A video widely shared online on Sunday afternoon shows protesters rescuing a person from arrest outside Mong Kok's Grand Plaza, by jump-kicking a riot police officer in the face.— Hong Kong Free Press (@HongKongFP) October 13, 2019
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More than 48,000 union workers for General Motors plan to walk off their jobs Sunday night and go on strike after negotiations for a new labor contract hit a stalemate.
During a news conference in Detroit on Sunday morning, United Auto Workers spokesman Brian Rothenberg said GM workers across the country will form picket lines at 11:59 p.m., 24 hours after a four-year labor contract expired.
“At midnight tonight, the picket lines will go up,” Rothenberg said. “But basically, when the morning shift would have reported for work, they won’t be there. The picket lines are being set up.”
Sadiq Khan has told organisers of the world’s largest arms fair to move it out of London as protests mount over the “abhorrent” event.
Almost 100 people have so far been arrested at demonstrations against the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) fair, which will open at the ExCeL centre on Tuesday.
It will see arms manufacturers market their wares to international delegations from Saudi Arabia and other nations who continue to bomb Yemen, which has become the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
HONG KONG: Hong Kong police on Saturday (Sep 7) closed an MTR station in a town near the international airport after hundreds of residents thronged the station.
This is the second time Tung Chung station was closed after protesters smashed the ticket vending machines and ticket gantries last week
Protesters gathered for another “stress test” of road and rail links in the Chinese-ruled city on Saturday, prompting police to check people travelling to the airport for passports and flight tickets.
Several hundred demonstrators have taken over the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival, demanding action to fight climate change and a ban on cruise ships entering the lagoon city.
Wearing white boiler suits over their clothes, the roughly 300 protesters sat on the red carpet where Hollywood stars such as Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix have premiered their latest films during the 11-day event.
Hong Kong native and Australian resident Jason Tse poses for a portrait in a tunnel adorned with protest notes, known as Lennon Wall, in Hong Kong, China August 10, 2019.
“This is a now or never moment and it is the reason why I came back,” Tse, 32, said, adding that since joining the protests last month he had been a peaceful participant in rallies and an activist on the Telegram social media app.
“If we don’t succeed now, our freedom of speech, our human rights, all will be gone. We need to persist.”
Since the city returned to Chinese rule in 1997, critics say Beijing has reneged on a commitment to maintain Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms under a “one country, two systems” formula.