Political Unrest
Associated Press/Photo by Hassan Ammar

Lebanon erupts in protests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/21/19, 10:10 am

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators crowded the streets of Beirut and other Lebanese cities on Sunday, waving flags and chanting “revolution.” The unrest showed no sign of letting up despite the Lebanese government announcing a set of economic reforms on Monday.

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Associated Press/Photo by Kin Cheung

Hong Kong leader booed off stage

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/16/19, 10:50 am

Opposition lawmakers heckled and shouted over Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam as she tried to deliver her annual policy speech to the Legislative Council on Wednesday. After two tries, Lam opted to give her address via a video recording instead.

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Associated Press/Photo by Emilio Morenatti

Catalan sentencing sparks unrest in Spain

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/15/19, 11:15 am

Protesters continued to block roads and railway lines in Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday after mass demonstrations against the Spanish government a day earlier. A court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to up to 13 years in prison on Monday, sparking the protests in the capital of the Catalonia region. Demonstrators gathered at the Barcelona airport, forcing the cancellation of at least 110 flights. More than 170 people, including 40 police officers, sustained injuries.

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