Protests and demonstrations - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Protests and demonstrations Turkey slams US over 'aggressive' acts against bodyguards ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey summoned the U.S. ambassador on Monday to protest what it called "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by American security personnel against Turkish bodyguards in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit last week. The action appeared to be in retaliation to calls in the U.S. for strong action against the Tu... Mon, 22 May 2017 17:21:00 GMT 2017-05-22T17:21:00Z Israel: Palestinian killed attacking police as Trump visited JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said a Palestinian attacker was killed after he tried to stab officers near Jerusalem as President Donald Trump visited the city on Monday, while clashes erupted in the West Bank as Palestinians declared a strike in solidarity with hundreds of hunger striking prisoners held in Israeli jails. Police said the attempted stabbi... Mon, 22 May 2017 17:04:00 GMT 2017-05-22T17:04:00Z Clashes in Syrian city of Daraa despite it being 'safe zone' BEIRUT (AP) — Intense clashes broke out in Syria's Daraa on Monday between government forces and insurgents with both sides shelling parts of the southern city that has been declared a safe zone under a recent Russia-sponsored deal, opposition activists and state media said. Daraa, the site where Syria's crisis began in March 2011 with anti-government pro... Mon, 22 May 2017 13:46:00 GMT 2017-05-22T13:46:00Z Protester who disrupts UK campaign event arrested LONDON (AP) — A protester has been arrested and taken into police custody after interrupting a campaign event held by British Prime Minister Theresa May. The man was protesting against fox hunting and shouted, "save our wildlife, kill May" when she arrived at the rally in the Welsh town of Wrexham. Police said Monday the man had been ar... Mon, 22 May 2017 12:48:00 GMT 2017-05-22T12:48:00Z Hungary: Protesters rally in defense of university, NGOs BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of protesters marched Sunday in downtown Budapest, calling on Hungary's government to repeal legal amendments which could force a university founded by an American philanthropist to leave the country. Participants at the rally also said they want Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government to abandon a bill that is viewed a... Sun, 21 May 2017 19:37:00 GMT 2017-05-21T19:37:00Z Tillerson says US dismayed by violence at Turkish Embassy WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top diplomat says the Trump administration has expressed its "dismay" to the Turkish government about a violent confrontation between Turkish security officials and protesters outside Turkey's embassy in Washington. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Turkey's ambassador has met with State Department officials, and that it wa... Sun, 21 May 2017 15:28:00 GMT 2017-05-21T15:28:00Z Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday in a continuation of near-daily street protests. Soldiers shut down access to the center of the city and officials closed at least 10 metro stations in anticipation of Satu... Sat, 20 May 2017 21:25:00 GMT 2017-05-20T21:25:00Z Macedonia suspends 16 officers over parliament invasion SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's interior ministry says it has suspended 16 police officers, including a senior ministry official, over their failure to prevent an invasion of parliament by protesters. The incident last month resulted in injuries to dozens of lawmakers, journalists and protesters. The angry mob had stormed parliament after lawmakers c... Sat, 20 May 2017 15:14:00 GMT 2017-05-20T15:14:00Z Melee outside Turkish ambassador's home left injuries, shock WASHINGTON (AP) — Concussions. Broken and loose teeth. Headaches. A popped blood vessel in the eye. Those are some of the injuries demonstrators say they suffered after being beaten by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington. Turkey said the clash Tuesday was the fault of demonstrat... Fri, 19 May 2017 20:54:00 GMT 2017-05-19T20:54:00Z The Latest: Turkish melee in Washington left injuries, shock WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the violence outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C. (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Concussions, broken and loose teeth, headaches, and a popped blood vessel in the eye. Those are some of the injuries demonstrators say they suffered after being beaten by members of ... Fri, 19 May 2017 20:34:00 GMT 2017-05-19T20:34:00Z US, Turkey spar over Erdogan visit violence, Kurdish support WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration faced growing calls Thursday for a forceful response to violence by Turkish presidential guards on American soil, who were briefly detained this week but then set free. The unseemly incident added to U.S.-Turkish tensions that are being compounded by a growing spat over U.S. war strategy against the Islamic State group in Syria. ... Fri, 19 May 2017 01:00:00 GMT 2017-05-19T01:00:00Z Protester killed, AP journalist wounded in West Bank clash RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An Israeli settler opened fire on Thursday at Palestinian demonstrators after his car was pelted with stones, killing a young man and wounding an Associated Press photographer who was covering the unrest, according to witnesses, video footage and medical officials. The shooting occurred at the Hawara checkpoint in the northern W... Thu, 18 May 2017 19:04:00 GMT 2017-05-18T19:04:00Z US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials strongly criticized the Turkish government after video appeared to show its president's security forces pushing past police and violently breaking up a protest outside their diplomatic residence in Washington. Attacking the small group of protesters with their fists and feet, men in dark suits and others were recorded repe... Thu, 18 May 2017 08:38:00 GMT 2017-05-18T08:38:00Z New death in Venezuela puts toll at level of 2014 unrest SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (AP) — Legions of national guardsmen and military helicopters began descending on a western Venezuela state Wednesday where an outbreak of looting and political violence left at least three people dead in as many days, raising the nationwide death toll in a wave of unrest to at least 43. Fifteen-year-old Jose Guerrero died in San ... Thu, 18 May 2017 00:46:00 GMT 2017-05-18T00:46:00Z State Dept. criticizes Turkey for violence outside embassy WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials strongly criticized the Turkish government Wednesday as video appeared to show its president's security forces pushing past police and violently breaking up a protest outside their diplomatic residence in Washington. Attacking the small group of protesters with their fists and feet, men in dark suits and others were record... Thu, 18 May 2017 00:13:00 GMT 2017-05-18T00:13:00Z Turkey, Washington Trade Blame for Embassy Clash The Turkish government and Washington local officials traded blame Wednesday for violence outside Turkey's embassy, where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's... Wed, 17 May 2017 20:42:00 GMT 2017-05-17T20:42:00Z Gay rights supporters demonstrate in Russia's St. Petersburg ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — About 100 gay rights activists have held a flash-mob demonstration in the Russian city of St. Petersburg to observe International Day Against Homophobia and to call attention to claims of gay persecution and torture in Chechnya. Authorities routinely deny LGBT activists permission to hold rallies. Unauthorized gatherings ofte... Wed, 17 May 2017 19:37:00 GMT 2017-05-17T19:37:00Z Clashes in Greece as thousands protest austerity ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An anti-austerity rally in Greece's capital turned violent Wednesday as a general strike halted flights, ferries and public transportation, and thousands joined protest marches across the country. A small group of protesters threw gasoline bombs and fired flares at riot police after the marches ended in Athens. Police responded with ... Wed, 17 May 2017 18:00:00 GMT 2017-05-17T18:00:00Z Macedonia opposition leader given mandate to form government SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's president on Wednesday handed the mandate to form a government to left-wing opposition leader Zoran Zaev, an initial step toward ending a political crisis that culminated last month in angry protesters storming parliament. Zaev has 20 days to seek a coalition partner and form a Cabinet, but said he hoped to complete ta... Wed, 17 May 2017 17:33:00 GMT 2017-05-17T17:33:00Z The Latest: Tear gas fired at Greek anti-austerity protest ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's general strike (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Greek riot police in central Athens have fired tear gas at protesting youths as anti-austerity protests turned violent. Several dozen protesters hurled rocks and fired flares at police outside Parliament after peaceful marches inv... Wed, 17 May 2017 10:37:00 GMT 2017-05-17T10:37:00Z Copenhagen police detain 25 after squatter anniversary riots COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark say that 25 people have been detained for allegedly taking part in clashes during a March protest marking the 10th anniversary of a squatter eviction that sparked riots in Copenhagen. Police spokesman Mikael Wern said that 10 locations were raided early Wednesday and officers found caltrops — spikes used to def... Wed, 17 May 2017 08:41:00 GMT 2017-05-17T08:41:00Z Students Rally In Detroit Over Deportation Case Dozens of high school students and others protest outside Detroit's federal courthouse, rallying behind an Ann Arbor, Michigan, man who is to be deported.... Tue, 16 May 2017 18:48:00 GMT 2017-05-16T18:48:00Z Greek seamen extend strike; no ferries for 4 days ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek seamen and journalists walked off the job Tuesday, a day before a nationwide general strike to protest new austerity measures the government is legislating for in return for more bailout funds. The seamen's union announced Tuesday afternoon they would extend their strike, originally planned to last 48 hours, for a further two d... Tue, 16 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT 2017-05-16T13:00:00Z 2 dead as Venezuela protests turn violent outside capital CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A day that began with largely peaceful protests against Venezuela's socialist government took a violent turn Monday as fierce clashes between state security and demonstrators killed at least two people. Thousands hauled folding chairs, beach umbrellas and protest signs onto main roads for a 12-hour "sit-in against the dictatorshi... Tue, 16 May 2017 02:43:00 GMT 2017-05-16T02:43:00Z 10 Things to Know for Tuesday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. TRUMP REVEALED CLASSIFIED INFO TO RUSSIANS, PAPER SAYS The Washington Post reports the president gave Russian officials details about an Islamic State plot, but the White House says no intelligence sources or methods were discussed. Tue, 16 May 2017 01:39:00 GMT 2017-05-16T01:39:00Z Protesters Chant 'No Ban' Outside Federal Court There were chants of 'no ban' outside a federal court in Seattle Monday, as a three-judge panel heard arguments on the Trump administration's revised... Mon, 15 May 2017 23:47:00 GMT 2017-05-15T23:47:00Z Romania: 20,000 state finance workers strike over wages BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Some 20,000 finance workers from Romania's public sector went on strike Monday to protest a move to cut their salaries, a trade union leader said. Finance ministry employees who staged a walkout are opposed to a draft law that a trade union says will lead to salaries being slashed by 10 to 35 percent. Vasile Ma... Mon, 15 May 2017 11:57:00 GMT 2017-05-15T11:57:00Z EU urges end to Venezuela violence against protesters BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is urging Venezuelan authorities to halt the use of violence against peaceful anti-government protesters and says it stands ready to help the country through its political crisis. EU foreign ministers said in a statement Monday that "violence and the use of force will not resolve the crisis in the country." They said peo... Mon, 15 May 2017 10:27:00 GMT 2017-05-15T10:27:00Z Palestinian hunger strike leader says 'snacking video' fake JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouti denies the authenticity of a video purportedly showing him eating secretly in his cell and is preparing to see his protest "to the end" by refusing to drink water, his lawyer said Sunday. Khader Shkirat, speaking after the first meeting with his client since the protest began nearly a mont... Sun, 14 May 2017 18:31:00 GMT 2017-05-14T18:31:00Z Thousands march against Moscow government's demolition plans MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday to rally against a bill to tear down Soviet-era low-rise apartment buildings. Protesters, mostly young and middle-aged couples, gathered on a central street to rally against arguably Russia's largest redevelopment project to pull down entire neighborhoods of Soviet-era prefabricated blocks that wer... 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