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Queensland government sought mining industry input on laws targeting protesters | Australia news

The Queensland government sought the input of the mining lobby on new laws, introduced into state parliament, designed to stop acts of civil disobedience by protesters using “dangerous attachment devices”. The controversial legislation introduced on Thursday proposes new penalties for activists who block transport infrastructure or business access and use …

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Hong Kong Protesters Hurl Gasoline Bombs at Government Offices

HONG KONG — Black-clad protesters hurled gasoline bombs at government offices in central Hong Kong on Sunday, as a day that began with a peaceful, if unauthorized, march by tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators quickly descended into pitched street battles. The violence punctuated a weekend that began with fistfights …

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