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11/04/2019

Protests in Hong Kong, Brexit, statement on Syria

Protests in Hong Kong, Brexit, statement on Syria

Protests in Hong Kong

On Sunday, several districts in Hong Kong held anti-government protests. This time, groups of demonstrators gathered in shopping malls. At least 17 people between the ages of 19 and 55 were hospitalized with injuries of varying degrees of severity.

The Hong Kong police detained more than 300 people between November 1 and 3 for illegal and violent actions during the protest, including participation in an illegal assembly, possession of illegal weapons and ammunition, damage to property and wearing masks.

The massive protests provoked by the extradition law have been taking place in Hong Kong since the beginning of June. 

Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent a letter to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in which he confirmed his agreement with the decision of the European Union to postpone Brexit until 31 January 2020.

He stated that any further postponement would be impossible.

By hosting early elections, Johnson is trying to break the deadlock in the process of parliamentary approval of the deal with the EU. If the conservatives win, Johnson promises that the UK will exit the EU by January 31.

Geneva – joint statement on Syria

A meeting of the Syrian Constitutional Committee of 150 delegates began in Geneva. The task of talks is to prepare proposals for the new basic laws of the country, which will then be submitted to the committee for approval. 50 delegates are from the Government, 50 from the opposition and 50 from civil society took part in the meeting. The group will be at work throughout the week drafting proposals.

 
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