Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban.
China’s ambassador to Berlin says Beijing has summoned the German envoy to protest a meeting between Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong, warning that the encounter could negatively affect bilateral relations.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday announced the withdrawal of an extradition bill that triggered months of unrest and threw the Chinese-ruled city into its worst crisis in decades, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Indonesian police have banned demonstrations and speeches promoting separatism in the easternmost region of Papua, which had been rocked by protests for two weeks, the state news agency, Antara, reported on Monday.
Thousands of Papuans staged another series of rallies on Monday in several towns of Indonesia’s easternmost region, after protests that erupted last week over perceived ethnic discrimination provoked some calls for independence.
South Korean forces began two days of expanded drills on Sunday around an island also claimed by Japan, prompting a protest from Tokyo only days after Seoul said it would scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with its neighbor amid worsening relations.
Hong Kong activists kicked off a weekend of fresh rallies on Saturday following criticism over an airport protest earlier this week as thousands of pro-government supporters gathered in a park to condemn their opponents and support the police, a stark illustration of the polarization now coursing through the city.
During US Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s visit to Seoul, South Korea, Friday, South Koreans gathered in front of the Ministry of Defense to protest against the South Korea-US military alliance, joint military exercises, the cost-sharing deal for US troops stationed in Korea, and plans to send South Korean troops to the Persian Gulf shipping lane.
Violence broke out in Nantes, western France, during a protest against "police brutality" days after the body of 24-year-old Steve Caniço was found in the Loire. He had been missing since June 21 when police intervened to put an end to a street party.
The head of an official Sudanese investigation said on Saturday 87 people were killed when security forces broke up a protest on June 3, a figure that prompted demonstrations across the capital as opponents of Sudan’s military rulers dismissed it as far too low.