Political activism

December 10, 2018 - 1:54 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Hundreds of inmates at Macedonia's main prison outside the capital have refused to accept meals to press demands that an amnesty expected to be granted for suspects involved in a violent political protest at parliament last year be expanded to other offences. Justice...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, Mary Perry, of Wendell, from left, Rosanell Eaton, of Franklin County, and Carolyn Coleman, of Greensboro, talk after a hearing at the Ward Federal Building in Winston-Salem, N.C., challenging the new North Carolina voting law. African-American North Carolina voting rights activist Eaton has died at age 97. Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says her mother died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at home in Louisburg, North Carolina (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 7:07 pm
LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — Rosanell Eaton, an African-American voting rights activist who successfully helped challenge voting restrictions supported by North Carolina Republicans, has died. She was 97. Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says her mother died Saturday at home in Louisburg, North Carolina...
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Local activists raise their fists outside Charlottesville General District Court after a guilty verdict was reached in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr., in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Fields was convicted of first degree murder in the death of Heather Heyer as well as nine other counts during a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville . (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 08, 2018 - 5:40 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Civil rights activists in this Virginia city say they hope the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in 2017 will help with healing their violence-scarred community. In convicting James Alex...
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Susan Bro, left, mother of Heather Heyer is hugged by a supporter on the steps of the courthouse after a guilty verdict was reached in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Charlottesville General district court in Charlottesville, Va. Fields was convicted of first degree murder in the death of Heather Heyer as well as nine other counts during a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville . (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 07, 2018 - 11:10 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, a verdict that local civil rights activists hope will help heal a community still scarred by the violence and the racial tensions it...
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December 06, 2018 - 4:42 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An Angolan human rights activist says the country's president plans to investigate a case of alleged torture by police officials. Activist and journalist Rafael Marques de Morais says he told President Joao Lourenco at a meeting Wednesday that two Criminal Investigation Service...
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FILE- In this file photo taken on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, Russian human rights activist Lev Ponomarev attends an annual meeting of opposition and human rights activists in Moscow, Russia . A court in Moscow has sentenced Ponomarev, a 77-year old human rights activist, to 25 days in jail for calling for an unauthorized protest, a ruling that has drawn strong criticism from campaigners. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
December 05, 2018 - 2:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A 77-year old Russian human rights activist was sentenced Wednesday by a Moscow court to 25 days in jail for calling for an unauthorized protest, a ruling that has drawn strong criticism from rights groups. Charges against Lev Ponomarev, a highly respected rights activist, stemmed...
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December 05, 2018 - 5:44 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angolan President Joao Lourenco has met longtime critics of the government, generating some goodwill from activists who struggled to have their voices heard during the long rule of former leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Lourenco, a former defense minister who became president...
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A demonstrators wearing a yellow vest clenches his fist as protesters open the toll gates on a motorway near Aix-en-Provence, southeastern France, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced a suspension of fuel tax hikes Tuesday, a major U-turn in an effort to appease a protest movement that has radicalized and plunged Paris into chaos last weekend. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
December 04, 2018 - 3:15 pm
PARIS (AP) — The French government caved in after the worst riots in decades and delayed an increase in energy taxes Tuesday — but it was seen as "too little, too late" by many protesters whose anger seems increasingly focused on embattled President Emmanuel Macron. Demonstrators were back in the...
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A man takes a snapshot of charred cars the day after a demonstration, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. A protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in the French capital, as activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 03, 2018 - 6:49 am
PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with political rivals Monday in a bid to ease protesters' anger after facing widespread criticism following violent anti-government protests that rocked Paris. More than 130 people were injured and 412 arrested Saturday in the French capital...
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Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, right, shakes hands with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman upon his arrival at the presidential palace in Carthage near Tunis, Tunisia, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Traveling abroad for the first time since the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the crown prince is visiting allies in the Middle East before heading to a G20 summit in Argentina later this week. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
November 27, 2018 - 4:58 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a personal welcome Tuesday from Tunisia's president who greeted his guest at the airport after two days of protests in the capital that reflected international concern about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi...
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