Latest Protests and demonstrations News

Man accused of damaging Capitol statues receives probation

Jul. 07, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison man charged with helping tear down two statues outside the state Capitol during a string of protests over racial injustice two years ago has been sentenced to three years of probation. Jacob Capps, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of felony criminal...

Turkish health care workers protest mounting violence

Jul. 07, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Health care professionals took to the streets in several Turkish cities on Thursday to protest mounting violence against them, a day after a cardiologist was killed by the son of a patient. In Istanbul, police used pepper gas to disperse doctors and other...

Sri Lanka's central bank raises key rates to curb inflation

Jul. 07, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Central Bank has raised its key interest rates to their highest levels in more than 20 years to try to contain inflation that has added to the country’s economic woes. Recent price hikes have been a severe blow, especially for the South...

Mercury hold public rally in support of Brittney Griner

Jul. 06, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — They shared laughs, smiles, memories. There also were tears, fears, unease. Through the range of emotions, one common thread bonded them together: Brittney Griner. Wearing “BG” shirts and holding signs, several hundred fans gathered for a public...

Scramble as last Mississippi abortion clinic shuts its doors

Jul. 06, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's only abortion clinic has been buzzing with activity in the chaotic days since the U.S. Supreme Court upended abortion rights nationwide — a case that originated in this conservative Deep South state, with this bright-pink medical facility that is closing its...

North Macedonia: More violence reported at protests

Jul. 06, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Thousands marched through the capital for a fifth consecutive night Wednesday protesting a proposal aiming to break a deadlock in North Macedonia's efforts to join the European Union. Limited violence broke out when a group of people threw stones,...

Dutch police shoot at tractor during night of farm protests

Jul. 06, 2022 04:51 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch police shot at a tractor during a heated night of farm protests and detained three demonstrators, the latest incident in a string of protests against government plans to cut pollutant emissions that many farmers fear would hurt their livelihoods. Police in...

Some Russians won't halt war protests, despite arrest fears

Jul. 06, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine, Anastasia has started her day by composing an anti-war message and posting it on the wall at the entrance of her apartment block in the industrial city of Perm in the Ural Mountains. “Do not believe the propaganda you see on the TV, read...

Lawyer: People at federal prison denied showers amid strike

Jul. 05, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

SHERIDAN, Ore. (AP) — Prison officials at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan, Oregon, denied showers last month to those held in a unit where people were engaged in a hunger strike, according to a court filing. A court filing last week by a federal public defender...

EU urges N Macedonia to back proposed deal with Bulgaria

Jul. 05, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — European Council President Charles Michel urged North Macedonia on Tuesday to back a French-proposed compromise on ending a dispute with neighboring Bulgaria that's blocking the country's long-delayed European Union accession bid. Violent protests...