democracy

Anti-Government Protests Attract Thousands Across Thailand

Thousands of people gathered on Saturday in Bangkok to demand Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-o-cha “step down and dissolve the parliament” amid accusations his government’s stringent lockdown measures and “sweeping power” have compromised citizens’ democratic freedoms, local news outlet Coconuts Bangkok reported on Monday.

A protester wears a face mask as he takes part in a demonstration in front of the army headquarters in Bangkok on July 20, 2020. (Photo by Vivek PRAKASH / AFP) (Photo by VIVEK PRAKASH/AFP via Getty Images)

Over Half a Million Hong Kong Residents Vote in Pro-Democracy Primaries

Over 600,000 votes were cast in Hong Kong primary elections for pro-democracy candidates over the weekend, a turnout over three times as large as expected, given the climate of repression on the island after Beijing imposed a “national security” law that effectively criminalized political opposition. Organizers of the opposition primary hailed the turnout as a “miracle” of defiance.

A woman (centre L) uses her phone while waiting to vote during primary elections in Hong Kong on July 12, 2020. - Pro-democracy parties in Hong Kong held primary polls on July 11 and 12 to choose candidates for upcoming legislative elections despite warnings from government officials that it may …

Chinese State Media Dings Obama and Democrats for ‘Years of Negligence’ of Race

Chinese state media outlets have been bursting with criticism for President Donald Trump during the current round of riots, but the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) also tossed a few bricks at former President Barack Obama and his Democrat Party, needling them for doing little about racial issues and touting China’s efforts to care for its poor and disenfranchised as vastly superior to the Democrats’ half-hearted socialism.

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