Latest Protests and demonstrations News

The Latest: Phoenix advocates to rally outside City Hall

Jun. 19, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the videotaped police encounter after a reported shoplifting (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Phoenix advocacy groups are calling for a rally outside City Hall, followed by a march to the regular scheduled City Council meeting to demand police department reform after release of a...

Media in Russia's south protest journalist's arrest

Jun. 19, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on charges of terrorism widely seen as trumped up. Abdulmumin Gadzhiev, the religious affairs editor of the independent weekly Chernovik, was arrested Friday in the Caspian Sea province of Dagestan. He was accused...

Sudan's army calls for unconditional talks with protesters

Jun. 19, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's military council on Wednesday urged opposition leaders to resume negotiations on the transition of power, without preconditions, but the comments could further complicate the already stalled transition process as protest organizers continue their nighttime demonstrations...

Human rights group urges sanctions on Nicaragua's Ortega

Jun. 19, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Human Rights Watch called Wednesday on governments in the Americas and Europe to impose sanctions on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and at least five high-level security officials for a crackdown on protests that began in April 2018. The human rights organization said sanctions should...

Hong Kong students issue government deadline over demands

Jun. 19, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong student group demanded Wednesday that the city completely scrap a politically charged extradition bill and agree to investigate police tactics against protesters before a Thursday deadline or face further street demonstrations. Meanwhile, the Civil Human Rights Front, which...

HRW calls for sanctions on Nicaragua's Ortega

Jun. 19, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Human Rights Watch is calling on governments in the Americas and Europe to impose sanctions on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and at least five high-level security officials for a crackdown on protests that began in April 2018. The human rights organization said Wednesday that...

Nepal protesters demand government keep away from trusts

Jun. 19, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in Nepal's capital Wednesday to protest proposed legislation that would allow the government to nationalize centuries-old community and religious trusts responsible for organizing festivals and ceremonies. The protesters gathered near the prime...

'Alt-right' group founder may be nixed from rally lawsuit

Jun. 19, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The millionaire founder of an "alt-right" think tank may be dismissed as a defendant in a lawsuit related to a deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia. The Daily Progress reports Judge Richard E. Moore on Tuesday heard arguments about whether to dismiss William Regnery II....

Trump rehashes gripes, rips 'radical' Dems in 2020 launch

Jun. 19, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second...

The Latest: Trump protesters rally at Orlando gay bar

Jun. 19, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on planned protests of President Trump's reelection announcement in Florida (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The hometown paper of the Florida city where Donald Trump is making his reelection announcement says it won't endorse the president. The Orlando Sentinel said in an...