Sunday, 22 September 2019

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Protesters block departing passengers at Hong Kong airport

HONG KONG: Pro-democracy protesters blocked passengers at departure gates in several sections of Hong Kong airport Tuesday, a day after a sit-in forced authorities to cancel all flights to and from the major international hub. In both terminals of the airport, protesters blocked paths to departure gates, though several dozen ...

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Thousands protest in Kashmir over new status despite clampdown

SRINAGAR: Indian police used tear gas and pellets to fight back at least 10,000 people protesting Delhi’s withdrawal of special rights for Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir state in its main city of Srinagar, a police official and two witnesses said. The demonstration soon after Friday prayers was the largest since ...

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Hundreds protest in Dhaka over India’s Kashmir stance

DHAKA: Hundreds of Bangladeshi protesters took to the streets of Dhaka on to protest neighboring India s decision to scrap special status for Kashmir. Many of those joining the protest outside Bangladesh s national mosque were members of the Islamist political party Islami Andolan Bangladesh. Leading party member Maulana Zakaria ...

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Nearly 1,400 detained in Moscow protest; largest in decade

MOSCOW: Nearly 1,400 people were detained in a violent police crackdown on an opposition protest in Moscow, a Russian monitoring group said Sunday, adding that was the largest number of detentions at a rally in the Russian capital this decade. OVD-Info, which has monitored police arrests since 2011, said the ...

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Hundreds of cyclists hold ‘mass die-in’ protest in NY

NEW YORK: Hundreds of cyclists covered every inch of the main entrance to Washington Square ‪Tuesday evening, lying under the iconic arch and around the park fountain in protest of the spike in biking deaths this year. Bikers from across the five boroughs gathered for a five-minute “mass die-in” to ...

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Protestors mark opening of European Parliament

LONDON: The European Parliament has re-opened in Strasbourg with an anti-EU protest by the UK’s Brexit Party and a demonstration by Catalan nationalists whose MEPs are barred. The first session after Europe-wide elections in May began as EU leaders went into a third day of talks on who should fill ...

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China accuses British FM of colonial fantasy over Hong Kong

BEIJING: China on Wednesday said it lodged an official protest with London over remarks by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt about Hong Kong, accusing him of “fantasizing in the faded glory of British colonialism”. It is the second day in a row Beijing has hit back at Hunt for remarks ...

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Thousands protest in Brazil in support of justice minister

RIO DE JANEIRO: Thousands protested in Brazil on Sunday in support of Justice Minister Sergio Moro, who is battling claims he conspired with prosecutors on his anti-corruption drive to keep former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from another presidential run. Moro, who was a powerful judge before joining President ...

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