Political Unrest
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Iran suppresses protests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/19/19, 10:58 am

Iran maintained a nationwide internet blackout on Tuesday in response to protests over raised gasoline prices. Authorities said they arrested more than a thousand protesters and at least five people have died, but the internet shutdown has made it difficult to confirm the extent of the clashes. Amnesty International reported Tuesday it thinks at least 106 protesters have died since Sunday.

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Hong Kong protesters caught in police standoff

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/18/19, 10:46 am

Police in Hong Kong continued to surround the Hong Kong Polytechnic University late on Monday as hundreds of protesters remained trapped on campus. The demonstrators, fearing arrest, have refused to come out since last week. A few hundred of them ran back to the campus on Monday morning after police fired tear gas as they tried to flee via ropes attached to a footbridge.

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Another death from Hong Kong protests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/15/19, 12:15 pm

Student protesters are abandoning a barricade they set up earlier this week at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Many of the protesters departed Friday for unknown reasons. They continued to demand that the government hold local elections on Nov. 24. Meanwhile, police are investigating the death of a 70-year-old man who was hit on the head with a brick on Thursday night while he filmed clashes between protesters and workers trying to clear the street. In London, the Chinese Embassy said activists pushed Hong Kong Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng to the ground, injuring her hand.

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