Political activism

A man carries an umbrella and wears a face mask as lawyers gather for a protest march in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. The head of Beijing's Cabinet office responsible for Hong Kong says the territory is facing its "most severe situation" since the handover from British rule in 1997. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 07, 2019 - 7:51 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is facing its "most severe situation" since its handover from British rule in 1997 following weeks of demonstrations and the central government is considering what measures to take next, the head of Beijing's Cabinet office responsible for the territory said Wednesday...
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Protesters flash laser beams onto a man in a residential building as they think he is a pro-Beijing supporter in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Droves of protesters filled public parks and squares in several Hong Kong districts on Monday in a general strike staged on a weekday to draw more attention to their demands that the semi-autonomous Chinese city's leader resign.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 06, 2019 - 3:15 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 3 p.m. A Chinese official responsible for Hong Kong affairs says punishment for those behind weeks of sometimes violent protests in the Chinese special administrative region is "only a matter of time." The comments Tuesday...
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In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 photo, activist Jose Reuena, center in back row, holds a placard during a news conference and rally in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
August 04, 2019 - 10:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — When word spread that the Obama Presidential Center was coming to the lakefront park Tara Madison has watched through her apartment windows for a decade, she was elated at the idea of a gleaming facility honoring the president she supported and reviving rough sections of her...
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Supporters of far-right activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon known as Tommy Robinson are restrained by police, in Oxford Street, London, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Demonstrators carrying England’s flag gathered in central London to demand the release of Robinson. Singing “We want Tommy out," demonstrators began congregating at Oxford Circus on Saturday. Strict conditions were imposed by police on the demonstration and a counter-demonstration planned by Stand Up To Racism. London’s Metropolitan Police warned that anyone breaching the conditions could be arrested and prosecuted. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
August 03, 2019 - 7:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Demonstrators carrying England's flag are gathering in central London to demand the release of far-right activist Tommy Robinson. Singing "We want Tommy out," demonstrators have congregated at Oxford Circus on Saturday. Strict conditions were imposed by police on the demonstration and...
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The American civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson visits the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Rev. Jesse Jackson gathered Friday with survivors at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau to commemorate an often forgotten genocide — that of the Roma people. In addition to the 6 million Jews killed in camps such as Auschwitz, the Nazis killed other minorities during World War II, including between 250,000 and 500,000 Roma and Sinti. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 02, 2019 - 3:11 pm
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — American civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson prayed and mourned at Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday as he joined survivors paying homage to an often-forgotten genocide — that of the Roma people — on a key 75th anniversary. In addition to the 6 million Jews killed in...
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August 01, 2019 - 8:06 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An alleged hit list of political opponents, a promise of access, heated denials, an audiotape and suspicions of a setup. Texas Republicans are reeling from an internal scandal that could threaten their long dominance of the state Legislature in the nation's most populous...
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Sudanese protesters march during a demonstration in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Sudanese pro-democracy activists have posted videos on social media showing thousands of people taking to the streets in the capital, Khartoum. The Sudanese Professionals Association said Thursday that the rallies are demanding justice for the killing of at least six people, including four students, earlier this week during student protests in a central province. (AP Photo)
August 01, 2019 - 5:29 pm
CAIRO (AP) — At least four Sudanese demonstrators were shot dead by live ammunition on Thursday amid mass marches in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere across the country denouncing state violence against pro-democracy protesters, activists said. The killings took place in Khartoum's sister city...
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July 30, 2019 - 10:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has imposed a heavy fine on one of the country's most prominent human rights activists for taking part in a small demonstration in Red Square. Svetlana Gannushkina was fined 150,000 rubles ($2,300) on Tuesday, according to the human rights group Memorial. Gannushkina,...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019 file photo, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump says there was nothing racist about his weekend tweets calling Congressman Elijah Cummings' Baltimore-area, majority-black district a "rodent-infested mess" where "no human being would want to live." Now Trump is trying to deflect the accusations of racism by labeling the prominent black congressman as racist himself and accusing Democrats of trying to "play the race card." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 29, 2019 - 10:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump lashed out at his critics Monday and sought to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading black congressman as himself racist. In the latest rhetorical shot at lawmakers of color, Trump said...
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A man dressed as a doctor holds a sign that reads in Spanish "Crime scene," during a protest at the Department of Justice to demand the resignation of Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, July 29, 2019. Less than four days before Gov. Ricardo Rosselló steps down, no one knows who will take his place, and Wanda Vázquez, his constitutional successor, said Sunday that she didn't want the job. (AP Photo/Brandon Cruz González)
July 29, 2019 - 8:19 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The unprecedented resignation of Puerto Rico's governor after days of massive island-wide protests has thrown the U.S. territory into a full-blown political crisis. Less than four days before Gov. Ricardo Rosselló steps down, no one knows who will take his place...
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