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3 sentenced for violence at Virginia white nationalist rally

Jul. 19, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three members of a white supremacist group were sentenced Friday to between two and three years in prison for punching, kicking and choking anti-racism protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and political rallies in California. Members of the now-defunct Rise Above...

Hong Kong leader thanks police after clashes with 'rioters'

Jul. 15, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam thanked police on Monday after violent scuffles erupted between law enforcement officers and protesters demanding her resignation. A demonstration Sunday in Hong Kong's Sha Tin district was peaceful for most of the day, but fights broke out when police started...

China locks down Xinjiang a decade after deadly ethnic riots

Jul. 5, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A decade after deadly riots tore through his hometown, Kamilane Abudushalamu still vividly recalls the violence that left him an exile. On July 5, 2009, Abudushalamu was hiding with his father on the 10th floor of an office tower in Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang region that is...

Ethiopian Israeli protests of police violence enter 3rd day

Jul. 3, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Scores of activists returned to streets across Israel on Wednesday to protest the killing of an Ethiopian Israeli teen by an off-duty police officer in what the community calls the latest example of police brutality and discrimination in Israeli society. Protesters mobilized to block a...

Riot police clear away protesters from Hong Kong legislature

Jul. 1, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong's legislature Monday night, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets with tear gas and then moved inside. The three-hour occupation,...

Hong Kong protest demands: drop extradition, free arrested

Jul. 1, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

A small group of protesters smashed their way into Hong Kong's legislature on Monday in unprecedented scenes of chaos that escalated tensions over the Chinese territory's political future. It came the same day that hundreds of thousands joined a peaceful annual pro-democracy march in the former British colony....

Amnesty wants impartial probe of Indonesia police violence

Jun. 26, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Amnesty International is calling for an independent investigation into allegations of police brutality and unlawful killings during post-election riots in the Indonesian capital last month. The rights organization said Wednesday in a publicly released letter to President Joko...

Egypt arrests 8, including ex-lawmaker and secular activists

Jun. 25, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police arrested at least eight people on Tuesday, including a former lawmaker and key secular activists in the country's 2011 uprising, for their alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, authorities said. The arrests mark the latest in a years-long crackdown by President...

LGBTQ news coverage still evolving 50 years after Stonewall

Jun. 21, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — During the 1969 series of riots that followed a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, the New York Daily News headlined a story that quickly became infamous: "Homo Nest Raided, Queen Bees are Stinging Mad." Some of the coverage of rioting outside the gay bar — unimaginable today in...

Riot police drive protesters away from Georgian parliament

Jun. 20, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas and unleashed water cannons early Friday to drive thousands of protesters away from Georgia's parliament building and off the capital's main avenue. As dawn broke, police appeared to be in full control of the city center after a night of...