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Parades and protest

Democracy | Revelers in Beijing celebrate China’s anniversary while demonstrators in Hong Kong protest Communist encroachment
by June Cheng
Posted 10/01/19, 09:16 pm

After a day of protests and violence—including a police shooting of one protester—on Tuesday, Janis Fung looked at the devastation in the typically busy Hong Kong business district and said she felt more hurt than shock to see her homeland in such a state: “In my 30 years, I’ve never seen Hong Kong like this. We see how the government and police are treating the citizens, and it just doesn’t make any sense.”

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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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Associated Press/Photo by Edris Fortune

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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