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street power

It must be a big change when an affluent and seemingly apolitical city takes to the streets. The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong over the past few days could change much that the city has been identified with for over a 100 years. It is not that the ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - 45 mins ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 41 mins ago - 119 reports

Bus loads of police arrive at Hong Kong protests

Related Story: Hong Kong protests to escalate on China's National Day Related Story: Hong Kong protesters continue to block city streetsBus loads of police are arriving in central Hong Kong as crowds build at key demonstration sites across the city ... [Published ABC Online - 42 mins ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 46 mins ago - 6 reports

Umbrella revolution casts shadows of Tiananmen

They carry umbrellas, these dreamers, these idealists.They tote these umbrellas not to ward off the soaking rain or the relentless sun in Hong Kong, but to make a statement.That statement is, these people want democracy.They were promised more freedom ... [Published Enid News and Eagle - 2 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 49 mins ago - 101 reports

Occupy Central: Activists stockpile supplies, gear up for biggest protest yet

Scholarism founder Joshua Wong (centre) and other members chant slogans during a flag raising ceremony in Hong Kong October 1, 2014, celebrating the 65th anniversary of China National Day. — Reuters pic HONG KONG, Oct 1 — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters ... [Published Malay Mail - 1 hour ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 6 reports

Hong Kong Marks Chinese National Day with Demands for Political Reform

A protester holds up a placard which reads "Peace is our greatest weapon," outside the venue of the official flag-raising ceremony for celebrations of China's National Day, in Hong Kong, October 1, 2014. Tyrone Siu / Reuters—REUTERS Ceremonial venue ... [Published Time - 1 hour ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 12 reports

Amnesty warns EU again on ‘Fortress Europe’

The new EU leadership must do more to help the plight of refugees trying to each Europe, according to Amnesty International. The rights group says more air and sea rescues are necessary. “The EU is certainly contributing to the spiralling death toll that ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 5 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 10 reports

At a Glance: What's behind Hong Kong's democracy movement?

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have been occupying parts of Hong Kong for more than a week now, demanding China change its rules around the city's 2017 election.The number of protesters started at just 3000, and has now increased to more ... [Published 3 News - 5 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 34 reports

Hong Kong protests: Live Report

08:32 GMT - China's press - Chinese state newspaper The People's Daily says in a commentary on its website that protesters are an "extreme minority" who have "destroyed the rule of law" in the city."This breach of the peace and extreme behaviour will ... [Published News.net - 19 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 46 reports

WRAPUP 4-Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, prepare for long haul

* Thousands of protesters stay out on Hong Kong streets* Police largely absent as tensions subside* Outside world looks on with concern* Demonstrations a major headache for Beijing (Adds quote from HK chief executive Leung, British prime minister, details, ... [Published London South East - 20 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 40 reports

Hong Kong's leader to protesters: China won't back down

Share images, but stay safe. Hong Kong (CNN) -- Thousands of protesters clamoring for full democracy in Hong Kong stood their ground Tuesday even as the head of its government said China won't give in to their demands. They now have to take a detour, ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 20 hours ago]
Entities: Hong Kong, Protest, China
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 39 reports

Hong Kong leader digs in, tells protesters to go home 'immediately'

Hong Kong's chief executive urged pro-democracy protesters to stop their campaign "immediately" Tuesday after demonstrators gave the Chinese government a Wednesday deadline to meet their demands for political reforms.Leung Chun-ying said that Beijing ... [Published Bayou Buzz - 21 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 105 reports

Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, prepare for long haul

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day.Riot ... [Published DNA India - 22 hours ago]

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"It is in the news. It is an issue we are concerned about and focused on."
...The report quoted several rally leaders as saying they remain vigilant despite the absence of policemen there. "Sabi nila, tingin nila, nagpapahinga raw... Pero baka may pinaplano... Kaya naghahanda rin sila... Very strange na walang pulis" Cañete reported...
"We have destroyed the values of Hong Kong earlier this weekend by shooting tear-gas" district councillor Zimmerman said Wednesday
..."We have demonstrated, and the judge agreed, that a family without water faces risk of irreparable harm," Jennings said.  "We believe there is a right to water and there is a right to affordable water."

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