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Stories with subject: Political and civil unrest
  • Chicago teachers protest planned cuts after pension payment 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 1:44 pm

    CHICAGO - Dozens of Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters picketed outside City Hall to protest $200 million in planned Chicago Public Schools cuts.

  • Pro-Confederate flag rally to take place in Russellville 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:05 am

    RUSSELLVILLE, Arkansas - A rally in support of the Confederate flag is being held in Russellville.

  • Benghazi, where Libya's uprising began, now a shattered city 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 2:37 am

    BENGHAZI, Libya - The old courthouse in central Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city and the birthplace of the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi, is a shelled-out ruin - a testimony to the destruction and chaos that permeate this North African country four years after the civil war that ousted the longtime dictator.

  • Telescope protesters gather at Kamehameha statue in Honolulu story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 10:20 pm

    HONOLULU - Many of the protesters opposed to plans for a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea came down from the mountain for a large gathering Wednesday around the King Kamehameha statue in Honolulu.

  • Police arrest man accused of setting fire to CVS in riots 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 8:13 pm

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore police have arrested a man authorities say set fire to a CVS pharmacy during the height of the riots that rocked the city after the death of Freddie Gray.

  • Equal protection protests lead to arrests at NC legislature 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 7:13 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - More demonstrators at the North Carolina Legislative Building were arrested Wednesday after advocating equal protections for gays, immigrants and the uninsured in the wake of last week's Supreme Court rulings.

  • Congregants, protesters gather at Indiana Church of Cannabis story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:46 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - More than 100 people packed a pot-smoking Indianapolis church for a music-filled service without their illegal sacrament Wednesday, days after authorities threatened arrests if the congregation lit up during the rites.

  • Burundi: 6 die in clashes between police and protesters 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:11 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Six people have been killed as protesters clashed with security forces in a neighborhood southeast of the capital, Bujumbura, police said.

  • Israelis protest against deadly Palestinian attacks 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:35 pm

    JERUSALEM - Several hundred Israelis demonstrated in Jerusalem Wednesday evening, calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to act against a recent surge in deadly attacks carried out by Palestinians.

  • California law decried after black woman's 'lynching' arrest story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:08 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn't charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the peace.

  • 2nd Ebola case declared in Liberia as health workers protest story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:32 pm

    MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberian officials confirmed a second Ebola case Wednesday in the same town where the disease was detected days earlier on the corpse of a teenager, seven weeks after the country was declared Ebola-free.

  • Turnout slim as thousands in Hong Kong rally for democracy story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 11:46 am

    HONG KONG - Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy but the turnout was noticeably lower than in recent years, reflecting an impasse after a year of bitter battles over political reform.

  • Indiana's religious freedom bill among host of new laws story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:13 am

    ATLANTA - Just days after a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, Indiana's religious freedom law took effect Wednesday amid an ongoing national debate over gay rights and religious objections.

  • Russian opposition leader campaigns against voter apathy 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:58 am

    NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia - Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader who organized massive street protests in Moscow against Vladimir Putin four years ago, had a much harder time drawing a big crowd in Siberia's largest city last month.

  • Armenia whacked by protests over electricity price hike 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:44 am

    YEREVAN, Armenia - Street protests in Armenia against a hike in electricity prices, which have been roiling the capital for nearly two weeks, are the most serious unrest the Caucasus nation has seen in years. The protests are continuing despite the president's decision to suspend the price rise.

  • Hundreds of protesters rally outside Christie announcement story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 9:26 pm

    LIVINGSTON, New Jersey - The good vibes and enthusiasm that accompanied Republican Gov. Chris Christie's announcement that he's running for president Tuesday didn't extend outside Livingston High School, where hundreds of protesters gathered to take him to task on a number of fronts.

  • Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:08 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Police antagonized crowds who gathered to protest in Ferguson after Michael Brown's death last summer, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a Justice Department draft report that found across-the-board flaws in law enforcement's response.

  • State Dept: Trade bill can't defend Israel's territories 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 5:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - One day after President Barack Obama signed hard-fought trade legislation, his administration took issue with language meant to discourage boycotts of Israel.

  • Spain: 'Gag Law' greeted with protests from critics story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:42 pm

    MADRID - Thousands of protesters rallied Tuesday against a new Spanish public security law nicknamed the "gag law" before it went into effect at midnight, slamming it as legalized muzzling of free expression and the media.

  • Statue of white supremacist, former SC governor vandalized story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 3:31 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Authorities are investigating the vandalism of a statue of a segregationist South Carolina governor as the state grapples with heightened tension over Confederate symbols in the wake of a massacre at a black church.

  • Rioting breaks out after death of man in police custody 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 11:53 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A demonstration against police erupted into violence in The Hague, with protesters angry at the death in custody of a man over the weekend smashing windows and throwing rocks and fireworks at officers.

  • Armenian protesters still defying police after tense night story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:27 pm

    YEREVAN, Armenia - Thousands of demonstrators continued flooding a central avenue in the Armenian capital Monday, refusing to end their protest against a hike in electricity prices even after the president suspended the measure.

  • Burundians vote in parliamentary elections marred by unrest story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 2:49 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundians voted Monday in parliamentary elections marked by an opposition boycott and the threat of violence in the capital.

  • Dalai Lama faces protest as he opens UK Buddhist center 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 12:14 pm

    LONDON - The Dalai Lama was met by supporters and protesters as he opened Britain's first Buddhist community center.

  • French protest blocks Calais port, disrupts Channel traffic 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 11:56 am

    CALAIS, France - French ferry workers angry over possible job losses are disrupting the port of Calais and traffic across the English Channel.