Hundreds gathered in Downtown LA Saturday to protest gun laws at the March for Our Lives Rally
Chinese President Xi Jinping marked the 25th anniversary of the city’s return to Beijing’s control
Sudanese protesters rallied again Friday and security forces fired tear gas at them, a day after a mass demonstration drawing tens of thousands was met with the deadliest violence so far this year.
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Chinese leader Xi Jinping made a rare visit to Hong Kong this week to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the city’s handover from British to Chinese rule. Here are some of the key political events that have shaped the city since then.
- The Telegraph
China acted “for the good of Hong Kong” by crushing pro-democracy protests, Xi Jinping said on Friday, because no country would allow “traitors” to rule.
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STORY: The Tobruk protesters, accusing the parliament of treason and stealing public money, some eight years after its election, broke into the building and set fire to parts of it as armed forces there withdrew.In videos posted online and confirmed by city residents, the demonstrators shouted and cheered as flames licked up the side of the building.With political factions squabbling over control of government after failing to hold a scheduled election last year, Libya has been thrust back towards territorial division and civil war as state services gradually collapse.Protests over chronic power cuts brought demonstrators onto the streets of several cities, braving the wrath of armed factions to voice their anger at failures that have made life intolerable during the sweltering summer months.
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Thousands took to the streets Friday in Sudan's capital, a day after nine people were killed in demonstrations against the country's ruling generals. The United States and others in the international community condemned the violence in this East African nation, which has been rocked by near-weekly protests since an Oct. 25 coup upended its fragile transition to democracy. The rallies on Thursdays were the largest seen in months.
Fury at Libya's feuding leaders boiled over on Friday as protesters stormed the parliament building in the eastern city of Tobruk and staged the biggest demonstration for years in the capital Tripoli, in the west. The Tobruk protesters, accusing the parliament of treason and stealing public money, some eight years after its election, broke into the building and set fire to parts of it as armed forces there withdrew. In videos posted online and confirmed by city residents, the demonstrators shouted and cheered as flames licked up the side of the building.
- The Augusta Chronicle
In reaction to Roe v. Wade's repeal, Augusta-area activists are organizing fundraisers, protests and other events to protect reproductive rights.
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Abortion rights activists plan a protest at the state Capitol, a week after Roe v. Wade was overturned.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Saturday dropped plans to curtail the autonomy of the country's Karakalpakstan province following a rare public protest in the northwestern region, his office said. Friday's rally was called to protest constitutional reform plans that would have changed the status of Karakalpakstan, an autonomous republic home to the Karakalpak people - an ethnic minority group with its own language, Uzbek authorities said. Police dispersed the protesters after some of them tried to storm local government buildings in the region's capital, Nukus, following a march and a rally at the city's central market, local and government officials said.
Anti-coup protesters took to the streets of Omdurman, Sudan, on Thursday, June 30, as demonstrations in the country left eight shot dead, according to a medical group that has been tracking casualties since the protests began in October 2021.This footage uploaded to Twitter shows demonstrators marching through the streets of Omdurman and waving flags to protest the coup.The current wave of protests began on October 25, 2021, when the Sudanese military took control of the government in a coup. According to the doctor’s group that tracks casualties, 111 people have lost their lives at protests since the coup. Credit: Sudan Bukra via Storyful