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Rare protests in Egypt call for president to step down

Sep. 21, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Rare anti-government protests broke out in several Egyptian cities late Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The small street demonstrations were quickly dispersed by riot police using batons and tear gas. Dozens of people were arrested, including at least two...

Judge partially blocks law aimed at oil pipeline protests

Sep. 18, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked enforcement of some new South Dakota laws that aim to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline. A lawsuit spearheaded by the American Civil Liberties Union against Gov. Kristi Noem and state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg alleges that...

Attorney seeks dismissal of DAPL cigarette butt DNA case

Sep. 18, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for a South Dakota man says DNA evidence found on a cigarette butt doesn't prove his client participated in a riot during the Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago. The Bismarck Tribune reports attorney Bruce Nestor on Monday filed a motion in state court seeking...

Illinois race riot site deemed suitable for monument status

Sep. 14, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois congressman says a Springfield site linked to the city's 1908 race riot has been deemed suitable for designation as a national historic monument. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis had asked the National Park Service last year to conduct a survey of the block-long site. He...

Portland to pay $15,000 to man wrongly arrested at protest

Sep. 14, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland plans to pay $15,000 to a man who says he was wrongfully tackled and arrested by police in riot gear at an anti-Donald Trump protest in 2016. Daniel Martinez, of Forest Grove, said police mistook him for a suspect in a car vandalism that had occurred days earlier....

Hong Kong tells US to stay out; students form protest chains

Sep. 9, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of students formed human chains outside schools across Hong Kong on Monday to show solidarity after violent weekend clashes between police and activists seeking democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. The silent protest came as the Hong Kong government...

Marchers ask Trump to 'liberate' Hong Kong, as clashes erupt

Sep. 8, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong urged President Donald Trump to "liberate" the semiautonomous Chinese territory during a peaceful march to the U.S. Consulate on Sunday, but violence broke out later in the business and retail district as police fired tear gas after protesters...

Hong Kong thwarts airport protest, but battles continue

Sep. 7, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police thwarted another disruption at the airport by pro-democracy activists but had to battle protesters at subway stations on Saturday, as the months-long unrest showed no signs of abating even after the government offered a concession days earlier. Police mounted road checks...

DNA from cigarette leads to Dakota Access arrest 3 years on

Sep. 6, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in North Dakota relied on DNA collected from a cigarette butt to charge a man with engaging in a riot for his part in a Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago that caused damage estimated at hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to an affidavit. Morton County...

Protests flare in Hong Kong despite bill's withdrawal

Sep. 6, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters besieged a police station and a subway stop Friday, prompting police to fire tear gas and rubber bullets as new violence erupted despite the government's promise to drop a proposed law that sparked months of demonstrations in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. About...