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His rescue at a London protest inspired Michelle Obama and Prince Harry. Now, Patrick Hutchinson is turning his moment into a movement

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Know someone who inspires you? Click here to nominate them as a CNN Hero. It was a moment caught on camera -- a heroic act that thrust Patrick Hutchinson, a London father and grandfather, into the limelight. Last s...

Two journalists, 23 and 27, get two years in jail for live-streaming a protest in Belarus

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Moscow A court in Belarus sentenced two journalists with the independent Belsat TV channel to two years in prison for live-streaming a demonstration, their employer and Belarussian Association of Journalists said in ...

Climate activist Disha Ravi arrested in India over farmers’ protest ‘toolkit’

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New Delhi Supporters of a young climate activist arrested in India over a farmers' protest "toolkit," later shared by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, have called for her release. Delhi police confirmed the ...

Washing machines and libraries: What life is like in Indian farmers protest camps on Delhi’s outskirts

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New Delhi, India On a key highway into India's capital, men are doing their laundry in washing machines set up under a makeshift tent. Just three months ago, this six-lane expressway was a busy thoroughfare for commu...

Police respond differently when it’s a left-wing protest, study finds

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President Donald Trump's supporters were still rampaging through the US Capitol when the question arose: If these had been Black Lives Matter demonstrators instead of overwhelmingly White, militant Trump backers, ho...

Authorities on high alert as pro-Trump supporters flood DC to protest election

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Hundreds of law enforcement officers have mobilized across Washington as thousands of supporters who refuse to accept President Donald Trump's election loss have flocked to the nation's capital to protest when Congr...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sentenced to 13 months in prison over 2019 protest

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Hong Kong Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to 13.5 months in prison after pleading guilty to inciting and organizing an unauthorized protest outside the city's police headquarters last ...

Tens of thousands of farmers swarm India’s capital to protest deregulation rules

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New Delhi Tens of thousands of farmers have swarmed India's capital where they intend to camp out for weeks to protest new agricultural laws that they say could destroy their livelihoods. Farmers from the nearby sta...

Taiwan lawmakers throw pig guts in protest over meat imports

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Lawmakers in Taiwan threw pig intestines and punches at each other as a brawl broke out in parliament over a proposal to allow meat imports from the United States. The fight broke out Friday when opposition Kuominta...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong facing prison after guilty plea over 2019 protest

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Hong Kong Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to charges related to a protest outside police headquarters last year, during months of unrest over a proposed...

Grandma Wong was a key figure in Hong Kong’s protest movement — until she disappeared

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With her gray hair and huge British flag, 64-year-old Alexandra Wong was a striking figure on the frontlines of last year's pro-democracy protests -- until she disappeared. Affectionately nicknamed Grandma Wong ...

Group of Maine students protest after the district told teachers and staff not to display support for ‘Black Lives Matter’

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A superintendent in Maine apologized Tuesday after receiving backlash from students for a memo telling staff to not display any "controversial" phrases including "Black Lives Matter" ahead of the election. Scarborou...

Polish women disrupt church services in protest at abortion ban

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Protesters have disrupted church services across Poland in the latest in a series of demonstrations following a near-total ban on abortion, announced last week. Sunday marked the fourth day of protests after Poland...

Chile protest anniversary turns violent as churches burned, police fire tear gas

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Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered in the central square of Santiago to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests that left over 30 dead and thousands injured, with peaceful rallies on Sunday devolving by ni...

Crowds gather for Women’s March to protest Trump and Supreme Court nominee

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Demonstrators wore pink knit pussyhats and black face masks honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday for the second Women's March of the year. Women and allies gathered in Washington,...

Decades after Klansmen killed 5 during protest, a North Carolina city’s apology comes too late for some

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Rev. Nelson Johnson remembers marching in Greensboro in 1979 and the protest's deadly outcome. That's why he's been fighting for decades for an apology. Over 40 years later, the North Carolina city has formally apo...

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