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A supporter of a communist group burns representation of U.S. currency, during a protest against U.S. interference in Lebanon's affairs, near the U.S. embassy, in Aukar northeast of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Lebanese hold raucous rally outside US Embassy in Beirut

Jul. 10, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of Lebanese protesters held a raucous anti-U.S. rally outside the fortified American Embassy in Beirut on Friday, denouncing what they said was Washington's interference in Lebanon's affairs while some chanted in support of the militant Hezbollah group. The crowd, made up of mostly...

In this July 2, 2020 photo released by the U.S. Attorney Office in Oregon and taken from security cameras, officers with the Federal Protective Service can be seen, top right, holding their shields up and guarding the doorway of the Hatfield Federal Courthouse after the glass door shattered. Federal authorities arrested seven people on federal charges ranging from damaging federal property to assaulting a federal officer after protesters targeted the courthouse during demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality. All seven protesters were released after a brief hearing Monday, July 6. (U.S. Attorney's Office District of Oregon via AP)

Police: $23 million lost due to ongoing Portland protests

Jul. 8, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Downtown businesses in Portland, Oregon, have sustained about $23 million in damages and lost customers because of violent nightly protests that have brought the city to its knees, authorities said Wednesday. At a police briefing, Deputy Chief Chris Davis said the intensity of the...

Police officers use pepper spray on demonstrators in front of the Serbian parliament in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Thousands of people protested the Serbian president's announcement that a lockdown will be reintroduced after the Balkan country reported its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus Tuesday. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

Serbs storm parliament after virus lockdown announced

Jul. 7, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of protesters fought running battles with police and tried to storm the parliament building in Belgrade on Tuesday after the Serbian president announced that a coronavirus lockdown will be reintroduced in the Balkan country. Police fired several rounds of tear gas at the...

Colorado protesters detained in protest over Columbus statue

Jul. 6, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado police arrested a man for allegedly attempting to incite a riot at a demonstration calling for the removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus. The event Sunday marked the third consecutive weekend demonstrators gathered to call for the removal of the Columbus monument in...

Riot declared in downtown Portland as protests continue

Jul. 4, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a riot was declared in downtown Portland, Oregon, for the third time this week when the Hatfield Federal Courthouse was attacked early Saturday. KOIN reports shortly before 1 a.m., protesters began throwing rocks at the Federal Courthouse and then firing commercial...

57 charged with rioting, looting felonies at Tampa protests

Jul. 3, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in one Florida office have charged a total of 57 people with rioting and looting that occurred shortly after a black man dying in Minneapolis police custody sparked nationwide protests, officials announced Friday. Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said in a statement...

Journalists, legal observers exempt from orders to disperse

Jul. 2, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some journalists and legal observers will be exempt from Portland police orders requiring protesters to disperse after an unlawful assembly or riot is declared, under a 14-day temporary order issued by a federal judge Thursday. Police also cannot arrest, threaten to arrest or use...

FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file photo, a protester faces police officers in downtown in Portland, Ore. Portland, Oregon, a liberal city with a reputation for full-throated and frequent protests, is reeling from the nightly chaos in its streets and on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, its visibly frustrated police chief appealed to residents to help stop

Oregon House speaker slams Portland police use of tear gas

Jul. 1, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than two dozen protesters were arrested on charges including disorderly conduct, interfering with a police officer, riot and assault on a police officer during protests that stretched into the early morning hours of Wednesday, Portland police said. Authorities said protesters...

Dallas women sue city, county over Texas' anti-rioting law

Jun. 30, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Three women arrested amid protests against racism and police violence sued the city of Dallas and Dallas County on Tuesday in a challenge to the Texas anti-rioting law. Yolanda Dobbins, 55, Lily Godinez, 20, and Megan Nordyke, 35, filed suit in federal court, contending their constitutional...

Man charged with vandalizing Texas Capitol during protest

Jun. 25, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A suspect has been arrested and charged with vandalizing the Texas Capitol during a Black Lives Matter demonstration last month. Keegan Dalton Godsey, 23, of Austin, was arrested Tuesday after being charged with felony criminal mischief, riot and interference with public duties,...