Political and civil unrest

Soldiers of Kyrgyz army stand at checkpoint on city street in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. President Sooronbai Jeenbekov decreed the state of emergency in the capital and ordered the military to deploy troops to Bishkek to enforce the measure. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)
October 10, 2020 - 8:17 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday arrested a former president, banned rallies and imposed a curfew in the Central Asian nation's capital, seeking to end a week of turmoil sparked by a disputed parliamentary election. The declaration of the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. curfew in Bishkek...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, marchers for Marcus-David Peters shout as they head to Richmond Police Headquarters from VCU's Siegel Center in Richmond, Va. Around the U.S., protesters have been calling for prosecutors to take a second look at police killings of Black people, including Peters. Peters was shot May 14 by a Richmond police officer after a confrontation on Interstate 95. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)
October 10, 2020 - 8:17 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One man died a decade ago after a police officer in New York state told him to move his illegally parked car. Another, in the midst of a mental health crisis on a Virginia highway, was fatally shot by an officer in 2018. A third man died in Oklahoma the next year after a foot...
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In this April 30, 2020 file photo, protesters rally to denounce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-home order and business restrictions due to COVID-19, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Among the protesters who rallied at the Michigan Capitol against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus lockdown last spring were armed men now facing charges in a stunning plot to kidnap her. The development has sparked renewed calls for a gun ban in the building and scrutiny of the rallies as potential recruitment events. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)/Lansing State Journal via AP)
October 10, 2020 - 8:13 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Among the armed protesters who rallied at the Michigan Capitol against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus lockdown this past spring were some of the men now accused in stunning plots to kidnap her, storm the Capitol and start a “civil war.” The revelation has sparked scrutiny...
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Police detain a protester during a rally to support former region's governor Sergei Furgal in Khabarovsk, 6,100 kilometers (3,800 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Police in a far eastern Russian city have detained several dozen protesters in the first such crackdown since rallies against the arrest of the provincial governor started three months ago. Khabarovsk Gov. Sergei Furgal was arrested on July 9 on suspicion of involvement in murders and taken to jail in Moscow. (AP Photo/Igor Volkov)
October 10, 2020 - 3:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Police in a far eastern Russian city detained several dozen protesters on Saturday, the first such crackdown since rallies against the arrest of the provincial governor started three months ago. Khabarovsk Gov. Sergei Furgal was arrested on July 9 on suspicion of involvement in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2020, file photo, a medical team treats a patient infected with COVID-19 in one of the intensive care units (ICU) at the Severo Ochoa hospital in Leganes, outskirts of Madrid, Spain. Europe’s second wave of coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started. Intensive care wards are filling up again and bars are shutting down. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
October 09, 2020 - 11:36 pm
ROME (AP) — Europe’s second wave of coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started, with intensive care wards filling up again and bars shutting down. Making matters worse, authorities say, is a widespread case of “COVID-fatigue.” Record high daily infections in several...
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Tracy Cole, mother of Alvin Cole, talks to the media outside the Milwaukee County courthouse in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Eight months after the shooting death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole in February, the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office ruled Wednesday a Black police officer won't be charged because he had reasonable belief that deadly force was necessary. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
October 09, 2020 - 9:52 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police on Friday defended the arrests of family members of a Black teen killed by a suburban Milwaukee officer, saying they were driving recklessly during a protest and refused officers' demands to leave their vehicles. Alvin Cole's mother, Tracy Cole, and his sisters, Taleavia and...
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Paris Hilton speaks before leading a protest Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Provo, Utah. Hilton was in Utah Friday to lead a protest outside a boarding school where she alleges she was abused physically and mentally by staff when she was a teenager. Hilton, now 39, went public with the allegations in a new documentary and wants a school that she says left her with nightmares and insomnia for years to be shut down. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 09, 2020 - 5:53 pm
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Paris Hilton has been speaking out about abuse she said she suffered at a boarding school in Utah, and on Friday she took her push nearly to the school’s front doors. Hilton organized a protest in a park near Provo Canyon School, along with several hundreds of others who share...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2020 file photo, protesters carry rifles near the steps of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing, Mich. A plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor has put a focus on the security of governors who have faced protests and threats over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The threats have come from people who oppose business closures and restrictions on social gatherings. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)
October 09, 2020 - 1:30 pm
A plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor has put a focus on the security of governors who have faced protests and threats over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic. While the alleged plot against Gretchen Whitmer is the most specific and highest-profile to come to light, it’s far from the first...
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People protest during a rally on the central square in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Officials in Kyrgyzstan have nullified the results of a weekend parliamentary election after mass protests erupted in the capital of Bishkek and other cities, with opposition supporters seizing government buildings and demanding a new vote. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)
October 09, 2020 - 7:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The embattled president of Kyrgyzstan ordered a nearly two-week state of emergency Friday in the capital in a bid to end turmoil sparked by a disputed parliamentary election as clashes between rival factions escalated and gunshots were fired at several political leaders. President...
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During the eviction, police officers use a turntable ladder to go through a window of the squatted house "Liebig 34" in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Police in heavy riot gear began clearing out a notorious Berlin leftist squat on Friday morning, encountering only passive resistance from residents as they carried them individually down a firetruck's ladder. Police spokesman at the scene Thilo Cablitz said some 1,500 police had been called out to aid in clearing the so-called Liebig 34 squat in the capital's Friedrichshain neighborhood, named after its address Liebigstrasse 34. (Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP)
October 09, 2020 - 1:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police in heavy riot gear began clearing out a notorious Berlin leftist squat on Friday, encountering only passive resistance from residents as they carried them individually down a firetruck ladder. A police spokesman at the scene, Thilo Cablitz, said 1,500 police had been called out...
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