Political Unrest
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Too dangerous to forget

Asia | Three decades after the Tiananmen Square massacre, the citizens of Hong Kong are confronting their own Communist incursion
by June Cheng
Posted 6/13/19, 01:43 pm

Seventy-year-old Li Pu, with white hair and the air of an intellectual, will tell you he has little hope left for democracy in his beloved homeland of China.

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Umbrella resurgence

Hong Kong | Anger over an extradition plan has revived pro-democracy protests—and clashes—in Hong Kong
by June Cheng
Posted 6/12/19, 03:46 pm

The umbrellas are back on the streets in Hong Kong, where at least 22 people were injured amid clashes with police on Wednesday during a large demonstration against an extradition bill. On the streets outside Hong Kong’s government complex, riot police dispersed tear gas and shot beanbag rounds at the angry crowds.

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Extradition law protests turn violent in Hong Kong

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/12/19, 10:31 am

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at tens of thousands of protesters Wednesday who blocked access to the Legislative Council building, temporarily delaying a debate on a controversial extradition bill. Demonstrators, the majority of them young people, donned masks and cling film to shield themselves from pepper spray. Organizers built barricades and supplied snacks, water bottles, and in one instance, a Bible.

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