AP - Tens of thousands of protesters on Monday jeered Hungarian leaders outside a glitzy gala to mark the country's brand new constitution, accusing the government of exerting control over everything from the media, to the economy and religion.
HONG KONG — Student-led protests for democratic reforms in Hong Kong subsided Monday but a few hundred demonstrators remained camped out in the streets, vowing to keep up the pressure until the government responds to their demands.
Schools reopened and civil servants returned to work Monday morning after protesters cleared the area outside the city’s government headquarters, a focal point of the demonstrations that started the previous weekend. Crowds also thinned markedly at the two other protest sites, and traffic flowed again through many roads that had been blocked.
More than half a million protesters took part in a pro-democracy march in Hong Kong yesterday (Tuesday), a record turnout believed to be the largest since the city was handed back to China.
The demonstrators poured on to the rain-soaked streets as tensions between activists and Communist Party continued to escalate.
Carrying banners reading, “We will never surrender” and “Our home, our say,” crowds packed Hong Kong’s waterfront Victoria Park before marching for more than two miles to the financial district.
Hong Kong (AFP) - Police repeatedly fired tear gas in clashes with protesters fighting for democracy as parts of Hong Kong descended into chaos Sunday with tens of thousands on the streets to demand Beijing grant the city full universal suffrage.
Protests in Hong Kong entered the 5th day with no sign of letup.The protest movement followed a controversial decision in which candidates for chief executive of Hong Kong in the 2017 elections be made by a committee, rather that a general election. Election by committee is billed as "election reform".Protests intensified after police used teargas in an attempt to disperse student protesters. Pro-democracy protesters now number in the hundreds of thousands. The protesters demand a free election and the resignation of Hong Kong’s current chief executive CY Leung.
Hong Kong (AFP) - A Hong Kong pro-government group said Saturday demonstrators occupying main roads to protest for full democracy would find themselves surrounded if the city's administration failed to clear the barricades.
Thailand’s prime minister announced Monday she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call early elections in an attempt to calm the country’s deepening political crisis. The surprise move came as 100,000 protesters vowing to overthrow her government marched through the streets of Bangkok for a “final showdown.”
It was not clear if Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s move would satisfy protesters who say they will not settle for her ouster but instead want to rid Thailand of her politically powerful family’s influence.
Riot police stormed Istanbul's protest square Tuesday, firing tear gas and rubber bullets at firework-hurling demonstrators in a fresh escalation of unrest after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would meet with protest leaders.