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Ukraine: Euromaidan's heroes run for parliament in bid for reform - by Sabra Ayres October 19, 2014 5:00AM ET

 Young reformists running for parliament attempt to rally the nation’s youth in fight against corruption, for democracy

BEREZHANI, Ukraine — Vitaliy Shabunin grabbed the microphone and strutted back and forth on the stage, trying to convince his rapt audience of agriculture students about the importance of young voters’ participation in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections. 126 more words


Riots, Unrest, and the Umbrella Movement: Hong Kong Rising - Published on Oct 17, 2014

In 1997, the longtime British colony of Hong Kong was handed over to China with the understanding that it would retain relative autonomy under the concept of “one country, two systems.” But last month, as part of the so-called Umbrella Revolution, Hong Kongers began vocally demanding Beijing stay out of their political affairs and grant the democracy they say they were promised with the handover. 47 more words


Hong Kong police dismantle protest barricades, tents - October 14, 2014 12:25AM ET Updated 2:32AM ET

Traffic moved freely on one of the city’s main thoroughfares after two weeks

Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws to dismantle pro-democracy barricades near government offices and the city’s financial center on Tuesday, a day after clashes broke out as anti-protest groups tried to reclaim roads. 231 more words


Triads infiltrated camps of Occupy supporters and detractors, say police - Samuel Chan and Clifford Lo : Monday, 13 October, 2014, 6:37am UPDATED : Monday, 13 October, 2014, 9:48am

Police officers clash with pro-democracy protesters in Mong Kok. Photo: SCMP Photo

Up to 200 gangsters from two major triads across the city were mobilised to infiltrate the camps of supporters and detractors of the Occupy protests during chaos in Mong Kok more than a week ago, police said. 353 more words


Hong Kong's leader warns protesters as tent city sprouts up - BY DONNY KWOK AND JAMES POMFRET HONG KONG Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:05am EDT

(Reuters) – Hong Kong’s embattled leader Leung Chun-ying vowed on Sunday to stay in office, warning students demanding his resignation that their pro-democracy movement was out of control. 355 more words


Hundreds Rally Against St. Louis Police Violence - AP Associated Press Published on Oct 11, 2014

More than 1,000 people gathered Saturday for a second day of organized rallies to protest Michael Brown’s death and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and elsewhere. (Oct. 11)