Latest Protests and demonstrations News

Sudanese to name civilian council in bid to pressure army

Apr. 21, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese protest organizers say they will announce a civilian transitional council on Sunday in a bid to exert more pressure on the military to hand over power following the overthrow of long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month. The Sudanese Professionals Association...

Moroccans protest prison sentences of anti-poverty activists

Apr. 21, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators in Morocco are condemning prison sentences given to the leader of the Hirak Rif anti-poverty movement and dozens of other activists. The demonstration brought one of the main avenues of the Moroccan capital, Rabat, to a standstill on Sunday. Security forces...

Outrage after some French protesters urge police suicides

Apr. 21, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With French police suicides on the rise, Paris authorities are investigating yellow vest protesters who encouraged police to kill themselves. Radical protesters have clashed with police nearly every weekend for five months on the margins of largely peaceful yellow vest demonstrations demanding...

Protesters punch Turkish opposition leader at funeral

Apr. 21, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Protesters assaulted the leader of Turkey's main opposition party during a funeral held Sunday for a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels. The politician was not hurt, party officials said. People threw punches at Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu...

The Latest: French protesters demand attention from Macron

Apr. 20, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the yellow vest protests in France (all times local): 9:55 p.m. French yellow vest protesters have set fires along a march through Paris to drive home their message to the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to...

Young Algerian protester dies of injuries; police accused

Apr. 20, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A young Algerian protester has died from head injuries that his family and friends believe were caused by a police beating. Friend and neighbor Lyes Lamara says that protester Yettou Ramzi died and was buried Friday after several days in an Algiers hospital. The neighbor told The...

Anti-govt protests resume against Serbia's populist leader

Apr. 20, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people turned out for an anti-government protest in Belgrade on Saturday, a day after Serbia's populist President Aleksandar Vucic held a mass rally in an apparent bid to counter months of street demonstrations against him. Blowing whistles, protesters marched...

Officials to release details about police-involved shooting

Apr. 20, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials expect to release details to the public next week about the investigation into a shooting that involved police, wounded a woman and led to protests. Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James Rovella said Friday night he's asking...

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

Apr. 20, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is ignoring the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to solve. Like the high-visibility vests the...

Activist: Sudan protest leaders meet with military rulers

Apr. 20, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese activist says leaders of the protest movement are holding talks with the military council. Ahmed Rabie, a leader at the Sudanese Professionals Association which is behind the protests, tells The Associated Press that Saturday's meeting is the third that they have with the...