Tuesday, 23 July 2019

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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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Protesters scuffle with HK police, government offices shut

HONG KONG: Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police in Hong Kong as hundreds of people persevered with a protest against an extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up big crowds. Protests around the city’s legislature on Wednesday forced ...

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Thousands rally in Hong Kong over China extradition bill

HONG KONG: Thousands of protesters rallied in central Hong Kong, seizing two main highways on Wednesday, in a defiant show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China. The Asian financial hub was rocked over the weekend by the largest protest march since the city s 1997 return ...

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S. Korea: Opp lawmakers shave their heads to protest reform bills

SEOUL: Four lawmakers of the main opposition party had their heads shaved Thursday in protest against the ruling party’s drive to win early parliamentary passage of a set of controversial reform bills. In South Korea, such hair-shaving is used at times as a show of dissent, largely on political and ...

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Thousands protest against China extradition law

CHINA: Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong over a proposed law change that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. Officials say they need to amend the law before July so that they can extradite a murder suspect to Taiwan. Demonstrators – some marching with ...

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Tens of thousands protest climate change in Switzerland

GENEVA: Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in several Swiss cities against climate change, the Swiss news agency Keystone-ATS reported. Around 50,000 marched in all, the news agency report estimated, including 15,000 in Zurich and up to nine thousand in the capital Berne and in Lausanne. “It s about knowing if ...

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