Latest Protests and demonstrations News

Greece: Striking hospital staff hold protest in Athens

Oct. 21, 2021 06:56 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of Greek state hospital workers marched Thursday through central Athens as part of a 24-hour strike to protest staff shortages and compulsory coronavirus vaccinations. About 500 protesters demonstrated in the center of the capital, heading...

Year after Nigeria's deadly protests, police still accused

Oct. 21, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Joshua Samuel painfully recalls the day, one year ago, when Nigerian soldiers opened fire in Lagos while he and thousands of others were protesting police brutality. “People were running and some were falling,” the 23-year-old said of the Oct....

Chapelle special spurs Netflix walkout; 'Trans lives matter'

Oct. 20, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix employees who walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle's special and its anti-transgender comments were joined by allies who chanted “Trans lives matter,” getting pushback from counterprotesters who also showed up. A pre-noon...

Officer's suit in protest injury goes to Louisiana court

Oct. 20, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court is now faced with the question of whether a police officer — seriously injured by an unknown assailant in a 2016 demonstration against police brutality — has grounds to pursue a lawsuit against the high-profile protest organizer under state...

Efforts drag on to free 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Oct. 20, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Efforts to win the return of 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group and a local driver stretched into a fourth day Wednesday, with a violent gang demanding $1 million ransom per person. The group seized includes five children aged from...

Telescope protesters march to university president's home

Oct. 20, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — In the ongoing protest over a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain, a group marched to the state university system president's home. Tuesday's march of about 70 protesters marked 2,400 days since heavy equipment first arrived on Mauna...

North Dakota can claim pipeline policing costs as damages

Oct. 20, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D, (AP) — North Dakota can continue to pursue reimbursement from the federal government of the millions of dollars spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Traynor on Tuesday denied...

Nigerian police fire tear gas at anniversary of protest

Oct. 20, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian police officers fired tear gas at protesters in Lagos, the country's largest city, as they tried to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating against alleged police brutality on Wednesday. One year ago, thousands marched in Nigeria for the...

Hezbollah brag of 100,000-strong force aimed at foes at home

Oct. 19, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A boast by the leader of Hezbollah that he commands 100,000 fighters came as a surprise to many Lebanese, not least because it was addressed to a domestic audience rather than the militia's archenemy Israel. Experts say the figure, which exceeds the size...

Enbridge temporarily stops Michigan pipeline due to protests

Oct. 19, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

The operator of a Michigan oil pipeline said it temporarily shut down Line 5 Tuesday after protesters warned the company that they planned to turn an emergency valve. Video posted on social media showed someone with a hard hat and a wrench inside a...