Tag: protests

Politics

Hong Kong: Scuffles and arrests during protest on 1st day under new security law

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Hong Kong: Scuffles and arrests during protest on 1st day under new security law

Ruptly

Jul 1, 2020 / 2.14 min

China has formally passed a new controversial security law, giving it new powers over Hong Kong which lead hundreds to turn out to protest the legislation.

The new law’s key provisions, will give Beijing powers to effectively curtail protest and freedom of speech over the special administrative region.

Naturally, critics say the introduction of this law amounts to a breach of the “one country, two systems” principle.

Earlier in May, scuffles had already break out between Hong Kong lawmakers with the predictable passing of a controversial bill that would criminalize abuse of the Chinese national anthem, including it’s use for commercial purposes.

Comedy, Politics

Coronavirus Lockdown Protest

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Coronavirus Lockdown Protest

All Gas No Brakes

Apr 26, 2020 / 8.53 min

Let me start by saying there were plenty of videos out there covering the Coronavirus lockdown protests. This one however, had the ability to stand out from the crowd.

From all the wonderfully shocking characters being interviewed, we had a hard time deciding which one were our favorite, though the “What we have here, statistically, is…political science” guy is pretty close to taking the cake.

There’s a silver lining however. We all at Broadcastr became fans of All Gas No Brakes’s channel and binge watched all their videos in the following hours.

Politics

Scenes from protests, riots across the U.S. after killing of George Floyd

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Scenes from protests, riots across the U.S. after killing of George Floyd

CNBC Television

Jun 1, 2020 / 2.19 min

We thought long and hard if we should post the video of George’s Floyd killing (the unarmed black man died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes despite cries from Floyd that he could not breathe) or a video of the unrest that followed with protesters and police clashing, riots, vigils and all sort of public displays.

In the end we chose the last option, not because the video itself was more relevant or interesting but because we believe the aftermath of this event is now of great importance.

In such a social, political and racial divided society as is the US, police (and police violence) has been a major player in adding fuel to the fire. Thus, any or no changes coming from this may play a big part in American politics in the near future (especially with an election coming up).