Tag: Secession and Independence Movements

A Hong Kong Protester’s Tactic: Get the Police to Hit You

ImagePolice faced off with protesters on the Victoria Harbor waterfront in Hong Kong on Saturday.CreditChan Long Hei/EPA, via Shutterstock HONG KONG — I am one of the Hong Kong protesters. I took part in the two mass marches earlier this month, the June 12 protest that turned violent and the blockade of police headquarters on […]

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Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Resisting China With Anarchy and Principle

ImageProtesters surrounded police headquarters in Hong Kong on June 21.CreditPaula Bronstein/Getty Images HONG KONG — The protests that have roiled Hong Kong for weeks, combining vast marches with small guerrilla operations of civil disobedience, are not the radical development that some say. They are a natural extension of protests past — an upgrade of the […]

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As Protesters Fill Hong Kong’s Streets, Businesses Are Alarmed, Too

HONG KONG — As tens of thousands of protesters returned to Hong Kong’s streets on Wednesday to speak out against a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China, one prominent voice has been largely silent: big business. But quietly, a wave of concern has spread through the community of foreign consultants, investors and […]

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The Death of Hong Kong as We Know It?

GÖTTINGEN, Germany — When the tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square in Beijing on June 4, 1989, many Hong Kongers watched in horror on their TVs. A few days before, one million of them had marched in solidarity with the rebellious Chinese gathered in the square to ask for more liberalism and democracy from the Chinese […]

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Spain’s Socialists See Gains in Three Elections

MADRID — Spanish Socialists made important gains on Sunday in three different elections, strengthening the hand of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez as he seeks to form a new government. A month ago, Mr. Sánchez won a national election, but without enough of a margin for his Socialist party to gain a parliamentary majority. He then […]

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