Riots

Yellow vests protesters set a burricade afire on the Champs Elysees avenue Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Paris. French yellow vest protesters clashed Saturday with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe as they kicked off their 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 16, 2019 - 12:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores and clashed with police Saturday in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Large plumes of smoke rose above the rioting on Paris' landmark Champs-Elysees avenue,...
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A woman holds her nose after Turkish police fired tear gas at Istiklal, the main shopping street, in Istanbul, during the International Women's Day, Friday, March 8, 2019. The day has been sponsored by the United Nations since 1975 as millions around the world are demanding equality amid a persistent salary gap, violence and widespread inequality. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 08, 2019 - 1:34 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Riot police in Istanbul fired tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators who tried to march along the city's main pedestrian avenue to mark International Women's Day. Thousands of people, most of them women, gathered near Istiklal Street on Friday for a march that police said...
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A demonstrator holds up a sign that reads, "no to a 5th term" during a protest to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, March 3, 2019. Algeria's Constitutional Council has been placed under high security as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term is due to be formally submitted. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
March 04, 2019 - 5:38 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's offer of a new constitution and a truncated next term has so far failed to satisfy protesters, who faced off with riot police overnight and want their longtime leader out of office now. Crowds of mainly young protesters demonstrated...
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Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu speaks to the press at his headquarters in Kinshasa, Congo, Thursday Jan. 10, 2019. Fayulu, who came second in the presidential poll behind Felix Tshisekedi, called the results fraudulent. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 10, 2019 - 12:08 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu denounced the Congo election results as an "electoral hold up" that were "rigged, fabricated and invented" and do "not reflect the truth of the ballots." He called on...
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Riot police officers take position at the Champs Elysees avenue during a yellow vest protest in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. Hundreds of protesters were trying to breathe new life into France's apparently waning yellow vest movement with marches in Paris and gatherings in other cities. Notre Dame cathedral in the background. Arc de Triumph in the background. (AP Photo//Michel Euler)
January 07, 2019 - 2:35 pm
PARIS (AP) — A man identified as a former boxing pro and suspected of viciously attacking riot police officers with his fists and feet during the latest yellow vest protests in France has turned himself in and was placed in custody on Monday, authorities said. The suspect, identified by French...
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Demonstrators stand in tear gas thrown by riot police during a protest in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. Hundreds of protesters were trying to breathe new life into France's apparently waning yellow vest movement with marches in Paris and gatherings in other cities. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
January 05, 2019 - 2:34 pm
PARIS (AP) — French security forces fired tear gas and flash-balls after a march through picturesque central Paris went from peaceful to provocative Saturday as several thousand protesters staged the yellow vest movement's first action of 2019 to keep up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron. A...
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Catalan riot Police officers remove a protester while breaking a road block during a protest against a Spanish Government meeting in Barcelona, Spain, Dec. 21, 2018. Catalan authorities say pro-independence protesters angry about Spain's Cabinet holding a meeting in Barcelona have blocked streets and major roads, disrupting traffic to and from the city.(AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
December 21, 2018 - 7:29 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Spanish Cabinet meeting being held in Barcelona (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Scuffles between radical separatist protesters and police as Spain's prime minister met with his cabinet in Catalonia's capital are angering some peaceful pro-independence supporters...
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A man makes his way through tear gas as demonstrators protest on the Champs-Elysees avenue, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. Paris police say 85 people have been detained in Paris on the fifth straight weekend of protests by the "yellow vests" movement, where thousands of people converged in the French capital. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
December 15, 2018 - 4:39 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France protests (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The French interior minister says that an eighth person has died since the start of a nationwide protest movement that began in mid-November over fuel tax hikes but has expanded to an array of issues. Christophe Castaner said...
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Demonstrators run away through tear gas in Lyon, central France, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The demonstrations against France's high cost of living, sapped by cold weather, rain and recent concessions by French President Emmanuel Macron, were significantly smaller Saturday than at previous rallies. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
December 15, 2018 - 1:44 pm
PARIS (AP) — Tear gas billowed Saturday across the protest-scarred Champs-Elysees after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations in Paris and a water cannon shot a frigid stream at the crowd on the fifth straight weekend of protests by France's "yellow vest" movement. The demonstrations against...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, center, French Prime Minister Edouard Philipppe, left, and Environment Minister Francois de Rugy, second right, and Labor Minister Muriel Penicaud meet with representatives of trade unions, employers' organizations and local elected officials at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, Dec.10 2018. Macron is preparing to speak to the nation Monday at last, after increasingly violent and radicalized protests against his leadership and a long silence that aggravated the anger. (Yoan Valat, Pool via AP)
December 10, 2018 - 7:49 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in France (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he's partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year. In a televised address...
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