Political Unrest
Kiran Ridley

Stepping into the fray

Asia | As violent demonstrations roil Hong Kong, a bold group of volunteers is providing moral support and physical protection for young protesters
by June Cheng
Posted 10/10/19, 01:14 pm

On the road in front of the luxury mall Pacific Place in the central business district of Hong Kong, hundreds of young pro-democracy protesters, wearing hard hats and gas masks, began to yell and run in retreat. Behind them, tear gas canisters arched through the sky, leaving trails of white smoke. As police fired rounds of the acrid gas, members of an elite police squad known as raptors suddenly charged at protesters from both the main and side roads.

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Associated Press/Photo by Dolores Ochoa

Protests grip Ecuador’s capital

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/09/19, 12:15 pm

Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno late on Monday moved his government out of the capital city of Quito. Angry protesters on Tuesday targeted the National Assembly and other government buildings, waving flags and chanting slogans. Moreno imposed a curfew across the area later in the day to quell the unrest.

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Out of bounds?

Democracy | The NBA faced a backlash after apologizing for a team general manager’s tweet supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong
by June Cheng
Posted 10/08/19, 06:44 pm

As the Hong Kong protests enter their fifth month, the clash between the democratic ideals of demonstrators and the authoritarianism of Beijing is now being felt in corporate America. This week, the National Basketball Association faces the choice all companies working in China must face: Free speech or access to the massive Chinese market?

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