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United in protest

Hong Kong | Christians in Hong Kong stand in solidarity with pro-democracy demonstrators and condemn violence, even as some activists vandalize government headquarters
by Erica Kwong
Posted 7/04/19, 09:06 am

As protesters tried to crash through the glass façade of the Legislative Council Complex in Hong Kong on Monday, an expletive caught the attention of 44-year-old Pastor Siu Yung Wong. The young man who uttered the word—a teenage demonstrator—declared he would kill himself as a form of protest. He then began to walk away, alone.

Alarmed, Wong followed him.

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Protesters storm Hong Kong legislative building

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/01/19, 01:26 pm

Hong Kong police on Monday were working to clear the Legislative Council building after a group of protesters took it over. Hundreds of protesters broke into the building on Monday night and spray-painted slogans on the walls of the main chamber. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched through the city in renewed protests on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return from British rule to Chinese oversight in 1997. On Monday morning, a flag-raising ceremony marking the anniversary was held under high security.

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Protests renewed in Sudan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/01/19, 10:27 am

At least seven people died in Sudan on Sunday and dozens of others sustained injuries as protesters turned out in large numbers to continue demanding civilian rule months after a coup ousted longtime leader Omar al-Bashir. Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered across the capital and several other cities before marching to the homes of those killed during a June 3 crackdown. Soliman Abdel-Gabar, acting undersecretary of health, said Sunday night at least seven people died and 181 others were injured.

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