Protesters, police clash in Washington as Trump assumes presidency

By Ian Simpson and Scott Malone WASHINGTON, Jan 20 : Black-clad activists angry about US President Donald Trump’s inauguration smashed store car windows and blocked traffic in Washington today and fought with police in riot gear who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. About 500 people, some wearing masks, marched through the city’s downtown, […]

Fortress Washington braces for anti-Trump protests

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Jan 20 : Washington turned into a virtual fortress ahead of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, with police ready to step in to separate protesters from Trump supporters at any sign of unrest. Some 900,000 people, both Trump backers and opponents, are expected to flood Washington for today’s inauguration ceremony, according to […]

US protest group vows to disrupt Trump inaugural festivities

By Lacey Johnson and Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Jan 18 : Leaders of an ad hoc group of protesters enraged by Republican Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States vowed today to disrupt his inauguration this week by blocking public access to the event. The DisruptJ20 protest group said it will send groups of […]

Polish minister threatens to prosecute opposition protesters

By Marcin Goettig and Lidia Kelly WARSAW, Jan 18 : Poland’s government backed the disputed publication of pictures of some protesters who demonstrated outside parliament last month, saying today they should face prosecution. Warsaw police published 21 photos of the unidentified people on their website, saying they might be connected to acts amounting to a […]

Washington protesters vow to fight for civil rights under Trump

By Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON, Jan 15 : US civil rights activists vowed to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald Trump, kicking off a week of protests ahead of the Republican’s inauguration. About 2,000 mostly black protesters ignored steady rain to march and rally near Washington’s Martin Luther […]

London commuters endure transport misery as rail staff strike

By Paul Sandle and Alistair Smout LONDON, Jan 9 : Millions of Londoners struggled to work today at the start of a week of travel chaos which sees rail networks brought to a standstill by a series of strikes. Commuters used cars, boats, bicycles and heaving buses to cope with a 24-hour walkout by underground […]