Political Unrest
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Hong Kong leader receives China’s approval

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/06/19, 11:21 am

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday said Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed a “high degree of trust” in how she has handled protests in the territory. The two leaders held unexpected talks on Monday night during a trade conference in Shanghai. In a statement released on Tuesday, China’s Communist Party called for an increase in “patriotic education” and warned the protesters that national interests outweigh the “two systems” policy that gives Hong Kong some autonomy.

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Protests resume in Chile

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/05/19, 11:40 am

Protesters set at least two police officers on fire with Molotov cocktails in Santiago, Chile, on Monday. Some of the thousands of protesters threw rocks and firebombs at riot police, who responded with tear gas and water cannons. At least 20 people have died since the unrest began last month.

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Hong Kong protests turn increasingly violent

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/04/19, 11:05 am

A knife-wielding man bit a local politician’s ear, slashed protesters, and told demonstrators on Sunday that Hong Kong belongs to China. Five people sustained injuries in the attack. Riot police also targeted protesters, who formed a human chain in the Cityplaza mall and vandalized shops across the semi-autonomous territory.

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