Political Unrest
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Protests grip Ecuador’s capital

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/09/19, 12:15 pm

Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno late on Monday moved his government out of the capital city of Quito. Angry protesters on Tuesday targeted the National Assembly and other government buildings, waving flags and chanting slogans. Moreno imposed a curfew across the area later in the day to quell the unrest.

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Out of bounds?

Democracy | The NBA faced a backlash after apologizing for a team general manager’s tweet supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong
by June Cheng
Posted 10/08/19, 06:44 pm

As the Hong Kong protests enter their fifth month, the clash between the democratic ideals of demonstrators and the authoritarianism of Beijing is now being felt in corporate America. This week, the National Basketball Association faces the choice all companies working in China must face: Free speech or access to the massive Chinese market?

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Iraq admits excessive force against protests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/07/19, 12:17 pm

More than 110 people died and over 6,000 others were injured in protests in Iraq that began Tuesday. The military said it employed “excessive force” against demonstrators but had “begun to hold accountable those commanding officers who carried out these wrong acts.” Earlier on Sunday, Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan denied security forces attacked the protesters and blamed “malicious hands” for targeting both sides instead.

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