Protests and demonstrations

Holding signs reading in Catalan 'freedom', people gather to protest against the National Court's decision to imprison civil society leaders without bail, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Protesters were gathering for a fresh round of demonstrations in Barcelona Tuesday to demand the release of two leaders of Catalonia's pro-independence movement who were jailed in a sedition probe. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 17, 2017 - 6:07 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's top court ruled Tuesday that an independence referendum in Catalonia was unconstitutional, adding weight to government efforts to block the region from breaking away from the rest of the country but not persuading demonstrators demanding the release of two jailed...
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FILE - In this undated file image, posted on June 30, 2014, by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, north Syria. (Raqqa Media Center via AP, File)
October 17, 2017 - 11:43 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A timeline of events in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, captured by U.S.-backed Syrian forces from the Islamic State group on Tuesday: 2011 March — Protests break out in different parts of Syria demanding democratic reforms following Arab Spring protests in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen,...
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Jordi Cuixart, president of the Catalan Omnium Cultural organization, left, and Jordi Sanchez, president of the Catalan National Assembly wave to supporters on arrival at the national court in Madrid, Spain, in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Two senior Catalan regional police force officers and the leaders of two pro-independence associations are in court again, facing possible sedition charges related to the staging of the region's banned Oct. 1 secession referendum. The sedition case is investigating the roles of the four in Sept. 20-21 demonstrations in Barcelona as Spanish police arrested several Catalan officials and raided offices in a crackdown on referendum preparations (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 16, 2017 - 7:16 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's confrontation with its independence-seeking region of Catalonia intensified Monday when a judge ordered the leaders of two pro-independence groups jailed while they are investigated on possible sedition charges for organizing demonstrations before the region's...
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October 16, 2017 - 4:09 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The law firm that won a landmark gender discrimination case against the University of Iowa athletics department will challenge what it calls the school's biased handling of sexual assault and harassment complaints next. Des Moines-based Newkirk Zwagerman filed two lawsuits...
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October 16, 2017 - 11:37 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — More than 100 people participated in a silent protest before the start of the Baltimore Ravens game as the national anthem played inside the M&T Bank Stadium. The Baltimore Sun reports that the protesters stood outside the stadium with their fists raised, then knelt down before...
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This Dec. 24, 2016 photo shows San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talking during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams. Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
October 15, 2017 - 9:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem. Kaepernick started a national conversation about political...
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October 15, 2017 - 12:12 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Darnold led Southern California on three long scoring drives in the second half, and the 13th-ranked Trojans stopped a two-point conversion attempt by Utah with 42 seconds to play to edge the Utes 28-27 on Saturday night. USC (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12) trailed 21-7 at the half before...
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October 14, 2017 - 6:03 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A young man was killed on Saturday during anti-India protests in disputed Kashmir following a gunbattle that killed two rebels, police and locals said. Indian troops cordoned off southern Litter village on a tip that militants were hiding in a civilian home, said top police...
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October 13, 2017 - 4:28 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis aldermen are calling on the interim police chief to defend the department's handling of protests that has drawn criticism, including a lawsuit. The Board of Aldermen on Friday approved a resolution to have interim Chief Lawrence O'Toole appear before the Public Safety...
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National Super Alliance (Nasa) supporters burn tyres in Kisumu, Kenya, Friday Oct. 13, 2017. The protesters are demanding a change of leadership at the country's election commission. The protests took place in the capital Nairobi and the opposition stronghold of Kisumu, in western Kenya, as well as in the coastal city of Mombasa. Police in Kenya say they have killed two opposition protesters who allegedly stormed a police station with farm tools and rocks in the western part of the country. (AP Photo)
October 13, 2017 - 3:59 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya shot and killed two opposition protesters who allegedly threw rocks at a police station, while police used tear gas on rallies in the capital and elsewhere demanding reforms ahead of the new presidential election this month. At the same time, opposition leader...
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