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Stories with subject: Protests and demonstrations
  • Student 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • China dissident Wu'er Kaixi running for Taiwan's parliament 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 10:41 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Prominent exiled Chinese dissident Wu'er Kaixi announced his candidacy Friday for a seat in Taiwan's parliament, saying he wants to serve as a check on the ruling Nationalist Party and help shore up the island's global status.

  • Cambodian Senate OKs restrictions on non-government groups story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 10:25 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia's Senate on Friday approved tight restrictions on non-governmental organizations, rejecting appeals from rights groups that say the law could be used for political repression.

  • Mexico officials: Slain 12-year-old boy was far from clash 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 9:41 pm

    MORELIA, Mexico - A 12-year-old boy shot dead earlier this week was killed far from the site of a clash between security forces and protesters, Mexican authorities said Thursday.

  • White House labels rally against Iran deal "pro-war rally" 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 5:10 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's spokesman has referred to a Washington demonstration against the Iran nuclear deal as a "pro-war rally."