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Stories with subject: Political and civil unrest
  • new storyStudent protesters sit-in at Taiwan Education Ministry story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:35 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Dozens of students launched a sit-in Friday at Taiwan's Education Ministry demanding that officials take responsibility for a student leader who killed himself in an apparent protest over curriculum changes that critics say overemphasize China's ties to the island.

  • Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-30-15 10:53 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters left Portland, Oregon, on Thursday bound for an Arctic drilling operation after a tense standoff ended with kayakers and activists who had dangled from a bridge to block its path.

  • Feds won't reverse denial of Baltimore riot disaster aid 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 3:00 pm

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has refused to reverse its denial of disaster aid to help Maryland and Baltimore recover millions of dollars in costs stemming from rioting in the city in April, Gov. Larry Hogan's office said Thursday.

  • Bosnians protest against EU-recommended labor law 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 11:13 am

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Amid the protests of thousands of workers, the Bosnian-Croat regional parliament on Thursday adopted a new labor law that aims to create a more business-friendly environment with the intention of creating jobs.

  • Uber cars bashed in Mexico, cabbies protest rideshare apps 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 7:37 pm

    MEXICO CITY - A raucous crowd attacked Uber drivers and their vehicles with clubs and stones outside the Mexico City airport, the company said Wednesday, as licensed taxi drivers demonstrated to demand a "total halt" to app-based rideshare services in the capital.

  • France deploys riot police to bolster Calais security story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-29-15 5:02 pm

    CALAIS, France - The young Afghan has tried every single day for three months to get into the railway tunnel in Calais leading to England and what he hopes will be a better life. For him, like the dozens who appeared as darkness fell, Wednesday would be the same even if their numbers were immeasurably larger than even a week ago.

  • Senate leader: Statehouse rallies need law enforcement's OK 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 4:32 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - State Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler says groups that want to rally at the Statehouse should be required to get permission from state law enforcement.

  • Groups plan to stop Haleakala telescope material deliveries 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 3:04 pm

    WAILUKU, Hawaii - Protesters plan to again gather near Central Maui Baseyard in hopes of stopping construction materials for a telescope atop Haleakala from making it to their destination.

  • DC-area rapper charged with disorderly conduct, riot 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 1:55 pm

    SILVER SPRING, Maryland - A D.C.-area rapper is facing charges after authorities say he and others tried to start a riot.

  • Students in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedom 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:28 am

    HONG KONG - Students at Hong Kong's most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator who supported last year's pro-democracy protests.

  • Protesters defy emergency rule, remain on Mauna Kea 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 8:14 pm

    HONOLULU - Protesters opposed to building a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea have remained on the mountain around-the-clock despite an emergence rule aimed at getting them to stop camping there.

  • Colorado history class review leads to recall effort 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:32 pm

    GOLDEN, Colorado - Critics of a suburban Denver school board that considered reviewing a U.S. history course to emphasize patriotism are turning in signatures to force a recall election for three conservative members responsible for the push.

  • Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 3:35 pm

    TRIPOLI, Libya - Moammar Gadhafi's son and onetime heir apparent was convicted and sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on charges of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 uprising.

  • Moroccan journalist ends hunger strike on passport promise 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 12:25 pm

    RABAT, Morocco - A dissident Moroccan journalist on Tuesday ended a monthlong hunger strike protesting his treatment by the government after an official said he could get a new passport in three days, a member of his support committee said.

  • French farmers protest taps into freewheeling tradition 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 11:12 am

    PARIS - Over the past week, French farmers have used tractors to block the border with Germany and chucked foreign vegetables off trucks in protest of cheap imports. French leaders did not call in the police - they gave the farmers their support.

  • 3 Russian opposition figures go on hunger strike 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 10:58 am

    MOSCOW - Three Russian opposition activists went on hunger strike Tuesday to protest authorities' decision to disqualify them from a local election.

  • Trespassing charges dropped against Eugene protester 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 6:15 am

    EUGENE, Oregon - Eugene city prosecutors have dropped trespassing charges filed against a protester who was ticketed for entering a closed plaza nearly two years ago.

  • French farmers turn back trucks with foreign meat, cheese story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 1:49 pm

    PARIS - French farmers angry over low prices turned back hundreds of trucks at the German border on Monday, looking for cargos of foreign meat and milk products.

  • Moral Monday leader inspires protests, arrests and action story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-27-15 11:20 am

    GOLDSBORO, North Carolina - The Rev. William Barber walks gingerly with a cane, in a hunched-over posture, yet here he is on a recent Monday, leading 3,500 protesters on a downtown street.

  • Philippine leader seeks laws to end rebellion, dynasties story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:22 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine president asked Congress on Monday to pass a troubled Muslim autonomy bill at the heart of efforts to end a bloody rebellion in the country's south and legislation that aims to lessen the stranglehold on power of entrenched political families, which include his.

  • Mass held to protest Satan statue that crowds lined up for 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 6:08 pm

    DETROIT - Several hundred people attended a Mass at a Detroit Catholic church to protest an 8½-foot-tall bronze statue of Satan that crowds of people also lined up to see.

  • Protesters rallying against Boston-area pipeline project 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 9:43 am

    BOSTON - Protesters opposing the construction of a natural gas pipeline are planning to form a human chain along the pipe's planned route.

  • Dozens rally in Providence against street violence 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 6:05 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Dozens of people have gathered in Providence for a rally against street violence in the city this summer.

  • NAACP plans protest against NC Confederate memorials bill 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 4:05 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina NAACP has scheduled a Moral Monday protest against passage of legislation that provides protection for Confederate memorials.

  • Turkish journalist settles lawsuit over protest arrest 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 7:29 pm

    FERGUSON, Missouri - A Turkish journalist has reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the St. Louis County Police Department over his arrest at the Ferguson police shooting protests.