Tag: Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Hong Kong Police Use Water Cannon for First Time Since Protests Began

HONG KONG — The Hong Kong police on Sunday used water cannon trucks for the first time since protests began and fired rounds of tear gas at protesters who threw bricks, bringing nearly two weeks of restraint crashing to a halt with a weekend of violent clashes. The confrontations in the Tsuen Wan area followed […]

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Mazel Tov, Trump. You’ve Revived the Jewish Left.

On Aug. 11, more than 1,000 people marked Tisha B’Av, the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, by occupying an Amazon Books store in Manhattan, protesting the technology behemoth’s technical support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sitting on the floor, they read harrowing accounts of people in immigration detention and recited the Kaddish, the […]

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As Hong Kong Firms Fall in Line Over Protests, Some Workers Push Back

HONG KONG — As big companies in Hong Kong squirm under pressure to denounce the continuing antigovernment protests in the territory or risk angering China, some of their employees are speaking out, raising the prospect of escalating labor tensions in the Asian financial capital. On Friday, more than 1,000 people joined a march for accountants […]

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India’s Move in Kashmir: More Than 2,000 Rounded Up With No Recourse

NEW DELHI — On Aug. 5, at 1:15 a.m., Asifa Mubeen was woken up by the sound of barking dogs as police officers began pouring into her yard. Her husband, Mubeen Shah, a wealthy Kashmiri merchant, stepped out onto their bedroom balcony in the night air. The officers shouted up that he was under arrest. […]

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A Season of Hope in Sudan

The sight of the former president of Sudan, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, sitting caged inside a courtroom in Khartoum on Monday had an absurdly theatrical aspect to it. For nearly 30 years Mr. al-Bashir pranced arrogantly about, overcoming political opposition and surviving global condemnation after his 2009 indictment for war crimes. The old man in his […]

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Indonesia Sends Police to Restive Region After Racial Slurs Ignite Protests

BANGKOK — Protests erupted across the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua this week after reports circulated that students from the region were harassed by the police and insulted with racist slurs in the East Java city of Surabaya. Thousands of people took to the streets in the two distant provinces, torching a provincial […]

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Hong Kong Is Where Peaceniks and Radicals Unite

HONG KONG — How and why have Hong Kongers managed to keep going for months, and in such large numbers, waging wave after wave of protest to oppose encroachment from China, despite the vast differences among them? One major point of contention concerns whether to resort to nonpeaceful action and how close to skirt with […]

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China’s Soft-Power Failure: Condemning Hong Kong’s Protests

Images of masked thugs massing in Hong Kong’s streets. Unproven allegations that protesters are being led by the C.I.A. Comparisons between activists and Nazis. As protests continue to roil Hong Kong’s streets, China’s state-led propaganda machine has gone into overdrive to persuade the world that radical Hong Kong protesters have put the city in peril. […]

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Al-Bashir Is on Trial in Sudan. He’s Not the First Dictator to Land in Court.

Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the former president of Sudan, appeared in court this week, peering out through a metal defendant’s cage as his trial began. Mr. al-Bashir, a dictator who spent more than three decades in power before being ousted in April, is facing charges of corruption and money laundering. While some celebrated the trial as […]

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Hong Kong Police Officers Arrested Over Beating of Man in Hospital

HONG KONG — Two Hong Kong police officers were arrested on Tuesday after a video appeared to show them hitting a 62-year-old man in the genitals, stomach and face while he was strapped to a gurney in a hospital in June. The man was not a participant in the protests this summer that have often […]

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Two Members of Proud Boys Convicted in Brawl Near Republican Club

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Since their founding in New York City in 2016, the far-right Proud Boys have cultivated a rough and ready image, often declaring: “We don’t start fights. We finish them.” But on Monday, jurors in State Supreme Court in Manhattan […]

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Unpaid Miners Blocked a Coal Train in Protest. Weeks Later, They’re Still There.

CUMBERLAND, Ky. — A little after 4 p.m. on Friday, four hulking big-rig cabs, facing each other in pairs and taking up both lanes, brought the Kingdom Come Parkway to a standstill. On the highway between the trucks, eight out-of-work coal miners raised a banner: “No Pay We Stay.” That is the miners’ plan in […]

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With Troop Buildup, China Sends a Stark Warning to Hong Kong

SHENZHEN, China — The Shenzhen Bay Sports Center rises along the shore with the green hills of Hong Kong visible across the water. It normally bustles with a variety of youth sports programs and dance, art and language academies, including one that advertises a “Hong Kong Style Education.” In recent days, however, it has become […]

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China Pressures Business Over Hong Kong. Workers Get Caught in the Middle.

As Hong Kong seethes with protests against China’s rule, Beijing is increasingly pressuring the business world to take its side. Businesses, both global and local, are falling in line — and their employees are caught in the crossfire. The most dramatic example came on Friday, when Rupert Hogg, the chief executive of Hong Kong-based Cathay […]

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After Tumultuous Days, Hong Kong Gauges Support for Protests With Mass Rally

HONG KONG — Hong Kong protesters gathered for a mass rally Sunday, a measure of the movement’s strength after more than two months of demonstrations, days of ugly violence and increasingly vehement warnings from the Chinese government. People began gathering in the early afternoon in Victoria Park, the starting point of vast peaceful marches in […]

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Can Hong Kong Avoid Becoming Tiananmen?

Thirty years ago, on May 19, 1989, Zhao Ziyang, general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, stood in Tiananmen Square. It was 5 in the morning and Zhao, exhausted, holding a loudspeaker, addressed student demonstrators, thousands of whom were on Day 7 of a hunger strike. “Students, we came too late,” he said. “I am […]

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Portland Protests: Far-Right Groups Clash With Antifa as Trump Weighs In

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday for a rally at a waterfront park in Portland, Ore., where far-right groups faced off with anti-fascist counterprotesters and brought much of the downtown area to a standstill. President Trump weighed in on the tense situation in Portland on Saturday morning, calling out the anti-fascist group […]

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With Pickets, Russian Protesters Look to Sustain Momentum

MOSCOW — Antigovernment protesters staged a series of pickets across Moscow on Saturday, trying to sustain the momentum of the growing Russian opposition movement that has roiled the capital every weekend for a month. The atmosphere was far less charged than in previous demonstrations, although the police clashed with protesters on the Arbat, a main […]

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