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The national security law is another “tool in the box” for Beijing to crush dissent and protests in Hong Kong, says Hong Kong-based writer @antd . He tells @cnbcSri  and @MartinSoong  about what to expect from Hong Kong as the summer unfolds.

It's a sudden shift for the Republican Party, one Democrats are watching warily, and a crush of activity that shows how quickly the mass protests over police violence and racial prejudice are transforming national politics.

"It’s a sudden shift for the Republican Party, one Democrats are watching warily, and a crush of activity that shows how quickly the mass protests over police violence and racial prejudice are transforming national politics."

It's a sudden shift for the Republican Party, one Democrats are watching warily, and a crush of activity that shows how quickly the mass protests over police violence and racial prejudice are transforming national politics.

It's a sudden shift for the Republican Party, one Democrats are watching warily, and a crush of activity that shows how quickly the mass protests over police violence and racial prejudice are transforming national politics.

I don't know if these protests are going to result in enduring reform to policing in the US -- I don't think anyone knows -- but what they have permanently achieved is the recognition that the US is a paramilitarized police state that exists to crush meaningful protest & dissent:

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@paulkrugman  writes, "America’s reactionaries don’t want law and order; they want an excuse to crush social justice protests with a mailed fist"

It's been a year since Hong Kong's latest mass protests for democracy began, but rather than accept the people's quest for freedoms and the rule of law, the authorities, at Beijing's behest, are now trying to crush the essence of Hong Kong.

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From “beacon on the hill” to mobilizing the troops to crush protests—what happens now to America’s moral authority? From FP's @KFJ_FP  :

Will #Trump  deploy military to crush protests? "As protests spread, the US president has threatened to send in the army to end the unrest" -- Nicholas Kristof reflects in an important piece | #BlackLivesMatter 

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After Donald Trump threatens to send in the army to crush protests, the head of the US military reminds those in uniform that their oath is not to protect Trump but the Constitution. It speaks volumes that he issued such a statement

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Former Trump NSC aide tells me that as Nicolas Maduro used force to crush protests in Venezuela, Potus privately began to “show respect for Maduro. All of a sudden he was impressed.” One of many moments in Trump’s presidency that foreshadowed this week.

Trump threatens to deploy US military to crush George Floyd protests

"Within hours of the protests starting, the authorities resorted to the use of firearms to crush down these voices." @RahaBahreini , a researcher at Amnesty International, discusses the video evidence of atrocities in Iran.

Security forces in #Iran  have killed 143+ protesters and used excessive force to crush protests in more than 100 cities across the country, since 15 November. RT to show the Iranian authorities that the world is watching! @khamenei_ir  #IranProtestsProtests 

Already 300 people detained in Moscow today and that total will certainly rise... The authorities probably have enough in them to crush these protests and proceed with elections, but how this standoff plays out over next 5 years will be fascinating. And possibly quite grim.

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This video shows the Sudanese government trying to crush mass protests with: 1. Live ammunition against peaceful protesters. 2. Brutal beatings. 3. Running people over with cars. 4. Teargassing a hospital. 5. Large-scale arbitrary arrests.

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