Police repeatedly fire tear gas on protesters as confrontation turns violent in Hong Kong

Protesters flee the area after police fired tear gas during demonstrations outside the Legislative Council Complex in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019. Isaac Lawrence | AFP | Getty ImagesHong Kong police repeatedly fired tear gas and rubber bullets into large crowds of protesters gathering around the local legislature on Wednesday. After one instance of tear gas being fired, protesters yelled “Shame on the Hong Kong police.” A spokesman at the Hong Kong office of China’s foreign ministry declined to c


Protesters flee the area after police fired tear gas during demonstrations outside the Legislative Council Complex in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019. Isaac Lawrence | AFP | Getty ImagesHong Kong police repeatedly fired tear gas and rubber bullets into large crowds of protesters gathering around the local legislature on Wednesday. After one instance of tear gas being fired, protesters yelled “Shame on the Hong Kong police.” A spokesman at the Hong Kong office of China’s foreign ministry declined to c
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Police repeatedly fire tear gas on protesters as confrontation turns violent in Hong Kong

Protesters flee the area after police fired tear gas during demonstrations outside the Legislative Council Complex in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019. Isaac Lawrence | AFP | Getty Images

Hong Kong police repeatedly fired tear gas and rubber bullets into large crowds of protesters gathering around the local legislature on Wednesday. That came as lawmakers postponed debate on proposed legal changes condemned by hundreds of thousands in the city. The protests, which kicked off over the weekend, were aimed at stopping a government plan to allow extraditions to mainland China. The heart of the issue, demonstrators say, is the city’s ceding its autonomy to Beijing. Large crowds overflowed roads and pathways leading to the Legislative Council, the local assembly, while police in riot gear were deployed. Police early on raised a red warning flag that reads: “Stop Charging or We Use Force.” Crowds surrounded Legco — as the council is informally known — in the morning but by late afternoon had largely been pushed to areas south of the facility. In the afternoon, explosion-like sounds could be heard and smoke from tear gas was seen rising from near one protest point where police squared off with demonstrators. Video showed authorities using gas canisters and other methods to push back demonstrators. Protesters wearing white or black paper face masks dispersed and shouted amid the smoky tear gas. Police walked through cleared areas knocking debris out of the way. Sirens from emergency vehicles were occasionally heard. Massed protesters shouted “go away” to police and yelled out warnings and made gestures with their hands to send signals to others in the crowd. After one instance of tear gas being fired, protesters yelled “Shame on the Hong Kong police.” Security was heavy in central Hong Kong from the morning with non-authorized access blocked to the legislature. Activists have called on opponents of the proposal to surround the facility days after the biggest public demonstration in years shook the global finance and trade hub of 7.4 million people.

‘A large crowd’

Lawmakers were scheduled to discuss the proposal Wednesday but the legislature announced in a brief statement on its website that the meeting would be “changed to a later time.” Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary for Administration, Matthew Cheung, later issued a video statement saying: “Due to a large crowd blocking areas around the Legislative Council building, the president of Legislative Council ordered to delay the meeting to another time,” according to a CNBC translation. “The government urges citizens who are occupying the roads to return to the pedestrian walkways so that traffic can resume soon,” said Cheung, the No. 2 official in Hong Kong. “I also wanted to call for the citizens here to remain calm and restrained, to leave peacefully soon and not to break the law.” The Legco press office subsequently confirmed to CNBC that lawmakers will not meet Wednesday. Dennis Kwok, one of the legislators who has led opposition to the government plan, said he’s doing so because of Hong Kong and the mainland’s fundamentally different legal characters. “It’s because we do not trust the legal system in China, where there is no independence of judiciary and there is no respect for human rights and due process,” Kwok told CNBC on Wednesday. “And sending people there to face serious criminal trials with no human rights safeguard is below our standard.” A spokesman at the Hong Kong office of China’s foreign ministry declined to comment when contacted by CNBC for reaction to Kwok’s remarks. Police said that 240,000 people participated at the peak of Sunday’s protest that saw throngs march down a main street shouting slogans and carrying signs denouncing the legislation and demanding Hong Kong’s top official, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, resign. Organizers, however, claimed a turnout of slightly more than 1 million. The last time Hong Kong saw a protest of such scale was in 2003 when an estimated 500,000 people rallied against a proposed security law that also raised fears of closer links to China. Sunday’s protest was overwhelmingly peaceful, but there were clashes at night between protesters and police at the legislature with injuries suffered and arrests made. Lam, who next month starts the third year of a five-year term, on Monday rejected calls to quit , telling reporters that she will push ahead with the plan in the local assembly.

‘Hong Kong is Hong Kong’

Lam also said the idea for the legal change came from her government, denying widespread suspicions that she is acting at the behest of Beijing authorities. The government says it is necessary to close a legal “gap” that prevents it from extraditing a local man to Taiwan for allegedly killing his girlfriend while on a visit there last year. It wants to amend a local ordinance to that effect, but the change would also apply to China and other locales with which Hong Kong lacks extradition treaties. The government says the bill includes strong safeguards, including those that will prevent human rights abuses, and has claimed it won’t be used for political purposes.

A demonstrator displays the U.K. flag behind a police line on June 10 in Hong Kong. Chan Long Hei | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images

But Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s president, in a Tuesday Facebook post lauded the Hong Kong protesters and criticized the proposal, saying the self-governing island would not accept the accused man’s extradition under the proposed legal change. Many in Hong Kong, which has a separate legal system from mainland China, fear being caught up in mainland courts, which are widely criticized by human groups as a political tool of the Chinese Communist Party. “I think Hong Kong is Hong Kong. It’s not China,” said Jeace Chan, who participated in Sunday’s demonstration and was having breakfast Wednesday before heading to the legislature to join the latest protest aimed at stopping passage of the bill. “This is our goal,” she added.

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Protests against Kazakhstan’s presidential election lead to violence in the capital

Though that may seem a sweeping victory for Jomart-Tokayev, the transfer of office has spurred unrest in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan and largest city Almaty. About 500 protesters were arrested by police, the BBC reported, citing local officials. The demonstration, decrying what protests called a “dictatorship” in the country, is the largest Kazakhstan has seen in recent years. As protest is not tolerated in the country, the demonstration led to violence in the streets. A BBC correspondent i


Though that may seem a sweeping victory for Jomart-Tokayev, the transfer of office has spurred unrest in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan and largest city Almaty. About 500 protesters were arrested by police, the BBC reported, citing local officials. The demonstration, decrying what protests called a “dictatorship” in the country, is the largest Kazakhstan has seen in recent years. As protest is not tolerated in the country, the demonstration led to violence in the streets. A BBC correspondent i
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Protests against Kazakhstan's presidential election lead to violence in the capital

Kazakhstan’s first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has stepped down after a nearly three-decade-long tenure.

His successor, Kassym Jomart-Tokayev, confirmed his position after taking nearly 71% of the vote in Sunday’s election against six other government-approved candidates, according to Foreign Policy. His closest opposition candidate trailed behind with 16.2%.

Though that may seem a sweeping victory for Jomart-Tokayev, the transfer of office has spurred unrest in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan and largest city Almaty.

About 500 protesters were arrested by police, the BBC reported, citing local officials. The demonstration, decrying what protests called a “dictatorship” in the country, is the largest Kazakhstan has seen in recent years.

As protest is not tolerated in the country, the demonstration led to violence in the streets. A BBC correspondent in Nur-Sultan reported people being dragged onto buses by riot police. Many journalists were also detained covering the protest, while social media platforms such as Facebook and Telegram were reportedly inaccessible in the country during that time.


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Hong Kong leader vows to go ahead with contentious China extradition law despite mass protest

Hong Kong’s top official doubled down on a contentious plan to allow extraditions to China on Monday, one day after hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets in one of the biggest demonstrations to shake the former British colony in years. Carrie Lam, the territory’s chief executive, ignored calls for her resignation and reiterated the need for the legislation. The rally highlights increasing public anger against the government’s proposal to seek legal changes to allow people in Ho


Hong Kong’s top official doubled down on a contentious plan to allow extraditions to China on Monday, one day after hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets in one of the biggest demonstrations to shake the former British colony in years. Carrie Lam, the territory’s chief executive, ignored calls for her resignation and reiterated the need for the legislation. The rally highlights increasing public anger against the government’s proposal to seek legal changes to allow people in Ho
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Hong Kong leader vows to go ahead with contentious China extradition law despite mass protest

Hong Kong’s top official doubled down on a contentious plan to allow extraditions to China on Monday, one day after hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets in one of the biggest demonstrations to shake the former British colony in years.

Carrie Lam, the territory’s chief executive, ignored calls for her resignation and reiterated the need for the legislation.

The rally highlights increasing public anger against the government’s proposal to seek legal changes to allow people in Hong Kong to be extradited to places with which it has no such agreement — including China.

Flanked by the secretaries for justice and security on Monday, Lam stressed safeguards built into the legislation to prevent human rights abuses and said she will continue in her job. She also lauded those who participated in the march and said it shows that Hong Kong’s “rights and freedoms are as robust as ever.”

Police estimated about 240,000 people marched Sunday at the peak of the protest which saw crowds overflow a city thoroughfare. Organizers, meanwhile, claimed that slightly more than one million people participated. The event rivaled a 2003 demonstration when a reported 500,000 people protested proposed security legislation.

Marchers shouted slogans and held up signs demanding the government withdraw the proposal and for Lam to quit.

It came as concerns have increased that Hong Kong’s rights and freedoms are eroding under what is perceived as increased efforts by the central government in Beijing to increase its influence.

Hong Kong, which on July 1 marks 22 years since Britain handed the territory back to China, was guaranteed a high degree of autonomy as a Special Administrative Region under a “one country, two systems” framework that was to remain unchanged for at least 50 years.


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Trump baby blimp flies again in London as thousands protest UK visit

A 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Donald Trump as a baby is raised in London on Tuesday June 4. CNBC’s Hollie WongA 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Donald Trump in a diaper was raised Tuesday morning in London, with thousands protesting against the U.S. president’s state visit to the U.K. The group’s Facebook event, called “Together Against Trump – stop the state visit,” had more than 8,500 potential attendees and 34,000 people interested in attending. A 20-foot-tall blimp depictin


A 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Donald Trump as a baby is raised in London on Tuesday June 4. CNBC’s Hollie WongA 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Donald Trump in a diaper was raised Tuesday morning in London, with thousands protesting against the U.S. president’s state visit to the U.K. The group’s Facebook event, called “Together Against Trump – stop the state visit,” had more than 8,500 potential attendees and 34,000 people interested in attending. A 20-foot-tall blimp depictin
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Trump baby blimp flies again in London as thousands protest UK visit

A 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Donald Trump as a baby is raised in London on Tuesday June 4. 2019. CNBC’s Hollie Wong

A 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Donald Trump in a diaper was raised Tuesday morning in London, with thousands protesting against the U.S. president’s state visit to the U.K. The giant balloon named “Trump Baby” was unveiled at 10:30 a.m. London time near the U.K.’s Houses of Parliament, close to where protesters marched to show their discontent against the president and his policies. Organizers said winds in the U.K. capital had delayed a full flight for the balloon, but by 11:15 a.m. it had been raised 30 feet above the ground. A rally held by the Stop Trump Coalition and other campaign groups started at 11 a.m. London time, and thousands planned to march from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street as the president’s schedule unfolded. London’s Metropolitan Police put up a blockade, but protesters will be allowed a clear view of the access to the prime minister’s residence at 10 Downing St.

“Now Trump is coming back for a state visit and we have to get out there again in a diverse Carnival of Resistance that shows we reject Trump’s divisive politics and policies of bigotry, hate and greed,” the Stop Trump Coalition said on its website ahead of the demonstration. The group’s Facebook event, called “Together Against Trump – stop the state visit,” had more than 8,500 potential attendees and 34,000 people interested in attending. It is one of a string of protests against the president’s visit that are being organized in different cities across the country. In 2018, a mass protest in London against Trump’s visit attracted tens of thousands of people and the security costs amounted to an estimated bill of more than £12 million ($15.8 million). Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the U.K.’s Labour Party, will speak at Tuesday’s protest, a spokesperson for the party told British media. Corbyn said Monday on Twitter that the demonstration was “an opportunity to stand in solidarity with those he’s attacked in America, around the world and in our own country.”

A 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Donald Trump as a baby is raised in London on Tuesday June 4. 2019. CNBC’s Hollie Wong

In a tweet on Monday evening, Trump said his visit was “going really well” and that there had been “tremendous crowds of well wishers.” “Haven’t seen any protests yet, but I’m sure the Fake News will be working hard to find them,” he added.

Row with London mayor

Trump and his family will be in the U.K. until Wednesday, when he is due to fly to France to attend a D-Day ceremony in France with French President Emmanuel Macron. Asked about protests ahead of his 2018 U.K. visit, the president said: “I think it’s fine. I think they like me a lot in the U.K., I think they agree with me on immigration.” However, he later told British newspaper The Sun that the protests made him feel “unwelcome.”

Before landing in London on Monday, Trump tweeted a strongly worded criticism of the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, after Khan likened the president to “the fascists of the 20th century.” Trump accused Khan of being incompetent and “foolishly ‘nasty’ to the visiting president of the United States,” before dubbing him a “stone cold loser.” The angry-orange baby balloon that flew on Tuesday has been a point of tension between the president and the mayor. Khan did not authorize its use in 2018 at first, but then changed his mind after more than 10,000 people signed a petition calling for him to do so. Khan explained in an interview that there’s no reason to stop the balloon given that it is a safe and peaceful way of protesting.


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Venezuela’s Guaido calls for ‘largest march in history’ in uprising effort

In his boldest effort yet to gain the support of the armed forces, Guaido appeared early Tuesday morning outside a Caracas air force base with dozens of National Guard members. That triggered a day of violent protests, leaving more than 100 injured but without any concrete signs of defection from the armed forces leadership. “We know that Maduro does not have the backing or the respect of the armed forces,” Guaido said in a video message posted to his social media accounts on Tuesday evening. Wh


In his boldest effort yet to gain the support of the armed forces, Guaido appeared early Tuesday morning outside a Caracas air force base with dozens of National Guard members. That triggered a day of violent protests, leaving more than 100 injured but without any concrete signs of defection from the armed forces leadership. “We know that Maduro does not have the backing or the respect of the armed forces,” Guaido said in a video message posted to his social media accounts on Tuesday evening. Wh
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Venezuela's Guaido calls for 'largest march in history' in uprising effort

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido (C) speaks to supporters next to high-profile opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez, who had been put under home arrest by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime, and members of the Bolivarian National Guard who joined his campaign to oust Maduro, in Caracas on April 30, 2019.

Venezuelans were expected to take to the streets on Wednesday for what opposition leader Juan Guaido pledged would be the “largest march” in the country’s history, a day after he called for the military to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

In his boldest effort yet to gain the support of the armed forces, Guaido appeared early Tuesday morning outside a Caracas air force base with dozens of National Guard members. That triggered a day of violent protests, leaving more than 100 injured but without any concrete signs of defection from the armed forces leadership.

“We know that Maduro does not have the backing or the respect of the armed forces,” Guaido said in a video message posted to his social media accounts on Tuesday evening. “We have seen that protest yields results. We should keep up the pressure.”

Whether the protest turnout meets those lofty hopes will provide a key test for Guaido, as some supporters grow frustrated that Maduro remains in office more than three months after Guaido — who leads the opposition-controlled National Assembly — invoked the constitution to assume an interim presidency, arguing Maduro’s May 2018 re-election was illegitimate.

While Guaido earned the backing of the United States and most Western countries, the armed forces have stood by Maduro, who retains the support of allies like Russia, China and Cuba. That has frustrated Guaido’s bid to assume the day-to-day functions of government on an interim basis – which he says would be a prelude to calling new elections.

Venezuelan living standards have declined even further in the first several months of the year, with a series of blackouts and water shortages adding to hyperinflation and chronic shortages of food and medicine that have prompted millions to emigrate.

“I hope this will be the last time we have to take to the streets,” said Claudia Riveros, a 36-year-old bakery worker carrying a Venezuelan flag during Tuesday’s protest. “I want to see the end of this usurping government.”

Maduro, a socialist who calls Guaido a U.S. puppet seeking to orchestrate a coup against him, has also called on supporters to march on Wednesday.

“Tomorrow, the first of May, we will have a large, millions-strong march of the working class,” Maduro said in a Tuesday night television address. “We have been confronting different types of aggression and attempted coups never before seen in our history.”

Guaido’s choice of International Workers’ Day for a major march comes as he is making appeals to union leaders and public workers, a traditional base of support for Maduro and his predecessor and mentor, the late President Hugo Chavez.

“If he does get some degree of participation from labor movements, then that can be an additional feather in his cap,” said Risa Grais-Targow, the Latin America director at Eurasia Group in Washington, adding that the march would be “a significant barometer of his support and capacity to mobilize.”


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US halts F-35 equipment to Turkey in protest of its missile purchase from Russia

The United States has halted delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey, marking the first concrete U.S. step to block delivery of the jet to the NATO ally in light of Ankara’s planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system. U.S. officials told their Turkish counterparts they will not receive further shipments of F-35 related equipment needed to prepare for the arrival of the stealthy jet, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Monday. Th


The United States has halted delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey, marking the first concrete U.S. step to block delivery of the jet to the NATO ally in light of Ankara’s planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system. U.S. officials told their Turkish counterparts they will not receive further shipments of F-35 related equipment needed to prepare for the arrival of the stealthy jet, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Monday. Th
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US halts F-35 equipment to Turkey in protest of its missile purchase from Russia

The United States has halted delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey, marking the first concrete U.S. step to block delivery of the jet to the NATO ally in light of Ankara’s planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system.

U.S. officials told their Turkish counterparts they will not receive further shipments of F-35 related equipment needed to prepare for the arrival of the stealthy jet, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Monday.

The Pentagon confirmed the Reuters report that the equipment delivery had been stopped.

“Pending an unequivocal Turkish decision to forgo delivery of the S-400, deliveries and activities associated with the stand-up of Turkey’s F-35 operational capability have been suspended,” Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Mike Andrews, a Defense Department spokesman, said in a statement.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has refused to back down from Ankara’s planned purchase of a Russian S-400 missile defense system that the United States has said would compromise the security of F-35 aircraft.

The disagreement over the F-35 is the latest of a series of diplomatic disputes between the United States and Turkey including Turkish demands that the United States extradite Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, differences over Middle East policy and the war in Syria, and sanctions on Iran.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the next shipment of training equipment, and all subsequent shipments of F-35 related material, had been canceled. The aircraft is built by Lockheed Martin Corp.

A Pentagon official had told Reuters in March that the United States had a number of items it could withhold in order to send Turkey a signal that the United States was serious about Ankara dropping its ambition to own the S-400.

Turkish officials in Ankara were not immediately available for comment. Turkey has said it will take delivery of the S-400s in July.


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Thousands protest against controversial EU internet law claiming it will enable online censorship

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Germany last weekend to challenge a new European Union copyright law set to be passed this week. The protesters, marching under the slogan “Save your Internet,” fear the EU Copyright Directive, which aims to modernize copyright rules for the digital era, could lead to online censorship and restrict freedom of speech. AP, citing local German media, said 40,000 people marched in protest of the law in Munich on Saturday. The news rules aim


Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Germany last weekend to challenge a new European Union copyright law set to be passed this week. The protesters, marching under the slogan “Save your Internet,” fear the EU Copyright Directive, which aims to modernize copyright rules for the digital era, could lead to online censorship and restrict freedom of speech. AP, citing local German media, said 40,000 people marched in protest of the law in Munich on Saturday. The news rules aim
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Thousands protest against controversial EU internet law claiming it will enable online censorship

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Germany last weekend to challenge a new European Union copyright law set to be passed this week.

The protesters, marching under the slogan “Save your Internet,” fear the EU Copyright Directive, which aims to modernize copyright rules for the digital era, could lead to online censorship and restrict freedom of speech.

AP, citing local German media, said 40,000 people marched in protest of the law in Munich on Saturday. Other protests in Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Berlin included more than one thousand attendees according to the events’ Facebook pages.

European lawmakers are scheduled to vote on the final text of the directive Tuesday.

The news rules aim to protect artists, publishers and news outlets by putting limitations on big tech companies that distribute content. One controversial proposal would give news publications the ability to negotiate commercial licenses with platforms like Google News in order to post their articles.


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Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Germany last weekend to challenge a new European Union copyright law set to be passed this week. The protesters, marching under the slogan “Save your Internet,” fear the EU Copyright Directive, which aims to modernize copyright rules for the digital era, could lead to online censorship and restrict freedom of speech. AP, citing local German media, said 40,000 people marched in protest of the law in Munich on Saturday. The news rules aim


Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Germany last weekend to challenge a new European Union copyright law set to be passed this week. The protesters, marching under the slogan “Save your Internet,” fear the EU Copyright Directive, which aims to modernize copyright rules for the digital era, could lead to online censorship and restrict freedom of speech. AP, citing local German media, said 40,000 people marched in protest of the law in Munich on Saturday. The news rules aim
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Thousands protest against controversial EU internet law claiming it will enable online censorship

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Germany last weekend to challenge a new European Union copyright law set to be passed this week.

The protesters, marching under the slogan “Save your Internet,” fear the EU Copyright Directive, which aims to modernize copyright rules for the digital era, could lead to online censorship and restrict freedom of speech.

AP, citing local German media, said 40,000 people marched in protest of the law in Munich on Saturday. Other protests in Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Berlin included more than one thousand attendees according to the events’ Facebook pages.

European lawmakers are scheduled to vote on the final text of the directive Tuesday.

The news rules aim to protect artists, publishers and news outlets by putting limitations on big tech companies that distribute content. One controversial proposal would give news publications the ability to negotiate commercial licenses with platforms like Google News in order to post their articles.


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Macron’s popularity recovers as support for ‘Yellow Vest’ dwindles

French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity is rising again according to the latest opinion poll, showing a recovery from a personal low seen during the “Yellow Vest” protests. The “Yellow Vest” protests started in November in rural France initially as a reaction against proposed fuel tax increases (protestors wore the fluorescent yellow vests French motorists are obliged to carry in their cars) but they morphed into wider discontent with former investment banker Macron’s leadership and polici


French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity is rising again according to the latest opinion poll, showing a recovery from a personal low seen during the “Yellow Vest” protests. The “Yellow Vest” protests started in November in rural France initially as a reaction against proposed fuel tax increases (protestors wore the fluorescent yellow vests French motorists are obliged to carry in their cars) but they morphed into wider discontent with former investment banker Macron’s leadership and polici
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Macron's popularity recovers as support for 'Yellow Vest' dwindles

French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity is rising again according to the latest opinion poll, showing a recovery from a personal low seen during the “Yellow Vest” protests.

In February, 32 percent of French people consider Macron to be a good president, according to the latest opinion poll by Odoxa, up from a low of 27 percent seen in December when civil unrest and anti-Macron sentiment gripped Paris and wider France.

The “Yellow Vest” protests started in November in rural France initially as a reaction against proposed fuel tax increases (protestors wore the fluorescent yellow vests French motorists are obliged to carry in their cars) but they morphed into wider discontent with former investment banker Macron’s leadership and policies, and a perceived drop in French living standards.

Protests in Paris and other cities have been frequently marred by violence and vandalism although in recent weeks the protest movement has lost some steam and splintered into left-wing and right-wing factions. As protests took place for the 15th consecutive week last weekend, an estimated 46,600 people took part – down from the hundreds of thousands seen before Christmas.

Public support for the protests has also waned. The Odoxa poll, conducted on February 20 for several French media outlets, showed that 55 percent of the 1,004 adults surveyed thought the protests should stop. This is the first time a distinct majority has been in favor of a stop to the protest movement (last month 49 percent believed the protests should stop).


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Here’s how a massive nationwide protest against Maduro could shape Venezuela’s future

Venezuela’s opposition supporters will take to the streets for nationwide anti-government protests on Tuesday, ratcheting up the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro. It comes at a time when tensions in Venezuela are reaching boiling point, with the South American country in the midst of the Western Hemisphere’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory. The anti-government demonstration, organized by opposition leader Juan Guaido, takes place on Youth Day in Venezuela. The day commem


Venezuela’s opposition supporters will take to the streets for nationwide anti-government protests on Tuesday, ratcheting up the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro. It comes at a time when tensions in Venezuela are reaching boiling point, with the South American country in the midst of the Western Hemisphere’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory. The anti-government demonstration, organized by opposition leader Juan Guaido, takes place on Youth Day in Venezuela. The day commem
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Here's how a massive nationwide protest against Maduro could shape Venezuela's future

Venezuela’s opposition supporters will take to the streets for nationwide anti-government protests on Tuesday, ratcheting up the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

It comes at a time when tensions in Venezuela are reaching boiling point, with the South American country in the midst of the Western Hemisphere’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory.

The anti-government demonstration, organized by opposition leader Juan Guaido, takes place on Youth Day in Venezuela.

The day commemorates young people who fought and died in the Battle of La Victoria in 1814 during Venezuela’s war for independence. It is widely recognized as a day to recognize the role that the youth play in shaping the country’s economic and social future.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-02-12  Authors: sam meredith, ivan valencia, bloomberg via getty images, yuri cortez, afp, getty images, carlos garcia rawlins
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