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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.
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· 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.
· Japan airs strong concern after Hong Kong rally over security law →
Hong Kong police on Sunday used tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of demonstrators decrying China's proposal of a bill that would crack down on what Beijing considers subversive activity in the former British colony, the scene of violent large-scale protests since last June.
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The hostility towards it was phenomenal, the local press signalled the potential danger of busloads of National Front demonstrators arriving from Leeds, and the Northumbrian police tried to get the march banned altogether.
· Hong Kong protests escalate →
Demonstrators stand behind umbrellas during a protest against a planned national security law in the Causeway Bay district in Hong Kong, China.Credit:Bloomberg
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The demonstrators have won widespread sympathy in democratic Taiwan, and the support for the protesters by Tsai and her administration has worsened already poor ties between Taipei and Beijing.
Hong Kong Free Press
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District Judge Kwok Wai-kin compared pro-democracy demonstrators to “terrorists” and expressed sympathy with the attacker who was found guilty of wounding with intent after he slashed three citizens with opposite political views in front of a protester message board.
The Rio Times
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Later, he walked to demonstrators.