Political Unrest
Associated Press/Photo by Hadi Mizban

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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Emily Belz

Sound of solidarity

Democracy | New Yorkers sing and chant in support of Hong Kong protesters
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/02/19, 03:27 pm

A New York moment: 

While WORLD’s June Cheng faced tear gas and violence as she covered protests in Hong Kong, I was lucky to go to a peaceful, sunny gathering in New York’s Washington Square Park, where activists assembled in a show of support for the Hong Kong protests. 

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Parades and protest

Democracy | Revelers in Beijing celebrate China’s anniversary while demonstrators in Hong Kong protest Communist encroachment
by June Cheng
Posted 10/01/19, 09:16 pm

After a day of protests and violence—including a police shooting of one protester—on Tuesday, Janis Fung looked at the devastation in the typically busy Hong Kong business district and said she felt more hurt than shock to see her homeland in such a state: “In my 30 years, I’ve never seen Hong Kong like this. We see how the government and police are treating the citizens, and it just doesn’t make any sense.”

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