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Hong Kong demonstrators parody Xi Jinping and LeBron James to protest the government's ban on masks

Hong Kong demonstrators went into the streets Friday in masks of President Xi Jinping, LeBron James, and various cartoon characters to protest against government ban on facial gowns. The demonstrations advance to a mass rally planned for Sunday, where opposition leaders are expected to push their demands. The police have refused to approve this march, citing risks to public safety …

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The Iraqi security forces open fire on anti-government demonstrators as high-ranking clerics demand

In Baghdad and much of southern Iraq, the masses have risen as sharp police tactics have only hardened the resolve of the demonstrators. The demonstrations, which seem to be leadership-less, are now unifying the call for a sweeping change in what they call a broken system. Many demonstrators have also denounced the Iranian influence in Iraq. In a highly anticipated …

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In Hong Kong, anger is growing over the shooting against youthful demonstrators

HONG KONG – Hong Kong was furious on Wednesday for shooting at a teenage protesters who had been conducting demonstrations against the Hong Kong government for the first time since the beginning of demonstrations almost four months ago. The shooting of the teenager occurred on a day of violent clashes between protesters and police in Hong Kong, and hours after …

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Hong Kong demonstrators mock Beijing to corrupt the birthday of Communist China

HONG KONG – The protesters launched attacks on the Chinese Communist Party in the run-up to the mass demonstrations scheduled to take place on Tuesday for the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, and revived the protest movement through its design as a fight against authoritarianism. During weekend protests marked by heavy clashes between protesters and police in …

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"We're just coming back": The demonstrators in Hong Kong continue, despite the many democracy-friendly murals

An anti-government protester can be seen on Saturday at Yoho Mall, near Yuen Long Station in Hong Kong. (Jorge Silva / Reuters) HONGKONG – Beijing supporters responded on Saturday to a recent call from lawmakers to remove democracy-friendly messages posted on walls and subway stations near this Asian financial capital, and feared renewed clashes Protests against the government push into …

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In 1967, the demonstrators in Hong Kong were Communist sympathizers

HONG KONG – As the protests in Hong Kong intensified, more than half a century ago, a bloody summer of unrest emerged. In 1967, a labor dispute in a plastic flower factory led to a series of protests and deadly riots in Hong Kong, which was then a British colony. By the time it was over, more than 50 people …

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Hong Kong police use water cannon during clashes with demonstrators for the 15th weekend in a row

The streets of downtown Hong Kong became the scene of clashes between demonstrators and police on Sunday, as political turmoil in the global financial center continued for a 15th weekend in a row. Tens of thousands of democracy supporters marched through downtown streets, despite a ban on police, before violence broke out later in the day when police fired chemically …

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The surveillance fears of the demonstrators in Hong Kong point to China

And the more Hong Kong officials are doing to calm the turmoil in the city, the more their methods are checked by citizens for a touch of security and order. When asked why they hide their identity, the demonstrators in Hong Kong often refer to something called "white terror". In the last century, the historical term was used in Asia …

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