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Panic spreads through Hong Kong protest as riot officers fire tear gas

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By Tania Snuggs, news reporter Hong Kong police have fired pepper spray at protesters angry about an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. Tens of thousands of demonstrators, most of them young people dressed in black, had gathered peacefully outside government buildings in the Chinese-ruled city before Read More

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as extradition bill protests turn to chaos

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into violent chaos. Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully outside the Chinese-ruled city’s Read More

Scuffles as 10,000s of protesters march in Hong Kong to oppose extradition bill (PHOTOS)

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Hong Kong is hit by another massive rally, with people flooding the streets to demand a backdown on a bill that would allow extradition to mainland China. Tear gas and pepper spray have been used to tackle the unrest. An estimated tens of thousands of residents of Hong Kong surrounded the Chinese-ruled local legislature on Read More

Clashes outside Hong Kong parliament as ‘over 1 million’ march against extradition bill (VIDEOS)

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Hong Kong police used batons and pepper spray as they clashed with crowds of protesters outside the city’s parliament. Hundreds of thousands filled the city’s streets to oppose a bill allowing extradition to mainland China. Hundreds of protesters stormed police barricades on Sunday night while trying to force themselves into the city’s parliament building, local Read More

Yellow Vests ‘Act 30’: Tensions & tear gas fly high in southern France (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

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France’s Yellow Vests took to the streets to protest government policies for the 30th weekend in a row. Tensions were particularly high in Montpellier, where clashes between demonstrators and police erupted. Some 2,000 protesters gathered in the southern French city, considered to be one of the main strongholds of the whole Yellow Vests movement, according Read More

Maduro opens border with Colombia, shut down over opposition’s aid-smuggling attempt

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Three months after violent clashes broke out at the Colombia-Venezuela border, followed by the opposition’s attempt to smuggle in ‘aid,’ Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered border crossings to be partially reopened. Maduro announced on Friday that the border with Colombia, which has remained closed since late February, will be reopened in western Tachira State Read More

Sudanese security forces launch deadly raid on camping protesters, at least 13 killed – reports

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Sudan’s military has used live ammunition to disperse protesters in the capital, Khartoum, according to reports. A medical association close to the protesters said that at least 13 people have been killed and dozens injured. Sudan has been ruled by the Transitional Military Council since the ousting of authoritarian president Omar al-Bashir in April. The Read More

‘Absolute no go’: German police officers injured in clashes with BICYCLE-THROWING asylum seekers

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Five police officers have been injured in violent clashes with asylum seekers, who have staged a riot in a shelter in the state of Bavaria, Germany. German crime statistics also show that migrant violence is becoming a new trend. Police were deployed to a large refugee shelter located in the small Bavarian community of Stephansposching Read More

Kosovo raids aimed at dragging Balkan states into NATO – Russian FM

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Politicians behind recent police raids in the Serb-dominated part of Kosovo ultimately want to wall the Balkans off from Russia and rope the region’s states into NATO, Sergey Lavrov has said. Dubbing Tuesday’s Kosovan special forces incursion into the Serb-majority northern areas of the breakaway region a “provocation” the Russian foreign minister also elaborated on Read More