Thu. Aug 22nd, 2019

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Protesters in Hong Kong embrace slogan made famous by Bruce Lee

When Hong Kong riot police descended on a rail station where protesters were holding a sit-in on Wednesday, a small group of demonstrators unspooled a fire hose to create a watery moat in their path and shined laser beams at the officers’ faces. By the time riot police entered the station, around 1,000 protesters had…

Hong Kong protesters mark brutal mob attack with sit-in

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters have held a sit-in at a suburban train station to mark a month since a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of the antigovernment movement. Interested in China? Add China as an interest to stay up to date on the latest China news, video, and analysis from ABC…

Sudan protesters, army announce new ruling body after deal

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s pro-democracy movement and the army announced a joint ruling body on Tuesday, formally disbanding the military council that took power after the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April.The new, 11-member body — called the Sovereign Council — is to rule Sudan for a little over three years until elections…

Die-hard Hong Kong protesters defend tactics as unity cracks

HONG KONG (AP) — On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, lifted a pair of binoculars and squinted.Four hundred meters away, a line of riot police stood with full-length shields, batons and tear-gas launchers.It was a familiar…

Democratic Rep. calls Antifa members ‘peaceful protesters’ during CNN interview

The same day that 13 individuals were arrested at far-right and far-left demonstrations in Portland, Ore., Rep. Debra Haaland, D-N.M., called members of Antifa “peaceful protesters.”During a Saturday interview with CNN, Haaland responded to a tweet from President Trump about declaring Antifa a domestic terrorist organization, and accused him of siding with white supremacists.”Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an…

Hong Kong Protesters Defy Police Ban in Show of Strength After Tumult

peaceful marches in June that were joined by hundreds of thousands of protesters. The police approved the Sunday rally but objected to plans to march to the Central district, citing clashes that had occurred after previous events. But protesters marched anyway.By midafternoon, the park had filled with tens of thousands of people, and the demonstrators…