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  • Iran Jan 14

    Iran Announces Arrests Over Downing of Plane That Killed 176

    Iran’s judiciary says arrests have been made over the shootdown of a Ukrainian plane that killed all 176 people on board.

  • Iran Jan 13

    Anger in Iran Over Jet’s Downing; Gunfire Disperses Protests

    Iranian police and security forces fired both live ammunition and tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the Islamic Republic’s initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, online videos purported to show Monday.

  • Iran Jan 10

    Multiple Iran Protests Break Out in Manhattan

    As one protest broke out in Columbus Circle, another was going on in Foley Square, with some marching on Trump Tower in midtown. NBC New York’s Brian Thompson reports.

  • India Dec 22, 2019

    India Suspends Internet and Phone Services to Quell Protests

    Indian authorities have stepped up phone and mobile internet shutdowns in some parts of the country in an effort to thwart a groundswell of protests over a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. Student-led protests that have galvanized a large section of the Indian public have been met with communications blocks in areas of New Delhi, in the eastern state…

  • Catalonia Dec 18, 2019

    Police, Protesters Clash Outside Barcelona-Real Madrid Game

    One of the world’s most-watched soccer matches was played Wednesday night amid heavy security as authorities sought to keep Catalonia’s separatist movement from disrupting the game between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

  • Donald Trump Dec 18, 2019

    Pro-Impeachment Rallies Flare Night Before House Vote

    More than 600 pro-impeachment rallies were planned the night before the House’s vote on impeaching President Donald Trump.

  • Trump Impeachment Dec 18, 2019

    Pro-Impeachment Rallies Draw Thousands on Eve of Historic House Vote

    Vicki Miller is helping to organize one of more than 600 protests planned on the eve of the House’s vote on impeaching President Donald Trump because, for the retired lawyer from Philadelphia, the evidence is clear. “You can’t solicit the help of a foreign government in an election,” she said. For only the third time on Wednesday, the House is...

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Georgetown Students in Hong Kong Headed Home Amid Unrest

    Georgetown University students who planned to spend the rest of the fall semester in Hong Kong will be headed home early amid violent clashes between pro-democracy protesters and police.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    What’s Behind Fiery Latin American Protests?

    Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia’s is socialist. Yet, from Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators were marching this week to demand fundamental change, part of a wave of often-violent protests that has set tires, government offices, trains and metro stations ablaze across Latin America and the...

  • Sep 30, 2019

    New Protests Hit Haiti Amid Demands That President Resign

    Thousands of demonstrators set fires Monday and chanted calls for Haiti’s president to resign as the opposition to Jovenel Moïse tried to increase pressure for him to leave office. Protesters said several people were hit by gunfire, including a local journalist. Schools, businesses and government offices were closed as protesters gathered chanting, “Down with Jovenel!” “We can’t continue to live...

  • Feb 2, 2019

    French Yellow Vest Protesters Condemn Injuries, Blame Police

    France’s yellow vest protesters were back on the streets Saturday to keep up the pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron’s government and to decry the number of people being injured by police during anti-government demonstrations. Multiple protests were taking place in Paris and other cities to denounce Macron’s economic policies, which they view as favoring the rich, for the 12th...

  • Feb 2, 2019

    Juan Guaido Calls for Venezuela Defections as Nicolas Maduro Stands Firm

    Venezuela’s opposition leader called on more members of the military to abandon the country’s socialist government following Saturday’s defection of a high-ranking general, while President Nicolas Maduro proposed holding early National Assembly elections that could potentially oust his challenger. Maduro’s call for early legislative voting is likely to intensify his standoff with rival Juan Guaido, who heads the opposition-controlled National...

  • Aug 8, 2018

    Policía en la comunidad

    Protesters in Durham, N.C. toppled a Confederate monument Monday night. The statue, called “The Confederate Soldiers Monument,” was dedicated in 1924. It was pulled down Monday and protesters stomped on it.

  • May 5, 2018

    Protesters Arrests at Anti-Putin Rally in Moscow

    Protesters took to the streets in Moscow to demonstrate against President Vladimir Putin, who will be inaugurated for a new six-year term Monday.

  • Apr 22, 2018

    50 Years Ago, Student Protests Shut Down Columbia University

    Fifty years ago Monday, Columbia University students angry about racism and the Vietnam War began a rebellion that fed a sense the country was in turmoil.

  • Mar 29, 2018

    Protesters Block Streets Demanding Justice for Stephon Clark

    Protesters blocked streets in downtown Sacramento Wednesday to demand justice for Stephon Clark. Clark, an unarmed black man, was fatally shot by Sacramento police in his grandmother’s backyard. Officers said they thought Clark was armed, but he only had a cellphone.

  • Aug 15, 2017

    Confederate Monument Toppled

    Protesters in Durham, N.C. toppled a Confederate monument Monday night. The statue, called “The Confederate Soldiers Monument,” was dedicated in 1924. It was pulled down Monday and protesters stomped on it.

  • Aug 10, 2017

    Acquitted Ex-Tulsa Officer to Work for Sheriff’s Office

    A white former Tulsa police officer who resigned after being acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man was sworn in Thursday as a reserve deputy sheriff in a neighboring county. Wearing a firearm on her hip and dressed in a Rogers County Sheriff’s Office uniform, Betty Shelby took her oath of office at the agency...

  • Aug 3, 2017

    After Surviving Politics, the Keystone XL Pipeline Could Be Done in by Economics

    The proposed Keystone XL pipeline survived nine years of protests, lawsuits and political wrangling that saw the Obama administration reject it and President Donald Trump revive it, but now the project faces the possibility of death by economics. Low oil prices and the high cost of extracting Canadian crude from oil sands are casting new doubts on Keystone XL as...

  • Jul 7, 2017

    G-20 Day 1 Recap

    There were fireworks Friday on the first day of the G-20 summit. The gathering of the world’s 19 wealthiest nations and the European Union included widespread protests in the streets and a much-anticipated meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump. The U.S. and Russia were also able to reach an agreement on a cease-fire for southwest...

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