Riots

Hundreds Swarm Hong Kong Court to Support Protesters Accused of Rioting

A Hong Kong courtroom on Tuesday was packed with hundreds of supporters of three young protesters accused of rioting and assaulting police officers. The crowd outside the courtroom chanted “Fight for freedom” and “Stand with Hong Kong, while many seated in the public gallery wore the type of face masks favored by protesters.

Riot police stand guard inside a train station in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on September 15, 2019. - Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons on September 15 at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs, in a return to the political chaos …

California Braces for First Trump Visit as President

President Donald Trump will make his first visit Tuesday to the State of California since taking office last year — and the state is bracing for his arrival, hot on the heels of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against “sanctuary state” laws last week.

Border prototype protest (Backbone Campaign / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Two Palestinian Protesters Killed in Gaza Amid Third Week of Riots

Two Palestinian protesters were reported killed during violent demonstrations along the Gaza Strip’s security fence on Friday, as thousands more took part in riots in the coastal enclave and across the West Bank for the third straight week following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Palestinian demonstrators holding a national flag throw stones towards Israeli troops during clashes that followed protests against a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on December 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI (Photo …