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    • Hong Kong braces for another set of mass protests

      Hong Kong braces for another set of mass protests

      Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets for yet another, seventh consecutive weekend amid high tensions in the semi-autonomous Chinese city over a now-suspended extradition bill. Despite the midsummer heat and humidity, thousands - including families and the elderly - gathered in Victoria Park, wearing the signature black look that has become a common sight at the protests and chanting "Free Hong Kong!" as they thronged through the city.

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    • Russian flights to Georgia halted

      Russian flights to Georgia halted

      President Vladimir Putin has temporarily banned Georgian airlines from flying to Russia after anti-Russian protests flared in the former Soviet republic, rising tensions between the two countries. They were ignited on Thursday by the appearance of a Russian MP in the Georgia's parliament. According to the Friday decree, the flight ban will go in effect from 8 July and it would be accompanied by a repatriation of Russian citizens temporarily living in Georgia.

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    • Hong Kong sees fresh protests

      Hong Kong sees fresh protests

      Hong Kong protesters occupied the streets around government offices and police headquarters on Friday to show officials they were not backing down despite a series of concessions by Beijing-backed officials. Their outrage over a proposed extradition bill has now extended to the police's heavy-handed response to street demonstrations that has seen dozens of people injured due to tear gas and projectiles.

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    • Albanian protesters hurl Molotovs, seek snap elections

      Albanian protesters hurl Molotovs, seek snap elections

      Albanian opposition protesters hurled petrol bombs at the entrance of Prime Minister Edi Rama’s office on Saturday, after three months of demonstrations calling for him to quit over alleged election fraud and corruption. Chanting “We want a European Albania”, the slogan of pro-democracy protests when the Balkan country dumped communism in 1990, they renewed the call they made since February for early elections after their lawmakers also cut ties with parliament.

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    • Czechs demand justice minister's resignation

      Czechs demand justice minister's resignation

      Tens of thousands of people on Monday took part in protests in Prague and other cities across the Czech Republic for the second week in a row. They were protesting against PM Andrej Babis and his newly appointed justice minister, Marie Benesova, who will now have significant control over prosecutions, including a criminal case involving Babis. Protesters worry that she might try to protect the prime minister or influence his case.

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    • Anti-government protests held in Albania

      Anti-government protests held in Albania

      Albanian opposition parties have rallied in the Tirana, the capital, calling for the government's resignation, an early parliamentary election as well as for electoral reforms over claims of corruption. Some protesters tried to storm the parliament building, but police responded with tear gas and water cannon.

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    • Tens of thousands mark 'Great Return' anniversary

      Tens of thousands mark 'Great Return' anniversary

      Tens of thousands of Palestinians have demonstrated at the Israel-Gaza fence to mark the first anniversary of the Great March of Return protests, facing off against Israeli tanks and troops massed on the fortified perimeter. According to data from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) the number of protesters was estimated at about 40,000 with several thousand Israeli troops being deployed along the border.

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    • Million people attend Brexit protest

      Million people attend Brexit protest

      Hundreds of thousands are marching through central London calling for another EU referendum, as MPs search for a way out of the Brexit impasse. According to a statement made by the organisers of the "Put It To The People" campaign, more than a million people have joined the march before rallying in front of Parliament, putting the count on a par with the biggest march of the century, the Stop the War march in 2003.

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    • French 'yellow vests' defy again Macron

      French 'yellow vests' defy again Macron

      Thousands of “yellow vest” protesters marched in Paris and other French cities on Saturday in protests that brought several clashes with police and suggested that President Emmanuel Macron has a lot more to do in order to defuse public discontent. On the 11th consecutive weekend of action against the government, 69,000 people took to the streets, including 4,000 in Paris, the interior ministry said, down from an estimated 84,000 demonstrators across the country last Saturday.

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    • 'Yellow vest' protests: fewer demonstrators, less violence

      'Yellow vest' protests: fewer demonstrators, less violence

      The 'gilets jaunes' (yellow vest) protesters took to the streets in France on Saturday, for the fifth week of protests that have brought Paris and other cities to a standstill, but the number of demonstrators this time was significantly smaller than in previous weekends. There were 33,500 protesters in France - 2,200 in Paris, particularly - as of Saturday afternoon. At the same time last Saturday, they were 77,000 total across the whole country and 10,000 in its capital.

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