At unveiling of memorial to democracy activist fears of crackdown in Hong

first_imgOTTAWA — Prominent human rights activists and Chinese political dissidents in Canada are worried about a potential crackdown against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.At an event in Ottawa, critics of the Chinese government’s human rights record expressed their concern the Chinese government would crush the protests ahead of Oct. 1, the 70th anniversary of communist rule in China.Several of those present in Ottawa were active in the pro-democracy movement in China at the time of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, and say the Hong Kong protests are reminiscent of that moment.They also say Canadians must call on the federal government to speak forcefully in favour of the pro-democracy protesters.The activists were gathered at Amnesty International Canada’s headquarters in Ottawa to celebrate the unveiling of a memorial to Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese human rights advocate who won the 2010 Nobel peace prize.Xiaobo was unable to receive the prize because of his imprisonment in China, and the Ottawa memorial is a sculpture of an empty chair symbolizing his absence.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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This Day In History Star Spangled Banner

first_img Related Items:Francis Scott Key, star spangled banner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppOn September 14, which was yesterday – Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to this song: STAR SPANGLED BANNER… there you hear it belted out best by the late Whitney Houston during Superbowl 25 in Tampa, Fl. The year that song was written, 1814. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

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Capt Fred is fine scary accident today

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 3, 2017 – Providenciales – A flipped over truck along Leeward Highway was caught on cell phone video and photos and it looked like the news was bound to be devastating for the driver.It however was not, one of the principles of Caicos Express Airways – Captain Fred Registre is said to be fine after the scary looking accident.#MagneticMediaNews#CaptainFred#CaptFredokafterscaryaccident Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#CaptainFred, #CaptFredokafterscaryaccident, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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