Frances Martel

Frances Martel

China’s Rappers Endorse Police Brutality in Hong Kong

Some of communist China’s most prominent rappers, many who faced threats of censorship from the regime for their individualistic music, shared a pro-Hong Kong police meme this week created by Beijing.

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Lawyers: Police Abusing Detained Hong Kong Protesters

Attorneys for some of the dozens of Hong Kong residents arrested for participating in pro-democracy protests in the last three months said on Wednesday that police officers have abused their clients, forcing them to drink what they believe was toilet water.

The Associated Press

Where Is Xi Jinping? China’s Top Communist MIA in Hong Kong Struggle

President Donald Trump floated a potential “personal meeting” with chairman of the Chinese Communist Party Xi Jinping on Wednesday to discuss ongoing protests in Hong Kong. The president highlighted Xi’s public absence in the struggle as China’s only capitalist city pushes Beijing away.

Mark Schiefelbein, AP

China Blocks U.S. Navy Ships from Visiting Hong Kong

The U.S. Pacific Fleet confirmed on Wednesday that China had blocked a previously scheduled visit for two U.S. Navy ships to Hong Kong, adding that it hopes Beijing will soon reconsider and continue allowing the American military to have ties to the capitalist port city.

Protesters react to tear gas from Shum Shui Po police station in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a peaceful solution to the unrest in Hong Kong amid fears China could use force to quell pro-democracy protests.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong Airport Gets Court Order to Block Protesters from Gates

Hong Kong International Airports administrative body has secured a court injunction that prevents anyone from disrupting flights, local media reported Wednesday, in response to pro-democracy protesters grounding all flights out of the airport for two days.

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Hong Kong Protesters ‘Heartbroken’ over Airport Chaos

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters circulated several letters and messages Wednesday apologizing to travelers stranded in the city’s airport the last two days, grounded by protesters blocking departure gates to bring attention to China’s attempts to impose communist law on the region.

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Protests Force Hong Kong Airport to Cancel All Flights for a Second Day

Hong Kong International Airport canceled all its flights Tuesday – over 200 scheduled departures and arrivals – in response to a flood of hundreds, if not thousands, of protesters blocking passengers from gates and demanding the government listen to their demands for freedom.

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Xi Jinping Stays Silent on Hong Kong, Forcing China to Reprint 2017 Threats

Communist Party leader Xi Jinping continues to remain silent on the nearly three-month-old Hong Kong pro-democracy movement, but the People’s Daily government newspaper reminded protesters Tuesday that, to Xi, any threat to China’s supremacy in the city is “absolutely impermissible.”

Mark Schiefelbein, AP

Maduro Loyalists Burn American Flag in ‘No More Trump’ Protest

A small group of radical supporters of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro burned an incorrectly made American flag at a rally branded “No More Trump” organized to gather petitions against sanctions placed on the socialist regime, Venezuelan media reported on Sunday.

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Photos: Protesters Force Hong Kong Airport to Cancel All Flights

Hong Kong International Airport cancelled all flights Monday in response to a flood of thousands of protesters staging a sit-in at the facility, demanding justice for pro-democracy activists and bystanders subjected to violence by police and pro-China mobs throughout the city.

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Thousands Protest Militia Attacks in DR Congo’s Ground Zero for Ebola

Locals in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), estimate that 5,000 people participated in a protest Thursday against mass killings by local militias seeking to cement control over natural resources in attacks significantly hindering international aid groups’ efforts to combat the Ebola virus.

In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019 photo, health workers dressed in protective gear begin their shift at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Congo DRC. The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak an international emergency after spreading to eastern Congo's biggest city, Goma, this week. More than 1,600 …

Study: Hong Kong Police Used So Much Tear Gas Journalists Coughed Blood

Researchers surveying the journalists covering the ongoing Hong Kong protest movement found that upwards of 90 percent of journalists covering the July 28 protest suffered health effects such as difficulty breathing and coughing blood when police fired liberal amounts of tear gas at the crowds, the Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) reported Friday.

Police fire tear gas during a protest in the district of Causeway Bay in Hong Kong on August 4, 2019. - Riot police fired tear gas on August 4 at protesters on Hong Kong's main island, the second consecutive night of unrest in a territory battered by weeks of anti-government …

Kim Jong-un: Missile Test an ‘Adequate Warning’ to U.S., South Korea

North Korea’s state newspaper Rodong Sinmun published images Wednesday verifying that communist dictator Kim Jong-un had overseen the launch of “new-type tactical guided missiles” the day before, weapons he said were an “adequate warning” to America and South Korea not to attack the country.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un before a meeting with US President Donald Trump on the south side of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski …

Johnson & Johnson to Start Largest Ebola Vaccine Trial in Uganda After Congo Controversy

The government of Uganda announced Monday it has begun trial use for an experimental Ebola vaccine by Johnson & Johnson amid the second-worst Ebola outbreak on record. Uganda accepted the vaccine after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s former health minister resigned over alleged pressure to introduce it into that country’s population.

A health worker waits on August 1, 2019 at the deserted no man's land at the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda in Goma. - Rwanda has shuttered its frontier with Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo after a third case of the deadly virus was detected in …