“Defy” in the news

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CNA
· Protests in Ecuador against job and wage cuts  
QUITO: Demonstrators defied coronavirus restrictions to march in cities across Ecuador on Monday (May 25) in protest against President Lenin Moreno's drastic economic measures to tackle the crisis.  Copy example sentence
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FRANCE 24
· Protests in Ecuador against job, wage cuts, over virus  
Demonstrators defied coronavirus restrictions to march in cities across Ecuador on Monday in protest against President Lenin Moreno's drastic economic measures to tackle the crisis.  Copy example sentence
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Malay Mail
· Under fire over lockdown trip, close aide to UK's Johnson toughs it out  
With a growing number of lawmakers from his own Conservative Party defying him by urging Cummings to quit, Johnson asked his trusted aide, who normally stays behind the scenes, to explain himself in public.  Copy example sentence
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Japan Today
· In Bolsonaro's Brazil, everyone else is to blame for virus  
When governors defied Bolsonaro's subsequent decree that gyms, barbershops and beauty salons be allowed to operate as essential services, he accused them of undermining the rule of law and suggested the move would invite “undesirable authoritarianism to emerge in Brazil.”  Copy example sentence
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Japan Today
· Israeli leader vows to push ahead with annexing West Bank  
So openly defying the UN.  Copy example sentence
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NBCNews.com
· Beaches and parks try for a new normal in Memorial Day weekend reopenings  
In Houston, the mayor said city officials will have to ramp up enforcement of the governor's reopening guidelines after one club hosted a massive pool party that appeared to defy social distancing guidelines.  Copy example sentence
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The China Post
· California issues guidelines for church reopenings  
Several thousand churches had vowed to defy Newsom’s order on May 31, which is Pentacost Sunday, a major holiday for many Christians.  Copy example sentence
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The Guardian
· Dominic Cummings has shown it's one rule for the establishment, another for everyone else  
It is this, too, which fuels anger over tax avoidance, when the well-to-do defy the spirit rather than the letter of the law in ways that are impermissible except for the gilded few.  Copy example sentence
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The China Post
· In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, everyone else is to blame for virus  
When governors defied Bolsonaro’s subsequent decree that gyms, barbershops and beauty salons be allowed to operate as essential services, he accused them of undermining the rule of law and suggested the move would invite “undesirable authoritarianism to emerge in Brazil.”  Copy example sentence