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Judge: Petition to recall Seattle mayor can move forward

Jul. 11, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A King County Superior Court judge has approved a petition for an election to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. The Seattle Times reports the ruling Friday on charges filed by a group of five people last month comes after weeks of local protests against racism and police brutality —...

Protesters clash with riot police on the steps of the Serbian parliament during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, July 10 2020. Hundreds of demonstrators tried to storm Serbia's parliament on Friday, clashing with police who fired tear gas during the fourth night of protests against the president's increasingly authoritarian rule. The protests started on Tuesday when President Aleksandar Vucic announced that Belgrade would be placed under a new three-day lockdown following a second wave of confirmed coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Serbia police detain 71 after 4th night of virus protests

Jul. 11, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests against the Serbian president that were initially sparked by his plans to reintroduce a coronavirus lockdown. Fourteen policemen were injured in the rioting Friday evening when...

South Dakota sheriff, protest organizer differ on escalation

Jul. 11, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Pennington County Sheriff and an organizer of a July 3 demonstration near Mount Rushmore have continued to clash over their account of who escalated confrontations between protesters and law enforcement. The Rapid City Journal reports that Nick Tilsen, a protest organizer who is...

American Indian group protests Oklahoma land rush memorial

Jul. 11, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of American Indian rights activists demonstrated Saturday in protest of the memorial in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district to the Oklahoma Land Rush and the state’s other land runs. The Society to Preserve Indigenous Rights and Indigenous Treaties, or SPIRIT,...

Anti-government protesters burn tires and barricade roads in the capital Bamako, Mali, Friday, July 10, 2020. Thousands marched Friday in Mali's capital in anti-government demonstrations urged by an opposition group that rejects the president's promises of reforms. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)

Mali protests in 2nd day despite president's call for talks

Jul. 11, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Police fired tear gas Saturday in Mali’s capital as scattered groups came out for a second straight day of anti-government protests, defying the president's latest call for dialogue. The turnout was far smaller than the thousands who surged through the streets Friday, briefly...

Demostrators gather near North Carolina Confederate statue

Jul. 11, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds protested Saturday near a Confederate monument in a central North Carolina city where local officials have tried to limit the activities of demonstrators. The protesters marched 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Burlington into downtown Graham, where the century-old statue of a soldier...

Protesters hold signs during a demonstration against Israel's government in Rabin square in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Thousands of Israelis gathered Saturday to protest the new government's failure to address economic woes brought by the coronavirus, directing their anger at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is seeing his support plummeting. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israelis protest government's economic response to virus

Jul. 11, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in downtown Tel Aviv on Saturday, protesting what is widely seen as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to address economic woes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. With economic stress deepening in recent weeks, many Israelis...

People wearing protective face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus sit inside a train in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran's president warns lockdowns could lead to protests

Jul. 11, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that lockdowns meant to curb the spread of the pandemic could lead to street protests over economic problems, his website reported. In a regular Cabinet meeting on the coronavirus, Rouhani said the easiest way to fight the virus is to close...

Bulgarian president urges PM and government to resign

Jul. 11, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's president is calling on the center-right government to step down and the chief prosecutor to resign as the only way to ease the growing political tensions that have sparked mass protests across the country. President Ruman Radev said Saturday in a nationally televised...

Demonstrators protest George Floyd's killing, Saturday, May 30, 2020 in Baltimore. The injustices that fueled Baltimore’s unrest five years ago still exist, activists said during recent weeks of demonstrations, as do instances of police brutality and misconduct. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Baltimore activists hone protest strategy to reduce violence

Jul. 11, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The injustices that fueled Baltimore’s unrest five years ago still exist, activists said during recent weeks of demonstrations, as do instances of police brutality and misconduct. But while much of the nation protested in ways that sometimes ended in violent clashes, Baltimore...