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Protesters march during a demonstration against a security law that would restrict sharing images of police, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 in Paris. Civil liberties groups and journalists are concerned that the measure will stymie press freedoms and allow police brutality to go undiscovered and unpunished. The cause has gained fresh impetus in recent days after footage emerged of French police officers beating up a Black man, triggering a nationwide outcry. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

French protesters decry bill outlawing use of police images

Nov. 28, 2020 1:35 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict the filming of police officers protested across France on Saturday, and officers in Paris who were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations repeatedly fired tear gas to disperse rowdy protesters who set...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov.24, 2020 file photo, demonstrators march with a banner that reads

Macron: Video images of police beating Black man 'shame us'

Nov. 27, 2020 4:50 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said video images showing police officers beating up a Black man “shame us,” and condemned violence both by and against the police. Macron asked the government to quickly come up with proposals “to reaffirm the link of confidence...

Music producer identified only by his first name, Michel, is pictured on his way to the Inspectorate General of the National Police, known by its French acronym IGPN, in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin ordered several Paris police officers suspended after the publication of videos showing them beating up a Black man and using tear gas against him with no apparent reason. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Paris police suspended over beating of Black man

Nov. 26, 2020 2:55 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A Black man beaten up by several French police officers said he is seeking justice after the publication of videos showing officers repeatedly punching him, using a truncheon and tear gas against him for no apparent reason. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin ordered the officers involved...

In this selfie photo, Antoine Mickle poses with a “Black Lives Matter” flag he put outside his home, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 in Jacksonville, Fla. His homeowners association asked him to take it down, but he has declined. Instead he has filed a federal lawsuit asserting that his civil rights was violated under fair housing laws. (Antoine Mickle via AP)

Black Lives Matter flag becomes issue in Florida community

Nov. 25, 2020 6:29 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — As demonstrations against police brutality roiled the country earlier this year, Antoine Mickle began noticing the flags going up in his Jacksonville neighborhood declaring “Blue Lives Matter.” For months, those flags hung from his neighbors' homes. But when Mickle...

Editorial Roundup: US

Nov. 25, 2020 3:05 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 25 The Baltimore Sun on toilet paper purchases during the pandemic: You’ve got packages of toilet paper stacked in your bathroom closet. And some stashed in the basement. But then you throw some more rolls into your grocery cart,...

This combination photo shows from left, Mickey Guyton, Beyonce Knowles and H.E.R., whose songs about the Black experience all landed Grammy nominations Tuesday.  (AP Photo)

Amid racial reckoning, Grammys honor the Black experience

Nov. 25, 2020 12:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — With police brutality continuing to devastate Black families and the coronavirus ravishing Black America disproportionately, the world was driven to the significance of this year’s Juneteenth more than ever before. And Beyoncé knew she wanted to release a song on that momentous...

Seattle City Council OKs budget with nearly 20% police cut

Nov. 24, 2020 4:43 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council approved the city’s 2021 budget with reductions to the police budget, though not as much as activists sought amid mass demonstrations against police brutality over the summer. The council voted Monday to shrink the budget of the Seattle Police Department by...

Portland jail inmates sue over protest tear gas exposure

Nov. 23, 2020 7:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Several people who were in a Portland jail during summer protests against police brutality have filed a civil rights lawsuit over tear gas seeping into jail cells. Theresa Davis, Rashawd Duhart and Robin Lundy filed the class-action suit Monday in federal court on behalf of dozens of...

Belarusian riot police detain a demonstrator during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. The Belarusian human rights group Viasna says more than 140 people have been arrested and many of them beaten by police during protests calling for the country's authoritarian president to resign. The demonstrations that attracted thousands were the 16th consecutive Sunday of large protests against President Alexander Lukashenko. (AP Photo)

More than 300 detained by police in Belarus protests

Nov. 22, 2020 1:59 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Belarusian human rights group Viasna says that more than 300 people were arrested and many of them beaten by police during protests calling for the country’s authoritarian president to resign. The demonstrations that attracted thousands were the 16th consecutive Sunday of...

In this photo taken on Saturday Nov. 14, 2020. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, Commander of the 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, pauses as he speaks to a judicial committee, in Lagos Nigeria. Nigeria's army has said after weeks of denial that its troop did fire shots into the air to disperse a large crowd at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos where several peaceful protesters were killed late in October. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigerian soldiers had live ammo during deadly protest

Nov. 22, 2020 5:30 AM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian Army has admitted for the first time that soldiers were given live bullets when they went to disperse a large crowd at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos, where several peaceful protesters were killed in late October. The deadly Oct. 20 shootings at the plaza caused both local...