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Source: DW

Hong Kong protesters decry plans for artificial islands

Today 03:19 GMT

As they took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday against the government's plan to build larges swathes of new housing on artificial islands.

One protester, Mr Chan, complained that the Hong Kong government could easily take back some of the vast land banks held by developers and build new flats on existing land. "There are many ways to find land in Hong Kong, but (the authorities) don't want to cross the property developers," he said.

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Source: The Guradian

Hong Kong: thousands protest at plan to build new artificial islands

Today 10:51 GMT

Thousands of Hong Kong residents protested at the weekend over a government plan to build artificial islands to deal with the city’s severe housing shortage.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam last week announced a plan to reclaim about 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres) from the ocean and build infrastructure and transportation links to create a major business district. The islands, which would be Hong Kong’s largest land reclamation project, would eventually house up to 1.1 million residents over the next few decades.

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Source: Fox News

Media pretend left-wing mobs of protesters aren’t really mobs

Sunday 23:41 GMT

President Trump helped get the show rolling when he called left-wing protesters “an angry mob” and Republicans and conservative groups picked up the term.

The scenes in the commercial included: the rioting and arson that took place protesting President Trump’s inauguration; attacks on Trump campaign events; harassment of members of Congress; and protesters pounding on the Supreme Court doors to object to the Senate confirmation of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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Source: Fox News

Pro-life activist assaulted by abortion protester on campus

Saturday 16:20 GMT

Police are investigating an incident in Toronto caught on camera where an abortion protester attacked a female pro-life activist.

The incident comes just a day after a video went viral of a pro-choice activist, Jordan Hunt, a Toronto hairstylist who lost his job and was arrested last week for violently kicking a female pro-life activist after he tried to steal on of their signs. “We would like the violence against peaceful pro-life protests to stop, but more than anything we would like the violence to pre-born children to stop," she said.

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Source: The Guradian

Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader freed from jail

Sunday 23:40 GMT

The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been freed after three weeks behind bars for organising anti-Kremlin protests.

“Over the 50 days I have been in jail we have seen yet more evidence that this regime is in complete decline,” he said, referring to recent embarrassments to Moscow’s intelligence services abroad and the launch failure of a manned Russian space rocket. The 42-year-old activist left a detention centre in the south of Moscow in the early hours of Sunday morning and went to a waiting car.

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Source: Washington Post

The Latest: Mourners hold funerals for 7 killed in Gaza

Saturday 21:50 GMT

The Latest on the Israel-Palestinian conflict (all times local):. Palestinian mourners across the Gaza Strip have held funerals for seven protesters killed a day earlier.

Four of the seven were killed in a single incident when they breached the Israeli side of the fence and approached an army post, the Israeli military said.

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Source: Fox News

Kneeling NFL players earn $16M combined this season

Sunday 05:10 GMT

A trio of NFL players have knelt during the national anthem this season, resuming protests against social injustice that have vexed President Trump for the last two years and left Commissioner Roger Goodell and other league officials scrambling for a solution.

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, who joined Colin Kaepernick during the original kneeling protests in 2016, resumed kneeling before his season debut in Week 5 last Sunday.

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Source: DW

Protests in Ingushetia alarm Moscow

Saturday 21:50 GMT

Some observers say it is reminiscent of the end of the Soviet Union and they see the protests as a clear warning to Moscow.

Ingushetia rarely makes headlines and when it does it is mainly because of its larger neighbor and former sister state, Chechnya. Unlike protests elsewhere in Russia, the demonstrations are supported by the elite – and even the police.

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Source: DW

Berlin protests against far-right politics draw thousands

Sunday 15:24 GMT

Over 200,000 people have taken to the streets of Berlin to face down the rise of far-right populism in Germany and Europe.

Berlin produced an absurdly hot and sunny fall day to welcome an estimated 240,000 demonstrators protesting against racism and calling for solidarity against the rise of far-right populism across Germany. A 5-kilometer stretch of the capital city's center, from Alexanderplatz through the Brandenburg Gate to the Victory Column, had to be closed down to accommodate the huge parade, which was united under the hashtag #unteilbar ("indivisible").

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Source: CBS News

National Park Service explores whether to require payment for protests in nation's capital

Sunday 12:39 GMT

The National Park Service is exploring whether to require protest organizers to pay for the cost of providing law enforcement and other support services for demonstrations held in the nation's capital.

The National Park Service issues about 750 permits a year for demonstrations within the National Mall and at nearby parks. The agency said its proposed rule is designed to provide greater clarity about how and where demonstration can occur in a manner that protects historically important public land.

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Source: Fox News

GOP hammers ‘mob’ message for midterms, as Dems howl over label

Saturday 18:10 GMT

Egged on by Democratic politicians – are openly embracing a more confrontational and aggressive approach, banging on the doors of the Supreme Court, confronting lawmakers outside their offices and chasing GOP officials out of restaurants.

Republicans are quickly seizing on that spectacle to hammer a new midterm message, decrying the “mob” behavior and warning that Democrats would bring that mentality into the majority should they prevail in November's election.

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Source: Global News

7 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces at Gaza border protests: health officials

Saturday 20:00 GMT

READ MORE: Israel kills 7 Palestinians, 2 of them children, during protests at Gaza border fence. Gaza medics said that, in addition to the seven dead, around 140 others were wounded.

WATCH: Palestinians say one killed, dozens wounded as Israeli troops fire on Gaza protest. The Palestinian protesters are demanding an end to an Israeli and Egyptian blockade on the narrow coastal strip, which is home to around 2 million Gazans.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump administration plans crackdown on protests outside White House

Saturday 13:35 GMT

Donald Trump has frequently and falsely crowed about the idea of so-called paid protesters, including most recently the sexual assault survivors who confronted senators in the lead up to the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation.

Now his administration may be trying to turn that concept on its head, by requiring citizens to pay to be able to protest, among other affronts to the first amendment. Under the proposal introduced by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in August, the administration is looking to close 80% of the sidewalks surrounding the White House, and has suggested that it could charge “event management” costs, for demonstrations.

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Source: Washington Post

Activists launch full-court press against new Park Service rules that would charge protest fees

Saturday 22:45 GMT

With just days left to submit public comments on a National Park Service proposal to alter how protests are handled in the District, civil rights advocates have issued urgent calls to oppose the measures, saying they would violate First Amendment rights.

“But of course, the park service does not plan to charge the 45 million non-demonstrators who visit the National Mall every year for the fencing and sanitation their presence requires or for the harm to the turf that they cause.”


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