Political and civil unrest

Students protest outside the public Barcelona University, Spain Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Around two thousand students have gathered around and inside one of Barcelona's main universities calling to end the crackdown on a referendum on Catalonia's secession that has met a fierce opposition by Spanish central authorities. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
September 22, 2017 - 11:33 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain will deploy police reinforcements to Catalonia to help maintain order if an independence referendum pledged by Catalan officials but opposed by the national government goes ahead, officials said Friday. The measure came amid rising tension between Spanish and Catalan authorities...
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September 21, 2017 - 8:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A demonstrator who got up and shouted "Terrorist!" at Turkey's president during a speech at a hotel on Thursday was grabbed by bodyguards and rushed out of the hall as others in the emotional crowd pushed, shoved and shouted. It happened at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square...
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St. Louis County police say they broke up a demonstration near an upscale mall because protesters weren't listening to instructions and tried to evade two lines of officers blocking the on-ramp to a highway, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in St. Louis. Protests have taken place since Friday's acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer for the fatal shooting of black drug suspect. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 21, 2017 - 7:15 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Another protest is planned for Thursday evening in St. Louis, but this time, the demonstrators are expected to be largely white. Organizers have called a "White Allies Only" rally for 6:30 p.m. at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis. The demonstration is the latest of several since...
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September 21, 2017 - 11:30 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations following the acquittal of a former St. Louis police officer (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Protesters held up a banner, yelled and projected a video showing officers arresting St. Louis protesters during a meeting to gather public input about the search...
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Hundreds of protesters march towards a Manila park for a huge rally to call for an end to the killings in the so-called war on drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte and his alleged "tyrannical rule" of the country Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Thousands of protesters are marking the anniversary of the 1972 martial law declaration by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say is the current president's authoritarian tendencies and his brutal crackdown on illegal drugs. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
September 21, 2017 - 10:44 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of protesters marked Thursday's anniversary of the 1972 declaration of martial law by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say are the current president's authoritarian tendencies and his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs...
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Hundreds of protesters march towards a Manila park for a huge rally to call for an end to the killings in the so-called war on drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte and his alleged "tyrannical rule" of the country Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Thousands of protesters are marking the anniversary of the 1972 martial law declaration by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say is the current president's authoritarian tendencies and his brutal crackdown on illegal drugs. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
September 21, 2017 - 10:44 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of protesters marked Thursday's anniversary of the 1972 declaration of martial law by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say are the current president's authoritarian tendencies and his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs...
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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni speaks during a meeting of members of the African Union during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at U.N headquarters. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
September 21, 2017 - 5:42 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters opposed to plans to introduce legislation that could allow the longtime president to extend his rule. The bill is likely to be introduced in the national assembly later Thursday despite growing opposition from...
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Protesters march at the Saint Louis Galleria mall in Richmond Heights, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in St. Louis. Protesters took to the streets again Wednesday in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge's recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in 2011. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 20, 2017 - 8:57 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in St. Louis over a judge's acquittal of a former white police officer who fatally shot a black suspect (all times local): 7:40 p.m. St. Louis County police say they broke up a demonstration near an upscale mall because protesters weren't listening to...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Pelosi is telling colleagues that she wants "all hands on deck" to defeat the latest Republican effort to undo the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 20, 2017 - 8:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she respects young immigrants who shouted her down at an event in San Francisco, but said their call for a comprehensive immigration overhaul was premature. Instead, lawmakers must focus on protecting young immigrants...
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Protesters stand outside of the St. Louis city jail on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The protesters chanted "free our people" outside the jail on Monday night to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars. Police said that more than 120 people were arrested during Sunday's protests. Monday was the fourth day of protests over the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black suspect. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 20, 2017 - 7:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters said they would take to the streets again Wednesday in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge's recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in 2011. The demonstration planned in Clayton, Missouri, would be the latest part...
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