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Hong Kong police criticised over rough arrest of 12-year-old girl during protests

Hong Kong police criticised over rough arrest of 12-year-old girl during protestsHong Kong police tackled a 12-year old girl to the ground and arrested her on Sunday amid a protests against delayed parliamentary elections. A video widely shared online shows riot police pushing the youngster to the ground as she tried to dash away. She was later charged for allegedly violating coronavirus social distancing rules, police said. But her mother told local media: “She was just trying to buy art supplies with her brother." The video has sparked outrage online, gathering over a million views on Twitter. On the local Reddit-like forum LIHKG, one commenter criticised the police for being "loud and impolite" as if a "mad dog chasing after people who run." In a statement on Facebook, the police said the girl was running in a "suspicious manner" that required officers to chase and subdue her with the use of "minimum force".

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Giant protests in Russia after popular governor's arrest

Giant protests in Russia after popular governor's arrestAt least 10,000 protesters marched through the eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk Saturday in support of a popular local governor arrested this week for allegedly ordering several murders. A court in Moscow on Friday ruled to hold 50-year-old Sergei Furgal for two months pending trial for the murders of several businessmen 15 years ago. Furgal’s nationalist Liberal-Democratic Party has thrown its weight behind the governor, and on Saturday said “35,000 people came out to the streets” in Khabarovsk to protest his arrest.



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Police arrest cyclist who confronted youngsters posting U.S. racial injustice flyers

Police arrest cyclist who confronted youngsters posting U.S. racial injustice flyersA cyclist whose videotaped confrontation with three youngsters posting flyers protesting racial injustice on a nature trail outside Washington drew widespread attention has been arrested and charged, police said late Friday. The cyclist appears to then wrestle papers out of her hand before charging the person shooting the footage with his bike.



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Coronavirus: Pastor under house arrest defies stay-at-home order and holds packed church service

Coronavirus: Pastor under house arrest defies stay-at-home order and holds packed church serviceLouisiana pastor Tony Spell wore a court-issued ankle bracelet while defying a statewide stay-at-home order to host a packed church service on Sunday during the coronavirus pandemic.The Pentecostal preacher of Life Tabernacle Church in Central led services inside the church and sought donations to his legal defence despite being placed on house arrest after refusing to tell a judge whether he would continue to lead services at the church.



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