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Hong Kongers rally against government on day of storms

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of school teachers joined an 11th weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Saturday, as shops pulled down their shutters and braced for another restive summer night. Weeks of increasingly violent demonstrations have plunged the city into turmoil. Water-filled barricades fortify the airport and government offices. Posters showing bloody […]

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Hong Kongers rally against government on night of storms

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of school teachers joined an 11th weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Saturday, as shops pulled down their shutters and braced for another restive summer night. Weeks of increasingly violent demonstrations have plunged the city into turmoil. Water-filled barricades fortify the airport and government offices. Posters showing bloody […]

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Russian opposition activists picket for free elections

A woman takes part in a protest demanding authorities to allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election and release people arrested for participation in opposition rallies, in Moscow, Russia August 17, 2019. A placard reads: “It’s time to change”. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets […]

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India eases some curbs in Kashmir, including fixed line phone use

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Indian authorities eased restrictions on movement and restored landline telephone links in some parts of Kashmir on Saturday, the biggest relaxation in a crippling lockdown since New Delhi announced it was removing the region’s special status on Aug. 5. Kashmiri women shout slogans at a protest after Friday prayers during restrictions […]

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Hong Kongers stage more anti-government protests, braving storms

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of Hong Kongers including many teachers took part in more anti-government rallies on Saturday, braving thunderstorms to march past shops shuttered due to growing concern that police could adopt tougher tactics to drive activists from the streets. Following an escalation in violence over the past few days, the rallies this […]

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Hong Kong teachers rally in thunderstorm at start of weekend of protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Several thousand Hong Kong school teachers and supporters braved thunderstorms on Saturday to start a weekend of anti-government protests, despite fears that police could adopt tougher tactics to drive activists off the streets. Teachers protest against the extradition bill during a rally organised by Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union in Hong […]