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Skiving off or protest? Students kick off class boycott in Hong Kong

Skiving off or protest? Students kick off class boycott in Hong Kong

September 22, 2014

HONG KONG, Sept 22 — Hong Kong students today began a week-long boycott of classes, the start of what democracy activists say will be a wider campaign of civil disobedience against China’s refusal to grant the city full universal suffrage. Democracy leaders are currently locked in a showdown with the mainland authorities after the former British colony’s hopes for full and unfettered democracy were dashed by Beijing’s plans to vet nominees who want to stand as its next leader. A... Read more

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  • A man holds up a sign that reads ‘Argentina for Climate’ during a demonstration outside the Galileo Galilei planetarium in Buenos Aires, September 21, 2014. — Reuters pic

    A man holds up a sign that reads ‘Argentina for Climate’ during a demonstration outside the Galileo Galilei planetarium in Buenos Aires, September 21, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • People dance during a rally against climate change in New York, September 21, 2014. — Reuters pic

    People dance during a rally against climate change in New York, September 21, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • People march through Times Square during a rally against climate change in New York, September 21, 2014. — Reuters pic

    People march through Times Square during a rally against climate change in New York, September 21, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • A protester carries a sign with an image of the Statue of Liberty wearing a gas mask as he takes part in the ‘People’s Climate March’ down 6th Ave. in the Manhattan borough of New York, September 21, 2014. — Reuters pic

    A protester carries a sign with an image of the Statue of Liberty wearing a gas mask as he takes part in the ‘People’s Climate March’ down 6th Ave. in the Manhattan borough of New York, September 21, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Protester hold inflatable planes with labels reading

    Protester hold inflatable planes with labels reading "climate killer" and "tax break model" during a Climate Change March demanding politicians take tougher action to protect the climate in Berlin, September 21, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

  • A protester carries a sign during the ‘People

    A protester carries a sign during the ‘People's Climate March’ in the Manhattan borough of New York September 21, 2014. ― Reuters pic Read More

  • A protester carries a sign during the ‘People

    A protester carries a sign during the ‘People's Climate March’ in New York September 21, 2014. ― Reuters pic Read More

  • Performance artist John Bonafede marches on his hands as he drags dry ice, in representation of  glaciers, while taking part in the People

    Performance artist John Bonafede marches on his hands as he drags dry ice, in representation of glaciers, while taking part in the People's Climate March through Times Square, New York September 21, 2014. ― Reuters pic Read More

  • The international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday. ― Reuters pic

    The international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York City on Sunday. ― Reuters pic Read More

  • A protester carries a butterfly-shaped cut-out sign during the ‘People

    A protester carries a butterfly-shaped cut-out sign during the ‘People's Climate March’ in the Manhattan borough of New York September 21, 2014. ― Reuters pic Read More