· Macron government faces tough talks on French hospital revamp in wake of Covid-19 →
Healthcare unions and advocacy groups are planning national demonstrations on June 16.
The China Post
· Memorial Day weekend draws crowds and triggers warnings →
Mike DeWine of Ohio, who has been targeted by such demonstrations, insisted the precautions should not be a partisan issue.
Hong Kong Free Press
· ‘Double standards and hypocrisy’: Hong Kong gov’t rebukes foreign criticism over national security law plan →
Both the police chief and Lee highlighted protest signs and calls for “Hong Kong independence” that were spotted at Sunday’s unauthorised demonstration.
· Bolsonaro joins protesters as Brazil political scandal heats up amid pandemic →
The rally, one of several such demonstrations Bolsonaro has encouraged in recent weeks, came as the administration of US President Donald Trump, a close ally of the far-right Bolsonaro, mulls a ban on travel from Brazil because of the worsening outbreak there.
· 'Legend' Bolsonaro hails supporters as crises grow →
The Brasilia rally, one of several demonstrations Bolsonaro has encouraged in recent weeks, came as the administration of US President Donald Trump, a close ally of the far-right Bolsonaro, announced it was prohibiting foreigners from travelling to the United States if they had been in Brazil in the past two weeks.
The New York Times
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But the demonstration also made clear the challenges facing the pro-democracy movement.
· Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid-al-Fitr amid curfews, coronavirus restrictions →
In Jerusalem, Israeli police said they broke up an “illegal demonstration” and arrested two people outside the Al-Aqsa mosque, which Muslim authorities have closed for prayers since mid-March and will not reopen until after the holiday.
· Hong Kong demonstrators defy lockdowns to protest a sweeping new national security law →
Fear that China will crack down on all dissent in the territory spurs the biggest demonstration in months.
· Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch first astronauts from US soil since 2011 →
It is a demonstration of the new “taxi” service Nasa has agreed to buy from Musk’s firm.