Political Demonstrations

The clashes in Lebanon took place amid a rapidly worsening financial crisis and an ongoing impasse over the formation of a new government.
A riot broke out at Beirut, the country's capital, on Saturday during a protest with thousands of demonstrators present.
Police arrested hundreds of people on New Year’s Day in Hong Kong as hundreds of thousands protested as part of a months-long pro-democracy movement.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators crammed into Hong Kong's streets in a mass show of support.
Adel Abdul-Mahdi's statement comes a day after security forces killed more than 40 anti-government protesters in 24 hours.
The anti-government protest movement since Oct. 1 has accused the government of being corrupt and has also decried Iran’s growing influence in Iraqi state affairs.
The anti-government protesters battled with police and blocked the nearby approach to a major road tunnel, which remains closed.
The day of protest precedes the United Nations summit on how to rein in the worst effects of climate change.
A march was not permitted by police, but protesters took to the streets anyway, building a wall out of barricades and setting it on fire.
Protesters have taken to the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s streets for more than two months.
The central government in Beijing ominously characterized the current protest movement as something approaching "terrorism."
Protesters used a long, homemade slingshot to hurl rocks, bricks and other objects at another police station on Sunday.
Demonstrations began early last month in opposition to an extradition bill that has since been suspended, but the movement has become a push for full democracy.
Demonstrators took to the streets again on Sunday, chanting "Free Hong Kong" and demanding the resignation of the city's leader.
Police say some "milkshakes" hurled in skirmishes included quick-drying cement.
As massive demonstrations continued over a reviled extradition bill, Hong Kong's top official issued an apology on Sunday.
Over 100 people were reportedly killed in the capital and across Sudan in a sweeping crackdown last week.
Pro-democracy protesters said Wednesday that dozens of bodies of people slain by Sudanese security forces were pulled from the Nile River in Khartoum.
Omar al-Bashir has been arrested in the wake of escalating protests against his 30-year rule.