Tag: Protests and demonstrations

US imposes new Cuba sanctions over human rights abuses

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced new sanctions Thursday against a Cuban official and a government entity that it says was involved in human...

Cuba: US protest narrative paving way for military incursion

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HAVANA — Cuba criticized the United States and President Joe Biden on Wednesday for a series of statements by senior officials after the unprecedented...

Violence flares in Haiti ahead of slain president’s funeral

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QUARTIER-MORIN, Haiti — Hundreds of workers fled businesses in northern Haiti on Wednesday after demonstrations near the hometown of assassinated President Jovenel Moïse grew...

EXPLAINER: What’s the history of the Olympics protest rule?

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TOKYO — The simple act of taking a knee felt like something more monumental when it happened on Olympic soccer pitches in Japan on...

Smith, Carlos, Berry demand change in Olympic protest rule

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TOKYO — Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Gwen Berry are among the more than 150 athletes, educators and activists who signed a letter Thursday...

Belarus leader vows to keep up raids of NGOs, media outlets

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KYIV, Ukraine — The longtime leader of Belarus vowed Thursday to continue a crackdown on civil society activists he regards as “bandits and foreign...

Belgian govt announces breakthrough in migrant hunger strike

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BRUSSELS — The Belgian government announced a breakthrough Wednesday that it hoped would end a hunger strike by several hundred migrants seeking to collectively...

Greece: Tear gas fired during protest of vaccine mandate

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ATHENS, Greece — Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters who gathered Wednesday in Athens to oppose coronavirus vaccination requirements proposed...

White woman granted probation for spitting on Black woman

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HARTFORD, Conn. — A white woman who was charged with a hate crime after being caught on video spitting on a Black woman during...

Long-banned athlete protest acts expected at Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — Athlete activism is making a comeback at these Olympic Games. ...