Daily Archive: September 6, 2020

Some public health experts want a second shutdown—but are Americans onboard?

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Hong Kong police fire pepper balls at protesters opposed to election delay, new law By Reuters

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© Reuters. Pro-democracy protesters march during a demonstration oppose postponed elections, in Hong Kong

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By Jessie Pang

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police fired rounds of pepper balls at protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday as hundreds took to the streets to demonstrate against the postponement of legislative elections and a new national security law imposed by China.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam postponed the Sept. 6 election for seats in the Asian financial hub’s Legislative Council for a year in July because of a spike in coronavirus cases.

The move dealt a blow to the pro-democracy opposition who hoped to win a historic majority in the Council, where only half the seats are directly elected and the other half are appointed members who mostly support Beijing.

“Today is supposedly our voting day, we need to resist to fight back for our vote,” said a 70-year old woman surnamed

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