Latest Protests and demonstrations News

About 200 women march in solidarity with protesters injured in the latest rallies against the results of the country's presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Belarus officials say police detained over 1,000 people during the latest protests against the results of the country's presidential election. (AP Photo)

Hundreds chant 'Shame!' to decry Belarus election, crackdown

Aug. 12, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Hundreds of women rallied across Belarus’ capital Wednesday to protest a brutal police crackdown that left hundreds injured and thousands detained while challenging election results extending the rule of the country’s authoritarian leader. In several parts of Minsk,...

An armed prison guard stands by the truck carrying Zimbabwean journalist Hopwell Chin'ono upon his arrival at the magistrates court, in Harare, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Lawyers for a jailed Zimbabwean journalist have asked a court to force prison authorities to stop the “blatant and malicious stripping away” of his rights, including lack of access to appropriate food and warm clothing. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe court orders chains removed from jailed journalist

Aug. 12, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean magistrate Wednesday ordered prison authorities to unchain a journalist accused of mobilizing anti-government protests, but then ruled that his testimony of poor prison conditions must be heard in private. Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, in jail for about three...

Demetria Hester, center, speaks to the media after being released from the Multnomah County Justice Center on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Hester became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago. Authorities said Hester won't be charged following her arrest early Monday. Hester had been booked on suspicion of disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer during the protest that began Sunday night. Hester’s arrest drew a sharp rebuke from national Black Lives Matter activists, who are increasingly focusing on demonstrations in Oregon’s largest city. (Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP)

No prosecution for many arrested at Portland's protests

Aug. 12, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People arrested in Portland since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during the protests that have racked Oregon’s largest city for more than two months won't be prosecuted. The new policy announced Tuesday recognizes the outrage and frustration over a history of...

Seattle media companies appeal police protest subpoena

Aug. 12, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A group of news outlets has appealed to the Washington Supreme Court to block a Seattle Police Department subpoena pursuing unpublished images of protester activity. The Seattle Times and four local television stations argued in the Tuesday filing that the images are protected by the...

Virginia city council votes to remove Confederate monument

Aug. 12, 2020 7:39 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city council voted to remove a Confederate monument that has stood in the city for more than a century. The Newport News City Council agreed to take down the figure in a 6-1 vote Tuesday, two months after city workers covered the statue in tarp due to demonstrations in...

A woman and a child walks past the wreckage of vehicles and furniture burnt during violent protests in Bengaluru, India, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. At least three people have died in the southern Indian city also known as Bangalore after hundreds of demonstrators clashed with the police overnight against a Facebook post considered offensive to Muslims, attacking a police station and setting fire to vehicles, police said Wednesday. (AP Photo)

3 killed in southern India in clashes over Facebook post

Aug. 12, 2020 6:14 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least three people were killed in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru when police clashed with hundreds of Muslims who attacked a police station and set fire to vehicles during a protest over a Facebook post considered offensive to Islam, police said Wednesday. Senior police officer...

Rachelle Boumelhem sits in her damaged beauty salon in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Beirut's massive explosion last week is just the latest in multiple crises that have hit Lebanon the past year, including massive protests, economic collapse and the coronavirus pandemic. Some Lebanese, whether poor or middle class, now feel their resolve is simply broken. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

After multiple crises, this time Lebanese feel broken

Aug. 12, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — For nearly a week, Mona Zahran had to sleep on a couch pulled across her apartment's front door. Beirut’s massive explosion knocked her doors off their hinges and shattered her windows, and she feared looters would take advantage of the chaos that has hit the Lebanese capital since. It...

Shachar Oren, 25, whistles during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The boisterous rallies against Netanyahu have brought out a new breed of first-time protesters -- young, middle-class Israelis who have little history of political activity but feel that Netanyahu’s scandal-plagued rule and his handling of the coronavirus crisis have robbed them of their futures. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Political novices drawn to anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel

Aug. 12, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a summer of protests against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the accusations of corruption and calls for him to resign could be accompanied by another familiar refrain: “I’ve never done this before.” The boisterous rallies have brought out a new breed of...

Pamela Lam and her son stand in Hong Kong, Friday, July 3, 2020. Lam's 6-year-old son fell in love with the Hong Kong protest anthem,

As Hong Kongers seek to emigrate, some simply can’t leave

Aug. 11, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Pamela Lam’s 6-year-old son fell in love with the Hong Kong protest anthem, ‘Glory to Hong Kong’, the first time he heard it, and he loves singing it, at home, in the shower, and sometimes on the streets. Thanks to a sweeping new national security law, though, singing...

People participate in a defend the police rally outside the Fort Collins Police Services building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Fort Collins, Colo. Three people were arrested and another cited after fights broke out at a Colorado pro-police rally that attracted counter protesters, authorities said. The “Back the Blue” rally drew hundreds of people outside the Fort Collins police department Saturday afternoon. (Kevin Lytle/Fort Collins Coloradoan via AP)

More arrests after brawl during Colorado pro-police rally

Aug. 11, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Two more people were arrested Tuesday in connection with a brawl that broke out during a pro-police rally in northern Colorado over the weekend. A 39-year-old from Gill and a 57-year-old from Kersey were arrested for misdemeanor disorderly conduct, police in Fort Collins said....