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Catapulting Hong Kong into democracy? Media glorifies ANARCHY & ‘novel, defensive’ anti-police weapons of protesters

As anti-China protesters transform Hong Kong universities into “weapons factories” and arm themselves with petrol bombs, mainstream media is increasingly impressed by their ingenious and “novel” methods of taking on riot police. Universities across Hong Kong are shuttering their doors and foreign students fleeing the chaos, as protesters hurl bricks,[…]

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Bolivia’s Morales fumes as protesters attack mayoral ally

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales condemned on Thursday an attack on a female mayor in which an opposition mob forcibly cut her hair, covered her in paint and marched her barefoot through the streets. Bolivia has been rocked by deadly post-election violence over opposition claims that Morales rigged his re-election last month. More: Bolivia’s Morales says ‘coup[…]

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Iraqi protesters attack Iran consulate in Karbala

Dozens of protesters in Iraq attacked the Iranian consulate in the Shia holy city of Karbala on Sunday night, scaling the concrete barriers surrounding the building, bringing down an Iranian flag and replacing it with the Iraqi flag, witnesses said. Security forces fired in the air to disperse the protesters who threw[…]

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Lebanon: Eyes on Hezbollah, allies after Hariri resignation

Beirut, Lebanon – With the recent resignation of now-caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri amid unprecedented protests, Lebanon is entering a phase of political wrangling in which Hezbollah and its allies will be decisive. Hariri resigned on Tuesday, saying he was responding to the will of the Lebanese people who for 13 days had taken to the streets[…]

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Lebanon protests: All the latest updates

A nationwide general strike has been called across Lebanon for Monday as protests, demanding an end to economic woes and perceived government corruption, are set to continue for a fifth day. Protests have grown steadily across the country since people took to the streets on Thursday in response to a proposed[…]

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