“Obstruct” in the news

Publications and example sentences

Malay Mail
· Two brothers held for obstructing police, violating CMCO in Melaka  
MELAKA, May 28 — Two brothers were arrested for using criminal force to obstruct police from carrying out their duties and violating the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Jalan Kampung Bukit Dato B, Kampung Tanjung Minyak here today.  Copy example sentence
The New York Times
· As the U.S. Lashes Out at China, Beijing Hardens Its Resolve  
“It is utterly imperious, unreasonable and shameless for American politicians to obstruct the national security legislation for Hong Kong with threats of sanctions based on United States domestic law,” the ministry declared.  Copy example sentence
· Ex-aide to L.A. council member confesses to massive bribery plot, implicates official  
The ongoing corruption probe has already swept up a real estate consultant, a political fundraiser and former City Council member Mitchell Englander, who faces up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to obstructing a public corruption investigation related to his acceptance of gifts — including cash, hotel rooms and expensive meals — from a developer during trips to Las Vegas and Palm Springs in 2017.  Copy example sentence
· Motorcyclist, pillion rider arrested after evading police in 5km chase  
Those convicted for obstructing, preventing, perverting or defeating the course of justice, shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years, or fined, or both.  Copy example sentence
Malay Mail
· Food rider fined RM1,500 for evading police inspection  
He was charged with obstructing Inspector Mohd Fahmi Zakaria and Sergeant Mohamad Kamarul Khalimi from discharging their official functions by running away from being inspected by the two policemen at Jalan Laman Rimbunan Raya Kepong here at 1am last May 28.  Copy example sentence
The Diplomat
· The North Korean Economy Under Sanctions and COVID-19  
He listed as major tasks: restoring “without delay’ the “commercial system of the state” and “socialist commerce,” eliminating unneeded systems and procedures, fixing areas of the economy “that obstruct production activities,” expanding and strengthening “specialized construction forces” and modernizing building equipment, and implementing a realistic “socialist system of responsible business operation.” He also emphasized the important role of science and technology in improving economic performance.  Copy example sentence
The New York Times
· Canadian Court to Rule on Extradition of Huawei Executive to United States  
The United States indictment charging Ms. Meng also accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets and obstructing a criminal investigation into whether the company tried to evade economic sanctions on Iran by destroying or concealing evidence.  Copy example sentence
Financial Express
· Twitter is 'interfering' in US election, 'stifling' free speech, alleges Donald Trump  
“We always knew that Silicon Valley would pull out all the stops to obstruct and interfere with President Trump getting his message through to voters,” Brad Parscale, Trump 2020 campaign manager said.  Copy example sentence
The China Post
· Swift firings for Minneapolis officers in death of black man  
A chokehold is considered a deadly force option and involves someone obstructing the airway.  Copy example sentence