Political Unrest
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Chinese celebration fuels Hong Kong protests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/01/19, 10:47 am

A police officer shot a teenager at near point-blank range, and at least 50 other people sustained injuries in protests on Tuesday in Hong Kong. The number of pro-democracy protesters hurt in clashes with police continues to rise as China celebrated 70 years of Communist Party rule. Protesters vandalized Chinese businesses and held up banners that read, “End dictatorial rule.” Hong Kong transitioned from British to Chinese rule in 1997.

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Haitian protesters want president’s removal

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/30/19, 12:38 pm

Opposition leaders in Haiti on Monday called for continued nationwide demonstrations to demand the president step down. On Friday, protesters crowded the streets of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, blocking traffic and clashing with authorities. During a respite on Sunday, people queued up to get water and other basic supplies ahead of more protests.

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Violent protests are Hong Kong’s new normal

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/30/19, 11:20 am

Police in Hong Kong used tear gas, pepper spray, and water cannons Sunday to clear out unsanctioned protests. Hong Kong banned pro-democracy demonstrations last weekend, but protesters continued undeterred and responded to the police by hurling petrol bombs and bricks. More demonstrations are expected on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Communist Party taking power in China.

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