Political and civil unrest

Ugandan supporters of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine protest his arrest and call for his release and an end to police brutality, outside the Ugandan High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. The death toll from protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to seven, Ugandan police said Thursday, as a second day of demonstrations began. (AP Photo)
November 24, 2020 - 2:39 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The death toll from last week’s protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to 45, police say, with more than 800 people arrested. Police spokesman Fred Enanga told reporters on Monday that “our hearts go to the...
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Agata Grzybowska, left, a photo journalist, is detained by police in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday Nov. 23, 2020. Police detained several people as women-led protests over abortion rights flared up again in Warsaw and elsewhere in Poland. The protests, organized by the group Women's Strike, have been occurring regularly ever since the country's constitutional court issued an Oct. 22 ruling that further tightens an abortion law that was already one of the most restrictive in Poland.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 23, 2020 - 10:49 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police detained several people, including a photojournalist, as women-led protests over abortion rights flared up again on Monday in Warsaw and elsewhere in Poland. The protests, organized by the group Women's Strike, have been occurring regularly ever since the country's...
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Jasper County Republican Party chairman Thad Nearmyer stands on his farm, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, near Monroe, Iowa. "It's the Trump factor," Nearmyer said about how Democrats lost House seats. "People were super excited to vote for the president." (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
November 23, 2020 - 2:26 am
MONROE, Iowa (AP) — This swath of southeast Iowa isn't supposed to be a nailbiter for Democrats. For more than a decade, voters in the college town of Iowa City powered Democratic candidates to Congress. But that changed this month when conservatives who dominate the more rural parts of the...
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Hong Kong activists, from left, Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow arrive at a court in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 22. 2020. The trio appear at court for their trial as they faces charges related to the besieging of a police station during anti-government protests last year. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
November 22, 2020 - 10:11 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong and two other activists were taken into custody Monday after they pleaded guilty to charges related to a demonstration outside police headquarters during anti-government protests last year. Wong, together with fellow activists...
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People line up to vote in Burkina Faso's presidential and legislative elections in Ouagadougou Sunday Nov. 22, 2020. Voters went to the polls in Burkina Faso on Sunday for the elections that have been marred by ongoing extremist violence in this landlocked West African nation. (AP Photo/Sophie Garcia)
November 22, 2020 - 9:14 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Fears of attacks by extremists prevented voting in many parts of Burkina Faso on Sunday, as the country went to the polls for presidential and legislative elections marred by ongoing violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. Election and local...
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People hold a pig model with a slogan "Betraying pig farmers" during a protest in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, Nov. 22. 2020. Thousands of people marched in streets on Sunday demanding the reversal of a decision to allow U.S. pork imports into Taiwan, alleging food safety issues. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
November 22, 2020 - 2:55 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Taipei's streets on Sunday demanding the reversal of a decision to allow U.S. pork imports into Taiwan, alleging food safety issues. President Tsai Ing-wen's administration lifted a long-standing ban on U.S. pork and beef imports in August, in a...
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In this photo taken on Saturday Nov. 14, 2020. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, Commander of the 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, pauses as he speaks to a judicial committee, in Lagos Nigeria. Nigeria's army has said after weeks of denial that its troop did fire shots into the air to disperse a large crowd at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos where several peaceful protesters were killed late in October. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
November 22, 2020 - 2:30 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian Army has admitted for the first time that soldiers were given live bullets when they went to disperse a large crowd at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos, where several peaceful protesters were killed in late October. The deadly Oct. 20 shootings at the plaza caused...
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Riot police form a cordon as flames shoot out from the Congress building after protesters set a part of the building on fire, in Guatemala City, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Hundreds of protesters were protesting in various parts of the country Saturday against Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei and members of Congress for the approval of the 2021 budget that reduced funds for education, health and the fight for human rights. (AP Photo/Oliver De Ros)
November 21, 2020 - 7:08 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala's Congress and burned part of the building Saturday amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a controversial budget that cut educational and health spending. The incident...
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Demonstrators gather during a protest against bill on police images, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Thousands of people took to the streets in Paris and other French cities Saturday to protest a proposed security law they say would impinge on freedom of information and media rights. The board reads: Your guns against our cameras. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
November 21, 2020 - 12:03 pm
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people took to the streets in Paris and other French cities Saturday at the urging of civil liberties campaigners and journalist groups to protest a proposed security law they say would impinge on freedom of information and media rights. Pending legislation in France's...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, protesters gather in Minneapolis. Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering multiple victories in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
November 21, 2020 - 7:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful of progressive prosecutors, the passage of ballot initiatives designed to ease mass incarceration and the decriminalization of drugs in several states. Voters...
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