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Stories with subject: Protests and demonstrations
  • Hawaii Supreme Court hears Mauna Kea telescope case story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 9:43 pm

    HONOLULU - Hawaii's Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving building one of the world's largest telescopes on Mauna Kea.

  • Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 9:37 pm

    GUATEMALA CITY - Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation."

  • Black Lives Matter boos Washington mayor's anti-crime plans 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - Protesters who interrupted Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement of her crime-fighting platform say increasing police powers won't reduce violence and the mayor is only paying superficial attention to their concerns.

  • Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 1:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage. Amputees are protesting this time, fearing they'll be denied the latest technology for artificial legs and feet.

  • Protesters interrupt DC mayor's violent crime announcement 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 12:41 pm

    WASHINGTON - Protesters who interrupted District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement of her crime-fighting platform say increasing police powers won't reduce violence and the mayor is only paying superficial attention to their concerns.

  • University of Missouri grad assistants to continue movement 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:38 am

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - A steering committee working to improve conditions of graduate assistants at the University of Missouri plans to make changes that will more effectively communicate the group's message to school officials, several committee members said.

  • Bus riders to protest against possible RIPTA fare hikes 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:17 am

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Bus riders are planning a rush-hour rally to protest possible fare hikes on the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.

  • Portuguese government pleases some police, annoys others 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 10:14 am

    LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's government has bowed to police demands for a shorter working week and early retirement, but some police labor groups aren't happy and are promising street demonstrations.

  • Q&A: The legal battle over a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 7:38 pm

    HONOLULU - Long before dozens of people were arrested while protesting against building a giant telescope atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, there were years of environmental studies, public hearings and court proceedings. The Hawaii Supreme Court on Thursday is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the project's permit from the state land board to build the telescope on conservation land.

  • NY man proud of arrest for tampering with red light cameras story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:14 pm

    MINEOLA, New York - A suburban New York man facing criminal charges for tampering with several red light cameras said that he knew he would be arrested after posting video of his actions online but that it was done in protest of government abuse.

  • Merkel travels to far-right heartland to defend refugees story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:04 pm

    HEIDENAU, Germany - Chancellor Angela Merkel was met with jeers Wednesday as she traveled to a German town at the center of a recent wave of far-right anti-foreigner violence, delivering a message of support for refugees as many look to her for leadership in handling the European migrant crisis.

  • Guatemalan ex-vice president held during corruption trial story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:02 pm

    GUATEMALA CITY - A judge ordered Guatemala's former vice president to remain in jail Wednesday while she stands trial on charges of conspiracy, customs fraud and bribery, based on allegations that she accepted $3.7 million in bribes as part of the scandal that forced her from office.

  • Hundreds rally in support of Planned Parenthood in Utah 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 2:57 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Hundreds of people rallied at the Utah State Capitol Tuesday to protest Gov. Gary Hebert's decision to stop the flow of federal money to Planned Parenthood in Utah.

  • Appeals Court overturns Eugene protester's conviction 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 2:17 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed the resisting-arrest conviction of a man who was tased by police at an anti-pesticide rally in Eugene.

  • Hundreds protest in Lebanon as garbage crisis worsens 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 1:01 pm

    BEIRUT - Hundreds of people have kept up protests in Beirut as a crisis over garbage collection worsens with fresh piles of trash accumulating in streets of the capital.

  • New clashes amid communal protest in western India, 5 dead story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 9:40 am

    AHMADABAD, India - Fresh communal clashes erupted Wednesday in western India as police and paramilitary forces tried to quell riots led by members of a farming caste demanding government benefits. Five people have been killed in the violence, police said.

  • Norway accused of unfairly taking away immigrant children 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:37 am

    STAVANGER, Norway - One August day, Airida Pettersen received the news many immigrant mothers have come to dread: School representatives told the Lithuanian that child welfare officials removed her two children from the classroom and placed them in a foster home.

  • Jail time sought for official convicted in ATV protest ride 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 7:22 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Prosecutors want jail time for a county commissioner convicted of leading an ATV protest ride on an off-limits trail in a show of defiance against the federal government.

  • Finger pointing in Argentina after police break up protests story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 4:26 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - In a sign of increasing tension ahead of October elections, the top presidential candidates in Argentina and other government officials exchanged accusations on Tuesday after protests over alleged vote fraud in a northern province were broken up with tear gas and rubber bullets.

  • A look at recent politically tainted trials in Russia 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 10:04 am

    MOSCOW - The guilty verdict Tuesday for Crimean filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in a Russian maximum-security prison for an alleged terror conspiracy, follows a plethora of recent Russian trials that are widely seen as warnings to society not to question its Kremlin rulers.

  • India, UN appeal for peace after 11 die in Nepal violence 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 9:11 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - India and the United Nations appealed for all parties to seek peace in Nepal, where hundreds of security forces on Tuesday were patrolling a western town after ethnic protesters demanding statehood attacked police a day earlier, leaving 11 people dead and many injured.

  • NACCP rallies for criminal justice reform at SC Statehouse 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 6:08 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The national president of the NAACP arrived in South Carolina on Monday to help lead a Statehouse rally calling for reform in the criminal justice system as leaders of the civil rights group continued a march from Selma, Alabama, to Washington, D.C.

  • Bahrain arrests former Shiite lawmaker after trip to Iran story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 10:52 am

    MANAMA, Bahrain - Bahrain detained a former lawmaker after he visited Iran on charges of financing terrorism and being involved in a bombing that killed two police officers, accusations the Gulf nation's largest opposition group dismissed Monday as "absolute nonsense."

  • Hundreds close roads in Greece to protest gold mine closure 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 10:50 am

    THESSALONIKI, Greece - Greek police have arrested two union leaders after hundreds of miners blocked roads to protest the temporary closure of a controversial gold mine in northern Greece.

  • Hundreds attend protest in Minneapolis over going topless 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 10:49 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - Hundreds of people gathered in a Minneapolis park Sunday afternoon as part of a national "Go Topless Day" meant to show that women should have the same right as men to bare their skin.