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  • Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to dismantle protest barriers

    Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to dismantle protest barriers
    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. The...
  • Many Hong Kong parents just don't understand student-led protests

    Many Hong Kong parents just don't understand student-led protests
    Every time Kelvin Chan returns home around midnight from the daily pro-democracy rallies here, he finds his father fuming silently in the living room. "He says nothing when I come in," said Chan, 23. "He just gets up and goes to his bedroom." When...
  • Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to clear protest barriers

    Hong Kong police use sledgehammers, chainsaws to clear protest barriers
    Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws on Tuesday to tear down barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters near government offices and the financial centre, reopening a major road for the first time in two weeks. But late in...
  • In Hong Kong, opponents scuffle with pro-democracy protesters

    In Hong Kong, opponents scuffle with pro-democracy protesters
    Opponents of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement stepped up their pressure Monday, scuffling with demonstrators and attempting to clear barricades near one of the main sit-in sites. Hundreds of counter-demonstrators, including masked men,...
  • St. Louis area police arrest at least 17 during weekend of protests

    St. Louis area police arrest at least 17 during weekend of protests
    Riot gear-clad police arrested at least 17 people on Sunday after they refused orders to disperse from a spontaneous sit-in outside a convenience store in St. Louis during a weekend of otherwise peaceful protests against police violence. Thousands of...
  • 'Ferguson October' rally highlights divide among St. Louis activists

    'Ferguson October' rally highlights divide among St. Louis activists
    A raucous “Ferguson October” crowd turned a mass protest service on its head Sunday night, heckling the president of the NAACP and successfully demanding that young demonstrators get a place on stage to address an audience of hundreds....
  • Chicagoans join protests against police brutality post-Ferguson

    Chicagoans join protests against police brutality post-Ferguson
    ST. LOUISĀ  Paris Jackson shuffled onto the bus in Bronzeville before dawn Saturday, pulled her denim jacket tight around her and then slept most of the 300-mile trip to St. Louis. As her fellow passengers chatted about the planned anti-police...
  • For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level

    For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level
    The numbers have changed little over the decades: A majority of Americans support abortion. But across the country, the antiabortion movement has recorded major success in the last four years, part of a well-funded national strategy to legislate...
  • Brooklyn Elementary School hosts anti-bully activist

    Brooklyn Elementary School students had an opportunity to hear from anti-bully activist Mike Bogdanski on Oct. 3. The school brought in the martial arts expert to give presentations for Anti-Bully Month. Two presentations were geared to different grades....
  • Nobel Prize winner Malala is the real deal

    Nobel Prize winner Malala is the real deal
    Last week, I argued that the Nobel Peace Prize should go to nobody, "as an acknowledgment that the most notable eruptions of violence have been so grimly predictable, the result of years of individual and collective failures by governments and...
  • Protests continue in St. Louis

    Protests continue in St. Louis
    The mother of an unarmed black teenager shot dead by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, walked with hundreds of protesters on Saturday in the St. Louis suburb, part of a weekend of protests against police violence. Earlier in the day, thousands of...