Political Unrest
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Hong Kong bans masks

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/04/19, 10:57 am

Thousands of protesters wearing masks crowded the streets in Hong Kong’s central business district on Friday shouting, “Hong Kong resist!” Local media said two activists filed legal challenges against a new measure that bans protesters from covering their faces.

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Hong Kong turns up heat on protesters

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/03/19, 12:55 pm

Hong Kong slapped rioting charges on a teenager whom police shot during protests on Tuesday. Authorities charged Tsang Chi-kin, 18, and seven other protesters on Thursday. Tsang faces additional counts of attacking two police officers. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam will lead an Executive Council meeting on Friday to consider banning the use of masks by protesters and instituting other tough measures under a colonial-era emergency law.

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Deadly protests shake Iraq

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/03/19, 11:16 am

Iraqi officials imposed a curfew in Baghdad on Thursday after anti-government protests this week killed at least 21 people. Hundreds of protesters still crowded into Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, where police responded with live bullets and tear gas. Three other cities have set curfews since Tuesday as the protests spread across the country.

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