Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle pro-democracy protesters

China 11/18/19, 14:30

Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of pro-democracy protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday, Nov. 19, local time, in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. In yet another escalation for the movement, protests raged across parts of the ...

Hong Kong police launch operation to flush out protesters

China 11/17/19, 05:59

Police launched a late-night operation Sunday, Nov. 17 to try and flush about 200 protesters out of a university campus on a day of clashes in which an officer was hit in the leg with an arrow and massive barrages of tear gas and water cannons were fired. Riot police began ...

President Trump supports Chile and denounces foreign interference seeking to undermine Chile’s democracy

South America 11/01/19, 10:43

Amid Chile's social crisis, President Donald Trump said he supports Chilean President Sebastián Piñera's government in its efforts to "restore national order" in the South American country. President Trump called Piñera on Wednesday to express his support for the decision to suspend two important international meetings and also denounced alleged foreign ...

Thousands protest mask ban as HK leader toughens stance

World 10/04/19, 07:21

Thousands of defiant masked protesters streamed into Hong Kong streets Friday after the city’s embattled leader invoked rarely used emergency powers to ban masks at rallies in a hardening of the government’s stance after four months of anti-government demonstrations. Challenging the ban set to take effect Saturday, protesters crammed streets in ...

Hong Kong protester shot as China marks its 70th anniversary

China 10/01/19, 16:56

In a fearsome escalation of violence, Hong Kong police shot a protester in the chest at close range Tuesday, leaving the teenager bleeding and howling on the ground. Tens of thousands joined anti-government demonstrations that spread across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory in a challenge to Beijing's dominance as the Communist ...

Charges against alleged white supremacists tossed by judge

U.S. 06/04/19, 20:50

Federal charges against three alleged members of a violent white supremacist group accused of inciting violence at California political rallies were dismissed by a judge who found their actions amounted to constitutionally protected free speech.Prosecutors said members of the Rise Above Movement conspired to riot by using the internet to ...

Dozens detained at cathedral protest in Russian city

World 05/16/19, 04:55

Russian police detained several dozen people in the early hours on Thursday at a rally protesting plans to build a cathedral in a popular park in Russia's fourth-largest city.Thousands protested in Yekaterinburg late Wednesday for the third consecutive day, and riot police were dispatched to the city center park where ...

Russian riot police deployed before cathedral protest

World 05/15/19, 10:40

Hundreds of riot police have surrounded a park in Russia's fourth-largest city before what's expected to be a third consecutive day of protests against building a new cathedral.Local media in the city of Yekaterinburg reported on Wednesday that riot police swarmed the park, which has become the epicenter of the ...

Man pleads guilty to riot conspiracy in Virginia rally

U.S. 04/29/19, 14:54

A member of a white supremacist group pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to riot at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and at other demonstrations in California.Thomas Walter Gillen, 25, of Redondo Beach, California, became the second member of the Rise Above Movement to plead guilty after four members of ...

Revulsion in Northern Ireland over riot, fatal shooting

Europe 04/23/19, 08:29

The dramatic riot in Londonderry last week was starkly reminiscent of the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades before the 1998 peace agreement. The result was both tragic and familiar: the death of a young journalist, apparently hit by a stray bullet.Here are answers to some questions about the ...

Northern Irish police arrest 2 over killing of journalist

Europe 04/20/19, 02:47

Police in Northern Ireland say they have arrested two teenagers in connection with the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry.The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said Saturday. No further information was immediately given.Lyra ...

Northern Ireland police release video in hunt for killer

Europe 04/19/19, 15:06

Police in Northern Ireland searched for multiple suspects Friday after the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting in Londonderry and sought help from the public to get "a killer off the streets" and into custody. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee was shot and killed, ...

State defends South Dakota pipeline protest legislation

U.S. 04/19/19, 11:35

South Dakota's governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline if it's built. The law allows officials to pursue criminal or civil penalties from demonstrators who engage in "riot boosting," ...

Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

Europe 04/19/19, 02:15

Police in Northern Ireland say the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry.The Police Service of Northern Ireland said Friday morning that 29-year-old investigative journalist Lyra McKee died after she was shot during ...

Pussy Riot protest group member briefly detained in Moscow

Europe 04/16/19, 17:16

One of the protesters who barged onto the field last year to disrupt the World Cup final in Russia was briefly detained Tuesday by police in Moscow, activists said.Veronika Nikulshina of the Pussy Riot protest group was reportedly detained along with two others as they were heading to attend a ...

France investigates after older protester is injured in Nice

Europe 03/24/19, 08:32

French authorities are investigating the case of an older female protester who suffered head injuries when police charged people defying a yellow vest protest ban in Nice.The woman was waving a rainbow flag marked "Peace" and wearing a yellow vest when riot police carrying shields suddenly pushed toward the protesters ...

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