Political and civil unrest

September 16, 2017 - 8:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the rallies and protests in Washington on Saturday (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A day of competing protests in Washington unexpectedly included a group of Black Lives Matter activists who appeared near the stage of a rally intended to support President Donald Trump...
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September 16, 2017 - 8:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizers had dubbed it the Mother of All Rallies and hoped to bring out thousands to pack the National Mall on Saturday in support of President Donald Trump. In the end, hundreds of flag-waving demonstrators did their best to make some noise in support of the president, who had...
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September 16, 2017 - 3:22 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — At least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces who allegedly fired indiscriminately at protesters, the U.N. envoy to Congo said Saturday. Maman Sidikou said he was "deeply shocked" at the violence. Another 117 people were wounded...
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September 16, 2017 - 2:27 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting death of a black man in St. Louis (all times local): 1:25 a.m. Ten law enforcement officers have been injured during protests in St. Louis after a judge acquitted a white former police officer in the shooting...
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September 16, 2017 - 12:15 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A white former police officer was acquitted Friday in the 2011 death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase, and hundreds of demonstrators streamed into the streets of downtown St. Louis and later an upscale neighborhood to protest the verdict that had...
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September 15, 2017 - 8:51 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine defense secretary said Friday that President Rodrigo Duterte has considered the possibility of placing the entire country under martial rule over fears of planned left-wing protests getting out of control, but added that the prospect of such a step is "very...
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September 15, 2017 - 1:16 am
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a speech by a conservative commentator at the University of California, Berkeley (all times local): 10:10 p.m. University of California, Berkeley police say there have been four to five arrests related to protests in Berkeley, all on city property. Hundreds...
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September 14, 2017 - 3:48 am
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley has ramped up security as it braces to host conservative commentator Ben Shapiro Thursday night, the latest polarizing figure to raise concerns of violence on the famously liberal campus. Authorities plan to seal off the campus' central...
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September 13, 2017 - 7:15 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley will seal off large parts of its campus like a fortress with a closed perimeter and a "very large" visible police presence Thursday, when the birthplace of America's free speech movement faces its next potential clashes. City and campus...
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September 13, 2017 - 1:38 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Wednesday acknowledged the detention of a human rights lawyer who went missing on his way to a U.N. conference on forced disappearances, accusing him of disseminating fake news. Ibrahim Metwally, who was arrested at Cairo International Airport three days ago and initially held...
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