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3 nights of tear gas-free protests as Hong Kong's anti-government movement gives peace a chance

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This story is being published as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post. It originally appeared on scmp.com on August 18, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters braved torrential rains on Sunday as they marched along the main thoroughfares of Hong Kong Island, determined to show the movement could regain its peaceful moorings despite the recent escalation of violence. By night's end, the city had wrapped up its eleventh consecutive weekend of protests, without any tear gas being fired. Groups of protesters, however, dipped into their standard...
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Protests In Hong Kong Continue, Remain Peaceful Throughout The Weekend

Protests In Hong Kong Continue, Remain Peaceful Throughout The Weekend

6 monthes ago   |   By

Pouring rain did not deter the 11th weekend in a row of mass protests, which caused roads to shut down and traffic to reroute as streets flooded with people.
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Assange's Lawyer Makes Explosive Claim Involving Trump

Assange's Lawyer Makes Explosive Claim Involving Trump

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Rod Blagojevich Praises Himself, Offers No Apology After Release From Prison

Rod Blagojevich Praises Himself, Offers No Apology After Release From Prison

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'No standing on boxes!': Trump and Bloomberg traded insults ahead of the...

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Warren leaves door open for super PAC spending

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Man With One of Pentagon's 'Most Important' Jobs Is Out

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Top Democratic candidates follow Trump in blurring medical histories

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Bloomberg's 'social media army' blurs the lines on political ads and makes...

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Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign is consistently pushing boundaries on the the rules around political advertising on social media. He is in the process of hiring a... Read more ...

Julian Assange reportedly plans to call a witness in his trial who will...

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reportedly plans to call a witness at his extradition trial who will allege that Assange was offered a presidential pardon if he denied... Read more ...