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    • Protesters, police clash in London, Paris

      Protesters, police clash in London, Paris

      Anti-racism protesters rallied again around Britain on Saturday, with scuffles breaking out in London as counter-demonstrators also came out to protect monuments targeted for their links to colonial history, news wires reported. In Trafalgar Square, police separated two groups of about 100 people each, one chanting “Black Lives Matter”, the other racial slurs.

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    • Protests worldwide embrace Black Lives Matter movement

      Protests worldwide embrace Black Lives Matter movement

      Thousands of people took to the streets in European and Asian cities on Saturday, demonstrating in support of US protests against police brutality. The rolling, global protests reflect rising anger over police treatment of ethnic minorities, sparked by the 25 May killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis after a white officer detaining him knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes with fellow officers beside him.

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    • Hong Kong passes controversial anthem law

      Hong Kong passes controversial anthem law

      Hong Kong’s legislature has passed today the controversial bill criminalising insult of the Chinese national anthem by a comfortable majority, despite months of wrangling over fears of curbs to free expression. Offenders who are now found guilty of deliberately altering March of the Volunteers risk fines up to HK$50,000 or three years in prison.

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    • Belarus in protests crackdown mode

      Belarus in protests crackdown mode

      Belarus was hit by a new wave of protests in the last weeks after President Alexander Lukashenko confirmed he will run for a sixth term in office. His opponents try to inflict a sort of unrest similar to the one in neighbouring Ukraine a decade ago, but Belarusian strongman vowed never to allow a "colour revolution" and was fast to put his main political opponents in jail.

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    • Violent protests in US for sixth consecutive night

      Violent protests in US for sixth consecutive night

      For sixth consecutive night violence broke out across the US as protesters took up the streets despite curfews imposed in many cities, news wires reported. Clashes in Boston and Washington, D.C, , a tanker truck hitting protesters in Minneapolis, and looting in Southern California were among the many recorded incidents.

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    • Protests over the death of unarmed black man turn violent in many US cities

      Protests over the death of unarmed black man turn violent in many US cities

      Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted on Friday in dozens of US cities, news wires reported. The angry reactions were provoked by the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota. In Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and beyond, thousands of protesters carried signs that said: “He said I can’t breathe. Justice for George.”

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    • Hong Kong national anthem bill spurs protests

      Hong Kong national anthem bill spurs protests

      Hong Kong police fired pepper balls and made arrests in the city's central business district as protests sprung up in multiple districts in response to the likely passing of a bill that criminalises "insulting" China’s national anthem. Swarms of riot police were on high alert across the territory ahead of the second reading of the controversial bill, expected to take place Wednesday afternoon. 

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    • Protests reignite in Hong Kong over China's secuirty law porposal

      Protests reignite in Hong Kong over China's secuirty law porposal

      Police fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters who gathered Sunday against a controversial security law proposed by China, in the most intense clashes for months. As the demonstrators and police were facing off in the semi-autonomous financial hub, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi insisted in Beijing that the proposed law must be imposed "without the slightest delay".

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