Protests and demonstrations

Therese Okoumou poses for pictures and rallies with supporters before her sentencing in New York, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Okoumou was convicted of trespassing and other offenses after she climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 19, 2019 - 1:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty last July 4 to protest the separation of families at the Mexican border came to her sentencing Tuesday with her face entirely covered with clear sticky tape, irritating a judge who refused to proceed until she removed it. After...
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Stevante Clark, center, the brother of police shooting victim Stephon Clark, raises his fist as The Rev. Al Sharpton calls for California to change how it responds to police killings of civilians during a news conference at the Capitol on Monday, March 18, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Monday marks a year since two Sacramento police officers killed Clark, 22, as they responded to vandalism reports. Looking on are Stephon Clark's mother, SeQuette Clark, right, and uncle Curtis Gordon, second from right. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 18, 2019 - 10:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Standing beside the family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police a year ago Monday, the Rev. Al Sharpton called for California to make it easier to prosecute officers who kill civilians and to require that all cases go before a grand jury. "The legacy...
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Bystanders take snapshots of the burned out terrasse of the famed restaurant Le Fouquet's on the Champs Elysees the day after it was vandalized and set on fire during the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations by the yellow vests, in Paris, France, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Paris cleaned up one of the world's most glamorous avenues Saturday after resurgent rioting by yellow vest protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron stunned the nation. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
March 18, 2019 - 1:30 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister announced a ban Monday on yellow vest protests along the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris and in two other cities following riots on Saturday that left luxury stores ransacked and charred from arson fires. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the ban will apply...
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High-school students protest in front of main police station in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, March 18, 2019. Dozens of high-school students have staged a sit-down protest demanding that the authorities release from detention a fellow-student who was jailed during weekend anti-government protests in Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
March 18, 2019 - 12:13 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Dozens of Serbian high school students on Monday staged a sit-down protest demanding the release from detention of a fellow student jailed during weekend anti-government protests in the Balkan country. The protest came as President Aleksandar Vucic reportedly called for the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014, file photo Edward Crawford Jr., returns a tear gas canister fired by police who were trying to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Six young men with connections to the Ferguson protests, including Crawford, have died, drawing attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister is at play. Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests and note that only two were homicides. But activists and observers remain puzzled and wonder if they'll ever get answers. Crawford fatally shot himself in May 2017 after telling acquaintances he had been distraught over personal issues, police said. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
March 17, 2019 - 4:43 pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation...
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The inside view of the famed tea salon Laduree pictured through smashed windows the day after it was vandalized during the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations by the yellow vests, in Paris, France, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Paris cleaned up one of the world's most glamorous avenues Saturday after resurgent rioting by yellow vest protesters angry at President Emmanuel Macron stunned the nation. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
March 17, 2019 - 12:12 pm
PARIS (AP) — Business owners, city employees and construction workers dug in Sunday to clean up one of the world's most glamorous avenues, after riots by ultraviolent yellow vest protesters trashed the Champs-Elysees in Paris to express anger at French President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies...
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March 17, 2019 - 11:36 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy has condemned Gaza's Hamas rulers for violently cracking down on popular protests over the past few days. Nickolay Mladenov said Sunday that he was especially alarmed by the "brutal beating" of journalists and human rights workers. Tahseen Astal,...
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Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Vucic has pledged to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station protesting what they say is his autocratic rule. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
March 17, 2019 - 8:48 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president pledged on Sunday to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station protesting what they said is his autocratic rule. As Aleksandar Vucic held a news conference in the presidency building in downtown...
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People march during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia's capital for 15th week in a row against populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
March 16, 2019 - 4:59 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Protesters demonstrating against the autocratic rule of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic burst into state-run TV headquarters in Belgrade on Saturday to criticize a broadcaster whose reporting they consider highly biased. Riot police arrived at the scene in the Serbian...
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Venezuela's opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, sings the national anthem at the end of a rally in Valencia, Venezuela, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 16, 2019 - 4:45 pm
VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido embarked on a new stage of his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday as the government staged its own rival rally in the capital of Caracas, a pattern which has unfolded repeatedly as both sides attempt to convey...
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