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Here's What Remains of Hong Kong's Airport Sit-In

Airport Authority granted temporary injunction

(Newser) - Pro-democracy protesters were confined to the sidelines Wednesday as flights resumed at Hong Kong's busy international airport. "Check-in counters were open and flights appeared to be operating normally," though some three dozen protesters remained camped in the airport's arrivals area, per the AP . Per the BBC... More »

At Hong Kong Airport, a 2nd Day of Chaos

Departing flights canceled once again due to pro-democracy protesters

(Newser) - Pro-democracy protests have shut down Hong Kong International Airport again , resulting in flight check-ins being canceled for the second day in a row and the city's mayor calling the scene a "dangerous situation," the BBC reports. "Terminal operations ... have been seriously disrupted as a result of... More »

Mass Arrests Stun Moscow

Demonstrators face police crackdown

(Newser) - Russian police cracked down hard Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting hundreds of others protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the ballot for Moscow city council, the AP reports. Police also stormed into a TV station broadcasting the protest. Police wrestled with protesters around... More »

They Were Warned Not to March. Out Came the Tear Gas

Hong Kong protests turn violent

(Newser) - Hong Kong police on Saturday fired tear gas and swung batons at protesters who defied authorities' warnings not to march in a neighborhood where six days earlier a mob apparently targeting demonstrators brutally attacked people in a train station. Protesters wearing black streamed through the Yuen Long district, even though... More »

Arrival of 'Triads' Doesn't Bode Well in Hong Kong

Organized gangs go after pro-democracy demonstrators

(Newser) - Unrest in Hong Kong reached a disturbing new level over the weekend, with a mob of men clad in white shirts brutally attacking pro-democracy demonstrators in black shirts at a subway station. Police didn't intervene in the beatings, which followed a major protest in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, China sent... More »

GOP Rep. Taking Action Over Thrown Drink

'What if instead of a drink it's acid or urine?' says Matt Gaetz, who will press charges

(Newser) - Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz says he'll press charges against the woman who allegedly threw a drink at him earlier this month as he was leaving a town hall event in Pensacola, Fla. Gaetz told Fox News on Wednesday that such actions are "why you really see the... More »

Massive Crowd Says Democracy Could Collapse

Czech protesters oppose Prime Minister Andrej Babis

(Newser) - Hundreds of thousands of people rallied Sunday in Prague to urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign, assembling from across the Czech Republic for the capital's biggest anti-government protest since the 1989 pro-democratic Velvet Revolution that brought down the communist regime, the AP reports. The demonstration at Letna Park,... More »

Estimated 2M Hit the Streets of Hong Kong

This protest seems far from over

(Newser) - Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city's top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony, the AP reports. Nearly 2 million of the city'... More »

It Was a Brutal Night for Cops in Memphis

At least 24 hurt in protest over fatal shooting by US Marshals

(Newser) - At least two dozen police officers were hurt Wednesday while trying to fend off protesters in Memphis, where tensions are high following a fatal shooting by US marshals. Police say protesters angered by the death of the man in north Memphis—which reportedly occurred on the lawn of his family... More »

Woman Storms Stage at Jeff Bezos Appearance

Priya Sawhney confronted Amazon chief about chicken farms

(Newser) - A woman was arrested Thursday after approaching Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and yelling about chicken farms on stage at a conference in Las Vegas, authorities said. Bezos's appearance at Amazon's re:Mars event at the Aria resort was briefly interrupted before the woman was surrounded by... More »

Riot Leaves Mother, Child Trapped in Burning Bank

Luckily, it was firefighters to the rescue

(Newser) - A bank has been set ablaze as French yellow vest protesters clash with police in Paris and firefighters had to rescue a mother and her child as the fire threatened to engulf their floor. Florian Lointier, spokesman for Paris' firefighters, told the AP that 11 people sustained light injuries Saturday... More »

Blackouts. Rallies. Rage. 'This Is Chaos'

The streets erupt in Venezuela

(Newser) - Venezuelan opposition protesters on Saturday converged on a main avenue in Caracas and other parts of the country, venting their anger over a nationwide blackout, shortages of basic necessities and the government of President Nicolas Maduro, the AP reports. At the same time, supporters of Maduro held a rival demonstration... More »

Paris Locked Down Amid Riot Fears

Eiffel Tower, other sites will be closed

(Newser) - Saturday might not be the best time to take in the sights of Paris: Authorities, fearing a repeat of last week's violent protests, are closing major tourist sites including major museums and the Eiffel Tower, the BBC reports. Thousands of anti-government "gilets jaunes"—"yellow jacket"—... More »

Thousands Slammed by Tear Gas, Water Cannons

Demonstrators oppose fuel taxes in Paris

(Newser) - French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators in Paris Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and staged road blockades across the nation to vent anger against rising fuel taxes and Emmanuel Macron's presidency, the AP reports. Thousands of police were deployed nationwide to contain... More »

Protesters Give Tucker Carlson's Wife a Fright

Smash Racism, DC, turned up at Fox host's home Wednesday

(Newser) - Current and former Fox News personalities are blasting what they say was a terrifying display at the Washington, DC, home of Tucker Carlson Wednesday night. Carlson wasn't home but says his wife called police and locked herself in a pantry when protesters from a group called Smash Racism, DC,... More »

Ted Cruz Gets Forced Out of Restaurant

The Texas Republican faces anti-Kavanaugh protesters

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Cruz was heckled at a Washington, DC, restaurant Monday and walked out with his wife as activists chanted, "We believe survivors!" Two videos of the incident at Fiola, an Italian restaurant, show people asking the senator about his upcoming vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh,... More »

Patriot Prayer, Antifa Rumble in Portland

4 arrested in Oregon amid scuffles between protesters, counter-protesters

(Newser) - The Portland Police Bureau says four people were arrested during rowdy protests between right-wing activists and self-described anti-fascists. The bureau says in a statement that officers also seized "multiple weapons throughout the day," reports the AP . The rally was organized by Joey Gibson, leader of right-wing leaning group... More »

Pussy Riot Issues Demands

Russian protest group claims responsibility for World Cup rushers

(Newser) - "Hello everyone from Luzhniki field, it's cool here!" So tweeted Pussy Riot after claiming responsibility for four people who rushed the World Cup final field Sunday in Moscow, the Washington Post reports. The one man and three women briefly stopped play by appearing in police uniforms,... More »

Thousands Take Over Chicago Freeway

Protesters march against gun violence

(Newser) - Thousands of anti-violence protesters marched along a Chicago interstate on Saturday, shutting down traffic in an effort to draw attention to the gun violence that's claimed hundreds of lives in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods and pressure public officials to do more to stop it, the AP... More »

Protester Scales Statue of Liberty, Forces Evacuation

She was protesting US immigration policy

(Newser) - A woman protesting US immigration policy climbed the Statue of Liberty's base and forced the monument's evacuation on the Fourth of July hours after several other demonstrators had hung a banner on the statue's pedestal and had been arrested, the AP reports. About 100 feet above ground,... More »

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