group of doctors on Wednesday ended a three-day protest against the U.S. government's refusal to allow the flu vaccine be administered to migrants, following the arrests of six demonstrators outside a Border Patrol regional headquarters in San Diego. Dr. Bonnie Arzuaga said Customs and...

India's Parliament passes contentious citizenship bill

Dec. 11, 2019 11:56 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian lawmakers approved legislation granting citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, even though critics said it undermines the country's secular constitution. The Citizenship Amendment Bill seeks to grant Indian nationality to Buddhists,...

Diplomats to Lebanon: Expect no aid before government formed

Dec. 11, 2019 5:22 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Lebanon cannot expect to receive international aid for its battered economy until a new government undertakes serious reforms, diplomats decided at a closed-door meeting in Paris on Wednesday. The international group, led by France and the United Nations, met to discuss conditions for helping...

Protesters vent their anger as UN climate talks stutter

Dec. 11, 2019 3:41 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — With less than 72 hours left to reach a deal on key measures in the fight against global warming, major countries at a U.N. meeting on climate change took the floor to stake out their positions — showing that deep differences remain to be breached. In a sign of growing frustration over...

French government raises retirement age as strikes grind on

Dec. 11, 2019 3:28 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister said Wednesday that the full retirement age will be increased for the country's youngest, but offered concessions in an ill-fated effort to calm a nationwide protest against pension reforms that critics say will erode the nation's way of life. The government is trying...

France's pension overhaul: a look at the planned changes

Dec. 11, 2019 1:42 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government on Wednesday unveiled details of a planned pension system overhaul that will make younger generations work longer and has sparked nationwide strikes and protests. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced some concessions, and promised that the...

UN: Targeted killings continue against Iraq protesters

Dec. 11, 2019 1:39 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Deliberate killings, abduction and arbitrary detention are among abuses that continue against Iraqi anti-government demonstrators by unknown groups, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday. The report comes amid a string of targeted assassinations and arrests of civil activists and...

Protesters call for prison to stop housing detainees

Dec. 11, 2019 12:24 PM EST

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — Protesters gathered outside a Rhode Island detention facility calling for the prison to stop housing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees. About 200 protesters from Never Again Action assembled outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls on...

Algeria election may bring new era or continued protests

Dec. 11, 2019 11:36 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s powerful army chief promises that a presidential election on Thursday will chart a new era for a nation where the highest office has stood vacant for eight months. The tenacious pro-democracy movement which forced leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign after 20 years...