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Hong Kong protests mark 6-month mark with massive rally

Dec. 8, 2019 9:53 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Almost hidden among the throngs of demonstrators who marched in Hong Kong on Sunday was one woman who crawled, literally on hands and knees on the rough road surface — an apt metaphor for the arduous path traveled by Hong Kong's protest movement in the past six months. Dragging...

Pro-government protesters denounce Hong Kong 'rioters'

Dec. 7, 2019 7:15 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Only after finding safety in numbers, joining hundreds of other pro-government protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday, did Reddy Lin drum up the courage to slip into her red T-shirt marked, “China, I love you” and glue a heart-shaped Chinese-flag sticker on her face. But for...

Greece: Clashes at rally to mark police shooting anniversary

Dec. 6, 2019 3:04 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Clashes broke out in Athens and the port city of Patras late Friday, leaving at least two people injured, following protests held to mark the anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager that sparked major riots 11 years ago. In Athens, scores of youths set fire to trash...

Hong Kong pro-democracy rally cut short by police tear gas

Dec. 1, 2019 8:57 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people took to Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smoke bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the six-month-long movement. In the largest...

The Latest: Riot police out in force for Hong Kong march

Dec. 1, 2019 8:56 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Thousands of people are taking to the streets of Hong Kong under the watch of riot police to demand more democracy and an investigation into the use of force to suppress the six-month-long anti-government demonstrations....

As internet restored, online Iran protest videos show chaos

Nov. 24, 2019 12:23 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Machine gun fire answers rock-throwing protesters. Motorcycle-riding Revolutionary Guard volunteers chase after demonstrators. Plainclothes security forces grab, beat and drag a man off the street to an uncertain fate. As Iran restores the internet after a weeklong...

Iran internet slowly revives; US sanctions telecom minister

Nov. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising, as the U.S. sanctioned the country’s prominent telecommunications minister over the...

The Latest: UN rights office urges Hong Kong de-escalation

Nov. 19, 2019 12:48 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 7 p.m. The U.N. human rights office is calling on authorities in Hong Kong to do all they can to de-escalate a standoff between security forces and anti-government protesters holed up in a university. The spokesman for the United Nations...

Protesters force postponement of Lebanese parliament session

Nov. 19, 2019 6:35 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallying against the Lebanese political elite blocked roads in central Beirut on Tuesday, preventing lawmakers from reaching the parliament and forcing the postponement of a legislative session. The session had been scheduled even though the country is still without a...

Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle protesters

Nov. 18, 2019 7:31 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. In yet another escalation for the movement, protests raged...