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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Protests In Hong Kong And Sudan (July 1 to 6, 2019)

This roundup covers news summaries across six regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Wherever possible I draw links to Singapore, but I think it is more important to understand geopolitical developments around the world, to draw attention to meaningful news stories, and to highlight both positive and negative events.

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Protests in Sudan.

July 1 to 6, 2019

In Hong Kong, on the 22nd anniversary of the Chinese handover, thousands marched through the city and some tried to storm the legislature. And in the country’s largest mass demonstration since earlier last month, tens of thousands of protestors gathered in Sudan.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

  • An explosion at a chemical factory in China killed two people.
  • In Hong Kong, on the 22nd anniversary of the Chinese handover, thousands marched through the city and some tried to storm the legislature. On the other hand, thousands also marched in support of the police.
  • Hundreds of riot police later used tear gas to disperse a small group of protestors who had broken into, occupied, and vandalised the city’s legislative council complex for three hours. These acts shocked many and were condemned.
  • The collapse of a wall in India left 15 people dead.
  • In India too, heavy rains caused the collapse of a wall on shanties, killing at least 13 people.
  • Japan lifted its ban on commercial whaling, disappointing environmental groups.

Europe

The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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