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Stories with subject: Political and civil unrest
  • Gay rights activists mark landmark 1965 demonstration story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 6:34 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of their movement and pay tribute to those who launched it a half-century ago - but also made it clear that the fight for equality was far from over.

  • Neo-Nazis rally in London, outnumbered by rivals 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 1:28 pm

    LONDON - A small group of neo-Nazis have staged an anti-Semitic rally in London, but were hugely outnumbered by counter-demonstrators.

  • Hundreds march in Istanbul in support of Uighurs 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 11:52 am

    ISTANBUL - Hundreds of people have marched in Istanbul to protest against China's treatment of its minority Muslim Uighur community.

  • Pro-Confederate battle flag rallies held in Virginia 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 11:17 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Rallies in the resort city of Virginia Beach and Stafford County attracted dozens of supporters of the Confederate battle flag.

  • Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 8:37 am

    CAIRO - Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital.

  • UN says children being killed in Burundi's violence 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 6:19 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Children are suffering as a result of instability and election-related violence in Burundi including three killed in the last five days and dozens forced to flee from school, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.

  • New Spain law sets big fines for disseminating police images 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 1:07 pm

    MADRID - Three years ago, just after anti-austerity activists demonstrated outside Madrid's main train station, freelance cameraman Juan Ramon Robles captured riveting video of riot police inside the station beating people who said they had nothing to do with the protests.

  • The Hague hit by riots after death of man in police custody 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 11:59 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch police conducted mass arrests overnight, detaining about 200 people for ignoring a ban on public assembly in a neighborhood hit by late-night rioting after the death of a man in police custody.

  • The Latest: Protesters loot supermarket in Athens suburb story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-03-15 10:37 am

    ATHENS, Greece - The latest news on Greece's financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local):

  • 3 days before pope visit, Ecuador protests aim at president 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 9:58 pm

    QUITO, Ecuador - Thousands of people turned out for protest marches across Ecuador on Thursday to call for the ouster of President Rafael Correa just three days before a visit by Pope Francis.

  • Hero of marriage ruling honors early gay rights protesters story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:54 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Regina Sullivan started crying as she squeezed her arms around the man behind the latest gay rights milestone: Jim Obergefell, whose lawsuit led to the Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage the law of the land.

  • 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.

  • 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.