Political Unrest
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Defender of Hong Kong

Democracy | One pastor’s journey from life on the streets to the head of pro-democracy protests
by June Cheng
Posted 4/24/19, 03:55 pm

As buses rumbled by and tourists jostled past, a procession of 400 people solemnly walked the streets of Hong Kong on March 30, at times singing hymns, at times silent. At the front of the crowd strode a 75-year-old Baptist pastor with white hair. Chu Yiu-ming, a longtime democracy activist, walked with his head slightly bowed, his face sorrowful, pacing in the shadow of a wooden cross carried by a fellow marcher.

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Associated Press/Photo by Michel Euler

Notre Dame donations enflame protests

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/20/19, 11:24 am

French yellow vest protesters marched through Paris on Saturday to demand economic reforms to help the working poor as the government prepares to rebuild the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral. The $1 billion in donations that has poured in to restore the iconic Paris landmark, which sustained heavy damage in a fire Monday, has angered many French people who struggle to make ends meet. Some protesters set small fires and threw rocks at police, who responded with tear gas in the Place de la Republique.

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Journalist killed in Northern Ireland riots

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/19/19, 11:47 am

Police in Northern Ireland on Friday said the New IRA was most likely responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight riots in Londonderry. Journalist and author Lyra McKee died after being shot in the Creggan area, according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland. “We believe this to be a terrorist act,” Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said. “We believe it has been carried out by violent dissident republicans.” A gunman fired a number of shots at police during Thursday evening’s unrest, according to Hamilton.

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