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    1. Dozens hurt as riot erupts in Hong Kong

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsFeb 09 02:52 AM

      Scores of police officers were hurt Tuesday when a riot erupted in Hong Kong over official attempts to move illegal hawkers, in the most serious violence the city has seen since mass pro-democracy protests in 2014. TVB news footage showed protesters harassing and attacking their cameraman who sustained injuries to his hand.

    2. By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda has bought anti- riot gear ahead of a Feb. 18 election in a move which police say will bolster security during voting but which critics say aims to intimidate opponents of President Yoweri Museveni, who is seeking to extend his 30-year rule. Museveni's two major rivals, Kizza Besigye and Amama Mbabazi, a former prime minister and secretary general...

    3. Russian punk band Pussy Riot, which became a symbol of resistance for a church performance slamming President Vladimir Putin, released a new protest song Wednesday mocking a senior official for alleged corruption. Titled "Chaika", the satirical song and accompanying video take aim at prosecutor general Yury Chaika, whose two sons have been accused of using their father's position to accrue large...

    4. Riot police detain forex mortgage protesters in Moscow

      Reuters via Yahoo UK & Ireland NewsFeb 08 10:14 AM

      Riot police broke up a demonstration by holders of foreign currency mortgages and detained around 10 people after protesters briefly blocked the road in front of the country's central bank in Moscow, a Reuters witness said on Monday. Around a hundred protesters gathered outside the bank to demand their loans be converted to rouble mortgages from dollar and euro ones or that their repayments be...

    5. But they don't expect to get thrown in jail for it this time

    6. Met Police close specialist riot unit used during terror attacks to cut costs

      International Business Times via Yahoo UK & Ireland NewsFeb 09 01:21 AM

      A specialist police riot squad based in central London has been decommissioned amid allegations of wrongful claiming of overtime and bullying by some of its officers. Scotland Yard said the withdrawal of the Territorial Support Group (TSG) based in Westminster is due to cutting costs not the ongoing misconduct investigation. Five constables were sanctioned for claiming four hours' overtime which...

    7. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Riot police broke up a demonstration by holders of foreign currency mortgages and detained around 10 people after protesters briefly blocked the road in front of the country's central bank in Moscow, a Reuters witness said on Monday.

    8. Uganda has bought anti-riot gear ahead of a Feb. 18 election in a move which police say will bolster security during voting but which critics say aims to intimidate opponents of President Yoweri Museveni, who is seeking to extend his 30-year rule.

      Uganda: When Democracy Doesn’t Count - New York Review of Books

    9. Russian punk activists Pussy Riot are back with a new song and video, this time about their country's general prosecutor. The video for "Chaika," produced by TV On the Radio's Dave Sitek and directed by Andrey Fenøčka and Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova, examines through a satirical lens Yuri Chaika 's corruption and its ramifications in Russia's legal system.

    10. Rioters to be brought to justice

      香港政府新聞網Feb 08 09:35 PM

      Chief Executive CY Leung says Police will find those responsible for last night's riot in Mong Kok and bring them to justice. Condemning the violence, Mr Leung told reporters today Police have not ruled out the possibility the riot was organised. He said people can view for themselves news footage showing several hundred rioters attacking police officers and journalists, damaging cars and public...

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