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"sydney town hall" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

05:06 min | 2 months ago

"sydney town hall" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"As she cracks down on China's protesters, demonstrators around the world show solidarity by Amy gunne Chinese authorities moved quickly to stamp out large protests over its zero COVID policies that flared in major Chinese cities last weekend. But protests have continued outside of the mainland, with shows of solidarity popping up across the world, largely driven by members of the Chinese Diaspora. These fellow demonstrators have gathered at universities, consulates, government buildings, and other landmarks on several continents. These shows of support have taken place in major cities all over the world from Tokyo to Melbourne, New York to Taipei, and Hong Kong. In Europe alone, demonstrations occurred in London, Paris, Rome, Lisbon, Berlin, and Budapest. At these people have shouted some of the same slogans heard on the streets of Shanghai and Beijing, but even though Chinese president Xi Jinping's power to quash dissent isn't as strong outside China's borders, it remains to be seen if these diasporic protests will lose steam as they've been fueled by the endurance of the protesters on the mainland. Large scale protests in China are rare, owing to Beijing's security apparatus and censorship system. Protests by the Chinese Diaspora aren't common either. Perhaps due to fears of Beijing's reach overseas, a 2020 report by Human Rights Watch, for example, alleged that the Chinese government surveils Chinese students in Australia documenting how some students at Australian universities modified their behavior and self censored to avoid being reported to authorities back home by fellow classmates. Still, on Monday, about 200 people most of them Chinese gathered in front of the state library in Melbourne, according to the Australian broadcasting corporation. Some late flowers, and many held up sheets of blank white paper, a burgeoning symbol of protest. Others used the opportunity to speak out against other human rights issues, like Beijing's treatment of Uyghur people, and its crackdown in Hong Kong. Pictures circulating on social media showed a separate group gathering to light candles for the victims of the fire that catalyzed the Führer in China last weekend at Sydney's town hall. I think they protest partly for the same reasons why people in China protest, which is that they are suffering from the consequences of the zero COVID restrictions, both in terms of physical human contact, as well as economic disruptions, says Steve sang, the director of the SOA S China institute at the University of London. They are able to compare the situation in China with where they live, usually in western democracies, and see that the she approach is unnecessarily restrictive and harmful to people. The same day hundreds gathered at U.S. universities, including Harvard and Columbia and near Chinese consulates in Chicago and New York's chanting, anti government slogans, according to The Associated Press. Many wore masks to hide their faces, reportedly fearful that protesting might put their families in China at risk. In Chicago, people echoing the calls of protesters in China chanted, we don't want PCR tests, we want food and we don't want a dictator, we want votes, according to the AP. On Sunday, a vigil was held in Taipei to mourn the victims of the fire. It morphed into a protest as people gathered with candles, reportedly began to chant anti Chinese government slogans. Reuters also recorded vigils and protests in London and Paris. In China's special administrative region of Hong Kong, more than two dozen demonstrators gathered in the central district during the evening rush hour on Monday, holding white sheets of paper in front of their faces, and in Tokyo, hundreds of protesters, many of them Chinese gathered near shinjuku station on Wednesday, according to local media. Another rally is scheduled at New York's Washington square park on Sunday. But if protests within China subside, it's unclear how long these overseas demonstrations will go on, saying says she will do whatever it takes to stop the mainland protests, and he's already started. Barricades were erected in Shanghai after the weekend's protest. Online sensors went into overdrive to wipe social media of posts and accounts, providing news about the protests and police have reportedly stopped pedestrians in some cities to search their phones. This week a heavy police presence in Beijing and other key cities has deterred a repeat of the weekend's events. The protests abroad can and probably will continue for a bit longer outside of China as the repressive and intimidation machinery is less effective outside of China as saying. But he adds, if the protests in China are suppressed, those supportive ones outside will Peter out too..

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"sydney town hall" Discussed on Radiolab

Radiolab

04:30 min | 1 year ago

"sydney town hall" Discussed on Radiolab

"I think i went to nine hundred twenty different countries with her. Go outside and it like a lion yellen down around the block and it's like wow. She sold out the sydney town hall three nights in a row. Two thousand people five thousand people and she was getting stopped in airport. Bathrooms and people were slipping her books under the dolls to autograph. She was like the fucking rolling stones man like rolled out the carpets for her imagining. All these these young kids in this the streets going so what struck me was one of the neurologist man i'm great esteem for Was standing on his tiptoes. Third line at the back. You know it's like seeing jesus carrying out the garbage you know. I couldn't believe what i was seeing. That's mount. He's the founding father of palliative care in canada. He actually got into that work because he went to go. See elizabeth speak at one of those early lectures. Who was remarkable. Even though it was like a rock hall on the outside on the inside of the seminars things were intimate ball. She wouldn't stand behind the podium. She chose to set on the elektra table. Swinging her legs back and forth. He would just toss question that we're all afraid of that. Never happens to the patient. Looks do and says am i going to die. But when she started speaking and that little soft voice she could have an audience in the palm of her hand for the next forty five minutes. I mean there was not a sound in the audience. She just had them like. I didn't think it was possible to see a twinkle in someone's is from like fuzzy youtube archival videos but when she speaks about this you just see this superpower in her how the act that a nasty unpleasant mean patient were to to honest. Got at one point She was recalling a discussion with somebody and she said and but he would think he was saying..

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