Latest Civil disobedience News

Gag order in Myanmar keeps Suu Kyi's testimony restricted

Oct. 26, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi testified in court for the first time Tuesday in one of several cases against her, but details of what she said were not available because of a gag order on her lawyers. Since last week, all defense lawyers in Suu...

Myanmar leader says ASEAN blind to opposition's violence

Oct. 18, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The leader of Myanmar’s military-installed government said Monday that other Southeast Asian countries should share responsibility for failing to help quell the violence that has engulfed his nation since the army seized power in February. Senior Gen....

California protects reporters covering protests with new law

Oct. 11, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will protect journalists from interference by police while covering civil protests under a bill signed into law Saturday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. It was the second new law within days with free speech implications. ...

Iowa man to plead to attempted murder in protest killing

Oct. 06, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man charged with killing a woman as she was leaving a civil rights protest has agreed to plead deal that replaces his first-degree murder charge with a charge of attempted murder. On Tuesday, a judge accepted the plea agreement signed...

Biden's vaccine rules ignite instant, hot GOP opposition

Sep. 11, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's aggressive push to require millions of U.S. workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus is running into a wall of resistance from Republican leaders threatening everything from lawsuits to civil disobedience, plunging the country deeper into...

Biden's vaccine rules ignite instant, hot GOP opposition

Sep. 10, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's aggressive push to require millions of U.S. workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus is running into a wall of resistance from Republican leaders threatening everything from lawsuits to civil disobedience, plunging the country deeper into...

Civil rights activists plan protest of Black teens’ arrests

Aug. 31, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Civil rights activists say they’ll protest along the way to a popular Maryland beach destination on Thursday to bring attention to the violent arrests of Black teenagers in June that stemmed from confrontations over vaping. Carl Snowden from the...

Activists block court on eve of key ruling in Poland

Aug. 30, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A group of pro-democracy activists in Poland entered the grounds of the country's constitutional court in an act of civil disobedience Monday, on the eve of an expected court ruling critical to the country's future relationship with the rest of the European Union. ...

Report: 2 Hong Kongers plead guilty to foreign collusion

Aug. 19, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Two Hong Kongers pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to collude with foreign forces as well as Next Digital founder Jimmy Lai to endanger national security, local media reported. In a separate case, local media reported seven pro-democracy activists...

Michigan man charged with assaulting officer at US Capitol

Aug. 18, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

A 40-year- old mid-Michigan man has been arrested and accused of assaulting a police officer as part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Logan Barnhart of Lansing is charged with assaulting and resisting with a dangerous weapon, civil disobedience,...