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DEMOCRACY PROTESTS
Hong Kong: Tens of thousands defy police ban and brave the rain to march in a show of strength
A spokesperson for China’s legislature condemned statements from US senators and Congress members supporting the pro-democracy protestors.
Hong Kong: Tens of thousands defy police ban and brave the rain to march in a show of strength
Pro-democracy protestors marching in Hong Kong on Sunday. | Reuters/Tyrone Siu
Water cannon trucks were kept on standby by as pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong marched through the dense city centre after assembling at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on a rain-soaked Sunday afternoon, reported South China Morning Post.

The demonstrators filled the streets as there was not enough space at the park. The police approved the rally but objected to plans to march to the central district because of previous clashes that had occurred there. However, protestors defied the police instructions and marched anyway, reported The New York Times.

By mid-afternoon, the park was filled with tens of thousands of people. Protestors brought traffic on a multilane main road in the Causeway Bay shopping district to a halt. As the crowd inched toward the park, they shouted: “People of Hong Kong, keep fighting.”

Small crowds gathered outside the Legislative Council building. Harcourt Road, a key thoroughfare that passes by Hong Kong’s legislature, has been the site of multiple clashes between the police and the protestors since the anti-government protests began in June. As streams of protestors carrying umbrellas continued to march, some people unfurled a banner from a walkway that read: “We want democracy”, reported CNN.

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#HongKong: protesters are marching through HK Island en masse. 4 parallel roads have been completely filled with people. #antiELAB #HongKongProtests

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#LIVE: The surrounding streets of Causeway Bay are also packed as huge crowds make their way to Victoria Park http://buff.ly/2HbVCKM #HongKongProtests

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#LIVE: The rally has taken over all playgrounds in Victoria Park. Police have apparently said the crowd will also need fill up the lawns before the surrounding streets are opened up http://buff.ly/2HbVCKM #HongKongProtests

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Organisers said they hoped the march and the assembly at Victoria Park would be peaceful, marking a rare calm weekend during the movement that has often seen violent clashes with police. Last week, the protestors twice forced the city’s airport to shut down.

“We hope that there will not be any chaotic situations today,” AP quoted organiser Bonnie Leung as saying. “We hope we can show the world that Hong Kong people can be totally peaceful.”

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Leung’s group, the Civil Human Rights Front, has organised three big marches in Hong Kong since June. “Peace is the number one priority today,” said Kiki Ma, a 28-year-old accountant participating in the protest. “We want to show that we aren’t like the government.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for China’s legislature condemned statements from US legislators supporting the protestors. You Wenze called the statements by senators and Congress representatives “a gross violation of the spirit of the rule of law, a blatant double standard and a gross interference in China’s internal affairs”.

A number of senators and Congress members, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have talked of the country’s commitment to human rights and urged Hong Kong’s government to end the standoff.

Last week, Beijing claimed that criminals and agitators were stirring violence, encouraged by foreign powers such as Britain and US. On August 13, United States President Donald Trump said the country’s intelligence had informed him about the Chinese government moving soldiers to Hong Kong’s border.

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The protests
The protests had initially been organised to oppose a bill that would have allowed extraditions to China. The protests have now evolved into a backlash against the city’s government and its political masters in Beijing.

The government has refused to accept any of the protestors’ main demands, which include a complete withdrawal of the extradition bill besides an independent inquiry into the use of excessive police force against the demonstrators. They are also demanding the resignation of the city’s leader Carrie Lam.

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JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda backs removal of J&K’s special status
The former Haryana chief minister said the party had ‘lost its way a bit’, and was not the ‘old Congress’ anymore.
Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda backs removal of J&K’s special status
File photo of former Haryana chief minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda. | IANS
Former Haryana Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday supported the Centre’s Jammu and Kashmir decisions, going against the party’s stand on the matter. He said the party had “lost its way a bit” and was not the “old Congress” anymore, NDTV reported.

On August 5, the government hollowed out Article 370 of Constitution, removing Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, and split the state into two Union Territories. Eight parties had opposed the government’s move in Parliament. However, Congress leaders such as Jyotiraditya Scindia, Janardan Dwivedi, Karan Singh, Jaiveer Shergill, Milind Deora, Aditi Singh and Bhubaneswar Kalita backed the government.

“[Article] 370 was removed and many of my colleagues opposed it,” Hooda said. “When it comes to issues of patriotism and self-respect, I will never compromise.” He added he will always support the Centre when it does something right.

The former Haryana chief minister said he was born in a patriotic family, ANI reported. In a message to those who opposed the Centre, Hooda said: “Usulon par jahan aanch aaye, vahan takrana zaruri hai, jo zinda hai to zinda dikhna zaruri hai [When principles are affected, conflict arises; if you are alive then you have to show it].”…

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Was a drama critic at Manhattan College. Wrote professionally for Bergen News, Sun Bulletin . Alpha Sigma Lambda, Beta Theta. Has seen over 600 shows worldwide, has published both on Theater and Politics. Avid reader on many subjects and writers. Chief Drama critic for Metropolitan magazine. Writes for Jerrick media, American conservative, The City Journal and Reason magazine. Has produced shows both on and off Broadway.

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