Schools in Hong Kong are closed until Sunday as the area responds to increased violence between police and student protesters, as well as huge traffic jams caused by protesters.
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In recent months, protests around the world have been in the news almost constantly. There are protests in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America, and the Middle East. Though each protest is different, there are similarities.
How do you start an international problem that upsets millions of people in two very different countries? For Daryl Morey, it was as simple as posting a picture on the internet.
Yesterday marked 70 years since the Chinese Communist Party took control of China. The day was celebrated with parades in China, but brought serious violence in Hong Kong, as protesters met heavily armed police.
Huge numbers of people in Hong Kong have been protesting for three months. At first, the protests were about a single planned law. Now they are about the way police treat protesters, voting rights, and control of Hong Kong's government.
In today's news roundup, India sends a mission to the moon, Hong Kong protesters take over part of the airport, an accidental joke is played on US President Trump, and an inventor falls into the English Channel.
Protesters in Sudan and Hong Kong seem to have reached their goals through protests that have been mainly peaceful. The protests in both countries were huge, and lasted longer than many people expected.
Protesters again filled Hong Kong's streets, slowing traffic and blocking roads on Wednesday, June 12. But the protests were not nearly so peaceful.