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Among those sentenced was Jimmy Lai, 72, who founded the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper. Lai received 14 months in prison for his involvement in two protests on August 18 and 31, 2019. Also jailed for taking part in both events was Lee Cheuk-yan, a 64-year-old former lawmaker and veteran pro-democracy activist, who received a total …

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Small groups of demonstrators clashed with police Friday in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki at the end of a march to protest a new law allowing the policing of university campuses. About 7,000 people participated in the march, which had been peaceful initially. A group of around 100 protesters threw …

A police officer fatally shot a man after he was pulled over in a Minneapolis suburb Sunday, leading to clashes between protesters and law enforcement. The death of the man, identified by family as Daunte Wright, and ensuing unrest came in the midst of the Derek Chauvin trial for the killing of George Floyd. Police said …

Police advance on the street during protests against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar, February 20, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer (Reuters) – Police in the Myanmar city of Mandalay opened fire and used tear gas on Saturday to break up an anti-coup protest but it was not clear if they fired live ammunition or rubber bullets, according …

(Reuters) – Shots were heard on Sunday as police broke up a protest in the southeastern town of Myawaddy against Myanmar’s junta, which was demanding the release of Aung San Suu Kyi after last week’s coup, live video published on Facebook showed. The video showed uniformed police armed with guns rushing at a crowd of …

New Delhi — Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg said Thursday that “hate” and “threats” wouldn’t stop her speaking out in support of thousands of Indian farmers locked in a standoff with their government. Thunberg fired back online as police in India launched an investigation mentioning her tweets, which have drawn a vitriolic reaction online. “I still …

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of farmers who stormed the historic Red Fort on India’s Republic Day were again camped outside the capital Wednesday after the most volatile day of their two-month standoff left one protester dead and more than 300 police officers injured. The protests demanding the repeal of new agricultural laws …

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter One woman was arrested after allegedly driving her car into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Manhattan Friday afternoon, injuring six, the New York police department (NYPD) said. A group of marchers had taken to the streets to protest against the federal immigration authorities detaining …

Top Stories PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal agents in Portland used tear gas to break up a demonstration honoring those who have died in custody of federal immigration officials. Demonstrators arrived at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building at about 9 p.m. Saturday.  Department of Homeland Security officers first responded as protesters tried to tie …

Where a protest camp calling for homeless reform in a North Philadelphia community recently stood, a grocery store, other business and residences will soon start to rise. The Philadelphia Housing Authority was joined by local and federal representatives Wednesday morning to break ground on the 234,000-square-foot, mixed-use Sharswood Ridge project along the 2000 block of …