Latest Riots News

The Latest: HK police draw guns as protesters chase them

Aug. 25, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Hong Kong police officers have pulled their guns and reportedly shot a warning shot after they were attacked by protesters with sticks and rods. The protesters called the police "gangsters" as they chased them on Sunday night...

The Latest: Hong Kong protest winds down after clashes

Aug. 24, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A large group of protesters has largely dispersed in Hong Kong after engaging in clashes with police for the first time in nearly two weeks. Riot officers used tear gas and nonlethal rounds Saturday after protesters took over a...

6 indicted on riot charges from May 1 protest in Portland

Aug. 23, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Six men have been indicted on charges related to a brawl between members of right- and left-wing groups outside a Portland bar on May 1 that left one woman unconscious. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said Thursday the men all face a single count of rioting. They were...

Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

Aug. 21, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants against supporters of the anti-government movement. Near the end of the event, the police began what they...

O'Rourke on historical racist attacks: US as divided as ever

Aug. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke this week visited sites in Tulsa and Oklahoma City that were targeted by violence, and made a point of linking the Tulsa race riots and a recent deadly mass shooting in his Texas hometown. The former congressman stopped Monday in Tulsa's...

Protesters burn parliament building in Indonesia's Papua

Aug. 19, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

MANOKWARI, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of people in Indonesia's West Papua province set fire to a local parliament building on Monday in a protest sparked by accusations that security forces had arrested and insulted students from neighboring Papua province, officials said. The angry mob torched the...

French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed

Aug. 18, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher — all are among eight French police officers who have killed themselves recently. That makes 64 so far this year — and the number just keeps on climbing. Deaths by suicide for French police now outnumber...

The Latest: HK riot police deployed to chase down protesters

Aug. 17, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Hong Kong riot police have been deployed to chase down a group of pro-democracy protesters they say were assembling illegally after the end of a sanctioned protest march. The protesters had gathered outside a police station...

Hong Kong police: not aware of any military plans by China

Aug. 15, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Three senior Hong Kong police officers said Thursday that they are not aware of any plans for Chinese forces to join efforts to quell mass demonstrations in the territory, as images this week showed paramilitary exercises in a neighboring mainland city. The officers added that they are...

The Latest: France presses for Hong Kong talks to end crisis

Aug. 14, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong pro-democracy protests (all times local): 3 a.m. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has called on all sides, especially authorities in Hong Kong, to restart talks to end violence and bring a "peaceful outcome" to the crisis surrounding pro-democracy...