Fifty years ago this month, long before the Vietnam War, students on the U.C. Berkeley campus ignited protests over a ban on political activity — a student movement that would morph into the huge, confrontational demonstrations of the early 1970s and beyond. Continue reading
Hundreds of people rushed the barricades of pro-democracy protesters in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong Monday, battling with demonstrators to remove roadblocks that have caused traffic congestion in the city over the past two weeks.
China’s government is refusing to compromise with pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong as protesters threatened escalated action in the autonomous island region of south China Thursday.
Wide-scale protests continued for another night in Hong Kong in response to the Chinese government’s decision to vet candidates in Hong Kong’s 2017 elections. Continue reading
The St. Louis-area community is struggling to keep order and heal divisions after more than a week of unrest over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Yamiche Alcindor of USA Today about the deployment of the National Guard, plus reaction from former Ferguson Mayor Brian Fletcher and state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal. Continue reading
Judy Woodruff talks to Yamiche Alcindor of USA Today in for a closer look at the drama unfolding over the police killing of Michael Brown, as well as local reaction to the governor’s order for State Highway Patrol to take over security. Former Ferguson Mayor Brian Fletcher and Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch weigh in on Ferguson’s disproportionately white police force. Continue reading
A scene of chaos in Ferguson, Missouri, captured the nation’s attention when police officers unleashed a barrage of stun grenades and tear gas to dispel protests over the killing of an African-American teenager. Police said they used force when protesters started throwing rocks and firebombs. Judy Woodruff reports on the incident, and the pushback that followed. Continue reading
At the peak of a stifling hot Tuesday, a historic number of Hong Kong activists marched over three miles in support of elections free from Chinese oversight. Continue reading