Hong Kong children form chains of protest as economic worries grow

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of uniformed school students, many wearing masks, formed human chains in districts across Hong Kong on Monday in support of anti-government protesters after another weekend of clashes in the Chinese-ruled city. Metro stations reopened after some were closed on Sunday amid sometimes violent confrontations, although the mood in the Asian financial hub remained tense. Early […]

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as strikes paralyze city

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters on Monday as a general strike plunged the Asian financial hub into fresh chaos, paralyzing transport and bringing the city to an unprecedented standstill for much of the morning. As some train and bus services resumed, tens of thousands of demonstrators fanned out across several districts, where protests […]

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Police arrest eight as Hong Kong gears up for another weekend of protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police said on Friday they had arrested eight people, with a leading pro-independence figure reportedly among them, after seizing weapons and suspected bomb-making material as the city braces for another weekend of anti-government protests. Civil servants and medical workers will join the next round of weekend protests. Millions have taken to the streets in […]

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Mass protests for civilian rule in Sudan

Khartoum: Thousands of protesters have marched towards Sudan's defence ministry demanding the ruling military hand over power to civilians, as security forces fired shots into the air. Sudanese protesters gather outside the house of a man who killed by security forces on June 3, during a demonstration against the ruling military council, in Khartoum, Sudan.Credit:AP Huge crowds also took to […]

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Russia says tightening checks on wine imports from Georgia

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s state consumer watchdog said on Monday it is tightening checks on the quality of Georgian alcohol imports arriving in Russia after observing an increase in cases of sub-standard wine. Ties between Moscow and Tbilisi have been fraught since last week, when a speech by a Russian lawmaker in Georgia’s parliament sparked protests. Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

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Brazil strike protests: Tear gas and blast bombs as violence flares

Riot police in Brazil have clashed with demonstrators exchanging volleys of tear gas and fireworks during a day of protest venting frustration at the country’s leadership. Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay sent this despatch from the frontline of the unrest. It was ostensibly a day of protests and a general strike against pension reforms proposed by the Brazilian government […]

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Algeria’s ruling party relatively young new leader amid protests

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) party, has elected Mohamed Djemai, a businessman, as its new leader, state television said on Tuesday, a month after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit in the face of mass protests. Bouteflika’s exit however has not quieted protesters, who are now demanding the dismantling of an entire ruling elite entrenched for decades, a […]

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French police clash with yellow vests protesters in Strasbourg

PARIS (Reuters) – French police fired tear gas to push back protesters who tried to march toward the European Parliament building in the eastern city of Strasbourg on the 25th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s policies. The so-called ‘yellow vests’ protesters were back on the streets across France two days after Macron outlined policy proposals including tax […]

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Arrests at London climate-change protests top 1,000

LONDON (Reuters) – The number of environmental campaigners arrested during eight days of direct action in London topped 1,000 on Monday, police said, adding that Waterloo Bridge, one of the sites blockaded by the protests, had re-opened to traffic. Climate group Extinction Rebellion has targeted sites in central London, such as Oxford Circus and Parliament Square, in a campaign of […]

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