Violence in Greece breaks out after annual US Embassy march
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Violence in Greece breaks out after annual US Embassy march

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of youths attacked police in Greece’s two largest cities on Friday, hurling rocks, flares and gas bombs, following a large, peaceful march to mark the anniversary of the 1973 crackdown on a student uprising against Greece’s former military dictatorship. At least two people were injured. In Athens, protesters hurled dozens … Continue reading

Late-night clashes claim 9th victim of Venezuelan unrest
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Late-night clashes claim 9th victim of Venezuelan unrest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A young Venezuelan man returning home late from work was fatally shot when he got caught in the middle of late-night street clashes that engulfed many working-class neighborhoods in Caracas. The death Thursday night of Melvin Guitan in a poor neighborhood in eastern Caracas brings to nine the number of people … Continue reading

Berkeley probes ‘hands-off’ police response to protest chaos
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Berkeley probes ‘hands-off’ police response to protest chaos

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Berkeley police took a hands-off approach to protesters on the campus last week when violent rioters caused chaos when they overtook a largely peaceful protest against a right-wing speaker. But that response by campus officers is being questioned amid widening political polarization and increasingly hostile demonstrators. Last week’s … Continue reading

Protesters make their mark on Trump’s inauguration
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Protesters make their mark on Trump’s inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling out Donald Trump on climate change, race, his treatment of women and more, protesters pitching diverse causes but united against the incoming president demonstrated in the early hours of Inauguration Day, intent on making their mark as Trump prepared to take office. Spirited demonstrations unfolded at various security checkpoints near the … Continue reading

NC congressman says Charlotte protesters ‘hate white people’
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NC congressman says Charlotte protesters ‘hate white people’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Republican congressman who represents the Charlotte area said Thursday that people are protesting in the city because they “hate white people.” U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, whose district includes parts of Charlotte and its suburbs, was asked by an interviewer for Britain’s “BBC Newsnight” what grievance the protesters have. In the … Continue reading

Officials, union trade blame for deadly Mexico clash
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Officials, union trade blame for deadly Mexico clash

OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities and protesters on Monday traded accusations of responsibility for weekend clashes that left eight people dead and more than 100 wounded in the restive southern state of Oaxaca. Federal Police Chief Enrique Galindo, speaking on local Radio Formula, said few teachers were involved in the violence and attributed it … Continue reading

International community appeals for dialogue, calm in Haiti
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International community appeals for dialogue, calm in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The international community appealed for dialogue and calm in Haiti on Saturday after a presidential and legislative runoff was put on hold indefinitely. The United Nations, international election observers and foreign governments urged the volatile Caribbean country’s feuding political actors to negotiate a solution to an electoral impasse that threatens to … Continue reading

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Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday, February 26 that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world. The likely Republican presidential contender sparked pointed criticism from labor union leaders across the country after remarks delivered on the first … Continue reading