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Albuquerque Erupts Over Police Shootings

Hundreds of protesters take to streets

(Newser) - What started as a peaceful protest yesterday in Albuquerque ended up with at least six protesters arrested, one officer injured, and more than two dozen canisters of tear gas thrown into the hundreds-strong crowd. Demonstrators started rallying downtown at noon, protesting against officer-involved shootings in the city, particularly the March... More »

Court Bans Violence Against Thai Protesters

Rejects govt. orders on gatherings as demonstrations continue

(Newser) - A Thai court ordered the government today not to use force against protesters who are seeking to oust the prime minister, a day after violent clashes between riot police and demonstrators left five people dead and dozens injured. The Civil Court ruled that some orders issued by the prime minister... More »

Thai Protests Turn Ugly, 4 Killed

Protesters allegedly opened fire; 1 cop among the dead

(Newser) - Four people were killed and 64 injured in Bangkok today when police tried to break up an anti-government protest around the prime minister's office, one of several buildings protesters have tried to shut down in their campaign of obstruction . Gunfire broke out as thousands of police clad in riot... More »

Ukraine Threatens State of Emergency

Protesters mostly back off after storming Justice Ministry

(Newser) - Ukraine protesters are largely backing away from the country's justice ministry, after its head threatened to call a state of emergency if they didn't back off. Protesters had barricaded the building—one of many occupied government facilities—using bags of snow; a source tells the BBC that about... More »

Ukraine Opposition Leader Can Be PM: President

Move puts former foreign minister in tight spot

(Newser) - Ukraine's embattled president today offered to make a top opposition leader the prime minister, but it was unclear if the overture would mollify the radical faction of protesters who have clashed with police for much of the last week. The offer by President Viktor Yanukovych to make Arseniy Yatsenyuk,... More »

Protest-Wracked Thailand Declares State of Emergency

Move allows detainment without charge, media censorship

(Newser) - Protesters in Thailand have been making their case against the government for two months, and violence has become commonplace; this weekend saw a grenade thrown at marching demonstrators. Now, with protesters blocking sections of Bangkok and threatening to shut down government buildings, authorities have declared a state of emergency. "... More »

Ukraine Heads to Talks as Riots Injure Dozens

Violence continued overnight

(Newser) - Dozens of protesters and police were injured in Kiev clashes yesterday that came on the heels of new anti-protest laws, the AP reports; a Russian news site puts the number of wounded police at 70. The fighting continued into the night. Protesters used sticks and pipes, hurling large rocks, fireworks,... More »

Violent Protests Greet Ukraine's Protest Ban

Clashes break out in Kiev

(Newser) - Thousands of protesters are clashing with riot police in the center of the Ukrainian capital, after the passage of harsh legislation banning protests. A group of radical activists began attacking riot police with sticks, trying to push their way toward the Ukrainian parliament building, which has been cordoned off by... More »

Indian Girl, Gang-Raped Twice, Set Afire, Dies

Six men charged with murder

(Newser) - A 16-year-old Indian girl who was allegedly gang-raped on two consecutive nights in October died Tuesday after suffering burns on more than 65% of her body—and after telling police that her alleged rapists were the ones who set her ablaze on Dec. 23. Though she identified two of her... More »

Police Fire AK-47s at Cambodian Protesters

3 killed as garment workers demand double the current minimum wage

(Newser) - At least three people were killed today when police in Cambodia opened fire to break up a protest by striking garment workers demanding a doubling of the minimum wage, police and human rights workers said. Police said the three were killed and two others were wounded in a southern suburb... More »

US Voices 'Disgust' as Ukraine Cops Crack Down

Kerry: US 'stands with the people'

(Newser) - Ukraine police poured into Independence Square in Kiev last night, driving out protesters in what the interior minister called an effort to clear the way for traffic and business. The New York Times reports that fights as well as small fires broke out, but police avoided using their truncheons. Police... More »

Riot Cops Break Up Ukraine Protest Camps

But they're leaving Independence Square intact: officials

(Newser) - Ukraine protesters had been told they had to abandon their Kiev camps by tomorrow—but cops began taking them apart today, the BBC reports. Wearing full riot gear, police surrounded some camps in front of government buildings, the AP notes. They began driving away protesters at a pair of sites,... More »

Thai Protesters Storm Foreign Ministry

Demand resignation of PM Yingluck Shinawatra

(Newser) - Thai protesters, angry over a government they say remains controlled by an ousted leader, have stormed the country's foreign and finance ministry compounds. The demonstrations follow a protest yesterday in Bangkok that drew 150,000, making it the country's biggest in years, the AP reports. Today, singing and... More »

1 Killed as Cambodia Cops Fire on Garment Workers

Riot police block march to PM's residence

(Newser) - Cambodian police have fired live ammunition at protesting garment workers outside the capital, killing a bystander and injuring at least six protesters. A human rights group says hundreds of workers from the SL Garment Processing Factory—which makes clothing for Gap, H&M, and other international brands—clashed with around... More »

Cop Fired 10 Seconds After Spotting Boy With BB Gun

Outrage follows death of Andy Lopez, 13

(Newser) - Details are emerging after California police shot and killed a boy carrying a BB gun on Tuesday, revealing police opened fire just 10 seconds after reporting a "suspicious person." The Press Democrat reports that two police on patrol pulled over and took cover when they saw Andy Lopez... More »

Trucker Protest Falls Thousands Short of Goal

But few dozen rigs still manage to slow Washington traffic

(Newser) - The " Truckers Ride for the Constitution " protest kicked off in Washington today, slowing traffic at times to a 15mph crawl on the Capital Beltway. But the event wasn't quite as mammoth a headache as advertised. Organizers had called for 10,000 trucks, a number they missed by,... More »

Truckers Plan Own Shutdown on DC Beltway

They'll fill 3 lanes over alleged Constitutional violations

(Newser) - Protesting truckers are planning a shutdown of their own—on Washington's beltway. Starting on Friday morning, they intend to fill the road "three lanes deep" with tractor-trailers, an organizer of "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" tells US News and World Report . In a demonstration against what they... More »

38 Killed in Egypt Street Clashes

Morsi supporters battle cops, pro-military crowds

(Newser) - Thirty-eight people have been killed in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted Islamist president Morsi in Egypt today, the country's Health Ministry says. Street battles raged for hours in Cairo, as demonstrators fired birdshot and threw firebombs at police who responded with gunshots and tear gas. The... More »

Hey, Young People: Why Aren't You Protesting?

Shutdown deserves a response from millennials: Michael Kazin

(Newser) - On a range of issues from immigration to unions, polls suggest today's twentysomethings are lefties. Yet here we are, in the midst of a government shutdown , and the millennials aren't coming out against it. "They should be surrounding the Capitol to defend Obamacare and blast the Republicans... More »

Protesters Fight Whites-Only Plan for N. Dakota Town

As white supremacist says demonstrators 'literally not human to me'

(Newser) - With white supremacists planning a town takeover , hundreds of people headed to Leith, North Dakota, yesterday—even taking buses to get there—to protest. They stood outside a meeting hosted by Jeff Schoep, head of the white supremacist National Socialist Movement, chanting, "No hate in our state!" the... More »

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