Amnesty: Credible Reports Protesters Shot Dead in Nigeria
Foreign Affairs
Amnesty: Credible Reports Protesters Shot Dead in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Amnesty International said late Tuesday there was “credible but disturbing evidence” that security forces in the megacity of Lagos had fatally shot protesters who were demonstrating against police brutality despite a new curfew going into effect.... Read More

Trump’s Kenosha Visit Exposes US Divides Ahead of November Vote
Political News
Trump’s Kenosha Visit Exposes US Divides Ahead of November Vote

KENOSHA, Wis. — In front of a brick building northwest of downtown, on a day when the nation’s gaze again fixed on this once-strong factory city, Justin Blake declared that President Donald Trump must be defeated as he stood over... Read More

Biden to Address Violent Protests in Campaign Swing, Aide Says
2020 Elections
Biden to Address Violent Protests in Campaign Swing, Aide Says

Joe Biden will “go out this week, addressing this moment in the country” as parts of the U.S. are racked by demonstrations over racial justice, a top aide to the Democratic presidential candidate said. Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager,... Read More

Congress Reviews Police Actions Against Portland and D.C. Protesters
Political News
Congress Reviews Police Actions Against Portland and D.C. Protesters
2020-07-29 14:30:11
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Recent police action against protesters fell under criticism during two congressional hearings Tuesday. Some accusations of wrongdoing were directed at U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who Democratic lawmakers accused of abusing his authority by authorizing excessive force against... Read More

Attorney General Barr Defends Response to Protests, His Role in Criminal Cases of Trump Allies
Congress
Attorney General Barr Defends Response to Protests, His Role in Criminal Cases of Trump Allies

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday aggressively defended the federal response to violence and protests at the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, and his decision to intercede in criminal cases involving President Donald Trump’s close associates. The attorney... Read More

Mayors Urge Congress to Block Deployment of Federal Troops to Cities
Cities
Mayors Urge Congress to Block Deployment of Federal Troops to Cities
2020-07-28 16:20:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democratic mayors of six U.S. cities have sent a letter to congressional leaders, asking Congress to take steps to bar the federal government from deploying federal agents to municipalities that don’t want them. The letter, sent Monday,... Read More

Democrats Seek Probe on Police Actions, Use of Force in Portland
Law Enforcement
Democrats Seek Probe on Police Actions, Use of Force in Portland

WASHINGTON — House Democrats have asked for internal investigations into the use of federal police by Attorney General William Barr and the acting secretary of the Homeland Security Department, Chad Wolf, to crack down on protests in Portland, Oregon, and... Read More

Park Police Criticized for Use of Force During Protest Near White House
Law Enforcement
Park Police Criticized for Use of Force During Protest Near White House
2020-06-30 16:38:02
by Tom Ramstack

A political protester and an Australian television reporter led criticisms during a congressional hearing Monday against U.S. Park Police who aggressively cleared Lafayette Square park near the White House June 1. Police forced Black Lives Matter protesters to back away... Read More

Top General Apologizes for Taking Part in Trump Photo at Church
Pentagon
Top General Apologizes for Taking Part in Trump Photo at Church

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff apologized for participating in Donald Trump’s controversial appearance for a photo at a historic church last week, when law enforcement forcibly cleared a peaceful protest to make way for the president. “I... Read More

Obama Steps Out as Nation Confronts Confluence of Crises
Political News
Obama Steps Out as Nation Confronts Confluence of Crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is taking on an increasingly public role as the nation confronts a confluence of historic crises that has exposed deep racial and socioeconomic inequalities in America and reshaped the November election. In doing... Read More

Defense Secretary Opposes Use of Active-Duty Troops to Police US Cities
Military
Defense Secretary Opposes Use of Active-Duty Troops to Police US Cities
2020-06-03 19:57:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes the use of active-duty military to police U.S. cities and contain current street protests over the death of George Floyd. "I've always believed and continue to believe that the National... Read More

Poll Finds Most Americans Say Anger Over Police Killings Is Justified
Opinion Polls
Poll Finds Most Americans Say Anger Over Police Killings Is Justified
2020-06-03 13:43:42
by Gaspard Le Dem

A Monmouth University poll out Tuesday found a majority of Americans think that anger over police killings of African-Americans is justified, though fewer agree with the actions carried out by some of those protesters. According to the poll, around 57%... Read More

Hoyer Says House May Return Early to Consider Policing Reforms
In The News
Hoyer Says House May Return Early to Consider Policing Reforms
2020-06-02 19:24:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House could return to Capitol Hill early to consider legislation to overhaul policing policies in response to the killing of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody and the nationwide protest and violence that has followed. Last... Read More

Biden Seeks to Convey Sense of Leadership Amid a National Crisis
2020 Elections
Biden Seeks to Convey Sense of Leadership Amid a National Crisis

Joe Biden didn’t scold or lecture or lay blame for the unrest gripping America’s cities on the mayors who run them. But in an event Monday, he did offer the nation a glimpse at what things might look like inside... Read More

Trump Calls for ‘Law and Order,’ Threatens to Deploy Troops to Major Cities
In The News
Trump Calls for ‘Law and Order,’ Threatens to Deploy Troops to Major Cities

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, declaring himself a “president of law and order,” threatened Monday to deploy “thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers” to American cities, claiming governors and local officials have “failed... Read More

Bucolic Southern City Erupts In Aftermath of George Floyd Killing
In The News
Bucolic Southern City Erupts In Aftermath of George Floyd Killing
2020-06-01 12:59:35
by Dan McCue

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A day of peaceful protests in one of the South's most bucolic cities turned violent Saturday night as angry crowds smashed storefronts, battled police and engaged in clashes with business owners trying to protect their property. The... Read More

Protests Hammer US Cities Struggling to Recover After Lockdown
In The News
Protests Hammer US Cities Struggling to Recover After Lockdown

The reopening of America was always going to be fraught, with competing fears of new virus outbreaks and economic meltdown. Now cities across the nation, from New York to Chicago and Los Angeles, are reeling from unrest that could worsen... Read More

Trump’s Comments Aren’t Helping, Say Mayors of Atlanta, D.C.
In The News
Trump’s Comments Aren’t Helping, Say Mayors of Atlanta, D.C.

President Donald Trump’s recent comments on fallout from the death of a black Minnesota man in police custody have hurt more than helped, said the mayor of two cities rocked by violent protests this weekend. Trump tweeted on Saturday that... Read More

Pompeo Says US No Longer Considers Hong Kong Autonomous from China
Geopolitics
Pompeo Says US No Longer Considers Hong Kong Autonomous from China
2020-05-27 19:03:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that he's informed Congress the State Department no longer considers Hong Kong to have significant autonomy under Chinese rule, a move seen as foreshadowing the end of some or all of... Read More

Battle Over Coronavirus Rules, Reopenings Increasingly Partisan, Bitter
Geopolitics
Battle Over Coronavirus Rules, Reopenings Increasingly Partisan, Bitter

Urged on by President Donald Trump, Republican officials in several swing states, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, are ramping up pressure on Democratic governors to move faster on reopening their economies, despite experts’ warnings of a surge in infections and... Read More

AP-NORC Poll: Majority Disapprove of Coronavirus Protests
Opinion Polls
AP-NORC Poll: Majority Disapprove of Coronavirus Protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans disapprove of protests against restrictions aimed at preventing the spread the coronavirus, according to a new poll that also finds the still-expansive support for such limits — including restaurant closures and stay-at-home orders... Read More

Supporting Anti-Lockdown Protests In Michigan Could Hurt Republicans In November
State News
Supporting Anti-Lockdown Protests In Michigan Could Hurt Republicans In November
2020-05-01 18:18:11
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON -- GOP lawmakers in Michigan’s state legislature want to take Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer to court over her decision to invoke emergency powers during the coronavirus crisis. The dispute started in March when Whitmer declared a state of emergency... Read More

As Beijing Seethes, Protesters Celebrate Trump’s Signing of Hong Kong Act
In The News
As Beijing Seethes, Protesters Celebrate Trump’s Signing of Hong Kong Act

HONG KONG — Dozens of American flags fluttered in the wind on Thanksgiving night in Hong Kong as thousands gathered at a rally in appreciation of the U.S. passage of two bills supporting human rights in Hong Kong that were... Read More

Unprecedented Hong Kong Chaos Raises Fears About What’s Next
Geopolitics
Unprecedented Hong Kong Chaos Raises Fears About What’s Next

HONG KONG — Hong Kong has seen many violent days since the unrest began in June, but the disruption this week has taken things to a new level — and fears are growing as to what may come next. Protesters... Read More

The Hong Kong Police Gunshot That Unleashed a Day of Mayhem
Foreign Affairs
The Hong Kong Police Gunshot That Unleashed a Day of Mayhem

HONG KONG — Even before most of Hong Kong got to work Monday, protesters already had a fresh grievance against the police. A traffic cop seeking to break up a rush-hour roadblock grabbed a masked protester in a headlock and... Read More

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Resigns Amid Fraud Allegations, Growing Protests
In The News
Bolivia’s Evo Morales Resigns Amid Fraud Allegations, Growing Protests

Evo Morales — the man who rose from being a community organizer and coca farmer to one of Bolivia’s most enduring and powerful presidents — resigned Sunday amid a growing backlash sparked by a troubled Oct. 20 presidential election. In... Read More

Hong Kong Protesters Look to Shut Down City With Strike
Geopolitics
Hong Kong Protesters Look to Shut Down City With Strike

HONG KONG — Hong Kong protesters looked to shut down the city with a general strike on Monday after a ninth straight weekend of unrest triggered by Beijing’s tightening grip over the financial hub. Demonstrators plan to take leave or... Read More

Hong Kong Police Struggle to Contain Unpredictable Protesters
Foreign Affairs
Hong Kong Police Struggle to Contain Unpredictable Protesters

HONG KONG — From an airport sit-in to violent clashes in a suburban area to aimless marches through busy shopping districts, Hong Kong’s weekend of unrest illustrated the challenge of quelling a protest movement that’s leaderless, unpredictable and widespread. Police... Read More

Puerto Rico Governor Clings to Power as Protests Over ‘Chatgate’ Enter 2nd Week
In The News
Puerto Rico Governor Clings to Power as Protests Over ‘Chatgate’ Enter 2nd Week
2019-07-23 19:54:17
by HJ Mai

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a second straight week demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. The demonstrations arose after hundreds of pages of offensive chat messages between the governor and... Read More

Protests Mount Over New Telescope Planned On Culturally Significant Hawaiian Site
State News
Protests Mount Over New Telescope Planned On Culturally Significant Hawaiian Site
2019-07-23 13:54:08
by Elin Johnson

Hawaii’s Lieutenant governor said Monday that talks to end a protest over the construction of a 14th observatory atop a sacred Hawaiian mountain are at an impasse, and he’s not sure a compromise will ever be reached. Lt. Governor Josh... Read More

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