Excused Absences for Protests? Virginia School District Says It’s Worth A Try : NPR

In this March 2018 photo, protesters fill Pennsylvania Avenue during the March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control. The student-led demonstration was one of the motivations for a new Fairfax Schools policy giving students one day off per year for protests. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption toggle caption Jose Luis Magana/AP In this March 2018 photo, protesters fill Pennsylvania Avenue...

Nude, Pin-Up-Style Portrait Of Emiliano Zapata Sparks Protests In Mexico City : NPR

A group of people, who are part of a farm union, block the entrance of the Fine Arts Palace as they fight with LGBTQ supporters about a painting showing Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata nude while wearing high heels and riding a horse, in Mexico City, Mexico. Carlos Jasso/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Carlos Jasso/Reuters A group of people, who are part of a farm union, block the...

Live Updates: French Protests Show Deep Anger Over Macron’s Pension Plans

Protests expected to paralyze Paris and other cities.Large protests are expected in France on Tuesday, particularly in Paris but also in other cities, as people once again take to the streets to reject President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the country’s pension system.The demonstrations come amid continuing strikes, which for the past six days have paralyzed part of the country’s...

What Are Protests in the Middle East Signaling?

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Iraq protests: 12 demonstrators killed in Baghdad

As thousands of anti-government demonstrators rallied in Baghdad's Tahrir Square -- the epicenter of the protest movement -- the gunmen seized a nearby parking garage that is used by activists.The gunmen have not yet been identified.Hundreds of members of pro-government militias have descended on Tahrir Square in a show of force over recent days, raising fears over further unrest, several...

Black Friday in Montreal a mix of long lineups, anti-consumerism protests

Shoppers who had gathered at downtown Montreal’s Best Buy store on Ste-Catherine St. to stake out a pre-dawn spot prior to the Black Friday buying binge were greeted by protesters denouncing society’s excessive consumerism.Demonstrators representing the group Extinction Rebellion stated their case with a bullhorn before peacefully demonstrating in the store. A video posted by the group...

‘Time to calm down’: Hong Kong protests simmer ahead of local elections

HONG KONG, Nov 23 (Reuters) — An uneasy calm settled over Hong Kong on Saturday as the city prepared to go to the polls for local elections seen as a referendum on months of anti-government protests, after weeks of especially violent clashes between police and demonstrators.On the grounds of the besieged Polytechnic University on the Kowloon peninsula, a dwindling number of protesters...